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by kevinbal
Tue Nov 10, 2009 12:26 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake Causes Mac Mini No Signal
Replies: 4
Views: 566

Re: Handbrake Causes Mac Mini No Signal

I just bought the new low-end mini as my permanent media hub (and encoding station), I haven't run into any issues that you've described. Install SMC fan control and take a look at your temps when you are encoding. If you need to, manually ramp up the fans during encodes (I do this on my imac 3.06) ...
by kevinbal
Tue Feb 26, 2008 7:14 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: 360 HD-DVD and the Quick Death
Replies: 1
Views: 720

360 HD-DVD and the Quick Death

I tell you, over the past month(s) or so that things went from "Wow, this thing isn't going to end any time soon" to "Holy F'n Hell, how did Blu-ray 'win' that fast", I was a bit upset that it wasn't drawn out. Albeit, it was for more selfish reasons. Legality aside, it seemed like (from the vast li...
by kevinbal
Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:36 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Star Wars Episode V and AC-3 audio
Replies: 18
Views: 2798

Re: Problem with Star Wars Episode V and AC-3 audio

roundy,

I just noticed that I have the same issue with my encode of Empire Strikes Back. It is definitely a reoccurring problem.
by kevinbal
Wed Feb 20, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: A simple thanks
Replies: 24
Views: 3428

A simple thanks

Too often the hard work goes without recognition and instead forums are flooded with "why doesn't this do that" or "why wasn't this included." I've been using handbrake and mediafork when these guys picked up where the old handbrake left off. I can't say how much I personally appreciate all of the w...
by kevinbal
Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: The Godfather - The Only Unencodeable DVD?
Replies: 19
Views: 4186

Encoded just fine for me... are you trying multiple discs of the same movie or the same disc in multiple computers?
by kevinbal
Thu Aug 09, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 317146

Yup, confirmed. I just returned the set and bought a new one. Same exact problem. I haven't been able to get anything to work. MTR, Fairmount, Handbrake... I even turned on the PC and made copies using DVDFab and even tried encoding using DVDfab. Nothing is working.
by kevinbal
Thu Aug 09, 2007 12:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 317146

Hey guys, I'm having a hard time with disc 2 and 4 of the Simpsons season 10. 1 and 3 worked fine, but 2 and 4 just flat out crash both handbrake and mtr when trying to read the disc. Think its copy issues or could they just be bad discs and I should return to Best Buy and try again? If anyone else ...
by kevinbal
Mon Mar 26, 2007 2:07 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Movie Decriptions And More...How To Add
Replies: 3
Views: 1815

Not to hijack, but this is along the same lines...

Anyone know if there's a script that'll allow you to add the MPAA ratings like on movies purchased from the ITMS?
by kevinbal
Thu Mar 22, 2007 7:10 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Initial Impressions of the Apple TV
Replies: 43
Views: 15959

Sorry, forgot to mention that I did do that while I was testing audio. 3000kbps main profile, to me, on my setup, produced virtually no difference than 1450kbps baseline. *shrugs* I'm sure people will see it differently, but in the opening scenes of Episode III, they both looked equal and both looke...
by kevinbal
Thu Mar 22, 2007 6:59 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Initial Impressions of the Apple TV
Replies: 43
Views: 15959

Initial Impressions of the Apple TV

I've had my Apple TV for almost 5 hours now and figured that now would be a good time to post an initial impression of the Apple TV and everything that goes a long with it. Packaging : Simple, very Apple like. Only the unit, power cord, remote and documentation. Looks just like how the ipods ship no...
by kevinbal
Tue Mar 20, 2007 2:24 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV Shipping today really!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1961

As did I, very exciting.... although I was assured that I would receive it in 2 days and it looks like its actually going to be 3 (4 if you could the extra day head start that it gets shipping from China). I'm kinda bummed that I won't see it until Friday.
by kevinbal
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:59 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: DOES IT ACTUALLY WORK
Replies: 6
Views: 2498

Is it wrong that the first thing I thought of when I read the title of this post was the SNL "Celebrity Jeopardy" episode with Sean Connery and the category "The Pen is Mightier"..... "But I've I got to know, Alex, does it really work? Will it mighty my pen is? I've wasted a pretty penny on products...
by kevinbal
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:54 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Optimun settings for viewing on an Apple TV?
Replies: 47
Views: 46939

