Is handbrake 1080p quality?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by eddvedd, Aug 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    Sorry if thats a really stupid question, I'm new to all this. I just picked up an i7 imac and want to rip my DVD's into my library.

    I don't know anything about handbrake, so is there a particular setting I should use to rip these DVD's in 1080p, or are the default settings enough? Also, once I get these into my library, would it be possible to stream them to my TV wirelessly (Ill probably pick up iTV when it comes out). Thanks!
  2. macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2007
    How can you rip a DVD at 1080p - it is not high-def. You need Blu-Ray for this.
  3. macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2006
    Err, DVDs are 480p max quality although they can be unconverted by a DVD player to play through a 1080p TV. But that does not change the resolution of what is on the disk. I think you may be asking if you can rip a DVD losslessly to a hard drive with no loss of quality. You can (most of the time) with a program like Mac the Ripper. Handbrake is used to create compressed video files that can play on Apple devices that can only handle certain levels of video quality such as iPods, iPhones, and the aTV.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 28, 2010
    Thanks for the reply. That is what I was asking, but it wasn't stated so articulately (I'm not very knowledgeable when it comes to all this)
  5. macrumors member

    Feb 13, 2008
    Since you seem keen on quality, use the "high profile" preset in handbrake, this will give you the best usable quality vs size ratio to use when ripping a dvd.
    If you want to display on a HDTV, this setting is a good compromise.

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