Handbrake advice

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sunfast, Jan 18, 2006.

  1. sunfast macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Hello

    I want to copy some of my DVDs to HD so I can watch them straight off my mac and I'm unsure what settings to be using on handbrake as there are so many options!

    The quality doesn't have to be amazing because I'll still have the DVDs to watch if I want really high quality. I'd like about a 200mb file for a 20 minute episode.

    Is that possible?

    Tim
     
  2. umrdad macrumors member

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    if you want to play movies try mac the ripper main feature extraction then play w/dvd player
     
  3. freeny macrumors 68020

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    For the size you want set the average bit rate at 1400kbps. mp4. (you can do h.264 but you will have much longer encodes).
    2 pass encoding (definately worth it!).
    set the audio at 48000Hz, 160kbps.
    Set the picture settings at the dvds native resolution.
    you will come out with a 2 hour movie thats around 1.3gb or 650mb an hour or 220mb for 20 minutes:)
     
  4. sunfast thread starter macrumors 68020

    sunfast

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    Tried those settings and they worked perfectly!

    thanks very much for the help.
     

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