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

    Jun 11, 2007
    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 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
  3. iamnewtomac macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    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

    Jan 26, 2006
    Whitehouse, OH
    This method would screw up chapters I would imagine.
  5. mallbritton macrumors 6502a

    Nov 26, 2006
    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.

  6. iamnewtomac macrumors newbie

    Apr 30, 2008
    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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