So I have a pretty big collection of DVD ISO files, almost 900 I think. My intention is to rip them all to something more standard, at maximum quality, maximum compatibility, no compromises. I figure by doing this I'll cut my hard drive needs in half, and open up playback of these files on more devices. My new BluRay player in particular won't play the ISOs... So H.264? Seems like a no-brainer so far from the reading I've done. Thus far my plan is to encode with VidCoder (http://vidcoder.codeplex.com/) as it will easily allow me to do batches, and it uses Handbrake at it's core.