How many of you collect movies?

neonkru

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Hi! I have some movies i like collecting. I've switched to mac with this new 27 imac i have have a lot of dvd movie collection. like 50, not that much but these are some. I would like to copy them to my HDD but i would like to encode them to h264 or mpeg4, something that doesn't lose quality. Space is not a problem. I just have 0% of knowledge how to do this and which software to use. My windows pcs were low specs so i was never able to do it. I only used dvd shrink but it didn't encode to h264 or any other format, just raw dvd format.

I would like to encode the movie as well the subtitles.

Thank you
 

thleeal

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Jun 24, 2009
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297 gigs of teh best movies ever. were talking everything from the usual suspects, to Aladdin, to dirty pretty things, some documentaries in there.

i want a 27inch desperately, but i was also thinking of something like a projector to hook up to my 13 inch mbp.
 
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alent1234

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Jun 19, 2009
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at 250 DVD's i sold them off and now rent when i want to watch something. once my son is older i'll start buying kids movies
 
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MrBrekke

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Hi! I have some movies i like collecting. I've switched to mac with this new 27 imac i have have a lot of dvd movie collection. like 50, not that much but these are some. I would like to copy them to my HDD but i would like to encode them to h264 or mpeg4, something that doesn't lose quality. Space is not a problem. I just have 0% of knowledge how to do this and which software to use. My windows pcs were low specs so i was never able to do it. I only used dvd shrink but it didn't encode to h264 or any other format, just raw dvd format.

I would like to encode the movie as well the subtitles.

Thank you
have a look at this site.

http://www.maclife.com/article/make_a_backup_of_your_movie_dvd
 
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Goldie009

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Oct 29, 2009
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All my DVD's exist at the moment on my computer in h.264 - Ipod resolution. Ironically, the quality is decent enough to watch fullscreen on the 27inch iMac without noticing too much. Perfect for my ipod on the train.

If I want to watch them in higher quality I'll fire the DVD in. Personally Im after smaller filesizes though so quite happy to take them at lower res just now. When storage solutions like the drobo come down to a sensible price, I will invest in a big video box and store all my video in two formats - ipod and high quality.

At the moment I have 191 movies / tv programmes. Taking up around 5.9 days of time if you watched them back to back and around 61.4 GB of space - which is pretty good IMHO. All's I need now is to sort out an automated flow from EyeTV Recording to Handbrake into the same movies folder and I'll be laughing!!
 
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NJRonbo

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Jan 10, 2007
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3,000 DVDs/Blu-rays

...but then again, been a collector of
film all my life and I run one of the largest
DVD discussion forums on the Internet.

Sadly, no urge to watch DVD on my iMac.
 
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nando2323

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Aug 15, 2007
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300 DVD's/blue rays and 1500 TV episodes all spread across 3 1TB drives and 1 2TB drive.
 
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tbayrgs

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Ripit, in my experience, is a better, cheaper, and tidier alternative, which doesn't make you jump through hoops while bending over backwards just to 'gift' the developer.
+1 for RipIt though admittedly I've never tried MTR. So far out of about 200 DVDs, RipIt couldn't rip one movie--very simple and straightforward.

If space isn't an issue, you can just rip 'em and keep the files as is for viewing using iDVD on your iMac--each file would be about 5-8 GB, depending on the DVD. I personally encode them using Handbrake into h.264 mp4 files for viewing on :apple:TV or my iPhone--files are generally between 1-3 GB, again, depending on the movie/tv episode.
 
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