Best iPhone Video Compression?

paulobrad

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Jun 30, 2007
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I'm converting a load of my videos (bit of West Wing, Heroes and House) to iPhone format ahead of Friday's release using ImToo MP4 Video Converter 3.

The default settings for iPhone give an output file for a roughly 40 minute episode as around 400MB. Is this about standard or are people using any other sampling applications, lower sample rates or other settings to get any significantly smaller file sizes?
 

Smog

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Nov 2, 2007
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well for team america and 300 i got 1.43 gb and 1.8gb so id say its about same as me
 
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wrboyce

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Oct 30, 2007
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Code:
<dict>
	<key>AudioBitRate</key>
	<string>128</string>
	<key>AudioSampleRate</key>
	<string>48</string>
	<key>ChapterMarkers</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>Default</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>FileCodecs</key>
	<string>AVC/H.264 Video / AAC Audio</string>
	<key>FileFormat</key>
	<string>MP4 file</string>
	<key>Mp4LargeFile</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureAutoCrop</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>PictureBottomCrop</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureDeinterlace</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureDenoise</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureDetelecine</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureHeight</key>
	<integer>272</integer>
	<key>PictureKeepRatio</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>PictureLeftCrop</key>
	<integer>8</integer>
	<key>PicturePAR</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>PictureRightCrop</key>
	<integer>10</integer>
	<key>PictureTopCrop</key>
	<integer>2</integer>
	<key>PictureWidth</key>
	<integer>480</integer>
	<key>PresetDescription</key>
	<string></string>
	<key>PresetName</key>
	<string>WB iPhone</string>
	<key>Subtitles</key>
	<string>None</string>
	<key>Type</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>UsesMaxPictureSettings</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>UsesPictureSettings</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>VideoAvgBitrate</key>
	<string>1000</string>
	<key>VideoEncoder</key>
	<string>x264 (h.264 iPod)</string>
	<key>VideoFramerate</key>
	<string>Same as source</string>
	<key>VideoGrayScale</key>
	<integer>0</integer>
	<key>VideoQualitySlider</key>
	<real>0.5</real>
	<key>VideoQualityType</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>VideoTargetSize</key>
	<string></string>
	<key>VideoTurboTwoPass</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>VideoTwoPass</key>
	<integer>1</integer>
	<key>x264Option</key>
	<string>cabac=0:ref=2:analyse=all:me=umh:subq=6:no-fast-pskip=1:trellis=1:mixed-refs=1:bframes=4:direct=auto:weightb=1:brdo=1:bime=1:merange=32</string>
</dict>
That is the preset I have created for use in HandBrake for ripping DVDs to iPhone/iPod Touch. It should provide you with some insight into a good ripping standard. To use it, just add the above xml to the .plist file in ~/Library/Application Support/HandBrake/
 
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