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by remyhelsinki
Wed Sep 15, 2010 8:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: You have made 10 million DivX/XviD players useless well done
Replies: 16
Views: 3197

Re: You have made 10 million DivX/XviD players useless well

Help me! I'm drowning in hyperbole!

BTW, thanks devs for all your work!

(How did the number go from 10 million to 20 million to 10 billion so quickly? I want to hire the salesman who is responsible for that!)
by remyhelsinki
Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: iTunes HD TV Shows?
Replies: 23
Views: 4383

Re: iTunes HD TV Shows?

I had the same problem. It seems to be a bug in iTunes where SD shows are downloaded instead of HD if you have the Shopping Cart turned on. Switch to One-Click Shopping and try again... you'll get both the SD (853x480) and HD (1280x720) versions. Oh this makes sense. I had the shopping cart on and ...
by remyhelsinki
Mon Sep 15, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: iTunes HD TV Shows?
Replies: 23
Views: 4383

Re: iTunes HD TV Shows?

Well, dvd's aren't hi-def. And upscaling them would be a silly waste of bandwidth. So, no. I agree that the idea of creating a new file by upscaling should never be practiced, but the iTunes HD tv shows really aren't what most would call HD. I just downloaded an HD episode of "The Office" (free for...
by remyhelsinki
Wed Jun 11, 2008 7:22 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Is it just me or is QT 7.5 STILL broken?
Replies: 9
Views: 1424

Re: Is it just me or is QT 7.5 STILL broken?

Like others have mentioned you should see if Perian is aware of the problem. I know there is a 1.1.1 beta of Perian that is being worked on. The only fixes I could find on it though are the following: 1.1.1 - H.264 in avi fixed - Some anamorphic AVI files supported - Performance problems due to PIC ...
by remyhelsinki
Fri Apr 11, 2008 10:56 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: I seem to have misplaced 16 GB of space.
Replies: 5
Views: 839

Re: I seem to have misplaced 16 GB of space.

Don't know if this was your case but I once used a public beta of a mac program that must have been buggy because it started eating my hard disk space until it ran out although a reboot of the computer fixed it (the space kept disappearing even though I had quit the program). It created some huge tm...
by remyhelsinki
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: What do i use for You Tube
Replies: 10
Views: 6950

Re: What do i use for You Tube

It would have been easier to just check youtube, but I did it for you. http://www.google.com/support/youtube/bin/answer.py?answer=55744&ctx=sibling MPEG4 (DivX, Xvid, SVQ3) 640x480 resolution 64k Mono MP3 Audio. I'm sure you can vary the settings a bit, but that is what is recommended. If you have s...
by remyhelsinki
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: OS X Leopard 10.5
Replies: 35
Views: 11241

Re:

Again: How big are these files, at such an absurdly high quality? Well after ripping Sin City with FairMount/DVD2oneX2 at the highest quality the folder came out to be 6.32 GBs. I wasn't asking you how big the DVD is after ripping, I'm asking you how big the output file is when you encode them at s...
by remyhelsinki
Thu Jan 24, 2008 5:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Are there any video controls to lighten the image?
Replies: 3
Views: 490

Re: Are there any video controls to lighten the image?

The second answer is VLC.

This bug is a quicktime bug and has been addressed numerous times. There is not a way to lighten encodes using Handbrake though.
by remyhelsinki
Fri Nov 16, 2007 11:51 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Which file format
Replies: 11
Views: 3128

Well first off you're in the wrong forum to discuss this - it would be more suitable for the General forum or the Windows forum. Husar is right in thinking that dvd decrypter is just stripping out the decryption so you will basically get a copy of your dvd onto your hard drive which makes sense sinc...
by remyhelsinki
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:20 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: MKV muxing issues, wrong QuickTime duration
Replies: 9
Views: 3012

I'd also love to know. I'm sure Saintdev is busy and I don't want to harass anyone, but if else knows a bit about mkv and could offer an explanation as to why these problems may be happening it would be informative.
by remyhelsinki
Wed Oct 31, 2007 10:11 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Leopard Catastrophic Headache
Replies: 3
Views: 3085

