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Old Nov 22, 2012, 07:40 PM   #1
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Producing high quality/small size video from Blu-ray rip?

I am new to Blu-ray and HD video encoding/rebuilding etc.... I noticed Apple's 1080p movies via iTunes look outstanding and they are relatively small (3-6GB per 2 hour movie.) Is it possible for me to achieve the same result with Handbrake and an existing Blu-ray I have ripped to my hard drive? What settings would I need to use? Is this even possible or does Apple use super secret squirrel software and encoding technology?

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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:16 AM   #2
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Blu-ray is all copy-protected.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 04:19 AM   #3
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I am new to Blu-ray and HD video encoding/rebuilding etc.... I noticed Apple's 1080p movies via iTunes look outstanding and they are relatively small (3-6GB per 2 hour movie.) Is it possible for me to achieve the same result with Handbrake and an existing Blu-ray I have ripped to my hard drive? What settings would I need to use? Is this even possible or does Apple use super secret squirrel software and encoding technology?

Thanks for the help.
Well, I certainly wouldn't call iTunes videos "outstanding" - they certainly exhibit all the symptoms of too high a compression rate: banding, compression artefacts etc. (See http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1340463 for an excellent comparison.) Go for significantly less compression with HandBrake - around 10 Mbps bitrate for 1080p.

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Blu-ray is all copy-protected.
MakeMKV rips it nonetheless and it's legal in most countries.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 06:16 PM   #4
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Thank you for the info. I will try your suggestion.
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