handbrake movie to usb

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gonzoking, May 27, 2011.

  1. gonzoking macrumors newbie

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    I have some handbrake ripped movies of 12gb 1080 that wont play on my unhacked atv 2, so I tried to stick them on a usb like I used to to watch on my ps3, but they just wont go! error code 0 it says, the previous version of handbrake made mp4 s, not mv4 s, and I could put these on a usb no problem at all, any suggestions? Thanks in advance.
     
  2. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    2 things

    1. You can change the file extension from m4v to mp4

    2. I don't think that the PS3 can play movies over 4GB in size?
     
  3. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    FAT32 - the only filesystem the PS3 will accept - has a 4GB limit. You can't copy a file >4GB to FAT32, so you must be using some other filesystem which the PS3 does not accept.

    Use MKV2VOB to split the file in to 4GB chunks or (*shudder*) re-encode it to 4GB.
     
  4. gonzoking thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the 4gb tip about the ps3. My problem still stands, any new movies I encode using the latest version of handbrake will not go onto a usb stick, I have changed the file extension (just by simply renaming it, is that right though?) and it still won't drop onto a usb stick, very annoying. Surely someone else must have had this problem or is everyone here only streaming from mac to atv2?
     
  5. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    2 more things... Are you using a Mac?

    1 if you are using a Mac, is your thumb drive formatted as NTFS? If so you can't copy to the drive without installing some extensions on your Mac.

    2 by default, every thumb drive that I have ever seen, is fortmatted in fat32 which means you can't copy any file over 4 GB to it.
     
  6. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    M4V is actually an extension of the MP4 container, it isn't backwards compatible, you could try demuxing and remuxing with MP4box.

    Because the USB stick is FAT32 and your file is >4GB!

    If the file is larger than that, you'll need to burn it to a DVD (single layer/DVD5 = 4.37GB, dual layer/DVD9 = 7.95GB) or steam it over the network.
     
  7. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    No remuxing is needed. You can just change .m4v to .mp4

    I do it all the time and have never had a problem.

    There are features that aren't available when changing a m4v to mp4.
    I think you lose chapter markers, ac3 soundtrack, and maybe soft subtitles.
     

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