D-tyme Wrote:1. Handbrake is not a "DVD Ripper"
2. It is an Encoder of different formats (the best as far as I am concerned...but I'm bias)
3. While it will encode from DVD, it will not decrypt (nor is it meant to). While you "can" attempt to encode directly from DVD YMMV.
@Juanflaco there are numerous different settings you can use to get an encode that doesn't look horrible @ 1080p upconverted. My encodes are upconverted to 1080i via the ATV and then 1080p via my PT-AE4000U (on a 110" screen)...and looks great! But this discussion seems only relevant on HB's forums.
Yeah, I need to get over to the HB forums for more info on encoding settings.
One clarification, & correct me if I'm wrong - I believe Handbrake *will* decrypt under Mac & Linux if you have VLC installed and point Handbrake to the install directory. On windows you can manually place libdvdcss.dll in the handbrake install directory. I tried this on a whim after reading that you couldn't just point Handbrake to the VLC install under Windows. I copied libdvdcss_2.dll from the XBMC install, renamed to libdvdcss.dll and it worked.