Is my visual palate not sophisticated enough? (handbrake question)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by FiremanMike, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. FiremanMike macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    I've read a bit about the different processing, and I'm aware that "high profile" should be a better video quality, but I simply cannot see a difference between the various modes when watching these videos on my MBP.

    High profile takes twice as long and produces files that are twice as large (although still relatively small), but the video quality is quite difficult for me to differentiate.

    Is this everyone else's experience as well?
  2. 7even macrumors 6502a

    Jan 11, 2008
    What sorts of videos are you comparing? Try encoding an action movie with scenes containing quick movements and compare the modes then, or compare dark scenes... That's usually where the lower quality encodings show any problems :)
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    agreed i rip all my DVDs using standard profile the output is usually 900MB to 1.6GB and on my MBP and ATV it looks like DVD quality
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    It is going to be easier to see on a larger display.
  5. FiremanMike thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 26, 2011
    So then, if I only plan on watching these videos on my MacBook or iPad, go back to normal?
  6. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    If you can't see the difference then the extra file size is just wasted. Now, if you decide to use the files with a large TV later you may need to re-encode.
  7. kobyh15 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 29, 2011
    You'll notice it on a larger display. If you just watch the videos on small screens then it probably won't matter. But put high vs. standard profile on a 55" or bigger and you'll definitely notice.

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