Question on resolution for converting DVDs to Apple TV2

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by javisan, May 9, 2011.

  1. javisan macrumors regular

    Dec 4, 2006
    Chicago, IL
    Hi, I have an Apple TV2 and an HD television and I'm currently working on ripping my DVDs in order to see them mainly through the Apple TV2 (even though I would also see them in iPad 2 and iPhone 4).

    I'm using winx dvd ripper platinum and my question is, what video resolution should I use in order to maintain the quality of the DVD without wasting space in my hard drive? The alternatives given by the program for widescreen content is 1280x720 and 960x540.

    I know that DVD resolution is 720x480 but this is not an alternative in this or any other DVD ripping program that I have seen.

    I have already ripped some DVDs using 1280x720 (196kbps audio, 1600kbps video) and for 1:45min. the size of the file is approx. 1.4-1.6GB which I believe is not so bad and comparable to an SD iTunes movie file.

    I will appreciate any help. Thanks!
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    Pro tip: Don't use crap software.

    Honestly, it's pretty crazy that a dedicated DVD ripper wont let you encode at native DVD resolution. I'd highly suggest using handbrake instead, it lets you customise everything.

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