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Taking my personal dvds and getting them on apple tv?
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 1:08 am    Post subject: Taking my personal dvds and getting them on apple tv? Reply with quote

I know of a program to buy that will take my dvds and put them on a hard drive in a file name .ts or something like that. Is Quicktime Pro able to convert those files to one appletv formatted file?

How else could I get my dvd library in my itunes for apple tv?
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://handbrake.fr/
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PostPosted: Thu May 08, 2008 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cypher wrote:
http://handbrake.fr/

Second that.
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried that, I selected the entire folder of files of the dvd and picked apple tv as the format to convert it to. Nothing happened though. How do i do it correctly in handbrake?
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PostPosted: Sat May 10, 2008 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garrett222 wrote:
I tried that, I selected the entire folder of files of the dvd and picked apple tv as the format to convert it to. Nothing happened though. How do i do it correctly in handbrake?


Just get an AVI to MPEG 4 converter.

http://www.mp4converter.net/video-converter-mac.html

http://www.imtoo.com/mac-software.html

I've not used ImToo on my Mac, but I use it for Windows and have had no problems with it whatsoever.

And I think if you install some codecs and create a reference movie of the unsupported format, and then import it into the iTunes library, it should play.
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've just tested it on mine (I've only ever used it once before)


insert the DVD in the drive (mine auto ran DVDPlayer so had to stop that)
start up handbrake
click source and select the DVD
handbrake should start to read the disk, filling in things such as the Title, Chapters, Duration etc
Click the toggle presets button and select AppleTV
Use the browse button to select a location to save to, mine defaulted to desktop.
then click START and sit back for a while.

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As a test and rather than waiting for it to finish, just let it start and run for a minute then press STOP. You should have a small file , which you can run to test if everything is working
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PostPosted: Sun May 11, 2008 3:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Cypher, Handbrake works with ease. I use it to convert DVDs to view on my iPod Touch. Just select AppleTV from the presets and let it go. Yes, as Cypher says, sit back for awhile as it does take a bit of time to convert.
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PostPosted: Tue May 13, 2008 1:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

garrett222 wrote:
I tried that, I selected the entire folder of files of the dvd and picked apple tv as the format to convert it to. Nothing happened though. How do i do it correctly in handbrake?

Not sure if that's what you said you did, but when you open the source, you select the VIDEO_TS folder, not the actual files inside that folder.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once you have done all this in handbrake how do you get in on Apple TV? Import into iTunes or something else?
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 9:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i dont have an atv but to put it on an ipod classic all you do is drag the file onto the library icon and let it add it to your library. when done delete the old file because itunes makes a copy of it and puts it in the folder where all your music is stored. finally download the cover art from the internet and enjoy Cool
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool so just storing it in iTunes. Thanks
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just a couple of additional questions...

What is the best bitrate to use when trying to preserve as much of the DVD's visual quality? What bitrate is used on the SD movies sold via the iTunes store?

I heard everything from use the default, which I believe is 2500, to using (at a max) 5000. I want to keep certain films looking as good as possible, where others (like older TV show episodes), it wouldn't matter much.

I ask because I am trying to start to convert some of the stuff I have now in preparation of buying an Apple TV (probably next month) and I would really hate wasting my time with something that the ATV couldn't even play. I also am thinking about just buying the movies from here on out via the store as well.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jayx77 wrote:
I heard everything from use the default, which I believe is 2500, to using (at a max) 5000. I want to keep certain films looking as good as possible, where others (like older TV show episodes), it wouldn't matter much.

I think anything above 2500kbps is overkill with Handbrake. Plus, it will take forever to encode.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:37 pm    Post subject: Video Quality of Ripped DVDs? Reply with quote

How does the video quality of a ripped Handbrake file vs the actual DVD? I've got a 56" Samsung DLP. I have a an older Sony DVD player with no upconverting but the TV must upconvert pretty well because the video quality of SD DVD. Enough for me to wait until Blueray plays get down to $99. I don't have an Apple TV yet.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 13, 2008 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grover Time wrote:

I think anything above 2500kbps is overkill with Handbrake. Plus, it will take forever to encode.


Thanks. I tried it anyways and it took like 6 hours and looked pretty much like the ATV default setting, at least in quicktime.
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