HDD died awhile back, I figured I might as well convert everything to play nice with itunes. I am currently using the newest Handbrake, with crap quality tv shows, I was just using the 'normal' encoding scheme, but what about 720p Movies, or the standard 'ok looking' 700 meg AVI's? I'm not really looking to down the file size that much, just retain the quality. AVI->MP4 will down the size and keep the quality right? I noticed an episode of seinfeld was 220mb to start, after encoding at normal it was like 180 or 160 or something. That's cool since there's like 200 episodes. Under the quality setting in HB, it's set to 'constant quality 60% RF:20 (20 FPS i'm assuming.) That means that nothing will go lower than 20, it'll try to keep the FPS same as source right? Or should I be adjusting the bitrate? I saw some posts here about automating the whole process, I'll probably just do that so when I add new content it'll just be taken care of. I have little now so I don't mind doing it by hand. I just dont wanna convert everything then figure out that I could've saved 100 gigs if I clicked the other button. What is the high profile encoding? Is that better suited to HD videos? I'm mainly going to keep everything 720p, I don't have BR nor a TV that will play it. Not for a year or so anyways. so it's not a concern. So far the episodes look ok. Are there any other tips for using, and/or shrinking the file size a tad? I basically kept everything at default, using the h264 codec to encode. Should I be using the other (mpeg) one? The end use for this media is streaming from a mac mini, and played on the TV.