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by deckeda
Sat Jun 09, 2007 3:56 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean - Black Pearl
Replies: 2
Views: 1190

I ripped this movie with MTR 3.0 r14d as Main Feature --- but not the title MTR chooses by default. By default it picks one that truncates most chapters and gives you an hour and half or so movie. Pick the longer title and go. Try that.
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: How to achieve 16:9 (640 x 360) encoding w/ GREAT results!
Replies: 7
Views: 8222

Certanly not. I was only trying to find a way to preserve 16:9 Aspect Ratio for movies that are such in their original format. I appreciate your work here; you've put a lot of effort into this. But I'm curious about your movie list. The only one I've come across so far that's natively 1.78:1 (a 16:...
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: How to achieve 16:9 (640 x 360) encoding w/ GREAT results!
Replies: 7
Views: 8222

loyalty_anchored wrote: ... will you not be distorting the picture ...
Perhaps all of his sources are 1.78:1, so it's an ideal match.

Or perhaps he doesn't care if the image is skewed --- and there are legions of HDTV owners for example who would rather have that than black bars under any circumstances.
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ripping a Title Set from MactheRipper
Replies: 7
Views: 3142

Then let them know that on THAT forum, because ripping it in MTR is still the path you need to take.
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Would love to encode with x264 but ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

kerrala, remember the racer's old adage: Speed costs money. How fast do you want to go?
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 6:15 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Resizing anamorphic images
Replies: 2
Views: 1063

In regards to 4:3 content, my advice is to not attempt to make it something it is not. So encode it as 640x480 (or whatever's close to that if minor cropping is necessary. This is where using the GUI is a plus ...) Leave any upscaling to hardware since it does it on the fly and there'd be no file si...
by deckeda
Thu May 24, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: NO AUDIO?... Read Here! (Summary in First Post) **UPDATED**
Replies: 422
Views: 96274

One Fine Day (the 1996 Pfeiffer/Clooney movie) --- With a Main Feature rip from MTR, HB borks the audio exactly at the ch.6/ch.7 transition as indicated when playing back the file. With a Full Disc rip from MTR, HB makes a complete encode of the main feature. Several PTS discontinuities are logged a...
by deckeda
Sun May 20, 2007 8:56 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: NO AUDIO?... Read Here! (Summary in First Post) **UPDATED**
Replies: 422
Views: 96274

I just joined the "no audio" club with the movie AIRPLANE! This DVD is the one (re) released in 2005, although I don't know what might be different about it from earlier releases. It's the "Don't Call Me Shirley! Edition" easily available for under $10. But I was lucky and able to easily overcome th...
by deckeda
Thu May 17, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Turbo 264
Replies: 43
Views: 28440

Twist, you've read p.2 of this thread ... and the comments by the project admin?
by deckeda
Sat May 12, 2007 2:58 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 316632

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl

Pirates of the Caribbean: Black Pearl I just did this one last week. Some details: Main Feature extraction, no foreign languages included, with MTR 3.0r14d on a G5 PowerMac. HandBrake Version 0.8.5b1 & the HB-AppleTV Preset with 2-pass added and anamorphic. DPLII audio track, 48k sample rate/160kbp...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 8:25 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Resolution auto-detection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

OK, you have a 2.35:1 source, and if it's at all recent, that DVD is most likely anamorphic. In other words they probably didn't shrink the whole image and postage-stamp the poor thing onto the DVD. So I'd do a fresh Handbrake job (been looking for an excuse to use that phrase, thanks) on that DVD a...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:57 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 2 Pass with new Apple TV preset?
Replies: 38
Views: 42663

petvas, if I were you I'd re-do them all. Obviously, what you think looks OK really isn't. And while you're at it, consider ignoring my last two sentences ... ;)
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:47 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: NO AUDIO?... Read Here! (Summary in First Post) **UPDATED**
Replies: 422
Views: 96274

