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by tubbyman
Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:20 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Multiple queues with titles
Replies: 9
Views: 6245

Re: Multiple queues with titles

I apologize for including the script inline in my last post. Maybe a friendly admin will remove that post for me? I didn't see the code button on the editor. Anyway, here's an update of my perl wrapper for HB 0.9.3. It works exactly the same as before, except that it ignores titles shorter than 10 m...
by tubbyman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:16 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Mac Mini 1.66
Replies: 4
Views: 4323

System: Mac Mini 1.66 CoreDuo MediaFork 0.8.5b1
Clock: 1.66 Ghz
Cores: 2
RAM: 1 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -B 256 -b 2600

Average fps is right around 15fps.
by tubbyman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: AMD 3500+ 2.2Ghz
Replies: 1
Views: 1927

System: AMD3500+,Fedora 7 Linux, MediaFork 0.8.5b1
Clock: 2.2 Ghz
Cores: 1
RAM: 2 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -B 256 -b 2600

Average fps is around 14 fps
by tubbyman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:11 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: PowerMac G5 Quad
Replies: 5
Views: 4081

System: PowerMac G5 Quad, MediaFork 0.8.5b1
Clock: 2.5 Ghz
Cores: 4
RAM: 6 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -d -B 256 -b 2600

Average fps is around 26fps
by tubbyman
Fri Jun 08, 2007 5:06 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: MacBook 2GHz Core 2 Duo
Replies: 2
Views: 3687

I am seeing roughly the same numbers on mine, right around 20fps.

System: MacBook Core 2 Duo, MediaFork 0.8.5b1
Clock: 2 Ghz
Cores: 2
RAM: 2 GB
Flags: -e x264 -f mp4 -2 -B 256 -b 2600
by tubbyman
Thu May 24, 2007 2:54 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: mp4 plays in quicktime but does not import to itunes
Replies: 38
Views: 7681

It sounds stupid, but try dragging the movie into the "Movies" tab in itunes, not the "Music" tab or the "TV Shows" tab. Some of my movies will only drag into the "Movies" tab, for some reason.
by tubbyman
Thu May 24, 2007 2:31 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Detecting interlaced DVDs :?:
Replies: 5
Views: 3382

I looked into this, as well. All DVDs are interlaced, but the frame reassembly instructions that accompany the frames may result in a progressive frame on your playback device. The reassembly instructions have a nasty habit of changing a lot, mid-stream, which makes detecting how to reassemble them ...
by tubbyman
Thu May 24, 2007 1:49 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Handbrake (linux) with OpenMosix Cluster
Replies: 3
Views: 2708

I am doing this on a loose heterogeneous cluster of linux boxes and osx boxes, using perl and the CLI versions of handbrake/mediafork. It works rather well, and is surprisingly easy to do if you know a scripting language. I've also done it with XGrid as a grid controller. Here's what I did: 1) Put a...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 7:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Interlaced or Progressive: That is the question!
Replies: 11
Views: 4319

Once you run your video through HandBrake's deinterlacer, it is deinterlaced, absolutely. Unfortunately, it does this by discarding every other line of the video and line doubling to compensate. Once this is done, there is no longer any need to re-deinterlace. Re-deinterlacing will at best result in...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:13 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Realvideo to mpeg4 - Is it possible ?
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

I finally got this working on my G5. I downloaded the latest RP9 codecs from mplayer's site, got the latest svn/cvs sources for mencoder and its dependent libs, and built a fresh install of mplayer/mencoder. It's ugly, but it worked.
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 3:05 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Sony Copy Protection.
Replies: 13
Views: 5869

I had some measured success with the new Sony DRM on macppc. It has worked with all but 1 DVD ("Rock Balboa", I think). Set DVD player to open on DVD insertion. Insert the DVD. Leave it alone for 10 minutes. You will hear all kinds of thrashing sounds coming from your DVD drive. When the thrashing s...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 19, 2007 2:52 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: dark h.264 video (only in mp4 container)
Replies: 45
Views: 13589

