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by mduell
Wed Apr 21, 2021 4:10 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: HandBrake taking 76 hours to encode REMUX to x265
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: HandBrake taking 76 hours to encode REMUX to x265

However, I'm slightly concerned that the file size produced is 4.8 GB from 19 GB. I mean, I'm happy it's much smaller, but I didn't expect it to shrink so much, so concerned about quality loss during the process. I use the default H.264 HQ 1080p30 preset. Audio is AC-3 5.1 passthrough. The video bi...
by mduell
Tue Apr 20, 2021 6:13 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Any Other Alternative to Handbrake ?
Replies: 2
Views: 66

Re: Any Other Alternative to Handbrake ?

If you only need to change the container and not the streams (other than dropping some), HB is the wrong tool for you.

Use any muxer for that, like mp4box, subler, ffmpeg, etc. Much faster and no loss in quality.
by mduell
Tue Apr 20, 2021 4:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: processor core count
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: processor core count

It still depends on your source and settings. They may potentially all be used, or may have some relatively idle.
by mduell
Mon Apr 19, 2021 4:20 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: HandBrake taking 76 hours to encode REMUX to x265
Replies: 14
Views: 203

Re: HandBrake taking 76 hours to encode REMUX to x265

Don't bother with x265 for high quality HD encodes; x264 is way faster.

x265 shines at large frame sizes (4K+) or very low bitrates (low to medium quality); otherwise you don't get much for the speed hit.
by mduell
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:29 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Settings for Google Stabiliser
Replies: 5
Views: 75

Re: Settings for Google Stabiliser

If you're doing an encode for later editing, I'd suggest one of the Production presets.
by mduell
Sun Apr 18, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: processor core count
Replies: 13
Views: 171

Re: processor core count

It attempts to use them all by default. It may or may not be particularly effective doing so depending on your settings.
by mduell
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:45 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: HandbrakeCLI on Ubuntu with Python Errors
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: HandbrakeCLI on Ubuntu with Python Errors

Double check where you have HB installed.
by mduell
Sat Apr 17, 2021 9:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Efficient way to create variant playlists from mp4 for HLS
Replies: 1
Views: 74

Re: Efficient way to create variant playlists from mp4 for HLS

HB isn't really the tool for HLS. ffmpeg can be scripted to do it pretty easily.

https://docs.peer5.com/guides/production-ready-hls-vod/
by mduell
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:21 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 60fps H265 video stuttering on Roku Streaming Stick+
Replies: 16
Views: 120

Re: 60fps H265 video stuttering on Roku Streaming Stick+

Figure out if it's a transfer problem or a decode problem.

Try lowering the bitrate peaks using vbv.

Try using the fastdecode preset.
by mduell
Wed Apr 14, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: compress with iframes only
Replies: 3
Views: 118

Re: compress with iframes only

The Production Proxy 1080p preset is intra-only. You can increase the resolution and save your own preset if you need higher resolution.
by mduell
Tue Apr 13, 2021 5:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Mad Men Season One Post-Processing - Is it Worth the CPU Cycles?
Replies: 1
Views: 88

Re: Mad Men Season One Post-Processing - Is it Worth the CPU Cycles?

Absent an authoring error, which I don't think is the case here, the grain and/or softness is the intent of the creator. I'd drop the filtering, tune grain, and just eat the larger file size output to preserve what it's supposed to look like. OTOH if you want the grain gone, try hq3dn instead of nlm...
by mduell
Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:29 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Handbrake doesn't remember the source folder after today's packages update
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Handbrake doesn't remember the source folder after today's packages update

is listed as a "known broken" distribution. :lol: :lol: :lol: It's broken only to incompetent users who don't know how to install and/or use it. Arch is idiot proof but it's not idiot friendly and that's most probably the reason it has been listed as a "known broken distribution"...
by mduell
Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio

How about this video you already posted the log for?
by mduell
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio

How many frames do you think your input is?
by mduell
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Fails on UHD (av1) files
Replies: 7
Views: 264

Re: Fails on UHD (av1) files

You can choose any preset with a 4K or higher resolution target, a preset with no resolution target, or adjust the resolution target and save your own preset.
by mduell
Mon Apr 05, 2021 12:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Help for old TV Series DVDs
Replies: 10
Views: 325

Re: Help for old TV Series DVDs

Yes you can.
by mduell
Mon Apr 05, 2021 1:43 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio

The source file you're providing to HB.
by mduell
Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:57 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio
Replies: 10
Views: 217

Re: Mystery black frames when encoding files with audio

How many frames do you think your input is?
by mduell
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: How do I compile handbrake so it supports VCE encoding?
Replies: 1
Views: 91

Re: How do I compile handbrake so it supports VCE encoding?

--enable-vce in your ./configure
by mduell
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Use Handbreak to copy DVD from specific time
Replies: 1
Views: 106

Re: Use Handbreak to copy DVD from specific time

HB's ability to start an encode at a specific time depends on HB's ability to get to that point in the video.

You'll need to use something intended for DVD ripping to get a clean copy, or a copy with the error portion removed.
by mduell
Sat Apr 03, 2021 8:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Could not encode; Want to divide into chapters
Replies: 1
Views: 96

Re: Could not encode; Want to divide into chapters

HB isn't for ripping disks; use MakeMKV instead.
by mduell
Thu Apr 01, 2021 9:32 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best settings for compressing AVI files from 720x480 Camcorder
Replies: 22
Views: 901

Re: Best settings for compressing AVI files from 720x480 Camcorder

If you're going to edit later, keep the originals or make an editing-friendly (which will probably not be much smaller) encode with the Production presets. For lossless merging you can use ffmpeg or mkvmerge or probably one of the mp4 muxers for your platform. You can do this with the M2TS files or ...
by mduell
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:15 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Difference between HB and Quicktime export conversion
Replies: 2
Views: 150

Re: Difference between HB and Quicktime export conversion

HandBrake is highly configurable to provide a wide variety of speed, size, and quality tradeoffs; so any difference in speed is trivial to address.

For editing, the Production presets in HB would be a good starting point.
by mduell
Fri Mar 26, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Error with hardware encooding: No NVENC capable devices found
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Error with hardware encooding: No NVENC capable devices found

H.264 has a maximum frame size of 139,264 macroblocks (16x16). 5400x2700 is 223,446 macroblocks, so that won't work.
H.265 has a maximum frame size of 35,651,584 pixels (well, luma samples, but same here with HB), which 5400x2700 fits in.

Either of those options are H.265 encoders.
by mduell
Thu Mar 25, 2021 3:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Converts only 5 seconds of a 17 second Security camera DAV clip
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: Converts only 5 seconds of a 17 second Security camera DAV clip

HB thought it had reached the end of the video stream. Video security systems are notorious for malformed output.

Also the source container says it's only 3.7 seconds of video:

Code: Select all

Duration: 00:00:03.71, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 2550 kb/s