As I have said before, my advise is exactly that. Wait. Once Apple TV hits the shelves and the devs have a few you will find new versions of HB with settings for Apple TV, just like for the iPod. They just have to get them so they can make sure things work as expected. Patience is the thing, and I ...
by kevinbal
Tue Mar 13, 2007 1:51 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV shipping !!!!!
Replies: 6
Views: 2657

That was my reaction too at first, but my ship date still shows the 20th.... What I think -might- have happened is they charged everyone that will be in that first batch in order that they will be able to include those figures in the upcoming quarterly call for Wall Street. Otherwise, the quarter wo...
by kevinbal
Sun Mar 11, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake unexpectedly quitting and cutting off content
Replies: 2
Views: 1305

I just started having this issue while encoding the Simpsons dvds. I think it has something to do with powersaving features on my macbook. If I check it occasionally, I'll make it through all 6 or 7 episodes in the queue just fine. If I leave it (like before bed or work) it'll quit right before the ...
by kevinbal
Wed Mar 07, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: QT 7.1.5 and HB/MF??
Replies: 7
Views: 3172

Quicktime update didn't impact me any on either of my macs.

Try repairing permissions?
by kevinbal
Tue Mar 06, 2007 1:34 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: QuickTime 7.1.5 and iTunes 7.1 released w/ Apple TV Support
Replies: 6
Views: 3255

wow, thats pretty nice... maybe we'll have a small jump on what the apple tv settings are going to be 'by default'. Although, i'd be shocked if it were much different than the ipod settings, since the purchased movies through the ITMS will have to play on both.
by kevinbal
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 317146

baggss wrote:Can anyone confirm Superman Returns?
Baggs, I had no issues encoding Superman Returns with mediafork. I own the dvd, so I'm not sure about ripping it.
by kevinbal
Mon Feb 26, 2007 1:23 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz, Mac Mini 1.66ghz Core Duo
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Sorry :)

h.264 baseline
1450 kbps
128 kbps audio
2 Pass encoding
closest to 640x480 without going over
by kevinbal
Sun Feb 25, 2007 4:34 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz, Mac Mini 1.66ghz Core Duo
Replies: 2
Views: 2896

Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz, Mac Mini 1.66ghz Core Duo

Macbook Core 2 Duo 2.0ghz
1.5 GB Ram

Avg. ~31 fps


Mac Mini Core Duo 1.66ghz
1 GB Ram

Avg. ~24 fps
by kevinbal
Sun Feb 25, 2007 2:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extended Edition discs
Replies: 17
Views: 6571

Re: Easy Peasy

Do like the Copy and Paste method, only don't export for iPod. Export for h.264 or MPEG4. Then, under the video settings, where you select the codec, select Pass Through. The Audio will need to be re-encoded, but it will come out perfectly. Click OK and save. It'll take far less time than the iPod ...
by kevinbal
Sat Feb 24, 2007 5:06 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extended Edition discs
Replies: 17
Views: 6571

Alright, so the quicktime export to ipod worked like a charm.... its not perfect at the transition, if I really wanted I could have gone into iMovie and edited in a fade.... But other than that, the simple cut and paste into quicktime worked well enough for me....it just took a long long time. Given...
by kevinbal
Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extended Edition discs
Replies: 17
Views: 6571

Alright, we'll see how this QT export from a .mov of the combined 2 .m4v files goes ;)

Luckily there aren't too many movies that fall into this category.
by kevinbal
Fri Feb 23, 2007 6:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extended Edition discs
Replies: 17
Views: 6571

Well, I joined the movies right in Quicktime Pro by the cut and paste method.... the audio seemed to sync up just fine... there's a little stutter in the transition (I'm pretty sure that can't be avoided since the disc itself transitions from one title to the other to indicate the time for the disc ...
by kevinbal
Fri Feb 23, 2007 4:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Extended Edition discs
Replies: 17
Views: 6571

Extended Edition discs

I've recently begun the long and painstaking process of encoding my dvd library into h.264 as prep for the apple tv. If everything works the way it seems like, the idea of having all my movies to just scroll through sounds too good to pass up. Anyways, mediahandforkbrake works wonders for this.... e...