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I want to see what kinds of content a DVD has without having to play it.

I'd like a Win7x64-compatible tool that can dump the structure of a DVD: like, a list of the disc's titles/chapters with their durations, each title's native resolution/display aspect radio, details on the audio tracks each title has, etc. If it can report on details like the menu/program hierarchy—what titles/other menus are accessible through each menu, which titles are set for mandatory playback—and where playback goes next when a specific title ends, so much the better, but that's not required. [more inside]
posted by Lazlo Nibble on Jun 26, 2014 - 4 answers

Convert .mp4 or .mkv to burn and then play in a standard DVD player?

Please note: I am using Mac OS X. While I have managed to burn two playable DVDs from one of my .mp4 files (once with Burn and once with Toast), the video, which is widescreen, ends up in 4:3 on the DVD, and I don’t know why. (When I tried to convert an .mp4 file to “DVD” using FfmpegX, I let the conversion run overnight, and it was only 33% finished by morning.) Details re: the video files and the software I have at my disposal inside. [more inside]
posted by tzikeh on Jan 11, 2014 - 12 answers

Problem backing up DVD to hard drive using handbrake

So I recently converted a vhs of my parents' wedding from dvd format. But now I want to have a backup copy on my PC so I put the DVD in and launched handbrake and convert to mp4. It works... sort of... Except that handbrake only saved the first 42 minutes of the video while there is more see on the DVD. [more inside]
posted by iliketothinknu on Jul 5, 2013 - 2 answers

Help me transcode video for my PS3

I've got home video in a number of formats that I'm trying to convert to play on my PS3. I have a Very Large NAS with integrated UPnP server (a version of Twonky), so I'm not looking for a new way to stream the data. I've got Handbrake 0.9.8 for OS X, which doesn't (appear to) have a preset for the PS3. I've dug around a little bit, but every set of settings I've found either results in data the PS3 won't read, or video that's more artifacted than I expected (common symptom - horizontal striping when things move). Anyone have a good set of parameters to transcode to something the PS3 can use?
posted by hanov3r on Apr 10, 2013 - 10 answers

Help me get DVD video to my iPad, please.

How do I transfer/play dvd video to iPad3? [more inside]
posted by Tchad on Jul 3, 2012 - 7 answers

My MKV stops conversion halfway through

I'm trying to convert an MKV file to mp4 using Handbrake, but for some reason it tells me it's finished converting 40 minutes through. The completed 40 minutes are excellent quality, but I'm at a complete loss as to why it's stopping so early. The file isn't DRMed to the best of my knowledge. What might be going wrong? How can I get Handbrake to finish converting my video? And if Handbrake can't, what other app for Mac handles MKV conversion without horrible quality loss (like VisualHub or QuickTime do)?
posted by Rory Marinich on May 25, 2012 - 12 answers

Car handbrake - first gear too?

Is it necessary these days for a car parked on a hill to be put in first gear, as well as engaging the hand brake?
posted by devnull on Apr 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Subtitles in Handbrake

How do I get subtitles to work with handbrake? [more inside]
posted by drugstorefrog on Feb 4, 2012 - 2 answers

DVD to iPad: Part Deux

Problem with ripping TV-series DVD's to iTunes via Handbrake. [more inside]
posted by allkindsoftime on Dec 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Recommended ffmpeg options

What are ideal command-line ffmpeg options, used to back up DVDs and AVIs to x264 mp4 files? [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on May 27, 2011 - 3 answers

How to rip DVD clips to make a compilation DVD with menus - on a mac

What workflow should I use to make a compilation of DVD clips (with menus preferably) on a mac? [more inside]
posted by mtphoto on May 16, 2011 - 10 answers

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How?

I want to convert an HD video (MKV) to DVD (VIDEO_TS) on a Mac. How? [more inside]
posted by darkgroove on Mar 14, 2011 - 3 answers

Using Automator to convert videos for iPhone and add to iTunes

I'm trying to make an Automator folder action that - when a video is downloaded to said folder - will convert a video with HandbrakeCLI and add said converted video to iTunes, and I'm having some trouble. To say the least! [more inside]
posted by joshuaconner on Oct 8, 2010 - 4 answers

Mass convert video files

Mass convert and import videos into iTunes the simple way? [more inside]
posted by Eddie Mars on Sep 12, 2010 - 8 answers

Transcoding video. Lots of video.

I have a huge pile of video that needs to be transcoded. And it needed to be done yesterday. [more inside]
posted by schmod on May 20, 2010 - 13 answers

How do I make this thing? (video-editing mystery)

I need to edit a series of basic videos together within the next 24 hours. I have no idea what I'm doing! Please help me. [more inside]
posted by SebastianKnight on May 17, 2010 - 7 answers

Rip and Burn Multiple Movies to a DVD using New 0.9.4 Handbrake for Divx player?

Since Handbrake 0.9.4 seems to have gotten rid of the .avi/Xvid option, is there anyway to rip a DVD so it will play on a divx etc enabled player? If you have the time, I would appreciate a step by step breakdown. Much appreciated! (and thanks way back when for figuring out how to do this on the older Handbrake).
posted by snap_dragon on Feb 7, 2010 - 7 answers

AniPod?

I have a substantial amount of anime that I'd like to watch, but a less-than-perfect system for doing it. Pretty much all of it is in .mkv files (h.264 video and AAC audio) with subtitles, and I'd like to transcode them to a format that's playable on either my iPhone or my PS3 with subtitles intact. I've tried both handbrake and VLC, and I either get 1) no subtitles in handbrake or 2) encoder errors in VLC. So, hive mind, what am I doing wrong here?
posted by Oktober on Oct 23, 2009 - 8 answers

No libdvdcss? Curse you, Handbrake!

