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by andrewk89
Fri Jun 26, 2020 4:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Export statement wrong in 1.3.3 build scripts?
Replies: 1
Views: 76

Export statement wrong in 1.3.3 build scripts?

Description of problem or question: Building 1.3.3 Windows x64 on Ubuntu 18.04. After building the toolchains, I think the suggested export path is incorrect. There are two forward slashes between the toolchains folder and mingw folder. See attached screen shot. Seemed wrong to me, so I also added ...
by andrewk89
Wed Jan 22, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Parallel queue implementation

Maybe CPU starvation is due to something else, maybe cache thrashing or I/O? Here is the reference he found on the topic. 384 GB = 12 x 32 GB - all 12 channels are populated, or 1 memory channel per 4 cores. Put a temp drive on a RAM disk to eliminate I/O - it didn't really help. If you believe the...
by andrewk89
Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Parallel queue implementation
Replies: 29
Views: 1488

Re: Parallel queue implementation

It's worth testing if this is a bottleneck. I've always assumed we'll hit CPU limit first. :D Tests would be interesting. The simulation software we use at work is reported to hit CPU starvation somewhere between 2-3 cores per memory channel. Beyond that, there isn't enough RAM bandwidth to keep th...
by andrewk89
Mon Jan 06, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: x265 Limit threads
Replies: 5
Views: 564

Re: x265 Limit threads

What about just using Task Manager to lower the priority of the Handbrake thread to Below Normal or Low? Or is "Low" priority not low enough that you need to further reduce the x265 pools, too?
by andrewk89
Tue Dec 17, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1.3.0 deletes presets / won't save audio presets
Replies: 3
Views: 260

Re: 1.3.0 deletes presets / won't save audio presets

Did you use the behavioural screen (via the audio tab) to setup the audio tracks? (Fixed in the nighties and upcoming 1.3.1) Yes. OK, and thanks. I couldn't reproduce deleted presets. I copied one of the presets.json backups from earlier this year. (I only use 2 presets, but there are a lot of pres...
by andrewk89
Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1.3.0 deletes presets / won't save audio presets
Replies: 3
Views: 260

1.3.0 deletes presets / won't save audio presets

Description of problem or question: Upgraded from 1.2.2 to 1.3.0 and thought everything was fine. Reboted my computer. Launched HB again - custom presets are missing. Re-created one of the custom presets, but it won't save audio. I re-compiled 1.3.0 .dll with he-aac flag. That's what I'm trying to ...
by andrewk89
Thu Dec 12, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: mp4 versus mkv
Replies: 8
Views: 614

Re: mp4 versus mkv

This activity log may be more helpful.
by andrewk89
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Make two videos exactly the same size
Replies: 4
Views: 373

Re: Make two videos exactly the same size

By "size" you mean seconds (length), not bytes???? Avidemux has time resolution down to individual frames. If the frames line up on keyframes, the cut can be lossless ("Copy" mode). If not, it has to transcode. HuffYUV is lossless (HUGE files). Maybe x264 with Quality=0 is, too. (The older 2.5 serie...
by andrewk89
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1.3.0 Windows build instructions wrong
Replies: 2
Views: 260

1.3.0 Windows build instructions wrong

I built 1.3.0 for Windows on Ubuntu 18.04 with these instructions: Building HandBrake for Windows . configure threw an error that ninja-build and ninja were required but not found. Yes, ninja-build is listed in the dependencies, but it isn't included in the copy/paste instructions for actually insta...
by andrewk89
Wed Nov 06, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Trancode Without Losing Quality
Replies: 9
Views: 928

Re: Trancode Without Losing Quality

Avidemux for lossless cutting, changing the container, etc. Also does transcoding with more audio and video filters than HB.
by andrewk89
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HE-AAC Audio Missing on Latest Version
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

Re: HE-AAC Audio Missing on Latest Version

NickF123 wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 7:36 pm
Ryzen 2600x ... set to allow 12 processors (6 cores with hyperthreading).
Some of us are running older hardware (e.g. six year old Core i5, 8GB RAM) where resources are more constrained.
by andrewk89
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: OT: How to get properties
Replies: 3
Views: 464

OT: How to get properties

Yes, I know this is off topic (but tangentially related)... I'm running out of hard drive space. To help me limp along until I buy more storage, I want to find candidate videos that could get highest file size reduction from transcoding. Videos using older codecs or low compression are obvious candi...
by andrewk89
Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HE-AAC Audio Missing on Latest Version
Replies: 16
Views: 2085

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: 357

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: 508

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: 508

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: 970

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: 486

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: 486

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: 721

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: 919

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: 1182

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: 424

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: 1182

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.