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by sdm
Fri Jul 08, 2011 4:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: how to edit x264 mp4 video
Replies: 2
Views: 527

Re: how to edit x264 mp4 video

Mpeg streamclip will work too - also lossless if cut at an I frame.
by sdm
Thu Jan 07, 2010 3:21 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: apple tv not filling screen
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: apple tv not filling screen

why would you want to do this? Because 720x576 can equally be 4:3 or 16:9. Sometimes the movie doesn't carry information as to which aspect ratio should be used (e.g. my old Sky satellite box outputs both indiscriminately) and one has to adjust the aspect ratio from the TV remote, as nicpec found. ...
by sdm
Wed Jan 06, 2010 11:01 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: apple tv not filling screen
Replies: 8
Views: 1402

Re: apple tv not filling screen

why would you want to do this?
If the video was intended to be 4:3, stretching it to 16:9 will distort the image.
Black bars are better than fat heads...

--sdm.
by sdm
Thu Feb 05, 2009 11:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic question
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Anamorphic question

With the current release and an NTSC source, Handbrake actually does the opposite. Anamorphic on will scale 4:3 material to 640x, so for 4:3 letterboxed material I'd switch anamorphic off. well with anamorphic on, 4:3 ntsc content with storage size 720x480 will be displayed at 640x480 (and for OP, ...
by sdm
Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic question
Replies: 13
Views: 1802

Re: Anamorphic question

If you turn anamorphic off, your width will be scaled to 640 (-crop). Handbrake won't let you put it back to 720. Why? I suppose because to keep correct aspect the height would need to be artificially up-scaled to match, and thats not cool in the Handbrake philosophy. So, personally, I'd leave anamo...
by sdm
Tue Jan 20, 2009 3:54 am
Forum: Development
Topic: EEDI2 Port
Replies: 26
Views: 4523

Re: EEDI2 Port

Okay I have a shiny new patched svn! The the picture setting is something I'm definitely curious to experiment with. In the past, (Dynaflash?) created a preference (at my request I believe) where you could enter the decomb parameters when using the GUI. I can't see such a preference any longer, nor ...
by sdm
Sun Jan 18, 2009 8:28 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: EEDI2 Port
Replies: 26
Views: 4523

Re: EEDI2 Port

seems like this patch is no longer available?

I finally have some time to give it a try.
jbrjake, can you make it available again?

thanks
--sdm.
by sdm
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problems Converting Blu-Ray to Apple TV
Replies: 38
Views: 4941

Re: Problems Converting Blu-Ray to Apple TV

ragboy wrote:
2. I scanned through Tropic Thunder (QT says it has a 3775kbps bitrate) and it also seemed great, but I didn't watch the whole thing.
Your lucky :lol:
by sdm
Sun Jan 18, 2009 3:03 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Optimal settings for Archos 5
Replies: 11
Views: 5991

Re: Optimal settings for Archos 5

Maybe I should be asking Archos to support VFR. I asked Archos support for this six or seven months ago. They replied that they would look into it, but so far ... nothing. Too bad I didn't see this thread until today, I went through all this a long time ago and came up with the same conclusion that...
by sdm
Wed Dec 10, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: EEDI2 Port
Replies: 26
Views: 4523

Re: EEDI2 Port

jbrjake - man I thank you! I can't wait to try on some animated sources I have.

not a developer - so forgive the post.

--sdm.
by sdm
Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Start/Stop Time
Replies: 3
Views: 457

Re: Start/Stop Time

you could edit Handbrake's output using Mpeg Streamclilp.
--sdm.
by sdm
Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [Resolved] [SVN 1797] Converted DV Video half green
Replies: 11
Views: 1593

Re: [SVN 1797] Converted DV Video half green

cvk_b wrote: Many, many people will be thrilled.
including me! Thanks Van.

--sdm.
by sdm
Sat Sep 20, 2008 2:22 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Newbie DVD to AVI
Replies: 8
Views: 1299

Re: Newbie DVD to AVI

I have an Archos 705 WiFi It was a couple months back that I did my experimentation (so I can't remember all the details) It can play video in mp4 container with xvid, generic mpeg4 video and x264 video if you install the podcast plugin. However HB's variable framerate really throws it for a loop if...
by sdm
Thu Jul 10, 2008 5:03 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?

