Getting videos on the Treo is much much easier than you originally thought. Watching movies on the move is fun to kill the time.
The process of getting DVD content:
1. Step one would be ripping a DVD movie to your PC as VOB files that is easy and straight forward.
I use DVD Shrink for that and it will take 15/25 mins depending on the movie length.
2. Then resize it to Treo’s 320X320 screen as AVI/ MPEG4 movies.
Using PocketDivxEncoder this will take another 20-40 mins
The resize process gives you an additional bonus of a full DVD movie being shrunken roughly to 250MB in size. So you can put a full movie even on a 256MB SD Card.
Then copy the movie to your SD Card, if you have a fast card reader that will help.
Bingo! now you are all set to watch your favorite movie, documentary in a cab or a train or a plane or in your favorite weekend hideout.
I use TCPMP Player to play movies on the Treo.
This is awesome. Actually getting a VCD done from a DVD to watch in a VCD player is more of a tedious process than this.