What did I do wrong?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by WizardHunt, Feb 9, 2008.

  1. WizardHunt macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    I tried to convert a dvd with Roxio crunch by ts folder to apple tv then used visual hub to convert to itunes and it is unviewable. What did I do wrong?

    What is the best way to do it so it is super clear or what the use is apple tv?
     
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

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    I've never used Roxio, but most people around here just use Handbrake or Visual Hub. Handbrake is free and works great. It can rip and encode most DVDs, but the preferred method is to rip first using a separate program (Mac the Ripper being the app of choice) and then run it through Handbrake using the Apple TV preset. Voilá!
     
  3. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    You say use Visual Hub? How? The dvd has ts folders. You can't copy the whole folder to visual hub, it gives errors. I am new at this. Any ideas?
     
  4. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

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    DVDs are copy protected. You can get a program that will copy the DVD to your hard drive, losing the copy protection in the process.

    On a Mac, the best (and free) one is MacTheRipper.

    Once you've ripped it, you then need to convert the files into something that iTunes (and the Apple TV) can play. That's a H.264 (MP4/M4V) file. Visual Hub can do this for you.

    The problem is that it's a two step process since the DVDs are copy protected. Visual Hub cannot convert a copy protected DVD, so you need to "rip" it first.

    Handbrake will both rip and convert at the same time.

    CDs (music ones) are NOT copy protected, so iTunes itself can rip and encode them automagically.
     
  5. WizardHunt thread starter macrumors 68000

    WizardHunt

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    Now I understand. Thanks for all the replies.
     

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