Optimal settings for Handbrake when doing Blu-ray to 1080p (x.265)
Edit: 2020-03-18 (yyyy-mm-dd)
This tutorial creates .MKV -file with subtitles. It’s hard on hardware, so be patient. Output it great and the file size reasonable.
TL;DR: here is the template: Current version of Handbrake is 1.3.1, so here is updated version on the setting “Blu-Ray to 1080p”:
First of all you need to copy the contents of Blu-Ray -disc to hard drive. I assume you can do this, so next next is to install and open HandBrake:
Handbrake is the best tool for creating rips from DVD or Blu-Ray. However, there are plenty of settings to modify, and only few usable default presets. Default presets, ‘normal’ and ‘High Profile’, does the job, but with few tweaks one can create smaller and better quality rips. Here is how.
I’m demonstrating a way creating high quality rip from Blu-Ray (movie ‘Prometheus’). I’m using output resolution 1080p, but one can choose 720p resolution if needed. Up you can find downloadable preset to Handbrake, which is created / used here.
First you have to copy the full Blu-Ray to hard disk. Plenty of tools available, I use Redfox’s AnyDVD HD.
Now open up Handbrake, and load the copied Blu-Ray content using ‘Source’ (1.).
After that, let’s choose the ‘H.265 MKV 1080p30’ -preset (Presets –> Matroska –>) to work on (2.).
Choose the output file name and location (3.).
To the next, which is ‘Video’.
Change the ‘Video Codec’ to “H.265 10-bit (x265)” (1.)
and the ‘Framerate (FPS)’ to “Same as source” and choose the “Constant Framerate” (2.).
Now move the RF-slider to “24” (3.).
‘Encoder Preset:’ choose “Slow” (4.).
‘Encoder Tune: “None”, ‘Encoder Profile: “Auto”, Encoder Level: “Auto”
Advanced Options: Copy “rc-lookahead=120:bframes=12:ref=6:subme=7:aq-mode=3” without the “-marks. (5.)
Now we are all done. Remember to save the preset we created here by clicking ‘Save New Preset’. Hit the ‘Start Encode’ to start the project and wait.