Handbrake Settings for MAX quality?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iPadPublisher, May 14, 2011.

  1. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    I beg your forgiveness if this has been posted before, I searched around and didn't find quite what I was looking for.

    I'm trying to find the best setting in Handbrake for a super-high quality convert for AppleTV2. I see most people trying to balance quality and file size, but I don't care about large file size, I simply want the best quality I can get so that I don't have to go back and do this all over again some day. :)

    I've played with a few settings, but I still see some artifacts and grainyness that I don't like.

    Many thanks in advance...
  2. AdrianK macrumors 68020

    Feb 19, 2011
    RF 0, that's x264's lossless mode, you'll end up with an output much larger than your input. Actually, ATV might choke on that :p

    Anyway, your best bet is just to use a high bitrate. What settings/preset are you using at the moment? ATV2 present isn't bad if you reduce the RF a bit.
  3. iPadPublisher thread starter macrumors 6502

    Apr 14, 2010
    Right now I start with ATV2, then switch the frame rate to "Same As Source" make sure large file size is checked, and I have the RF at 13.25 -- seems pretty good. Bitrate is coming out at like 5200 I think I've settled on this unless I can find something better. Looks pretty sharp on my 55" and flawless on iPads, etc.

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