TheBum & Deimos --- It's well known that the Mitsubishi drives Apple puts in the portables are crappy for ripping DVDs. Lots of people on the Mac The Ripper forums have pulled their hair out over this. However, I don't think a connection has been made or implied necessarily that the audio problems h...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: NO AUDIO?... Read Here! (Summary in First Post) **UPDATED**
Replies: 422
Views: 96274

It would be nice if there was a way to run the HB software at a lower processor stage than what it's currently using ... Completely unnecessary. HB is a good neighbor to other processes that may be running. Consider: 1) If HB is the only thing of consequence running, it'll consume most of what your...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:25 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with 0.8.5
Replies: 3
Views: 1590

Hi Scott. If you're referring to the current release, 0.8.5b1 (around here the details matter ...) I don't think it'll work for you --- it doesn't make nice with 10.3 because some features were added that require 10.4.

I can't speak to the issue of the incorrect icon however.
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:21 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake tells me I'm done after two minutes
Replies: 7
Views: 1576

Yeah, if the DVD came straight from a camcorder or was transferred to DVD privately from the church's videographer, all bets are off. Something like that might not conform quite to spec even though it plays fine in a DVD player. Software rippers and DVD players approach things from a different persp...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 7:12 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Kernel Panics with Handbrake
Replies: 19
Views: 3253

... and Apple says Kernel panics are ususally software related. ... I have a feeling you misinterpreted something you were told or else it wasn't explained well by them. Kernel panics are typically related more to hardware drivers. Yes, drivers are software too, but hardware drivers come very close...
by deckeda
Wed May 09, 2007 6:34 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Resolution auto-detection?
Replies: 8
Views: 1785

Question: Can you clarify please "it set the file resolution at 720x400" --- was that the Output size or the Anamorphic Output size?

In other words, did you choose anamorphic encoding and if so was 720x400 what the size was when played back?
by deckeda
Tue May 08, 2007 5:03 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV and 5.1 support - some definitive answers
Replies: 242
Views: 67650

I'm up for trying to patch HandBrake's copy of libmp4v2 to create audio tracks of type 'ac-3', in order to make HandBrake create mp4 files with AC3 audio passthru. It remains to be seen whether these will be accepted by QuickTime, but I think there's every chance they will be if we're using the m4v...
by deckeda
Mon May 07, 2007 5:48 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Help: deinterlace noob
Replies: 2
Views: 863

Noticing interlacing artifacts is half the battle. The other half is to pull the trigger.

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by deckeda
Mon May 07, 2007 2:03 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Cant get title so I cant encode it please help
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Where is the VIDEO_TS folder and how did it get there?
by deckeda
Mon May 07, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Anamorphic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 952

You could play it back in Quicktime Player, and choose Movie Info from the Window menu. "Normal size" is the native playback resolution of the file. You could play it back in VLC, and choose Information from the Window menu, and then click the Advanced Information tab and then the Stream 0 triangle ...
by deckeda
Sun May 06, 2007 10:33 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV and 5.1 support - some definitive answers
Replies: 242
Views: 67650

Here's what concerns me: 1) #4 ... which container will hold that elixir, and what would it take for AppleTV to not just recognize/accept it (a Perian-type solution?) but of course also deliver it unscathed out the S/PDIF ? And then there's iTunes and metadata to consider. 2) Apple Lossless would ba...
by deckeda
Sun May 06, 2007 10:09 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Anamorphic problem
Replies: 4
Views: 952

I encoded that movie with the anamorphic option, which yields 853 x 354 pixels when played back. What are you getting?
by deckeda
Sat May 05, 2007 9:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Roxio Crunch: Taking on HandBrake + VisualHub?
Replies: 17
Views: 4963

Anyone still interested in H.264 instead of x.264? h264 is the standard that x264 implements nothing else. Perhaps my point was too subtle. HB and VH use open-source tools, referred to as x.264, to make H.264-compliant files. Apple (and elgato) use Quicktime to make H.264-compliant files. The forme...