What's the best (free) way to back up DVDs these days? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Aug 9, 2009 - 10 answers

PCs, DVDs, Regions, Need Help!

I'm in the US, and I would like to buy a DVD that I'm pretty sure is only available in UK (Region 2) format. I don't really care about playing it in my home DVD player – what I'm more interested in is getting it on my iPod. I have a Dell Inspiron e1505, circa March 2006, with Handbrake installed. Here's what I'd like to know: [more inside]
posted by brandman on Jul 29, 2009 - 6 answers

How to Handle Partial Subtitles with Handbrake

Using Handbrake, is there a way to put subtitles onto DVD when they are interspersed in the real movie? Example: the movie Defiance had some English subtitles when characters spoke Russian/German. These didn't come through when I made my first trial run disc. So basically I'm asking for situational subtitles if I can call them that and not the full movie-lenght subtitle added throughout the whole movie. Thanks for your input.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 7, 2009 - 5 answers

Ripping a TV series in Handbrake

I can rip movies to Xvid using Handbrake and it is all good....it rips the movie but no special features which is fine....But lately, when I tried John Adams (miniseries) or the TV show the 4400, it only took one chunk out of the whole disc and ignored the other episodes. Is there a way around this so I can get all the episodes even if they are lumped into one .avi file? (I really don't mind all the fast-forwarding). Thanks...and to all of those reading/responding...have a great weekend.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Help with workflow from Handbrake to Premiere CS4, please

Art teacher / animation project / OS X 10.5 : I am using Handbrake to rip portions of DVDs into digital files. I would like to edit these files with Adobe Premiere Pro CS4 into 2-12 second segments. I need a little help figuring out how to do this properly, please. [more inside]
posted by Slothrop on Jan 30, 2009 - 4 answers

How to rip DVDs with newer copy protection?

How do I work around the newer DVD copy protection? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Dec 15, 2008 - 19 answers

What's the best way to keep my iTouch fed with video?

What's the best solution on Vista for transcoding video for an iPod Touch? [more inside]
posted by Oktober on Dec 9, 2008 - 10 answers

Please Walk Me Through the Steps in Making a Divx DVD

Well, something is wrong...I use Mac the Ripper to rip the DVDs...then I am not sure what to do. I turned them into mp4s in Handbrake and then burnt them in Toast under the Divx tab. I get a lot (maybe 6?) movies to a disc (dual layer)and the picture is decent BUT it takes several days...a day to encode the files through Handbrake and then 2 whole days to burn the disc in Toast. Am I doing things completely wrong? I would appreciate a step by step walkthrough if there is a much easier and more efficient way to make Divx discs primarily because I have a huge spindle of DVD-DLs that I don't want to waste on one movie at a time. Thanks for your help and happy holidays! By the way I am using a brand new IMac running OS 10.5.5
posted by UnholyJudas on Dec 7, 2008 - 31 answers

DVD/Handbrake Divx Burning Woes

I using Mac the Ripper than Handbrake to turn DVDs into mp4 files. (I use DVD dual layer)...When I use Roxio Popcorn, I can fit several movies on a disc (4) but it takes honestly a day and a half to burn on DVD !!!! But the DVD plays perfectly in my cheap player. Trying a different route, I tried dragging the mp4s to a blank DVD disc and then clicking "Burn" -- it burns and takes only 30-40 minutes but this version will not play on my DVD player. Anybody out there have an idea what I can do to make the process more efficient? Different software or different method? I appreciate your insight. By the way, I am running Mac OX X 10.5.5.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Efficient video editing workflow starting from a DVD.

How can my video editing workflow be more efficient and avoid time-consuming conversion between formats? [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Nov 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Miro, Miro, on my phone

How to I find the proper settings for recoding video to play on my Smartphone? [more inside]
posted by penciltopper on Apr 7, 2008 - 1 answer

Sound failing in video files ripped with Handbrake

TV show episodes ripped to iPod via Handbrake (aka MediaFork) are dropping audio 3/4 of the way into the file. Arrrrrgh! Has anyone found a reliable way of overcoming it? Or do you have a better program to recommend? [more inside]
posted by bitter-girl.com on Jun 3, 2007 - 6 answers

Amateur Editor Needs Tech Assist

Questions about importing video from various sources into Final Cut Express HD (note: not Pro!) in order to get live render ability... [more inside]
posted by Asparagirl on Apr 26, 2007 - 2 answers

How do I encode for a standalone DivX player with Handbrake?

If I use Handbrake for Mac to encode a DVD title to an AVI file with MPEG-4 video and MP3 audio, will it play in a standalone DivX player if I use the ffmpeg codec, or must I use the (much slower) XviD codec instead? [more inside]
posted by obiwanwasabi on Feb 2, 2007 - 5 answers

Did I ruin my brakes?

AutoFilter: In a moment of terrible mental absence this morning, I drove about half a block in second gear with the hand brake engaged. While the right rear wheel smoked and the brake glowed visibly red, there seem to be no other consequences an hour after the fact. Does this merit a call to the mechanic to check it out if other malfunctions haven't arisen?
posted by Verdant on Dec 16, 2004 - 19 answers

Converting video to dvd

I have some mpeg4 (quicktime) video that I would like to convert to mpeg2 so I can watch it on my el cheapo Apex player. I am using OS X (Panther). Are there any free or cheap tools that will do this that won't make my head explode? I supplicated the Google gods and came up empty.
posted by mecran01 on Jul 9, 2004 - 5 answers

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