Do handbreaked movies work on iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by yancey47, Apr 3, 2010.

  1. yancey47 macrumors regular

    May 21, 2008
  2. gabevasq macrumors newbie

    Oct 26, 2007
  3. MadDog31 macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2007
    What settings are you using in Handbrake? I plan on getting a 3G one but want to spend the better part of April getting some of my favorite DVDs ripped and ready for transfer.

    Plus this is a way to make time pass quicker...haha
  4. jason221 macrumors 6502

    Jun 26, 2009
    If you're ripping standard definition DVDs, just import them with iPhone settings but keep the resolution the highest it can be (720x480, etc. ... don't scale it down). MP4 video format, H.264, 1500+ bitrate works fine.
  5. jkimbro0316 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    Central Florida
    So far so good for me as well. I put ~12 movies on mine and all of worked and looked amazing as well.
  6. Romanesq macrumors 6502a


    Jun 16, 2003
    Plus Onw

    Just used handbrake yesterday for the first time. Worked great even with an old movie - The Godfather.

    So fire away! :p

    Sent via iPad.
  7. jwnelson301 macrumors newbie

    Jul 7, 2008
    I am also having sync problems with movies. I have used Handbrake exclusively for my AppleTV. No problems playing on AppleTV, but the same movies won't sync to iPad. I have tried the "AppleTV/iPad conversion" feature and it says the movie is already in the correct setting. Frustrating because I have a huge collection of movies!!
  8. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    I re-encoded all my dvd rips using the apple universal setting in handbrake. They look fantastic on the iPad!
  9. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

    Chupa Chupa

    Jul 16, 2002
    Works great. I use the AppleTV preset but turn it down to 1800-2000mbps from 2500.
  10. JonHimself macrumors 68000


    Nov 3, 2004
    Toronto, Ontario
    From the specs it looks like the AppleTV preset will work on iPad. Can anyone confirm or deny?

    EDIT: Didn't see the post above me. I usually encode mine at 3000kbps or so, from HD mkvs/my own bluray rips.. DVDs I just use the constant quality at 60% or whatever it defaults to.
  11. sJv macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2007
    Sierra Foothills, CA
    None of my Handbrake movies encoded for appleTV (less than 2500Kbps) synced to my iPad. My visualhub encoded files (transcoded from avi, mkv, etc) do work. According to the iPad video spec, it should work. Any way to get them on there short of re-encoding 100+ DVD's???

  12. qtx43 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 4, 2007
    I turned off automatic syncing. In Finder, in your home folder, there's a sub-sub-sub directory:

    Music/Itunes/Itunes Media/Automatically Add to iTunes

    Just copy your movie in there and it worked for me. The GodFather looks great! That's the first movie I watched too (dvd -> handbreak) . Now to figure out how to get free ePub books on the thing.
  13. jkimbro0316 macrumors regular

    Jun 23, 2008
    Central Florida
    That's odd considering that I have movies on my iPad that used the appletv preset, you didn't change any settings by any chance did you?
  14. ozziegn macrumors 6502a


    Aug 16, 2007
    Central FL Area
    I tried using Handbreak on my Windows 7 machine and it doesn't do anything. God I miss my Macbook Pro.
  15. whistleandthumb macrumors newbie

    Jul 9, 2008
    I used Handbrake to rip a bunch of DVD's this past week and all of them transferred over to the iPad with no problems.

    I used the AppleTV settings and a feature length film comes out to 1-1.5GB, and looks incredible on the iPad. Surprised to hear of so many issues...
  16. AV8TOR macrumors regular


    Mar 8, 2010
    Fort Worth TX
    I'm guessing the next version of Handbreak has a iPad profile.
  17. conshok26 macrumors 6502


    Apr 10, 2006
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I'm having trouble getting some of the info for my movies. does anyone know how to make the ipad show the director, stars and plot of he movie like it would if you bought it from itunes? I don't see where that would be edited in itunes.
  18. tttexxan macrumors 6502a

    Jun 25, 2007
    Worked like a charm using the apple presets....Just did dances with wolves and looks amazing!! Now to do bourne thanks
  19. wayne93117 macrumors newbie

    Mar 5, 2010
  20. traderx1 macrumors member

    Mar 22, 2007
    appletv preset

    AppleTV preset works great.
    Question you have to ask yourself is do you want HD or SD
    if you plan on watching movies on your iphone also, then SD has to be choice
    if you want to watch 720p on your iPad, then choose HD and this file can also be viewed on AppleTV (if you have one)

    for those of you wondering how to get HD movies, I am talking about converting MKV files...

    and for those of you who already are familiar with the MKV format, how do we get around this whole DTS thing, since my Mac still cant read that....any help?
  21. loteq macrumors newbie


    May 12, 2008
  22. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    All of my vids work great. My 720x480 anamorphic encodes look decent, my 640x480 vids look decent, and my 720p BluRay rips look great.
  23. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    You need to use any number of (usually free) tagging applications. I use a combination of MetaX and Subler, but for what you want, either would be fine.
  24. rayward macrumors 68000

    Mar 13, 2007
    Houston, TX
    I make dual versions of my movie rips, one "HD", which uses the Apple TV preset (and is more often than not actually HD as I rip as much from Blu Ray that I can), and an "SD" version for my iPhone. True HD versions look amazing on the iPad, play flawlessly, and it has a really cool custom interface just for video content (i.e. not through the iPod app, like on the iPhone).
  25. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a


    Aug 26, 2009
    I feel Apple TV preset is a waste on DVD-sourced material.

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