Use Full or Compressed TS_Folder

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by rick3000, Dec 24, 2008.

  1. rick3000 macrumors 6502a

    rick3000

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    #1
    Hi,
    I am thinking about upgrading to a MacBook Pro and getting an AppleTV after MacWorld '09. I have started to rip my DVD's using Mac the Ripper (Ripit doesn't cut it yet), and I have been burning duplicate backup DVD's with Toast (which created a 4.3GB compressed DVD). I would like to encode with Handbrake in H.264 but my iBook is way to slow (20+ hours), so I am going to wait until I get a MBP.

    My question is should I save the full DVD rips to use with Handbrake in the future or will the 4.3GB compressed DVD's give me the same quality through Handbrake with the AppleTV setting at 2000kbits/s?
    Thanks!
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    Use the uncompressed ts folders. The better the source material, the better the final mp4 will be.

    Also, if you plan on getting an ATV soon, I wouldn't bother making physical backups of DVDs. The only reason to do this is if you have kids and you like to play DVDs in the car for road trips. Otherwise, just encode to mp4 and stick them in iTunes.
     
  3. rick3000 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    rick3000

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    Thanks for the advice, I'll just keep the full size TS_Folders then.
    I am actually making the DVD's for when I go to college next year. It's better quality and cheaper than a HD, IMHO. The AppleTV will be for our house.
     

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