HandBrake Constant Quality Level

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wilder, Jul 15, 2011.

  1. Wilder macrumors member

    Jun 28, 2011
    Just a quick question. What should I set the Constant Quality (RF) slider to in HandBrake to produce a film with an average bit rate of 4,000 to 4,500?

    Also, while I’m here :D, does anyone know how I can rip only the subtitles (SRT) from a DVD please?

    Thank you.
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Impossible to say as it would vary from source to source. As well I cannot fathom why you would want to arbitrarily choose a bitrate. Especially one that high.

  3. OptyCT macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2008
    From my experience, total bit rate is a result of the source. Action movies will have higher bit rates (due lots of movement on screen, cuts, various angles, etc.), whereas dramas will have lower ones. Bit rate doesn't impact picture quality. I have many movies that have a better PQ despite having a lower bit rate.
  4. ViperDesign macrumors 6502a


    Aug 7, 2007
    I only rip blu-rays these days. But I use a rating of 19 and my files are around 3 to 4GB.

    My bit rate will vary from 3 to 5 Mbps

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