HandBrake HD???

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by smilinmonki666, Mar 2, 2008.

  1. smilinmonki666 macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    will the HandBrake team think about supporting BluRay & HD-DVD?

    No I don't want to sound ungratefull, I'm so chuffed with v0.9.2, with 5.1 support & DVD picture quality its fantastic. Its just that now watching HD trailers I want my HD films on my :apple:TV now?

    Does anyone now what options we have at the moment???
  2. TheStu macrumors 65816

    Aug 20, 2006
    Carlisle, PA
    I have no idea, I would love to know how people make HD rips of movies and then distribute them to channels that I of course would never frequent. I am upgrading my desktop soon, and want to get a bluray drive so i can watcha da HD, but.... i would also want to rip them, carry them in 720p form on my laptop for trips.
  3. peeaanuut macrumors 65816

    Sep 10, 2007
    Southern California
    I believe the rips are done on a PC. I dont have much knowledge but for the HDDVD I believe the xbox360 drive worked on windows and was a cheap way to rip them. Not sure what apps were used. As far as bluray, Im sure its the same process. I have not heard of any HD disc rip software for a mac.
  4. smilinmonki666 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 20, 2008
    I've managed to rip my HD-DVD's on my PC via the xBox 360 HD-DVD drive, but found no easy way of converting my files just yet???


    Has anyone found a way to do so in a single app??
  5. Ledhead macrumors newbie

    Sep 1, 2008

    you could try using mac the ripper to rip the hd movie and then run the folder through handbrake with some high settings
  6. schnerf macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    I've been trying to figure out how to do this. I have both Mac and PC, and the Xbox 360 HD-DVD player. How did you rip the HD DVDs-- what programs, drivers, etc. do i need?

    Also, have you figured out how to convert them to play in iTunes or anything?

    Essentially, is there a free way to get my HD-DVDs in a non-dead format?
  7. drichards macrumors 6502a


    Nov 30, 2008
    Apple doesn't support BluRay video, and HD-DVD is dead.

    As far as the conversions go, look around and you'll find a way to make those .mkv files play on your :apple:TV, I promise. ;)
  8. beaner454 macrumors regular

    Apr 22, 2003
    I heard that there is a developer version that you can compile that does support Blu-ray.

    That means that if your decent with a compiler you can take advantage of this right now. If not then you can wait and the next release should probably have this included.
  9. velocityg4 macrumors 601


    Dec 19, 2004

    This is Windows only though. As for conversion I could not say.
  10. silvine macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
    Can you tell me how you got 5.1 out of your files? Everytime I encoded MKVs there with Handrake the result is in stereo? What settings are you using?
  11. traderx1 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    in the audio tab
    use 1st audio track as AAC
    and the use the 2nd as Pass Through.
    Do it in the order. you will get 5.1 and get regular 2ch stereo. without the AAC track, it will not work.
    Apple recently updated its software. I had a bunch of stuff at 5.1 only, but they no longer work because it did not have the AAC track also. hopefully there will be a work around soon
  12. silvine macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
    Everytime I select AC 3 Passthrough as the codec Handbrake automatically changes audio codec to AAC (faac). I have tried this with several MKVs. :confused:

    Could it be a problem with the MKV itself? It says the source for my MKVS is English DTS 5.1 ch/Vorbis.
  13. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    "Dolby DTS" is not the same as AC3 ("Dolby Digital"). Also, the mention of 'vorbis' means that the DTS may have been compressed. In either case, I don't think HandBrake supports DTS passthrough.
  14. silvine macrumors member

    May 22, 2008
  15. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

    Jul 14, 2004
    Unless there's an option for 5.1 AAC (I haven't checked lately), you're out of luck for that particular format I think.
  16. schnerf macrumors newbie

    Jan 29, 2009
    Found a new app (probably an old one, but it's new to me). RipBot264 will demux, rip, and convert video files (you can select if you want h264 .mp4, .mkv, or blu-ray authorable). It can read video files, but also worked directly from my HD-DVD. Granted it took 26 hours on my ****** HP laptop, but the resulting .mp4 is in 1080p (about 8GB), and I was easily able to convert it down to be burned on a standard DVD for viewing. Not only that, but I have it converted on my iphone. Would just rebuying Serenity have been simple? Yes. Would it have been so satisfying? probably.

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