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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #51
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seems so pointless to buy a movie that has 1080p and lossless sound and then dumb it down to 720p and lossy surround, not to mention the time wasted doing all that..
What would you suggest then for playing movies in English and French on an Apple TV 2 connected to a 720p TV, that doesn't involve pointless dumb operation which are wasting time? I'm open to any suggestion to improve this that doesn't involve buying a new TV or a BR player.
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seems so pointless to buy a movie that has 1080p and lossless sound and then dumb it down to 720p and lossy surround, not to mention the time wasted doing all that..
He isn't losing much video quality as his TV only supports 720p quality.
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 11:42 AM   #53
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What would you suggest then for playing movies in English and French on an Apple TV 2 connected to a 720p TV, that doesn't involve pointless dumb operation which are wasting time? I'm open to any suggestion to improve this that doesn't involve buying a new TV or a BR player.
im not saying i have a great solution, just saying it seems like a huge waste of time and a lot of hoops to jump through. you can buy an inexpensive BD player now for less than the cost of a dinner at a restaurant. to me i would consider my time spent doing all that crap to be worth way more than the negligible cost of a BD player
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He isn't losing much video quality as his TV only supports 720p quality.
maybe so in terms of resolution, but i guarantee that using the apple TV preset on handbrake compresses the bejesus out of the video.

@harzack how big are the files when you are done?
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Old Jul 12th, 2011, 12:05 PM   #55
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im not saying i have a great solution, just saying it seems like a huge waste of time and a lot of hoops to jump through. you can buy an inexpensive BD player now for less than the cost of a dinner at a restaurant. to me i would consider my time spent doing all that crap to be worth way more than the negligible cost of a BD player
+1. i'd just buy a BR player and get better quality and save time.

I can understand down converting to 720p if you wanted a library of films to stream to various apple tvs throughout the house, but if it's just one tv then i don't see the point.
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maybe so in terms of resolution, but i guarantee that using the apple TV preset on handbrake compresses the bejesus out of the video.
I agree, considering a main feature is about 25gb with all the crap stripped out, and squeezing it into a 3 to 5gb file, you know the old saying you can't put 5lb of $hit in a 1lb bag, but hey that just me I'm very picky.
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maybe so in terms of resolution, but i guarantee that using the apple TV preset on handbrake compresses the bejesus out of the video.

@harzack how big are the files when you are done?
The files are around 2 to 3 Gb, which also plays well in not filling my NAS in no time :-)
I agree with the loss of image and sound quality, but its a trade off and I see other advantages in the process (kids not touching, scratching or breaking disks, cut the advertising and menu crap, parental control, etc...). Eventually I don't really notice the difference in quality (maybe I'm not picky enough )
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