In theory the new iPad might have a very high res screen. Greater then 1080p content. We have a long weekend ahead of us here in the USA, and I have a few 16 core MacPros that otherwise will be sitting idle until Tuesday morning. I was looking to re-encode some of my HD videos into a true HD format for the supposed iPad 3. (Some .mkv, some straight Blu-Ray .m2ts rips) So using the iPad 2 hardware as a base, what is the MAX settings that you can set in handbrake that will play back? Most of my HD video is encoded for iPad using the iPad setting, which while ok, does shrink the video down to fit nicely on a 1024x768 screen. I still have my 1080 masters, so figured I could re-encode them at the high res for the theoretical iPad 3 in advance. Right now I'm using: ref=6:bframes=6:subq=10:mixed-refs=0:weightb=0:trellis=2:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:me=tesa:analyse=all:merange=48 My only area of doubt is the "Reference Frames" and "Maximum B-Frames" settings. How high can I push these? I usually set them to 2 pass encodes with file size either 2048MB or 3072MB. Most are the usual 90 min to 2 hour movies. Before you all start off with "Just use defaults it looks fine". I don't care about "Fine". I got horsepower and time, so would like to set it to the max possible regardless of if you can see a difference. Just play along with me on this. Thanks!