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by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 15, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Bitrate - Dolby Pro Logic II vs 6-channel AAC
Replies: 3
Views: 1508

Greetings. I'm bumping this thread in the hopes that someone who has good knowledge on this can help us out. AAC 5.1, my goal in converting the AC3 5.1, is a mysterious animal. I too have been backing up my AC3 5.1 tracks in the hopes that the future will provide a reliable converting app so I can l...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 15, 2007 3:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio sync problems
Replies: 17
Views: 11832

leVnikolaïeVitch: I would venture to say that your settings verge rather on the "insane" side at any rate. No, not accusing you of being insane - it's a term used among the experienced encoders when high amounts of B or reference frames are used and the like. You may not need that much to begin with...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Queue has no "Encode" button
Replies: 7
Views: 1141

Long shot, but worth mentioning.

I helped someone with a similar problem here but that was easy. Could it be the case of a resolution adjustment with you too?
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 11:12 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: white screen when playing avi file
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

Hi again, Well, what you're basically asking for is how to get the best quality from your rips (and even though you have the storage, a decent file size would be nice). There is no direct answer for this because it's taste, but I can recommend a few things. And you don't need to buy software either....
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 10:53 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: x264, 2000 VBR, Anamorphic, auto-crop
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

Re: The future

I would hate to start the process all over again in january when I find out that the resulting file was not working correctly! That would certainly suck and be quite the rude awakening. I don't blame your defensive posture. What I would do if I were you is encode a few samples, large and small and ...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 7:07 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: The biggest library
Replies: 19
Views: 6615

For VHS, consider one of the combo VHS/DVD Recorders. I use a Panasonic and get excellent quality H.264 using essentially your formula with the initial VHS->DVD-RW step. Hey Michael. That's almost exactly what I do too. I can connect the VCR into my DVR and it's virtually similar to a VHS/DvD recor...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Quality v. Speed?
Replies: 2
Views: 1275

My opinion is this - if you want to archive and keep video for the future then H.264 at the highest settings is worth the extra time for the extra quality and the compatibility of the future. But if you are encoding something only for a quick view on an iPod or something like that - not for archivin...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:31 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: How to make non-anamorphic >720x*** rips?
Replies: 5
Views: 1303

Re: How to make non-anamorphic >720x*** rips?

No problem with any apps that are worth using. Including the iPod and even Apple TV, QuickTime for anamorphic content that wasn't encoded with HandBrake? But even so, I can relate. MacinJosh, I too had a similar concern about anamorphic and compatibility and archiving like you do. Do I encode in an...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 6:03 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: lack of understanding on my part
Replies: 7
Views: 1273

Am I the only one that finds this post confusing? Do you mean a) that HandBrake doesn't encode the files properly on the Macbook? -OR- b) files that worked on the Macbook Pro don't load into iPod from your Macbook? -OR- c) something I don't understand. If it's a) and you're using the same settings f...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:50 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: white screen when playing avi file
Replies: 4
Views: 1099

I'm a bit confused. What exactly do you want to do? What hardware are you using for playback and what kind of attachment to your TV? Why AVI? The MP4 container is just fine for QuickTime. Now if you were talking about encoding the file to Xvid and playing it through a certified DivX/Xvid player on y...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 13, 2007 5:31 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: x264, 2000 VBR, Anamorphic, auto-crop
Replies: 7
Views: 1553

The real truth is that H.264 wasn't really built for today's machines at all, but for those far ahead. We, as enthusiasts of the codec, are ahead of the masses. I'm sure someone thought of a concept like H.264 20 years ago, but back then it seemed like a dream because it would probably take 6 months...
by PuzZLeR
Fri Oct 12, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Only finding one title
Replies: 3
Views: 1197

Be creative guys. I will explain this again like on other posts. I have a 100% success rate in finding the titles I want on every DvD you can throw at me - commercial, homemade, music videos, tv episodes. The secret is just a few more steps, but this would cut about 50% of the questions on this foru...
by PuzZLeR
Fri Oct 12, 2007 5:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Transfering Handbrake mp4s from Mac to PC
Replies: 2
Views: 702

