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by andrewk89
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HE-AAC Audio Missing on Latest Version
Replies: 14
Views: 358

Re: HE-AAC Audio Missing on Latest Version

I've done this a couple of times with instructions from here and here . Have HE-AAC with 1.2.2. Dual boot is going to be your fastest option. Other ways are VirtualBox or Windows Subsystem for Linux if you have Winders 10. Both are mind-numbingly slow (e.g. "20 minutes" = 2 hours show). Under Virtua...
by andrewk89
Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: You cannot overwrite the source file you want to convert
Replies: 0
Views: 139

You cannot overwrite the source file you want to convert

Description of problem or question: When your source file follows a certain formatting pattern, HB prefixes the output file name with "output_". (That's a rather dumb idea, because your source file and output file won't be near each other in your file manager, making the output file harder to find....
by andrewk89
Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1.2.2 deleted my custom presets
Replies: 2
Views: 277

Re: 1.2.2 deleted my custom presets

I renamed the newest backup to presets.json. 1.2.2 complained that it was from an older version ... it will try to load the file anyway. My old presets were there. encoded a video. Exited HB. Launched again. My custom presets are missing. here is presets.json . The customs are named "Andrew HEVC" an...
by andrewk89
Sat Mar 02, 2019 1:32 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1.2.2 deleted my custom presets
Replies: 2
Views: 277

1.2.2 deleted my custom presets

Description of problem or question: 1.2.2 deleted my custom presets Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable): Upgraded from 1.2.0 to 1.2.2. My Custom presets migrated fine. Have encoded a few things in 1.2.2. Got stuck in a Windows 10 "I'm going to reboot and nothing you can do to stop it", s...
by andrewk89
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio disapears after about 1 second
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Audio disapears after about 1 second

The image quality is not very good, poor lighting and my wife did not know how to adjust for low light conditions. I recently discovered Shotcut to correct bad white balance and lighting. Very steep learning curve - maybe a dozen attempts over ~2 weeks before I had half an understanding. It's de-no...
by andrewk89
Sun Feb 24, 2019 2:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't build 1.2.2
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Can't build 1.2.2

Tried again later and the download worked. This morning the build still hadn't finished. No CPU or I/O activity, either. Pressed <Space> and it went a little further and stopped. That went on a couple of more times until it finished. I/O is terrible under Windows Subsystem for Linux, but not 16 hour...
by andrewk89
Sat Feb 23, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't build 1.2.2
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Can't build 1.2.2

Description of problem or question: Goal is to build 1.2.2 for Windows x64 with HE-AAC enabled. Building on Ubuntu 18.04 (Windows subsystem for Linux) using some older instructions https://forum.videohelp.com/threads/383208-How-to-get-HandBrake-with-FDK-AAC-for-Windows . I've used these instruction...
by andrewk89
Mon Feb 18, 2019 5:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Tips for Converting Color Video to Black & White
Replies: 7
Views: 310

Re: Tips for Converting Color Video to Black & White

Try Avidemux instead. Two methods: GreyScale filter or MPlayer eq2 filter and drop the saturation.
by andrewk89
Sun Oct 14, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 4k file, need to convert only audio but cannot see any 4k presets.
Replies: 10
Views: 513

Re: 4k file, need to convert only audio but cannot see any 4k presets.

Avidemux can transcode audio but process video in Copy mode.
by andrewk89
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

Here is what is getting saved in presets.json. Note that "AudioSamplerate": "auto" is being stored. Recall that "auto" is being respected during the session in which the preset is saved. Just not in the next session. "ChildrenArray": [ { "AlignAVStart": false, "AudioCopyMask": [ "copy:aac", "copy:ac...
by andrewk89
Fri Sep 21, 2018 4:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encode MP4 from separate audio and video files
Replies: 4
Views: 257

