Anyone started converting movies yet?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ReallyBigFeet, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030

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    I usually carry a seasons' worth of TV episodes or several movies on my iPad for my down times. In the past I've just been converting using Handbrake's iPad settings.

    Has anyone started converting a few movies to put the HD screen through its paces tomorrow? If so, what settings are you using?
     
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    No. Most of my DVDs are not HD, so it would be pointless.

    I carry at least one season of 24 and one of Battlestar Galactica... :cool:
     
  3. CharlieBrandt09 macrumors 6502

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    Im in the process of converting some of my kids' dvd's as we speak using handbrake.

    Call me a newb, but I dont see iPad setting as an option.
     
  4. Roy Hobbs macrumors 68000

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    None of your DVDs are HD
     
  5. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Haha. Good point. I meant to say I also have some blu rays and even a couple of hd DVDs... :p
     
  6. mwulf67 macrumors regular

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    Fail...
     
  7. applesith macrumors 68030

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    DVD is not HD, bluray is.
     
  8. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Unless of course you still have a few HD DVDs. You know, the ones that competed with blu ray a while back. I have (the movie) 300 I can watch on my HD DVD drive on my Xbox. And King Kong too.
     
  9. mwulf67, Mar 15, 2012
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    DVD is not Bluray, true enough...

    However, HD content/media can be on a DVD...

    I know what you were trying to say, just as you knew what the OP was trying to say...
     
  10. applesith macrumors 68030

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    HD DVD =/= DVD. They are different standards with different tech. They called it HD DVD just so it was a familiar name to consumers.

    You can store HD videos (or any data) on a DVD for storage purposes. But a DVD cannot output true HD via DVD player.
     
  11. ReallyBigFeet thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK enough with the HD vs. Blueray purists crap.....back to subject at hand.

    Does anyone have any hints for good settings to use with Handbrake to take full advantage of the new iPad's Retina display?
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; CPU iPhone OS 5_1 like Mac OS X) AppleWebKit/534.46 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.1 Mobile/9B179 Safari/7534.48.3)

    Seriously, until you have the device in your hand and are able to test the results of your converted files, you won't know for sure. I'd suggest only preparing one or two movies with your best guess so you can see how they play on the new iPad when you first get it, if you must. However, you may also have to wait for the developer of the app you use to play your ripped movies to update their software too. Plus, Apple is using a proprietary method of compressing their 1080p movies, so quessing what will play best on the new device is really a challenge at this time.
     
  13. MonkeySee.... macrumors 68040

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    I read in another thread. That the guys who develop handbreak are waiting to get one before they can provide a definitive pre-set.

    if you wait a few days after you get it you may have better luck. Or you could download a small "Pixar short" if you're desperate to show it off.
     
  14. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    You don't get it (which is probably why you have to ask about handbrake settings).

    This is important for the non technical owners to understand.... a regular DVD is 480p. Upscaling that to 1080 will not enhance the quality for the ipad.3

    HD-DVD (assuming you can still find one) and blu-ray are the only physical media that offer that kind of resolution for importing onto the ipad.3
     
  15. maril1111 macrumors 68000

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    In theory 35mm film could be just as good if not better so add that to your list of physical media that can offer resolution for importing onto the ipad 3.
     
  16. OneMike macrumors 603

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    My library was already encoded for the apple tv2. Will be staying as is.
     
  17. poloponies macrumors 68030

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    As others are saying , there's no magic "hi-res" setting in Handbrake that will increase the resolution of DVD image to 1080.
     
  18. santaliqueur macrumors 6502a

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    =/= != !=
     
  19. sartios macrumors member

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    Cba converting these days, I'll just use AirVideo.
     
  20. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    480p = 704 x 480 resolution (DVD, SD TV)
    720p = 1280 x 720 resolution (some Cable/Satellite, 720p iTunes downloads)
    1080p = 1920 x 1080 resolution (Blu-ray, HD-DVD, 1080p iTunes downloads)

    iPad 3rd Gen = 2048 x 1536 resolution

    Handbrake cannot take a DVD rip that is 704 x 480 and make it take advantage of the 2048 x 1536 resolution. The iPad will just stretch the rip to fit the screen. You need full HD sources to take advantage of the Retina screen's resolution.

    Therefore, if you are asking what Handbrake settings for Blu-Ray rips, we can help guess until Handbrake releases their settings. Otherwise, if you are asking for help with Handbrake settings for non-1080p content, we can't help you because you can't be helped! ;)
     
  21. seeharrison macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the great explanation!
     
  22. Macman45 macrumors demi-god

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    Done my LOTR collection, and "Jumpers" so far...WIll watch them first to see the difference...My iMac is an animal and encodes them in under 11 minutes..The LOTR movies are long too...:)
     
  23. mwulf67 macrumors regular

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    Actually, the OP never mentioned DVDs....
     
  24. Tarzanman macrumors 65816

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    i lol'd
     
  25. fridgeymonster3 macrumors 6502

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    Hence, my last two sentences explaining to him that if he is converting HD content, we can help guess at Handbrake settings, but if he is converting DVDs then it doesn't matter. The OP needs to be specific or else we cannot help him/her with Handbrake settings.
     

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