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by bergerado1
Sat Nov 29, 2014 10:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 0.10.0 Discussion Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 13558

Re: HandBrake 0.10.0 Discussion Thread

mduell wrote:The old presets are incompatible with the new version anyway.
Are they, well in that case you're excused ;-)
by bergerado1
Sat Nov 29, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 0.10.0 Discussion Thread
Replies: 53
Views: 13558

Re: HandBrake 0.10.0 Discussion Thread

Setup has erased my personal presets... quite a loss!
Before removing the old version completely, the installer should allow (or warn) to keep your presets!
by bergerado1
Tue Sep 30, 2014 1:02 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

Right, I'm sorry... only haven't got any -- for if any such rare case occurs I tend to opt for Vidcoder, HB's sister project, where any video dimensions are allowed. (Downside is encoding times are longer, no idea why...)
So it's, come on HB, face the music and ketchup with the latest ! ;-)
by bergerado1
Mon Sep 29, 2014 11:53 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

To tell by the number of videos encoded, over 800 using HB in the last 2 years, my hands should be pitch black... ;-) But kidding aside, I usually get all desired results without anamorphic enabled... For a few badly AR'ed sources however (often old TV recs), I insist that HB should allow free chang...
by bergerado1
Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:40 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

For that, I use anamorphic=none and set the square pixel display dimensions accordingly. So do I, so do I ;-) ......... Referring back to above, shall we then rephrase my initial post by saying " HB should support more TVs without anamorphic capabilities (home video only)" and "added, not removed f...
by bergerado1
Mon Sep 29, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

@ musicvid - I found "pillars" in HB Guide's "Hard Letterboxing Appendix" (so there, but nothing I ever wanted to do, or watch... ;-). I seem to miss a section on "Custom Anamorphic" on that same page though... Perhaps the right option for me, with height fully preserved, and width freely changeable...
by bergerado1
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

Some replies still misunderstood that I mean to up- or downscale, but I don't. I always try to maintain the original height of a video source (minus cropping of course, eg. black borders in widescreen recs), no more or less! @ musicvid -- I do know those options (except for "pillar box", or is it "l...
by bergerado1
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

Re: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

@ musicvid -- I don't think you understood my point, but perhaps I made it too confusing... Cropping was clearly not involved in my example, I was all about width not height in the first place... @ rodeo -- I usually leave "Anamorphic" set to "None", but perhaps I should try "Custom" instead, set my...
by bergerado1
Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:45 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios
Replies: 15
Views: 1434

HB should not lock width at free aspect ratios

(This might be a "remove" rather than "add feature" request... ;-) Problem: When I disable the checkbox "Keep Aspect "Ratio", HB resets the width value to 720 px. This can be a disadvantage when a higher width is needed for sources without anamorphic ratio correction, eg. some TV recordings. Example...
by bergerado1
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

TSDoctor mentioned above is about 30 Euros. I'm not sure if that's something that might cost you dearly or not... Yep, I had seen that too, and would prefer that to VideoRedo, price-wise... ;-) But by saying 'cost me' I was also thinking of the extra time spent running yet another process in order ...
by bergerado1
Fri Jan 24, 2014 10:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

You can force all the i-frames you want with keyint and it won't change a thing in your source. I see, thanks for this addition. Should the "keyint" string you suggest be a H.264 parameter... ignorant as I am, how to use that in HB? Just put the command in the Video tab's "Extra Options" field, per...
by bergerado1
Fri Jan 24, 2014 6:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

Hm, some useful information indeed. It's true I'm speculating on the basis of incomplete knowledge -- which is why I seek more knowledge in an expert forum... and find it, thanks to yourself! (Please forbear a non English native speaker his awkward wordings... Apologies implied for causing dementia!...
by bergerado1
Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

Thank you, I did understand him, but wonder what should be wrong with the recordings... (and how you can tell)? Does it say so in the code I posted, or is 'a faulty source' the only possible cause for dropped frames? Many more questions, I'm sorry... ;-) You may be right however, for I now remembere...
by bergerado1
Thu Jan 23, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Re: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

Thanks but I had rather try a solution in Handbrake first... Here are some more details I didn't mention about the recorded files: The PCTV device software (called 'TVCenter') can record digital satellite TV, both in SD and HD, without re-encoding by directly writing the stream to a file with the ex...
by bergerado1
Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources
Replies: 10
Views: 882

Motion blur in re-encoded AVC sources

I would like to re-encode some AVC encoded videos -- mostly 1280x720p TV recordings using 'PCTV's satellite receiver USB stick software -- in order to reduce their file sizes, e.g. from 10 GB to about 2-3GB. First attempts encoding to H264 yielded the desired file size and were 'watchable', but outp...
by bergerado1
Fri Jun 28, 2013 1:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Playback speed too slow
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Re: Playback speed too slow

Thank you guys. If indeed I have a NTSC/PAL problem, what to do?
To have these videos run at PAL speed, can I convert them some way?
Still need help!!
by bergerado1
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Playback speed too slow
Replies: 4
Views: 354

Playback speed too slow

Hello, I have a problem with H264 videos playing at too slow speed. The issue becomes apparent by too low actors' voices, or music being "out of key" (as it would sound when played a bit too slowly). Playing the same videos in a player with adjustable playback speed, e.g. "MPlayer", has revealed the...
by bergerado1
Fri May 24, 2013 7:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

You would be well right. However, the reason why I'm not using anamorphic is my TV (LG 1920x1080), that just won't display "soft" coded aspect ratios, it only recognizes "hard" stored dimensions. A standard DVD transcoded and stored at 720x576 will display squeezed instead of full width of 1024 (or ...
by bergerado1
Fri May 24, 2013 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

Yes - if I were interested in smaller files, which I'm not! I still believe in this simple equation: larger fie = more video data = more to see. I always strive to preserve the maximum a source can provide. If my (DVD) source has 4 GB, compressing it to less than 2 GB loses data, especially when the...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 11:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

The quality slider will not change any x264 advanced settings. Thanks, but then what could have make these values change if I didn't? It looks like your "longer" encode was using the defaults, whereas for the "normal" encode you used the Normal Preset. Not sure what's the difference, always using t...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 11:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

Indeed, I hadn't considered that source quality would affect encoding speed - while it's quite obvious that no two DVDs have the same quality (though I would expect old/new sources to differ more than eg. two DVDs roughly the same age)... Have now installed the latest version, and it seems it addres...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 10:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

Rodeo wrote:Grain affects output bitrate, which increases the time spent in CABAC, which would make encoding slower (though perhaps not by that much). (...).
Sorry to insist, but what is 'grain' and where in HB do I control it? Thanks again...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 9:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

Thanks for the hint, will update right away... (actually have set notifications to "monthly" ;-). About the "advanced" encoding options tab - not knowing what these do I never touch it at all, yet had noticed it occasionally changed values without my input, which I'd then "Reset all to default" -- N...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Re: Regarding encoding times

Thanks Rodeo, but what do you mean by "grain", I know no such setting in HB...? Anyway, the complete log for this encode is now available (after 9 hrs), please see below under "Longer" encode... And for comparison, a log of a faster encode follows under "Faster" encode. (I've already noticed one dif...
by bergerado1
Thu May 23, 2013 4:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Regarding encoding times
Replies: 13
Views: 1183

Regarding encoding times

Q: What else will affect encoding times, when no "video filters" are applied, audio is set to "pass through", and all advanced options on "default"? (Activity Log of current encode - still in progress at the time of writing - pls see below)? Problem: I encounter extreme differences in durations whe...