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by ckronengold
Thu Aug 13, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Does MediaInfo provide enough info to duplicate HB settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: Does MediaInfo provide enough info to duplicate HB settings?

Thanks, Woodstock. Two minutes after posting, I remembered that HB doesn't support HDR. Which, of course, makes my question moot. But I was curious what people might have to say. I completely understand not having those features in the GUI. No reason to build features for .01% of the userbase. My pr...
by ckronengold
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Does MediaInfo provide enough info to duplicate HB settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Does MediaInfo provide enough info to duplicate HB settings?

Description of problem or question: Does MediaInfo provide enough info in their Encoder Settings to duplicate / create a HB preset? I'm looking to compress my UHD discs for network playback on an nVidia Shield. Looks like a lot of these could be dropped into the Advanced Settings, since I don't see...
by ckronengold
Thu Jul 09, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Output PAR dimensions don't match Size in Summary
Replies: 1
Views: 209

Output PAR dimensions don't match Size in Summary

Description of problem or question: When setting a resize from 1920x1080 to 720 x YYY using Loose Anamorphic in the Dimensions tab, the Output size shows 720 x 308 (which is normal for a widescreen movie) but the PAR is showing 36883 x 36900. On the Summary tab, however, it shows the output size as...
by ckronengold
Wed Jun 17, 2020 5:45 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x

The video is a consideration - the motherboard I got for my last Ryzen build at the end of May had "on board video", except that was a pass-through of the processor video, just as seen on many Intel boards, but the Ryzen processor that was in the price range I was building for didn't have...
by ckronengold
Wed Jun 17, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Re: i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x

It's a toss up, I'd go with Intel due to AMD's various support woes (drivers, BIOS, etc), but it may come down to motherboard tradeoffs if you have strong preferences there. I've never built with AMD before. And since its more or less a toss-up, the Intel set up is cheaper since it doesn't require ...
by ckronengold
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

i7-10700 vs Ryzen 7 3700x

I'm looking to build a new daily desktop where the only real stress will come from Handbrake.

I'm not clear on whether or not the new i7-10700 or the Ryzen 7 3700x would be better, or if its really a toss-up.

Any advice?
by ckronengold
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

RF 18 on slow ended up being slightly more than 28 hours rather than the estimated 19+ at the start of the encode. Output file was 9.9GB, so roughly 20 hours more to save 1.5 GB in file size. Meh. The quality scale isn't the same across different speed presets. Pick your preset first, then find you...
by ckronengold
Fri Aug 02, 2019 3:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

That roughly follows the rules of thumb: - 2x (or 0.5x) the time for each slower (or faster) encoder preset - 6 points on RF to double or halve the size of the video track RF 18 on slow ended up being slightly more than 28 hours rather than the estimated 19+ at the start of the encode. Output file ...
by ckronengold
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

just sharing for anyone who searches these threads..... I tested (or started a test) of Greatest Showman 4k rip, using TrueHD passthru, and turned off deinterlace. Otherwise I kept the h265 10-bit settings as default. Rip was 47.5 GB. CPU is Intel i7-8700 @ 3.20ghz (stock) - RF20 medium took 7 hours...
by ckronengold
Wed Jul 31, 2019 1:40 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

Best quality at the smallest file sizes was always my goal. If you really mean what you say, you should be using veryslow in both cases. You are 110% right. I need to move the slider over. Its been so long since I played with my presets, I forgot that I still had room to slow down. It wasn't until ...
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

I don't think changing from "slow" to "medium" is going to make a meaningful difference here. The "medium" x265 preset could be about twice as fast as "slow", sometimes a bit more than that. The x265 "fast" preset should be 3 times faster than "...
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

Rodeo wrote: Tue Jul 30, 2019 3:57 pm Now there may be some interlaced Blu-ray content, but 4K sources are highly unlikely to be. Drop the decomb filter, it's gotta be slowing you down significantly.
thank you so much for the tip. I'm sure that will help a ton regardless of which machine I'm working on.
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 4:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

