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by Woodstock
Thu May 13, 2021 7:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Trying to convert to MPEG-2
Replies: 3
Views: 17

Re: Trying to convert to MPEG-2

You can manually override the output file naming convention.

Or, you could have your DVD authoring software do its own conversion, because it will need to put it into a VOB container anyway - handbrake doesn't write VOBs.
by Woodstock
Tue May 11, 2021 7:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Total Render Time for a Project
Replies: 7
Views: 70

Re: Total Render Time for a Project

Handbrake's estimate of compressing a particular file is based on the average frames per second on the particular source file it is working on, compared to the estimated total number of frames in that source. It knows NOTHING about how many frames there are in any other source file, and even less ab...
by Woodstock
Tue May 11, 2021 3:49 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How to save audio settings so I don't have to select it every time?
Replies: 10
Views: 107

Re: How to save audio settings so I don't have to select it every time?

Presets can save audio selection behavior. You set it on the "Defaults" page on the Audio (and Subtitle) tabs, then save the preset. Presets do not store specific audio or subtitle actions; they set rules for which will be selected automatically. If you intend to use that preset for batch ...
by Woodstock
Mon May 10, 2021 6:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Converting MOV to mp4 color changed massively HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: Converting MOV to mp4 color changed massively HELP

Stream #0:0(und): Video: hevc (Main 10) (hvc1 / 0x31637668), yuv420p10le(tv, bt2020nc/bt2020/arib-std-b67), 1920x1080, 8516 kb/s, 30 fps, 30 tbr, 600 You are starting with a 10-bit color source, and mapping it to 8-bit during the encode. You have a number of parameters that would limit the results ...
by Woodstock
Mon May 10, 2021 4:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Converting MOV to mp4 color changed massively HELP
Replies: 15
Views: 111

Re: Converting MOV to mp4 color changed massively HELP

Does it still happen if you use a current version? 1.2.x is old.

Anything beyond that, we need to see your logs.
by Woodstock
Mon May 10, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: SRT subtitles passthru, crippled SSA
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: SRT subtitles passthru, crippled SSA

MP4 doesn't support integrated SRT; just Timed Text.

A lot of players, though, will play MP4s and apply separate SRT subtitles, from a .SRT file in the same directory as the MP4.
by Woodstock
Mon May 10, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Changing settings after starting a queue
Replies: 1
Views: 39

Re: Changing settings after starting a queue

Once something is in the queue, it will be encoded with the settings you gave it. You can remove it from the queue and edit it, but changes you make to settings for subsequent videos do not affect the queue.

If you're doing scripting, the Command Line Interface (CLI) version is far more flexible.
by Woodstock
Mon May 10, 2021 12:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: SRT subtitles passthru, crippled SSA
Replies: 8
Views: 71

Re: SRT subtitles passthru, crippled SSA

If your output format is MP4 (we don't know because there is no log), handbrake outputs MP4-compatible Timed Text, rather than either SRT or SSA.

If you want to edit the SRT, why not do it before you run it through handbrake?
by Woodstock
Sat May 08, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: lossless conversion from VOB to MP4 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: lossless conversion from VOB to MP4 ...

In copy mode, ffmpeg and mp4box are simply changing the container, not the tracks themselves.

You will have to check if Premier can handle MPEG2 as an input.
by Woodstock
Fri May 07, 2021 1:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HB fails encodes due to source
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: HB fails encodes due to source

Without logs, we cannot know what the problem is, so "is it a common issue?" is a worthless question. I read and write to network locations with handbrake all the time - my raw video workspace is on the same NAS that the finished files are loaded to. Give us some logs, and maybe we can fig...
by Woodstock
Fri May 07, 2021 1:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: lossless conversion from VOB to MP4 ...
Replies: 6
Views: 157

Re: lossless conversion from VOB to MP4 ...

Zero additional loss, use a tool that can re-mux the MPEG2 video into an MP4 file. The options vary with your operating system. Handbrake is always going to re-encode the video. h.264 video is far more efficient than MPEG2, so the files will get smaller, unless you tell the encoder to go "lossl...
by Woodstock
Thu May 06, 2021 2:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

Mine is actually based on the NTSC version, 480p30, but you have the essence. I'm not buying as much PAL stuff on DVD anymore.
by Woodstock
Wed May 05, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

I really cannot say if EEDI2 is better or worse, as I haven't played with it. That is the thing, though; you CAN play with settings. You don't even have to do full encodes... Pick a chapter of a video that has a mixture of movement and detail, and encode it with various settings changes. Compare the...
by Woodstock
Tue May 04, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DONT burn subtitles?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: DONT burn subtitles?

