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by adamschoales
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:15 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can't rip blurays with Catalina
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Can't rip blurays with Catalina

Well I installed 1.2.0 which I had archived on my older machine, and lo and behold that solved the issue.
by adamschoales
Tue Apr 28, 2020 6:09 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can't rip blurays with Catalina
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Can't rip blurays with Catalina

I was using version 1.2.0

So perhaps this is the issue?
by adamschoales
Tue Apr 28, 2020 4:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can't rip blurays with Catalina
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Re: Can't rip blurays with Catalina

Any idea why this problem would present itself with Catalina? I've been running it the old way on other machines (none of which have Catalina) in the past and had no issues whatsoever. Is it because of a more recent change with the new OS?

My old MacBook Pro and Mac Pro have no issues whatsoever...
by adamschoales
Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:13 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can't rip blurays with Catalina
Replies: 6
Views: 597

Can't rip blurays with Catalina

Description of problem or question: So I'm about to lose my damn mind. I got a new Mac and started setting it up to rip blu-rays. I went through my usual process from the article here: https://sixcolors.com/post/2015/01/how-i-rip-dvds-and-blu-rays/ No matter what I do however Handbrake refuses to r...
by adamschoales
Wed Jan 15, 2014 4:35 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Constant Quality recommendation for Simpson's series?
Replies: 5
Views: 1518

Re: Constant Quality recommendation for Simpson's series?

I just did the seasons 1 through 13 of the Simpsons with these settings: -f mp4 -X 720 --loose-anamorphic --detelecine --decomb -e x264 -q 22 -a 1 -E faac -6 dpl2 -R 48 -B 160 -D 1.5 -m -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:weightp=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0:subq=6 -v 1 Largest file size was 328MB. Smallest ...
by adamschoales
Thu Sep 09, 2010 4:54 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?

Okay one last question - swear its the last this time... For the cropping I'm a little confused as to what I should go about doing - I take it I can turn anamorphic off since its going to be a square image? Also, what frame size should I be aiming for - 960x720? The image frame jumps around on a lot...
by adamschoales
Sat Aug 28, 2010 5:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Re: Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?

Awesome. Thanks for the tips! One last question - there are 3 (more or less identical) audio tracks: MPEG Audio at 256kbs, a second MPEG Audio at 192kbs and a AC-3 Audio track at 448kbs. Which would be the best one to use as my source audio. I'm guessing AC-3 since it's a higher bitrate but I dont k...
by adamschoales
Fri Aug 27, 2010 8:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?
Replies: 5
Views: 677

Encoding a .ts file into something more useful?

o I recently downloaded a HD broadcast rip of a recent TV broadcast of a concert from Germany. The file itself came in as a .ts file. The file itself will play fine in Movist or VLC or what have you, but it's a bit of a hassle to work with. So I was thinking about perhaps making it into a more mac f...
by adamschoales
Wed Nov 18, 2009 3:59 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best way to rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: Best way to rip

Generally speaking, I'd prefer the ones later in the thread as they've been tuned versus current code - I'd take a look at dynaflash's most recent settings. Thank you! I will do that! So just to be clear we're talking about this post specifically: http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=7547&...
by adamschoales
Wed Nov 18, 2009 12:41 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best way to rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: Best way to rip

With the current developer snapshots and the upcoming 0.9.4 release, the majority of the built in presets utilise constant quality encoding so in theory your encodes should appear very similar regardless of the preset used. Where you'll need to make a decision is in regard to encode speed vs. encod...
by adamschoales
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:31 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV

