Both HD & SD Rips Necessary Anymore?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by benh911f, Mar 1, 2012.

  1. benh911f macrumors 6502

    Mar 11, 2009
    So I just got a BD-Rom drive so I can start ripping my BDs for streaming to the ATV 2, iPad, & iPhone 4S. My question is, for the movies I have on both BD and DVD, is it necessary to have both the SD & HD versions in iTunes? I know before certain devices were limited in playback ability, but all the newer devices are capable of playing the HD versions, correct? I just figured I'd save some space and get rid of the SD versions of these movies if they're not necessary.
  2. salohcin macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2008
    Correct, anything from the original iPad on should be able to play the same HD content as the Apple TV 2. I use the Apple TV 2 setting in handbrake and it works fine on my iPhone 4.

    The only reason to include SD copies that I see, is to save space on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. If you're not worried about that (like me) go ahead and only create an HD copy.

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