What I'm trying to do:
I want to (have) ripped some of my favorite music videos off my DVDs and put them on my hard drive. I want to make a video juke box. This way I can get rid of the tracks I do not like. I also want to add some trailers and maybe some cartoons so I can show them before the main event. I do not want to burn the main event DVDs. I'll just use the discs.
When I play the videos back on my computer monitor set to 1680 x 1050, the image does not look as good as I would expect, when maximized. It looks ok when it is a small window but I guess that makes sense since it's so small. The image is not studdering or doing anthing else "bad" other than it just doesn't look that crisp. I'm afraid when I hook this up to my PJ (InFocus 7200, 720p) I will still be disappointed.
Do I need to add other software? I see people that use ffdshow , NVIDIA Pure Video and some others.
My computer is an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+, mother board is Gigabyte GA-M55plus-S3g with onboard NVIDIA 6100, seagate 300G SATA HD, 2G Dual channel RAM. Running XP SP2.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated. My free trials are about to expire so I'd like to get something working before I have to buy software.