Quick question regarding Handbrake bitrate for iPod touch

Discussion in 'iPod touch' started by jellis629, Dec 4, 2008.

  1. jellis629 macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2008
    I've recently discovered the joy of watching shows / movies on my iPod touch while flying.

    Really quick question about bitrates - there seem to be a lot of experienced folks here that could maybe help.

    Let's say I have an xvid encoded avi that's 750kbps for the video. I want to run it through Handbrake (to mp4) - what bitrate should I pick for the video? If I set it at 1000, is that extra 250 wasted?

    Should I set a specific number, or should I just move that quality bar to 100% so it matches the source exactly?

  2. revisionA macrumors 6502

    May 27, 2005
    I use 768 and save to mkv files. Image size set to 408xNNN which keep aspect ratio selecting the other resolution.

    I have 384 quality movies that aren't bad if you want to save space. But these are the settings when I backup my dvd collection to digital archive.

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