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markw10
Apr 2, 2007, 12:03 PM
Now that I have AppleTV I plan to convert my most frequently watched DVD's to AppleTV. What is the best program to do this? I have heard some are good at converting to Video iPod but I'm not sure what kind of quality I will get on a big screen with AppleTV.



Eraserhead
Apr 2, 2007, 12:11 PM
Handbrake (http://handbrake.m0k.org/) is pretty good.

Cave Man
Apr 2, 2007, 12:57 PM
Now that I have AppleTV I plan to convert my most frequently watched DVD's to AppleTV. What is the best program to do this?

+1 for Handbrake.

I suggest 1200 bit rate using H.264 codec and 2-pass if you can spare the time. A 2 hour movie will be around 1 gig.

FleurDuMal
Apr 2, 2007, 01:03 PM
Handbrake/Mediafork. But, if you want chapters I'd wait a bit for the new release. Also, it has a few other features for the really eager eyed.

SilentPanda
Apr 2, 2007, 01:16 PM
Handbrake/Mediafork. But, if you want chapters I'd wait a bit for the new release. Also, it has a few other features for the really eager eyed.

Is Handbrake adding a chapter feature? I browsed their site a bit but didn't see anything on it. It certainly would be welcome. Here's (http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=234155) "the long way to do it".

Sunrunner
Apr 2, 2007, 01:59 PM
After having tried a number of different "solutions", I settled on VisualHub. Its a rather well built piece of software that can convert files into the proper format for AppleTV with a great deal of flexibility as well as better quality output files.

Heres the link:
www.techspansion.com/visualhub/ (http://www.techspansion.com/visualhub/)

The developer is also very responsive to fixes and improvements, so thats always a plus.

:cool:

michaelsaxon
Apr 2, 2007, 05:34 PM
Mac the Ripper + VisualHub

Sunrunner
Apr 2, 2007, 07:07 PM
Mac the Ripper + VisualHub


Agreed :)

liketom
Apr 3, 2007, 05:19 AM
why bother with chapters ? Apple Tv has a 5 min skip feature built right in

try it.. play a movie and press right or left on the remote

JonHimself
Apr 6, 2007, 12:02 PM
I have to say Handbrake as well... especially if you wait for the new version with everything they're going to add.