Apple TV and iPod - best resolution/format?!

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

  1. macrumors newbie

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    May 19, 2006
    #1
    Hi

    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?!

    Thanks
    Suf
     
  2. macrumors 603

    Multimedia

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    Jul 27, 2001
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA, Silicon Beach
    #2
    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

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    May 19, 2006
    #3
    Wow, thanks for the quick response. The info was just what i was looking for! :)

    Cheers
    Suf
     

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