What software are you using?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Jovian9, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68000

    Jovian9

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    Let me start by saying I've had an :apple:TV for over a year now. Typically I use MacTheRipper (to get DVD's onto my iMac) + VisualHub (to convert).

    While VH is still running great....MacTheRipper has become almost unusable. I have versions 3.0 R14d, version 3.0 r12, and version 2.6.6. I can't remember the last time any of these versions was able to rip a dvd to my iMac.

    Is anyone else using these with success? Is anyone using anything else that works well?

    Thanks!
     
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    Sparced

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    I just use Handbrake for an all in one service. Insert disc select source choose either the Apple TV preference or saved custom, decided whether the movie is worth 2500 bitrate or should be lowered and hit two pass encode. Job done.

    I only use Visual Hub now for converting MKV or Avi files.
     
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    gwsat

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    I like Handbrake a lot, too. It handles ripping DVDs and converting them to MP4 files in one step. The only real reason I can see for using Mac the Ripper is to decrypt and burn your original movie DVD’s files to a blank DVD.
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Presently, I've been ripping to HDD using MTR and then using HandBrake for 2500 bitrate encodes. I only rip the main movie from MTR, no reason to rip the entire disc (even though it probably doesn't matter). I like it this way because I can queue up several movies for HandBrake during the night.
     
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    Jovian9

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    This is what I usually do as well. I can rip 3 or 4 dvd's and then when I'm not using my iMac (at night) I queue them all up and they're done in the morning.

     

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