Downloading Movies?

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  1. lindseyquads macrumors newbie

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    Hi there Mac Family, I recently purchased my first Mac (see signature) and I'm loving it. Glad I made the switch from PC. My question is I have recently been down loading movies for my iphone, but I want to down load formats that are worth watching on my HDTV 55" Plasma. Whats the best way to save the movies (other then itunes) and burn them to a DVD. I am using Transmission as my Bit-torrent Client if that helps. Thanks any help is appreciated.
     
  2. Robb.Penoyer macrumors member

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    I go somewhat in the opposite direction, but it might be helpful to you. I usually yank my movies off a dvd. I use WonderShare DVD ripper for this. Typically I rip to avi format, I forget the settings, but a typical movie is 800 MB in avi.

    This leaves a really high quality version for whatever conversion I need/want to perform.
     
  3. lindseyquads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I want to be able to do that as well I have a lot of dvd's I would like to backup. Do you know if the Program Handbrake does the same as WonderShare? Or do you know if WonderShare works with downloaded movies?
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Downloaded movies are already compressed, WonderShare DVD Ripper rips (copies and removes the copy protection scheme) video DVDs to your HDD and converts them to a smaller file.

    But as that software needs to be paid for, and looks a lot like some cheap title, you can use Handbrake (with VLC) to convert video DVDs to smaller videos.

    If you use MRoogle (many signatures have links to it), you will find more than plenty of many of plenty threads about how to properly convert video DVDs to .avi, .mp4 or .mkv files.

    You can use either Toast or Burn to make video DVDs out of your downloaded movies.
     
  5. lindseyquads thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, This might be a stupid question but is toast or burn a separate program what comes on the iMac.
     
  6. spinnerlys Guest

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    Yes.

    Burn. http://burn-osx.sourceforge.net/Pages/English/home.html

    Toast. - http://www.roxio.de/eng/products/toast/titanium/overview.html

    Also have a look at the following links, as the information presented there might be helpful in your future endeavours into Mac OS X and could clear up initial confusion and may even prevent harm to your system or your files.

    http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/ - text

    http://www.apple.com/findouthow/mac/ - videos

    http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/ - text

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1343-keyboard - shortcuts
     

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