best handbrake settings to use for ripping and backing up?!!

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  1. j2048b macrumors 6502a

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    I am getting grainy movies, pixelated and sometimes colors that look too green!

    What are the best handbrake (hB) settings to use especially when streaming movies?

    does it help to have the "web optimized" button clicked in order for movies to stream better?

    thanks
     
  2. alflavor macrumors regular

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    I followed some advice in an earlier thread, and downloaded the nightly build of Handbrake from their site, this has an appleTV2 setting. Using this I found my grainy problems went away and I'm very happy with the ripping quality it provides!
     
  3. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    What's your source? Internet/digital downloads, DVD, Blu-ray?

    Where do you want to play it? By streaming, do you mean you want to upload it somewhere to the web?
     
  4. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    coolio, thanks guys! will try the aptv2 setting, but right now i downloaded an older version of hb and am ripping a movie into an avi in hopes that it will be able to be handled better through all of these server type softwares:

    medialink
    ps3media server,
    eyeconnect,


    i have troubles streaming anything wired or wireless through any of those when i rip through hb as either an mp4 or an mvk!!! man there has got to be a tweaked setting or something or i am allowing hb to rip them at too high of an aspect of some sort?

    eye connect cant transcode mp4,s or mvk's so it wont play even wired!

    medialink ALWAYS shows an audio sync issue where the sound is too fast compared with the mouths moving and

    ps3ms for some reason is not even loading the mp4's or mvk's and if it does its with no audio!
     
  5. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    My source is ripping dvd's to either mp4, or mvk through handbrake! I simply stream through either medialink, ps3 media server, or now have tried eyeconnect, all to my ps3, and it seems as though they pretty much all suck!
     
  6. newagemac macrumors 68020

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    Well that's because yeah, they pretty much all suck. Mostly because DLNA just sucks big time. Those developers can't fix a poor technology "standard" so it's not really their fault. I've been down that road before with my PS3. I've tried the same 3 you just mentioned as well as a few more. PS3Media Server was the best of the bunch but it still wasn't nearly satisfying enough to make it a full time media solution. I would always prefer just playing the media straight from the disk because there were so many problems with it.

    Especially because the fast forwarding and rewinding capabilities of any DLNA solution was almost always atrocious and you often get kicked out of a video when attempting to use playback controls or even just playing files that are supposed to work. And the UI is horrendous with very little to no metadata support and the little support it has takes too much manual work. And like you mentioned in your experiences, the video and audio were often out of sync and other issues as well.

    The ATV2 resolved all my problems and now I only use the PS3 for Blu Rays and games which it is excellent at. I'm sorry but depending on your standards you probably aren't going to be too high with any of those types of solutions with the PS3 except for maybe using it every now and then in a pinch. The ATV2 preset in the Handbrake nightly builds along with the ATV2 makes for some beautiful HD encodes and a very nice playback experience. I highly recommend it.
     
  7. j2048b thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    good points! and for the atv2 cost its a steal! I also am interested in looking at popcornhour! that box can stream anything you throw at it!

    another good feature with atv2 is anything purchased on itunes can be played! which is a good thing too!

    might have to look at the new atv2!
     

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