This is actually a result of a bug report you filed, about missing frames in the Sopranos. Frames were missing/duped because the synchronization code forced frame durations to have a constant length. When this diverged enough from the audio, frames would be copied or discarded to bring the timecode...
by sdm
Wed Jul 09, 2008 2:35 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?

Does 0.9.2 let you skip ahead if you use VFR? It appears the answer is NO, I encoded the same title with HB 0.9.2, iPod Hi-Rez + VFR (and detelecine). The resulting video plays smoothly on the Archos , but gives the same error if I try to fast forward. The menu preview also doesn't work. In my HB s...
by sdm
Tue Jul 08, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?
Replies: 7
Views: 2561

Re: SVN1477 (and 1457): Changes to H264 options/header info?

I realise HB developers don't support the subversions, but users are allowed to post feedback on snapshots. I've run into the same issue with the Archos 705, and I am providing activity logs for reference. Here I encoded 2 chapters of a TV title (with a mix of hard-telecined and soft-telecined conte...
by sdm
Sun Jul 06, 2008 1:56 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: H264 Baseline?
Replies: 2
Views: 1426

Re: H264 Baseline?

I just bought the Archos 705 and am have found the same issue. This is using HB svn 1495. So far in my experimentation, these advanced options play, but no fast forward: level=30:bframes=0:ref=1:analyse=all:me=umh:subq=6:no-fast-pskip=1:merange=16 anamorphic is off, and detelecine+vfr+decomb are on....
by sdm
Mon Jun 16, 2008 1:46 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Adjust picture colour before encoding
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Re: Adjust picture colour before encoding

okay, thanks for considering it. even then I'd only hook it up in the CLI. I do think if any feature ever needed a graphical interface, this is it. Adjustments like this need to be seen (and in more than one frame), because for the most part, they need to be done by eye, not calculated values. Until...
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 10:09 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Enter Picture Dimensions via keyboard in the GUI
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Enter Picture Dimensions via keyboard in the GUI

okay, I opened the .plist file using PlistEdit Pro. I see I can change the presets to anything I want like you say. I don't want to edit presets. I want to manually enter picture size and crop in the picture settings dialog, on a source by source basis. For cropping anyways, it doesn't make sense to...
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:31 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Half-height picture by dropping a field
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Half-height picture by dropping a field

I thought I could prove you wrong John and Rodney...

Instead, proved myself wrong:
Image
Top is supposed to be my original,
Middle is after dropping a field,
Bottom is after horizontal scale.

Forgive me.
-sdm.
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Enter Picture Dimensions via keyboard in the GUI
Replies: 6
Views: 1036

Re: Enter Picture Dimensions via keyboard in the GUI

Cavalicious wrote:you can always edit the .plist file.
Okay, I'll look into that - unless you want to expand?
--sdm.
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Half-height picture by dropping a field
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Half-height picture by dropping a field

It's extraordinarily wasteful in terms of available spatial resolution in frames with low motion
Yes, I guess thats true, especially if the thrown away lines contain important detail (albeit from a different time). This is a bad idea.

--sdm.
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:38 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Half-height picture by dropping a field
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Re: Half-height picture by dropping a field

Thanks Rodney. You also have the nasty 'stairstep' effect on straight lines I just want to clarify something if I wasn't clear - I want the resulting image to be 1/2 the vertical resolution, and 1/2 the horizontal resolution. So the picture is 1/4 the original size (in area). The way I picture it, t...
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:56 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Half-height picture by dropping a field
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

Half-height picture by dropping a field

As long as we're asking for ponies ... I'd like to be able to take a 1920x1080 source, drop half the vertical resolution to become 1920x540 by dropping even or odd lines, then scale the image to 960x540. I believe this would remove any need for de-interlacing, and leave a comb-free frame. My only co...
by sdm
Sun Jun 15, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Adjust picture colour before encoding
Replies: 3
Views: 837

Adjust picture colour before encoding

This is very likely difficult to implement within HB's current preview model but... I'd like to be able to colour-correct the picture's colour before encoding. A hue/saturation/brightness + gamma filter would do it for me. This would be helpful to remove colour casts and pump up colour from poor sou...