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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 12:11 pm    Post subject: A/V advice read/post here! Reply with quote

So to many of you this will come as no surprise. I have nearly dedicated my entire time/resources to gaining knowledge of the proper ways to rip/edit/repair all sorts of Audio and Video files/media.

Use this thread to give/ask for advice. I will try my best to answer as many of the questions as possible but, will only advise if I have personal knowledge. No speculation here.

Let the chaos begin!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 1:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep as many versions of MTR you have free old ones & the ones you have to pay for update. It could take a combo of MTR & optical drive depending on your movie, you have to find that combo. Thats why you never delete old versions of MTR.
http://www.ripdifferent.com/forum/

Use Class A media NOT Maxell?, Memorex, TDK & SONY (its hard to find class A from Sony) I like Verbatim media.

Media guide.
http://www.digitalfaq.com/media/dvdmedia.htm

Also i have a total of four optical drives Lacies & Pioneers. I try not to use the MatSHITa drives that come with Macs. I think they get hung up and keep searching, until they burn out when they run into zero cells on a disc.

For iPod, PSP, SD flash: i like Forty-TwoDVD-VXPlus
http://www.kaisakura.com/fortytwovx.php

HandBrake 2nd

Stay away from SONY DVD players. SONY is one of the top companies in the distribution of movies and CDs & are known for engineering their recorders to reject copyrighted material. Thats why i avoid SONY media.

I only use Mac Apps, so i have no input using Windows burning SW on a Mac running Windows.

Oh, for burning software i use either Toast or DVD2oneX (Great)

REMBER, there are copyright laws!!

Just my 2ยข
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Echoes*

Does anyone use Toast 9?
Im using Toast 8 on two Macs, anyone suggest upgrading to Toast 9?

I like 8 if everything is going well, when backing up my DVDs

DVD2oneX is great but i dont always need to use it, and its not om my iMac
I keep getting a update message, and was wondering if i need to.

Any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have Toast 9 Titanium. It works good but, is most likely not needed. Toast 8 worked just fine for me as well. I upgrade for reasons that escape me at the moment. It was needed at the time. . .

It may have had something to do with EyeTV but, I can't be certain.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I have Toast 9 Titanium. It works good but, is most likely not needed. Toast 8 worked just fine for me as well. I upgrade for reasons that escape me at the moment. It was needed at the time. . .

It may have had something to do with EyeTV but, I can't be certain.


Yea, 8 works fine. IMO, it was so much better then "Popcorn" now there up to Popcorn3 I haven't looked into that, i don't think its needed.

EyeTV, Im thinking about it, maybe in the fall. Hows that working for you?
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 03, 2008 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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EyeTV, Im thinking about it, maybe in the fall. Hows that working for you?


Great!
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

EyeTV has been a pretty spotty performer for me -

the only kernel panics I've had have been from EyeTV, plus I get lots of "EyeTV quit unexpectedly" errors.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 1:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, I have a problem with copying movie files from my Mini external hard drive to my Linux PC. It starts out copying then around the 1/4 mark seems to hang.

I'm not sure which one could be the reason why it won't copy but I can copy from Linux to the mini external HD.

This seems to start happening since I've setup my new C2D PC.

Any ideas why this is happening?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 04, 2008 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ghostdawg wrote:
Ok, I have a problem with copying movie files from my Mini external hard drive to my Linux PC. It starts out copying then around the 1/4 mark seems to hang.

I'm not sure which one could be the reason why it won't copy but I can copy from Linux to the mini external HD.

This seems to start happening since I've setup my new C2D PC.

Any ideas why this is happening?

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ghostdawg, You copied i protected DVD using your Mac to a External HD, is this correct?

Now you cant get the Video_TS folder to copy on your PC?

What app did you use to rip the movie to your external HD?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right, I can't get the folder or an ISO file to copy from the External hard drive to my PC.

Mactheripper is what I use to rip it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Were there any MTR warnings after you ripped the movie?
Does the Video_TS folder play on your Mac?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The one's with error about Padding or similar wouldn't rip completely. These all are good, I can watch them using the Mini.

And this is using a wireless router from the PC to the Mini. Like I mention, I can copy from the PC to the mini, I just can't seem to copy large files from the mini to the PC.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 1:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So its a problem with the PC reading the TS file. I dont know anything about PCs.

If you want to try to narrow down the problem. Since you took off the protection, i would use Toast and burn the movie to a disc. Set it for Mac & PC then see if you can copy the Disc into the PC.

If you have Nero on the PC try dragging the video_TS folder into it.
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ghostdawg, what file format did you use on the new Linux install? ext2, ext3, etc. Perhaps your problem is of a file size nature. What distro are you running?

It would seem to me if you can copy from the linux box to the mac but not the other way, it would be an issue on the linux side, not the mac side.

This is, of course, speculation. I know enough about linux to be dangerous! Shocked Laughing Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Using ext3 which isn't a problem with file size limits. Well it happen using latest PC build with Debian. I also have Mandriva installed I'll try that next to see if same thing happens.

I don't remember this happen with my other system, but that HD went bad.

Thnx. No big deal
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