Originally Posted by ©reative
I especially like http://www.freemake.com/
's Video Converter, which works without DVD43. This is nice for 64bit laptops as DVD43 isn't supported. The partner software Video Downloader is also excellent for ripping YouTube, Hulu, etc... videos, as a side note.
Cool, I hadn't heard of that before. I have used the DVD43 & Handbrake combination before and it works fine. But another program that will work without DVD43 and it has built-in profiles
for dozens of brands of MP3 players (including the Zen X-Fi2 and other Creative products) is XMedia Recode
. I stumbled on it one day and it is excellent. I've converted several videos for my X-Fi2 using it. The profile you select will recommend default settings based on what your player can handle (like the max resolution and compatible video formats). And if you have older Creative products it has profiles for those too.