It all depends on what you (and you friend) are planning on playing these encodes back on... I'd also recommend using the current development snapshot as there were issues with the Film preset in 0.9.3 which caused some bloating in filesize. just downloaded the snapshot from that link and it looks ...
by adamschoales
Sat Nov 14, 2009 11:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best settings for Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Best settings for Concerts

any thoughts? decomb? deinterlace?
by adamschoales
Sat Oct 17, 2009 2:05 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Re: Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV

no thoughts?
by adamschoales
Sun Oct 11, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best settings for Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Best settings for Concerts

one last question: deinterlace vs decomb?
The concert has LOTS of movement so I'm not sure what would be wiser? Decomb (default) or deinterlace (on the slowest setting to ensure best quality).
by adamschoales
Sat Oct 10, 2009 3:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best settings for Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Re: Best settings for Concerts

okay cool. would CBR be better than VBR? Or should I stick to VBR and just turn it down a bit?
by adamschoales
Sat Oct 10, 2009 1:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best settings for Concerts
Replies: 5
Views: 618

Best settings for Concerts

So I just ripped my Madonna concert DVD as universal (my standard go-to preset) and was shocked to see that the filesize was over 3gb. The show is only 2 hours and Vertigo (which clocks in at nearly 2.5 hours) was only 1.3 gb or therebouts. So... what are some of the best settings for a concert? I u...
by adamschoales
Thu Oct 08, 2009 3:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV
Replies: 5
Views: 2443

Film vs Universal -- m4v vs MKV

Hi everyone! So recently I discovered the great app Plex which makes watching all those MKV files I've been downloading a snap! Last night I decided to take Handbrake for a whirl to copy some of these Alfred Hitchcock movies for a friend since we're studying him in class and she's now getting quite ...
by adamschoales
Sun Jul 26, 2009 5:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?

well i did the "non-deinterlace" method last night. everything looked great other than the lines (the field combing) on the video. Not sure if when I converted to a DVD file and burned to DVD if they'd still be present... but I'm doing a second conversion now WITH Deinterlace turned on just to be sa...
by adamschoales
Sun Jul 26, 2009 4:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?

also should have asked:
Quicktime Movie with DV Compression OR DV Stream? also, deinterlace or no?
by adamschoales
Sat Jul 25, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Re: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?

Okay thanks for the suggestion. I had heard lots of good things about streamclip but no one even mentioned WHAT to export as (they all just said "export with mpeg streamclip"). I gotta say that Handbrake does do a PHENOMENAL job though.
by adamschoales
Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:11 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Standards Conversion for final DVD output?
Replies: 5
Views: 886

Standards Conversion for final DVD output?

Okay so this ones going to sound weird but hear me out. I have this concert DVD that's in the PAL format (recorded by a friend over in the UK off a TV broadcast then sent to me). Problem is I can't play a PAL DVD. So I thought perhaps trying to do a framerate conversion with Handbrake. So I chose th...
by adamschoales
Sun Jun 14, 2009 4:34 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Anything for better Xvid encoding from DVD
Replies: 9
Views: 3451

Re: Anything for better Xvid encoding from DVD

Sorry to bump this topic but I too have a similar issue and was just wondering if anyone has found a good solution for making Xvid on the Mac... Personally I have no real qualms about the x264 codec (the filesizes are a bit bigger, but the quality is great) but Xvid is a lot easier for most of my fr...
by adamschoales
Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: "Universal" setting crashes Quicktime
Replies: 4
Views: 635

Re: "Universal" setting crashes Quicktime

Ahhh thats probably it. I'll look into both of those things, and report back. Thanks very much guys.
by adamschoales
Sun Apr 05, 2009 2:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: "Universal" setting crashes Quicktime
Replies: 4
Views: 635

"Universal" setting crashes Quicktime

Hey everyone, so here's a weird problem I've had as of late. I just recently updated to the latest version and did some poking around and found out that people highly recommended the universal setting for apple devices so it would play on everything. Great. However I noticed one small problem - all ...
by adamschoales
Mon Mar 30, 2009 9:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Settings to achive settings similar to iTunes Store?
Replies: 5
Views: 1028

Re: Settings to achive settings similar to iTunes Store?

Okay cool. Thanks for your help!