Best settings for Handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by piepertim, Dec 28, 2010.

  1. piepertim macrumors newbie

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    I am in the process of converting all of my tv shows and movies to m4v's for my AppleTV 2.

    Speed of conversion and file size aside... what should I put the settings as to achieve the best picture quality with all of my conversions.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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  3. craig1410 macrumors 65816

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    I agree with the last poster, use the most recent nightly build and then use the AppleTV 2 preset.

    Also, if you are a Mac user, take a look at this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=805573

    This is the system that I have used to rip and encode my movie collection. It requires a little bit of tech savvy but not much to be honest and if you need any help then just ask.

    One of the really nice things about this system of scripts is that you can set it up to produce two encodes, one high resolution for the AppleTV 2 and a lower definition copy for iPhone/iPod use.

    I hope this helps,
    Craig.
     
  4. hokiepokie07 macrumors 6502a

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    I don't even see the option of .m4v on HandBrake. The only option I see is .mp4. Am I missing something?
     
  5. Weaselboy Moderator

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    It is in the General tab of the Handbrake preferences. See screen cap.
     

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