Originally Posted by wsume99
Try DVD Catalyst by Tools4Movies. The full app is $10 but I think they have a free trial. It's well worth the $10 IMO. Converted mkvs to mp4s for iphone, droid charge, and toshiba thrive tablet without a single problem.
Combined with Anydvd HD, I've used DVDCatalyst to convert Bluray, DVD, MKV, my Sony camcorder files, AVI's, and other files to MP4's for use on my mobile devices.
DVD Catalyst 4 has consistently taken care of the optimum encoder settings for me on my Moto Xoom, iPad2, iPad3, BB Playbook, Surface RT and a few of my android phones. It has been the BEST, Easiest, and most reliable way to give me great looking videos to take with me. I've used it to encode DVD's, Blurays, camcorder videos, etc. And they all look great. Ok, so DVD rips don't look as good as Bluray rips, but that is because of the DVD source. (Note: I pick the Moto Xoom profile, then change the resolution for the Xoom in "Modify" to 1280x720 to get one file that plays/looks good on all those devices)
Their web site says it "includes pre-configured profiles for 1000s of devices" I can't say as I've never counted. But it does have profiles for phones, tablets, media players (like Roku, XBMC, PS3 Media Server) and more.
While Handbrake can work, the video quality of the files it encoded for me don't look as good as those done with DVD Catalyst. The output from Handbrake looks a little "faded" color wise.
(No, I don't work for the company, I'm just a very satisfied user)