Commentary tracks with Handbrake?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bokes, Mar 14, 2008.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    How does Handbake handle DVD's with extras like commentary tracks and behind the scenes extras? Is there a way to rip the whole contents of the DVD and send it to Apple TV?
  2. pjac macrumors regular

    Jun 20, 2007
    I believe HB will happily encode files with multiple audio tracks - the problem is, is there any way of switching audio tracks on the Apple TV?

    And if you want to, you can encode each "special feature documentary" as another short show. Its just going to be a bit fiddly working out which DVD tracks you care about, and an effort to do each one by one. Personally I hardly ever watch DVD extras anyway, and wouldn't bother.
  3. Nimiety macrumors regular

    Sep 6, 2006
    Well, I don't know if there's an easier way, but here's what I've done.

    I recorded two different versions of the same movie - one with the regular 5.1 audio and one with the commentary.

    For the extras, I created a TV show group called Movie Extras, and dumped all the little things (mostly from the kids movies, all 5-10 minutes each) there.

    Reasonably organized, but maybe there's a better way?
  4. thunderclap macrumors 6502a

    Nov 8, 2003
    I haven't found a way yet but if you watch the video on your Mac you can switch. I'm hoping that an ATV update will add a track switching feature.

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