Which video codec should I use for maximum compatibility among Mac and Windows users?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by hajime, Dec 28, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello, I need to convert some 4K videos into a format that can be played back easily by Mac and Windows users. High quality would be nice. Under HandBrake, should I choose MP4 file or MKV file? As for Video Codec, should I choose H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 or MPEG-2? For FPS, should I use "Same as source"? Thanks.
     
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  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks. After choosing MP4, I also need to choose among H.264, H.265, MPEG-4 or MPEG-2. Do you mean I should also select MPEG-4?
     
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    For strange reason, the video converted using Handbrake is displayed upside down. Anybody knows how to reverse it?
     
  5. satcomer macrumors 603

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    Look in the View section. Make sure the sidebar is shown for presets.
     

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