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by royone
Wed May 27, 2009 10:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?

All other settings are about techniques to improve the quality-filesize tradeoff . if it's generally accepted that at ~62 you get visual transparency on SD sources, if someone had a slower system with a little extra hard drive space why couldn't they accept a little bloat and speed up encoding SIGN...
by royone
Wed May 27, 2009 10:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?

In principle, quality 62 is quality 62, and any other settings make no visible difference. In practice, apparently it makes some small difference. However, I suspect that, for example, 62 plus any quality-improving tweaks is probably visually no better than, say, 70 with no quality-improving tweaks....
by royone
Wed May 27, 2009 7:57 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?
Replies: 11
Views: 2526

Re: If I were mad what would be the best x264 option string?

If you're only interested in maximum quality, set quality to 100. All other settings are about techniques to improve the quality-filesize tradeoff. The file size will be horrendous, but the quality will be maximal.
by royone
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New GUI Layout Idea
Replies: 4
Views: 1923

Re: New GUI Layout Idea

For what it's worth, I think it's got some potential. I don't think the layout you've chosen would work, because there are too many possible settings to make it practical. But being queue-oriented and pre-loading all the titles into the queue could be done. In the area where you now select the title...
by royone
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: washed out colours/blue-ish skin tone
Replies: 1
Views: 562

Re: washed out colours/blue-ish skin tone

It is mostly likely a player problem. What player are you using?
by royone
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:06 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Feature Requests (For Windows GUI)
Replies: 61
Views: 16401

Re: Feature Requests (For Windows GUI)

omegaminus wrote:I'd like to see the queue window be tolerant of 120 DPI mode.
It's better in the upcoming version. Have a look at the beta release.
by royone
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Freeware or Shareware ripper?
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Freeware or Shareware ripper?

There are alternatives, like RipIt4Me and DVD43, but they lag way behind AnyDVD in terms of ripping capabilities and dealing with advanced copy protection. You are correct about DVD43, but I think you're wrong about RipIt4Me. Do you know of a title it won't work for? RipIt4Me works in conjunction w...
by royone
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Newbie Question about kmp
Replies: 11
Views: 1354

Re: Newbie Question about kmp

If the encode was done with chapter markers enabled, and KMP doesn't like chapter markers, a re-encode without them might be in order.
by royone
Mon Feb 04, 2008 8:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Will not read DVD's
Replies: 4
Views: 1434

Re: Will not read DVD's

Handbrake is probably having issues with the authoring of the disks. In particular, those created with iDVD have been a known problem. New versions of HB are (from what I read) getting more robust about that sort of thing. In the meantime, try a reauthoring tool like DVDShrink. Put the desired title...
by royone
Thu Jan 31, 2008 11:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HELP....newby. 9 hours?!
Replies: 6
Views: 1706

Re: HELP....newby. 9 hours?!

Blackbloke wrote:What is a ffpeg you mention please? is this another setting in the ENCODER box?
Yes, choose "Mpeg 4" instead of "H264".
by royone
Wed Jan 30, 2008 8:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake not detecting all Titles
Replies: 7
Views: 1403

Re: Handbrake not detecting all Titles

What are you doing to deal with copy protection?

You should be able to type the title number into the dropdown box, even if it's not a title that's available in the list.
by royone
Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Large(r) black bars when encoding on Macbook
Replies: 5
Views: 740

Re: Large(r) black bars when encoding on Macbook

If the image fills the screen horizontally and the image isn't distorted, then the black bars are the correct height. If you have space on all four sides, then you probably forgot to crop.
by royone
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:54 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: put LB subtitles in black bars on 4:3 TV?
Replies: 2
Views: 822

Re: put LB subtitles in black bars on 4:3 TV?

Don't keep the entire image, just set the bottom crop to zero. The others won't buy you any real estate for your subtitles.
by royone
Fri Jan 25, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MKV Cue Points
Replies: 7
Views: 2631

Re: MKV Cue Points

smf wrote:could you post what u actually do with mkvmerge in order to get cueing to work with .mkv files generated by handbrake?
From this post, it's

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mkvmerge --engage keep_bitstream_ar_info -o <output filename.mkv> <original filename.mkv>
by royone
Thu Jan 24, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.
Replies: 296
Views: 696210

Re: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.

From what Ive read, CRF (Constant Rate Factor) overrides the CQ setting. Setting the CQ to 50 or 100 makes no difference if you have CRF selected. Is that true? The quality slider is input for either setting. CRF gives the system a little more freedom to adjust the quantization matrix to keep the v...
by royone
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: highest quality for ripping
Replies: 11
Views: 7712

Re: highest quality for ripping

hong wrote:Do you know what software i should use nightstrm? is there a software for doing this?
VLC media player will transcode to an AVI.
by royone
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.
Replies: 296
Views: 696210

Re: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.

Looking for some specific feedback regarding quality settings. Im curious about the difference between 1500, 2500, or maybe even CQR 70. For my scenario, what would be the lowest bitrate/cqr I could use w/o noticeable quality loss? Play with it and see. You probably want to use CRF, rather than a b...
by royone
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.
Replies: 296
Views: 696210

Re: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.

unions8 wrote: I've tried to obtain the right balance between quality and reasonable size (who doesn't ) for iPhone.
For the iPhone, just use the preset. Anything else and you're probably either going to make it worse or break it.
by royone
Fri Jan 18, 2008 11:06 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: Subtitle position
Replies: 13
Views: 3454

Re: Subtitle position

What I do is set the cropping for the bottom of the frame to zero, and all the other crop sides are as autocrop suggests. Then I have some space at the bottom, and the subtitles show up a bit lower.
by royone
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: any way to encode split title as single output file?
Replies: 5
Views: 1464

Re: any way to encode split title as single output file?

This tutorial walks you through the process.
by royone
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No Title Found
Replies: 1
Views: 984

Re: No Title Found

I've read all the postings referring to this problem and have tried all of the recommendations. They have not worked. Is there something that we're missing? Obviously not. You've tried all the recommendations, after all. If you describe what you tried in a little more detail, it might be possible f...
by royone
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Newbie here, read the guides, still have a question
Replies: 2
Views: 810

Re: Newbie here, read the guides, still have a question

It works either way. You just have to tell the GUI whether you're browsing for a file or a directory.
by royone
Wed Jan 16, 2008 7:05 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Pass commands to FFMPEG?
Replies: 15
Views: 3219

Re: Pass commands to FFMPEG?

burtcom wrote:But I gotta tell you, jbrjake,[...]I think you could use some tact.
But then he wouldn't be the curmudgeonly jbrjake we know and love. What is it you young people say these days? "That's just the way he rolls."
by royone
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CLI reading DVD problem
Replies: 6
Views: 2268

Re: CLI reading DVD problem

It might be a DVD whose protection DVD43 can't fully handle. Have you tried decrypting it to your hard drive and reading from there? What title is it?
by royone
Tue Jan 15, 2008 7:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Target Size Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 1081

Re: Target Size Problems

CRF - We don't care about bitrate/filesize, we just care about consistent visual quality (not appropriate for iPod 5G/5.5G) I've been curious about what happens if you do choose CRF and have the vbv. What I would expect is that you'd get the CRF you asked for, except when it had to be clipped. In m...