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by mtherault
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vertical banding + VBR?
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: Vertical banding + VBR?

Ok doing a little more digging about the vertical banding. I is actually both a decoder, and a codec issue. I'll explain. 720x480p DVD Source encoded with handbrake: Played with VLC= No banding Played with MPC-HC= Banding Played with WMP(win7)= Banding Source encoded with mediacoder: Played with VLC...
by mtherault
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: constant quality for compressed dvd's
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: constant quality for compressed dvd's

Get the original DVDs and encode from those. Can you explain your reasoning for this? Ideally I should rip directly from the original, of course. Have you experimented with rips made from backups and rips made from originals? Could you see major differences in quality? It's more convenient for me t...
by mtherault
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 0.9.4 ac3 audio out of sync in all encodes
Replies: 14
Views: 2884

Re: 0.9.4 ac3 audio out of sync in all encodes

Ok this is another one of my "not optimal" solutions, but in special cases it works. I had an issue like this before. It kept happening, the audio would get to a certain spot and just not sync up. I tried 20 different encode settings, and nothing seemed to work. I did notice however that in the begi...
by mtherault
Thu Jan 21, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: constant quality for compressed dvd's
Replies: 8
Views: 1482

Re: constant quality for compressed dvd's

It should be set lower. You will never recover the quality that DVDshrink took away from compressing them even by setting it higher. For constant quality I never go past 65% from an MPEG2 source (DVDs are MPEG2). You will always lose a certain amount of quality just due to the nature of transcoding ...
by mtherault
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to maintain audio/video sync
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: Unable to maintain audio/video sync

This isn't going to be an optimal solution, but sometimes the odd audio gives you no choice: Get a stream dumping program like tsmuxer. Dump the audio into its own stream. If you don't care about the container use the mkv you have you can just take mkvtoolnix, and mux them back together while desele...
by mtherault
Tue Jan 19, 2010 9:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vertical banding + VBR?
Replies: 19
Views: 2168

Re: Vertical banding + VBR?

I would have to disagree with you. I actually tested this out. I have encoded the same movie two times to see if there would be any changes. I did see skips while encoding if I was gaming while the encode was happening. However, this only happens with my one pass encodes, and not my two pass encodes...
by mtherault
Tue Jan 19, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Best DVD Ripping Program
Replies: 5
Views: 2212

Re: Best DVD Ripping Program

AnyDVD HD Decrypter. Of course if you don't need to rip Blu-Rays, the standard AnyDVD is enough and cheaper. Also, AnyDVD is the best at decrypting, but the built-in ripper is pretty basic. I like CloneDVD, but you can also use other programs such as DVD Decrypter (or any similar program) to perfor...
by mtherault
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: autodetect best output settings
Replies: 3
Views: 691

Re: autodetect best output settings

First off someone will always see a difference. If you look hard enough you can actually see a difference by just transcoding a source. This is because you loose some amount of quality by changing from one source to another. Basically many of the presets are what you are describing. Just not a one-c...
by mtherault
Mon Oct 05, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Suggestion: Encode only audio
Replies: 8
Views: 1928

Re: Suggestion: Encode only audio

If you need a program to extract audio use media coder. http://www.mediacoderhq.com/audio/ I use it for the audio for my encodes. I then take my handbrake video encodes, and mux them back together. It gives me greater flexiblity for my audio.
by mtherault
Fri Aug 14, 2009 5:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 4 core Processor & cudas
Replies: 2
Views: 871

Re: 4 core Processor & cudas

I use a quad core to encode, and it works really well. I actually will also limit the cores in handbrake to be able to do other things while encoding. Like I like to play Left 4 Dead with two of the cores, and encode with the other two. Since the video game only optimzed of two cores this kind of th...