MKV Always dropping out of sync with handbrake

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by lindmar, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. lindmar macrumors 6502

    Oct 31, 2003
    I must be doing something wrong.
    I'm converting 720p mkv's to m4v format with Handbrake.

    I've got the latest version and I'm using Apple TV - Legacy Preset.

    I have this one mkv that every time I convert it drops out of sync. Others seem ok but this one is wonky.

    Any ideas or advice?

    Is VisualHub better for handling this conversion? Am I using the right settings? I read on a few sites that the ATV Legacy Preset was better than the new ATV Preset....Do I have to make any other changes before beginning the conversion.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. VTMac macrumors 6502

    Jun 9, 2008
    That depends on how you define "better". If by better you mean faster encode time with acceptable quality, then yes the legacy ATV preset is "better". If you mean the best combination of quality and file size, at the expense of time to encode, then the current ATV preset is "better".

    As for your dropping issue, I'd try the current ATV preset. If that doesn't work, I'd make a log available on the handbrake forums and see if they can't help you there.
  3. SWC macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2004
    I had the same problem with a file. The issue came down to me converting a 30 fps video to 24 (I haven't tried but was told apple tv cant handle 30 fps at 720p) and it appears as though handbrake wasn't compensating for dropping frames as movie started out fine then as the movie progressed the problem got worse. Not sure if your issue is the same.

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