Handbrake Questions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by eljanitor, Mar 22, 2011.

  1. eljanitor, Mar 22, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 22, 2011

    eljanitor macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
    I've been playing around with Handbrake for about a year now. Up until now I like it. I was using it to rip my DVD's to various formats for iTunes and the like. These DVD's don't come with a digital copy as some of them are quite old.

    I was using the default settings for awhile and dealing with all the blockiness in the videos and thinking well this is just how its going to be. Even after changing some settings I noticed that there is distortion and blocks here and there etc etc. When playing Video back on iTunes its at its worst but VLC is good.

    Recently Ive been trying to fix this issue and trying to figure out how to convert file types so that they have the same or the best possible quality as I change their format. Some movies look horrible, once they are converted from one format to another. Is there anybody who has alot of experience with this and would be willing to give some good advice?
  2. VideoCave macrumors member

    Mar 16, 2011
    re handbrake

    I have been using for few years now and and just use the Universal Preset or Apple TV preset. And thats it. Dont adjust anything just choose your preset and save location.
  3. eljanitor thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
    I made and saved a preset seems to work pretty good. Changed the RF setting to "1". It seems that its working better with this setting. Still sometimes when using iTunes it gets a little blocky only at first, but not through VLC player. It might be an issue with iTunes. Otherwise this setting seems to work pretty good. Ty for the advice, I'm still open to more if anyone has any.
  4. rpenzinger macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2010
    I agree with videocave. I use the iPhone, universal and AppleTV presets and they work great...NO ARtifacting or blocking.

    Can I ask why you are creating you're own setting?
  5. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Just some info about the "RF" setting:
  6. eljanitor thread starter macrumors 6502


    Feb 10, 2011
    As I said Ive been playing around with the settings, converting different formats. Several times ion the standard settings a movie that was in mkv. format would not go to mp4 without lots of distortion, and the like.

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