Sharpest movies on new ipad

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  1. Stayfly2407 macrumors 6502

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    like most of you, my new ipad is in route to the house. I want to show off that retina screen since ill be on my way to work after fedex comes. Where can i get the most crisps, highest resolution 1080p movie from? Will they be labled specifily in itunes to support the new ipad?
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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    I believe iTunes.
    Young Adult, a new release says HD includes 720p and 1080p then says "720p download." So I guess 1080P is cloud only? :confused:
     
  3. sartios macrumors member

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    The Sharpest probably would be a complete full rip 1:1 from a Blu Ray disc.

    iTunes..
    Elsewhere would be... well I 'm not allowed to discuss that, but you catch my drift.
     
  4. Stayfly2407 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    oh i didnt know you could rip a bluray disc...
     
  5. urkel macrumors 68030

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    You need to go to iTunes Preferences under Store and click 1080p instead of 720p. Then it will download the bigger file.

    Anyway, I hate that movies/tv shows never go on sale on iTunes because I'd love to go all digital but its tough when the physical copies are half the price. but if you want to try out a free 1080p TV show then Big Bang Theory Season 5 ep 1 is Free and available at both 720/1080. (EDIT: Nevermind, I downloaded it 2 days ago but now its $2.99. Seriously, $2.99 for a single episode you may never watch again?!?!)
     
  6. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    I kind of doubt that ripping a bluray disc to an iPad supported format is going to be any better at all over a 1080p iTunes download, and I wouldn't think that it would be worth the trouble. A 1080p iTunes download is probably going to be as good or better than an attempt to get a 1:1 bluray rip into the compressed format.
     
  7. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    1080p is 1080p. It won't matter if it's from iTunes or a Blu-ray. Both methods use compression methods and it may be possible to rip a 1080p movie to a container format but the results are going to be about the same. The resolution on the iPad is higher than 1080p so you'll see dithering no matter what you do. If you want full 1080p with very little quality loss, you'll probably end up with an mkv about 16GB large. If you want to show off the screen, I would suggest browsing web pages or reading an iBook since those will see a huge increase in quality.
     
  8. sartios macrumors member

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    They could be ripped into mkv files and played av player hd or streamed via Airvideo, but still the ripping will take some time.

    I usually just stream my 1080p mkvs now with air video quality is great.
     
  9. NameUndecided macrumors 6502a

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    I've been with the impression that any HD movie streamed from the computer using AirVideo (and probably any other similar app) gets downscaled to standard definition. Or at least reduces in quality in other ways, even on a strong home connection. Probably wouldn't be the absolute best way to show off quality. Maybe I'm wrong. Whatever. What's that over there?
     
  10. aperry macrumors 6502a

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    Are there any guidelines for the best Handbrake settings for the iPad 3? Since the resolution is higher than 1080p, I would imagine you no longer need to convert it to a smaller resolution (if you want highest possible quality) and it's really just about selecting the right audio/video format and quality settings?
     
  11. whtrbt7 macrumors 6502a

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    If you're using a streaming format, you definitely have to compress and issue lower quality. Even if you have full bandwidth on a WiFi N router, we're talking about a total of 400mbits per second. In MB per second that's 400/8 = 50MB/s. A fully uncompressed 1080p stream runs at 1080 * 1920 = 2,073,600 * 32bpp = 66,355,200 bits/frame * 30 AKA: 237.3046875MB/s for the video stream. As you can seem if you're not compressing during a stream, your wireless router would blow up :D. So again, if you want to see quality, use an iBook since videos aren't high enough resolution yet.
     
  12. sartios macrumors member

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    Yes there is some compression of course, but you can select in the Airvideo settings for what resolution you want the transcoding to be done at, i.e: 1280x720 etc, still looks great though but obviously not as good as a fully encoded 1080p movie.
     
  13. Steelers7510 macrumors 6502

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    1080p version of "The Dark Knight"??? That movie is still my weakness.
     
  14. ripkord macrumors 6502

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    Guys remember unless is 1:1 pixel mapping you wont get optimum sharpness, is there such an option on the ipad?
     
  15. shortcut3d macrumors 65816

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    Is it possible the new iPad will not automatically scale the movie to full screen (i.e. four black boarders) and you can watch it in native 1080p? Handbrake constant quality of 16 is said to be nearly identical when using Blu-ray as the source, but you would likely end up with a 20GB file.
     
  16. ripkord macrumors 6502

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    almost seems counter-intuitive, if you were that concerned with quality you wouldn't want to be watching it on an ipad would you :)
     
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  18. Xanthos macrumors member

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    For showing off purposes, I'll say get 1080p trailers from iTunes. Preferably Pixar films for its rich colours.
     
  19. chiefpavvy macrumors 6502a

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    The best 1080P rendition will come from the iTunes Store. Why? Because they encode from the studio masters as opposed to even a Blu-Ray disc which is a lossy copy to begin with. Second best would be a homegrown encode with Handbrake from said Blu-Ray disc source.
     
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    Yeah it's 2.99, but if you think about it...You probably spend more money on your lunch which you will eat and flush down a toilet and never taste or see again.
     

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