What's the best software to rip DVD into .mp4 for both PS3 and ATV

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by aneftp, May 30, 2008.

  1. macrumors 68040

    I tried using handbrake (on Mac) to .mp4 (normal) and only Apple TV is able to play it. My PS3 says it's not a valid file.

    Is there a software or function (on Handbrake) where I can do just one DVD ripping process so that single .mp4 file can play on both the PS3 and Apple TV.

    I tried creating a file on my WD Passport portable hard drive called "VIDEO" and putting the .mp4 ripped video and it's still no able to play it.

    When I rip using Handbrake into the PS3 preset mode, my PS3 plays it find but my ATV doesn't recognize it.
  2. macrumors Penryn


    I hope you realized that the Handbrake presets might not be compatible between platforms. You're going to need some magic numbers to create a file of the best quality while maintaining compatibility between the two devices.

    So you're going to be using Handbrake, again.

    I hope you're not looking for iPod/Phone compatibility in addition. In my opinion you should just encode the DVD video for each device.
  3. macrumors 6502

    I've got a ps3 and I find it so temperamental with playing mp4s. I've been converting a load of files and dvds to mp4 to stream to my ps3 and it's so unreliable - some files it plays fine, but others struggle. I'm going to get a atv to stream to as it will be so much easier - and a lot better UI!

    I've also found that a load of mp4's that used to play on the ps3, now don't since tagging them with metax - don't know if this is just a coincidence that they stopped working after tagging or if the ps3 just can't handle the files.
  4. macrumors 68040


    I forgot this was Sony I was dealing with. Sony always wants their own formats (remember that stupid Atrac music file they were pushing). I guess Apple won that battle with their AAC/mp3 compatability.

    I'll just stick with the Apple Handbrake video m4v format. I know it always works on both my PC/MAC and Apple TV.
  5. macrumors regular


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    if you have an Apple tv then why would you want to watch the same movies on PS3? R they not in the same room or something?

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