According to the author’s cryptic page, he says it does this:
“convert a batch of AVI to M4V”
It sounds like he wants to in a batch manner convert a.avi, b.avi, c.abi to a.mv4, b.mv4, c.mv4, etc.
I think I am missing something here…
The first DVD I tried to test Handbrake came up as 21 titles. Without the batch encoder, I would have to start title 1, then title 2, etc. But, it sounds like with either solution, I still end up with 21 files, not one?
Unless it merges the files and creates a single file, then I don’t get it? How would I be ahead of where I am at now, i.e. it tries to figure out which one is biggest, assumes that is the movie, and it converts it, leaving the rest alone.
Seems the batch encoder would make choosing and launching quicker, but doesn’t put Humpty Dumpty back together again, if you know what I mean.
Since I never needed it, it seems DVDFab gives me more output options, i.e. it’s Ripper function. I don’t know though it it excels at that, and if it produces the most desirable format?
If I was to forget what I was trying to do, that leaves me with what seems like two options.
I can use Handbreak, let it automatically find the movie, and using the batch processor, select a set of folders for it to process and let it go.
For my remaining DVD collection, what is the best path to go? I don’t know if there is one product that takes you form commercial DVD to MP4 directly, or if it is best to do what I am doing now and doing it in two steps?
It seems one thing is clear…if I am only going to be able to get the main movie, I might as well use DVDFab to extract just the main movie, into whatever format it works with?
Until I encountered this space issue, I thought I had done all my homework and had a solid plan.