HandBrake gets 99.9% done, then program closes... [iTV related]

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by BurtonCCC, Sep 28, 2006.

  1. BurtonCCC macrumors 65816


    May 2, 2005
    Wheaton/Normal, IL
    I'm preparing for iTV by converting all of my DVDs to .mp4 formats recognized by iTunes. I have all of the default settings, except I set the constant quality to 100%. Also, I'm not encoding into the iPod size and format, 640X480 .m4v (does iPod even read .mov and .mp4?), I'm trying to keep the size as close to 720X480 as possible, so it'll look good on a big screen with iTV.

    Also, I wanted to know if iTV will recognize VIDEO_TS folders. That would mean I don't have to encode these videos after all.

  2. balamw Moderator


    Staff Member

    Aug 16, 2005
    New England
    We don't know what iTV will do, so I'd stick with keeping to things the iPod can do... (Including MPEG-$ in MOV or MP4 containers...)

    If you're encoding 4:3 video, I would resize it to 640x480, but I would gamble on keeping widescreen ~720xXXX where XXX is less than 480. Both of these give you square pixels instead of the tall & narrow pixels usually used for non-widescreen DVDs.

    EDIT: Has anyone tried 720x420 or thereabouts on their iPods? Does it work like the old ones did if the total number of pixels is less than 640x480? Should work for widescreen ratios of 1.7:1 or higher...


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