looking for a recommendation here. i've done a fair amount of searching and reading, and frankly, my head hurts.
essentially, i am looking to back-up my dvd collection for playback on my TiVos, as well as on some other devices. particularly my kids' dvds before their carelessness renders them useless.
i would prefer to do the ripping and encoding using my mac and handbrake, though i will store them on a windows box that has TiVo Desktop Plus. i have two S3's and an S2 (toshiba sd-h400). the TiVos are where the bulk of the playback will occur, though i will also occasionally want to play the files on my macbook, nokia internet tablet (n800/n810), and a nokia n95-3. i suppose i might even very infrequently play them on the windows box where they will reside. file size is not necessarily an issue, though i'd like to be practical.
i'm thinking a divx compatible format is the way to go, but i have no idea what settings to use to maximize the resolution:filesize performance.