Handbrake settings?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by slipper, Jun 5, 2010.

  1. slipper macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    I want to rip a few DVDs to take along on my upcoming trip. What would you folks recommend for the settings? I would prefer the files be around 1gb or lower and i would like to it be playable on my girlfriends Windows netbook.

    Right now i am thinking:

    Format: MP4
    Video Codec: H.264
    Framerate: same
    2 pass turbo/first pass
    Average Bitrate: 1000
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    H.264 may not run well on a netbook. You might try MPEG-4 (ffmpeg) rather than H.264. It will encode much more slowly, though.
  3. huntercr macrumors 65816

    Jun 6, 2006

    How big is the harddrive?

    You might consider simply ripping the DVDs directly ( by that I mean leaving them in VOB format ) and play them with VLC.
    That's what I do. Yes, the files are big, but its also lower work on the CPU to decode MPEG2 than MPEG4+ ( on mine anyway it is ) so you get less battery usage.
  4. slipper thread starter macrumors 68000


    Nov 19, 2003
    Maybe i'm not doing something right. Its taking forever to rip, approx 150% longer than the length of the DVD. My settings are:

    file: .mp4
    codec: H.264
    bitrate: 1000
    single pass

    What are your recommended settings that produce good quality but dont take so long to rip.

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