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by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: No Luck Including Subtitles on the Mac
Replies: 11
Views: 912

Re: No Luck Including Subtitles on the Mac

You can also use a program like subrip (windows program ie: use bootcamp/virtual pc/parallels/vmware to run it, but this is probably pointless, many srt files can just be downloaded)to turn the vobsubs from the dvd into text (srt) which can be included into an mp4 file as an optional subtitle stream...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:50 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake : normal and high profile
Replies: 4
Views: 3227

Re: Handbrake : normal and high profile

Why: Some kind of compatibility issue between high-profile and the ps3 (a guess)
You can search the devices section of the forum for ps3 settings.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: xp pro on 4100 inspiron installation of handbrake
Replies: 2
Views: 98

Re: xp pro on 4100 inspiron installation of handbrake

Assuming your .div files play in VLC, handbrake should be able to convert them. I've had no issues with handbrake on my xp pro system before, xp pro is basically the same as xp home. Cost you again? What does that mean? Handbrake costs no money, as for time or something, you mention no problems whic...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Idiot needs help with Audio
Replies: 1
Views: 261

Re: Idiot needs help with Audio

It all depends on what audio tracks are present in your source, there is no single answer. Use the preview window to help or get a dvd ripping program with a live preview to help you pick (DVD Fab does this, I'm sure others do as well). AC3/5.1 or DTS/5.1 are almost exclusively the main audio track ...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Any tips for dpl2 mixes?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Any tips for dpl2 mixes?

The Dolby Pro-Logic 2 mixdown is capable of limited 'mixup', while a regular stereo source is not. If you plan on never using it with another device, there is little point including an AAC track and AC3 track in your files, an AAC track I suppose can be muxed in at a later date based on the AC3 trac...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Advice on Presets
Replies: 7
Views: 632

Re: Advice on Presets

2x longer? Yes, that's normal 300mb larger? possibly, high-profile does turn on ac3 pass-through, so if you have a really big ac3 audio file, it can really bump up the resulting video size, however that on its own seems unlikely, unless the video you encoded is just perfectly suited to the settings ...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:38 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake : normal and high profile
Replies: 4
Views: 3227

Re: Handbrake : normal and high profile

high profile turns on more whiz-bangs in x264 which make the encoding take longer, but the file sizes are smaller. High profile videos are less compatible with some portable devices (especially old ones) and low-powered computers/players. Constant quality does what it says ... it keeps the same qual...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: General
Topic: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 604

Re: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices

iTunes video playback is basically quicktime with a media library.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Know whether movie has subtitles before encoding?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Know whether movie has subtitles before encoding?

Uhhh ..... handbrake 0.9.4 supports softsubs in mp4 containers (srt files), those aren't burned in. Good players (VLC) and even quicktime work with them.
You're taking vobsubs I assume? well, those aren't the only kind of subtitle out there.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:21 am
Forum: General
Topic: Audio downsampling...
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Audio downsampling...

No, automatic means different things depending on the context of how it is being used. If source is automatic, it picks the primary audio track. If mixdown is automatic, it picks the best mixdown setting for the source.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Raw MPEG-2 copy
Replies: 3
Views: 432

Re: Raw MPEG-2 copy

lots of virtual machine software available for the linux (some even free, both freedom and beer), as well as wine.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Srt Char Code?
Replies: 1
Views: 2423

Re: Srt Char Code?

Srt char code is for telling handbrake what character encoding format the subtitle file (srt) contains the subtitles in. It's probably UTF-16 (aka: UCS-2 Little Endian). I don't know a way of checking what it is encoded in on a mac, maybe opening textedit or something, right clicking on the file and...
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:12 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: convert to play on DVD players
Replies: 4
Views: 1126

Re: convert to play on DVD players

standalone dvd player accepts dvd files (video_ts)
fancier ones might accept mpeg2 (.mpg extension), mpeg1 (looks like crap), divx (.avi, usually more expensive), cda (cd audio, aka: wav files), vcd, svcd and jpeg.
by ascianti
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: hb fails on encoding at the very start.
Replies: 2
Views: 216

Re: hb fails on encoding at the very start.

