DVD Ripping Quality Question

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  1. blackbones macrumors member

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    My wife and I have a pretty large DVD collection. It would be great for us to back them up to our mac, especially with the news of iTV.

    What is the best program to use rip the dvd's into a high quality format?
    I tried out Handbrake last night, easy to use but will the files it produces look the same on our tv (LCD HD) as the DVDs? Is there a better program to use?


    Thanks, i've looked around on the forums but havent found anything that addresses the quality question.
     
  2. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    IMO, Handbrake is the best program. I use the h264 codec at 1000 kbps average bitrate. The files it puts out are about 1GB for 2 hours and look great. But you'll need a fast computer if you don't want it to take forever. My dual 2.0 g5 (1.5 gig ram) takes about 3 hours per disk.

    AVC/H.264 Video/AAC
    x264 (Main Profile)
     
  3. blackbones thread starter macrumors member

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    thanks, and these will look pretty good on the TV as well?
     
  4. dwishbone macrumors regular

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    has anyone ripped any H26 videos at the new 640x480 yet? how big are those compared to the old 320x240 ones? i usually ripped mine at about 500kbps
     

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