Need advice on iPod movies...

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I have some DVD's I ripped with Mac the Ripper. Then I used handbrake to convert them to H.264 and stored them in iTunes library. My ipod won't load them unless I then convert them to aac for iPod (in the iTunes 'Advanced' menu. They still come out H.264 - I don't see the difference.

All of this takes hours. Is there a way to skip the iTunes 'convert to AAC' by setting something differently in Handbrake to begin with?
 
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handbrake will rip and convert all in one.. why not just rip the dvd's with handbrake into mp4 formatt? thats how I do it.
 
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That's what I'm doing...

I set Handbrake to H.264, aac encoding and do 2-pass. This produces a .mp4 file on my desktop. I then change the extension to .m4v to move it into iTunes and it plays perfectly - only the iPod doesn't like it.

There must a setting for bit rate or something that must be different for the iPod that I'm missing. I just go with whatever Handbrake's defaults are - I think it's 1000 bit rate and 700 on some other measure.
 
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I set Handbrake to H.264, aac encoding and do 2-pass. This produces a .mp4 file on my desktop. I then change the extension to .m4v to move it into iTunes and it plays perfectly - only the iPod doesn't like it.

There must a setting for bit rate or something that must be different for the iPod that I'm missing. I just go with whatever Handbrake's defaults are - I think it's 1000 bit rate and 700 on some other measure.

the bit rate cant be higher than 768 I believe or it wont work on the ipod.

take a look at these.. courtesy of baggss

movie:

http://www.phoppe.com/HB/movie/movie.html


tv shows:

http://www.phoppe.com/HB/tv/tv.html
 
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I second gnrfsu's thoughts....mediafork is the way to go.
 
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i normally use Mac the Ripper for putting DVD movies onto my hard drive....now i need to transfer them to .mp4 format so after utalizing the search function, i downloaded instant handbrake..to convert the files but how long does it normally take to convert a VIDEO_TS file to .mp4 format? according to what im doinf, its says 6hours..? is that right?
 

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