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fsas06

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ok, im not on a mac, and all the help i find has directions for a mac pc...so if someone could help me with the setting i need, how to get it to the phone...and it says that "no titles found...make sure i have selected a vaild, non-copy protected source" and tells me to go to the faqs

do i have to rip the dvd to my pc first then use HB or no ?
please some one help...i don't wana pay for videos again that i have at home if i can get this to work

thanks
 

fsas06

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yes i found that a lil after i posted lol
but it still says something about being a copy protected disk, or it takes to long to "read" the disk when i selcet the video tc folder :mad:
 

fsas06

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thanks, now thats working...once its done and in the file...i just put it in iTunes and then it can go in my phone ?
and how much space do movies take up ?
 
#6
thanks, now thats working...once its done and in the file...i just put it in iTunes and then it can go in my phone ?
and how much space do movies take up ?
It all depends on the movie, and the quality of the encoding.

I typically do all of my files in Handbrake using the iPhone preset:

Then change...

H.264 (ipod) to MPEG 4
No Crop to Auto Crop
Uncheck Chapter Markers box
leave average bitrate at 960
Leave everything else as is...

Most movies will come out with good quality at about a gig or less.

(Transformers was 1.09 gigs)
 

fsas06

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lol i just put in transformer it was 1.04 gigs for me...so ill just make a cupple movies, and change them out
thanks i think i got it now
 

adlx21

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hi, I just downloaded handbrake to convert avi files into mp4 for my iPhone 3g. the video shows but the audio is messed up. all i hear is a loud annoying "buzz buzz buzz". does anyone know what Im doing wrong? i used the preset configs on the right (iPhone and ipod touch)..

any help would be great, thanks!
 

Picazzo

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hi, I just downloaded handbrake to convert avi files into mp4 for my iPhone 3g. the video shows but the audio is messed up. all i hear is a loud annoying "buzz buzz buzz". does anyone know what Im doing wrong? i used the preset configs on the right (iPhone and ipod touch)..

any help would be great, thanks!
Use this one for converting movies: XviD4PSP (it's free and working)
 
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adlx21

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picazzo, thank you very much! the video quality for this program is pretty dang good :)
AND audio works!
thanks again!
 
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It appears that the problem is that the encoding either froze or paused with 1 second remaining; why would that happen? I started the process approx 9 hours ago on a Core 2 Duo iMac, so it should have completed by now.

Why would it stop with 1 sec remaining?!
 

llrickman

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What version you running of Handbrake? Im using 0.9.3
when you select from the menu on the right ( presets )under Apple instead of selecting iPhone select the iPod one then select in the middle two pass encoding , then select turbo first pass.

This shouldnt take more than an hour or hour n a half to complete .
I put 21 on my in under an hour
 
#18
Thanks! I decided to delete what was saved, and downloaded the newer version of Handbrake (9.3); it worked like a charm. The key is having VLC running as well. I found a couple of video clips on YouTube that did a great job of walking me through each step. I would post the link, but not sure if that is allowed per forum rules.

I can't believe how simple it was...and the quality of the movies are phenomenal!
 

JessRuss

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I just downloaded handbrake for windows. I wanted to do Titanic. I selected it in 'source' and select the preselect 'ipod', and forgot to put the name of the chapters in. I pressed begin and it came up that the ETA was like 7 hours. About an hour in, i realised about the chapters. I minimised the little black window and put the names in. There is nothing to press to enter them so i paused it and then restarted it. The ETD restarted it's self and the started going up, then down the up and it ended up being like 9 hours. I left the computer on at night to let it do its thing. I came back in the morning. It still had a few minutes to go then it was done. I bought up iTunes and imported it but when i went to play it. I was just colour ful squares - bright pink, green, black, grey, loads- and it skipped and moved the squares. It didn't work at all!
What on earth went wrong?! Some one help me!
 

llrickman

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Im not sure if the one for widows operates the same as the one for Mac. but again what i do is select from the presets ipod not iPhone. then click 2 pass encoding and turbo first pass if you don't do this it will come out choppy

Also when u begin select your source and choose the one that is longest running time. use as directed above and on a movie like titanic it should take much more than an hour to encode and be ready to be synced to your iPhone