Converting Bluray to 1080P

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by GeekOFComedy, Sep 17, 2011.

  1. GeekOFComedy macrumors 6502a

    Sep 29, 2008
    Hi there, I'm currently digitizing my blu-ray film collection for the AppleTV2. Now, I know it can play source 1080P but i'm just not sure of the settings. I have handbrake and mp4tools. What's the best bitrate and if possible can 1080P play on original iPads? Or am I better off with 720P and go all out with the bit rate?
  2. HobeSoundDarryl macrumors 604


    Feb 8, 2004
    Hobe Sound, FL (20 miles north of Palm Beach)
    Master a copy in 1080p (best quality) for the future and render a 720p version for now. Apple needs to roll out a 1080p :apple:TV unit so that the handbrake or similar crews can divine the specs it will support and then build a profile for it. Until then, there would be a lot of guessing.

    When Apple finally does this, Handbrake will roll out the profile and you can go back to your 1080p master to render a version that the next :apple:TV will support. Of course, some of us hope that the next :apple:TV won't come with compromises (again) so that we could throw any 1080p quality settings at it and it could play them. Personally, I'm hoping for maximums: 1080p/60fps at the highest Mbps rates available via either BD or AVCHD. THAT :apple:TV could then be the ONE for everyone: those happy with SD or 720p and those who want something that pushes their HDTV as hard as any BD players.
  3. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Yup, the above advise is perfect. I hope you've got a lot of storage. :)
  4. pheenix11 macrumors regular

    Jul 13, 2010
    This advice is exactly what I am doing as well. 1080p MKV for the future and 720p M4V for iTunes now. I actually get to use my MKV's now as well because my living room TV has a WD TV Live Plus as it only has component connections and no HDMI. Funny thing is the 720p on my bedroom tv looks better than 1080p on the living room tv. I guess plasma + HDMI > projection + component. BTW in case anyone is wondering the WD is a decent device but when I get a new TV for Xmas, it will be getting an Apple TV. There is a method to Apple's madness and a reason why it is HDMI only. The Apple TV interface destroys he WD, I just wish it had Hulu.

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