Using the factory setting 'Sony PSP Widescreen High Quality' I am able to encode this material at 368x208 29.97fps, but I am losing way too much quality at this setting.
I cannot seem to encode to a playable Sony PSP (3000) video at 720x480. I have tried numerous various 'levels', and VBR/CBR settings. Is there something I'm doing wrong here? Has anyone had success at this?
The clips I am trying to encode are in HDV format (generated via TMPGenc):
Type: MPEG Movie
File Size: 1.0 GB
Image Size: 1440 x 1080
Pixel Depth: 1440
Frame Rate: 29.97
Source Audio Format: 48000 Hz - compressed - Stereo
Project Audio Format: 48000 Hz - 32 bit floating point - Stereo
Average Data Rate: 3.2 MB / second
Pixel Aspect Ratio: 1.333
Thanks for the info. I verified that 480x272 spec. When I have used consumer encoders for PSP, they have a 720x480 setting, and in fact, the PSP itself reports the file as being 720x480, so it is very misleading.
I'll try to encode at 480x272.
Of course I realize media on smaller screens doesn't look as good, but there are many other reasons for putting video on devices like PSP, iPOD, cell phones, etc...