Handbrake Question

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  1. darbsrewop macrumors member

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    If I want to rip DVD's and view them on my computer, what is the best setting to use on Handbreak. Is it h.264?
     
  2. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

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    Generally H.264 with 2 pass encoding provides great quality video :)
     
  3. adese macrumors member

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    also 1500 average fps is acceptable for make a compact good looking vid, however 3500 is best, but of course much larger in size
     
  4. superwoman macrumors regular

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    h.264 encoding is very slow, let alone 2 pass. MPEG4 encoding is much faster (comparatively). Given a high enough bitrate, I doubt you'll notice a difference between h.264 and MPEG4.
     
  5. superwoman macrumors regular

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    h.264 encoding is very slow, let alone 2 pass. MPEG4 encoding is much faster (comparatively). Given a high enough bitrate, I doubt you'll notice a difference between h.264 and MPEG4.
     
  6. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    I would also go for h.264, its a beast and takes forever to encode, but its the best for onscreen viewing and will be definately be the best for large media centres... trust me!;)
     
  7. kugino macrumors 65816

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    i'd skip 2-pass and stick with one. 1500kbps...and that's h.264. looks pretty good on a 20" widescreen monitor at fullscreen.
     
  8. Lollypop macrumors 6502a

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    Anyone have a idea if 2pass and lower bitrate is really better than single pass higher bitrate? How will it influence size and quality?
     

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