DVD ripping question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by plarmigan, Oct 23, 2013.

  1. plarmigan macrumors newbie

    Oct 21, 2013
    Trying to do a little HD cleaning and have a quick question.

    I have recently ripped some of my DVD's to my HD. This resulted in having .dvdmedia files after the rip. I then used handbrake to convert the .dvdmedia files to .m4v files.

    I imported all the .m4v files into iTunes to playback via ATV.

    Now that everything is imported into iTunes, is there any reason why I wouldn't want to delete the .dvdmedia & .m4v files that are on my HD? Are these not just extra copies taking up space? Figured I better ask before deleting.

  2. Nickwell24 macrumors regular

    Nov 13, 2008
    It'll depend on your iTunes setup. Go into iTunes preferences and see if the option to Copy Media into iTunes folder is selected. If it is then yes you have duplicates on your drive. Before deleting however open your iTunes Library and double check the files are there, once you've verified delete the other .m4v and .dvdmedia

    The .dvdmedia files can be delete regardless since you know you have converted them to .m4v.

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