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I've been using Mac the Ripper to download DVDs, and then I've been using Crunch to put the files onto Apple TV. For some reason, the last couple of movies appear very blurry on Apple TV after using Crunch. This did not happen the first five or six times I used Mac the Ripper/Crunch. Is there a setting I need to adjust? I think I saw this topic elsewhere, but I really couldn't find an answer. How is this fixed? Thanks.

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This problem appeared with QuickTime 7.2. Hopefully an update can fix this. In the meanwhile freshburn suggests the following:

 

"The only workaround is to use Custom. First select Automatic and see the aspect ratio used, then select Custom and set a Custom Aspect Ratio and adjust the bitrate. This should work and look fine."

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Thanks. But what do I adjust the bitrate to?

AppleTV supports up to 5 Mbps. Crunch is preset to 2.5 Mbps for high quality and 1.4 Mbps for Fastest. So entering anything from 2000 to 2500 should get you very good quality. You also might go to AppleTV Discussions to view recommendations from other AppleTV users.

 

If you choose to post on that forum don't mention MTR. It's okay to have copies of DVDs you own but it is unlawful to break copy protection in order to make those copies. Apple's forum moderators monitor those discussions tightly.

Edited by tsantee

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I'm still having problems. I used "custom" and increased the bitrate to 3000. The picture looks great, but it now appears very "choppy," almost like it pauses for a millisecond is the best way to describe it. I'm wondering if I should just switch to VisualHub ...

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I'm still having problems. I used "custom" and increased the bitrate to 3000. The picture looks great, but it now appears very "choppy," almost like it pauses for a millisecond is the best way to describe it. I'm wondering if I should just switch to VisualHub ...

Yes that is what I did....

I wish I never had purchased this poorly written software.....

At least Tyler @ VisualHub monitors the discussions ands helps you with your issues.....

I've never seen Roxio do that here or in Popcorn....

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Yes that is what I did....

I wish I never had purchased this poorly written software.....

At least Tyler @ VisualHub monitors the discussions ands helps you with your issues.....

I've never seen Roxio do that here or in Popcorn....

 

The recent QuickTime updater changed the way Apple TV presets work, which is why the preset bitrates don't encode the way they should. We're working on an updater to correct this.

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I'm using elgato turbo 264 with Crunch. The picture quality and sound are good. But during a hour and a half movie the picture pixelates horribly when the counter hits 50 minutes and clears up at 105 minutes. This happened the last three movies I converted with this setup.

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I am having this problem as well. I have dvd quality videos and when I convert them over to my Apple TV they come out very pixelated. How can this be fixed?

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The recent QuickTime updater changed the way Apple TV presets work, which is why the preset bitrates don't encode the way they should. We're working on an updater to correct this.

 

Has this problem been corrected yet?

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Has this problem been corrected yet?

OK, it's February, and the movies I am making for my AppleTV look like garbage, and I followed the bitrate suggestion in the help section. Is there any further word on this issue? This is the only thing I bought this software for, and it's not performing.

Edited by misterdna

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It's now January 2009 and I'm seeing the same thing...buyer beware.

 

 

So is there a solution yet? I get shocking video quality on my Apple TV... i have tried all settings....!!!!! Arghhhh!!!!!

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