Instant Handbrake...

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by theman5725, Dec 19, 2006.

  1. theman5725 macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
    I'm getting a 5.5G iPod soon and was going to start ripping some DVDs with Handbrake to iPod format. However, I saw Instant Handbrake, which looked a lot easier to use than the regular. Does Instant HB convert video in 640x480 though? That the video is in that size is an important factor to me.
  2. polevault139 macrumors 6502

    Sep 24, 2006
    I'm not sure but I think it only converts to 320 width by whatever the height of the iPod screen is

    Here are some good directions that have worked for me.

    Change the Codecs to H.264 Video/AAC Audio

    Select x264 BASELINE!!!! (VERY IMPORTANT) make sure it is baseline not main

    Select and average bitrate of somewhere around 640

    Leave the audio unless you want higher quality

    Click Picture Settings check the "Keep aspect ratio" box then lower the width to 320 to fit the screen or bigger if you plan on watching it on anything else.
  3. 04440 macrumors member


    Oct 26, 2006
    Los Angeles
    I saw people saying that you can't do it.. But they're saying since it's an open program you should be easily able to do it.. Just google it..
  4. brbubba macrumors 6502


    May 20, 2006
    Oh crap, I have been encoding all my movies in main. What's the difference?

    P.S. I would also select deinterlace, one of the best features IMO. At least for general playback, no clue if it helps on an iPod since I don't have one.
  5. OwlsAndApples macrumors 6502a


    Oct 4, 2006
    Ahh! Thanks so much [/runs out of bath screaming 'eureka!']
  6. theman5725 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 2, 2006
    In case your wondering, I don't plan on hooking the iPod up to a TV anytime soon, but I do plan on watching some of the videos on my MacBook.

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