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by jeffcobb
Sat Feb 28, 2009 5:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Settings for 60s TV
Replies: 6
Views: 744

Re: Settings for 60s TV

This has been an issue for me; Night Stalker, Brisco Country Jr and others suffer from the same problems you describe; additionally many concert or music videos have this problem as well. Tour of Duty and Space: Above and Beyond suffer from this as well. While my solution isn't as fancy as some of t...
by jeffcobb
Sun Feb 22, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: FAST Settings for "Preview"?
Replies: 5
Views: 819

Re: FAST Settings for "Preview"?

Well my needs are probably different than yours so YMMV. In my case however, if I am not sure what things are my ripper makes a scan pass which is on the lowest quality setting and optionally only grabbing the first chapter or two. This last bit I have found can fail on a smaller file (< 20m in leng...
by jeffcobb
Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: HandbrakeCLI on bubba two
Replies: 4
Views: 756

Re: HandbrakeCLI on bubba two

BTW those little Bubba servers are great; I have had one online now for two years and it has been just wonderful. It was serving both mail and web but one time I was tired and posted something to the editor of Linux Today and actually submitted something where they got my site. Long story short Bubb...
by jeffcobb
Thu Feb 12, 2009 5:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Copy protection question
Replies: 4
Views: 3317

Re: Copy protection question

The only thing I know of that can indicate what type of actual copy protection is present is AnyDVD on Windows. DVD Decrypter used to show some information but is woefully outdated today. Rodney I second that. Another tip-off is finding the Sony logo on a popular title ;) but seriously another back...
by jeffcobb
Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is the best quality rescue mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: What is the best quality rescue mode?

I am playing these shows back on laptops/appliance I am hacking up for the purpose. Some things I run through iriverter to get it in the finicky mode my pocket mp4 player wants. I will have to try out some of these different approaches. Cheers. Videos-to-DVD xfers of 60's TV shows are some of the wo...
by jeffcobb
Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:25 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is the best quality rescue mode?
Replies: 3
Views: 396

What is the best quality rescue mode?

While you find this rarely on movies cheaply-encoded TV shows are almost impossible for me to get looking right. Specific examples include Brisco Country Jr, Space: Above and Beyond, Tour of Duty and MacGuyver. Many music ( concert ) DVDs. I honestly don't know it the source bitrate is too low or wh...
by jeffcobb
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ripping Problem DVDs
Replies: 7
Views: 3671

Re: Ripping Problem DVDs

Joel; thought I answered this in another thread but it might have gotten lost; for what I consider 'problem children' the lame but reliable path has been using VirtualBox to create a free VM, install XP on it, and then install AnyDVD on *that*. Then, when a problem child comes along I boot the VM, u...
by jeffcobb
Sat Jan 31, 2009 11:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Detecting a TV Show DVD vs a Movie DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Detecting a TV Show DVD vs a Movie DVD

Not all TV shows are 30/60 minutes long. For example, as you currently present it, your check would fail on Frisky Dingo, where the episodes are in the range of 10:30-11:50 minutes. EDIT: It'd also fail on premium channel series that actually are 30/60 min instead of being decimated by commercials....
by jeffcobb
Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Detecting a TV Show DVD vs a Movie DVD
Replies: 5
Views: 1261

Re: Detecting a TV Show DVD vs a Movie DVD

Not so much a suggestion but a question: How would you handle something like Psych, Season 1, Disc 1 where you've got 3 episodes with the following times (rounded): 1. 1:15:00 2. 41:15 3. 41:00 Don't remember if there was a catch all title. Generally I don't think is possible to safely estimate whe...
by jeffcobb
Thu Jan 22, 2009 5:52 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database

Understood and please forgive the drift :)
by jeffcobb
Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:13 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database

Hey Joel; The Source Forge site is this: https://sourceforge.net/projects/dvdmetabase/ Warning: I am uber-new to this and am still learning my way around SourceForge admin. However it would be freaking GREAT to have someone to bang these ideas off of! its been a one-man show for too long and while i...
by jeffcobb
Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:42 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database

Joel, seriously I am making this up as I go and the reason I am pushing this up to SourceForge is to get other peoples input. So if you code, cool but even if you just help in the discussion that would be wonderful. There are a lot of similar and related issues I am trying to find the best path for ...
by jeffcobb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 1:29 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?

