Best settings for convert DVD to MP4 on Handbrake?

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

  1. oxband macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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
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    Queen6 macrumors 603

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    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.

    Q-6
     
  4. T'hain Esh Kelch macrumors 601

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    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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