Been using Handbrake since it's the fastest and easiest program for me to understand as I'm not a real A/V guy and I'm getting some under par results from it when it comes to TV shows.
I see episodes on torrent sites with sizes of ~175 for half hour shows and ~350 for hour shows and their in XviD but when I encode my DVD's with Handbrake with H.264 at the same size they seem to come out worse than the XviD rips on my HTPC.
I rip the DVD's with AnyDVD and then encode them using Handbrake with settings of H.264 .MKV with Loose Anamorphic and target size to which ever show I'm ripping and running the files on a external hard drive hooked up to a XBMC Live Acer Revo 1600.
These are my settings:
What am I doing wrong?