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by Tree Dude
Sat Aug 09, 2014 4:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: handbrake encoding quality
Replies: 3
Views: 1446

Re: handbrake encoding quality

I always noticed the quality loss with DVDShrink on movies that were large enough to fill a dual layer DVD. Keep in mind DVDShink doesn't always compress if the movie can already fit on a single layer DVD. I use this for my DVDs: RF: 20 (I like a little more compression, 19 would be better for quali...
by Tree Dude
Mon Oct 21, 2013 1:12 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [svn5838]Crash on opening a file
Replies: 1
Views: 288

[svn5838]Crash on opening a file

Been a while since I have used HB. The official release works fine, but lacks the advanced options I like. The latest svn crashes as soon as I add a file or folder. The folder was created with DVDFab and the file was an MKV from MakeMKV.

Any ideas? Currently running Windows 8.
by Tree Dude
Fri Sep 14, 2012 3:02 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: What are the best audio settings for surround sound
Replies: 2
Views: 860

Re: What are the best audio settings for surround sound

What is your source and current conversion settings?
by Tree Dude
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Mkv settings to keep video+audio as close or same as source?
Replies: 7
Views: 1123

Re: Mkv settings to keep video+audio as close or same as sou

If you have a Mac then try MP4Tools.

I unfortunately don't know of a Windows based program other than the one you listed.
by Tree Dude
Mon Aug 13, 2012 5:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HELP! How to convert without quality loss for Apple TV
Replies: 10
Views: 1606

Re: HELP! How to convert without quality loss for Apple TV

I'll let more knowledgeable folks chime on why you're getting freezes. But to answer your main question, keep it simple and just select the Apple TV3 preset on the latest Handbrake build. iTunes won't import .mkv's, nor will ATV 3 play them, so the default format is mp4 (.m4v file). I'm not 100% su...
by Tree Dude
Mon Aug 13, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: BluRay, Ripping, and bears... oh my
Replies: 38
Views: 3807

Re: BluRay, Ripping, and bears... oh my

Season 1 of BSG is 1080P VC-1, where as Season 2 is AVC MPEG-4. That is probably what is tripping up Freemake (I have never used Freemake before). HB should have no issue with either though. Lots of things can cause stuttering. You PC could even be choking on a high bitrate. Need some more info (set...
by Tree Dude
Mon Aug 13, 2012 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: VC-1 Interlaced Video - Lesser of all evils
Replies: 4
Views: 681

Re: VC-1 Interlaced Video - Lesser of all evils

Why use RipBot at all? You can point HB at the AnyDVD rip and pick your title from there. You are encoding twice for no reason.

Also skip the decomb and detelecine for a BR source. If HB has trouble deinterlacing then turn the deinterlace setting to fast and try it again.
by Tree Dude
Sun Aug 12, 2012 10:55 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Crashing on some MKVs made from BRs
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Re: Crashing on some MKVs made from BRs

I use MakeMKV to do my backups. I like it the best since it only grabs the video and puts into an easily playable file if I don't feel like re-encoding right away. Much easier for the wife to deal with than an ISO or folder style backup. At any rate a remux fixed it. The files played fine before the...
by Tree Dude
Sat Aug 11, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Crashing on some MKVs made from BRs
Replies: 2
Views: 585

Crashing on some MKVs made from BRs

I have had this happen with Cloverfield and The Muppets right around 24% done. Both were made with MakeMKV 1.7.4. HandBrake svn4895 2012080901 OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 CPU: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G630 @ 2.70GHz Ram: 4069 MB, Screen: 1600x1200 Temp Dir: C:\Users\USERNAME\AppD...
by Tree Dude
Tue Aug 07, 2012 8:34 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: What should i downmix DTS to?
Replies: 7
Views: 1428

Re: What should i downmix DTS to?

FYI AC3 @ 640kbps (the highest HB supports for AC3 using 6-channel) is pretty much DVD quality sound. It is about a quarter the bitrate of a DTS-HD lossless track. Just something to keep in mind (I convert all my lossless audio to that to save space).
by Tree Dude
Tue Jul 31, 2012 6:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question about audio settings
Replies: 3
Views: 801

Re: Question about audio settings

AAC is a newer format than AC3. But the encoder in HB for AAC isn't the best, so at the same bitrate AC3 sounds slightly better (that is why AAC has an extra bitrate option that is higher than the max for AC3). Also because AC3 is a little older, it tends to have more support in devices. I used AAC ...
by Tree Dude
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Max Optimal Bluray Settings without going overboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Max Optimal Bluray Settings without going overboard

Also using maxrate and bufsize on an encode with a constant bitrate seems useless unless you need a large buffer for some reason. I assume you mean average bitrate. And no, it's not useless - if you want to limit the bitrate peaks, you have to use VBV, regardless of the chosen rate control method. ...
by Tree Dude
Mon Jul 30, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Limiting Max Bitrate for High Profile, Constant Quality
Replies: 7
Views: 1593

