Batch Convert VIDEO_TS Rips

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by m021478, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Nov 23, 2007
    Back in the day, I used to rip all of my DVD movies using MacTheRipper to the VIDEO_TS format, thinking that this was the most archival manner to go about backing up my movies (as its basically the same as the files on the DVD disc, minus DRM Copy Protection). Problem is that the VIDEO_TS format isn't the optimal format for playback on my devices, and media center apps.

    My question is -- assuming that I want be able to playback my VIDEO_TS DVD rips on my iPad, AppleTV & iPhone, and be able to play them via Plex/XBMC/Boxee, what is the best way to go about batch converting about 500 VIDEO_TS rips without having to manually load each one into handbrake, choose a preset, verify whether de-interlacing in necessary or not, choose a file name, output folder, etc, etc...

    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
  2. macrumors 68030


    Jul 21, 2009
    United Kingdom
    You can 'add to queue' In handbrake. That way it will do them all.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Sep 8, 2008
    Handbrake - only problem is you have to manually add each of them. Though I think there might be a script that will add all off the movies, like some do with TV shows
  4. macrumors member

    Aug 3, 2009
    If you look a little further up the page there are some scripts from mac.jedi which will greatly speed up the process.

    Not perfect (i.e. you can't use the custom settings box you have to hack the script) but will provide what you're looking for. Particularly good with TV shows where you can set expected length and have it pull out all the files of the right length.
  5. macrumors 68020


    Jun 2, 2008
    new version of handbreak will batch but not sure about TS rips... check out the nightly builds for yourself
  6. macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Batch scanning in the nightly only looks one level deep, so does not do subdirectories. Therefore does not work for a directory full of dvd rips. Only a directory containing non dvd single file videos.

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