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by whimpers
Thu Mar 06, 2008 4:31 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DivX to iPod?
Replies: 5
Views: 2620

Re: DivX to iPod?

A few other free options for converting DivX to iPod on the mac are Mpeg StreamClip (export to mp4 for iTunes) or QT Sync (export to iPod). They all rely on QuickTime so you have to install Perian to make them recognize DivX, it also means that it's on the slow side and quality isn't always that gre...
by whimpers
Tue Nov 27, 2007 4:09 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How To: Rip, Encode and Combine Using Fairmount & DTOX
Replies: 112
Views: 738596

One thing about joining multi-disc movies using DTOX as per the guide -- as far as I can see you can't create a single title that is larger than 9GB, so it's not possible for example to join any of the Lord of the Rings super-extended editions into single titles without a bit of recompression. It m...
by whimpers
Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:59 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How To: Rip, Encode and Combine Using Fairmount & DTOX
Replies: 112
Views: 738596

Nicely done, but if I may add a suggestion: in my opinion it's important that DVD2OneX doesn't recompress the movie before you pass it on to HandBrake, to avoid losing quality. In your example this is no problem since a movie only rip stays under 4.36 GB, but most movies will pass this limit and by ...
by whimpers
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How To: Convert AVI to MP4
Replies: 7
Views: 2465

iSquint is for free too, it uses the same engine as VisualHub, but only does mp4 conversion. It's meant for iPod conversion, but you can use it for other devices too. Checking optimize for TV and h264 should work fine for a PS3. If you want to have a higher resolution than 640 px wide, you can chang...
by whimpers
Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:38 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Settings for PSP H.264/AVC format
Replies: 21
Views: 87941

Keep in mind that this is only for 3.30 firmware and higher, lower firmware versions won't load 480 px wide video.
by whimpers
Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:12 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Anyone get hi-res PSP videos to encode?
Replies: 6
Views: 2539

There's a thread on the forum that explains how to do it: http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1127&highlight= I've made several successful conversions with HandBrake. Basically, this is what I use (from the post by Shamroot): encoder -> x264(main) screensize -> 480x272 bitrate -> defa...
by whimpers
Thu May 24, 2007 8:12 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: two titles->one file?
Replies: 2
Views: 1301

You can seemlessly join two titles with DVD2OneX, they can come from one disk or several disks. You always have to decrypt them with MacTheRipper first. Just make sure you manually set the output size big enough so that DVD2OneX doesn't recompress (it's set to single layer DVD by default). Let DVD2O...
by whimpers
Wed May 23, 2007 7:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: transfering a youtube clip to my ipod video
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

PodTube is the $4.99 software (the previous version was free), but will do everything from downloading the video, to converting it to iPod format and to loading it in iTunes.
The free way is using the second method (without PodTube). Mpeg StreamClip, iSquint, QT Sync, Perian.. all are free.
by whimpers
Tue May 22, 2007 11:40 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: transfering a youtube clip to my ipod video
Replies: 3
Views: 2091

Easy way: use PodTube Free way: copy the URL of the video you're watching, open Mpeg StreamClip, choose 'open URL' and paste the URL, click 'open as streamed file' and 'download'. This will download the .flv video file to your hard disk, you can convert that to iPod format with iSquint [or with Quic...
by whimpers
Sat May 12, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DVD TO MPEG1 FORMAT HELP
Replies: 5
Views: 2191

If it's a commercial DVD, rip it to your hard drive with MacTheRipper first. Drop the decrypted video_ts folder in FFMpegX or VisualHub and you can convert to mpeg1. In FFMpegX use the VCD preset but uncheck split mpeg and author as vcd under the options, in VisualHub use the MPEG tab.
by whimpers
Fri May 11, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Where to find CLI settings for my PSP???
Replies: 4
Views: 1499

There are some suggestions in this thread:
http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopi ... c&start=15
by whimpers
Thu May 10, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: PSP settings for new firmware 3.30
Replies: 30
Views: 33361

Thanks, I had figured that out in the meantime. Strange indeed that you have to set that each time. When I convert a video file with VisualHub I have to do the same thing, so it's some bizarreness of the PSP I guess.
by whimpers
Wed May 09, 2007 6:17 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: PSP settings for new firmware 3.30
Replies: 30
Views: 33361

