encode divx/xvid files

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

  1. downset macrumors member

    May 1, 2005
    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

    Oct 24, 2003
  3. michaelsaxon macrumors 6502

    Nov 15, 2006
  4. downset thread starter macrumors member

    May 1, 2005
    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


    Jun 18, 2003
    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

    Forced Perfect

    Jul 2, 2004
    Toronto, Canada.
    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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