Converting movies to iPad

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by revelated, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. revelated macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010

    I've been tasked with a minor project - taking movie rips, in this case, Blu-ray rips that have been super compressed - and getting them to play properly on the iPad. They play fine on the MacBook Pro, but nothing I do seems to make this work the way I need it to. I've tried MPEG Streamclip, QuickTime/Perian, Handbrake, and even iTunes. Nothing I do seems to matter. I'm guessing these weren't converted properly. What happens is:

    • File gets created, but is HORRIBLE quality. Even with the filtering options of Handbrake.
    • If I increase the quality setting, then I end up with the movie playing audio behind a white screen; no video.
    • Tried using MPEG Streamclip's default AppleTV settings, and it yells about framerate, which is blank. Putting that to 29.97 (or any other value) throws an invalid movie error.
    • Created a simple MP4 file stripped down from the original thinking I would just play in OPlayer HD. It does play, but extremely slow, and with no audio.
    • Imported the full movie into iTunes and tried to do a conversion that way to the iPad preset. Ended up with a white screen and no video.
    • Opened in QuickTime and tried to save a MOV file that I could convert. Video played fine with choppy audio.
    • Found a good setting for video in Handbrake, but the audio is screwed.

    Anything else to try?
  2. revelated thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jun 30, 2010
    Failed. This time it seems to be clear what is happening. The video converts fine, but the audio is stretched out - it turned a 2.5 hour movie into an 8 hour movie because of the length of the audio stream. I tried every possible profile, it just doesn't work.

    Oh well.

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