HandBrake or VisualHub for iPod Touch videos??

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  1. milenkod macrumors member

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    Which is better to transcode video into iPod Touch format, HandBrake or VisualHub? Whick does a better job? Faster?
     
  2. Full of Win macrumors 68030

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    I'm assuming you are starting from the actual DVD / MPEG2 files, then I'd say Handbreak.

    BTW - VH does not support X-Grid in 10.5, thereby taking away a big reason to go with it.
     
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  4. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    DVD and Rips : Handbreak....

    All other stuff: VisualHub. Try getting the free iSquint first. Its fun to use and will give you a good idea of how the product is!
     
  5. milenkod thread starter macrumors member

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    Not familiar with X-Grid. What does it do? what's it for?
     
  6. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Totally different uses.

    Handbrake - encodes DVDs into video files that go on iPods.

    VisualHub - converts current video files into video files that go on iPods.

    They serve two different purposes and everyone should have a copy of both. If you don't want to pony up the $25 or whatever it is for VisualHub you can get their free version called iSquint but it's nowhere near as powerful.
     
  7. milenkod thread starter macrumors member

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    Is discussion of ripping dvd disallowed on these forums?
     
  8. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Ive seen 'iPhone/iPod Touch' hacking and unlocking threads on this forum FYI!:)
     
  9. ihabime macrumors 6502

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    You've seen them because they're not illegal, neither is ripping dvds that you own. You really should try reading the faq/rules sometime, it explains what is and isn't allowed here.
     
  10. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

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    Sorry......:eek:
    But this is hard to digest that iPhone unlocking is NOT illegal!
     
  11. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Not if you own the content on the disc. Ripping commercial DVDs is illegal in most countries but if it's your content you can do what you like.
     
  12. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    they are fine to talk about :rolleyes:

    so is talking about jailbreaking/hacking iphones and ipod touches

    even talking about hackintoshs is fine here

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=432594

    arn's response is #6
     
  13. MacGeek7 macrumors 6502a

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    I use both...Handbrake to rip and Visual Hub/iSquint to convert AVIs or other unplayable movie files
     
  14. ihabime macrumors 6502

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    ummm, isn't that what I said?
     
  15. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    my apologies! i totally misread your post. for some reason i thought you were saying they were illegal

    sorry:eek:
     
  16. mtfield macrumors 6502

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    I like Visual Hub a lot and use it frequently, but why can't it keep chapters?!
     
  17. messedkid macrumors 6502

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    Because it doesn't support it? :rolleyes:

    Handbrake does, as well as MactheRipper.
     
  18. Kansas-Kate macrumors newbie

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    HandBreak with non-Region 1 DVDs?

    I've bought several Region 2 and Region 4 DVDs when traveling abroad -- foreign films that are not (and probably never will be) available for Region 1. I have a DVD player that was hacked to play any region and either PAL or NTSC.

    Does anyone know if HandBreak can be used to rip these to I can watch them on my iMac and iPod Touch?

    MTIA.

    :apple: iMac 24" 2.4GHz 2GB 500GB
    :apple: iPod Touch 32GB
     
  19. milenkod thread starter macrumors member

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    I usually make back-ups of the movies I buy for my kids...they tend to use the the disks as ice-skates across the hardwood floor, so back-ups are a must.

    Is there something that would work in conjunction with MacTheRipper to rip, compress and burn to a DVD+-R...kind of like a one-program solution would ?
     
  20. MagnumJoe macrumors regular

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    I'm testing Handbrake and VisualHub. I have "Lost" in DVD format both Handbrake and VisualHub work well, however Handbrake puts coverts it into each episode, for instance I have 5 vob files, Handbrake put it in 3 episodes. VisualHub on the other hand just coverts each vob file 5 (mp4) files "Not in episodes" like Handbrake does. Is there a setting in VisualHub that will put it in episodes as well?
     
  21. Sky Blue Guest

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    Maybe you should teach your kids to respect their/your possessions? ;)

    Toast or Popcorn will allow you to compress and burn after you've ripped.
     
  22. milenkod thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a 5, 4 ,2 and 10-month-old....you try to keep up with the mayhem...
    I've been using Toast Platinum to recompress laetly. I really don't know how it compares, quality/speed wise to something like DVD2OneX. DVD2OneX has been choking lately (don't know why) but Toast has seemed to be able to do the job.
     

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