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ninjamini
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 7:53 pm    Post subject: Putting DVDs onto iTV Reply with quote

Has anyone put there DVD collection onto there iTV? How is the video quality? Sound quality? Is it easy to do? Does it work with 5.1 dolby digital or DTS?

Is there a way to categorize my movies vs my kids vs chick flicks my wife has?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 5:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Putting DVDs onto iTV Reply with quote

My MPEG-4 HandBrake rips look and sound great. They even look better than a few of the free things that I've downloaded from the iTMS.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanx, Does it keep the resolution and 5.1 encoding.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ninjamini wrote:
Thanx, Does it keep the resolution and 5.1 encoding.


i don't think ATV supports 5.1 does it?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KYUSS wrote:
ninjamini wrote:
Thanx, Does it keep the resolution and 5.1 encoding.


i don't think ATV supports 5.1 does it?


That is correct.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2007 6:56 pm    Post subject: using Handbrake, I can't fill my wide screen with DVD video Reply with quote

at 720x480 output or anamorphic screen setting, there are two vertical black borders on the sides. I can't seem to fill the entire screen no matter how I try. I ripped many of my kids popular DVDs anyway because it's so convenient not to handle the discs. If anyone know of a web page with helps and hints on using Hanbrake, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben_tex wrote:
KYUSS wrote:
ninjamini wrote:
Thanx, Does it keep the resolution and 5.1 encoding.


i don't think ATV supports 5.1 does it?


That is correct.


well i did some digging and apparently ATV does handle 5.1 and DTS.....it just doesn't process it....it just passes it through to the optical out and you need a Home theatre system to decode it.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:01 pm    Post subject: Re: using Handbrake, I can't fill my wide screen with DVD vi Reply with quote

Luan Do wrote:
at 720x480 output or anamorphic screen setting, there are two vertical black borders on the sides. I can't seem to fill the entire screen no matter how I try. I ripped many of my kids popular DVDs anyway because it's so convenient not to handle the discs. If anyone know of a web page with helps and hints on using Hanbrake, please let me know.

Thanks in advance.


I'm using the same settings as always.



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 3:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the quality like compared to the original?
what was the filesize on that film when done?
is that 5.1 you have retained? any sync issues?

thanks
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KYUSS wrote:
What's the quality like compared to the original?
what was the filesize on that film when done?
is that 5.1 you have retained? any sync issues?

thanks


Decent, most are between 1.3GB and 2.5GB, no, no.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2007 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

cool, thanks.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I know it's (a lot) slower to encode in H.264, but you will get a better picture quality for the same bitrate.

MP3, MPEG-4 = old, but ok
AAC, H.264 = new, better quality for the same bitrate

As for DVD rips, be sure to crop any black bars that may be encoded in the DVD picture.
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