iPad Handbrake Video Conversion

The Amazing iPadVideo Conversion and the iPad Handbrake Settings

HandBrake is an open-source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for MacOS X, Linux and Windows. Have a look at the post on Video settings for Video Monkey.

Supported Sources for iPad Handbrake:

Any DVD-like source: VIDEO_TS folder, DVD image or real DVD (unencrypted–protection methods including CSS are not supported internally and must be handled externally with third-party software and libraries), and some .VOB and .TS files

iPad Handbrake Video Conversion - HandBrake iPad Video

iPad Handbrake Video Conversion – Outputs:

  • File format: MP4 and MKV
  • Video: MPEG-4, H.264, or Theora
  • Audio: AAC, CoreAudio AAC (OS X Only), MP3, or Vorbis. AC-3 pass-through, DTS pass-thorugh (MKV only)

Miscelaneous features:

  • Chapter selection
  • Subtitles
  • Integrated bitrate calculator
  • Picture deinterlacing, cropping and scaling
  • Live Video Preview

iPad Handbrake Video Conversion – iPad Handbrake settings

The optimum video size is going to be the resolution of the iPad which is 1024-by-768-pixel resolution at 132 pixels per inch with a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating. Now some movies that are widescreen you will have to do the letterbox thing. So set the width and let the height take care of itself in proportion – scaling. Personally I prefer using Visual Hub to do my iPad video conversions but it is no longer available. You could try Video Monkey, or there is MPEG StreamClip or ffMpeg. The best format to use obviously is going to be h.264 on the iPad. iPad Handbrake Video Conversion is getting easier with some upgrading of the app, so I end up using it more often.

It will be interesting to see how the video conversion have and effect with ipad vga to hd 1080p hdmi upscaling adapter

The easiest Way to Get the iPad Handbrake Settings Right

Use a preset for the iPad Handbrake settings. If you look ing the icon bar at the top of the application you will see a button for Toggle Presets. Click on that and the side tray of settings will pop out to the side.  In there you will see an disclosure triangle where it says Apple. Click on that to see the list of presets for the Apple devices. Choose the Handbrake iPad settings in that list and don’t mess with anything else. Set the application running and soon you will have a video file that you can move to the iPad. Copy files to iPad and enjoy your movie. Handbrake is probably better than video monkey iPad


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4 thoughts on “iPad Handbrake Video Conversion

  1. d.w. says:

    The AppleTV preset in Handbrake works quite well on the iPad.

  2. Jonathan says:

    Cheers for that… There’s some more info on converting to iPad with Handbrake at http://www.zerosignal.co.uk/2010/05/convert-avi-dvd-wmv-to-mp4-videos-for-apple-ipad-using-handbrake

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