For Ubuntu, you should use the "flatpak" distribution, available from the official handbrake downloads. The version that Ubuntu distributes is deliberately crippled by them. Is there a flatpak available for the nightlies? I don't recall seeing one, but I wasn't looking terribly closely. O...
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

Awesome, thanks.
Guess I'll try with the Ubuntu machine and see how it goes.
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:32 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Re: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

I should add, though, that the first 30 mins of the encode (which took nearly 24 hours) does look outstanding.
by ckronengold
Tue Jul 30, 2019 2:11 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Another "why is h265 so slow" posts
Replies: 20
Views: 1637

Another "why is h265 so slow" posts

Trying to figure out if my CPU is just in over its head for any type of h265 encoding. Was hoping to save some space on my NAS. Testing with a rip of Greatest Showman 4k in an Intel i5-3570 with 16GB of RAM. I'm getting FPS: 000.3 Avg FPS: 000.5 23:09:50 elapsed, 16:13:09 remaining. Should I just wa...
by ckronengold
Mon Apr 08, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Downmixing from Atmos - maintain Atmos metadata?
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Downmixing from Atmos - maintain Atmos metadata?

Description of problem or question: Recently picked up an Roku Ultra, which can support Atmos, but only with Dolby Digital Plus (E-AC3). When I transcode an Atmos title from TrueHD, I don't see a way to maintain / extract the Atmos metadata to apply to the E-AC3 track. I don't believe (could be wro...
by ckronengold
Thu Jan 17, 2019 2:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?

Woodstock wrote: Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:47 am But, I'm sure others will make impassioned arguments against my attitude.
Well, sure. But they'd be wrong.

Thanks for the insight!
by ckronengold
Tue Jan 15, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Re: Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?

DTS-MA is a DTS track that has information in it to correct the lossy audio back to lossless. In actuality, the two are usually "one track" on a BD, and players that do not understand "MA" just ignore that data, and play the "lossy core". - Indeed it is. I probably sho...
by ckronengold
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?
Replies: 4
Views: 772

Start with DTS-MA or DTS when Mixing Down to Stereo AAC?

Description of problem or question: When converting my blurays for watching on my tablet, is it better to mix down to stereo from the DTS-MA or should I use the DTS for my source audio? I realized that DTS-MA is superior to DTS, but if its being mixed down to 320kbs stereo AAC, I would guess there'...
by ckronengold
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Particularly slow enode
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Re: Particularly slow enode

The 5 hours wasn't surprising. But out of nowhere, this particular title jumped to 10. I didn't think the film looked particularly grainy when I first looked at it, but I guess I was wrong. http://www.indiewire.com/2017/12/phantom-thread-70mm-screening-grainy-35mm-blow-up-1201910595/ "How will ...
by ckronengold
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Particularly slow enode
Replies: 2
Views: 820

Particularly slow enode

Description of problem or question: I recently switched to encoding with a "slow" setting that has been taking about 5 hours for a movie. I'm not in a particular rush, and any benefit in quality is worth the compromise. But I'm currently running an encode that is set to take 10 hours and ...
by ckronengold
Thu Apr 27, 2017 12:32 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [Fixed] HB Won't Save My Audio Settings w/ Custom Presets
Replies: 28
Views: 23501

Re: [Fixed] HB Won't Save My Audio Settings w/ Custom Presets

Rodeo wrote: Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:33 pm The new system takes some getting used to, but it's more explicit and more flexible than before.
Guess so! Glad that I'm not going crazy. Maybe its time for me to go back and see the updates in the documentation.

Thanks!
by ckronengold
Wed Apr 26, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [Fixed] HB Won't Save My Audio Settings w/ Custom Presets
Replies: 28
Views: 23501

Re: [Fixed] HB Won't Save My Audio Settings w/ Custom Presets

Is that somehow different than "Update Selected Preset?" Nobody is asking for an autosave feature. Just an acknowledgment that this is an actual - if rare - bug that is occurring. I have created and tried to update 4 user presets. None of which are saving. When I choose "Update" ...