Movies ripped for ATV1 on ATV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bearcatrp, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

    Sep 24, 2008
    Boon Docks USA
    Since I think my ATV1 is starting to die, how do movies ripped for the ATV1 look on a ATV2? Don't want to rip over 400 movies again. Was hoping ATV3 would be released before I had to upgrade.
  2. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 16, 2010
    Melbourne, Australia
    They won't look any worse playing on the ATV2. it's just the ATV2 is capable of much better output. I'm slowly replacing my rips of bray discs to that higher capability, but otherwise, they'll do just fine.

    Of course if I get a better or bigger TV, that will show the deficiencies of those initial rips and DVD rips more significantly.
  3. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    If your talking sd dvd ... pretty much visually the same. Both presets use an rf of 20 which means in general they will be visually equivalent. The atv 2 preset uses higher x264 options which will typically result in a smaller file. But again for sd dvd the two presets will look visually the same.

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