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Discussion in 'iPad' started by h1w1nd, May 28, 2010.
Are there any free programs that will allow you to convert movies to mp4 for the ipad in 720p?
Handbrake is pretty great, I've converted a few movies and they all look amazing. When you go to view the movies in the videos app they even have the HD tag next to the name.
But u need a blue Ray drive to rip the movies, right?
I can't get blu ray rips to re encode for the iPad in handbrake. The video and sound get separated with the video playing without sound followed by the sound without video. Any ideas, before running them through handbrake they are able to play in iTunes but won't transfer to the iPad. They are all h.264 format before being re-encoded and once going through handbrake the movie doesn't even play correctly in iTunes or WMP. All the DVD's I have encoded work perfectly.
oh crap forgot I own a mac and don't have a blu ray drive...
guess I can't rip em
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Of course you need a blu ray drive to read blu ray discs. You can upscale a DVD to 720p but DVDs are 480p
I've been using Handbrake to convert mkv/m2ts (Blu-Ray quality files, if they're downloaded) to mp4. Works very well, only downside is that conversions take a very long time (some upwards of 1-2 hours on a relatively powerful Mac, see my sig for my hardware)
For everything else (avi, etc), I use VisualHub.
If you actually want to rip Blu-Ray movies, you'll need a Blu-Ray drive for that as skubish said.
if you ever get a Br drive use MakeMKV to rip to the hdd then handbrake
This. While you cannot natively play blu-ray disks on a BD attached to a Mac, you can rip 'em using MakeMKV and then subsequently encode using Handbrake. Only downside in comparison to encoding ripped DVDs is getting subtitles into the video (can be done, just not nearly as easy), more work to get surround sound audio and the time it takes, depending on your hardware.
I wish my blu-ray ripped encodes took only 1-2 hours. On my Mac Mini, it's closer to 8-10 hrs for 720p, sometimes longer depending on the length of the film. I actually encoded Avatar at 1080p and I believe that took about 18 hrs, give or take.
There is a pay app called Pavtube blu Ray ripper that does it strait from a blu Ray disc. It even has an iPad profile for 720p encoding. Costs $50 though.
But you can play straight from the disc if you have MakeMKV, VLC and a quad-core Mac.
The PavTube Blu-ray ripper is pretty much junk. Some people have success with it, but I haven't, and it cannot keep DTS digital audio, which most Blu-rays have. Make MKV is the far-superior solution.