Right, heres the deal.
I have a digital TV card in my PC, and have set it up to record a few of my fav TV progs (including The Simpsons).
However, the file sizes which the recording produce are rather large. For instance, the latest episode of the Simpsons, at 30 mins long has engulfed 750MB of my HDD.
I am looking to purchase a portable device for playing mainly videos, bit of music (though I already have small 20GB mp3 player). i have considered the IPod, but am very tempted by the Palm Lifedrive PDA. However, with only 4GB of HDD space (well, about 3.8GB to be precise), its not going to hold many recordings at all.
So the crucks of my request for help is....
What is the best way to encode the videos to make them smaller in size, without a loss of video quality. the PDA screen size is 320x480 pixels, so this would be the size I would be aiming for.
If anyone could give me any advice, point me in the right direction with software etc (especially if the software is free
) I would really really appreciate it!!!
Thank you all for your time, and I look forward to your replies!!!