Handbrake Questions

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by bt22, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. bt22 macrumors 6502

    Feb 15, 2009
    I have encoded my movies using "Apple TV" preset in Handbrake. I was wondering if I could re-encode some of those movies using the "iPod" preset? Or do I have to use the original disk?
  2. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    You could, but I imagine the quality will not be great. The only way to do this is to test and find out. You can simply do this from iTunes though, with the "Convert Selection to iPod" function.

    Handbrake now includes a "Universal" preset feature that allows the resulting video to be played on all Apple devices. I say go for that from now on.
  3. VTMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    I do this all the time and the quality is quite good on my iphone. I prefer this over universal setting, as I get better quality on my TV, and then can cherry pick the few movies or shows I actually want on m iphone.
  4. eddyg macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Me too. And if you use the dev snapshot it will even retain some of the metadata. In fact that feature was added specically for this scenario.

    Using a little Applescript you can even add a menu item to iTunes for convert to iPod using Handbrake which will kick off the HB CLI and add the new file back into iTunes and add it to a special playlist for syncing to your iPod.

    Cheers Ed.

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