iTunes Library for iPhone & TV

Discussion in 'iPod' started by BFrench, Jul 22, 2009.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I've searched the forums but not found a useful thread on this:

    I have a bunch of videos (TV & Films) with 2 & 5.1 channels. I currently have these on external drives in different formats (mostly avi). I want to be able to put them all into my iTunes library but in a format that watches well on a 42" LCD HDTV & on my iPhone 3GS. I re-watch them quite often and don't want to have to convert them every time. Any suggestions as to format/resolution?

    Many thanks
     
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    aprofetto

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    #2
    Hey there,
    Do you have your TV hooked up with AppleTV?

    I think you're going to need something like Handbrake, especially if you want to get them onto your iPhone.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #3
    I have handbrake, which I use for ripping my DVDs. I use Visual Hub for podding other video. I don't have :apple:TV, I have a Mac Mini hooked up to my 42" with a 1TB external USB drive.
     
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    RumMunkey

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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (Macintosh; U; Intel Mac OS X 10_5_7; en-us) AppleWebKit/530.19.2 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/4.0.2 Safari/530.19)

    There's a "Universal Apple" preset in Handbrake that makes videos that will play on any Apple device.

    I use it all the time and my videos look great on a 42" Sony Grand Wega.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    #5
    I will try that. Thanks.
     

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