Feedback on Apple TV formatted podcast

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by movingrushmore, Aug 22, 2007.

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    movingrushmore

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    Hey all. We started an HD podcast awhile back and its formatted for the apple TV. I don't actually own an Apple TV myself, so I was wondering if I could get a little feedback on the quality from some of you. And also just to make sure that the feed is functioning properly for the ATV. Any input is much appreciated.
    -T
    Here's the link to the feed in itunes...
    http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=255535117
    Just in case it didn't copy correctly you can get the feed at movingrushmore.com
     
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    theBB

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    theBB

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    I have tried it. It works fine technically, but I gotta say it does not really look HD quality. Much of the walls in the background looks quite pixelated. I guess it is inevitable given the compression, but I wonder if you can actually get better quality with less resolution, as you'd need less compression for the same size file.
     
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    movingrushmore

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    Hey BB. Thanks for checking it out for me. Would you mind telling me what size and type of a display you have and which episode you checked out? I really appreciate the input.
     
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    theBB

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    I have a 26' Samsung CRT HDTV, so LCD owners might have a different outcome. I have watched Episode #19, I believe, the one on top in iTunes list. The colors and sound was really good. I enjoyed the editing, the fast cuts between scenes. Good job... :)

    I think the pixelated walls is normal for MPEG4 or H264 compression, I don't know which one yours was. For some reason, backgrounds with slowly varying details, like a dirty wall let's say, looks very pixelated when I rip a DVD with Handbrake, even though the rest of the stuff looks quite good.
     
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    movingrushmore

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    Thanks!

    Awesome. Thanks for the quick response. Its much appreciated. I might try upping the bit rate some for some of the faster moving stuff... hopefully that'll help some.
     

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