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    Hi. I was reading the multimedia forum section - lots of talk about ripping DVDs, converting them and watching them on the Treo. This sounds interesting. Does anyone have Mac software to recommend for such an exploit?
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    Check versiontracker.com

    I would suggest looking at:

    Mactheripper
    D-vision
    Popcorn
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    And DVDremaster, use that to compress the image to fit on standard (4.xGB) DVD's (after you rip it).
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    handbrake
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    Thanks for the info. When I downloaded Kinoma I noticed their info for Producer 3. Anyone using this to compress the files for playback on the Treo?
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    I use a three step solution.
    Mac The ripper (Free) rips the dvd's and stores them on the disk.
    DVD2oneX (Not Free) compresses the dual layer dvd to the size of a single dvd. I use this program to create a disk image (4.7GB) of the DVD. I also usually delete unecessary language localizations.
    Disk Utility (Utilitiesisk Utility) burns this .img file to a dvd
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    DVD Backup
    DVD2oneX

    Thats what I use and have had no problems. I also use handbrake for creating MPG from DVDs
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    Downloaded Handbrake last night and started a rip before I hit the sack. This morning, it says it's 100% completed but it's still running and the only options are "pause" and "cancel." Anyone else had this problem and how do I avoid it?
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    Nevermind. While it was still running, the converted file is on the desktop. I just did a force quite. The movie looks great. Now, I'll try Kinoma Producer to fit it to the Treo.
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    dont bother with kinoma... just use quicktime to do it... its easy
    I just use Handbrake (excellent) and Quicktime to do the whole job...
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    Thanks. I'll bypass Kinoma. I also realized (duh!) that I have apple's Compressor ap also. I tried it but have had some issues getting it to start the compression. I'll try plain old quicktime next.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carbonnigel
    dont bother with kinoma... just use quicktime to do it... its easy
    I just use Handbrake (excellent) and Quicktime to do the whole job...
    I have been experimenting with Handbrake. What settings do you use to make the movies suitable for the Treo?
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    You can use kinoma or QT to resize it to your screen (320).
    There's a write up for QT that covers the stepsor in Kioma there shoudl be default settings.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MacUser
    I have been experimenting with Handbrake. What settings do you use to make the movies suitable for the Treo?
    I dont use handbrake to make files for the Treo

    I use handbrake to rip the DVD onto my hard drive
    then I use Quicktime Pro to downsize the movie into a .3gp file to play on the Treo 650
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    I used QT after Handbrake. My original file was 720x400 and the only 320 size option in QT was 320x240 but I think I lost some widescreen aspect ration and the image looks a little "squished" horizontally. Am I just seeing things?
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    will this software work with a external dvdrw?
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    OK, here's my rundown. I used Handbrake to rip the DVD to MP4. I then followed the suggestions above for using QT to make a 3GP file. However, I already have Kinoma which will play AAC audio, so in the audio settings for the export I chose this option (incidentally, the QCELP option was grayed out). This seemed to work well - allowed use of the smaller file size but gave decent audio.

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