Is the sticky above the best way to rip my DVD collection?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by lindmar, Jan 7, 2009.

  1. lindmar macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2003
    I'm going to start over in regards to ripping my DVD collection.

    I want to rip about 100 dvd's and get the best quality and cleanest rip for my :apple:tv

    I had ripped about 60 dvd's before for XBMC and an old xBox but I've been converting these to m4v with handbrake and the quality is kinda off for all of them. I cant remember how I ripped thes ein the first place.

    Is the sticky above "Automating DVD Backup with FairMount, HandBrake and iTunes "

    The best and fastest way to rip my DVD collection for itunes?
    Thanks in advance
  2. rWally macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Yeah, that's probably the best way to go. Personally, I use mac the ripper and then handbrake but either way works. It can be a little tricky to get the latest version of mac the ripper though.
  3. Keebler macrumors 68030

    Jun 20, 2005
    since you have alot, i would rip a bunch using mtr and then run the files overnight with HB. that will speed things up for you.

    as for the best encodes, i say it depends on the type of movie (action, drama etc...) and whether or not you want to go higher on the quality scale. for me, action films are done at bare minimum 80%. for dramas and comedies, i'm not too concerned if i see pixelation or anything else.

    good luck,
  4. rWally macrumors regular

    Sep 17, 2006
    Denver, CO
    Not sure if you're talking about 80% on the constant quality scale in handbrake or not but if you are that would be an absolute waste. Anything above 61-62% is quite negligible and you'd just be wasting space on your hard drive at that point. Heck, most people would even be able to tell the difference between 59% and 62%. The developers over there have gotten pretty good with their presets so I'd just go with the :apple:TV preset and you won't notice much of a difference with that and the actual DVD itself.

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