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by icfantv
Fri Apr 25, 2014 10:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anything to change with using the ATV3 preset on Fire TV?
Replies: 1
Views: 463

Anything to change with using the ATV3 preset on Fire TV?

Or should I just continue to use the the ATV 3 preset as is? IIRC, the one downside to the ATV preset is that ATV's can't handle the sheer awesomeness of DTS (ok, so really it doesn't support it) and it gets converted to AAC/AC3. And looking at the device specs for the Fire TV, it doesn't look like ...
by icfantv
Sun Mar 02, 2014 12:45 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Build on OSX Mavericks failed due to missing directory
Replies: 2
Views: 1172

Build on OSX Mavericks failed due to missing directory

I didn't have this issue when I built Handbrake on my MBP running the latest OSX Mavericks but did on my iMac - I suspect it's probably just a glitch but wondering if the build needs to be more forgiving given the solution. The build broke because the /usr/X11/var directory didn't exist. And more sp...
by icfantv
Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:53 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: New iPad and Apple TV presets
Replies: 24
Views: 12540

Re: New iPad and Apple TV presets

i think we're all excited, well...i am anyway, about the ATV3 - it's been far too long in the making, IMHO. bottom line though, as partially mentioned above, people will need to get their hands on the actual device first, encode some movies with various settings, and see how they turn out. remember ...
by icfantv
Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:32 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Preview encode using SRT file?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Preview encode using SRT file?

oh bummer. well that ends this little experiment.

what if i encoded the MKV into an MP4 (for AppleTV) and then re-encoded it again with the subtitles? Would that work?
by icfantv
Sat Feb 04, 2012 6:22 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Preview encode using SRT file?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Re: Preview encode using SRT file?

Thanks guys. @Rodeo, I'll do a git pull and rebuild, it's been a while since I've updated anyway. When you say soft subtitle track, do you mean from the SRT file or from the original video file? I've ripped a blu-ray to MKV and it's got the stubtitle track in there, I can see it with MP4Tools - but ...
by icfantv
Sat Feb 04, 2012 4:40 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Preview encode using SRT file?
Replies: 6
Views: 742

Preview encode using SRT file?

If this has already been asked and answered, please point me in the right direction. I'm on a mac, but I think this is a platform-independent issue. If not, I'm wondering if there's a way to add an SRT file in the subtitles section and then see the results of using that file in preview mode. I tried...
by icfantv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake hanging almost immediately in 10.6.7
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Re: Handbrake hanging almost immediately in 10.6.7

If only I were smart enough to RTFM in the first place...Thanks...

So rebooting magically fixed the problem (ok Microsoft....er, Apple) and as such I don't have the log file anymore as it was clobbered by my next encoding session.

Some day I will learn. But not yesterday.
by icfantv
Mon Apr 18, 2011 4:09 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake hanging almost immediately in 10.6.7
Replies: 2
Views: 389

Handbrake hanging almost immediately in 10.6.7

I don't recall if I was able to successfully rip/encode a movie since upgrading to 10.6.7 but I definitely cannot now. I've tried completely deleting the build directory for SVN HB and rebuilding again but the same problem happens: When I launch HB, the app comes up and the open title dialog appears...
by icfantv
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: HD tag in iTunes
Replies: 41
Views: 13946

Re: HD tag in iTunes

After a couple hours of searching across a bunch of different sites, adding the HD tag is incredibly easy, safe*, fast, and free. For those of you on a Mac, you can add the tag via Subler (http://code.google.com/p/subler): Open the file in Subler, click the "Other Settings" tab, click the checkbox n...
by icfantv
Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:53 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)

Wow. Such maturity. Thanks.
by icfantv
Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:57 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

Re: AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)

I'm confused. Apple's specs say they can handle the same resolution. Is there some facet (or a combination of several) of a BD encode that the 1st gen can't handle at a higher resolution? (e.g., fps)
by icfantv
Thu Dec 23, 2010 5:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)
Replies: 13
Views: 3724

AppleTV vs. AppleTV 2 (and BD encodes)

