HTC EVO Handbrake Settings with VideoTips


  1. shadrap

    shadrap Well-Known Member

    This is an AVI that I changed to an MP4 with Handbrake. I also give the settings I used. The video quality is great.


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  2. SprintFun

    SprintFun VIP Member VIP Member

    Errors for me?

    Edit: Nvm, works now. That was odd. Thanks for posting!
  3. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    Are you using FFMPEG or H.264? Also what audio bitrate?

    I'm not sold on the 1500kbs setting, at least for DVDs.
    I don't have an Evo but that hasn't stopped me from converting.
    I found, for DVDs, that "Constant Quality: set at 61% will give the same file size as 1500 and be a touch clearer.

    But with that said there's so many settings in HandBrake it's hard to say exactly what else could have cause the "blur".
  4. shadrap

    shadrap Well-Known Member

    I used the settings posted on XDA. It's the same settings as for the Nexus 1 with an increase in width. The file ended up being 1.25GB, which is large. But the video quality is excellent.
  5. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

  6. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    i can't get the pixels past 720w on handbrake...would like to get it to 800...anyone know what i'm doing wrong?
  7. ibleedbloo

    ibleedbloo Well-Known Member

    Quick question. I just downloaded Handbreak and am trying to convert an .avi file. It won't let me change the width to more than 624, it that because the file I'm using or am I doing something wrong? I clicked on the "Classic" preset. I'm usually not this stupid, hopefully someone can point me in the right direction.
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  8. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    Check to make sure you don't have "Auto Crop" or "Loose Crop" checked.
    Both of those will change the resolution you manually typed in, "Auto Crop" more so.
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  9. katmandoo122

    katmandoo122 Well-Known Member

    I don't have my Evo yet but I've always found CloneDVD easier and better than Handbrake. Of course, it ain't free and ain't open source.

    I may go back and check out HB, though. That video looks crazy nice.
  10. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    How do you get CloneDVD to rip to MP4, or any mobile format?
    I still boot into Windows to "backup" a DVD witn CloneDVD but it nor CloneDVD Mobile can compare to HandBrake.

    MediaCoder iPhone Editionis also a great program once you configure it and IF you use Windows.
  11. trailmixmn

    trailmixmn Member

    what was the original size of video?
  12. mrvirginia

    mrvirginia Well-Known Member

    +1

    yeah, was this a dvd rip, 720p, 1080p?

    edit: i'm betting this was a 720p rip
  13. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    ^yes i'm trying to dvd rip....which in itself is troublesome...i'm guessing handbrake doesn't have the ability to bypass the copy protection cuz it scans forever to no avail
  14. Dano7024

    Dano7024 Active Member

    Can you tell me if you used the same card that came with the Evo or did you upgrade?
  15. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    Try Handbrake with DVD43.
  16. AM2

    AM2 Well-Known Member

    is it ok for me to keep the codec setting on h.264?....i thought i saw somewhere that the evo didn't support this codec, not sure tho
  17. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    H.264 IS supported by Android.
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  18. alf1096

    alf1096 Member

    so what is the best setting for a standard dvd?
  19. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    I get way too caught up in this stuff.
    I just converted a scene from a DVD numerous times and there's not much difference.
    What you may gain in one area you lose in another:

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    File sizes where similar. 35mb (61%) vs 34mb (1500kbs).


      • Picture:
      • width: 800 height:?
      • keep aspect ratio.
      • *still testing "auto crop" & "loose crop", depends if you like letterbox or not.
        May also stretch the video vertically.
      • Video:
      • H.264
      • framerate: same
      • Constant Quality: 61% or Bitrate:1500, I would not use target size, both will be very similar.
      • Audio:
      • AAC
      • bitrate: 160
      • sample rate: 48
      • mixdown: stereo or Dolby Pro Logic II (I've had no problems on my Pre using Dolby).

    I've attached my settings.

    Attached Files:

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  20. legacy

    legacy Well-Known Member

    Nice work, wanna test the "Dual pass" setting? It's supposed to increase quality (without increasing file size).
  21. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    My computer tends to overheat on a two pass encode, which is odd cause it can sit batch converting overnight no problems.

    I just tried it with a Turbo First Pass, BTW this can only be set after setting the bitrate.
    Quality is notably sharper. It really can't be seen in the screen shot but as the sand is flowing its certainly sharper. File size is .4mb larger than 61% constant.
    I used the same settings I posted just changed to 1500kbs bitrate and then 2-pass with turbo. I'm changing my preset.

    -edit: Just noticed I mistakingly changed to FFMPEG. I thought it was encoding too fast.
    I let the cat out and it was done.
    Encoded again this time with H.264 it took longer, encoding at 21fps instead of 120fps. I have a dual core 4200+ A64 jammed in an old Acer slim PC.
    FFMPEG is what made it better.
    BTW I'm using Linux, I've noticed that there's a small difference between Linux, Windows and Macs as far as encoding even with the same codec. Don't know why.

    Question: I've always encoded with bars, letterbox, so that the aspect ratio isn't stretched while playing back. Any ideas if the Evo will do the same stretching without the bars in place. Perhaps playing back NOT in fullscreen?
  22. somekid13

    somekid13 Well-Known Member

    Just use the universal apple setting. I have had no issues with the quality. This is on handbrake by the way.

    This message is being sent from my Incredible not using Tapatalk!

    Somekid!
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  23. shadrap

    shadrap Well-Known Member

    The video file has to be large enough to set the width at 800. I use torrents for my videos, they are usually only 624 in width.
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  24. fr4nk1yn

    fr4nk1yn Guest

    Did a lot more encoding today and I can say that almost no matter how you encode with Handbrake results will be very similar.
    I've changed my settings again, takes a long time to encode but I picked up a touch of clarity that I'll never see on the Evo I'm sure.

    Also added a preset for re-encoding torrents that may not be top quality that will encode over 3x realtime so all my playing is not for naught.
  25. cwsanfor

    cwsanfor Active Member

    Anyone besides me having trouble opening that file? WinZip reports it as corrupt.
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