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Best Handbrake Settings for new iPad


macrumors 6502
Original poster
Jun 21, 2010
sorry for the dumb techie question... im not very knowledgeable about this stuff. I use Handbrake to convert all my videos for my iPhone or Apple TV and just always use the presets.

What should I use for the new iPad? As far as I can tell the best setting is Apple TV 2 which is... 720p?

Should I keep using that for the new iPad? Or should I find a way to convert all my videos to 1080p for maximum quality?

I don't want to use up ALL the space on my iPad with huge video files if it will look really good at 720p... BUT, I'd also really love to enjoy that retina display... haha... thoughts?


macrumors 6502a
Jul 31, 2009
I suspect HandBrake will update the software for a 1080p AppleTV 3rd Gen output.

Im not sure of the alternative methods but Im sure there are many.


macrumors 6502
Mar 30, 2011
just wait for Handbrake to update with their new presets...shouldn't be too long after the iPad is released...they are pretty quick with their updates, i've noticed.
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