iTunes Question

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  1. Prohybe macrumors member

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    I had some files, some TV shows episodes that i ripped from the series original dvd, over my HP. i transferred the files to my mac and when i try to put them on iTunes or just add them to there, nothing happens, i can't add the files. Any suggestions?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    What kind of files are they? Generally you can't just drag and drop movie files into iTunes and have them play. You probably have to convert them into an iTunes-friendly format.
     
  3. simsaladimbamba

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    Tell us, what format they are in, or use VideoSpec (I prefer that, though it hasn't been updated since 11/2009), MediaInfo Mac (10/2010) or MediaInfo (4/2011, there is a Mac OS X version to download, VideoSpec and MediaInfo Mac are using the same library as MediaInfo) to analyse a sample file and attach the report to your next post.
    Not every format can be easily dragged into iTunes.

     
  4. Prohybe thread starter macrumors member

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    i used a file i downloaded a while ago from megaupload. here it is
     

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  5. simsaladimbamba

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    That is a RealMedia file, playable by the RealPlayer or maybe even VLC Player.

    You can use HandBrake to transcode the .rmvb file to a format iTunes accepts. Use one of the presets, Universal should be fine.
    I just tested your file, and VLC Player can play it. Transcoding via Handbrake takes around ten minutes on my 2007 iMac with 2 GHz.
     
  6. Prohybe thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks a lot for the help
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    No problem. Did HandBrake work? For me it stays at 100% for a long time, I just paused it. Maybe you have to use VLC and its Streaming/Transcode wizard first and then HandBrake.
     
  8. Prohybe, Dec 28, 2011
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    Prohybe thread starter macrumors member

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    Still testing it out. But i've been thinking, i have tons of files like this one, if i have to convert each file when i download i'm damned XD. I think i might just get a folder with the episodes and watch them on VLC .

    When using handbrake, how do i turn the file into something readable by iTunes?
     

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