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20 Jan 2011   #11
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you aren't happy with the number of cores your app uses, the only solution is to not be tied to that app, and find a better alternative. I use Handbrake for all of my encoding because it will use all the cores you can throw at it.
Handbrake is a great choice. I'm still using version 0.9.3, because they dropped support for DivX with 0.9.4, which is a pity, because 0.9.4 was also the introduction of 64-bit support.

Handbrake still does the best job. My record is 37 minutes to convert a 2-Hour DVD to DivX


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20 Jan 2011   #12
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
I realize that it's completely besides the point of what you're trying to do, but would it not be easier to just purchase a hard-disk based media player that you can connect to your TV instead? That way, you can save yourself the trouble of converting from AVI to ISO, which does not always appear to work properly.

I currently use the Mede8er, which can be used either with or without a hard disk. Mine is running without a hard disk, and I stream all my videos and music over the network. (I convert all my DVDs and BLU-RAYs to AVI so that the discs can be preserved for posterity)

It costs 149 Euros (without a hard disk), but is well worth the cost because of effort saved. You may want to investigate others that cost a bit less, but my experience indicates that the Mede8er cannot be beaten for performance and compatibility.
I looked at the Mede8er it looks like it is only sold in Europe do they have it in the US and how does it work can you explain a little bit please?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
If you aren't happy with the number of cores your app uses, the only solution is to not be tied to that app, and find a better alternative. I use Handbrake for all of my encoding because it will use all the cores you can throw at it.
I had problems with handbrake but ill try it again see how it goes.
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21 Jan 2011   #13
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I looked at the Mede8er it looks like it is only sold in Europe do they have it in the US and how does it work can you explain a little bit please?
Like most harddisk media players, you connect them to your computer via USB so that it functions like an external hard disk, at which time you copy your media over. When done loading media, disconnect it from your PC, connect it to the AV of your TV, and then use the remove control to select the media is on the hard disk that you want to watch or listen.

The mede8er goes one step further, and has the ability to connect to your local network, which gives you two options:
  1. You can use it without a hard disk (like I'm doing), and then stream media from a network share on your PC to the mede8er
  2. If you have a hard disk installed, you can have the mede8er function as a NAS (Network Attached Storage), so that you can copy media directly to the device without having to connect using USB.
There are a great many more options available, including the ability to use USB Flash and SD Cards. The manufacturers also update the firmware fairly regularly, adding more features and compatbility options.

As for only being available in Europe and South Africa, you might want contact them to mind out if the can ship to U.S. addresses. You might want to visit your local retailer to find an alternate solution if they don't.

If I remember correctly, ASUS and MSI both also make hard disk media players.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I had problems with handbrake but ill try it again see how it goes.
Handbrake can be a little daunting at first, but with a little practice, it's the absolute best encoder out there.
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21 Jan 2011   #14
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I looked at the Mede8er it looks like it is only sold in Europe do they have it in the US and how does it work can you explain a little bit please?
Like most harddisk media players, you connect them to your computer via USB so that it functions like an external hard disk, at which time you copy your media over. When done loading media, disconnect it from your PC, connect it to the AV of your TV, and then use the remove control to select the media is on the hard disk that you want to watch or listen.

The mede8er goes one step further, and has the ability to connect to your local network, which gives you two options:
  1. You can use it without a hard disk (like I'm doing), and then stream media from a network share on your PC to the mede8er
  2. If you have a hard disk installed, you can have the mede8er function as a NAS (Network Attached Storage), so that you can copy media directly to the device without having to connect using USB.
There are a great many more options available, including the ability to use USB Flash and SD Cards. The manufacturers also update the firmware fairly regularly, adding more features and compatbility options.

As for only being available in Europe and South Africa, you might want contact them to mind out if the can ship to U.S. addresses. You might want to visit your local retailer to find an alternate solution if they don't.

If I remember correctly, ASUS and MSI both also make hard disk media players.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
I had problems with handbrake but ill try it again see how it goes.
Handbrake can be a little daunting at first, but with a little practice, it's the absolute best encoder out there.
Thank you for all the great information! I have found a nice one I've read up on it. It looks like it supports almost every format and it has the wireless feature.

Newegg.com - ASUS 1080p HD Media Player W/ Network O!Play Air HDP-R3
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21 Jan 2011   #15
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Thank you for all the great information! I have found a nice one I've read up on it. It looks like it supports almost every format and it has the wireless feature.

Newegg.com - ASUS 1080p HD Media Player W/ Network O!Play Air HDP-R3
Very nice! And it's from one of my favourite components manufacturers: ASUS.

A Harddisk media player is so much easier to use and less error prone. $129 is well worth the investment. I say go for it.
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21 Jan 2011   #16
jessejw

Windows 7 Home Premium 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Thank you for all the great information! I have found a nice one I've read up on it. It looks like it supports almost every format and it has the wireless feature.

Newegg.com - ASUS 1080p HD Media Player W/ Network O!Play Air HDP-R3
Very nice! And it's from one of my favourite components manufacturers: ASUS.

A Harddisk media player is so much easier to use and less error prone. $129 is well worth the investment. I say go for it.
If I wanted to use a hard drive with at that ASUS one what type of Hard Drive is it?
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21 Jan 2011   #17
BWK

 

convertXtodvd is a good one to use..I use it. All converting is going to use resources.
These guys are a very good source for your questions in regards to editing.
Doom9.net - The Definitive DVD Backup Resource
check the downloads section.. all the open source programs for editing are located there.
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21 Jan 2011   #18
Dzomlija

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Dzomlija View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jessejw View Post
Thank you for all the great information! I have found a nice one I've read up on it. It looks like it supports almost every format and it has the wireless feature.

Newegg.com - ASUS 1080p HD Media Player W/ Network O!Play Air HDP-R3
Very nice! And it's from one of my favourite components manufacturers: ASUS.

A Harddisk media player is so much easier to use and less error prone. $129 is well worth the investment. I say go for it.
If I wanted to use a hard drive with at that ASUS one what type of Hard Drive is it?
Just have a look at the details page on NewEgg. Everything you need to now about it is there.
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