Best bit rate for bluray rip?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Bokes, Oct 22, 2014.

  1. Bokes macrumors 6502

    Mar 4, 2008
    What is the best bit rate to burn/rip a blu Ray to disc?
    I am not concerned with file size- only quality.

    I use Pavtube BDmagic the highest setting they have is 10000 bit rate.
    will the original bit rate on the disc be higher or lower than that?

    Is there anyway to check the bit rate of the disc itself and the ripped file to compar?

    Thanks much
  2. Darby67 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    I've not ever used the application you are using, I prefer MakeMKV to rip and then Handbrake, so I can only give my opinion where applicable.

    Original bit rates vary from disk to disk. I've got a few TV shows that within a season have different bit rates on different disks, so there doesn't appear to be an industry standard. Remember these are already coming compressed to some degree on BD.

    I don't worry so much about overall bitrate but let Handbrake do most of the heavy lifting. In some instances it does take some massaging, usually with video that has some degree of video noise; with heavy added noise I've seen the Handbrake file similar to or larger than the size of the original MakeMKV file. So some tinkering is usually necessary to get the quality/size ratio.

    Normally I go between the Handbrake-ATV3 setting set to between RF 18 to 22 depending.
  3. Darby67 macrumors 6502

    Jul 5, 2011
    the corner of Fire and Brimstone
    Oh, and as far as checking bit rate, I use VLC. Others might have a different/better suggestion.
  4. StinDaWg macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2012
    Encode with crf. Between 17-19 for best quality.
  5. hyune83 macrumors member

    Sep 19, 2008

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