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Blu-ray Handbrake Rip is 720p

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jetmaster114, Sep 24, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

    I just ripped my first blu-ray disk using MakeMKV and then Handbrake 0.9.9. In Handbrake I used the default settings from the AppleTV 3 preset. When I added the resulting mp4 file to my iTunes library it said that the video resolution was "High Definition (720p). The Handbrake settings says the source was 1920 x 1080 and the output is 1920 x 818. The file size for a 1 hr 50 min movie is 6.9 GB.

    Why did I end up with a 720p movie and how can I get it to be 1080p?


  2. macrumors 68000

    Use Subler to correct the format metadata in mp4 file!
    PS your movie is still 1080p, just the tag in iTunes is wrong, due to above.
  3. macrumors member

    How do I use Subler to do that? That's ALL I want it to do so do I need some long involved processing intensive run like Handbrake to do it? Thanks.
  4. macrumors member

    Honestly, if you're not worried about tagging your movies with metadata you don't need to do anything. It still is a 1080p movie, even if iTunes doesn't say it is. Tagging it won't change how it plays back at all.

    If you do want to add metadata, with subler it's pretty easy to change just one thing. Just drop the file into subler, and find the "Other Settings" tab. There should be an option to tag it as 1080p there (forgive me, but I'm not on my Mac right now so I can't look up the exact setting/wording). Once you do that just save and close subler. When you look up the info in iTunes again it should be fixed.
  5. macrumors 68000

    Here you go!
    PS be sure to download the latest version (currently 0.23), it will fetch all metadata and cover art directly from iTunes Store, if you tell it to!
  6. macrumors member

    Thanks. I ended up using MetaX to the same effect.

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