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by Chris_BBR
Tue Feb 15, 2011 6:45 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

Well done -- good to know for the future.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

Try pointing HandBrakeCLI directly at the actual recording file (.mpg, .mp4, etc.) that lives inside the .eyetv package. If that doesn't work, export the recording from EyeTV as 'MPEG Program Stream' (this should just dump out the raw recording immediately rather than take time doing any transcoding...
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 10, 2011 3:10 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

EYETV files, HandBrake & script all in same folder. But that's not the folder that AppleScript itself runs from, and therefore calls 'do shell script' from. As a result, you'll have to either add your working folder to PATH as Rodeo suggests, or pass the full POSIX '/path/to/HandBrakeCLI' to 'do sh...
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:29 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

Rodeo wrote:And is that folder in your PATH? Try specifying the full path to HandBrakeCLI.
That was going to be my next question! Step by step... :D

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 10, 2011 2:11 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

Does "HandBrakeCLI -i '60 Minutes.eyetv' -o '60 Minutes.mp4' --preset='AppleTV'" work if you run it directly from the command line?

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 10, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: AppleScript Help Needed
Replies: 16
Views: 1474

Re: AppleScript Help Needed

What exactly are the error messages you're seeing from (a) HandBrakeCLI and (b) AppleScript?

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:27 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Substitute
Replies: 9
Views: 1538

Re: AppleTV Substitute

My current workflow is EyeTV->HB->ATV1 (40GB). We generally 'tape' more than we consume, so over the past few years we've accumulated some 900 hours backlog. (That's okay -- that much disk storage is more aesthetically pleasing to look at than the equivalent piles of physical media!) And the 40GB AT...
by Chris_BBR
Mon Nov 01, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Protected MPEG-4 movie
Replies: 13
Views: 1637

Re: Protected MPEG-4 movie

by Chris_BBR
Sun Aug 15, 2010 7:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Youtube will not accept H.264 from handbreak
Replies: 20
Views: 1880

Re: Youtube will not accept H.264 from handbreak

MATX wrote:Well, I've fixed my own problem once AGAIN!
Just turn the b frames off (put "0")
I don't see any use for technical support here if you want a faster ANSWER!! :evil:
You guys move like turtles
What exactly is your problem here? TedJ already told you to check the b-frames.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Tue May 04, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can i change the Thumbnail of a movie in Itunes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1606

Re: Can i change the Thumbnail of a movie in Itunes?

You can edit multiple items at once in iTunes. You can change the artwork for all the episodes in one stroke :) (assuming you want them all to have the same picture.) Some TV series have the same title card for every episode, so doing a "Get Info" on multiple tracks at once, as you suggest, is inde...
by Chris_BBR
Sun Apr 11, 2010 1:08 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Burnable Image
Replies: 4
Views: 480

Re: Burnable Image

kendellrt wrote:I really want to backup my DVDs so I don't have to keep repurchasing them when my kids scratch them beyond repair.
Try this recent hint over on MacOSXHints.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Fri Mar 19, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Help with automating sound sync correction?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Help with automating sound sync correction?

Works like a dream. Thanks, mduell - on the money as ever!

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:32 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Help with automating sound sync correction?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Help with automating sound sync correction?

Right, I'm with you now! Thanks, I'll give that a try.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Sun Mar 14, 2010 5:26 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Help with automating sound sync correction?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Re: Help with automating sound sync correction?

Thanks for the suggestion. mkvmerge does indeed do exactly what I want but, as its name implies, appears only to output to mkv when the stated objective is to retain the mp4 container for Apple TV. From comments elsewhere in these forums I understood Subler fell into the category 'decent muxing tool...
by Chris_BBR
Sun Mar 14, 2010 9:58 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Help with automating sound sync correction?
Replies: 5
Views: 991

Help with automating sound sync correction?

I have a DVD (BBC comedy series from the 1990s called The High Life) that was poorly mastered with the sound half a second out of sync with the video. I'm on a Mac, and target playback device is Apple TV. Post-HandBrake (CLI, latest snapshot, default ATV preset), I can manually fix each mp4 with Qui...
by Chris_BBR
Wed Feb 24, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4
Replies: 148
Views: 77927

Re: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4

Rodeo, thanks for your input in both threads.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Wed Feb 24, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4
Replies: 148
Views: 77927

Re: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4

In addition to adding the 'weightp=0' and vbv x264 settings discussed above, should CLI users on OS X also now be changing their -E options from faac to ca_aac for best ATV results, given what's just been confirmed in this thread?

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:27 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [Patch] [MacGUI] Make Core Audio the default AAC encoder
Replies: 4
Views: 1438

Re: [Patch] [MacGUI] Make Core Audio the default AAC encoder

Will this new default also be reflected in the CLI presets under OS X, or will we have to manually opt for '-E ca_aac' ?

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Tue Feb 23, 2010 12:00 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: album covers not showing in Apple TV UI
Replies: 4
Views: 910

Re: album covers not showing in Apple TV UI

I had this problem too. For me it was something really simple. Basically my ATV was trying to sync before I could do a command I and put the cover art, name, date, etc that I wanted to put in. So make sure your ATV doesn't sync until you have done everything in itunes that you were planning to do. ...
by Chris_BBR
Sun Feb 21, 2010 8:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Performing basic split/merge editing
Replies: 12
Views: 5660

Re: Performing basic split/merge editing

In OS 10.5 use QuickTime Player 7 Pro, or for OS 10.6 QuickTime Player 7 (that's the optional install that lives in Utilities, not the default QuickTime Player X that lives in Applications), then save to .mov without having to re-encode the original content (see QTP Help->Editing and Authoring). Che...
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Stream Copy of Video Part?
Replies: 4
Views: 542

Re: Stream Copy of Video Part?

1. Create the new audio track with HB as you describe. 2. In OS 10.5 use QuickTime Player 7 Pro, or for OS 10.6 QuickTime Player 7 (that's the optional install that lives in Utilities, not the default QuickTime Player X that lives in Applications), to add the new audio track to your existing file. 3...
by Chris_BBR
Tue Feb 16, 2010 10:51 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Automate Avi to MP4/M4V
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Automate Avi to MP4/M4V

Or have your current script check that the files have finished copying into your target folder before you send them to HB.

Cheers, Chris
by Chris_BBR
Tue Feb 16, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Automate Avi to MP4/M4V
Replies: 3
Views: 815

Re: Automate Avi to MP4/M4V

Your AppleScript looks okay to me, and the fact that your first file processes correctly makes me wonder if the delay in copying across the network is causing a folder action or AppleScript timeout on the subsequent files. To check, try repackaging your script as a droplet, and drag'n'drop your file...
by Chris_BBR
Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:20 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to setup for best audio only?
Replies: 4
Views: 880

Re: How to setup for best audio only?

iTunes can extract audio directly from the .mp4 file, so you can skip the "Extract Movie Sountrack" stage. In iTunes, hold down the alt/option key and select menu Advanced->Convert to AAC, then navigate to the .mp4 file. iTunes will then import the .mp4's sound track using your default CD import set...
by Chris_BBR
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:35 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Handbrake 0.9.4 Netbook resolution patched
Replies: 9
Views: 2295

Re: Handbrake 0.9.4 Netbook resolution patched

Or perhaps OP needs to convince Significant Other of their need for a new computer? "Oh dear darling, this netbook has melted..."

Cheers, Chris