View Full Version : can't figure out right Handbrake settings

Jan 17, 2011, 03:24 PM
Handbrake has been my go to converter for basically all of my movies and tv shows, however now that I've started adding blu-rays to my collection I've been running into a problem.
I use MakeMKV to rip the blu-ray disc which gives me a rather large MKV file (usually around 30-40GB per movie) Now what I;d like to do is get that size down to about 3-6GB without sacrificing quality. I've tried using the high profile preset and variations on that but every file that handbrake outputs from the MKVs that I get from the Blu-rays doesn't work. Quicktime and VLC won't play them even though they are in m4v format. This only happens with feature length movies, When I ripped tv seasons from blu rays everything works fine, just like regular dvds, but movies won't work.

Can anyone share the secret to getting blu-rays into a reasonable size and still be able to have decent quality?

Jan 17, 2011, 04:27 PM
Use the ATV2 preset. Make sure you have the latest Handbrake update. Works great with any of the latest iOS devices that have the A4 processor.