DVD ripping settings quality

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by crotalus99, May 21, 2008.

  1. crotalus99 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    About to start ripping my DVD collection and set it up in iTunes.

    What quality settings are best for use with the ATV or does it matter?

    Also would like to maintain at least 5.1 audio.


    Thanks,

    Chris
     
  2. emaja macrumors 68000

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    I have been using Handbrake with a 50% CBR for animation and 60% for live action stuff. If it a show that I really like that looks really pretty - like Firefly - then I will encode at a higher CBR of 65%.

    Best thing to do is to encode at a bitrate that you think will be OK, then test it out. If it looks good to you, then it is the right bitrate. If not, jack it up a bit.

    BTW, if you aren't going to use MetaX to tag your files, you are really missiing out on a real gem of software.
     
  3. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've heard about MetaX and plan to use it also. I have an Escient system setup now and really like the artwork and info, I want to keep that look with the new setup.


    Thanks
     
  4. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    I recommend starting with the "Apple TV" pre-set and making modifications as needed.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  5. crotalus99 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 50" and 45" LCD TV at this time. Will 50-65% CBR be alright with those. What happens if you create the mp4 at 100% CBR? Is there any advantage?

    Thanks
     
  6. mallbritton macrumors 6502

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    No, there's really no advantage to using 100% quality. All you're really doing is going to end up with a huge file. I suggest starting with 65% and move up from there if you think you need to.

    Regards,
    Michael
     
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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  8. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    TO be more specific, in general 70% is considered "transparent" to dvd quality. Anything over that is a total waste of bitrate and file size.
     

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