Author Topic: What file format to use?  (Read 2692 times)

December 11, 2009, 12:00:24 PM
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I have been testing different file formats to use and have been disapointed so far. I am looking for the best format and program (for newbie nothing complicated) that will give me about dvd quality. I have tried dvd fab 6 with ATV settings for mp4 files so they could be tagged with tumbs, also the avi and mkv settings all not so good, also handbreak that gave me a green screen with no audio on ATV settings. so far everything is fuzzy. playing on 40 inch hd lcd. would like to keep files around 4gb. any suggestions would be great. Would like to get chapters on files if possible.

December 12, 2009, 04:50:40 PM
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would like to keep files around 4gb.

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December 20, 2009, 06:11:45 PM
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i just rip the movies off the disc using Handbrake. great program, you can make MP4s or MKVs, and use H.264 which is great quality and gives you pretty much DVD quality.

March 21, 2010, 06:07:36 PM
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i always use pavtube blu-ray ripper to help me rip the movies off and convert them to mkv with video codec as h.464 and audio codec as aac. And the output file is good.

March 22, 2010, 02:46:18 AM
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Using Fab or Handbrake, I would start with a bitrate of around 1100. Using the mkv.h264.sourceaudio profile, my file size is usually around 1GB with DVD quality. (1100 is a good starting point, if the quality is poor bump it up in 100 increments until you get the quality you're happy with). Ripping as iso will give DVD quality as long as HDD space is not an issue.