Re: Limiting Max Bitrate for High Profile, Constant Quality

The ATV3 is technically only L4.0 compliant. Though I have heard reports of it being able to handle higher. To keep your video in ATV3 spec, you would have to use 25000 as your limit. Now if you are using BRs as your source you should at least have a limit of 40000 because that is the max bitrate of...
by Tree Dude
Mon Jul 16, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Max Optimal Bluray Settings without going overboard
Replies: 10
Views: 1922

Re: Max Optimal Bluray Settings without going overboard

Why not use CQ? Also using maxrate and bufsize on an encode with a constant bitrate seems useless unless you need a large buffer for some reason. Those settings are going to yield very long encode times. I use something like this (CQ 21): b-adapt=2:rc-lookahead=60:ref=4:bframes=6:me=umh:vbv-bufsize=...
by Tree Dude
Wed Jun 20, 2012 12:59 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Good settings for Blu Rays?
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

Re: Good settings for Blu Rays?

What kind of encode times are you usually experiencing? What's an average FPS for film and animation? -IP I have a old C2D E6300 @ 2.4ghz overclocked, so my encode times are not very good. They are somewhere in the range of 14-22 hours. A buddy of mine had a first gen i7 and he encoded The Fifth El...
by Tree Dude
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Optimal PC Hardware for Handbrake conversions
Replies: 15
Views: 2137

Re: Optimal PC Hardware for Handbrake conversions

I have played around with encoding using a VM on VMware ESXi 5.0. It was nowhere near as fast as a comparable physical box. The way ESXi handles the CPU scheduling just does not play well with encoding. Stick to a physical box with no more than 8 threads (unless you want to run multiple instances on...
by Tree Dude
Wed Jun 06, 2012 2:08 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Good settings for Blu Rays?
Replies: 15
Views: 2665

Re: Good settings for Blu Rays?

My settings for BR: Resolution: source with anamorphic strict, cropping on auto (movies with changing aspect ratios like Tron 2, The Dark Knight, and Transformers you need to turn cropping off or the IMAX scenes will get cropped) Filters: all off (greyscale on if B&W movie) CQ: 21 Audio: AC3 6 chann...
by Tree Dude
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:14 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Perfect settings for owners of Sony SMP-N*** Streamers
Replies: 10
Views: 1459

Re: Perfect settings for owners of Sony SMP-N*** Streamers

Wow!!! I have been looking all over for these presets. Thank you for posting! I haven't had a chance to test them out yet but i was curious about 2 things 1) you mention that "stream from a USB hard drive" is that a direct connection thru usb or are you streaming from a computer over wired or wirel...
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 27, 2012 5:48 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***
Replies: 171
Views: 103818

Re: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***

I made some test encodings with the blu-ray movie "300" and the 3 presets Normal, High Profile and AppleTV 2. Settings: 1920x800, Cropping 0,0,140,140, Anamorphic Strict, Large File Size enabled, Decomb&Detelecine Off. Here are the results: Constant Quality RF:19 - Normal: 12,2 GB (Encoding Time Ho...
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:31 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***
Replies: 171
Views: 103818

Re: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***

What video size settings are people using for Blurays? I've always set anamorphic to "none" and manually set all cropping to 0 and the resolution to 1920x1080 (keep aspect ratio ticked). It usually tries to make it 1920x1088 but I simply change that to 1080. Is this the ideal setting for a bluray? ...
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Speed - Brute Force, Hardware, GPU?
Replies: 4
Views: 3492

Re: Speed - Brute Force, Hardware, GPU?

$500 for such a limited piece of hardware is not worth it. If you can get a i7-3930K (would need a new motherboard as well) I think you would be very pleased with the speed
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DolbyTrueHD in a mkv container?
Replies: 28
Views: 2700

Re: DolbyTrueHD in a mkv container?

Then Flac would not work for me. I want to play movies using my Aios media player connected to my tv. You may be ok. It looks like that media center does support FLAC audio. Weather it does inside of the MKV container though, I am not sure. You could always do a short encode (set the chapter marker...
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 4:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DolbyTrueHD in a mkv container?
Replies: 28
Views: 2700

Re: DolbyTrueHD in a mkv container?

Rodeo, The release notes for 0.9.6 state that TrueHD can be decoded or passedthrough. Blu-ray: make TrueHD, DTS-HD and E-AC3 Secondary Audio streams available for decoding and/or passthrough Is this incorrect? Also I would think if it could be encoded as FLAC it should be able to be passedthrough. I...
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 3:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How do I see how long encode will take?
Replies: 1
Views: 399

Re: How do I see how long encode will take?

It should be at the bottom left of the HB window. HB does minimize to the tray so you may need to click the little HB icon to bring the window up.
by Tree Dude
Tue Mar 20, 2012 2:53 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***
Replies: 171
Views: 103818

Re: *** AppleTV 3 and the New iPad (Presets) ***

So, I encoded a couple of files using "High" today. The results look beautiful, but the files are HUGE! I was fooling with "dodgeball", starting with a BD rip. "High" left alone made a 9.88 gb file "High" with "large file size" unchecked made a 8.55 gb file Drop it to 720p and I get a 1.87 gb file....