Chapters on Ripped DVDs

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  1. hcopp macrumors regular

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    When I rip DVDs using handbrake, it imports the chapters, and they work just fine in iTunes, but when I throw them into the AppleTV, the chapters don't work. Whats the deal?
     
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    Chapters work in Handbrake? I never noticed that- I'll have to take a good look at my settings.
     
  3. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    I don't change any settings, but for instance All the Seinfeld episodes that I rip has chapter 2 starting right after Jerry's standup, always at the beginning of the episode, and I also ripped Talking Heads - Stop Making Senese, and each chapter was the beginning of a new song.

    Then bam, no chapters when I sync with :apple: TV
     
  4. iKwick7 macrumors 65816

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    What output file type are you ripping to?
     
  5. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    it was using h.264 - just using the preset apple TV settings in Handbrake. and then setting quality to 64%. no other changes.
     
  6. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    I seem to recall that Handbrake's chapter setting is a bit off from what the DVD has. You might want to check that forum.
     
  7. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    well regardless, those chapters aren't working in apple TV.
     
  8. topher5 macrumors newbie

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    Don't hold me to this but I kind of remember having this problem. I'm betting your file extension is mp4 on the files right? I haven't done any research on this but I think you need to switch to .m4v in order for chapters to work. Give it a try and let me know if it works.
     
  9. hcopp thread starter macrumors regular

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    will do, thanks man, appreciate it. ill have an answer in about 5 minutes.
     
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    How do you change from m4p to m4v? Do you just rename the file that way and it works?
     
  12. topher5 macrumors newbie

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    Yep just rename the extension. No clue why but I suspect that it has something to do with iTMS videos having the m4v extension.
     

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