Movies on iPad with Handbrake

Discussion in 'iPad' started by HE15MAN, Jul 13, 2010.

  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2009
    Florida's Treasure Coast
    To watch movies on your iPad, do you need to do anything special for them to look good? I use the normal Apple TV preset. Can I just use that and sync my movies to it?

  2. Shasta McNasty macrumors 6502a

    Shasta McNasty

    Jan 5, 2010
    Southern Cali
    Make sure to use the widescreen version of the movie and not full screen. When i had my ipad i remember full screen always seemed to not look as good. And i also used the apple tv presets as you do.
  3. sers macrumors 6502

    Jan 11, 2006
    I had a bunch of movies converted using th Apple TV preset, but they wouldn't load onto my iPad. I re-encoded them with the Universal preset and now my movies work on all my iDevices, including my iPad.
  4. brentsg macrumors 68040

    Oct 15, 2008
    Or just spend $3 on Airtunes if you already have them encoded in some other format.
  5. DKatri macrumors 6502

    Sep 2, 2009
    Birmingham, UK
    but then you have to be connected to the same wifi network as your mac. If you put the movie on the iPad itself you can watch them when travelling ect.
  6. wrkactjob macrumors 65816


    Feb 29, 2008

    I can't stand these people saying "why convert? Just use Air!" what the heck use is that if your at work,on a train/plane or on the beach?!
  7. b.c. macrumors 6502

    Nov 5, 2008
  8. Perihelion macrumors regular

    Jun 4, 2010
    There was an article on Lifehacker specifically for iPad presets in both SD and HD for Handbrake. I use them myself and movies look great on the iPad!
  9. sracer macrumors 604


    Apr 9, 2010
    in exile
    It is called, "Air Video" and with a minor tweak to your home network you can access the media on your Mac from anywhere in the world. (provided that your network connection on the remote end doesn't filter certain data streams... which happens when using free wifi hotspots in malls and the like).

    But I agree, it is more convenient to have the videos locally stored on the iPad when traveling.
  10. Battlestar macrumors 6502

    May 9, 2010
    I have converted several videos using Handdbrake and the Apple TV settings with no issues.
  11. dacreativeguy macrumors 68020

    Jan 27, 2007
    Air Video is great. When you are around the house or at a hotel with free wifi, you can just stream the movies without any converting. But you can also use it instead of Handbrake to convert movies to sync into itunes. Simply start the offline conversion from the ipad, and when they are done go to your computer and drag the converted files into itunes and sync. Easy!
  12. lily69 macrumors regular

    Apr 4, 2010
    When you need high quality, covert by handbrake with a right profile is a must. If you like what I did, I use media browser app with tversity, so my PS3 and iPad share same medias I have on my windows server.

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