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by Durendal
Thu Jun 29, 2017 4:52 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor

If I recall correctly, they took the progressive 23.976 fps source and baked in some non-standard telecine to 29.97. So most IVTC algorithms can't figure out how to undo it. There may even be some additional step in there making it worse; I forget. Shame, it's a great show. Yeah, I found a writeup ...
by Durendal
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor

Futurama is known to have been mastered extremely poorly in this regard. It's one of the most difficult sources to deal with due to an awful hard telecine. It's certainly not a HandBrake problem; it's the source. Try turning on detelecine. Then add default interlacing detection and EEDI2 decomb pre...
by Durendal
Thu Jun 29, 2017 3:37 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Re: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor

Logs won't help much in this case as it's common to the deinterlacing algorithms regardless of other compression settings. It's plainly visible in the preview window, no full compression needed, doesn't matter what codec, bitrate, quality level, or anything else is used. Any deinterlacing algorithm ...
by Durendal
Wed Jun 28, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor
Replies: 10
Views: 1942

Deinterlacing quality on animation is very, very poor

This is with Handbrake 1.0.7, Mac OS 10.2.3, although I doubt that this is platform-specific. The issue I'm having is with the Futurama DVD sets, particularly earlier seasons. They're definitely interlaced. My understanding is that certain deinterlacing algorithms in Handbrake are supposed to be sel...
by Durendal
Sun May 31, 2015 10:23 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: iPod 5G and resolutions
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

Re: iPod 5G and resolutions

Yep, custom anamorphic at 640x480 works and looks correct on the iPod's screen and a TV. It seems a bit counter-intuitive as it's a widescreen movie and 640x480 is a 4:3 aspect ratio, but I suppose that's how some of the underlying bits handle anamorphic.
by Durendal
Sun May 31, 2015 5:38 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: iPod 5G and resolutions
Replies: 3
Views: 1461

iPod 5G and resolutions

I apologize in advance if this is easily-found here, but I've been digging and haven't turned up anything yet... I've recently decided to breathe some new life into my old iPod 5.5G. I tossed a new battery into it and installed a 256GB SD card kit. Now I'd like to rip my video library to this sucker...
by Durendal
Sat Feb 01, 2014 5:54 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue j

Nope, overnight encode has been locked up for about 5 hours at 99.99% with the nightly build. If I pause it and try to resume, it won't resume. In fact, I can't get anything else to really work. The application is responsive, menus work, but telling it to actually do much of anything gets me nowhere...
by Durendal
Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:46 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Re: Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue j

Trying the nightly build now for an overnight batch. With the intermittent nature, it may take a few days to determine whether the problem is gone or not.

And I may be mistaken, but I think the nightly build is a bit faster than .9.9, too.
by Durendal
Sat Feb 01, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue jobs
Replies: 3
Views: 516

Handbrake .9.9 stalling at 99.9x% after numerous queue jobs

Version: .9.9, x64 Downloaded From: Handbrake.fr Platform: Mac OS 10.8.5 Log: See bottom Other Applications Used: Irrelevant. I've seen it happen on overnight encodes with nothing else running. Reproduceable: Not really. It seems rather random, but I've only seen it on jobs that are several movies i...
by Durendal
Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:29 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Transferring to iPhone, iPod, or iPad
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Transferring to iPhone, iPod, or iPad

What GregiBoy said. Is VLC installed to your Applications folder? Handbrake uses this to get around copy protection without building that capability directly in. Make sure you have the latest version in your Applications folder, and I believe you have to fire it up at least once. He's running Windo...
by Durendal
Wed Apr 25, 2012 6:51 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Transferring to iPhone, iPod, or iPad
Replies: 4
Views: 1263

Re: Transferring to iPhone, iPod, or iPad

What GregiBoy said. Is VLC installed to your Applications folder? Handbrake uses this to get around copy protection without building that capability directly in. Make sure you have the latest version in your Applications folder, and I believe you have to fire it up at least once.
by Durendal
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:29 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Maintaining Quality While Moving Among Devices
Replies: 6
Views: 540

Re: Maintaining Quality While Moving Among Devices

Thanks everyone for the suggestions. I will pursue them. It seems the biggest bottleneck is the DVR, which is a component of the cable box from the cable company. I may not have too many options short of replacement. The cables seem to be the option that is most readily useable for televisions on t...
by Durendal
Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:01 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Maximum iPhone 4S quality
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Maximum iPhone 4S quality

