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by Mucx
Sun Jul 10, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice

I used the Apple TV 2 preset as a starting point mainly as it seemed to produce a nice looking picture. I didn't need the dual audio conversion so kept it to one AC3 passthrough only. I cant remember what else I tweaked but I'm sure I fiddled based on reading up about it a few months back. For movie...
by Mucx
Thu Jul 07, 2011 10:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

Re: TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice

Thanks, that is comforting to know your file-size. Wondering now about some of my old DivX encodes from 4 years ago encoded at an average bitrate of 1800kbps versus High Profile H264 at quality 19.
by Mucx
Thu Jul 07, 2011 11:06 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice
Replies: 4
Views: 1506

TV Episodes: Best Encoding Practice

Been a long time user of HandBrake (back when it was a little known app by a crazy french guy!). A few years back, before the constant quality settings and H.264 was speedy enough I encoded a ton of my old DVD's to .avi. Now, for a summer project, and to save space I am pulling my DVD's out of the a...
by Mucx
Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:27 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: I can't get all of the chapters
Replies: 3
Views: 733

Re: I can't get all of the chapters

I'm getting the opposite problem....far too many chapters?
One of the examples was using the default iPod Touch setting and letting HB do its thing on Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (R2 Disc). There should be 36 Chapters total but HB seems to think there are 55?
by Mucx
Fri Feb 29, 2008 3:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: DVD Chapter Hosted Service
Replies: 17
Views: 5446

Re: DVD Chapter Hosted Service

You're still reusing copyrighted cover art without permission. Rodney What are you Mr. Miserable lol?. Look how many sites there are that hold all sorts of cover art. You can pull it off of Amazon easy enough. There are even commercial applications that have that built in. But yes, this is still in...
by Mucx
Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: DVD Chapter Hosted Service
Replies: 17
Views: 5446

Re: DVD Chapter Hosted Service

The issue here is copyright. It is illegal to rip or copy anything from a DVD. (*cough* suck it! *cough) However, perhaps this type of online service could be done if looked at from a different angle...albeit a more labour intensive one. Why not create a database of chapter names and times (includin...
by Mucx
Thu Dec 13, 2007 9:42 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: VOB file into FLV file
Replies: 4
Views: 6080

British colloqualism whereby 'class' meant: 'haha straight to the point, didnt beat around the bush at all'. Although frustration levels do seem to be on the rise, there have been some fantastic (newbie?) bashes in the other forums. That MP4/Animation question the other day got some real heat up. No...
by Mucx
Tue Dec 11, 2007 4:41 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: VOB file into FLV file
Replies: 4
Views: 6080

^^ class answer (seem the frustration level of the admins on the forum has gone up a notch around here again...always fun) Anyway... Why don't you just simply use the Flash Video encoder that comes with the Flash software for such purposes? And, you may have heard the new Flash player 9 now supports...
by Mucx
Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MacTheRipper users ... Please Read This
Replies: 41
Views: 21810

No confidential or well any information is set out with MTR now. You can use 14i safely.
by Mucx
Sun Nov 25, 2007 5:41 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Leopard Issues
Replies: 40
Views: 7428

Probably.

You will need to support Tiger for at least another 10-12 months before going exclusively Leopard only I feel. Otherwise you will be flooded with forum questions asking why the application doesn't work.
by Mucx
Fri Nov 23, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How To: Rip, Encode and Combine Using Fairmount & DTOX
Replies: 112
Views: 737207

MacTalk: Fairmount is used as a way to get around the lengthy process of 'ripping' a disc that a program like MacTheRipper uses. Without getting technical, as the disc plays it is decrypted by Fairmount through VLC (as the Fairmount website states: "...decryption of DVD content on the fly"...
by Mucx
Thu Nov 22, 2007 3:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Streamline dvd to web video steps?
Replies: 2
Views: 695

Why WMV, why not a universal format like a flash player playing .flv files? Also, you understand the legal aspects of this, and I assume you are doing this for and on your personal home videos only and not uploading clips of Harry Potter or The Terminator or something, and if you are then it shouldn...
by Mucx
Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:45 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Helppp: 2nd Disc Burns As 1st Disc. Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 699

