iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

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srm
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iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by srm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 2:50 pm

I'm using 0.9.4, Windows XP. Using the default presets for the iPhone. When I add a video (file or folder) the defaults for video size are 480 x 208. If I click on another preset, then select the iPhone defaults again, it then goes to a video size of 480 x 0.

I then created my own profile using 480 x 320 and set it as my default. I run Handbrake, select my video, and my custom video size is 480 x 208. I then select another profile and then re-select my default profile and it goes back to 480 x 320.

I thought the size for iPhone was 480 x 320? Should it be 480 x 320, 480 x 0, or 480 x 208 and what should be the default setting for the iPhone? :?:

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks

Shawn

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by s55 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:39 pm

The presets are not enabling Keep Aspect Ratio. If you check that, it'll correctly set the Height.
You don't have to do this for the built-ins. "0" doesn't get passed through to the CLI so it'll automatically calculate the correct height.

You should be careful for your own presets are you could squash your video if Keep AR is not checked.

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by srm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:13 pm

Thanks. The only reason I created a new default was I thought the height wasn't being set correctly for the iPhone.

So for the iPhone default should I just use it and know that it will work or check keep aspect ratio for the iPhone default preset? If I understand what you are saying, either option seems to have the same results. I have no need to create a default setting if the iPhone one will work.

Should the setting be 480 x 320 for an iPhone?

Thank you.

Shawn

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by srm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:23 pm

Forgot to ask one item. Assuming I do not check Keep Aspect Ratio for the iPhone default, since the default iPhone preset does change from 480 x 208 to 480 x 0, should I be sure the setting is 480 x 0 before I start the conversion?

It seems by checking Keep Aspect Ratio for the default iPhone setting, it does make it 480 x 208 but as you noted, it does not keep the setting saved.

Thanks again.

Shawn

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by s55 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:31 pm

Should the setting be 480 x 320 for an iPhone?
No. Your video sources will have different aspect rations so you want to let HB take care of the height value for you. Always setting it to 320 will squish/stretch video that isn't the same ratio as the screen.

Just leave it at 0 or check keep ar which will auto calculate it.

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by srm » Sun Jan 17, 2010 4:46 pm

Thank you for your help. I really appreciate your time and feedback :mrgreen:

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Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

Post by creamyhorror » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:07 am

For videos that are significantly wider than the iPhone's AR, I like to encode at a higher resolution and zoom the video on the iPhone to fill the screen. Makes quite a bit of difference for viewing (in particular, subtitles are easier to read). Plus I can switch to full video (widescreen) view if I want.

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