Converting Blu-ray in the future?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Alx9876, May 28, 2008.

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    Alx9876

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    Will we ever see an ugraded Handbrake that will convert Blu-ray dvd's?

    Because I would love to do this in the future. My next major project after converting standard dvd's.
     
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    Maybe... only unencrypted sources though.
     
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    I would think that it would be able to encode encrypted sources too, when they do make it compatible (which would mean after Apple starts giving the option to get Blu-Ray drives). They are breaking normal dvd encryption, and since AnyDVD is breaking HD sources in windows, they should be able to implement some sort of decryption too.
     
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    You don't want to be converting Blu-ray movies; I do it occasionally and it's very tedious and very very time consuming. Ripping takes a bajillion years and then encoding takes ten times as long.
     
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    At the moment I would agree that it is not really worth the effort unless you are a videophile. I would think that with the gradual improvement of bluray read times and processor speed that the process will eventually be a lot faster. As it currently stands it takes me about 24 hours to do a 15 Mbps encode with x264 at 1080p. That is on a virtual machine though.
     
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    I'm now buying all my mainstream movies on BR, so the ability to rip those is VERY important to me. I don't really care if it takes forever-- I've got two other computers in the house, so if one is "tied up" that's fine.

    It wouldn't have to be tomorrow, but I hope HB does get an update to support BR.
     
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    It will. but don't expect *any* decrypting, you will have to use anydvdHD or something like it first.
     
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    re: Converting Blu-ray in the Future?

    I'm at exactly the same point as Alx9876, who started this thread a couple of months back. I've pretty much finished ripping over 2,000 of my DVDs, thanks to my trusty HandBrake. Now I want to continue the process for Blu-ray disks. And I have the same question, which hasn't really been answered yet, namely:

    Will an upcoming version of HandBrake (or some equally straightforward Mac app) allow basic decrypting and ripping of Blu-ray disks?

    Dynaflash says: "Don't expect *any* decrypting, you will have to use anydvdHD or something like it first."

    But Mernak says: "I would think that it would be able to encode encrypted sources too, when they do make it compatible (which would mean after Apple starts giving the option to get Blu-Ray drives). They are breaking normal dvd encryption, and since AnyDVD is breaking HD sources in windows, they should be able to implement some sort of decryption too."

    Doesn't Mernak's argument hold water?

    Last time I checked it was still considered officially (shall we say) "inappropriate," to decrypt DVDs, yet HandBrake allows you to do just that.

    So why wouldn't a future HandBrake make it just as easy to decrypt and rip Blu-ray disks?

    As for rip time, obviously it's going to take much longer than an SD DVD, but that's to be expected -- and well worth it, imo. If only some Blu-ray-minded Mac-software designer would adopt the HandBrake philosophy: "simple, effective, free (or cheap) software for the rest of us!"

    Thanks.

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    I'm right there with you. I just want them in the standard DVD video format (about 720x400 pixels) for use on a computer. I have all the Harry Potter movies only on Blu-ray, as well as the last Pirates of the Caribbean movie and National Treasure 2.

    I just wish these movie studios would figure this dilemma out before we have a Napster-sized problem just like we did with music. We want digital copies, but we don't want their stupid "pay extra for it!" deal that Fox has begun. If people want to illegally distribute movies, they're gonna do it with or without something like iTunes importing the video.
     
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    Just to be clear and not get anyone's hopes up. The chances of HandBrake ever decrypting Blu-Ray is so small its not even worth measuring.

    To put it bluntly: HandBrake will *not* be decrypting Blue-Ray Discs. You will need to decrypt them with something else first if you want to encode them with any future versions of HandBrake. It's just that simple.
     
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    I'm thrilled! That handbrake will be doing this.. my only question is when, roughly, can we expect to see this?
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    I wouldn't *expect* to see it any time soon. There is a ton of testing, etc. to be done before even a developer snapshot is released. Likely months away. Its tough to say.
     

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