HQ settings on HB 0.9.2...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by smilinmonki666, Feb 22, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    Whats your setttings on HB 0.9.2, I'm trying to find a like for like quality for my ripps but struggling to find a good quality setting...

    Whats yours & why have you set them options to what they are?
     
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    mindcrash

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    I start with the :apple:TV preset and add the following:

    64 Bit MP4
    2-pass encoding
    Turbo first pass
    Change the bitrate to 3,000

    That's about it. These look better than my SD DVD player on my 32" Sharp Aquos using HDMI.

    I upped the bitrate to 3,000 because I would like a little better quality since we can now exceed 4GB.
     
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    So if I use the 64bit mp4 it will not break :apple:TV compatibility? What if I up the bit rate to 3500Kbps or 4000Kbps??

    Also, what file type do you save it as for the :apple:TV???
     
  4. sJv
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    ATV supports 64 bit files. There is diminishing returns somewhere around 2500 to 3000KBps. I would encode a high quality action movie at 2000, 2500, 3000, and 3500 and see for yourself where this point is.

    If you select the ATV preset, it will save the file as a .m4v file, which is what you want.

    -steve
     
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    Cool, i'm trying this out now. Cheers guys.

    Would be nice to have them at a HQ setting so I don't compress them any more than I need to.
     
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    I have found that the default 2500Kbps setting is indistinguishable from DVD on my 100" projector and my friends 55 inch HD mitsubishi LCD rear projector. I actually drop the rate to 2000Kbps for older movies and things like comedies, and they still look about as good as DVD.

    -steve
     
  7. macrumors 68000

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    Is this with 5.1 as well?? If so how big are these files?
     
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    roland.g

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    I did some tests and starting of course with Apple TV preset and then changing it AC3 audio only, 2 pass turbo 1st pass, I changed the bitrate to 1500. I have done tests at 2000 and 2500 and none of the higher bitrates look any better streaming or synced to my Apple TV on a 46" Samsung DLP via component in and audio optical.

    *I currently have my DVD player on my HDMI -> DVI input (the samsung has only component and dvi in, no hdmi which is fine since I use optical for the audio directly into my receiver).
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    dynaflash can likely answer this but....

    I am pretty sure that while atv will support the 64 bit file, if you file is bigger than 4 gigs (hello LOTR trilogy) it will not sync with atv. Just a note to remember to watch out for the final size.

    papa
     
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    mindcrash

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    It seems to stream just fine though....is this anyone else's experience?
     
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    roland.g

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    I have then extended editions and rip them as they were original written. Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 through Book 6. Remember Fellowship is actually Book 1 and Book 2. I don't assemble the 2 disc movie into a single file.
     
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    mindcrash

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    I've been stitching them together w/VisualHub. Tested Fellowship last night and it streamed fine with a file size over 4GB. But like I said, I don't sync anything to the unit itself.
     
  13. macrumors newbie

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    Great idea! I was just going to have mine as fotr part1 , fotr part 2 etc...

    I was not trying to confuse anyone. But over at the handbrake forums they state :
    You can go over 4GB but you must use the 64-bit option (which will make it incompatible with the AppleTV.

    I just wanted to give a bit of a warning as I would not want my fellow enthusiast to go to all the trouble of ripping a movie that would not play on their atv.'

    papa

    mindcrash, it may have to do with syncing vs streaming. I am just learning.
     
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    cohibadad

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    64 bit isn't compatible with :apple:TV but it is with :apple:TV2. Dynaflash updated the warning and took the preferences option out of the latest build.
     
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    Jeff Hall

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    You should also use the preview mode to decide if you need to de-interlace. I pretty much just always de-interlace with "slower" mode.
     

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