Another Mac the Ripper/Handbrake question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by steamboat26, Aug 7, 2006.

  1. steamboat26 macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington VA
    #1
    I ripped a DVD, and converted it to MPEG-4 using Handbrake. Does this mean that i can erase the Video-TS files that MTR created for me, while still keeping the MPEG-4 file?
    sorry for the noobishness of this question, i just don't want to lose the file...
     
  2. garblot macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Jul 31, 2006
    #2
    I think so. I have ripped a few videos with Handbrake and have deleted all such files. Nothing bad has happened to me.
     
  3. steamboat26 thread starter macrumors 65816

    steamboat26

    Joined:
    May 25, 2006
    Location:
    Arlington VA
    #3
    alright thanks, deleting that file just saved me 2 GBs!
     
  4. rafifreak00 macrumors regular

    rafifreak00

    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2006
    Location:
    Kansas. No, not on a farm.
    #4
    I don't understand the point of using Mac The Ripper. Handbrake itself can encode and convert a DVD into an .avi, .mpg, or .mp4 file.

    Mac The Ripper just copies the VIDEO_TS / AUDIO_TS.
     
  5. j26 macrumors 65832

    j26

    Joined:
    Mar 30, 2005
    Location:
    Paddyland
    #5
    Well, I'm using it in anticipation of getting a faster machine soon. I have almost all of my dvd collection on external hd, so when I do get my new baby I can just queue them up and let it fly.

    I also gather it's faster than just popping in the disk, and it uses the dvd drive less (which can only be better for a mechanical part).
     

Share This Page