Re: Transfering Handbrake mp4s from Mac to PC

Are mp4's just like mp3's where i can put the files on a cd or flashdrive and transfer them into my PC itunes? Yes. If these MP4s worked on one platform (Mac or PC), and don't work on the other, it has nothing to do with the video or audio streams. It could be a number of things such as playback ap...
by PuzZLeR
Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:20 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: recorded dvd from tv oftentimes don't convert to mp4
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

Hey Pfurrie, Here's some info if you want to read further. They may not be clear as day, but they do come up in a search. http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1558&highlight= http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=1334&highlight= http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=2503&...
by PuzZLeR
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio sync problems
Replies: 17
Views: 11832

Would FFMPG X be the equivelent of Project X for Windows? Or does HB already incorporate all the features of FFMPG X? Hey Bear Hunter, Not at all. ffmpegX is another encoding tool, much like HandBrake, with different input capabilities. Boy, if I had a Mac I'd love to play with that tool too. But h...
by PuzZLeR
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:28 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: recorded dvd from tv oftentimes don't convert to mp4
Replies: 14
Views: 3212

The Mods are right about people not doing enough searches and I feel like I typed this answer about a half dozen times. Sigh... but here goes... HandBrake seems to have problems with "home brews". I know about that error (that may be harmless) that pops up a million times a minute as well, etc. I to...
by PuzZLeR
Thu Oct 11, 2007 6:00 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 7 hrs to rip a dvd
Replies: 4
Views: 1898

Because you may be using H.264?

Because you may be using H.264 at slow settings with a fast computer?
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:33 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: I get a better quality with a 1-pass encoding...!
Replies: 24
Views: 4113

dynaflash wrote:PuzZler: you always have great analogies :)
Hey Dynaflash,

It's actually a reflex. I used to be a columnist for a publication and had to fabricate content one way or another. Habits stick sometimes... :wink:
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 4:29 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: I get a better quality with a 1-pass encoding...!
Replies: 24
Views: 4113

So make sure CRF is checked in preferences and set the CQ to 65% max right? I can't comment on CQ since I have little experience with it and I'm on Windows so things are a bit different with the HB GUI there. But, as Cavalicious said, CRF is the way to go as is my opinion too. CQ is an older method...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:52 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding ETA over 18 hours? (Vista)
Replies: 4
Views: 2348

The reason your readings are showing a faster ETA at the start is mostly mathematics. Your processor isn't slowing down, it's just that the complex mathematics converge on a more accurate ETA display over a little time when more data is collected. As well, the truth may hurt. Sounds like your "new c...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:35 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: All audio files from Nero folder have disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

I'm with stmiller on this one. No other clue other than the user did something more than just install HandBrake. All I can say at this point is use Restore Point (if he has XP) and if that doesn't work there are several "Un-erase" apps online that are not expensive if he wants to try them. Or, if th...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:07 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Using Handbrake with a dvd made from a Sony dvdirect VRDMC3
Replies: 1
Views: 957

Hi Ktsea, welcome to the forum. Well, I can't give you advice on your potential new Sony machine, and I don't use iMovie or even own a Mac, but I can give you a few "words of wisdom" hopefully. I feed alot of DvD content from a stand-alone DVR into HandBrake. Much of it is home-stuff, TV recordings,...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio sync problems
Replies: 17
Views: 11832

Hi Jbrjake, Well, it could easily be a HandBrake issue... Yes and no depending on how you look at it. HB doesn't always deal well with TV sources, especially HBO TV sources, and Band of Brothers has come up in the past as a problem title for several reasons (chapter structure, title structure, and m...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:47 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio sync problems
Replies: 17
Views: 11832

After many gigabytes of encoded content from HandBrake not one byte is out of sync. I have never, ever had that problem with this wonderful app (thanks Devs!) and I think this is the first post like this on this forum that I've seen. Sometimes when I DO find one clip out of sync, it has NEVER been a...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New Application that Uses Handbrake
Replies: 17
Views: 3973

sounds real sweet....but....
...I have Windoze... :cry: :cry: :cry: