How does a hacked AppleTV handle dvd rips?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by sfilingeri, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. sfilingeri macrumors member

    sfilingeri

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    Ive read here on these forums how the appletv cant handle this and that to well, but Ive just installed ATVFLASH and was wondering how well does it play 1:1 dvd rips? No one really comments on that subject(of course they will be all legal dvd rips, just need to hide all my porn dvd cases)
     
  2. liquidtrend macrumors 6502

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    you really shouldnt come across an issue with video file playback, as long as you use a correct video file that your hacked appletv can play. what are you using to rip your video content?
     
  3. sfilingeri thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply, I will be using DVD Shrink with no compression, that should give me a 1:1 dvd rip
     
  4. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    All my stored DVD's are ripped ones using Handbrake using their setting for Apple TV. They look great on my big TV I can't see any lose of picture quality and I am very picky about that so I am have been watching closely when I play them on the Apple TV with ATV flash installed.
     
  5. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    What is the end video format you ripping to? And can this format be used by the hacked apple tv? If so there shouldn't be a problem.
     
  6. sfilingeri thread starter macrumors member

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    I'll probably just save them as DVD files (VIDEO_TS/VOB) and use NitoTV.
     
  7. sfilingeri thread starter macrumors member

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    Just wondering how big of a file do you get after using handbrake? Most DVDs are around the 8GB mark. If your wondering I only have about 200 DVDs so a 2TB hard drive that I'm dedicating for this project should be enough, thats why I really dont want to encode.
     
  8. MacBlackBook22 macrumors 6502

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    When I rip to Apple TV setting I get files on average of 1.5GB
    Mind you that is just the movie none of the added features.
     

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