New to mac Mini

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Loser120588, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. Loser120588 macrumors member

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    ok so i just bought a mac mini and i love it. it is so amazing and everything works so fast.

    i was also wondering what do you guys use to copy your dvds to your Hard drive.
     
  2. psychofreak Retired

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  3. Loser120588 thread starter macrumors member

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    Tv

    will this work if i hook the mac mini up to the TV. will the quality be good

    Also how does quicktime pro work for this kinda stuff.
     
  4. jessep28 macrumors 6502

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    Regarding the TV question, I have no idea since I have never take a good, hard look at the Mini.

    However, I do use handbrake for copying DVD"s and have no problem.
     
  5. balamw Moderator

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    Kinda depends on your TV, and what your needs are.

    If you just want Front Row, hooking your Mini up to an old style SDTV will be OK for what Front Row does, but if you want to use the web browser, etc... you'll need an HDTV, and prefereably one that does 1080p.

    And, BTW handbrake is now mediafork. http://mediafork.dynalias.com/blog/

    B
     
  6. Loser120588 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks

    i was just going to hook it up and use front row and then watch movies, TV shows.

    thanks alot for the help

    is there any other program that can minimize the file size but still maintain the quiality like quicktime pro does in its format. i cant think of the name of that format though.
     
  7. JAT macrumors 603

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    ffmpegx is pretty popular. And other encoders that can make MPEG4. MPEG4 takes half the space of MPEG2, generally. MPEG2 is what is used on DVDs.
     

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