--EDITED for typos-- It was my understanding that the ATV and ATV2 were essentially identically the same except a faster processor and no hard drive for the latter. I thought that the supported resolution was still 720p on both devices. If this is the case, can someone please tell me why when I'm en...
by icfantv
Sat Apr 24, 2010 3:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Source resolution vs. output resolution question
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Re: Source resolution vs. output resolution question

but if the source resolution is the same, how can the actual aspect ratios be different? is the source resolution the same for most DVDs and the actual non-black picture in the movie defines the actual aspect ratio and cropping chosen by HB?
by icfantv
Sat Apr 24, 2010 12:13 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Source resolution vs. output resolution question
Replies: 5
Views: 653

Source resolution vs. output resolution question

I'm a little confused here - hopefully someone can set me straight. I just encoded Avatar from DVD to m4v using the AppleTV preset and the source and output resolutions were the same, namely 720x480 - and no surprise, it took ~3 hours to complete and the file is > 3GB. But I just threw in another di...
by icfantv
Tue Dec 29, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DVD rip/encode vs. Blu-ray rip/encode (for AppleTV)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

Re: DVD rip/encode vs. Blu-ray rip/encode (for AppleTV)

Do you or anyone else mind elaborating on this any? I assume it's all video related as AppleTV won't support anything higher than Dolby 5.1. Thanks.
by icfantv
Tue Dec 29, 2009 2:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DVD rip/encode vs. Blu-ray rip/encode (for AppleTV)
Replies: 3
Views: 1055

DVD rip/encode vs. Blu-ray rip/encode (for AppleTV)

I've done some digging but can't seem to find a definitive (and updated) answer to this question: Is there a movie quality difference between ripping/encoding a regular DVD movie vs. ripping and encoding a Blu-ray movie if the target platform is AppleTV? I don't care about disk space as I've a 1.5TB...
by icfantv
Mon Dec 28, 2009 5:15 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: DVD is unrecognized as a DVD O.o?
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: DVD is unrecognized as a DVD O.o?

If you have macports (http://www.macports.org) installed, install the port titled "vobcopy" (via the command, from Terminal.app: 'sudo port install vobcopy' - this is how i rip all my dvds unless the disk contains "bad" sectors. macports is free. installing the vobcopy port will also install the nec...
by icfantv
Thu Dec 24, 2009 4:58 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Choppy/jittery picture when encoding Schindler's List
Replies: 0
Views: 549

Choppy/jittery picture when encoding Schindler's List

I've tried this multiple times now over the span of several months with the same results (including different SVN revisions of HB). I've ripped both sides of the Schindler's List disk and combined with DTOX. The .dvdmedia file (actually just a directory containing the VIDEO_TS folder) plays just fin...
by icfantv
Sun Nov 22, 2009 4:00 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB

i can confirm that adding this extra option fixes the pixelization and blocking. thanks guys!

--a
by icfantv
Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:22 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB

OOOOh, thanks! I tried w/ the 08 OCT version of HB on my MP pro and it worked fine, but the same rip on the latest SVN of HB still produced the pixelizations. I'll try again w/ the latest w/ that option. Is there a config file I can edit to make that part of the default for the Applet TV preset? Als...
by icfantv
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB

I wish I'd caught this sooner rather than having to trash 44 ripped movies. Somewhere between 08 NOV and 12 NOV a change was made somewhere that's causing every movie I rip to have really bad blocking and pixelization at spots in movies, meaning at other times the picture is great. It's always the s...
by icfantv
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:45 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Re: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB

UGH! Moving to Mac section....stupid, stupid, stupid...
by icfantv
Sat Nov 21, 2009 11:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB
Replies: 6
Views: 829

Severe blocking/pixelization on Apple TV w/ HB

I wish I'd caught this sooner rather than having to trash 44 ripped movies. Somewhere between 08 NOV and 12 NOV a change was made somewhere that's causing every movie I rip to have really bad blocking and pixelization at spots in movies, meaning at other times the picture is great. It's always the s...
by icfantv
Wed Sep 30, 2009 5:14 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Snow Leopard build issues w/ svn r2852
Replies: 1
Views: 635

Snow Leopard build issues w/ svn r2852

I had some issues with the latest update w.r.t. the libogg version being too low however was able to resolve it by installing the Snow Leopard version of XCode, zapping my build directory, and rerunning configure and make again. I also installed the latest libogg from macports. I don't know if all o...