Handbrake Settings for MAX quality?

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

  1. iPadPublisher macrumors 6502

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    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

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    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

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    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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