Encoding South Park for ATV and iPhone

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by tokekappel, Mar 17, 2008.

  1. tokekappel macrumors newbie

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    hey

    I'm planning on buying an ATV, and i'd like to convert my South Park dvd's to fit both my iPhone and ATV. With movies i prefer a quality that isn't compatible with iPhone, but since SP is animation i figure it's possible to encode in a way that suits both. Any suggestions on what to use?? Ipod high-rez, or something else? I'm not that good with HB :) so if you could specify bitrate and whether or not to use anamorphic, strict or loose, that would be good.

    Thanks
     
  2. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Using iPod-Hires preset is perfectly acceptable here. It's basic animation, and not 'Toy Story' animation.
     
  3. tokekappel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    And it will look good on a 40" samsung full HD LCD??

    thanks
     
  4. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    That's a subjective question. I'll just say that I used a custom preset based off of the iPod-Hires preset that set the bitrate to something like 1150 and found it hard to tell the difference. The content makes it easier for the encoder to compress the data without impacting quality.

    Forgot to mention, I've viewed the encodes on both my iPhone and Samsung 46" DLP.
     
  5. brad.c macrumors 68020

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    I think you'd be happier to rip one version for the small screen, and another for the large. I use Visual Hub, and select the presets, so can't be helpful with settings for HB, tho.
     
  6. tokekappel thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I think i'll stay with one version. don't really want double episodes of 11 seasons of south park :)

    thanks for the answers
     

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