Converting movies to H.264 for iTunes...

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  1. John Galt

    John Galt New Member

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    I'm in the process of converting my complete video collection into H.264 for compatibility with iTunes for the Apple TV/iPhone/Front Row compatibility...but I can't find a consistent solution.

    I finally settled at a video bit rate of around 650 kbps, but now no matter what I use (ffmpegx/iSquint), the output generated is unacceptably darker to me.

    Does anyone have a consistent solution they used to convert movies for iTunes? That would be IMMENSELY helpful to me.
     
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    i've only coverted a couple of movies and eps but have had good results with QT pro
     
  3. Dorian Gray

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    I was trying to do this as well, to see if it would be feasible to convert all of my already ripped DVDs to H.264 format, so I could import them into iTunes for use with AppleTV. I was able to get perfect video quality from many different programs, but my biggest issue was that it changed the sound from 5.1 to stereo.

    I thought about QT Pro, but I don't think it can convert DVDs, unless you ripped them to some other format first.
     
  4. John Galt

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    Turns out VisualHub with forced Quicktime decoding is the best choice, for future reference.
     
  5. John Galt

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    Did you try HandBrake yet? I don't know if that does what you want, only thing I know is its popular. :o
     
  6. Dorian Gray

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    VisualHub was one of the ones I was using, but only got stereo sound. Are you getting 5.1 sound from it?
     
  7. Dorian Gray

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    Yup, but same problem - stereo sound only.
     
  8. CarRamRod

    CarRamRod The schnozzberries taste like schnozzberries.

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    Handbrake always worked for me. They made a "light" version that would export to PSP/iPod bitrates/formats with the press of a button.
     
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    No, I'm just getting good quality video...my newest TV is from '96 so I don't even care about surround. :/
     

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