It's mostly been said above by jbrjake, but it's your player, and it's not limited to quicktime. Assuming that the display is constant and the gamma is unchanged, players display with different gammas and brightness. Forget about the HB transcode, look at a single original VOB file with different pl...
by tubbyman
Wed Apr 18, 2007 7:29 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Quality settings broken, Titles missed, Reds
Replies: 6
Views: 1777

Just a quick update to this...most of my problems were user error. Ghostbusters and Mediafork were fine, I had a bug in my batch script that prevented it from seeing titles>9 and the main title was on 11 or 14 or something. Sorry about that. The red on black thing is indeed in the x264 codec. I down...
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: MacPro 8-core benchmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 6048

I have found the results of setting this switch highly dependent on architecture. Linux/Mactel on core duo and amd64 seem to do best with the defaults. My G5 handles up to 3x the actual number of cpus with ease.
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New to it all
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

Also, there is a very useful sticky at the top of this general section for user contributed best setting for devices.
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake UI Idea & Mockup
Replies: 34
Views: 6627

Thanks for clarifying that...I confused presets with "saved defaults"......nevermind.

Roseane Roseannadanna
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:20 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New to it all
Replies: 8
Views: 2407

These forums are the best docs that I have found to give me insights into how to use handbrake. I recently endeavored on a project similar in scale and purpose to yours, and I have learned 2 very important things on this forum thus far: 1) Don't use deinterlacing unless you are targeting video for a...
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake UI Idea & Mockup
Replies: 34
Views: 6627

I think the tabbed 2nd version looks great. However, after reading through the forums, it seems to me that the vast majority of questions that users have are about ipod/frontrow/appletv (soon iphone?) exports. IMHO, the mediafork GUI would do itself a huge favor by including an "Apple" or "Devices" ...
by tubbyman
Sun Apr 15, 2007 5:33 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: PowerBook G4
Replies: 8
Views: 6097

I have been looking into this more since it was suggested to me that not all DVDs are interlaced. From what I can find, it seems that technically the mpeg-2 streams on all DVDs are still inherently interlaced. However, there is a flag set for frames inside the stream (MPEG-2 repeat_first_field flag)...
by tubbyman
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Encode multiple "DVD's" Scripted..
Replies: 1
Views: 2014

There are two scripts available that I know of .... http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=286 http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1011 Direct links are Shell Script: http://www.realisticsoftware.com/pages/mediafork.html#MFbatch Perl Script: http://www.crazywhiteman.net/mediaforke...
by tubbyman
Sat Apr 14, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: MacPro 8-core benchmarks
Replies: 7
Views: 6048

Another thing that you can try (if you are comfortable with the command line) is to start up your encodes in terminal and force the number of cpus that mediafork thinks are available to something higher by setting the "--cpu/-C" switch.
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 11:26 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Multiple queues with titles
Replies: 9
Views: 6245

You're just misinterpreting what quality is referring to. I agree. I completely missed it. I thought it would set a 264 bitrate that was roughly 95% of the average compressed mpeg-2 bitrate, maybe with a weight on it for how much better x264 was than mpeg-2. I didn't expect a percentage of the bitr...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Multiple queues with titles
Replies: 9
Views: 6245

Holy cow was I wrong. An H264 transcode of 3 GB mpeg-2 title set to 95% quality resulted in a nearly 12 GB file, and you were right, the bitrates were prohibitively high. I expected that it would be, at most, 95% of the the size of the original 3 GB title, put probably much smaller due to H264's bet...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 2:45 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Multiple queues with titles
Replies: 9
Views: 6245

Yeah. That's ok with me. I only have 1 player device: a mini running front row connected to a projector. All I want is to get my DVD backups into frontrow at near original quality without relying on an external app to play them. I don't really care too much about processing time or file size. I'm ru...
by tubbyman
Thu Apr 12, 2007 1:25 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Multiple queues with titles
Replies: 9
Views: 6245

I updated the compression defaults from 2200k video with deinterlacing to constant quality 95% video without deinterlacing.