When you rip dvds using Handbrake what is your output format?

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  1. CSilver macrumors 6502

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    Hi, I was just curious what others do about ripping dvds to Mac. I have some dvd collection at home and recently got the Macbook so I wanted to just put my favorite dvds using handbrake...Since I am considering to buy an Ipod soon is it better to make the output format to mpeg4? or avi??

    Thanks;)
    -Chris-
     
  2. Yvan256 macrumors 601

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    The latest Handbrake version has an "iPod touch" setting.
     
  3. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    mpg4 h.264 using the ipod preset in handbrake. you cant go wrong.
     
  4. CSilver thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the advice :rolleyes:
    I know that... I was talking about for the use of video file for watching on my Macbook as well as ipod. Do you watch mpg4 movies on your macbook?
    So you guys all watch ipod preset video files for watching it on your mac as well then ??:confused:
     
  5. DoFoT9 macrumors P6

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    no, i only use that for my ipod. for my computer i use a custom setting. files end up around 2-3gb each.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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    its good advice as there are many threads on this topic:rolleyes:

    do i really need to mroogle for you to prove this point?
     
  7. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    There is an Apple Universal preset that maximizes quality and device compatibility as much as possible.

    Ultimately the settings depend on your source material and how much you want to balance quality vs. file size. I would stick with the h264 encoder, and play around with the bitrate settings to find a happy medium you like.
     
  8. Chase R macrumors 65816

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    What he said :)
     

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