Apple TV and iPod - best resolution/format?!

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ssk85, Mar 26, 2007.

  1. macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2006

    Ive been looking around all sorts of forums trying to work out the best resolution to watch my ripped movies/tv shows. It's all a little confusing and i was hoping someone here might be able to give me a definitive answer....

    Whats the best resolution to watch my content on my apple tv, but that will still play on my ipod (as i dont want two copies of everything)? Also whats better for TV playback - H.264 or Mpeg 4?

    I'd be grateful if someone here could help me out?!

  2. macrumors 603


    Jul 27, 2001
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    I Have Written A Tutorial On Just This Subject

    I guess my tutorial post #345 in the Handbrake Ripping DVDs to 5G iPod thread was a bit burried and hard to find. I have used this technique to rip thousands of TV shows recorded with EyeTV for both the Video iPod and TV. I use maximum dimensions allowed and 800kbps for SD and 1000kbps for HD. If your source isn't a DVD, then simply make a DVD Image (NOT burn a physical DVD) before ripping in Handbrake NON-H.264 to avoid larger file sizes.
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 19, 2006
    Wow, thanks for the quick response. The info was just what i was looking for! :)


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