Best Hd video converter for iPad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by lbeck, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. lbeck macrumors 6502

    lbeck

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    What is the best mac software for converting HD video to iPad 720p video? I've seen numerous options online, most are about $30 or so.

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. zmttoxics macrumors 65816

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    I think Handbrake is supposed to be able to do this.

    I used to use VisualHub (well, I still do), but they went out of business.
     
  3. gazzrenn macrumors 6502a

    gazzrenn

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    Handbrake.

    I converted 7 episodes of Lost which were 720p MKV files by using the Apple Universal Preset. It took a while to do one on my Mini if i'm honest, but I set a batch off just as I went to bed so it was all done in the morning.
     
  4. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

    lbeck

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    Does handbrake convert the video to 720p? If so, how is the video quality on iPad after conversion?
     
  5. gazzrenn macrumors 6502a

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    Gotta be honest, I didnt check the details of the resultant file, just sync'd them over and left the house!

    This is a screenshot from my iPad while playing an episode... its not scientific i know, but its all I can manage at the moment. Can check the file details this evening if you like.


    [​IMG]
     
  6. ItsThatKush macrumors regular

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    I have been using VisualHub and it works nice. There's a nice button for "add to iTunes" and also "h.264 optimizing"
     
  7. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

    lbeck

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    Does anyone have directions for encoding HD video from a camcorder to an ipad using handbrake? I could not find any instructions. I'm using the direct AVCHD source from my canon camcorders hard drive.
     
  8. lbeck thread starter macrumors 6502

    lbeck

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    Found some answers ... http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=16303
     

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