File Size - Ripping a DVD w/Handbrake

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  1. LaJaca macrumors regular

    LaJaca

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    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

    xUKHCx

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    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

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    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

    Macsterling

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    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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