Few Questions about Visualhub for Apple Tv

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by soquickwitit, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. soquickwitit macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
    First off, I'm mainly converting .MKV to Apple Tv, so my questions are directed at that.

    Now i've read a bunch of posts, with different preferences. So my first questions is, is the "2 pass option" necessary?

    second, how do i get the videos to be fullscreen on my HDTV? it's widescreen. with the black bars on top and bottom. Is there a way to rid this?

    Third, what are the best setting for visualhub for Bluray .MKV files? please explain in detail.

    Thx and please reply!!
  2. soquickwitit thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 24, 2007
  3. err404 macrumors 68020

    Mar 4, 2007
    The fist pass allows the encoder to preview the video before starting the actual encode.
    Using it will help to reduce macroblocking and maintain a more optimal bitrate throughout. That said it's not a drastic difference. 2 pass is not "necessary", but I'd recommend using it if you have time. Especially for videos with a lot of action.

    If the video isn't 16x9 you may need to manually crop the edges to force it to the desired aspect.
  4. wmealer macrumors regular

    May 7, 2006
    You'll find that many of the posters here post during the work day. Posts are pretty quiet in the evening hours, as we're all playing with our Apple gadgets. :)

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