The standard for MP4 moves with money. Things Apple wanted got implemented . Things Dolby wanted, got implemented (you can put DolbyVision in an MP4). Things people want, like PGS subtitle support, well, companies with money don't want that, because PGS is a standard for Bluray, not used many other ...
by Woodstock
Mon May 03, 2021 5:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: trying to get True-HD atmos to work
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: trying to get True-HD atmos to work

Plex adds an additional element, as it can have device profiles that require changes to streams. Their application is designed to be transparent to the user - your device gets only what it can handle. There is a lot of discussion out there about Plex not passing through DolbyVision metadata, except ...
by Woodstock
Mon May 03, 2021 1:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DONT burn subtitles?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: DONT burn subtitles?

Versions prior to v1.3 did not enforce the container limitations within the GUI, so you could make "impossible" selections. In 1.3.x, the GUI won't allow you to select passthrough for PGS in MP4 files (the burn-in box is grayed out). (1.3.3 is the current version, by the way, and 1.1.x is ...
by Woodstock
Mon May 03, 2021 1:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: trying to get True-HD atmos to work
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: trying to get True-HD atmos to work

Handbrake is passing the TrueHD track to the output (along with the AC3 version MakeMKV created).

Check your TV's settings - If it is like mine, the default is to send PCM to the amplifier for streams it recognizes.
by Woodstock
Sun May 02, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DONT burn subtitles?
Replies: 7
Views: 151

Re: DONT burn subtitles?

Expanding on mduell's comment - Bluray subtitles are not compatible with MP4 as a destination. DVD subtitles (officially) aren't either, but there is a widely (but not universally accepted) way to include them. MKV files can have PGS subtitles, so switching containers would make it possible to have ...
by Woodstock
Sun May 02, 2021 5:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio settings don't get saved when saving a customized preset
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Audio settings don't get saved when saving a customized preset

If you are dealing with things like "10 episodes of TV series XYZZY", which have tracks of the same type and will have the same encoding,I prefer using the command line.
by Woodstock
Sun May 02, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

Motion is smoother, in my experience, by going to the "Bob rate". When things are moving, their position in the frame can change between half frames, and double-rate doesn't have to try to blend the two together. But that's just my opinion on it, and I have all my DVD presets using that.
by Woodstock
Sun May 02, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio settings don't get saved when saving a customized preset
Replies: 5
Views: 139

Re: Audio settings don't get saved when saving a customized preset

Presets save audio selection rules set in the "Defaults" box, not specific settings. You cannot say, "Pick track 4 and encode it as AAC 5.1", and expect that to "stick" for all videos processed. Sources are far too diverse and the selection rules are rather simplistic.
by Woodstock
Sun May 02, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

Interlaced 25fps is actually two half-frames for each frame, so splitting them up gives you 50fps.
by Woodstock
Sat May 01, 2021 1:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

On the filters page, you have a number of possible selections relating to telecine and interlacing. Look for "Interlace detection", and set it to OFF. That will force the interlace removal to be applied to all frames. After that, you can select which deinterlace filter to use. I use "...
by Woodstock
Sat May 01, 2021 12:48 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: CLI arguments from the GUI?
Replies: 6
Views: 163

Re: CLI arguments from the GUI?

Side note - when writing the scripts, it is best to wrap file paths in quote characters, because sometimes they will be mis-interpreted. Using GUI presets in the CLI involves two steps; loading the presets, then selecting the one you want. --preset-import-gui will import presets from GUI config pres...
by Woodstock
Fri Apr 30, 2021 10:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?
Replies: 11
Views: 262

Re: Do I really need to deinterlace a DVD?

The output is not going to be (handbrake doesn't output interlaced video). So you can often see combing (those bands you mentioned) in the result. The parameter you probably want to disable is "Comb detection", which tells handbrake to only apply deinterlacing "when needed", whil...