Handbrake set file size

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by jjk454ss, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. jjk454ss macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    I guess Handbrake used to allow you to set the output file size, but not anymore. I use the ATV3 preset and some blurays come out too large to put on a FAT HDD for use on a PS3. I want to keep using the preset for use on my ATV, but I have a few that I want to convert to 4GB or under to put on the FAT HDD. Whats the best/easiest way to shrink some of these M4V files to a smaller size?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    raise the rf (lower the quality) a bit. its a logarithmic scale which means going from the presets 20 to 21 (I personally use 22) for blu ray will reduce the file size considerably.
  3. jjk454ss thread starter macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Ok, thanks. I was wondering about that, I just had no idea where to set it. I'll play around with it and see what I get.
  4. jlluna macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2010
    Holly Michigan
    I was wondering the same thing. I convert my movies from mkv to mp4 using the Apple TV setting to transfer to my playstation 3 but the file is like 8 to 12 gb my 32 gb USB says there not enough space to transfer. jjk454ss The rf setting is right on the main screen just slide it over.

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