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by Woodstock
Sat Sep 22, 2018 1:40 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question on audio transcoding quality
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Question on audio transcoding quality

Using AAC encoding with handbrake, on anything but a Mac, is going to give you degraded quality, unless you compile your own copy with the better AAC encoder. (Version 1.2, when it arrives, may improve that, but that's not now.) I try to make sure all videos I encode have at least one AC3 track, pre...
by Woodstock
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question on audio transcoding quality
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Question on audio transcoding quality

You CAN put more than one audio track in. Put in AC3 for the TV, DTS pass through for the computer.

Many TVs have a way to send the audio out to an amplifier that understands the encoding.
by Woodstock
Thu Sep 20, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Tweak encoding settings for best quality and compression
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Tweak encoding settings for best quality and compression

If those settings are meeting your goal, what is the issue?

Regardless of the source resolution, with the destination being limited to 1920x1080, "Blu-ray quality" would be obtainable with an RF value of 16 to 18. Using 13 may not be silly, but, given the targets, unnecessary.
by Woodstock
Thu Sep 20, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Tweak encoding settings for best quality and compression
Replies: 6
Views: 67

Re: Tweak encoding settings for best quality and compression

"Universal format", but you fail to identify which of the target devices has the most limitations.
by Woodstock
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: RivaTuner / MSI Afterburner Users Please Read
Replies: 9
Views: 8502

Re: RivaTuner / MSI Afterburner Users Please Read

One would think that anyone running one of these applications is doing so deliberately, and they would know how to operate it. They might not know about NEEDING to add exceptions, but the program should have a menu item for administering such things. Of course, in the modern world, people install th...
by Woodstock
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encode MP4 from separate audio and video files
Replies: 4
Views: 78

Re: Encode MP4 from separate audio and video files

Best solution would be a video editor, then feed the output to handbrake. Cheap/fast solution, assuming that the audio and video are matching lengths and there is no requirement to synchronize them, mkvmerge (part of mkvtoolnix) to multiplex them into an MKV file, then convert them to an MP4 using h...
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Fast Decode option
Replies: 5
Views: 78

Re: Fast Decode option

Considering that Youtube and Vimeo both recompress your video/audio in multiple ways between when you upload it and it is made available for download, "fast decode" means nothing on the submission side.
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 18, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: HB scan not providing content
Replies: 6
Views: 176

Re: HB scan not providing content

You have probably been using an unsupported 3rd-party library to graft decryption on to handbrake. During your update, the linkage to that library was lost. This happens quite often, which is why the 3rd-party library approach to decryption isn't supported. Using a tool that is intended for ripping ...
by Woodstock
Sun Sep 09, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: CLI not completing, but says it is.
Replies: 4
Views: 173

Re: CLI not completing, but says it is.

Did you try playing the m4v file? I've read that Finder has one of the same "features" as Windows Explorer, that it caches file information in weird ways. It notices that a file has been created, but it sometimes does not update that information willingly as the file changes size. File size can chan...
by Woodstock
Sat Sep 08, 2018 3:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: adding an option line to write subtitle name like we can do for audio!
Replies: 1
Views: 136

Re: adding an option line to write subtitle name like we can do for audio!

Per the announcement many months ago, where you need to go to submit feature requests: https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/issues
by Woodstock
Fri Sep 07, 2018 7:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New Feature: 10bit HDR to 8bit SDR tone mapping
Replies: 2
Views: 341

Re: New Feature: 10bit HDR to 8bit SDR tone mapping

Per the announcement that has been up for many months, where to post Feature Requests and Bug Reports:

https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/issues
by Woodstock
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Arrow bluray episode settings/encode time questions
Replies: 2
Views: 147

Re: Arrow bluray episode settings/encode time questions

Experiment (adult word for "play"). Pick a chapter of an episode. Encode it using different presets, recording which preset you used for which file. Try different RF values. Watch the resulting files back to back, to see if you detect the changes. And if you have questions, post logs so we know EXAC...
by Woodstock
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Titles are scanned, but then do not show up
Replies: 9
Views: 374

