Need Some Help With Handbrake and Writable DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by aesir911, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. aesir911 macrumors member

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    my friend wants me to burn some videos i made on imovie, and then put them on his ipod touch. i was wondering if handbrake works with DVD-r's (writable dvds)? is it know to not work with them? are there any brands or qualities that don't work on handbrake?
     
  2. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Handbrake should work with DVD-Rs just fine. However, if they're home grown videos, it would be a lot better to work with the original files, if they're available. The video is compressed using mpeg-2 codec when it's put on DVD. This is pretty lossy. The quality would a lot better if you could use the original files.
     
  3. aesir911 thread starter macrumors member

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    it's just my friend lives in a different state right now, and it's cheaper to use dvd-r instead of a memory stick.
     
  4. mchalebk macrumors 6502a

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    Are the original files too large to fit on a data (not movie) DVD-R? You'll get much better quality if you don't render them to mpeg-2 first. Then you wouldn't need to use Handbrake at all.
     

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