High profile or normal profile? (Handbrake)

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Doju, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. Doju macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Converting 720p .MKVs to 1024x576 for my iPad. Should I use high profile or normal profile? Why?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    High profile will generally produce smaller files than the Normal preset. Normal preset will encode faster than High Profile in general. You decide.
  3. Doju thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 16, 2008
    Well, considering I just used high and it was 40% larger with little to no visible increase in quality, and took 200% longer, I'll go with normal. :p
  4. noah82 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 16, 2008
    San Diego, CA
    I use high, but I'm sure that normal isn't too much of a hit in quality.

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