Macbook Pro and Connect360

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by djinn, May 21, 2007.

  1. djinn macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    Anyone use their macbook Pro to rip dvds to watch on their xbox 360? If so, what process do you use? And how good is the picture quality?
     
  2. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

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    I rip using Handbrake at the highest possible settings, if that's too large then I'll compress the file using ffmpegx and then fire it over to the 360 via Connect360.

    This is all on a 1GHz TiBook by the way, but I'm sure the same processes apply to a MBP.

    Both Handbrake and ffmpegx are freeware.
     
  3. djinn thread starter macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    What file format do you use? Codecs? Encoder? Average bitrate? and Picture Settings?
     
  4. Shaduu macrumors 6502a

    Shaduu

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    I export the file as whatever Handbrake gives me, ffmpegx will convert it to .mp4 and I just use the default settings in both Handbrake and ffmpegx and that seems to work out fine.
     
  5. deadpixels macrumors 6502a

    deadpixels

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    ffmpegx used to be freeware, it seems it's shareware now :D
     
  6. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    I used to use visual hub to convert files to the necessary WMV format, but I guess that was with an earlier version of Connect 360. Woohoo!! I didn't know there was a new version out that supported mp4!!
     
  7. jhsfosho macrumors 6502

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    I guess it was the xbox 360 spring update more than a connect 360 update, but I am still excited!!
     
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  9. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I don't have any solid evidence, but in the settings there is an option for sharing video and audio podcasts... I have mine unchecked so I don't know if it works.. I'll give it a try and post back if it works.
     
  10. djinn thread starter macrumors 68000

    djinn

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    I watched the digg one, so yeah, it works.
     

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