Yeah, I suppose that's the next step. I'll play around with the values on the RF slider and see what I can get. In the meantime, any suggestions on further refinements under the advanced tab or additional arguments for the command line that can boost quality at the expense of encoding time? I don't ...
by Durendal
Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Maximum iPhone 4S quality
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Re: Maximum iPhone 4S quality

I realize that the iPhone can't display 1080p on its own screen, but I have the HDMI adapter and have plans for its use, so I want them at full resolution for display on TVs. Otherwise I'd just halve the dimensions and scale it to the resolution of the iPhone screen. 1080p video isn't really my prob...
by Durendal
Sun Apr 22, 2012 5:30 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Maximum iPhone 4S quality
Replies: 4
Views: 854

Maximum iPhone 4S quality

I recently got an iPhone 4S and I'm loving that I can output 1080p high profile H.264s. I've monkeyed with the presets and have a few BluRay rips crammed down to about 4GB with excellent quality. I'm using every setting I can on the Advanced tab. To give you an idea of how much, it takes about 16 ho...
by Durendal
Fri Jun 11, 2010 9:56 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: iPhone 4
Replies: 36
Views: 28163

iPhone 4

I found this rooting through Apple's site on the new iPhone 4: Video formats supported: H.264 video up to 720p, 30 frames per second, Main Profile level 3.1 with AAC-LC audio up to 160 Kbps, 48kHz, stereo audio in .m4v, .mp4, and .mov file formats; MPEG-4 video, up to 2.5 Mbps, 640 by 480 pixels, 30...
by Durendal
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:40 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake 0.94 and high bitrate iPod encodes
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Re: Handbrake 0.94 and high bitrate iPod encodes

Ah, sorry. I'm using a 5.5G iPod video.
by Durendal
Thu Nov 26, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake 0.94 and high bitrate iPod encodes
Replies: 2
Views: 409

Handbrake 0.94 and high bitrate iPod encodes

I'm just wondering if Handbrake will now natively support high bitrate (over 1.5Mbps) H.264 iPod encodes. It could do it previously, but required additional parameters in the advanced field. If it doesn't yet do that automatically, is there a specific preset available? Also, in the past, I've encode...
by Durendal
Wed Dec 17, 2008 11:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Handbrake and Quicktime files
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Handbrake and Quicktime files

Ritsuka wrote:You can uses x264 in compressor too, there is a quicktime component available: http://www003.upp.so-net.ne.jp/mycometg3/
Got it. It works, but I still don't get anywhere near the same level of control over the format as I do in Handbrake.
by Durendal
Wed Dec 17, 2008 6:34 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Handbrake and Quicktime files
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Handbrake and Quicktime files

I've noticed that Handbrake doesn't seem to mesh with Quicktime formats too well. For instance, I have some 1080 files from Final Cut. I've found Compressor to be far too limited and the quality is mediocre. I'd like to try encoding them with Handbrake, but Handbrake wont open them. I'm guessing tha...
by Durendal
Sun Dec 02, 2007 6:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: New naming defaults, dangit!
Replies: 6
Views: 1243

New naming defaults, dangit!

I've done this several times now, and it's really, really irritating and only makes Handbrake more of a pain. I'll add several tracks from a DVD to a queue, go to bed, get up in the morning, and find only one file. Why? Because Handbrake names EVERY TRACK THE SAME THING, and overwrites each file! Yo...
by Durendal
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: The new iPod Nano, Classic and Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

Well, I'll be darned. Looks like Apple simply didn't document it, but it worked anyway, unless 3.0 is encompassed by the whole baseline LC profile. Is baseline LC just a more broad category encompassing numerous encoding schemes?
by Durendal
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:50 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: The new iPod Nano, Classic and Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

Um, ipods have supported baseline profile level 3.0 for a long time. We have used baseline in level 3.0 for HB since the mediafork release. Last version of of HB to use level 1.3 was HB 0.7.1 as I recall. I thought that it only supported 1.3 at up to 320x240 in the initial release before 640x480 wi...
by Durendal
Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:43 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: The new iPod Nano, Classic and Touch
Replies: 16
Views: 3814

The new iPods don't just have support for 640x480 with the baseline low-complexity profile, though. They have support for the baseline profile up to level 3.0 at 640x480 (and is H.264 on the new iPods still hardlocked at a max 640 width?), which, if I'm not mistaken, yields higher quality at the sam...
by Durendal
Wed Sep 05, 2007 7:19 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13076

I noticed that little-advertised upgrade. Hopefully there's a retroactive upgrade for old iPods. In any case, it should be a simple addition to Handbrake as the LC 3.0 was the original 320x240 spec for iPod video encoding. If this will do widescreen video at greater than 640 width, there will be no ...