All iPads Batch conversion + ability to choose 720p or 1080p

Discussion in 'iPad' started by LemPh, Feb 14, 2014.

  1. LemPh macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2014
    Hello everyone. May I ask you if there is a program which I can use to convert my MKV/AVI movies in any iPad-suitable format by choosing even the quality? I do not just want to use "iPad profile".. I would choose resolution, bitrate and so on. And batch conversion would be great too. As I have a retina iPad I want to get the best from this screen!! I know there's something in Windows but I am on a MBP.
    Thank you in advance :)
  2. RDAR macrumors 6502

    Oct 23, 2012
  3. spcdust macrumors 6502a


    May 6, 2008
    London, UK
    I always use Handbrake. Open source, lots of control and you can batch list. They include device profiles but you could use these as a starting point and then tweak the settings as you like and Save the results as your own encoding profile.:
  4. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2014
    Thank you both. Handbrake uses profiles (iPad, Apple TV) and I actually do not know if there's any kind of quality loss. Don't know about Video Monkey. I am now converting a 1080p to test Handbrake.
  5. rctlr macrumors 6502a

    May 9, 2012
    I use HandBrake, with the Regular Normal Preset.
    That makes no change to size or sound quality.
    I've converted 1080p mkvs to mp4, and I've seen no loss in quality. I do strip out any superfluous language and subtitling.
    For Movies, I then use MetaZ to get all the movie metadata before adding it into the file before adding it to iTunes.
    For TV Episodes I add it to Video Monkey to get the TV Metadata and do the same.
  6. TJ61 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 16, 2011
    I may not be understanding your concern exactly, but these presets in Handbrake are merely for convenience. They're a good starting point, but you can make changes to them, and then save the new settings as your own preset.

    As an example, I made and use different presets depending on the source material. If it's something I recorded from TV, I'll usually use a decomb filter, and lower bitrate, while a ripped DVD gets a higher bitrate in an attempt to balance quality and file size.
  7. LemPh thread starter macrumors member

    Feb 14, 2014
    That's great. I didn't know that :D


    Hi. My only concern is about a loss of quality, for this reason I don't like presets so much. Nothing else :)
    But if there's no loss, as I read above, there's no problem ;)

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