Best program to convert DVD's to AppleTV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by markw10, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. macrumors 6502

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    Now that I have AppleTV I plan to convert my most frequently watched DVD's to AppleTV. What is the best program to do this? I have heard some are good at converting to Video iPod but I'm not sure what kind of quality I will get on a big screen with AppleTV.
     
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    Eraserhead

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    Cave Man

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    +1 for Handbrake.

    I suggest 1200 bit rate using H.264 codec and 2-pass if you can spare the time. A 2 hour movie will be around 1 gig.
     
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    FleurDuMal

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    Handbrake/Mediafork. But, if you want chapters I'd wait a bit for the new release. Also, it has a few other features for the really eager eyed.
     
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    SilentPanda

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    Is Handbrake adding a chapter feature? I browsed their site a bit but didn't see anything on it. It certainly would be welcome. Here's "the long way to do it".
     
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    Sunrunner

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    After having tried a number of different "solutions", I settled on VisualHub. Its a rather well built piece of software that can convert files into the proper format for AppleTV with a great deal of flexibility as well as better quality output files.

    Heres the link:
    www.techspansion.com/visualhub/

    The developer is also very responsive to fixes and improvements, so thats always a plus.

    :cool:
     
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    Sunrunner

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    Agreed :)
     
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    liketom

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    why bother with chapters ? Apple Tv has a 5 min skip feature built right in

    try it.. play a movie and press right or left on the remote
     
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    JonHimself

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    I have to say Handbrake as well... especially if you wait for the new version with everything they're going to add.
     

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