Re: Titles are scanned, but then do not show up

There are programs out there that handle decrypting DVDs and Bluray disks. Handbrake isn't one of them. You apparently added a third-party add-on (libdvdcss) to your old version that removed the encryption, but that library was apparently NOT working on this particular disk... which is why you broug...
by Woodstock
Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: how to passtrough subtitle and keep in srt instead of converting to ass
Replies: 6
Views: 245

Re: how to passtrough subtitle and keep in srt instead of converting to ass

SRT is a poorly documented format. SSA actually has documentation. From messages posted here by the developers over the years, it was apparently decided to standardize on a DOCUMENTED format, instead of a format that, if it works, you're good, but if it doesn't, you probably can't figure out what yo...
by Woodstock
Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Custom preset - resolution not saved
Replies: 1
Views: 126

Re: Custom preset - resolution not saved

The resolution in the preset will be the maximum size. If the source is smaller than that, you should see no changes.

We would need to see the preset itself to know if the resolution was saved (that is optional when you create the preset). Export it and post the json output, please.
by Woodstock
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:20 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: [suggest].ass compability
Replies: 3
Views: 144

Re: [suggest].ass compability

SSA/ASS is supported by handbrake, but it must be muxed into the source MKV file. Unlike SRT subtitles, SSA can (and usually does!) support fonts and such that must be included with the subtitles. You can use mkvmerge to insert the SSA/ASS file and its associated fonts into the source, and run it th...
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Storage size changed
Replies: 13
Views: 359

Re: Storage size changed

Correct that the resolution will remain the same as the source, as long as that's less than 1920x1080.

1024x434... that was probably an anamophic title with really wide pixels (pixel aspect ratio much wider than high).
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't launch program
Replies: 6
Views: 230

Re: Can't launch program

Even if the dialog box is empty, have you checked to see if there are any messages in the Windows Event Viewer?
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Scaleable Interface?
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Scaleable Interface?

A screen that is only 768 pixels high is not big enough to contain all the information on the GUI screen. If I remember correctly, the minimum screen size is listed as 1280x1024.
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: how do I extract SSA/ASS subtitles
Replies: 8
Views: 212

Re: how do I extract SSA/ASS subtitles

[21:21:19] Skipping subtitle scan. No suitable subtitle tracks. followed by: [21:21:19] * subtitle track 1, 中文, Closed Caption [CC608] (track 0, id 0x0, Text) -> Passthrough The source in question does not seem to have any subtitle tracks, just a closed-caption track, which is already text. So, for...
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: i cannot put forced subtitle as forced the square is in grey
Replies: 3
Views: 173

Re: i cannot put forced subtitle as forced the square is in grey

If there are no subtitles in a track that are marked as forced, "forced only" has no effect.

And most text subtitle formats do not use the forced flag.

Are you thinking of the "Default" flag?
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Use Handbrake to comporess audio only?
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: Use Handbrake to comporess audio only?

Handbrake is a video encoder - it will ALWAYS encode the video.

You can use ffmpeg to just compress audio while copying the video through unchanged. Google will find it for you. Their website shows examples of doing exactly what you're wanting.
by Woodstock
Tue Sep 04, 2018 1:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HD sound, questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: HD sound, questions.

Considering that I have over 600 individual series (current count), yes, I "do" anime. And I really don't bother with the 5.1 audio, because it's almost always quite muted vs. the AC3 stereo (because AC3 usually gets compressed to MAKE it louder) and LPCM audio of the original. There are reasons to ...
by Woodstock
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:32 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HD sound, questions.
Replies: 5
Views: 166

Re: HD sound, questions.

If you were raised on analog broadcast TV, going to video tape was a step up. DVD improved upon the resolution of tape, to where it was possible to see bad editing. BD makes bad editing more obvious, and UHD makes it painfully obvious. My benchmark is, "Is the story being depicted good enough to kee...
by Woodstock
Mon Sep 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Film grain on bluray, proponents of de-noise, To de-noise or not. Whats your settings?
Replies: 6
Views: 210

Re: Film grain on bluray, proponents of de-noise, To de-noise or not. Whats your settings?

In modern film making, using grain is "for effect". It is often artificially added. I have several movies and TV series where grain is added to denote, "This happened in the past".