Ripping H.264 Video

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  1. Glenn Wolsey macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    I'm about to rip my entire DVD collection to my iMac with HandBrake at H.264 encoding.

    What settings should I use? Just the default H.264 or do I change constant quality, frame rate, resolution, ect?
     
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    Nermal

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    Well what are you trying to accomplish? Do you want good quality? Small files? A bit of both?
     
  3. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    File size is no issue as my next HDD will be 500GB. I want excellent quality, the best I can get so I only ever need to rip once.
     
  4. kugino macrumors 65816

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    the next question is, how much time do you have? even with an intel imac 2.0 w/2GB ram you will barely get 1x conversion at 1000kbps. so, if you want better quality and do a 2-pass, it will take you close to 4 hours (at best) per movie. my suggestion is to use the handbrake defaults for h.264 and do a one-pass. i watch these movies on my 20" screen at full-screen mode and it's pretty good.
     
  5. Glenn Wolsey thread starter macrumors 65816

    Glenn Wolsey

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    Time doesn't matter either, I will just leave a DVD overnight. I'm out for the best quality.
     

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