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by phoenixdown
Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:48 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: New iPad and Apple TV presets
Replies: 24
Views: 12774

Re: New iPad and Apple TV presets

I'm always amazed at the knowledge you folks have about this stuff. Cheers!
by phoenixdown
Sun Nov 13, 2011 3:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Trouble converting movie
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Re: Trouble converting movie

Gotcha! Thank you for pointing it out. I'll keep an eye out for "error" in the future too :)
by phoenixdown
Sun Nov 13, 2011 2:07 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Trouble converting movie
Replies: 2
Views: 529

Trouble converting movie

Hi folks, I've been using Handbrake successfully to convert various DVD's I own into M4V files. I generally rip to ISO using Anydvd but I ripped this particular film to folder format. I can use VLC media player to watch the source file/folder perfectly well but when I seem to be having issues viewin...
by phoenixdown
Sun Feb 06, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Substitute
Replies: 9
Views: 1851

Re: AppleTV Substitute

Wondering about this myself... I have a 1st gen ATV and I would like something that supports the meta data in an mp4 or mkv file as well as any subtitles I add. Thinking the next gen of google tv might be the ticket.
by phoenixdown
Fri Dec 17, 2010 6:21 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: sub-HD resolution sweet spots ...
Replies: 15
Views: 2253

Re: sub-HD resolution sweet spots ...

For what its worth, I compared: * dvd movie on rather well rated upscaling dvd player on 60" DLP TV * dvd converted to mp4 via handbrake (via laptop and via appletv ver 1) * same movie in HD format from itunes store (also via laptop and via appletv) I didn't notice any real differences myself. Not t...
by phoenixdown
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:27 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: MP4 Metadata
Replies: 2
Views: 730

Re: MP4 Metadata

I like MetaX a lot for windows. Best I found so far.
by phoenixdown
Thu Dec 16, 2010 6:22 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Implemented] Prevent Windows from going into Sleep/Suspense
Replies: 14
Views: 3738

Re: [Implemented] Prevent Windows from going into Sleep/Susp

Oh that's cool, I'm glad you guys added that feature.
by phoenixdown
Wed Dec 15, 2010 7:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide
Replies: 127
Views: 145716

Re: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide

Hi, I have a question for the group. I am using a DVD as my movie source I am selecting the closed caption subtitle track I did one test with "burned in = yes" and one test with "burned in = no". In each test: VLC plays fine (the CC area is 2 lines high) Quicktime looks bunched up together. The CC a...
by phoenixdown
Wed Dec 15, 2010 6:47 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How to include closed captions (Quicktime/iPhone)
Replies: 6
Views: 1218

Re: How to include closed captions (Quicktime/iPhone)

edit, sorry for the bump. I meant to reply to a more recent thread but was searching to see if I found a solution first. Sorry !!
by phoenixdown
Mon Nov 08, 2010 3:02 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: transcode iso files
Replies: 2
Views: 640

Re: transcode iso files

If that's your only requirement, can you use vlc player for ipad to play the iso file? should work I think.

If you want to convert them to mp4, I'm sure someone has a batch file thing around here somewhere.
by phoenixdown
Mon Oct 25, 2010 5:33 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Chapter Titles
Replies: 2
Views: 456

Re: Chapter Titles

MetaX is great too -- if someone contributed to the project, you can just download it and update your file with the info.
by phoenixdown
Sat Sep 18, 2010 3:45 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best Quality Setting for Apple TV
Replies: 25
Views: 4809

Re: Best Quality Setting for Apple TV

It might be worth waiting a week or so for people to get their hands on the new appletv and play around with the settings.
by phoenixdown
Sat Sep 04, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Ripper Software...Suggestions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1102

Re: Best Ripper Software...Suggestions?

Without going into all the details behind it: Option 1: Buy anydvd from slysoft to copy the dvd to your PC / Media Drive. Most media players on the market can play the ripped file. No quality loss. Option 2: Follow Option 1, then use handbrake to convert your DVD to MP4. I see roughly an 80% size re...
by phoenixdown
Mon Jun 21, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Large file size option and device compatibility
Replies: 6
Views: 1274

Re: Large file size option and device compatibility

If the mp4 file is less than 4 gigs, I don't think you need to flag it with the large file size option
by phoenixdown
Thu Jun 10, 2010 10:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Alice in Wonderland Fairmount problems
Replies: 7
Views: 2634

Re: Alice in Wonderland Fairmount problems

anydvd has not failed me yet but I think its windows only.
by phoenixdown
Thu Jun 10, 2010 3:51 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Speed Quality Size... Pick Two
Replies: 3
Views: 886

Re: Speed Quality Size... Pick Two

What device are you using to play the files back on? What size screen? Those are important factors too.

I was using the high profile preset which was great but I switched over to the appletv preset with the changes by dynaflash in the appletv preset thread.
by phoenixdown
Wed Jun 09, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4
Replies: 148
Views: 80398

Re: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4

milescortez:
you said you MKV -- AppleTV only supports mp4/m4v.
by phoenixdown
Tue Jun 08, 2010 12:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The Hangover in widescreen?
Replies: 4
Views: 764

Re: The Hangover in widescreen?

Some dvd's are dual sided -- so just flip the disk over.
by phoenixdown
Sun Jun 06, 2010 11:03 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: how to enable detelecine rev3242 x86_64
Replies: 6
Views: 767

Re: how to enable detelecine rev3242 x86_64

Jazzman's -- very nice! What devices are you using as media extenders/players/etc (like appletv or popcorn hour, etc)?
by phoenixdown
Sat Jun 05, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?
Replies: 24
Views: 7224

Re: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?

Thank you again for taking the time to explain all of this. I'm now going with the settings you recommended
by phoenixdown
Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:58 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?
Replies: 24
Views: 7224

Re: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?

dynaflash -- from a technical perspective, could you elaborate a little more on the differences between the appletv preset (with your suggested changes) and the high profile setting? I'm currently using the high profile setting but I'm trying to figure out if its worth the trade offs for apple compa...
by phoenixdown
Sat May 22, 2010 2:32 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Folder scan picks the wrong titles
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Re: Folder scan picks the wrong titles

np, thanks :)
by phoenixdown
Sat May 22, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Question about Closed Caption subtitles
Replies: 2
Views: 486

Question about Closed Caption subtitles

In the Handbrake GUI, I am selecting the "Closed Caption (text)" track and adding it the mp4 file. What is the difference between Burned In: Yes and Burned In: No? I tried encoding a chapter with both options but I can't see any difference. Burned in: No ### CLI Query: -i "E:\DVD - Orig\Chasing Amy....
by phoenixdown
Sat May 22, 2010 12:43 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Folder scan picks the wrong titles
Replies: 3
Views: 418

Folder scan picks the wrong titles

This is probably operator error more than anything but I thought I'd mention it anyway... Downloaded and installed the nightly builds for windows: * HandBrake-svn3307-Win_CLI.zip [fingerprint] * HandBrake-svn3307-Win_GUI.exe [fingerprint] Went to Source and selected a folder with 11 movies in ISO fo...
by phoenixdown
Sat May 22, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Use same size as source
Replies: 14
Views: 1783

Re: Use same size as source

What are looking to playing the resulting files on? What size screen? what type? I'm converting my dvd collection to mp4's using the high profile setting and the quality appears to as good as the dvd and the file is 70% smaller. Looks great on my big screen tv too -- I don't even notice a difference...