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by DrXenos
Thu Sep 03, 2020 12:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: HandBrake quits after 14 frames on some titles
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: HandBrake quits after 14 frames on some titles

milo47 wrote: Wed Sep 02, 2020 7:17 pm Before we close this issue, obvious question: why not leave LibDVDNav permanently disabled?
Because the alternative (ibdvdread) can't handle angles.

DrX
by DrXenos
Wed Sep 02, 2020 12:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HandBrake quits after 14 frames on some titles
Replies: 10
Views: 170

Re: HandBrake quits after 14 frames on some titles

The first thing I would do is install a much more modern version of HandBrake.

When this sort of thing happens to me, the first thing I try is to disable LibDVDNav. If that doesn't work, I extract the title with MakeMKV, and transcode that.
by DrXenos
Thu Aug 20, 2020 11:45 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: ShutDown after encode with HandbrakeCLI
Replies: 1
Views: 108

Re: ShutDown after encode with HandbrakeCLI

What I do on Windows is, if I'm calling the cli from a script, I call shutdown when it's done. If I'm calling it programmatically (background process), I call InitiateSystemShutdownEx when it's done.
by DrXenos
Mon Aug 10, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Curiosity

Why would you completely retranscode a file with HandBrake just to remux it?
by DrXenos
Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Too many titles!
Replies: 6
Views: 511

Re: Too many titles!

There are several ways of dealing with this that I've found useful: 1. Rip the disc with AnyDVD. The correct mpls will often be in the disc.inf file the tool creates. 2. Load up the original disc in MakeMKV and it will often tell you the correct mpls. 3. Play the disc with PowerDVD, VLC, etc. and lo...
by DrXenos
Mon May 11, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?

I only find it a minor annoyance, nothing like the OP feels. As to dismissing "source selection" with ESC: sure you can do that, but it's irrelevant as everything will still be grayed out.

Thanks
by DrXenos
Mon May 11, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?

Woodstock wrote: Mon May 11, 2020 12:48 pm You know it can be cleared by hitting the ESC key, correct?
Sorry, Woodstock, I don't know if you're talking to me or the OP.
by DrXenos
Mon May 11, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?

Wow, I said it was a little annoying. I don't feel that level of rage over it. :)
by DrXenos
Sun May 10, 2020 12:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?
Replies: 11
Views: 509

Re: Is there a way to disable "Source Selection" at application startup?

I hate this, too. I liked the way it was before this behavior was introduced. Sometimes I just want to tweak one of my presets, or peruse what options a setting has. It's a little annoy to have to wait until a needless file scans just to access the interface.
by DrXenos
Mon May 04, 2020 3:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Programming Language and CLI
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Programming Language and CLI

I use it for two things:

1. In a command-line tool I wrote to parse discs and generate queue files of jobs.
2. As a backend transcoder in a GUI tool I wrote that loads the above queue files.
by DrXenos
Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)

Ok. I'm sorry for your troubles, but I don't know what any of that has to do with what I said.
by DrXenos
Thu Apr 02, 2020 7:53 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)

Too late! HandBrake already looks and operates like a Swiss Army knife. I don't believe that's true. It certainly doesn't have all the knobs that something like ffmpeg has, nor does it take the place of muxer/demuxers like mkvtoolnix, or audio/video editors like avidemux or Audacity. It especially ...
by DrXenos
Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)
Replies: 55
Views: 2241

Re: Judder-free, 60 FPS telecine (?)

markfilipak wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 7:05 pmThat stuff could be used to create a single, Swiss Army knife preset in HandBrake...
I've heard the develops say multiple times they're not interested in Handbrake becoming a "swiss army knife," just a solid video transcoder.
by DrXenos
Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST
Replies: 5
Views: 379

Re: Placebo is a weird name. Please change to BEST

I've always thought "Placebo" was a perfect name and a nice hint that you're wasting your time uses it.
by DrXenos
Thu Mar 05, 2020 2:37 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: "No valid titles found" after log says "6 valid titles found" / json pack failure: NULL object
Replies: 8
Views: 517

Re: "No valid titles found" after log says "6 valid titles found" / json pack failure: NULL object

It's a commercial one. The underside, with an inscription of a media company on the innermost ring, seems to indicate it, even though I forgot what a burned one looks like. (just to indicate I wasn't sold a fake, which could have been a possibility) Interestingly, I've found that inscriptions on th...
by DrXenos
Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Limiting CPU usage
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Limiting CPU usage

JamesWilkinson wrote: Mon Mar 02, 2020 1:18 amThe idea of adding a water cooler, just for one program, which I occasionally use, is completely ridiculous.
I'm not using a water cooler, either.
by DrXenos
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Limiting CPU usage
Replies: 8
Views: 535

Re: Limiting CPU usage

mduell wrote: Sat Feb 29, 2020 1:35 pm The best practice is to fix your CPU cooling.
I agree. I have my rig transcoding for weeks at a time, and temps never gets beyond the low 50s.
by DrXenos
Tue Jan 21, 2020 8:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

Yeah, I get it. It's a very interesting problem.
by DrXenos
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

I realize that. I'm just wondering how widely the parallelism would swing.
by DrXenos
Tue Jan 21, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

Forgive me naivete, as encoding/transcoding software is not my area of expertise. But is all this complexity really necessary. Wouldn't it be easier to let the user set the number of simultaneous transcodes? Wouldn't a given set of hardware typically be able to handle N transcodes at a time. I reali...
by DrXenos
Sun Jan 19, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

You'll also want to implement a hysteresis, so you're not constanting pausing/unpausing a job when you hit some limit.
by DrXenos
Sat Jan 18, 2020 2:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

I’m not sure global FPS would be a good metric if you have different encode sources and settings. Ideally you would want to monitor CPU/Memory/Disk access then once one of those max out you will be at your limit. I absolutely LOVE your idea of monitoring the bounding resources. That's very intellig...
by DrXenos
Fri Jan 17, 2020 3:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Parallel queue implementation

What I've done to handle simultaneous transcodes is just create my own tool to process a queue (generated by another tool) for the command line handbrake, plus other tools I need to use like mkvmerge or ffmpeg, or even a queue generated by the Windows GUI Handbrake. It will run whatever simultaneous...
by DrXenos
Mon Dec 23, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Loading Media Spinnings Forever
Replies: 4
Views: 272

Re: Loading Media Spinnings Forever

OK, I found the issue. My "AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\Nightly" folder must have gotten scrogged up. I deleted it and let HandBrake recreate it. Now it works fine.

Sorry to bother you.