Best Handbrake setting for faster encoding?

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

  1. tsa1 macrumors regular

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    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

    winninganthem

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    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

    Chundles

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    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

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    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

    DoFoT9

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    #5
    turn anamorphic off that normally saves a bit of time
     

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