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    Apple TV and AVI files
    Last year I spent about a week copying all my DVD's to my hard drive so stored away the hard copies to collect dust.

    I quite fancy the idea of apple TV and link up with itunes to rent or buy movies but would apple tv be able to store and play my avi's?

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    AVI is a container format, so the audio and video streams could really be anything. What DVD-ripping program did you use, and with what video settings?
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    I used handbrake on the standard avi output settings. A handful were done when I was a pc user, for the life of me I cant remember what program I used but it was pretty similar one click to convert like handbrake.

    Just for future reference, is there a better way to convert my dvds into my computer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joe.morgan View Post
    I used handbrake on the standard avi output settings. A handful were done when I was a pc user, for the life of me I cant remember what program I used but it was pretty similar one click to convert like handbrake.

    Just for future reference, is there a better way to convert my dvds into my computer?
    i have avis working with third party software on my intel leopard. but i want to really do is use front page to show pix. and i think that means I have to get quicktimer player working. please advise.

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    wolfgang - use DVDpedia

    I can play the AVI files no trouble at all on VLC or Quicktime. Would be nice to have them all on apple tv so I can plug it into my TV if I ever want to watch a film with my housemates

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    HandBrake is available for Mac OS X as well - you might want to tweak the settings and re-rip your movies as MP4.
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    So if they are all mp4, i could put them into my itunes library and transfer onto apple tv?

    Anyway of doing all 300 odd movies at the same time from AVI to MP4 so I dont have to get all the DVDs back down from the attic?

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