Mmmkay, iPhone and AppleTV encode

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Oilbrnr, Aug 8, 2008.

  1. Oilbrnr macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    So I finally got a 3G. I thought that all I would have to do for movies that I wanted to load on the 3G was to have iTunes convert them. Talk about an crappy encoder!

    I tried to use VisualHub to convert one of my iTunes loaded movies, but the 3G still would not play the file.

    What is the best workflow to accomplish both a high quality file for the :apple:TV and iPhone?
  2. tdhurst macrumors 601


    Dec 27, 2003
    Phoenix, AZ

    Use the all devices setting. Best of both worlds.
  3. Lexoticstylez02 macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2007
    Orlando, Florida
    As he stated, use the All Devices. You will be able to play them on well, any device. I made the mistake of choosing Apple-TV with a few of my files too.
  4. fstfrwrd macrumors regular

    Jun 6, 2008
    When you select 'All Devices' in VisualHub ... will the quality be just as good as AppleTV?
  5. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    I take it that there is no handbrake equivalent?
  6. zedsdead macrumors 68040

    Jun 20, 2007
    Go with Handbrake. Then use the iPhone setting, and max out the resolution with the Loose Anamorphic setting. DVD quality that plays on everything. Bit rate can be anything you want, but there is not much difference between 1500, 2000, and 2500.
  7. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    What about 5.1 audio? I take it that is what the iPhone balks at?
  8. bacaramac macrumors 65816


    Dec 29, 2007
    See my post in the sticky at the top of the atv forum. Best settings for all apple products in DVD quality. You can reduce the constant quality percent if you want smaller files. Also, when I say all products I mean new iPods, iPhones, iTunes, apple tv. This setting also works for ps3 if it is not a 64 bit file.

    Edit: 5.1 works on atv for this setting and my post in other thread is #21.
  9. badmac78 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2008
    I've been using HandBreak with the IPod High Res. I've got an HD TV and looking at the image between both the TV and my IPhone is pretty decent. I tried VisualHub and the audio turned out horrible.
  10. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Thanks. Trying a couple of encodes now.
  11. Oilbrnr thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2007
    Meh, I'm not impressed with the picture via :apple:TV. Dark area transitions are terrible.

    Looks like I'm back to making two encodes, iPhone versions going in as 'TV Shows' and the :apple:TV versions going in as movies.
  12. mohanman macrumors regular

    Feb 5, 2007
    Might be overkill, but what I've been doing is putting one movie in 1280x720 with 5.1 sound as the movie name HD (designating it as the HD movie), and then another copy in regular format with stereo so that I can easily convert it for iphone, or play it on other tvs not connected to digital receiver, and it takes up less room because I dont encode it in HD

    If that made sense

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