My mistake; I went by this output:
Minimum version is yasm-0.6.1 or nasm-2.0

Will correct my install. Thank you for your patience.

Jeff
by jeffcobb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:29 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?

s55 wrote:
Found no assembler
x264 requires yasm 0.7 or above, not yasm 0.6 or nasm

Everything you need to know is in the compile guide.
Look at the bottom of the build log:nasm -v shows version 2.06.
by jeffcobb
Tue Jan 20, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?

John, things are a little confusing here; please allow me to try to clear things up. First this has nothing at *all* to do with the GUI build which on my main development machine built without a hitch and I am having a ball with it. My situation is this: I have 3 different machines here that I tend ...
by jeffcobb
Mon Jan 19, 2009 11:25 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?

This is not a tech support request only a build dependency list request but if you want to see 9.3 failing to build thats not hard at all. Here is Debian Etch failing because it could not find a qualified assembler even though one is demonstrated to be there by the log: jeff@cobb1:~/dev/svntest/dvdm...
by jeffcobb
Mon Jan 19, 2009 7:09 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database

Hi Joel; First most of the code is Python ATM so for broad strokes we are most of the way there. The gotcha on the other hand is something that I am recoding to have at least linux and windows counterparts, essentially the hashing algorithm in libdvdread which is you get the HandBrake source and bui...
by jeffcobb
Mon Jan 19, 2009 5:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: When you rip do you...
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: When you rip do you...

BTW Ted I have coded into my rip system a sort of scan mode or "sniff test" where on command it will do a prescan first, just grabbing the first chapter or two (configurable) and ripping at low quality. Even on something loaded with extras this takes very little time. Anyhow when done it pauses and ...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: When you rip do you...
Replies: 4
Views: 975

Re: When you rip do you...

Cheers Ted and I guess I mis-phrased my question about episodes versus single tracks; allow me to be clearer by way of an example: I have a mini-series (< 10 "shows") that is meant (I think but thats an opinion) to be seen end-to-end. Think of The Stand and how it was laid out; yes there were segmen...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 11:09 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?
Replies: 10
Views: 1853

Re: Known list of dependencies for 9.3?

Forgive me for not being clearer; I was not really looking for tech support, only advisory data; for example from 9.2->9.3 we also acquired a dependency on libbz2-dev; I was simply asking if there was a list of known external dependencies not satisfied by some stage of the Jam file execution. Since ...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Linux GUI on other than Ubuntu
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: Linux GUI on other than Ubuntu

Cheers John; I am still working on some specifications for this; until that is done I am not sure on the best way to integrate with ghb (or integrate ghb with this). I have my own set of tools/extensions for HandBrake I am using now but could drop some of the more interesting ones into ghb such as a...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:51 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database
Replies: 22
Views: 5221

Re: DVD Disc Name to Title Name Database

I guess my previous reply got eaten. We fooled with screen scraping imdb.com in an effort to sorta seed our database but abandoned the idea because it simply did not answer the same question that we were. To them "Indiana Jones" is a concept and a movie. Our DB tells the ripper "track five is the ma...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 2:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: When you rip do you...
Replies: 4
Views: 975

When you rip do you...

These are some questions about ripping that are more conceptual or workflow than technical but would like to know the habits of others. I will * the options that apply to me. With foreign language discs do you: A. Rip the dub for your language * B. Rip the default language C. Rip default language wi...
by jeffcobb
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:19 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Linux GUI on other than Ubuntu
Replies: 8
Views: 2679

Re: Linux GUI on other than Ubuntu

Question (and not an attempt to hijack the thread): I really like what the author of this ghb tool did and would like the ask a couple of simple questions about it from the perspective of another developer: 1. If I wanted to extend the source in some significant way, which would be a better base to ...
by jeffcobb
Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:32 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Handbrake and DVD's with latest protection tricks
Replies: 6
Views: 4063

Re: Handbrake and DVD's with latest protection tricks

I have noticed this too. Knowing the right track to rip is not always a guarantee of a good rip however. It helps in a lot of the cases but is not panacea. So as much as it is a patch for this, our dvd metadata database when wired into HandBrake processing can provide track rip lists if the DVD is k...