Best settings for convert DVD to MP4 on Handbrake?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by oxband, Feb 9, 2017.

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

    Sep 10, 2009
    I'm converting some DVDs for use in a video project on FCP X. Right now, I'm using Handbrake. I want the DVDs at the highest quality possible. I don't care if the file size is large.

    What settings should I have?
  2. kohlson macrumors 68000

    Apr 23, 2010
    I think all you need is a decrypter and ripper. Handbrake does these, with the extra step of "intelligent" compression - essentially reducing several gigs into 1 or 2 GBs, or sometimes smaller.
  3. Queen6, Feb 11, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2017

    Queen6 macrumors 604


    Dec 11, 2008
    Flying over the rainforest at dawn - Priceless
    Use the most applicable preset, or set up like this. If you want shorten the transcoding time - Encoder Options change from Very Slow to a lower setting. You will be looking at 3-4Gb per typical film length.
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    btw unless your Mac is very fast be prepared wait for the results :) "Placebo" may help to reduce file size at a cost of signifiant time.

  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

    T'hain Esh Kelch

    Aug 5, 2001
    Just use the super HQ settings. You won't be able to tell the difference from the MPEG2 on the DVD.

    I use the HQ setting for DVD's personally, and can in most cases not tell a difference either.

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