New version of Handbrake.

Discussion in 'iPod' started by freeny, Nov 14, 2005.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    a new version of Handbrake was released on Nov 4. anyone tinkered with it yet? has it resolved the h.264 issues for ipod export?
     
  2. elbows macrumors regular

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    Ive not tried it but it should work with the ipod because the changelog includes the following:

    * Added option for H.264 Baseline (suitable for iPods)
     
  3. amholl macrumors 6502

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    Handbrake is my new favourite app! Is there gonna be any difference between h.264 and MPEG-4 on the iPods screen?
     
  4. JonHimself macrumors 68000

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    I've found on the iPod screen it's not noticeable, but because you can use larger resolutions with MPEG's they look much better on the TV
     
  5. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Well, that is strange. H.264 is supposed to scale all the way up to HD. I would have thought H.264 would be both higher fidelity and more efficient.
     
  6. Crypty macrumors newbie

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    There is no way the ipod is going to play HD or anywhere near it. I think he means the video processor can handle higher resolutions of mpeg 4 video than h264.
     
  7. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    I think it's strange that you can play MP4s at a higher res as they usually have a higher bitrate. Shouldn't it be the other way around, as H.264 allows for lower bitrates at a better quality?

    llama
     
  8. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Indeed, I know iPods probably won't be doing HD resolution anytime soon. But I think you comments clear both the original post and mine as well. Thanks!
     
  9. jayscheuerle macrumors 68020

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    Perhaps the iPod doesn't have the muscle to decode H.264 on the fly at higher resolutions? H.264 certainly takes a bit longer to ENcode..
     
  10. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    It seems this new version is handling some of the videos that the older one couldnt. nice upgade! (so far....)
     
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  12. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I would disagree, seeing that this version came out last week I would call it "new". as for your search suggestion, I have only found a brief mention by clayj who also refers to it as "new" and hardly goes into any detail about it.
     
  13. Flying Llama macrumors 6502a

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    Good point.
     
  14. wwooden macrumors 68000

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    Hey, I didn't know there was a new version of handbrake out, it's threads like this that help everyone know about new products and software updates.
     
  15. Will Cheyney macrumors 6502a

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    God bless HandBrake. I've been using it for the best part of 2 years now. It's never failed me. It's cost be a little bit though, I've just had to buy an extra 300GB hard disk :)
    Still... not complaining. I got a new Maxtor 300GB SATA-150 for £60 delivered!

    So; 250GB + 300GB + 250GB external LaCie d2 = 800GB. Whay, I'm nearing my first terabyte!
     
  16. freeny thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Well it seems all the issues I had with the last release have been corrected:) :)
     

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