Best Digital Format Using Handbrake…

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  1. Adibobea9 macrumors member

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    I am in the process of converting all my DVDs to a digital format. I am using Handbrake and have done about 12 movies so far. I decided to stop and get some advice before moving on.

    Right now I have .mp4 and .m4v (which I assume is merely for chapters) but will these formats look good on Apple TV and will they work on the iPad and ipod touch as well? What is the best format to use and what settings are recommended…
     
  2. From A Buick 8 macrumors 68040

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    There is a appleTV preset in HB, i have used it for about 100 of my DVD's so far and they look great.
     
  3. TwinCities Dan macrumors 603

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    Right, but if he wants to use them on other iDevices (besides the :apple:TV) he should use the "Apple Universal" preset. ;)
     
  4. Wild-Bill macrumors 68030

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    Like the two above posters have indicated, if you wish to make the movie strictly for the AppleTV, then use Handbrake's AppleTV preset. I've used it on hundreds of movies and the quality is great.

    The "Universal" preset is good for giving you a movie that will play on everything. Obviously, not as good quality as the ATV preset, but still quite good.

    No need to mess with any other settings. Those presets have them baked right in. :D
     
  5. P Mentior macrumors regular

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    That depends. If OP's other iDevices are iPad, iPhone 4, or iPod touch gen 4 then I would use the high profile which works with any device running an A4
     
  6. techguy40 macrumors regular

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    For the new apple tv. The best setting is high profile.


    Download the latest nightly built. Pick High Profile.

    Set RF to 18 and turn off filters.

    Its great for the new apple tv, iphone, iPod touch, etc
     
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  8. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    so...the high profile setting on HB is the best to use if wanting to watch on iPad, iMac, ATV, etc... and the quality is still excellent?
     
  9. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    That's (basically) what I use. High quality and smaller file size than what'd you find with the Universal or AppleTV presets (at the same RF).
     
  10. switchrider macrumors newbie

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    I just ripped a couple of movies with this setting - works great on my iphone 4 but won't play on the old apple tv or in itunes on my macbook pro (will play in VLC though).
    Is this right?
     
  11. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    The regular old Apple TV preset works on all the iOS devices that use the A4 processor. The high profile preset does too except it provides even better quality. You won't notice it on iPhones and iPads though.
     
  12. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    are you using the preset RF20?
     
  13. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Typically I'll use 19.5 for DVDs and 20 for bluray or hddvd.
     
  14. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    what settings to use to keep the ratio the same or close to the original
     
  15. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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    So just to make sure -

    If I want my converted video to play on my ATV2, my iPad, my iPhone4 and also my Mac mini, I should use the Universal preset with RF set to 19.5. Is that basically correct? Previously I had just been using the iPad preset. Will these videos work with my ATV2 (when my wife gives it to me for Christmas)?
     
  16. TofSanity macrumors 6502a

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    do you check "large file size"?
     
  17. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Yes, it doesn't hurt anything.
     

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