Handbrake Settings for iPad

The iPad is a tablet computer designed and developed by Apple. It is particularly marketed as a platform for the use of audio and visual media, with a 25 cm (9.7 in) liquid crystal display (1024 x 768 pixels) display, iPad is a perfect portable device to playback DVD and HD videos.

iPad supported videos include: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30 frames per second, Simple Profile with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats.

HandBrake[2] 0.9.4 has a much improved compilation system, which allows easy 64-bit builds. 64-bit builds tend to perform approximately 10% better than their 32-bit. Though it added more than 1000 features, since released on Nov 23, 2009 (iPad was published on middle of next year), there was no HandBrake preset for iPad (same as there is no handbrake preset for iphone 4). Since Apple has strict video encoding guidelines for its devices, like iPod, iPhone, as well as iPad, you can not convert a video onto iPad until add iPad preset settings into HandBrake. This article pays close attention about How to Create Handbrake iPad Preset Settings to Convert Video and DVD to Apple iPad?

Step-by-step Guide for Building HandBrake preset for iPad

Step 1, Open HandBrake folder: Hit Win+R, then paste %appdata%\Handbrake, and you will see two preset files in the folder: handbrake_presets.xml and user_presets.xml.

Single click Mouse Right and open user_presets.xml with notepad.

Step 2, Delete all original content and replace the tags below, then save and close notepad.

<?xml version=”1.0″?>
<ArrayOfPresetxmlns:xsi=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance” xmlns:xsd=”http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema” >
<Preset>
<Name>(1024×768 H264):Excellent Quality</Name>
<Query> -f mp4 -w 1280 -l 768 -e x264 -b 1300 -a 1 -E faac -6 stereo -R 48 -B 160 -D 0.0 -x ref=2:bframes=2:subq=6:mixed-refs=0:weightb=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0 -v 1</Query>
<PictureSettings>false</PictureSettings>
<Version>0.9.4</Version>
</Preset>
</ArrayOfPreset>

Step 3, reopen HandBrake, and you’ll check the handbrake iPad preset in its Presets Windows.

Custom HandBrake iPad preset

Now you can convert DVD/HD Videos onto iPad by HandBrake iPad preset. However, comparing with GUI (Graphical User Interface), machine language is much harder to understand and handle with (it is quite normal to encounter with unexpected crashing and breakdowns). Besides, rather than grabbling around to find the HandBrake preset settings for iPad (though you can download them anywhere, it must be a time-consuming labor), why don’t you directly find aHandBrake Alternative for converting your DVD/HD Videos onto iPadiPhone 4 (guide above does not suit for iPhone 4),PSPXbox?

HandBrake Alternatives for Converting Video/DVD to Apple iPad

HandBrake Alternative for ripping DVD to iPad – DVD Ripper Platinum is best recommended HandBrake alternative for converting DVD to iPad. There just are innumerous advantages that surpass HandBrake anyway. Like makes perfect 1:1 copy (disc to disk) with 5 minutesconstantly update to support latest DVD copy protections, especially DVDs released by Sony and Disney, which embarrassed HandBrake so long (learn to rip copy protected DVDs with HandBrake VLC 64 bit), support Handbrake unsupported videos and devices, like AVI, Xvid, PS3, Xbox. HandBrake Mac to iPad DVD converter>>

To sum up, rather than complain HandBrake buggy issues or slowly update (from 2007 by far, Handbrake updated fourth only), you’d better get the HandBrake Alternative DVD/Video to iPad converters, like WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe and WinX DVD Ripper Platinum, they never bring inconveniences, such as manually add handbrake preset for ipad, handbrake to ipad at slow speed, as well as inactive updates.

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