encode divx/xvid files

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by downset, May 4, 2007.

  1. downset macrumors member

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    i have hundreds of divx/xvid files i ripped from dvd years ago using ffmpegX to .avi files

    most are around 600ish x 300ish and encode around 1000kb/sec with slight variations

    what is the best way/program to get those to play in appleTV

    if i install the perian plugin on my appleTV can i add these files to itunes and have them sync?

    if not what is the best program and settings to convert those files?

    for dvd i have been using mactheripper/handbrake in Apple TV settings and that works great
     
  2. blackbones macrumors member

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  4. downset thread starter macrumors member

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    is there any difference between visual hub and isquint

    they seem to work pretty similar

    isquint seems really slow on my macPro is visual hub any faster? i cant really tell from the 2 minute demo
     
  5. daveL macrumors 68020

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    iSquint is a crippled version of Visual Hub - they come from the same source. Both are nice GUI wrappers around open source utilities. I don't know about a speed difference, although there could certainly be one, but VH is as fast as you are going to get (and *much* faster than QuickTime Pro).
     
  6. Forced Perfect macrumors 6502

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    VisualHub supports Xgrid encoding, which for me was worth the registration cost right there. Using both my wife's 1.25 GHz G4 PowerBook and my 1.25 GHz G4 MDD makes a big difference when encoding lots of files. I'm just waiting for someone to get a hack setup that lets me enable the Xgrid client on my Apple TV without opening the case*. :)


    *I'd open it if I weren't too lazy and if I didn't think it was going to fall off my TV and kill its drive before the warranty expires. :p
     

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