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tonewheel
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Jun 21, 2010, 11:56 PM
 
Given that my soon-to-arrive iPhone 4 will feature a super duper Retina Display, will I have to re-rip all of the movies that I play on my current phone to take advantage of the new display?

I fear I know the answer.
     
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Jun 21, 2010, 11:58 PM
 
No.
     
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Jun 22, 2010, 12:04 AM
 
Well, that's good news, however, my current movies at 480 pixels wide aren't 960 pixels wide.

What don't I understand?
     
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Jun 22, 2010, 12:07 AM
 
It will just zoom in/upscale effectively, in the same manner that the iPhone 4 upscales apps.
     
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Jun 22, 2010, 12:09 AM
 
Got it, thanks. I hope the upscaling doesn't disappoint.
     
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Jun 22, 2010, 12:16 AM
 
From all accounts, since the pixels are so tight anyway, I don't think it'll be noticeable.
     
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Jun 22, 2010, 03:04 PM
 
DVDs are stored at 720x480 so if you downscaled to 480 wide for your iPhone encodes you threw away half the picture. Upscaling will make the picture bigger, but won't recover the quality that was already thrown away. Also the new iPhone's A4 chip supports H.264 High Profile, which improves compression efficiency.

Download the HandBrake nightly and use the iPad preset for your iPhone 4 for DVD sources. For HD sources, drop the width/height on the iPad preset from 1024/768 to 960/640.
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Jun 22, 2010, 10:11 PM
 
Thanks. With the exception of movies purchased via iTunes store, they're all movies I ripped using the iPod/iPhone setting in Handbrake...which means I need to rerip them. Ugh!
     
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Jun 25, 2010, 04:47 PM
 
I keep all my rips around on disk... only about 5GB for a main movie rip. That way I can easily reencode as necessary for the device of the week.
     
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Jun 25, 2010, 05:57 PM
 
Why don’t you re-rip one of them and compare it to the old rip on the display. If the difference doesn’t bother you, don’t redo the rest. If it does, do.

Actually, for that matter, just watch an already-ripped one without doing anything else. If you don’t think the quality is terrible, don’t worry about it.
     
   
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