Handbrake problems

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I want to rip movies on the DVDs that I LEGALLY bought to put on iTunes but I am having problems with them. The first is that when I get it into a VLC format, I can't drag it to iTunes to play it and the second problem is its all pixelated. Any help? I am BEGGING you. I have an 18 hour road trip coming up and I need to put my movies on my iPod because my battery will die and we can't charge it. Help me PLEASE!
     
  2. macrumors 68020

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    Gonna need to know waaay more than that. Which preset in hb are you using for starters ? What platform are you on (Mac, Win, Lin ) ?
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    The preset is x264 medium and I am using a MacBook Pro.
     
  4. macrumors 68020

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    which HandBrake Preset ? I presume iPod given you are using it on an iPod ?
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    iPod Touch yes. And where do I find the preset?
     
  6. macrumors 68020

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    um, in the HB presets. its a drawer on typically the right side.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And if it helps, the movie is Ratatouille.
     
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    Yeah, I haven't touched the presets at all. But under regular, it looks like normal is bolded.
     
  10. macrumors 68020

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    um then maybe select the ipod preset ? Just a wild guess ... :rolleyes:
     
  11. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's an iPod Touch, so do I hit iPod or iPod Touch and iPhone?
     
  12. macrumors 68020

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    which ipod touch, they have 4 generations of them. Be specific for cripes sake if your in a hurry. 20 questions takes too long.
     
  13. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I went through ALL the presets and I used the Preview Window button. It STILL comes out all pixelated.

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    And it was the 5th generation iPod touch.
     
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    I got it to play on iTunes, but it is still pixelated. HEEEEEEEELP!
     
  16. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    .....Would SOMEBODY please help me? I spent 8 hours on this already. It shouldn't be that hard to fix it! Just tell me what to do! :mad:
     
  17. macrumors 68020

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    well, since I don't know which ipod touch gen you have ... and you seem to think its pixellated with the ipod touch preset ...

    try the appletv 3 preset. last gen ipod touches can play it back. if you think that is pixelated on your ipod touch there isn't much I can say I guess.

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    BTW I presume your are using HandBrake 0.9.9 ? That is the latest but no matter really in your case. previous versions had proper presets for the ipod touch. nothing new there.

    Post a screenshot of this " pixellation " if you can. I have never heard of this.
     
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    Afaik there is no way using the ipod or iphone preset you are getting noticeable pixellation on your ipod screen. That said the preset is also designed to save space while also keeping file size low due to the lower storage of the ipod.

    Like I said try the atv 3 preset and see if its any better. It should be. But be warned it will also take up more file size due to the higher rez.
     
  20. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    So just because I'm getting pixellation on iTunes I won't get it on my iPod?

    And its a little clearer but not by much.

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    But will it still be pixellated when it goes on my iPod?
     
  21. macrumors 68020

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    well, your mac has a much larger screen. so you are stretching it. don't test it in itunes. test it on your ipod. The preset is for your *ipod*.
     
  22. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you. I will see what happens.
     
  23. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Still pixellated. Even on my iPod
     
  24. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm gonna keep on posting until somebody decides to help me. It can't be that hard. :mad:
     
  25. macrumors 6502

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    Why would you use iTunes to play it instead of VLC??
     

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