Ripping PAL DVD to Apple TV in Toast

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by wombat888, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. wombat888 macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
    I have a specific question, I am not optimistic anyone's dealt with this exact situation, but I'll ask anyway.

    What I have:

    a fan-made DVD of a band's performance on French TV, in PAL
    a Sony KDL-46XBR8 television that does not play PAL content
    Toast Titanium 10 on MacBook 2.4GHz aluminum unibody
    Apple TV

    What I tried:

    Ripping the DVD using the Apple TV choice in Toast. I also modified the settings to try to maximize quality, and I checked the "scale to fit space" option

    What I ended up with:

    A decent-quality video that fills the central 60% of my screen with huge black borders around the rest. It's watchable but in effect, my 46" TV is about 27" for this content. I also can see some digital artifacts at times.

    What I'd like:

    At least to stretch it to fit the screen. Ideally, better quality - the original DVD's quality is roughly on par with a good SD television signal.

    I don't mind using software other than Toast if there's a better option. Any advice? This isn't crucial, but it's been bugging me for months now ...
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003

    Oh, and use your tv to stretch the source if you want to the full screen, but realize unless the source's resolution matches the tv's resolution it will be distorted. Obviously.
  3. wombat888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    May 10, 2008
  4. hardkoreprawn macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2010

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