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

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    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

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    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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