Convert DVDs to 720p

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  1. BLACK MAC macrumors 6502

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    I am trying to convert all my DVDs to 720p. Do you know of a way or a program that does this? Please help.

    Thanks. :)
     
  2. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    [ignore]The DVD standard is 720X480i, if you want 720p you need either an upconverting DVD player or a DivX-HD player (or an HD-DVD/BluRay player).[/ignore]

    Sorry, misread your question.
     
  3. BLACK MAC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So there is no software like MediaFork that will upconvert it?
     
  4. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    I just let the TV or DVD player do the upconverting.
     
  5. BLACK MAC thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I do have a HDTV and a DVD player that is upconverting. However I want to convert to a 720p file, such as a quicktime file. Any programs you know that would do that?
     
  6. Laslo Panaflex macrumors 65816

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    Why would you want to do such a thing? All it would accomplish is a larger video file, no visual quality increase. Out of curiosity, why do you want to convert them to 720p, to watch on AppleTV? If that is the case just convert them in their native resolution with handbrake/medafork and let AppleTV upconvert the videos.
     
  7. Millwood macrumors regular

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    You'd probably have to 1) go buy a hddvd or 2) record it from hdtv from your cable box.
     
  8. flopticalcube macrumors G4

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    On the PC, you can use AviSynth to convert. Don't know about Mac.
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Copper into gold? 720x480 into 720p? What is this video alchemy?

    Where would you get the extra pixels? :p

    You're wasting file space.
     
  10. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    "transcode" will do it. It will also help to get you from 4:3 to 16:9 formats. Read the feature list on the link below.
    http://www.transcoding.org/cgi-bin/transcode?General_Information
     

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