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Calling all apple tv owners

I'm interested in getting the device, but have a few questions. Am I right in thinking I could rip all my DVDs using Handbrake, and then store them on the device for viewing at original resolution and quality? If so - it seems a great way of archiving and accessing my DVD library. Anyone tried this?

PS. I hpe this is an acceptable forum for this topic. I know it's a little off the 'Molly hates Apple' vogue!

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Do you own 5 to 40 DVDs?

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Most DVDs have about 4 to 8 GB on them. To run at full quality we won't compress them so they have to stay at full size.

That means your collection may be 5 to 40 DVDs?

Bob

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Use a Mac Mini, if you have one already.

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Costs more but way more powerful and versatile.

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Calling all apple tv owners

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Handbrake is a great way to convert dvd's for viewing on Apple TV. There is a setting in Handbrake that optimizes the settings for Apple TV. Video quality is great and the sound is good, although not 5.1. Converting dvd's is slow but depends on the speed of your processor.

Good luck.

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