Handbrake and apple tv and itunes

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jeffcbergeron, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. jeffcbergeron macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    i recently got an apple tv - 160gb.
    i have been ripping my dvd's via handbrake 64 bit.
    my issue is only with a few of my dvd's that i converted using handbrake... they play fine on itunes... but once viewed on my apple tv, the video is choppy and pixelated. i have tried both syncing and and streaming - same result.

    i would appreciate any input on this...

  2. mrtune macrumors 6502a

    Jun 23, 2007
    Lower the video bitrate. Works for me when I get this issue.
  3. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

    Feb 4, 2008
    Are you using the AppleTV preset? I use it (without any tweaks) and have never had this problem.
  4. jeffcbergeron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    Thanks Mr tune. I'll give it a try. Any suggestions on what the bit rate should be?

  5. roidy macrumors 65816

    Dec 30, 2008
    Nottingham, UK
    You shouldn't be setting a bitrate value, you should be using constant quality mode with an RF value of between 21-19 (lower numbers give a higher quality file). Infact if you use the AppleTV preset then constant quality with an RF value of 20 should already be set for you.
  6. jeffcbergeron thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 16, 2010
    thanks for the reply roidy,
    that seams to be the problem... working good now.

    much appreciated for all who gave input.


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