Handbrake newbie, need help with settings
So I just purchased an external dvd burner for my laptop and I've been wanting to rip my regular dvds to the hard drive so I can build up my digital collection. I've never used handbrake, but after reading I plan on ripping with makemkv and then using handbrake to compress the files.
I know that asking which settings are the best is mostly up to the individual, but I thought I would ask for some preset recommendations based on my plans for playback. Quality is important and I would at least like the copy to look as good as the original disc. For audio I would like the option to keep the 5.1 audio track and hopefully keep the file size to 2 gigs or preferably 1. Also, my tv is around 40 inch in viewing size. I would like to be able to watch it on the tv using plex, but also have the option of watching on a 7 inch tablet without it looking horrible.
So basically, is there a preset that allows me to watch on my hdtv and tablet without too drastic of a change in quality? Thanks for reading and I look forward to your input.