Handbrake encoding vs Boxee

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by kiranmk2, Nov 8, 2008.

  1. kiranmk2 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2008
    Now Apple have added alternate audio and soft subtitle support I am about to start ripping my non-dts films again (about 60). Now Boxee has been released I understand I can just rip my DVDs to my NAS and run them from boxee. Obviously this means that I can get all the audio tracks, subtitles, branching features and extras. I also get the impression boxee can get the artwork and tags from the internet.

    Taking the Handbrake option means spending more time encoding followed by tagging, trying to find a way to get soft-subtitles in and I don't think at the moment there is a way to have more than one 5.1 track so my foreign films will have to wait. The obvious advantage is much smaller file sizes (about 1/4 the size).

    Storage space is getting cheaper all the time...

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