Re: Encode MP4 from separate audio and video files

Avidemux. It can loslessly merge/join. It can or transcode audio/video into all(?) the codecs and containers supported by HB. It's weak on batch and correcting bad aspect ratios. I use HB mostly, but use ADM for cases like this.
by andrewk89
Fri Sep 14, 2018 11:06 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

EDIT: FYI, still broken 1.1.2. Same behavior as before.
Preset maintains audio Auto sample rate within the session in which it was created. Exit HB. Reverts to 48 kHz sample rate for that preset after launching again.
Deleted Custom presets and re-created. Same issue.
by andrewk89
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

For clarification, here are some screen shots:
expected audio settings (sample rate when I created the preset): https://imgur.com/cBm21UZ
actual audio settings from preset: https://imgur.com/jyUgFGr
by andrewk89
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Re: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1

Possibly the same issue reported here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37966&p=178926#p178925
by andrewk89
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to send job back from queue to Handbrake
Replies: 1
Views: 367

Re: Unable to send job back from queue to Handbrake

Possibly the same issue reported here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37916
by andrewk89
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

Description of problem or question: I created a custom preset that I use as my default. The audio uses self-compiled HE-AAC, 64 kbps bitrate, Auto sample rate. I noticed the encoded videos were using 48 kHz sample rate regardless of the source. For the default preset, after creating it, Auto sample...
by andrewk89
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Re: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?

jacop89 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:00 am
Ok thanks... where can I find a guide for this operation?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=34953#p163970
by andrewk89
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?
Replies: 12
Views: 2609

Re: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?

Ignore the politics and compile yourself for FDK-AAC. I'm not a programmer, and I do not think it's an easy task add FDK AAC to Windows GUI! Following the compiling instructions is trivial. You can literally copy / paste the commands from the narrative. Read carefully to make sure you're copying th...
by andrewk89
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1
Replies: 1
Views: 792

Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1

Description of problem or question: After a failed encode, when I try to pull it off the queue to put it back on, HB gets stuck at Please Wait ... Scanning Title 1 of 1. There's nothing wrong with the videos. HB read it fine to get it on the queue the first time. If I drag / drop the original file ...
by andrewk89
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0
Replies: 4
Views: 595

Re: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.1.0/developer/build-windows.html Thanks. I built it on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) and HE-AAC is working. One note, the location of the nasm source is wrong. The instructions give the location with http protocol, but it needs https for the tarball p...
by andrewk89
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0
Replies: 4
Views: 595

FDK AAC and the 1.1.0

Description of problem or question: I noticed the 1.1.0 release news includes "FDK AAC 0.1.5 (AAC audio encoding, must compile from source )" I am using HE-AAC via FDK-AAC on Windows 10 x64 with one of the nightlies post 1.0.7 release (HandBrake Nightly 20171124174407-b43c7c3-master (2017112501) - ...
by andrewk89
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Converting Lots of Short Videos MOV to MP4
Replies: 2
Views: 368

Re: Converting Lots of Short Videos MOV to MP4

If not HB command line, then maybe with ffmpeg. Here is a .bat file I made to "fix" some .m4a audio files that wouldn't play. It is written to use from Windows Explorer. Drag the files and drop them onto the .bat file. It loops through each of the files that are dropped onto it, running the ffmpeg c...
by andrewk89
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Boost and compress audio for web publication
Replies: 2
Views: 320

Re: Boost and compress audio for web publication

... his next question will be "how do you know how much?". This happens to me quite a bit. If the source container is MP4 with either MP3 or AAC audio, I use MP3Gain and perform a Track Gain. Easy because it actually works on videos, so I don't have to separate the video from audio. AAC audio needs ...
by andrewk89
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 958

Re: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?

Ivy Bridge (3xxx) to Coffee Lake (8xxx) would be that jump. CPU frequencies aren't much higher after 5 generations (25%?). Thinking about getting an i5-8xxx when they go mainstream later this year, but wondering if the extra money for an i7 is well spent or money-down-the-drain. On the flip side, Co...