Videos for Ipad

Discussion in 'iPad' started by 509eagle, Apr 11, 2010.

  1. 509eagle macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2010
    I have alot of videos that i have converted with Handbrake for my Iphone. I used the Iphone preset in Hanbrake.

    What will these look like on an Ipad?

    or Will I need to use a different preset and do then again?
  2. supermanx macrumors member

    Apr 7, 2010
    they won't look bad... Not perfect but not horrible.
  3. silverblack macrumors 68030


    Nov 27, 2007
    iPhone resolution is 480x320, iPad resolution is 1024x768. So it would make a difference. If your videos were HD, recoding them would give you a noticeable improvement.
  4. czachorski macrumors 6502a


    Sep 24, 2007
    I have some videos ripped for iPhone, and just pulled one up on StreamtoMe to test for this thread, and the above description is adequate. Definitely watchable, and you will forget that they are not in HD after a minute, but it is definitely not as crisp as HD. Kinda like the old VHS tapes, or watching a Tivo show recorded at "standard" instead of "high quality", which seemed so important when we first got Tivo, but fades as you use it more and just watch the content.
  5. Mac Martyn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    I have all of my videos encoded via Handbrake using the default ATV setting, will these videos play on the iPad or will i need to re-encode?:confused:
  6. bbadalucco macrumors 6502

    Jan 4, 2009
    I'm streaming 1080p blu Rays encoded with the ATV preset. It works but the 720p versions I have stream easier so that's what I'm sticking with
  7. w00tini macrumors 6502a

    Feb 28, 2008
    I reencoded them. they just didn't look at all acceptable to me in the iPhone/iPod touch settings in Handbrake. i used Apple TV's default settings and they look great.
  8. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    Videos from an HD source @720p or better will look better when re-encoded for iPad resolution, but your current resolution will look acceptable. If you still have the sources at higher resolution, I would perhaps suggest using Air Video to stream the videos to your iPad. On WIFI, the videos will look better than your current setup and you won't have to store the actual videos on your iPad. Of course, you'd need to be hooked up to WIFI for this to work, so if you plan on watching your videos without a network connection, you'd be out of luck. But if you have a large collection of videos, this might be a better option.

    If it's just a handful of videos, then yeah, just re-encode them at the iPad's resolution and you'll see a marked improvement.
  9. Mac Martyn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    :D Good stuff all mine are at 720p anyway.
  10. Mac Martyn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    What settings are best to use in handbrake to get the optimal quality then?
  11. Julien macrumors G4


    Jun 30, 2007
    I been doing lots of test encodes (still in the process) and posting/reading on the HB forum. Here is the best setting for video/audio quality. So far no playback problems for me but still checking.

    First select the Preset High Profile. Then use Picture settings to scale output to 1024x576 (for 1.78), Anamorphic: None, Keep Aspect Ratio checked. You can set audio (use CoreAudio Codec) up to 320kbps for maximum quality (despite Apple's spec of 160Kbps max). For 5.1 select Dolby Pro Logic II.

    This will give you the highest quality encode the iPad will accept and play from an HD source.
  12. Mac Martyn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    Thanks for this i shall go and give it a bash and see what we get
  13. PaperQueen macrumors 6502


    Aug 16, 2007
    Just this side of insanity (Minneapolis)
    I’m running into nothing but brick walls. Tried the AppleTV Preset first. Saved to desktop, then imported into iTunes. Only the audio made the video.

    Tried a second time, now using High Profile Preset. Same results. Audio, no video when imported to iTunes.

    Am in the middle of a third pass, using the Apple > Universal Preset, but not feeling hopeful.

    (And yes, the video is in tact in the original .mov file. Checked that one first.)

    Help, please....? Thanks!

    No go. I just tried playing them in QuickTime. The pre-Handbreak .mov file is fine (huge, but fine). All post-Handbreak are audio only, with a black screen.

    Sure am hoping someone knows the secret to this....again, thanks!
  14. iLiveUdie macrumors regular

    Feb 19, 2010
    You may have to re-configure them...
  15. Mac Martyn macrumors newbie

    Apr 11, 2010
    I have encoded all of mine in the standard ATV format in handbrake and they work great on the iPad the only difference I can see that you have is by using a .mov file I have never encoded a .mov before, I always rip DVDs to the core .vob etc then encode and have had no problems. Try doing as I do and see how you get on:confused:

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