File Size - Ripping a DVD w/Handbrake

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by LaJaca, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. LaJaca macrumors regular


    Nov 23, 2007
    Near Seattle
    Greetings All:

    I'm about to go ahead and use Handbrake to rip my DVD's into my iMac. I have 2 questions:

    1) Overall, Handbrake seems to be very well liked - anyone out there with problems?
    2) How big a file should I expexct, ballpark, for a standard length movie?

    Thanks in advance.
  2. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    1.) No problems for me
    2.) Ultimately depends on the settings used can be anywhere from 400MB - 2+GB

    You can set the file size that you would like to have and handbrake will rip it accordingly.

    I set my to do h.264 with 2 pass and a bit rate of 2000. I get movies about 1.5GB in size.
  3. wightstraker macrumors regular

    Dec 18, 2007
    I'd also consider using Mac the Ripper for full DVD rips, you can play the ripped files in DVD Player, and they'll be at full quality. Size will be 4.7 - 8.5GB, depending on if the disk is dual layer or not.
  4. Macsterling macrumors regular


    Sep 24, 2007
    Wirelessly posted (iPhone: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3B48b Safari/419.3)

    what is the advantage of doing 2 pass?? I always just use the iPod high rez preset and it takes the 2pass away. The quality is great when played on my tv and just kind of curious is all.

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