Tuesday, April 16, 2013

How to Watch Curb Your Enthusiasm DVDs on AppleTV

I am the proud owner of the first seven seasons of Curb Your Enthusiasm on DVD. I also own an AppleTV (1st and 2nd generation). I also find it a terrible pain in the ass to add DVDs that I own to my iTunes library so I can watch them via AppleTV whenever I so desire. Enter VLC and Handbrake.

Handbrake lets me rip the DVD files into m4v files that I can import into iTunes. Handbrake uses VLC to decode the DVD files. Handbrake and VLC have to be the same bit version to work together (32-bit or 64-bit). Let the games begin.

I had to install the 64-bit version of VLC to match the 64-bit Handbrake version I had installed. Then I realized my Handbrake version was outdated, so I had to update it. Then I found that libdvdcss was missing. Enter our Lord and Savior, Mister Google.

Missing a 64 bit libdvdcss for HandBreak on Mac OS X

With libdvdcss.pkg v1.2.12 downloaded and installed, I launched Handbrake, selected the DVD video folder, and started ripping the DVDs into m4v files to import into iTunes.

That is all.

1 comment:

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