handBrake settings question?

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  1. Aniej macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    I am putting a portion of my dvd collection on to an external hard drive and am using HandBrake to do so. I was wondering if this application automatically saves the file at the highest quality level possible or it needs to be set at a different level? And, if it does need to be set at a different higher level, what would be a good setting for viewing on a 52'' HDTV?


    Thanks
     
  2. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    you have to change it, handbrake kinda does it in the middle.(the bit rate neways)

    for a tv of that size id go with the biggest resolution u can, which is normally like 720x496(depends on the dvd) and a bit rate of either 1536 or 2048. or somewhere in between those. for audio id convert at over 160.

    also if u can wait do a double encode/pass. helps out a lot with the quality
     
  3. Aniej thread starter macrumors 68000

    Aniej

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    awesome suggestions. Some I figured out by playing around and by selecting apple tv as an option, I upped it to 160 for audio as well. Thanks for the help.

    I was looking at 2-pass encoding and inferred by its not being checked that it was an option that I could select and some benefit would happen in terms or quality, but can you or someone that sees this explain what it really does technologically speaking?
     
  4. rspeaker macrumors 6502

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    Make sure you look at the files afterward, to make sure they look fine.

    I ripped a movie not so long ago, avg bitrate 2000, 2-pass encode, deinterlace... and it looks awesome.

    However, I've been trying to rip Frasier, I've tried a dozen settings (including presets,) and everyone has looked like junk.

    Just make sure you check the files before calling it good.
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    (taken from http://forums.whirlpool.net.au/forum-replies-archive.cfm/615159.html)
    What is 2-pass encoding, and is there anything I can do to improve the quality besides simply increasing the bitrate?

    Two pass encoding should greatly enhance the results - however as the video file is processed twice (first time normally, the second time with a fine-tooth-comb) the encoding time will almost double. However generally it is worth it.



    its really quite a good ad on, if u really want to improve and hav amazing quality and have a fairly good machine u mayaswell do it.. movies could take at least 4 hours tho
     

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