Re: PSP profile

Hi, I've successfully encoded a file for the PSP with the following preset: encoder -> x264(main) screensize -> 480x272 bitrate -> default (was 1000) framerate: 25 (PAL content) or 29.97 (NTSC content) advanced x264 options -> threads=1:level=21 Regarding advanced options: You have to specify a H.2...
by whimpers
Wed May 09, 2007 6:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Split DVD in 2 700MB files
Replies: 2
Views: 1414

If your DVD has 20 chapters you could for instance select chapters 1-10 for disc 1 and chapters 11-20 for disc 2. Set the size to 650-700 MB for each rip.
by whimpers
Mon May 07, 2007 5:51 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake files with multiple audiotracks back to DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 1696

If you still want to do this, you can open your file in QuickTime Pro and go to Movie properties. Delete the audio track you don't want to use and save as a self-contained movie, you can use that with Toast. If you don't have QuickTime Pro, you can use QT Sync to remove one of the audio tracks and s...
by whimpers
Wed May 02, 2007 5:35 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Quality of Converting A DVD Movie to work on AppleTV
Replies: 38
Views: 11292

That could be true.
I don't like the QuickTime quality that much for converting DVD files, so I rarely use it for that. HandBrake or VisualHub give better results IMO. But that's subjective, apparently you like DivX better than h264, and that surprises me too.
by whimpers
Tue May 01, 2007 3:35 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Quality of Converting A DVD Movie to work on AppleTV
Replies: 38
Views: 11292

First of all, you can't compare a program like DVD Fab to HandBrake. If you want DVD copy and DVD shrink applications for the mac, you can use programs like Toast or DVD2OneX (if you decrypt the DVD with MacTheRipper first). If you make a movie only copy with those programs and the main feature is b...
by whimpers
Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:44 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Simply want to copy my own DVD: having trouble
Replies: 3
Views: 1713

Insert your original DVD, and open DiskUtility (in the Applications > Utilities folder). Select your DVD icon on the left and click 'new image', then select CD/DVD master as a format. Your DVD will be copied to a .cdr image file that will appear on the left in DiskUtility when it's finished. Eject t...
by whimpers
Tue Apr 24, 2007 5:35 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Is there anyway to combine 2 titles?
Replies: 5
Views: 1644

You can use DVD2OneX in 'movie only or join multiple titles' mode (click the ++ button to join seemlessly) to create a new video_ts folder with the two titles joined. DVD2OneX works on a decrypted DVD, so mount it with FairMount or rip with MacTheRipper first. You can use the new video_ts folder wit...
by whimpers
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extract Audio from Video
Replies: 5
Views: 6990

QT Sync is freeware and has the same export function.
by whimpers
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:55 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Req: MKV/AVI to Mpeg-4 convert files
Replies: 5
Views: 3492

HandBrake is focused on DVD and mpeg2 sources. If you want to convert other files (especially .mkv) to mpeg4 you'll get the best results with VisualHub. FFmpegX can do some mkv files too, but has trouble with HD mkv files. If you're looking for a free program, try iSquint, but mkv support is not so ...
by whimpers
Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extract Audio from Video
Replies: 5
Views: 6990

I suppose you want solutions for a mac: Extracting audio from a video file: Open the video with QuickTime Pro or QT Sync and choose Export > sound to aiff. You can drop an aiff file in iTunes to convert it to mp3 or burn it to an audioCD. Extracting audio directly from a DVD: use MacTheRipper (Title...
by whimpers
Sat Apr 21, 2007 1:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ok, so mpeg-4 has better compression, but at what cost?
Replies: 10
Views: 3707

Keep in mind that looking on a big plasma screen and being picky about image quality you will always notice some difference. If you had the uncompressed source files that the DVD was made from and you would convert them to h264 mpeg4 and compare them to the mpeg2 compression you have on the DVD now,...
by whimpers
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Extracting small clips from DVDs and .mp4s
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

If you already went through the trouble of converting your DVD to mp4 with HandBrake, just open that .mp4 with Mpeg StreamClip. Move the slider on the movie player to the desired starting point and choose 'Select in' from the edit menu. Then move to the slider to where you want the clip to end and c...
by whimpers
Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:10 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Extracting small clips from DVDs and .mp4s
Replies: 9
Views: 2749

If you want to be able to precisely select a scene from a DVD, you can use Mpeg StreamClip (free, but it needs the mpeg2 component for QuickTime). You can export to DV to use the clips in iMovie to edit them any way you want. If you don't want to lose any quality, choose 'save as' to have a .vob fil...