The other day I talked about my new Cowon A3 and I was still trying to figure out how to get a movie from a DVD to the device to play. After a buddy did it on the first try with his Mac + Handbrake, I decided to give Handbrake a second try.
I used DVD Decrypter to rip Hackers to disc. Basically this is a one-click transfer.
I then followed these directions to use Handbrake. I chose the “Classic” preset with H.264 encoding. This resulted in 900MB file. I copied it over to the Cowon, and played it.
Everything worked like a charm, great resolution (most likely I can play it on my television with little loss, though I have yet to try), sound, and playback.
My PSP was disappointing with movies (UMD), as it just can’t keep up with anything even close to fast moving; it ghosts and blurs. The Cowon is beautiful!
Additional note that the forums on iAudiophile have a great section of the Cowon A3.