Best Handbrake setting for faster encoding?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by tsa1, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. tsa1 macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    I just used Handbrake to put Gran torino on my 13" MBP and it took well over 1hr 20mins to do it. these were my settings:

    output settings :
    format: mp4

    video codec: h.264
    Average bitrate: 1500kbps

    Picture settings:
    Anamorphic: strict
    Crop: automatic

    Unchecked grayscale encoding and 2pass encoding.
    Im just trying to put movies on my harddrive so i can watch them thats all. Anyone got better settings or something i miss, if you got a screenshot of the settings i would greatly appreciate that also!

    thanks alot!
  2. winninganthem macrumors 6502a


    Jun 10, 2008
    Doesn't Handbrake have a "fast" preset? Also, 1 hr 20 minutes to encode a movie that's over 2 hours long is very fast already...
  3. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    That speed at those settings is very good indeed.

    To make it instantly faster you could use MPEG-4 encoding, quality's not quite as good but it's boatloads faster than H.264.
  4. tsa1 thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 8, 2008
    oh ok, i was trying to get it down to maybe 30-45 mins? but yeah you guys are right the quality is very good at these settings!

    thanks alot
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    turn anamorphic off that normally saves a bit of time

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