This post is a sibling of my earlier post Using Handbrake to Encode DVDs for the Roku and contains the settings I use for Blu-Ray movies. The instructions apply to Handbrake 0.9.9.
Once again, start with the High Profile preset and then make the following changes:
In Output Settings: Set Container = Mp4 Ensure Large File Size is checked Ensure Web Optimized is checked Ensure iPod 5G Support is unchecked In Picture: Set Anamorphic = Strict (all Blu-Rays I’ve seen are 1920x1080) Set Cropping = Automatic.
Update 2014-04-27 10:00 PM: See also Using Handbrake to Encode Blu-Rays for the Roku
In a previous post, I noted that I use ffmpeg to convert DVDs to MP4s which will play on my Roku. I recently encountered two problems with this approach. First, the resulting MP4s only include a stereo audio track, so are highly sub-optimal for surround sound systems. Second, for a yet-undetermined reason, Plex (my current preferred media client) will transcode the videos rather than play them directly.