I always try booting off a Diskwarrior disc to see if I can fix crazy hd problems. That program has saved me a few times when everything else failed and I was pulling my hair out. It's worth a try if you know someone that has it or have access to it. Glad you got everything working though. I do agre...
by remyhelsinki
Thu Oct 11, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Mac Pro 8 core
Replies: 36
Views: 19435

I had a look at HB using Shark. And I saw that the x264 library spawns a number of processing threads that are connected via semaphores. If any of these threads can not run, e.g. because some other program is using the CPU then they all stall. Therefore running other programs has a proportionally b...
by remyhelsinki
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Mac Pro 8 core
Replies: 36
Views: 19435

Just in the process of running a test to see how this Mac Pro 3.0 Ghz Dual Quad core can do (5GB of RAM). My source is the dvd "National Treasure." I ripped with MTR onto my HD. This test was first run in HB .91 using the iPod High-Rez preset (changing it to 2-pass with a turbo first pass). The seco...
by remyhelsinki
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:28 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: output format selected as MP4 file but getting doc
Replies: 3
Views: 586

Glad it was an easy fix. Have fun encoding!
by remyhelsinki
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: output format selected as MP4 file but getting doc
Replies: 3
Views: 586

What is the extension of the file you are getting? Is it a .mp4 or .m4v or a .doc or a .txt. or .rtf or is there not an extension? Does the file size appear to be something similar to what you would get as a movie (Mb or Gb instead of Kb)? If it is and the extension either isn't there or has somethi...
by remyhelsinki
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 4:3 and 16:9 Border Color Question
Replies: 2
Views: 728

The bars you see either from 4:3 content (if on a widescreen tv) or from any widescreen ratio that doesn't fill up the whole screen are determined by your tv or possibly your input device. If you open any of the movies you have encoded with handbrake on your computer you will see that those bars do ...
by remyhelsinki
Sun Sep 30, 2007 7:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Free Open-Source video editor?
Replies: 2
Views: 874

Well I'm not sure what operating system you're on, but if you are just making clean cuts and don't need transitions you could try MPEG Streamclip (Mac or Windows, although I've only used the mac version). http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html I've used it to do some quick edits, bu...
by remyhelsinki
Wed Sep 05, 2007 5:22 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Solution to edit video?...
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Thanks Hawkman, I didn't realize (or forgot) about that option.

I actually went back to the first method though as the cutting in Quicktime didn't work well. (Probably something to do with keyframes, but I have no idea.)
by remyhelsinki
Mon Sep 03, 2007 3:21 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Solution to edit video?...
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Okay, the process I posted above seems very unnecessary now (but I'll leave it in any case). I should have just tried the simplest way first. This seems to work but I haven't compared results enough to see if the quality is being degraded by saving files. 1. Encode movie in Handbrake 2. Open resulti...
by remyhelsinki
Sun Sep 02, 2007 11:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Solution to edit video?...
Replies: 4
Views: 1047

Solution to edit video?...

I want to edit some dvd content that I have to make it more appropriate for my family. I really like how Handbrake encodes video and want to use that as the final process after my editing. I'm trying to figure out the best way to do this while trying to reduce the steps I have to convert so that I c...
by remyhelsinki
Sun Aug 26, 2007 7:58 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best deinterlace setting.
Replies: 22
Views: 14752

First off, have you really done a side-by-side comparison of the same frame with "Fast" and "Slow" deinterlacing? There is no way "Fast" is better. It effectively throws away half the lines of resolution. And the reason it's not working right for you is that Friends isn't interlaced in the first pl...
by remyhelsinki
Mon May 07, 2007 6:21 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Quality of Converting A DVD Movie to work on AppleTV
Replies: 38
Views: 10186

I find it a bit revealing about a person who comes to post stating that HB is terrible at encoding, terrible at x, terrible at y, etc. There are a lot of users that have used HB for a long time without the problems you are stating. Like many have said, you would get much better help if you would pos...
by remyhelsinki
Mon Apr 16, 2007 1:58 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: dark h.264 video (only in mp4 container)
Replies: 45
Views: 13494

I'm stuck in the same position in that I'd like to use Quicktime/iTunes/AppleTV for my rips and I wish Apple would fix Quicktime to not do what it is doing (making it darker than the original if the metadata isn't found). I did just try changing the extension from mp4 to m4v thinking there may be a ...