Need another converting app other than Handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by stlredbird, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. stlredbird macrumors 6502

    stlredbird

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    I love Handbrake but for some reason Die Hard 2 & 3 are a problem. The sound comes off messed up on both of them. I tried Handbrake on PC and Mac and both had the same problem.

    So what apps will do as good a job converting to a high quality video file that still includes chapters, preferably a PC app?

    Thx:apple:
     
  2. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    Have you tried ripping it to the hard drive first and then converting it?
     
  3. stlredbird thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. themoonisdown09 macrumors 601

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    Are you using the most recent version of Handbrake? Do you have the latest version of the VLC player installed?
     
  5. stlredbird thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yep, up to date on everything, pc and mac.
    I have successfully converted around 75 movies, dvd, blu-ray, and HD-DVD and I've never had a problem with regular dvds.
     
  6. richardhunt macrumors regular

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    It's probably because you are trying to convert the DTS Audio track on the DVD's. I have run into this issue a couple of times with some disney movies.

    The workaround is:

    1. Select the AC3 track in the audio section of handbrake to convert it to aac.

    2. Rip the DVD into the hard drive, then for some reason it works properly.

    I usually just pick the AC3 track instead.
     
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    That's odd; I've converted both of these titles (from the old Five-Star Collection DVDs) without any problems.
     
  8. stlredbird thread starter macrumors 6502

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    That was it, audio track was DTS, just switched it to AC3 and everything went perfect.

    THX.
     

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