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Saturday, May 5, 2007

Converting movies to an Apple TV compatible format!

A new version of Handbrake just came out and there is a whole lot of new features. One of the most interesting one is if you have an Apple TV. There is a quick preset at the right that set the right video settings to get the best quality possible while keeping the file size down. This will enable you to watch your DVDs on your all your networked computers as well as your Apple TV. This new version of Handbrake also adds chapter markers. If you check this option in your output settings, you will be able to skip through the chapters within QuickTime or your Apple TV. Screenshot of the new Handbrake:


Encoding the video will take quite a long time however. I tried a two hours movie on a Quad 2.66GHz Mac Pro and it took an hour (activity monitor was showing 300% usage of the processors). For a commercial encrypted DVD, you will have to use Mac the Ripper first to remove the encryption. Download Handbrake from MacUpdate here.

1 Comments:

Blogger Kush said...

I've had both for a long time

like handbrake much better

May 5, 2007 at 8:01 AM  

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