Handbrake - Is there a way to set a MAX file size?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by ethana, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want my converted files to be over 4GB. Is there a setting somewhere to set the max file size?
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    ViperDesign

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    There used to be but not anymore. I usually set the slider to 23 and that gives me a file between two and five gig.
     
  3. macrumors 6502

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    There is actually but it involves some math.

    Change the settings from Constant Quality to Variable bit rate. If you are doing this, I would strongly recommend you do a 2-pass encode as well, which will double your encoding time, but give you a much better encode. You can also set turbo first pass if you like which has a very small degrade of quality and shortens your first pass by about 50%. If you are looking to have every encode less than 4GB I would say a bit rate around 3500 should get you between 2GB-4GB encodes depending on the length of the movie.
     

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