Handbreak: How do I encode 2 (concert) DVDs to 1 file?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by imacericg, Apr 28, 2008.

  1. imacericg macrumors regular

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    I have several concert DVD's that I am ripping, except they are all on 2 DVD's. First half of the concert on 1 DVD, the second half of the concert on the other DVD.

    I would like to encode them as 1 file if possible, how do you suggest I do this? I do have VisualHub and I know I saw a "combine files" check box. Is that the solution? Will that mess up the chapters, because I plan on naming all the chapters.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 603

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  3. iamnewtomac macrumors newbie

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    How to Create 1 file output from 2 DVDs:-

    1. Use Handbreak or anyother tool to convert two independent files say A and B.

    2. Use Quick Time to open file 'A' which is output converted form DVD1

    3. Then on QT do Edit/Select All and Edit/Copy

    4. Now you can close the file 'A'

    5. Open file 'B' this time with QT again

    6. now do Edit/Paste and File/Save As

    7 give a new file name which will be file 'C' the new full video

    I did more than 200 movies like this. Good Luck.
     
  4. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    This method would screw up chapters I would imagine.
     
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    I use MacTheRipper 3, DVD2OneX (DTOX) and Handbrake. My process goes something like this:

    1. Rip entire disk to HDD with MTR.
    2. Repeat for Disk 2 or Side B.
    3. Combine into one using DTOX.
    4. Encode for :apple:TV using Handbrake.
    5. Tag with MetaX.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  6. iamnewtomac macrumors newbie

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    This method would screw up chapters I would imagine.

    I followed this process for converting multiple dvds or avi files to one .m4v or .mp4 to use from ATV.
    I did not try preserving chapters, Menu etc.
     

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