MTR/Popcorn conversion problem

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  1. Rico Diablo macrumors newbie

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    I'm using Mac the Ripper to rip individual episodes of TV series (yes, I own the DVDs) and then Popcorn to convert them for travel viewing on my PowerBook.

    The issue: I'll rip, say, six episodes and then drop the VOB file into Popcorn. Popcorn will convert five of them but one will show up as having no running time and will not convert.

    I don't want to rip one long file with six (or more) episodes. Is there a reason why Popcorn won't recognize one out of six episodes? It's happened with two different TV series.

    Thank you.
     
  2. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    If you're going to rip TV shows for traveling purposes, I'd suggest using a program like Handbrake instead of ripping full-quality with MTR.

    Handbrake will rip and compress your video files into .mp4 or .avi that should play without issue in Quicktime. Perhaps it's just my opinion, but I think these would be far easier for traveling purposes and would certainly take up less space.

    Handbrake can be found here: http://handbrake.m0k.org/
     
  3. Rico Diablo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, I have Handbrake and it's fine, but since I usually just watch my shows once and then delete them from my PB I don't mind the larger file sizes of Popcorn. I prefer the higher quality image as well.

    MTR rips each episode and they play back fine , but then once in a while one of these episodes shows up as having 00:00 running time when it gets dropped into Popcorn. Very odd.
     
  4. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    Have you tried something like DVD2OneX?

    That's the shrinking software I use, and find it to be easy to use and very fast.

    http://www.dvd2one.com/
     
  5. Rico Diablo thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Just tried the trial version and DVD2One doesn't look like it can rip individual chapters/episodes of a DVD. Unless there's something I'm not seeing.
     
  6. epochblue macrumors 68000

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    DVD2OneX would be an alternative to Popcorn, not MTR.
     

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