how to turn a handbrake video back to dvd files for burning?

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    I have a lot of movies encoded with handbrake at the Apple TV settings, and a few people have asked how to take one of those and re-convert it back into dvd files.

    can this be done? I need to put a few backed up dvd's back onto dvd'
    s cause i already got rid of them and i cannot watch the appletv handbrake version over at certain friends houses.

    I tried doing the video files as data but they still show up with the .mp4 at the end and the dvd player will not recognize them.

    Thanks
     
  2. bmcgonag macrumors 65816

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    DVD format is mpeg2. YOu will need to convert the compressed mp4 file back to uncompress mpeg 2 (or less compressed). This is unfortunately going to result in more loss of quality.

    MPEGStreamclip can do this most likely, and it's freeware.

    Burn for OS X can also do this, but sometimes it's a multistep process, but so is MPEGStreamClip.

    Both are free.

    Brian
     
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  4. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks i appreciate the info and help!!
     
  5. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So idvd and toast, do i need certain versions?

    or will idvd and toast 6 work?


    and how to do it?

    (i am a mac newbee again!!)
     
  6. Jethryn Freyman macrumors 68020

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    Toast 6 should work, so long as it will run with your computer. Whatever version of iDVD should also almost certainly work. They both have tutorials of how to make a DVD, it's very easy.

    With Toast, you can open it straight up, select "Video DVD" from the column on the left (or somewhere around there, I have version 10), drag the video file into the window, and hit "Burn".
     
  7. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    THANKS!

    BUT... what if i dont want to turn it into a "harddisk" and only want it converted back to the normal video.ts folder with files in it? then how would i do that?

    also are there any image drives for mac to load an iso image into and play without having to make a disc outa it?

    thanks
     
  8. punkmac macrumors regular

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    This has been my project this week to make a hard copy of quicktime files that can be watched on a dvd player. A real easy way is to open iDVD >File>Magic iDVD select a menu theme and drop your video file in the time line and under File you can burn the disc, save as a disc image, or a VIDEO TS folder. I haven't burned any yet because my son just bought his '09 Mac mini with the Superdrive and I have to transfer the video files. Good Luck!
     
  9. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Cool, will try

    it kind of worked but did not give me the option to save it as vts folder probably due to it being an mp4 or m4v (apple tve setting in handbrake.)

    i got it to play but not sure how to get it to the stage i want it now?


    i also have iskysoft dvd ripping pack, xilisoft dvd creator and video converter as well...

    maybe one of those will do it?

    disregard the moron (myself) who is posting stuff after not looking through the program!!

    it works fine, i am just a bit of a mac retard:)

    but .. it was going to take 6 hours!! WOW 6 hours to convert it back to avts folder for dvd files? that seems kinda crappy!
     
  10. punkmac macrumors regular

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    I just started an encode on the new mini...the save as options are under "File" and yes my 2 hour movie is taking 5+ plus hours also....We'll see what happens. I usually use MacTheRipper and Handbrake to Quicktime. I have noticed Handbrake has been outputing as a .m4v instead of .mov. This forces iTunes to open and copy the file, but you can change the extension to .mov or just select "open with"> Quicktime.
     
  11. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Well, hope it goes well,

    what really sucks is that i have an 8 core dual 2.8, and it still said it would take 5-6 hours!!

    wtf?

    i should not take that length of time on a machine such as mine!
     
  12. punkmac macrumors regular

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    That is strange, but I think there is a lot more going on than just a simple encode from one format to another. The last DVDs I burned were on my iMac G4 and I remember it taking about 5 hours. iDVD has become a lot more fancy too with intricate menus etc.. Theoretically it should be faster, maybe iDVD isn't taking full advantage of all 8 cores yet. The least frustrating way is to encode overnight, so when you wake up it's finished. It's worth it in the end....you have a workable DVD you can play anywhere.
     
  13. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    yeah i thought about leaving it over night, but shoo, i've got something like 1 Terra byte of movies backed up into handbrake/apple TV format and it would take me a year just o urn all of hem into vts folders again!!

    8 cores!!! 8 cores!!

    any other program sugestion?

    (i dont want to say this but...) :(I may have to (cry) try using windows to reconvert them all!

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
     
  14. punkmac macrumors regular

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    I feel your pain....but it might just be the nature of the beast. I'm not familiar with any other apps to do what you want to do. I'm guessing any Windows program isn't going to be 8 core aware anyway. It might be better just re-ripping the dvds in Mactheripper and burning them in Toast...if they are still around ;)
     
  15. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks for the advice!!

    but it would take me forever to re-rip all the dvds i have done in the past year!!

    i will look to windows to see what i can do?
     

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