Good Handbrake Settings for ATV4?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by niteflyr, Nov 13, 2015.

  1. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

    Nov 29, 2011
    Southern Cal
    For all you videophiles out there, is anyone using any different Handbrake settings for the new AppleTV 4? Is AppleTV 3 preset still a good choice for now?
  2. rkieru macrumors member


    Jun 10, 2015
    I would assume so.

    I use Permute instead of Handbrake and have had zero issues utilizing its AppleTV 3 preset.
  3. Poob Bubes macrumors 6502a

    Poob Bubes

    Apr 16, 2007
    I have been using the AT3 preset but stripping out the AAC audio and only using AC3 since AT4 has trouble defaulting to AC3. I play black via Plex so I really don't need the AAC track.
    The only changes I make are RF 21 for Blu-Ray and change Tune to Film or Animation.
  4. CptSky macrumors regular

    Feb 1, 2013
    The AppleTV 3 preset is still valid for the ATV 4. The only change between both ATV is that the new version supports level 4.2 of H.264 while the previous version had only support up to 4.0 (so you can change that when using the ATV 3 preset). Also, the ATV 3 preset will limit the framerate to 30 FPS, but the ATV 4 supports up to 60 FPS. Nothing else changed.

    Handbrake still doesn't support E-AC3 for MP4 containers (and support for MKV containers is only in the nightlies). It will be the other thing to consider for ATV 4 when Handbrake is updated.
  5. Mac... nificent macrumors 6502

    Nov 20, 2012

    Thank you for this :apple:
  6. bigdog5142 macrumors 6502a


    Jul 13, 2008
    Is there any way to get your Handbreak files up to the cloud so that the ATV can access them like the movies on iTunes? I k ow I can connect to my computer and do it that way, but I have a MacBook Pro and it's not always on like a desktop would be.

    Thanks in advance.
  7. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    The best handbrake setting for the ATV4 is plex
  8. cynics macrumors G4

    Jan 8, 2012
    I always used high profile and just adjust the encode speed to the max the decoder can handle for file size. Typically veryslow for blurays and slow for dvds.

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