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jeb1
Sep 3, 2009, 09:27 AM
Hi,
If i convert a blu ray or obtain a blu ray rip from somewhere is it still hd if its in 1280 x 528. I thought it had to be 720 to be hd. Its weird because some rips will be 3gb and be 1280 x 720 and some will be 4-5 gb and be 1280 x 528. Im confused about the whole thing. If you convert a film to 1280 x 528 and its not going to be hd still whats the point you might as well convert a dvd surely. Sorry if im being a complete dumb ass. Finally how come films off itunes are only 4gb in hd. Can you remove the drm off them if you do download off itunes. Sorry again if im being a dumbass



northy124
Sep 3, 2009, 09:38 AM
On resolution read up on Aspect Ratio (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aspect_ratio_(image)). Size depends on bitrate and film length. DRM cannot be removed unless you would like to violate Apples terms and conditions.

sammich
Sep 3, 2009, 09:40 AM
The bigger the resolution the better.

NightStorm
Sep 3, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hi,
If i convert a blu ray or obtain a blu ray rip from somewhere is it still hd if its in 1280 x 528. I thought it had to be 720 to be hd. Its weird because some rips will be 3gb and be 1280 x 720 and some will be 4-5 gb and be 1280 x 528. Im confused about the whole thing. If you convert a film to 1280 x 528 and its not going to be hd still whats the point you might as well convert a dvd surely. Sorry if im being a complete dumb ass. Finally how come films off itunes are only 4gb in hd. Can you remove the drm off them if you do download off itunes. Sorry again if im being a dumbass

You aren't encoding the black bars... you can't raise the vertical resolution back to 720 without distorting the video. Don't worry, it's normal.

This is just like how a DVD (480p) can sometimes have a resolution like 720x304.

northy124
Sep 3, 2009, 10:39 AM
The bigger the resolution the better.
And you base that on what???

Bigger resolution is nothing without decent bitrate and encoding settings.

jeb1
Sep 3, 2009, 10:42 AM
I also used to save mkv files as self contained files so i could import them into itunes. With the new quicktime x it doesn't give me that option but it says save as movie so i am assuming this will do the same thing. What is intriguing me though is the save as hd 480p and 720p options. Does this mean it will upscale a normal file into hd or is this just for saving already hd files??? Im confused, please help and sorry if im being an idiot.