Noob ??'s--digitizing video library

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bouldermac, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. bouldermac
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    As I wait for my new ATV, I've begun considering ripping all of my videos to be streamed at some point.

    I've poked around on this forum for a few days now trying to find a guide to help me with this. Can't find one, but if someone can link me to one that would be awesome.

    What is the best/easiest way to do this?

    I've downloaded Handbrake and tried it, but I guess I need to get a different program to actually copy off of the DVD to the hard drive and than direct handbrake to that file..?? I think..?

    I'm confused! Any help is greatly appreciated!

    TIA
     
  2. MrMister111
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    Install VLC player (its free), and once installed you can use Handbrake to convert direct from DVD no need ot RIP 1st.
     
  3. bouldermac
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  4. iowamensan
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    The nice thing about ripping first though, is you can rip 5 or so videos to your HD, then set handbrake to encode them before you go to bed.
     

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