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by Smithcraft
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: General
Topic: Ripping Blu Ray collection to the same specs as iTunes store HD movies
Replies: 19
Views: 1074

Re: Ripping Blu Ray collection to the same specs as iTunes store HD movies

I'll add my two cents, and recommend using MakeMKV to pre-rip your source files. This is beneficial because it lets you fine tune your encodes without putting unneeded wear and tear on your optical drive. It also lets you rerun the encode if there is an issue with the final file. Case in point, ther...
by Smithcraft
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to not lose any video quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: How to not lose any video quality?

Or you could use MKVtoolnix to set a subtitle stream to 'Forced' and call it good.

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by Smithcraft
Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General
Topic: How to not lose any video quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 984

Re: How to not lose any video quality?

Or you could use MKVtoolnix to set a subtitle stream to 'Forced' and call it good.

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by Smithcraft
Thu Aug 31, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where can I download MakeMKV?
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Where can I download MakeMKV?

I noticed that when I was searching and saw that there were forum posts from a day or two ago.

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by Smithcraft
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: General
Topic: Where can I download MakeMKV?
Replies: 6
Views: 1095

Re: Where can I download MakeMKV?

I just went to use it on my Mac and found that it was substantially obsolete, and discovered the same thing!

This link gives you 1.10.6 -> http://download.cnet.com/MakeMKV/3000-2 ... 76559.html

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by Smithcraft
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:20 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Request for (cpu-)benchmarks
Replies: 20
Views: 11210

Re: Request for (cpu-)benchmarks

I think it's best to benchmark using not setting up custom settings and just using a built-in preset.

Also, with people using different verisons of HB, you can expect different results with identical hardware/OS.

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by Smithcraft
Sat Jul 08, 2017 9:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: What's your video format preference?
Replies: 12
Views: 3184

Re: What's your video format preference?

I use Plex and VLC on my Mac.

MKV - Because why be limited by silly board room decisions?

264 for the video, until 265 is considered good to go.

Primary audio is left in the original highest quality format, while commentary is redone in AAC.

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by Smithcraft
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Best (free) program to combine mp4 files?
Replies: 6
Views: 4638

Re: Best (free) program to combine mp4 files?

Maybe, if the files are all of the same data types, use MakeMKV, and then something like Subler to convert the final file to mp4.

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by Smithcraft
Mon Mar 20, 2017 4:47 am
Forum: General
Topic: merge files
Replies: 6
Views: 1674

Re: merge files

Did this not work for you?

viewtopic.php?f=14&t=18721

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by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:50 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: Board revision

Testing with the grey theme, it works ok. I just would rather have the scroll bar than the extending text box.

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by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Considering upgrading memory
Replies: 13
Views: 6011

Re: Considering upgrading memory

Yeah, I always assumed windows has so many services/processes running that you can never get exact number. I wonder if Linux would be better as I imagine its easier to kill unnecessary tasks. I had quite the nightmare trying to get Ubuntu installed and up to date when I bought this system a few yea...
by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:42 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Considering upgrading memory
Replies: 13
Views: 6011

Re: Considering upgrading memory

The difference is way too small to be statistically significant, unless you maybe ran each encode 100 times and average the resulting encoding speeds. I was thinking about that too. I wasn't interested in doing that many encodes though! I wanted to get that memory in. I guess I should have done it ...
by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:32 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: Board revision

When using the full editor, when it decides to extend the text entry box, it likes to re-render (flash) the whole page. Can this behavior be disabled? When using the quick reply, when it decides to extend the text entry box, it just makes the box extend down with a scroll bar, and doesn't make the p...
by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning

As much as I want to test it again, I am afraid of putting my laptop into greater risk as it already is. Is there an alternative method to sort out the audio syncing problem? Sorry, just that I don't know what to do, I don't know whenever to convert another file into a different format then use Han...
by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:25 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [Fixed] Advanced Settings Tab in WinGUI still has some problems
Replies: 17
Views: 4211

Re: Advanced Settings Tab in WinGUI still has some problems

Isn't it time to nuke the advanced tab anyway... No. SC I respectfully disagree. The advanced tabs provides some widgets to set some x264 options as a convenience for the user, which is nice, but: - people who aren't advanced users should stick with libx264's presets as much as possible - advanced ...
by Smithcraft
Sat Feb 25, 2017 12:22 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: Board revision

On my Mac (OS X 10.10.x), it's working ok with Firefox v41. It's on the workstation (Win7 64) with Firefox v27 that's having the issues with the pages flashing. Right now the Handbrake cocktail is up in the corner. I am still getting the issue with the dashed lines for the quick reply box as Woodsto...
by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: Board revision

Shouldn't the Handbrake image be in the upper left corner, instead of the phpBB image?

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by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Re: Board revision

Going from the special edition theme to the regular version makes it much less annoying, as it just flashes once.

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by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Board revision
Replies: 13
Views: 5980

Board revision

There seems to have been a update for the board in the last month. When I load a page it flashes something like a text only browser, then a "default" theme, and then goes back to the Handbrake theme. This is very annoying. Is anyone else seeing this? And someone at phpBB went a bit crazy with icons....
by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:59 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning

I don't know. Research overriding Trend Micro's faulty reporting to see if you can run software you want to run.

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by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:54 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Considering upgrading memory
Replies: 13
Views: 6011

Re: Considering upgrading memory

The good news - There was another sale. So now I have a WEI score of 7.8 for memory! :D The results: 11-11-11-28 2x2GB work: average encoding speed for job is 30.178352 fps 11-11-11-28 2x4GB (comparing memory space against the old memory speed) work: average encoding speed for job is 29.442677 fps :...
by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 8:48 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning
Replies: 15
Views: 1024

Re: Handbrake crashing and/or stuck on scanning

If you download the nightly release from the Handbrake site, then your computer was not infected by a virus from Handbrake. You are suffering from a false positive. If you downloaded it from somewhere else, then who knows? If you can't override your security software you should consider getting diff...
by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:01 am
Forum: Development
Topic: x265 2.2
Replies: 15
Views: 6332

Re: x265 2.2

So this is a critical issue that requires immediate integration of a new library, or a minor inconvenience?

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by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 24, 2017 4:59 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [Fixed] Advanced Settings Tab in WinGUI still has some problems
Replies: 17
Views: 4211

Re: Advanced Settings Tab in WinGUI still has some problems

mduell wrote:
Mon Apr 18, 2016 3:41 am
Isn't it time to nuke the advanced tab anyway...
No.

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by Smithcraft
Fri Feb 03, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Output Sound as Mono
Replies: 1
Views: 164

Re: Output Sound as Mono

Hello.

Mixing down multiple audio streams is beyond the scope of Handbrake, and will have to be done before hand in Vegas.

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