Batch Convert VIDEO_TS Rips

m021478

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Back in the day, I used to rip all of my DVD movies using MacTheRipper to the VIDEO_TS format, thinking that this was the most archival manner to go about backing up my movies (as its basically the same as the files on the DVD disc, minus DRM Copy Protection). Problem is that the VIDEO_TS format isn't the optimal format for playback on my devices, and media center apps.

My question is -- assuming that I want be able to playback my VIDEO_TS DVD rips on my iPad, AppleTV & iPhone, and be able to play them via Plex/XBMC/Boxee, what is the best way to go about batch converting about 500 VIDEO_TS rips without having to manually load each one into handbrake, choose a preset, verify whether de-interlacing in necessary or not, choose a file name, output folder, etc, etc...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated... Thanks!
 

MCRunning

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Sep 8, 2008
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Handbrake - only problem is you have to manually add each of them. Though I think there might be a script that will add all off the movies, like some do with TV shows
 

wysinawyg

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Aug 3, 2009
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If you look a little further up the page there are some scripts from mac.jedi which will greatly speed up the process.

Not perfect (i.e. you can't use the custom settings box you have to hack the script) but will provide what you're looking for. Particularly good with TV shows where you can set expected length and have it pull out all the files of the right length.
 

TwoBytes

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Jun 2, 2008
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new version of handbreak will batch but not sure about TS rips... check out the nightly builds for yourself
 

dynaflash

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new version of handbreak will batch but not sure about TS rips... check out the nightly builds for yourself
Batch scanning in the nightly only looks one level deep, so does not do subdirectories. Therefore does not work for a directory full of dvd rips. Only a directory containing non dvd single file videos.
 

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