Handbrake Curiousity

rgomes

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Jan 20, 2010
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Hello all!

I tried searching the forums here and didn't find an answer to my question.

I am trying to convert MKV files that are 1080p (1920x1080) into .MP4 to be used on my Apple TV 2.

I have a 1080p 54" Panasonic TV.

I have been using the ATV2 setting and noticed that it changes the output size to: 1280x720

Picture quality is excellent but was wondering if it was worth using the High Profile setting as it keeps the output to 1920x1080

Would I notice a difference? Would it just take longer to encode?

Any pointing into a direction would be appreciated.
 

rgomes

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Jan 20, 2010
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Handbrake Curiousity - Part 2!

So sorry!

Forgot to mention this:

What audio setting is the best to use? I have a 5.1 Audio Setup.

Should I set audio to AC3 (6 channel discrete or ???????)

Does it matter if AC3 is selected first on the list? Usually when I flip to the Audio tab it has the AAC (Core Audio) Dolby Pro Logic II listed first and then second is the AC3 tab.

I keep switching their order for some reason.

Would it matter?

Thanks!
 
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thedbp

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Apr 19, 2001
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Balto., MD
Wait for it ...

iOS 5 I mean. Rumormongers expect 1080x content on Apple TV 2 with iOS 5.

Got a spare Mac hanging around? Attach it to the TV, far more you can do with it and outputs to the full resolution of your TV. Don't have a spare Mac? Find someone with a somewhat recent MacBook that has a cracked display, you could probably pick it up for a song. Stick it in your AV center and control it via bluetooth mouse and keyboard.
 
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Bill.the.Cat

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Feb 13, 2011
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ATV2 can't do 1080p, so it's not really worth it.
ATV2 can actually "do" 1080p in that it can play back 1080p material (at sufficiently low bitrates--mine tends to choke on full-size BDs repackaged from mkv to m4v). It cannot currently display or output 1080p, though. If you have the storage space I would do your conversions maintaining the 1080p; who knows when Apple will put out a new ATV or perhaps even an update for the ATV2 that would allow it to output 1080p (wishful thinking?).
 
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