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by musicvid
Fri Jul 13, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Ideal 4k settings for media player
Replies: 5
Views: 160

Re: Ideal 4k settings for media player

That's simply not possible with two vastly different encoders. There is almost no correlation between settings and relative results. If you're going to work in Handbrake, start with an appropriate preset, don't try to imitate FCPX h264, and feel free to share your workflow once your settled in with ...
by musicvid
Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problems scanning my disc
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Problems scanning my disc

Woodstock's other suggestion try try MakeMKV is also a good one!
by musicvid
Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Problems scanning my disc
Replies: 8
Views: 278

Re: Problems scanning my disc

I don't think you have encryption.
You have an error. See if Woodstock's suggestion helps:
viewtopic.php?f=10&t=36722&p=172918&hil ... av#p172918
by musicvid
Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:52 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 1280 vs 720
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: 1280 vs 720

Gotta say, I am fdk-enabled, so take my last thought under advisement.
by musicvid
Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 1280 vs 720
Replies: 6
Views: 520

Re: 1280 vs 720

1280x533 is not HD unless it is encoded on a >=720 pixels high screen aspect. Player screen size doesn't mean jack.
Why are you needing smaller files? Drive space is running $20/TB.
Personally I would leave it alone at 1920x800 (2.4 aspect) and leave out the AC3 audio.
by musicvid
Thu Jun 28, 2018 12:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: File sizes
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: File sizes

For average bitrate,
Bitrate (Mbps) x Time (sec) x .125 = File Size MB)
You must add in the audio stream size and leave room for a little cushion.
by musicvid
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:37 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: convert Mini Dv to MP4
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: convert Mini Dv to MP4

Set your Canon to digital passthrough and capture over FireWire 1394, using Scenealyzer, which can still be found.

That is the best way possible.
by musicvid
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: So Which one is better?
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: So Which one is better?

"Better" just doesn't happen past a certain point we like to call "optimal." Both of your choices may overshoot "optimal" by a significant margin, causing inflated file sizes and/or ridiculous rendering times. There is no instruction book for settings, so your eyes and the collective experience of o...
by musicvid
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Handling Mixed Telecine for Consistent Framerate
Replies: 7
Views: 2154

Re: Handling Mixed Telecine for Consistent Framerate

If you want more than drop/dupe behavior, download Twixtor trial.
by musicvid
Thu Jun 07, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Adudio out of sync
Replies: 10
Views: 3126

Re: Adudio out of sync

Your video is a transport stream, and the most common cause is dropped frames from stream errors. Post your logs. As extreme as your case sounds, even VideoRedo (or Subler for Mac)may not correct it 100%, but it's your best shot.
by musicvid
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is prefarable?
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: What is prefarable?

Of course, how silly of me. It's only a simple pixel count ratio, so please post your bitwise math to enlighten.
;?)
by musicvid
Wed Jun 06, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is prefarable?
Replies: 24
Views: 3778

Re: What is prefarable?

The theoretical bitrate factor is (1280x720) / (1920x1080) = ?
Not real-world, but close.
by musicvid
Fri May 25, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: CPU advice needed for x265 encoding
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Re: CPU advice needed for x265 encoding

I believe the number of cores/threads is important up to a point.
Six is kind of in a sweet spot, and I've seen tests from friends where encoding actually slows down past eight cores.
by musicvid
Sat May 19, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake is unexpectedly slow on Server 2008 R2
Replies: 17
Views: 2760

Re: Handbrake is unexpectedly slow on Server 2008 R2

There's a chance no one else is running your particular configuration, but glad you found a workaround.
by musicvid
Tue May 15, 2018 12:11 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to select 5.1 audio over stereo?
Replies: 3
Views: 564

Re: How to select 5.1 audio over stereo?

Don't encode the stereo stream.
If needed by a non-surround player, the stereo stream should downmix automatically from the 5.1.
by musicvid
Sat May 12, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encode with a constant bit rate
Replies: 2
Views: 1717

Re: Encode with a constant bit rate

You can set bitrate and vbv-maxrate to the same value.
Since your source is with certainty vbr, encoding it to cbr will not make it better, just bigger.
by musicvid
Sat May 12, 2018 3:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: (Updated) Questions about encoding for experienced users
Replies: 5
Views: 1913

Re: Questions about encoding for experienced users

The answer to your questions is simple, but no one will know it until they see your required logs.
by musicvid
Fri May 04, 2018 9:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: AAC quality
Replies: 2
Views: 999

Re: AAC quality

They are there for reference. No meaningful index for vbr audio quality I know of, and AAC is, well, AAC.
by musicvid
Sat Apr 28, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Newbie Youtube Video Question
Replies: 3
Views: 599

Re: Newbie Youtube Video Question

YouTube videos are already over compressed. The only "acceptable" file size reduction would come through reducing frame dimensions, frame rate, or both, but not by reducing bitrate by itself.
by musicvid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio desync with PCM source
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Audio desync with PCM source

Can't escape that logic.
by musicvid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio desync with PCM source
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Audio desync with PCM source

Although Youtube does its own processing, this test offers a fair approximation of what is going on. I treat it as more of an annoyance than a bug. I will elevate it to Github, however.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AhsiQfEfpA0&t=48s
by musicvid
Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: CPU that is not power-hungry?
Replies: 8
Views: 4824

Re: CPU that is not power-hungry?

Install an a/c in the room and a cpu that will dim the lights. A Blu-ray "collection" can quickly become an albatross around your neck if you need to convert the whole library.
by musicvid
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio desync with PCM source
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Audio desync with PCM source

Also verified in 0.9.9 and 0.10.5
by musicvid
Mon Apr 23, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio desync with PCM source
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Re: Audio desync with PCM source

Yes. HandBrake 1.1.0 (2018040700) - 64bit OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 - 64bit CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6850K CPU @ 3.60GHz Ram: 16294 MB, GPU Information: Radeon (TM) RX 480 Graphics - 21.19.407.0 Screen: 1920x1080 Temp Dir: C:\Users\John\AppData\Local\Temp\ Install Dir: C:\Pro...
by musicvid
Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio desync with PCM source
Replies: 9
Views: 967

Audio desync with PCM source

Description of problem or question: A recent round of tests indicates that audio from PCM sources may lead the video stream by >=42 to <=47 milliseconds in the encode. This desync is not apparent with compressed audio sources, including AAC and AC3. Complete discussion at: https://www.vegascreative...