Best way to encode video for iPad...

Discussion in 'iPad' started by idrewuk, Apr 24, 2010.

  1. idrewuk macrumors member


    Aug 15, 2008
    Hi all,

    Hope you can help. I've just got my Apple iPad back to the UK from the States and absolutely loving it. Woo-hoo!

    I just have a quick question - what is the best program to encode video to iPad spec?

    I've got some files but don't know if there's anything available with iPad presets (dimensions and so on) which make the whole thing easier? I've got iSquint, will that do it? I checked for updates but it's saying it's no longer being developed. Boo :(

    The correct file type should be MP4, right? To play on iPad?

    So, if anyone has any tips I'd greatly appreciate it. Thanks.
  2. kultschar macrumors 6502a

    Mar 26, 2010
    Congrats man!!

    Checkout the Handbrake threads here - its a great app!
  3. barefeats macrumors 65816


    Jul 6, 2000
    I used Wondershare DVD Ripper. It has an iPad Preset.
  4. hasteveha macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    What's the best program to encode for the PC and is FREE?

  5. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
  6. hasteveha macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
  7. b00st3d macrumors member


    Aug 16, 2008
    New Orleans

    Incorrect...there is a windows version on their webpage available for download.
  8. hasteveha macrumors member

    Jun 27, 2008
    lol you are right!! sweet. Is there a profile for the ipad? What settings should I use?

    Thanks guys
  9. Pinkpower macrumors newbie

    Apr 24, 2010
    I've been hearing that the ATV and Universal presets present good results; ATV producing better results (From the screenshots though, I couldn't tell a difference). There's a lot of tips on Google, but I'm not really certain which to go with. I'm just hoping Handbrake releases an iPad preset so they can dictate to me how my videos should look on my iPad.
  10. rtheb macrumors 6502

    Jul 21, 2008
    Check the Handbrake thread here

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