Converting movies to iPad

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

  1. revelated macrumors 6502a

    revelated

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    #1
    OK.

    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

    revelated

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    #3
    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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