alternative to handbrake?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bndoarn, Dec 29, 2008.

  1. bndoarn macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    is there a program like handbrake that will convert a DVD to .mp4 for my :apple:TV? i cant use handbrake because i only have 256mb of RAM and it's not enough to run the program. i'm running Windows XP
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    you could use mactheripper and then whatever the replacement of visualhub is these days (coder no longer supports it) but there is a free alternatvie. just forgot the name

    i have no idea on the program requirements are though
  3. bndoarn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    i forgot to say i'm on Windows XP and i apologize for leaving it out but i went back and edited it but thanks for the quick reply
  4. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    You can use the Handbrake command line program - - it has minimum requirements of 256MB. It's quite simple to use. I did this to rip my sister-in-law's wedding video on my parents-in-law PC.

    Really, RAM is so cheap these days you should upgrade ... you should be able to get 1GB for less than $20.
  5. bndoarn thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 16, 2008
    i can't get it to open, it flashes (opens and closes quickly) the command prompt and nothing happens. but i'm just going to use dvd shrink which rips DVD to my computer in .vob format then i convert that with Videora.
  6. plinden macrumors 68040


    Apr 8, 2004
    I guess you're running it directly from Run... in Start? If you haven't provided valid parameters that'll just stop immediately.

    Open a command window - go to Start -> Run ... -> cmd

    You need to provide input and output parameters, plus the preset. Something like this would work (not sure what the program name is in Windows - it's HandbrakeCLI in OS X - and I haven't used this often enough to know the exact format off hand):
    HandbrakeCLI.exe -i D:\<dvd> -o c:\file.mp4 -Z Universal
  7. Thomss macrumors member

    Oct 2, 2008
    I wonder what CPU you have if you only have 256 ram, you could be in for a huge wait while it encodes!

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