Looks like you are trying to rip a copy-protected video.

Handbrake for windows can't do that. You need a program like AnyDVD, DVDFab, etc. to decrypt the dvd first.
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 10:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Audio downsampling...
Replies: 3
Views: 396

Re: Audio downsampling...

Activity log: http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=2741 You highlight (edit->select all), copy(edit->copy), then paste(edit->paste). If you leave it on automatic, it takes the first (or primary) track from the DVD/video input. Mixdown means take a 5.1 audio source and turn it into something...
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:55 pm
Forum: General
Topic: 3x Handbrake performance boost
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: 3x Handbrake performance boost

Activity log and someone might be able to tell you why your speed boost remained after you went back to 0.9.4
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 9:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings
Replies: 20
Views: 3463

Re: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings

Strict encodes the video in the exact resolution as the input source, and does not "pad" it with extra data to make it divisible by 16 (and therefore faster to encode). If this does not matter to you, leave it on loose (the default setting for high profile). You can't throttle the cpu usage that I'm...
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large difference in size for encoded movies
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Large difference in size for encoded movies

Fantasia isn't exactly a simple cartoon or cheaply produced anime. I'd go with weak and see if it gives the result you are looking for, if not bump it up to medium.

I'm not a fan of noise, however I dislike blocking more.
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:28 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoded Movie won't play back with MPC-HC, WILL with VLC
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Re: Encoded Movie won't play back with MPC-HC, WILL with VLC

I had noticed that, it has accents in it, subrip saved it in unicode instead of ansi, and when it says unicode, it really means UTF-16.

It kind-of works sometimes.

Thanks.
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 6:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoded Movie won't play back with MPC-HC, WILL with VLC
Replies: 2
Views: 234

Encoded Movie won't play back with MPC-HC, WILL with VLC

I encoded LOTR: Two Towers, it won't play back with MPC (it opens, vobsub, fddshow tray icons, haali media splitter all show up in my system tray, mpc shows a black screen, and the timer does not advance. No sound, but CPU usage indicates it's doing something). It plays fine with VLC and Quicktime. ...
by ascianti
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:36 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large difference in size for encoded movies
Replies: 7
Views: 448

Re: Large difference in size for encoded movies

Because there may be noise from the original source which was not cleaned up when they made the DVD transfer of it.

Noise is *hard* to encode.
by ascianti
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:08 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Converting to play on desktop DVD players
Replies: 4
Views: 543

Re: Converting to play on desktop DVD players

The only reason to make all your DVDs XVID to play on a standalone DVD player is to put multiple movies onto a single disc. If you want a backup, just rip your discs, shrink them with DVD Rebuilder (freeware), and burn them to DVD-R. Or shell out the dough for the real 1:1 backup solution of DVD+R D...
by ascianti
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:00 pm
Forum: Devices
Topic: dvd to PS3 settings
Replies: 12
Views: 5773

Re: dvd to PS3 settings

There is a tick-box in the preferences of the GUI (windows gui at least) that says "rename mp4 files to m4v for itunes/ipod compatibility".

Untick that.
by ascianti
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ripped, but replay is garbled/pixelated
Replies: 10
Views: 1501

Re: Ripped, but replay is garbled/pixelated

It took only the first of the episodes because each episode is listed as a separate "title"
So you need to encode each "title" on its own (the queue is useful for this).
by ascianti
Wed Jan 06, 2010 10:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: handbrake doesn't encode dvd rips
Replies: 4
Views: 624

Re: handbrake doesn't encode dvd rips

@Kallyfudge Your problem is different. Start a new topic. Having said that, because I'm feeling nice today.... You are writing to the C drive using Vista. This won't work. MP4ERROR: MP4Open: failed ERROR: muxmp4.c: MP4Create failed! Are you running Handbrake as an administrator (even if your usernam...