Options for encoding DVDs for mac mini HTPC use

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by vwDavid, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. vwDavid macrumors regular

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    I have used MacTheRipper for eternity it seems. Recently I have built a mac mini for HTPC use. I'd like to Rip some new DVDs of mine to store on the Mac mini HTPC drive.

    If I use MTR I will get nice full disc extractions, I hope I can play the DVD though front row and get title screens and extras. I do believe I had done that before.

    However, that takes >4 gigs of space usually.

    I could use handbrake (not used it yet) but I assume I loose title screens, extras, DVD integration etc.

    Are there any options to retain that full DVD integration but use less space?

    Thanks
     
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    You can use a program like DETOX (Dvd2oneX) to compress the full disc rips from MTR.

    You can easly compress all off your DVD rips to 4 gigs or slightly less and still end up with a decent image, this will keep the menu structure and extras in place.

    You can try it on a free trial and see what you think, there will be some quality loss but it may be acceptable to you.
     

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