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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Re: DVD->mp4 - handbrake vs something else
Date: Sun, 30 Oct 2011 18:52:47
Message-Id: j8k6b0$n10$
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-user] DVD->mp4 - handbrake vs something else by Mark Knecht
1 On 2011-10-30, Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com> wrote:
3 > 3) I tried handbrake which requires using an overlay.
5 No, it doesn't. You can just grab the ebuild file and use it locally.
7 > Handbrake goes directly from DVD to a reasonably sized (1.3GB) m4v
8 > file. That file plays fine in xine and looks very good. Being that the
9 > Kindle Fire only has about 6GB available for user content that gives
10 > me 4 movies at a time which is fine for me but I suspect I can do
11 > better.
13 Smaller will generally mean worse looking and longer encoding time.
15 > My issue now (I think) is to learn to use ffmpeg to convert from m4v
16 > to mp4.
18 You don't need ffmpeg. You just need "mv":
20 mv foo.m4v foo.mp4
22 > I'd like to see about reducing the file size a bit if
23 > possible. At the same time the native resolution of the Fire is
24 > 1024x600 so I'm wondering about whether I can make the movies look
25 > better by making the mp4 file somehow know about that size.
27 If you mean you want the files encoded at a resolution of 1024x600,
28 you can tell handbrake what output resolution you want. You'll get
29 far better results by encoding to the desired resolution, format and
30 bit-rate you want the first time than you will re-encoding a second
31 time.
33 You can create your own presets with whatever encoding settings you
34 want.
36 --
37 Grant Edwards grant.b.edwards Yow! World War III?
38 at No thanks!


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: DVD->mp4 - handbrake vs something else Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>