Handbrake settings made easy, pictures

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by HiFiGuy528, Mar 24, 2009.

  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    First time using Handbrake last night. I am very happy with the results. This thread is to make it easy for first timers like me to set-up Handbrake.

    Mac GUI settings -

    Apple ~ Universal ~

    Format: MP4 File
    Codec: AVC/H.264 Video/AAC + AC3 Audio
    Insert iPod Atom: Unchecked
    Video - Encoder: x264
    Constant Quality: 62%

    Picture Settings -
    Anamorphic: Loose
    Crop: Automatic
    VFR: Enabled
    Denoise: none

    Audio + Subtitles -
    Track 1 : AAC - DPL2
    Track 2 : English AC3 5.1
    Bitrate: 160kbps (only affects AAC)
    Sample Rate: 48khz
    Dynamic Range Compression: 0
    Subtitles: Unchecked
    Chapters: Enabled

    2ch/5.1ch Audio and video works well with my 50" Sony LCD TV via new Mac Mini. Playback is GREAT on my MacBook, MacBook Air 1.6ghz (1st gen). No skips or lag. Audio matches too. As you can see, iPhone looks GREAT too. Zoom mode is a bit cut off on the sides.

    This is a picture of the movie on iPhone "widescreen" mode.

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    This is a picture of the movie on iPhone "zoom" mode.


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    My conversions look ok on my 37 inch 720p through Apple TV. I can't imagine how much worse they'd look on a 50 inch.
     
  4. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    It was my first try. It looked GREAT on everything I need it to. I am ripping Office Space now with denoise - OFF. I'll report back with my findings.

    On my 50" Sony LCD TV, it looked like standard DVD to me. Even if it is actually less quality, I can live with it due to the connivence.
     
  5. dynaflash macrumors 68020

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    yeah, lose denoise. maybe use it only in weak mode for the worst offenders (personally has never used it outside of testing). picture will look sharper without it.
     
  6. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Back to the Future II screen shot taken from my MacBook Air. Love this movie. Not too bad for 1989. :) Sorry for posting so many pictures. I am just very happy with the results. I love being able to take everything on to my iPhone.

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  7. rspeaker macrumors 6502

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    The only thing about constant quality is the kbps can vary quite a bit. Knowing the "Universal" setting should allow playing a video on all of Apple's devices, what happens if the kbps exceeds 2500 (the limit for the iPhone and iPod)?
     
  8. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    They aren't real limitations of those devices, at least the iPhone/iPod Touch.
     
  9. HiFiGuy528 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    So far every movie played well on my iPhone, MacBook, MacBook Air (1st gen), Mac Mini to 50" LCD TV. Now if I can get the DD 5.1 surround to work and I'm in busniess. Any suggestions?
     

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