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1596 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 26, 2008 12:02 PM by Newman71
Currently Being ModeratedAug 17, 2008 1:06 PM (in response to dScotsman)For DVDs, I use Handbrake and have seen truly excellent results:
For other video files, I've used Videora. It works okay, but there are probably better things out there:
Let us know what you go with.Dell, Windows XP Pro
Currently Being ModeratedAug 18, 2008 5:21 AM (in response to dScotsman)you'll need to experiment for your storage capability. I use 2500 bit rate and the "normal" file size for a two hour movie is about 1.7 to 2.3 gigs
Picture is very near the original source and the file size is manageable.MacPro 2.66 mhz Dual-Core Xeon 2 terabytes of HD, Mac OS X (10.5.2), MBP C2D, iMac C2D, PB G4
Currently Being ModeratedAug 26, 2008 12:02 PM (in response to Smokerz)Hope this bit of info helps also...
The default bitrate when using the ATV preset on Handbrake is 2500kbps, which for a 2 hour movie is about 2+GB
I tweaked the bit rate ripping Raiders of the Lost Ark at 1000kbps then 1500kbps and finally at the default, 2500kbps. The 1500kbps was totally fine and saves you over a gig space. I think the final file size for Raiders at 1500kbps was 956 megs as opposed to 2.13BG for the default setting on Handbrake.
I watched the 2500kbps (Apple TV preset) vs the 1500kbps (custom) and unless you're a REAL CRAZY videophile you can't tell the difference.iMac 20" Intel Core 2 Duo, Mac OS X (10.4.8)