movies on Iphone

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by Macgic, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. Macgic macrumors 6502

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    okay i just used mac the ripper and the movie came up being 7.49 GB's. ya that just wont work on an 8GB iphone. is there a way to shorten it? also how do i put it on the iphone? is there an app?
     
  2. SeVeN macrumors 6502a

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    damn, what movie is it?

    sorry i know that didnt help.
     
  3. Macgic thread starter macrumors 6502

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  4. lampdeskchair macrumors member

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    Well there's always lowering the movie resolution.

    7.5GB? Sheesh that must be on longass movie.
     
  5. Macgic thread starter macrumors 6502

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    what about getting it on the Iphone? Ya a little over two hours..
     
  6. HiRez macrumors 603

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    Try looking at your settings or using Handbrake. Even the high preset (in Handbrake) should be much smaller. I just ripped a 2.5 hour movie at 640x272, H.264, 1200 Kbps and it was only 1.47 GB. Looks great. If you only need to view on the iPhone and not on a monitor, there is no sense ripping any higher than 480 horizontal pixels, so that would make it even smaller. With H.264 I notice significantly diminishing returns at anything above 1500 Kbps, especially at the iPhone screen size.
     
  7. makismagoo99 macrumors regular

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    When you rip a DVD with Mactheripper, it basically makes an unencoded copy of the DVD on your computer. Since most movie DVDs that you buy are dual-layer, the rip comes out at around 7.5 GB. Also, the movie wouldn't play on the iPhone because it couln't read the format.

    What you need to do is use a program like Handbrake, that will encode the movie to the H.264 format and save it as a m4v. Handbrake even has an iPhone preset that works perfectly. I usually drop the bitrate down to 400 kbps, and the movies still look fantastic on the iPhone and are around 500 MB.
     
  8. cwolves macrumors regular

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    Not entirely true. Some people prefer to have the video full screen, e.g. on the videos that have black bars above/below or left/right of the video you can crop them slightly to make them full screen.

    If this is the case, and you are only watching videos on the touch, you should rip videos so that the video is at least 480x320.

    What do I mean by at least? Well let's say you have a 640x480 video. You should rip it to 480x360. This keeps the aspect ratio AND allows you to watch it in the normal aspect ratio or the touch's aspect ratio at full resolution.

    This isn't a big deal on 640x480 video, but let's say you had a VERY wide video: 1024*480 (I have a movie like this). Converted directly for the touch you'd have 480x225 video that takes up a little over 2/3 the height of the touch. Rip it to 680 x 320 and you can play it clearly in either aspect ratio.
     
  9. HiRez macrumors 603

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    I suppose, if you want to have the option of switching. But I'd think most people know how they like to watch movies (letterboxed or not). If they want to watch full-screen , they should just crop the sides during the encode and use that bandwidth for the visible part instead of wasting it.
     
  10. bigandtasty macrumors 6502

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    Use Handbrake

    Handbrake..... Free, Easy & Fast:D


    Try it out:)
     
  11. plinden macrumors 68040

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    I just want to point out this resolution wouldn't work on any iPod. Both vertical and horizontal resolutions must be divisible by 16.
     
  12. cwolves macrumors regular

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    yeah, um...you're wrong about that. The dimensions only have to be divisible by 2.

    Whatever program you're using to encode video may place a mod 16 restriction, but any iPod that plays video will play a 480x360 video.
     
  13. edmartin macrumors member

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    I appologize for a perhaps dumb question but how do you use Handbrake with retail DVD's (e.g .Spiderman 3)? I'm using a PC, not Mac.
     
  14. porg1969 macrumors newbie

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    No offense man but get an iMac.......I just tranferred 350 dvd's using mactheripper, then handbrake.....now i can watch them all on my atv....it took awhile, but well worth it!
     
  15. ascham87 macrumors regular

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    You can, I know that Handbrake is kinda in a perpetual state of beta on the PC as there aren't many developers/testers for it. But let me find the link (I'm a bit out of it right now) and I'll give it to you.
     
  16. ascham87 macrumors regular

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