Ok, you are using HandBrake on the backup copies you made of the movies? Now, to ask a stupid question, are you sure you labelled and or burned the right discs? I mean, if you play Disc 1 in your DVD player...it is the correct disc? Second thing to consider, are you sure you are selecting the right ...
by Mucx
Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:19 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Quick help for new user
Replies: 2
Views: 924

Re: Quick help for new user

Hey, I just started using mactheripper and handbrake. Mactheripper works fine and so does handbrake but I was wondering how come the mp4 that is created does not have the intro scene where I can choose movie, chapters, extras...etc. Just looking for a quick answer, thank you. Because Handbrake outp...
by Mucx
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: 512x512 icon for Leopard?
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

Mucx, please please please do this. I can't wait to see a great hi-res, re-imagined icon. Thank you! I will get around to this, just busy with lots of design work at the moment. At work and other outside projects. I sort of understand the love for the current icon but in my opinion it needs and upd...
by Mucx
Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:46 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Multiple episodes but recognize only one...Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Err...you know that each episode is probably a separate title on the DVD, right? You're saying the title menu is only populated with one entry? Yeah, that is it exactly. It has happened to me on one or two discs. Tom & Jerry Classic Collection I think?, like I said it is rare but it happens. It...
by Mucx
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MacTheRipper users ... Please Read This
Replies: 41
Views: 21810

Ok well MTR no longer requires that you be conncected to the internet to use it and it no longer phones home and talks to the 'mother ship' anymore. Secondly, the way it works now is that you send your donation details off, they send you the application in a .zip file. You open the .zip, run the app...
by Mucx
Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:25 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Multiple episodes but recognize only one...Why?
Replies: 3
Views: 918

Unfortunately, it is just one of those annoying things. HandBrake now and then does that to me on some of my discs. The only answer I have is to try and use another program like FFmpegX or my second choice of D-Vision. I could be wrong but I have heard whispers that HB will force the chapters to app...
by Mucx
Thu Nov 01, 2007 8:15 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: 512x512 icon for Leopard?
Replies: 20
Views: 4574

sr55 wrote:And no, we won't be re-designing it (before anyone asks.)
One of these days...I am going to do a 1:1 photo-realistic version of the current HB icon rather than the one used at the moment....which I think Titer did with the marker set his mom got him for christmas! [joke].
by Mucx
Wed Oct 31, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MTR Alternative: Fairmount and Dvd2onex
Replies: 26
Views: 9846

Good to know...good to know

I stopped using DTOX when they went to that er, messy looking interface but might sep up and purchase it now.
by Mucx
Wed Oct 31, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MTR Alternative: Fairmount and Dvd2onex
Replies: 26
Views: 9846

The only 'problem' I encountered was just the initial scanning phase HB does on the disc when it is reading the titles...it was very slow on that part. (I had encoded from it not so long ago so I noticed) Everything else was perfct-a-mundo! Is that compared to scanning the previews from an mtr rip ...
by Mucx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MTR Alternative: Fairmount and Dvd2onex
Replies: 26
Views: 9846

Ok gave this a go when I got home on a Futurama DVD I had laying around. Here is how it went... Slid the disc in, launched Fairmount... Fairmount, spent 20 seconds mounting the disc (nice bagel effect)... Disc image replaces DVD Disc on my desktop... Opened HB and pointed it at the VIDEO_TS in disc ...
by Mucx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MacTheRipper users ... Please Read This
Replies: 41
Views: 21810

Going home in t-minus...90minutes (maybe less if I can sneak out?)

I will let you know after that.
by Mucx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 3:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MacTheRipper users ... Please Read This
Replies: 41
Views: 21810

You know by my estimation...very roughly, MTR has made near on $10,000 so far this year. <snip> Pretty impressive for an OpenSource project. I agree with everything you've said here and in the Fairmount thread, but c'mon now.. Let's not sully the good name of Open Source Software by associating it ...
by Mucx
Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: MTR Alternative: Fairmount and Dvd2onex
Replies: 26
Views: 9846

dynaflash you are a star! I am at work at the moment so couldn't check, this saves me a a few hours or so tonight. I was sat here during my break thinking how I could tell, using Fairmount, whether HandBrake was just doing the encoding or if it was encoding and removing the CSS at the same time. So ...