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Sijmen
Aug 1, 2009, 08:37 PM
I have ripped a few DVD movies using Handbrake. Of every movie, I had it generate an iPod version, which I call something like “Generic Action Movie (iPod)” and then a regular version using the Normal preset which I call just “Generic Action Movie”.

But now my movie library in iTunes is a mess. It looks like this:

Generic Action Movie
Generic Action Movie (iPod)
Hilarious puppet guy
My home movie from last tuesday
Provocative Comedy Movie
Provocative Comedy Movie (iPod)
Some Space Movie (part 4)
Some Space Movie (part 4) (iPod)
Some Space Movie (part 5)
Some Space Movie (part 5) (iPod)
Some Space Movie (part 6)
Some Space Movie (part 6) (iPod)
Two guitarists singing like and about robots

In reality this list is much larger, of course. There's a duplicate of every movie, and then all my non-movies (just video clips) are in between them all.

So what I did was create two smart playlists, “Movies” and “Movies (iPod)”. This worked out okay.

But of course, Front Row does not support movie playlists. So when I go to my movie folder it's all these clips and duplicate movies, it's horrible!

How do you all go about this? Is there a solution?



gatepc
Aug 1, 2009, 08:41 PM
I just rip one version since the ipod is capable of playing back up to 640x480 res I just make sure the res is that or as close as I can get to that and call it a day.

Sijmen
Aug 1, 2009, 08:58 PM
Just checked the regular versions, they are 1024x572, but anamorphic so in stored pixels a bit less wide. But it's more than 640x480. I'd rather not compromise on the output resolution.

I heard that movies from the iTunes Store come in two different versions in one file. Is it possible to make these files yourself?

gatepc
Aug 1, 2009, 09:01 PM
Just checked the regular versions, they are 1024x572, but anamorphic so in stored pixels a bit less wide. But it's more than 640x480. I'd rather not compromise on the output resolution.

I heard that movies from the iTunes Store come in two different versions in one file. Is it possible to make these files yourself?

I find that the quality difference is almost unnoticeable as long as you keep the bitrate fairly high. its not like the difference from SD to HD and I think if you try it you can live with it. As for the iTunes this I have never downloaded a movie from them so I am not sure on that one.