iPad Encoding Movies

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Jack Tripper, Oct 31, 2013.

  1. Jack Tripper macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2011
    A couple questions about backing up movies:

    1) Why is Handbrake's iPad preset only go 1280 x 720? It doesn't appear to use the full resolution. At the very least, 2048 across even with letterboxed movies. What settings do you use?

    2) I have some MKV movie files I want to play on the iPad. Is there an app that plays them or do I need to use Handbrake to convert them to MP4?
  2. rui no onna macrumors 603

    rui no onna

    Oct 25, 2013
  3. Jack Tripper thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 9, 2011
  4. s1m macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2008
    OPlayer HD works well.

    I also use Air Video to play files that sit on my iMac external HDD that I don't want to move to the iPad (such as kids movies). It is an exceptional piece of software. Requires Air Video Server (free) to be installed on your desk top. I use it across iPhones and iPads and then use airplay to flick to the Apple TV.
  5. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2011
    For the retina screens, simply use the AppleTV 3 preset in Handbrake. If the MKV has H264 then you can remux from MKV to MP4.

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