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Old May 8, 2007, 09:40 AM   #1
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Description:: Roxio released Roxio Crunch, a software application for quickly and easily converting computer-based video entertainment for viewing in the living room through Apple TV.

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Old May 8, 2007, 09:52 AM   #2
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Would be good if it actually converted the stuff we wanted to convert. i.e. Commercial (encrypted) DVDs.
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Old May 8, 2007, 09:54 AM   #3
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Would be good if it actually converted the stuff we wanted to convert. i.e. Commercial (encrypted) DVDs.
Doesn't Handbrake do that?
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Would be good if it actually converted the stuff we wanted to convert. i.e. Commercial (encrypted) DVDs.
Just rip the DVD with mactheripper first and then convert the Video_TS folder with Crunch. There is nothing they can do about the legal issues with ripping copy protected DVDs.
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Just rip the DVD with mactheripper first and then convert the Video_TS folder with Crunch. There is nothing they can do about the legal issues with ripping copy protected DVDs.
Its too much of a pain. I'd rather just Handbrake it. Although I am open to alternatives if anything comes close. Also MTR is not always successful when ripping. I have many backups that fail to work properly and some just refuse to play.
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Whats wrong with VLC?
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Old May 8, 2007, 05:14 PM   #8
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Link: Roxio Releases Roxio Crunch for Apple TV
Description:: Roxio released Roxio Crunch, a software application for quickly and easily converting computer-based video entertainment for viewing in the living room through Apple TV.

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Aside from using another tool to de-css the contents of the disk and then using Crunch to AppleTV-ize it (which would be ... umm ... just as easy to do using the single third tool which both de-css's and re-encodes the content all by itself) ... I see no use for this product. At all.

I mean, it seems to be (legally anyway) aimed at people to convert their home-made DVDs to AppleTV videos. BUT, you'd think, that if they made the DVD themselves they'd be able to flip the switch in the original iMovie or whatever project to write out as AppleTV format. I suppose this might work for someone who made a DVD, erased the source material, and now wants to watch that DVD on their AppleTV instead of the DVD player sitting right next to it. But ... wow, what a miniscule market that must be!

Amazes me that this software got greenlit. They obviously have too much time on their hands!
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I guess the whole Apple TV thing is *only* for iTunes Movies, and that's where it ends, and where all these rather unique apps are beginning. It's analogous to having the Airport Express only play iTMS songs.

Why is the Airport Express so simply great, yet Apple TV is so horribly limited, and surprisingly, doesn't bother including Airport Express technology so you can't even play music to your stereo through the Apple TV, without involving the TV.

I pretty much have nothing but bad things to say about the Apple TV, and I guess it's all got to do with what lawyers say is legal. The Ae is awesome though (plus 1 awesome point if i could hook a HD up to it)
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