Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

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pusta
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Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by pusta » Sun Mar 11, 2012 9:26 pm

Does any have or know of a step by step guide for ripping and converting blu-ray disks for the appletv2? I am currently ripping ones I own via AnyDVD and then converting the video file via Handbrake, but my audio is always screwed up (sometimes missing, sometimes foreign) or I don't get the complete movie. I think I am missing a step in here, just look for some help.

Thanks!

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by TedJ » Mon Mar 12, 2012 1:45 am

Try opening the folder above BDMV and let HandBrake parse the disc structure like it does for DVD.

You may find MakeMKV easier to use (free while in beta).

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by rollin_eng » Mon Mar 12, 2012 11:09 am

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by pusta » Mon Mar 12, 2012 2:16 pm

TedJ wrote:Try opening the folder above BDMV and let HandBrake parse the disc structure like it does for DVD.

You may find MakeMKV easier to use (free while in beta).

Well I knew it would be something simple, but not that simple :-) That seemed to do the trick. Thanks for the help!

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by nightstrm » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:01 pm

pusta wrote:
TedJ wrote:Try opening the folder above BDMV and let HandBrake parse the disc structure like it does for DVD.

You may find MakeMKV easier to use (free while in beta).

Well I knew it would be something simple, but not that simple :-) That seemed to do the trick. Thanks for the help!
Gets more difficult if the disc features a forced subtitle track, but overall the process has gotten much simpler since I started playing around with encoding Bluray sources.

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by pusta » Mon Mar 12, 2012 3:08 pm

nightstrm wrote: Gets more difficult if the disc features a forced subtitle track, but overall the process has gotten much simpler since I started playing around with encoding Bluray sources.
Agreed, I assume I'll run into this with the Star Wars blu-rays

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by compudude » Tue Mar 13, 2012 2:34 am

Do the Star Wars BRs have subs that aren't hard coded in? What's the language code for "Huttese"? LOL

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by pusta » Tue Mar 13, 2012 4:05 am

Follow up question. What about Blu-Rays with only DTS 5.1 Audio (for example the Simpsons Movie) Is the only option to select the 2.0 track? I assume DTS cannot be re-encoded as Dolby Digital, and the AppleTV does not support DTS.

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Re: Blu-ray to Appletv2 - Step by Step Guide

Post by mac_man_ad » Tue Mar 13, 2012 5:49 am

of course you can re-encode it. well, with the exception that HB cannot yet decode the newer DTS types, but DTS (and AC3) are cool and the new types just append extra channels or corrections on to an underlying old DTS type, which HB can decode.

so, in short, you can re-encode dts to ac3 (dolby) but you may incur more loss than maybe you expect. it will still not be noticable unless you have an epic sound system.

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