Encoding h.264 Video for the Nook Color using Handbrake

The Nook Color from Barnes and Noble has a nice 7” IPS screen with a resolution of 1024×600, and also supports adding storage using a MicroSD card up to 32GB.  Given that, it makes sense to encode movies from DVD or other sources for viewing on the Nook.  There are some limitations though, due to the hardware.  As noted in the Nook FAQ:

Your NOOK Color supports the following video file formats: 3gp, 3g2, mp4, m4v; MPEG-4 Simple Profile up to 854×480; H.263 up to 352×288; H.264 Baseline profile up to 854×480

Your NOOK Color will not support the following video file formats: Flash (Flv/swf); Mov/qt; AVI; MKV; Xvid/divx; WMV / VC-1; H.264 Main and High profile; and videos with a resolution higher than 854×480

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