View Full Version : Noob ??'s--digitizing video library

Sep 15, 2010, 04:53 PM
As I wait for my new ATV, I've begun considering ripping all of my videos to be streamed at some point.

I've poked around on this forum for a few days now trying to find a guide to help me with this. Can't find one, but if someone can link me to one that would be awesome.

What is the best/easiest way to do this?

I've downloaded Handbrake and tried it, but I guess I need to get a different program to actually copy off of the DVD to the hard drive and than direct handbrake to that file..?? I think..?

I'm confused! Any help is greatly appreciated!


Sep 15, 2010, 04:58 PM
Install VLC player (its free), and once installed you can use Handbrake to convert direct from DVD no need ot RIP 1st.

Sep 15, 2010, 04:59 PM
How to backup/copy/rip video DVDs to your HDD and transcode them to another format. (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=825323&highlight=)

also of interest: How-To: Automating DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging) for Mac OS X 10.6 (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=805573)

Sep 15, 2010, 08:06 PM
Thanks guys!

I'll check that link now.

Sep 16, 2010, 10:44 AM
The nice thing about ripping first though, is you can rip 5 or so videos to your HD, then set handbrake to encode them before you go to bed.