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by Bantha
Sat May 29, 2010 3:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ripping TV DVD Shows Only One Giant Title
Replies: 2
Views: 508

Re: Ripping TV DVD Shows Only One Giant Title

I found out a few nights ago that my Rurouni Kenshin DVD collection is like this (except for 1 disc), all the episodes are encoded as 1 big title, and broken apart by chapters, with a few chapters in between each episode that were only a few seconds to a couple of minutes in length. They were either...
by Bantha
Thu May 27, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide
Replies: 127
Views: 122129

Re: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide

Ummmm.... Forgot a step. You didn't mention the part in SubRip under General Options to tick the option "Forced Subtitles Only". Otherwise, there is no point in doing your steps....
by Bantha
Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:10 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Can Handbrake maintain interlacing
Replies: 7
Views: 688

Re: Can Handbrake maintain interlacing

Handbrake uses x264 for it's H264 encoding.
by Bantha
Thu Apr 15, 2010 2:51 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the bette

When you make a movie for "other" devices, you have to be careful about things. Such as the resolution of the playback device and aspect ratio of it. What you create that looks good on the PC or TV may look like crap on something else. Also you have to take into consideration that other mobile devic...
by Bantha
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1091

Re: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the bette

Wanting to know based smaller filesize? If so, first have to know I use Video Quality as CRF 20 using x264. As for the Advanced tab, I change the B-Frames to 6, enable Pyramidal B-Frames, and change Trellis to 0. This provided the max filesize savings while preserving speed and maintaining quality. ...
by Bantha
Tue Apr 06, 2010 11:07 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Encoding Animation AND making it Mac/iTunes friendly
Replies: 4
Views: 1220

Re: Encoding Animation AND making it Mac/iTunes friendly

justincase wrote:Gee this developer is so nasty it makes me not want to use the program at all. No wonder there are so many problems with it.
Hush your mouth. This is the BEST program ever. Great quality, fast, and FREE! Has it's faults, but the PROs by far outweighs and outshines the CONs.
by Bantha
Mon Apr 05, 2010 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

Why disable Detelecine?? NTSC movies almost invariably require it, else you'll likely end up deinterlacing the movie instead! I disabled Detelecine after reading an piece (can't find it now, it's been a while) that stated something to the effect that by leaving it on, could adversly affect movies t...
by Bantha
Mon Apr 05, 2010 3:25 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

The problem I have noticed with the WDTVLive is with movies encoded Same As Source. Due to the VRF, as the movie nears the end, the audio/video sync become more and more off. While watching 17 Again, by the end of the movie, the audio was off about 1/2 a second. Not too bad, but enough for someone ...
by Bantha
Mon Apr 05, 2010 12:42 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRF providing high bit rate
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: CRF providing high bit rate

Rodeo wrote:
Bantha wrote: Not only was there a NOTICABLE difference in picture quality
I assume you mean either "no noticeable difference" or "noticeably better"?
"NOTICABLE difference" as in considerable improvement to picture quality!
by Bantha
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

I create my movies files as MKV. A 2 hour movie is usually 1 GB to 1.2 GB in size with very good Picture Quality. Most 1 hour TV show episodes are about 400-500 MB in size and most 30 minute TV shows are about 250-300 MB. What follows is what I use under normal circumstances. I start off with High P...
by Bantha
Sun Apr 04, 2010 5:33 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

I found something out quite interesting, I think anyways.... I decided to do an overnight experiment *again* to find a good balance between speed and filesize encoding my movies. See which functions actually gave a decent decrease in filesize, and which were just time-hogs and did nothing or very li...
by Bantha
Sun Apr 04, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

The problem I have noticed with the WDTVLive is with movies encoded Same As Source. Due to the VRF, as the movie nears the end, the audio/video sync become more and more off. While watching 17 Again, by the end of the movie, the audio was off about 1/2 a second. Not too bad, but enough for someone s...
by Bantha
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:21 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

For a guy with as many x264 advanced tweaks as you, it's surprising to see you wasting bits so freely. Forget mod16 and take the cropping. I have read somewhere (either on this website's forums or guide) or somewhere else on the internet, that MPEG doesn't like it when you create a video that is no...
by Bantha
Fri Apr 02, 2010 7:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

CHEERS! Cannot wait to try this. Thanks Handbrake team!
by Bantha
Fri Apr 02, 2010 11:03 am
Forum: General
Topic: CRF providing high bit rate
Replies: 17
Views: 1225

Re: CRF providing high bit rate

I used to use ABR 2-pass H.264 for my movies. Then when v0.9.4 came out and Handbrake's homepage had this big spill about Constant Quality (CRF). So I decided to do a test run of it. So I took a movie that was previously done in ABR (1500 kbps (all my movies were done in this w/ 2-pass)) and did it ...
by Bantha
Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:16 am
Forum: General
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 3562

Re: Decent settings for archiving

I create my movies files as MKV. A 2 hour movie is usually 1 GB to 1.2 GB in size with very good Picture Quality. Most 1 hour TV show episodes are about 400-500 MB in size and most 30 minute TV shows are about 250-300 MB. What follows is what I use under normal circumstances. Under the PICTURE tab,...
by Bantha
Sun Mar 28, 2010 4:07 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

You can do 5.1 w/ AAC in Handbrake (called 6 Channel Discrete). But I want to preserve the audio from my DVDs. That's why I don't use MP4 (AVC/AAC). For most my MKVs they are AVC/AC3 or if I want the audio commentaries, AVC/AC3/AC3 etc. And for some, I want to even preserve the DTS audio track. Can'...
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

joethezombie wrote:I'd love to see a timebase=0 option we could add to the advanced string section, to have handbrake not set the timebase and let x264 do it, like default svn3036 and prior functioned. [insert pray imoticon here]
Or even an option added to the OPTIONS to turn on txMuxer compatibility.
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file

Oh, you're right about him doing it for his homevideos. I was thinking along the lines of TV shows from DVDs that I own, like Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, etc....
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

Also curious, has anyone from Handbrake contacted txMuxer to alert them to their "bug"? I know that it isn't your obligation to do so, but just to be nice and give them a heads-up. Thanks!
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file

Oh, I bet you use VOB a lot more than you realize. It's the container for DVD video/audio/sub-titles/etc. ;)
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

mkelley... That is not the issue here. If you read the entire thread of comments, you would have seen that this is because of the way txMuxer determines the fps of the video stream (not the audio stream). And Handbrake in their newest SVN added a legit header to the container pertaining to the video...
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:59 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file
Replies: 11
Views: 792

Re: 1 dvd 24 titles 1 file

mduell, at first I thought you were blowing smoke up his dress, but then I decide to try what you stated about copying the VOBs into one, and I was surprised to say the least that it worked. Video was seen, audio was heard, and the total time of the video was all the videos combined. One thing thoug...
by Bantha
Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:47 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility
Replies: 56
Views: 4770

Re: svn3154 breaks PS3 compatibility

I am one of the people on here that was affected by the fps problem in txMuxer from MKV's encoded by Handbrake 3154. I enjoy watching my movies from a server to my 65" TV via my PS3 via a program called PS3MediaServer. And I prefer to watch my movies using txMuxer because it does not alter the video...
by Bantha
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:14 am
Forum: General
Topic: Utility to extract only CC text and create SRT?
Replies: 5
Views: 892

Re: Utility to extract only CC text and create SRT?

Sorry, I just assumed that Subrip would work because everytime I load a movie in it, it tells me it detected Closed Captions. Sorry. That CCextractor program looks promising though.