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suggested handbrake settings for pytivo .mp4 files?

Discussion in 'TiVo Home Media Features & TiVoToGo' started by c-collins, Sep 29, 2009.

  1. c-collins

    c-collins Member

    Sep 27, 2003
    Brick, NJ
    I am looking for suggested settings for Handbrake to encode my DVD and Blu-Ray collection to .mp4

    The display will be a 52 inch LCD TV.
    I have seen all kinds of suggestions from 700MB file sizes to bit rates of 5000
    Looking for that sweetspot in the handbrake settings between file size and quality. I am not worried about encoding times.

    I am currently using the handbrake GUI so what do you guys recommend?
  2. ic3man

    ic3man New Member

    Feb 4, 2005
    I am also looking for recommendations on the recommended handbrake settings.

    Does PYtivo convert these to mpeg 2 on the fly or does it keep it mpeg 4 ?

    I have been using mactheripper then converting the videots files to one big mpeg with mpegstreamclip.
  3. jcthorne

    jcthorne Active Member

    Jan 28, 2002
    For DVD, handbrake works fine. Use AC3 passthrough for the audio and xxxX480 resolution, strict anamorphic, h264 encoding and an mp4 container.

    For BluRay, Handbrake does not work so well as it cannot encode the proper AC3 audio at 448kbps. I would suggest using MeGUI instead which can handle both but the learning curve is a bit more involved.
  4. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Ziphead

    Aug 2, 2003

    That is to say, they get converted on pulls, but they won't on pushes to a S3/HD, if they conform to the required format, which is h.264 video / ac3 or aac audio / mp4 mux. See here for more.

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