Video converting issue

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by axeldtf, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. axeldtf macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    I recorded a show with my eyetv (file info- Mpeg2 1920x1080 29.97fps)
    I used handbrake to convert it to a mp4 file so the file size would be smaller and that way i could play it in quicktime and on my ps3.
    The result gave me an mp4 file which was choppy to play on quicktime however it played fine in vlc player. It's telling me it's only 24fps even though i selected "same as original" in handbrake. The resolution stayed the same. Also when i play it on my ps3, the audio is slightly off. I've never had trouble playing large file on my ps3 before, it has even played files with 60fps. I'm posting this to see if anyone has any info as to why this happened. Is there another setting that would suit me better?
  2. blueroom macrumors 603


    Feb 15, 2009
    Toronto, Canada
  3. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
  4. axeldtf thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 3, 2007
    Just to make sure.. i'm trying with a 1 minute sample.. it's taking over an hour to convert... is this normal?
  5. mike.coulter macrumors regular


    Jun 10, 2008
    Unless you're using an ancient Mac then I would say no!
  6. careypo macrumors member

    Oct 15, 2011
    You really don't want to use Handbrake for H.264 encoding. It's buggy and creates lots of incompatibility problems. The best result is to use Quicktime itself to create the H.264. That ways it's always going to work in Quicktime. Apple's Compressor is very good at H.264 encoding and it's only $50 on the Apple Mac store. Stick with commercially supported products and you'll save time and money.

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