Rip DVD to torrent size using Handbrake?

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  1. chocolate632 macrumors 6502

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    Not that I endorse the use of bittorrents, I was just wondering if there was anyway I could replicate their size using handbrake and get the same quality/size. Every time I try to rip something, I get either the same or lower video quality, yet the size is consistently higher.

    30 minute tv shows ( approximately 21 minutes without commercials) are usually 175-185mb

    1 hour tv shows (approximately 43 minutes without commericials) are usually 350mb

    any way to replicate this with Handbrake? Or do I need another ripping solution

    Thanks!
     
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    What settings or preset are you using?

    I got good results with an older version of Handbrake, which still included the .avi container and Xvid codec.
     
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    I use handbrake to convert movies to be able to play them on my iPhone, I find that .mp4 has the by far best compression and quality. I got a full HD movie squished down to 3.3GB from 11GB and I couldn't tell the difference. also mp4 seems to be really fast to encode to.
     
  4. chocolate632 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Honestly I tried a handful of settings, none of them produced the same quality/size as torrents. What older version are you using? and what are the settings? Thanks :)
     
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    Settings via Handbrake 0.7.1 (though I haven't used in four years or so).

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  6. chocolate632 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks man, I tried this method today and it was still lower quality than a torrent of comparable size, but it was still not bad. The DVD I used was a few years old, so I'll try a newer DVD later and compare. Any other suggestions? If I end up ripping it at a higher file size, can anyone recommend a good setting?
     
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    Sorry, tested that setting myself, and it is quite low for my taste.

    As the DVD ripping era of my life has been gone since 2006, I may misremember.

    The Apple TV preset is an often recommended setting, though MRoogle will find you countless threads about the proper use of Handbrake settings.
     
  8. chocolate632 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried the Apple TV present many times and although the quality is pretty good, the size in megabytes still surpasses the average size of a torrent and I couldn't find a thread pertaining to this topic when I searched MRoogle.
     
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    What about using VideoSpec or MediaInfo Mac to analyse those 175/222/350/550/700 MB videos and using those settings with either Handbrake or MPEG Streamclip or ffmpegx?
     
  10. chocolate632 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I used MediaInfo on a 350MB show and this is what I got

    General / Container Stream #1
    Total Video Streams for this File.................1
    Total Audio Streams for this File.................1
    Video Codecs Used.................................XviD
    Audio Codecs Used.................................MPEG-1 Audio layer 3
    File Format.......................................AVI
    Play Time.........................................42mn 18s
    Total File Size...................................348 MiB
    Total Stream BitRate..............................1 150 Kbps
    Encoded with......................................VirtualDubMod 1.5.10.2 (build 2540/release)
    Encoding Library..................................VirtualDubMod build 2540/release
    Video Stream #1
    Codec (Human Name)................................MPEG-4 Visual
    Codec (FourCC)....................................XVID
    Codec Profile.....................................Advanced Simple@L5
    Frame Width.......................................624 pixels
    Frame Height......................................352 pixels
    Frame Rate........................................23.976 fps
    Total Frames......................................60856
    Display Aspect Ratio..............................16:9
    Scan Type.........................................Progressive
    Color Space.......................................YUV
    Codec Settings (Summary)..........................BVOP
    Codec Settings (Packet BitStream).................No
    QF (like Gordian Knot)............................0.192
    Codec Settings (BVOP).............................Yes
    Codec Settings (QPel).............................No
    Codec Settings (GMC)..............................No warppoints
    Codec Settings (Matrix)...........................Default (H.263)
    Video Stream Length...............................42mn 18s 205ms
    Video Stream BitRate..............................1 011 Kbps
    Bit Depth.........................................8 bits
    Video Stream Size.................................306 MiB (88%)
    Video Encoder.....................................XviD0046
    Audio Stream #1
    Codec.............................................MPEG Audio
    Codec (FourCC)....................................55
    Codec Profile.....................................Joint stereo
    Audio Stream Length...............................42mn 18s 216ms
    Audio Stream BitRate..............................128 Kbps
    Audio Stream BitRate Mode.........................VBR
    Number of Audio Channels..........................2
    Sampling Rate.....................................48.0 KHz
    Audio Stream Size.................................38.2 MiB (11%)
     

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