Handbrake or Mediahub? and Videora question?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Dingo Dave 69, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. Dingo Dave 69 macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2007
    Which do you use and why?

    I have only been using handbrake but have some files I would like to convert for AppleTV, i smediahub the best way to do this?

    I would prefer to do it on a PC but Videora seems to be only for ipods, can anyone tell me what I should pick on videora for it to look good on an appleTV?
  2. desenso macrumors 6502a


    May 25, 2005
    Why would you want to do it on a PC?

    For ripping DVDs, there is no better software than HandBrake on any platform.
  3. Jeff Hall macrumors regular

    Jeff Hall

    Apr 10, 2006
    I rip all my DVDs with Mac The Ripper (v3.014M) and then encode with Handbrake. I'd only need VisualHub if I want to transcode movies in other formats. For example, my friends have tons of Anime they pulled down off BitTorrent, most of which are .AVI files.

    I don't know if VisualHub is still restricted to encoding 5.1 sound in only .MOV containers, but my understanding is you cannot tag such files. Handbrake encodes 5.1 in an M4V container identical to how Apple encodes their 5.1 HD movies.
  4. DJAKO macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2006
    On my Mac I use MTR and then Handbrake or Visual Hub.

    On my Windows PC I use AnyDVD / AnyDVD HD and then Handbrake. I usually do more of the ripping on my PC now since it's a quad core with 4 GB of RAM and usually does it twice as fast as my MBP.

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