What size DVD rip for iPad?

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  1. email68 macrumors regular

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    What size should I be ripping my DVD's for viewing on the iPad?

    I want best video quality but not overly so wasting disc space.

    -Tim
     
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem

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  3. email68 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I thought you might... :D
     
  4. Chupa Chupa macrumors G5

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    Resolution is 1024x768 so 2,000 kbps should get you decent quality video. (I guess I should add that 5000 kbps would get you the best quality but file size would be a lot larger.)
     
  5. rtay macrumors regular

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    how big will that size file be?
     
  6. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    Rip to the video's native filesize, for DVD that would be 720x480, though I highly suggest dropping 4:3 content to 640x480.

    For me, I use Handbrake's Universal setting to play widescreen content anamorphically at 720x480 (or 720x352 if the video has black bars), and 640x480 for 4:3 content. Videos look great on all of my devices.
     
  7. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I use Handbrake to encode my personal DVDs, and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at 153 minutes with 1800kbps and 853x356 (anamorphic) came out to 2.13gb, wile Wall-E at 98 minutes with the same setting was just 1.10gb.
     
  8. feefeefee8 macrumors newbie

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    up to 1280x720 in h.264, HD 720p.
    mpeg-4 up to 720x480.
     
  9. dblake15 macrumors newbie

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    All DVD rips should be around 700 MB and not really anymore. Also you probably want AVI. At least that what I rip to and works out great.
     
  10. OneMike macrumors 603

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    Rips are usually in the 700-750MB range. I use handbrake.

    The only time files were larger was when I used the blurays that came with the digital discs: the dark knight, star trek, etc.. Those were close to 2GB
     
  11. Ritsuka macrumors 6502a

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    No, you don't want avi.
    The iPad does not decode divx in avi, so unless you want a big m-jpeg video track, you have to use the better h.264 in mp4.

    Just use the default preset for appletv in handbrake for example, or high profile or whatever you want, they are all compatible.
     
  12. zub3qin macrumors 65816

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    does handbrake take a long time? how long on say on a black macbook?
     
  13. kultschar macrumors 6502a

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    Im sure Handbrake will have an iPad setting in no time at all!!!
     
  14. rael00 macrumors newbie

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    around 500mb for a little more than an hour on h.264.
     
  15. saving107 macrumors 603

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    It actually depends on how much ram your computer has, processor speed, the length of the movie that your encoding, your settings, all that will determined how long it will take to encode your movie. for me, a 22 minute episode (the office) takes me 30 minutes to encode.

    if you want near dvd quality, your video should be around 1.2gb (+/-) for a 90 minute movie, thats why movies like The Dark Knight and Star Trek are almost 2gb. the larger the kbps, the more clearer the image will be, but too much is just over kill, I find that 1500-1800kbps is good enough (all iTunes movies are 1800-2000kbps).

    here of some image caps of the various settings:

    iPod Settings: 700kbps (320x176)
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    iPhone & iPod touch Settings: 960kbps (480x272)
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    Normal Setting: 1500kbps (853x480)
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    Universal/Apple TV Settings: 2500kbps (853x480)
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  16. ntrigue macrumors 68040

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    Is anyone going to be sacreligious and chop the movie to fit the entire iPad screen?
     
  17. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    Really? I suggest you check your facts first. The Apple TV setting does work on the iPhone 3GS and the latest iPod touch. That's the setting I've always used for my iPhone. Great quality at a great price :)
     
  18. gan6660 macrumors 65816

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    So what gives a better quality the apple tv preset or the universal or are they the same? Ive been encoding all my dvds in the universal preset, is this good?
     
  19. saving107 macrumors 603

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    first, chill.

    second, I stand corrected. I just tested the Apple TV pre-set on Handbrake and it does work with my iPhone 3GS. I remember testing this setting before and it didn't work, but this time around it did. the last time I tried the Apple TV setting was during the 0.9.3 version, the newest version (0.9.4) changed some of the Advanced setting for the Apple TV.

    Version 0.9.3
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    Version 0.9.4
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  20. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    For material sourced from DVD, I use Handbrake's Apple Universal setting and I've been very, very happy with the quality (even when projected on my 105" 720p Optoma front projector).
     
  21. idunn macrumors 6502

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    File transfer?

    The better question might be how does one intend to most easily stream video from a remote source.

    Even at the maximum 64GB the iPad obviously will not be holding many of your movies. It is somewhat odd that on its site Apple promotes the viewing of video from iTunes as one of its key features, yet makes no mention of how this might actually work in practice. The implication is one can buy and view anything they like, which is true until storage capacity is very shortly reached.

    So what exactly does one do?

    Perhaps download the file to an external hard drive via another computer or the iPad? And just how seamlessly? Presumably one will wish to use their iPad for this, will need to do it with something, and just how easily? Not just a question of movies either, as with all the many apps, books, etc. available and promoted space limitations will be realized quickly.

    How far has Apple or anyone else thought this through?
     
  22. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    Coming from an Archos 705/A5IT, my entire video collection is ripped in AVI with AC3 audio. Does this mean I am screwed? :( Re=encoding all 10 seasons of Stargate SG-1 is something I am not looking forward to...
     
  23. GermanSuplex macrumors 6502a

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    In theory, the Apple TV setting looks best, and if you're downscaling (say, downconverting 720p or 1080p content), then the Apple TV setting retains more quality.

    But I don't suggest using the Apple TV preset for DVD content, because you're retaining quality by upscaling it to a larger size, which is a waste to me when the Universal setting looks almost as good, if not transparent for some sources.

    I highly suggest going with the Universal setting... smaller file size, great quality, works on everything but the oldest of video iPods. It will work on the iPod classics, iPod touch, Apple TV, and iPad.
     
  24. funkyc macrumors regular

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    interesting
    will have to check out these settings for handbrake when i finally get my ipad. waiting for the 3G version!
    i've never ripped a DVD before so it should be fun trying to get it just right...
     
  25. shuangxi macrumors newbie

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    The DVD to iPad Converter is the easiest to use DVD to iPad converter software available.It's a powerful DVD to iPad converter with very fast conversion speed.

    http://www.dvdipadconverter.org
     

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