View Full Version : RipIt and Converting to MP4

Jun 15, 2010, 06:52 PM
I am using RipIt to rip some of my DVD's and the file created is .dvdmedia

I am using VisualHub to convert the files to a MP4 format for use in iTunes and Apple TV. The Problem I am having is that sometimes the converter, VisualHub, is saying I cannot convert because it is recognizing it as a folder instead of a file.

Should I be using a different ripping program or different converter?

Any thoughts and help would be great!


Jun 15, 2010, 06:57 PM
There is also MacTheRipper and Fairmount to rip the DVDs and Handbrake to convert it to an .mp4 or .mkv file.

Jun 15, 2010, 11:19 PM
I convert through quicktime! nice and easy:)

Jun 17, 2010, 01:28 AM
Use Handbrake and choose the "Apple Universal" preset.

Jun 20, 2010, 03:32 PM
RipIt now has built-in handbrake conversion. I recommend trying that. I only use visualhub to convert to DVD and also odd formats every now and then.

Jun 25, 2010, 08:06 AM
I just purchased an Apple TV this week. I installed ATVFlash. I use Ripit to rip my DVDs. I then use CyberDuck to FTP the complete file to my Apple TV. It works like a charm. ATVFlash loads a program called NitoTV. NitoTV has a complete DVD player built in. The DVDs playback just as they would if I had loaded them into a set top player, menu and all. Another bonus of installing ATVFlash is that I can now use the USB port on the back of the Apple TV for an external drive loaded with ripped DVDs. You may want to give ATVFlash a try.

By the way. If you use CyberDuck use the Bonjour button to find your Apple TV, and the password and user name are the same: frontrow. It took me a few tries to figure those two things out. I just want to save you some time.

Good luck.