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by Devore
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Question About Subtitle
Replies: 7
Views: 1732

Re: Question About Subtitle

Most people will deal with subtitles separately, outside Handbrake, unless of course burned in subtitles are desired, and tbh, you don't want those unless your player doesn't handle any subtitle formats. Implementation of many of the "nice to have" features really comes down to whether some dev has ...
by Devore
Mon Jun 20, 2016 7:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Having issues with static noise please help
Replies: 10
Views: 1093

Re: Having issues with static noise please help

You want to keep the original track if your scenario allows for it (size, bitrate, format compatibility), as each lossy re-encode lowers the quality and introduces distortion, even at the same or higher bitrate. It might be very obvious, or it might be barely audible. Assuming starting size/bitrate/...
by Devore
Sat Jun 11, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Transcode Audio Only?
Replies: 3
Views: 978

Re: Transcode Audio Only?

If you want to stick with Handbrake, you can always just select the lowest quality video settings, and let it go to work, it will go very quickly, then re-mux the streams you want from the two files (video from original, audio from reencode).
by Devore
Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Fixing Aspect Ratio of Videos
Replies: 5
Views: 1090

Re: Fixing Aspect Ratio of Videos

the only way I can get it close to 4:3 is by changing the resolution to 592x400 It might be as simple as forcing encode resolution to 4:3 aspect, but 592x400 is not 4:3 in any case, that's why you're having problems. Post logs as instructed, it will make everything much more clear. but this obvious...
by Devore
Thu Jan 07, 2016 8:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Final output size
Replies: 8
Views: 1437

Re: Final output size

The est file size figure only applies to encodes that are using targeted/average bitrate mode. You should really be using the RF slider instead, which is impossible to tell what the final size will be. Use bitrate targets only when you need the file to fit into a certain size for some reason. Online...
by Devore
Thu Dec 17, 2015 5:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can Handbrake run on autopilot?
Replies: 2
Views: 2656

Re: Can Handbrake run on autopilot?

Maybe something like Amazon Elastic Transcoder service is more suitable for your application.
by Devore
Thu Dec 10, 2015 1:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: splitting files
Replies: 1
Views: 1693

Re: splitting files

You can use the mkvtoolnix GUI to split up your mp4 file as you want on markers. This will output MKV files, so you may need to further remux to MP4. Maybe some here can suggest a tool that can read/write MP4 directly. Unfortunately, I don't know my MP4 tools since I don't use the format myself.
by Devore
Wed Oct 21, 2015 10:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 4K RF Setting Help
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: 4K RF Setting Help

How good is the 4k quality on a smartphone camera? It's a short enough clip, you can do some test encodes to see what looks good. Assuming the camera is not that great (although you seem impressed with it) downscaling to 1080p with slightly higher CRF and preset might be plenty good enough even if t...
by Devore
Wed Oct 21, 2015 9:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Forced Subtitles: What Is Your Personal Process?
Replies: 8
Views: 2145

Re: Forced Subtitles: What Is Your Personal Process?

Subtitles can be a pain. Aside from the obvious foreign-language bits which MAY have forced subtitles (or may just be burned into the movie itself), there might be other subtitles too. I think it was one of the Avengers movies or something like that, that has a subtitle track when new locations are ...
by Devore
Thu Jul 09, 2015 6:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: newbie question about "loss"
Replies: 15
Views: 1891

Re: newbie question about "loss"

A good analogy is CD vs MP3. The MP3 is much smaller, but still sounds almost as good, for most use cases. In the audio world, we have psychoacoustics, which is how we can throw away information, but still fool the brain into thinking nothing has been taken away. In the video world, it is the same. ...
by Devore
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: I want this settled: What is considered transparent video quality?
Replies: 3
Views: 780

Re: I want this settled: What is considered transparent video quality?

Only thing that matters is your perception and what you find acceptable. For the "back up" or format shifting use case, either rip without re-coding, or re-code to a quality that is a) acceptable to you, b) acceptable to your disk space, and c) acceptable to your time constraints and patience. Reali...
by Devore
Thu Mar 05, 2015 10:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: The DVD compression is Bogus
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: The DVD compression is Bogus

It is not bogus, this is how compression works. What is "DVD compression" anyways? You set your quality and options to whatever your target goals are. If you want "DVD quality", then take the DVD stream and don't re-code it. We've "solved" this in the audio world, by throwing more bits at it, and we...
by Devore
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:18 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Forced Subtitles
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Forced Subtitles

You mark the subtitle track as default or forced in mkvmerge. Ultimately, it is up to the player to decide what subtitles to show, and most will not show subtitles when the audio track is the same language as your language/the subtitle language. In Plex as well, you can set the subtitle before playi...
by Devore
Mon Feb 23, 2015 7:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to change container without transcoding video or audio?
Replies: 3
Views: 880

Re: How to change container without transcoding video or audio?

MKVMerge (from mkvtoolnix) will create an MKV from a wide variety of other containers. For other formats (like MP4) there are also tools, just search around for something like "mp4 muxer/multiplexer". Although, mp4 can be very sticky about the stream formats, mkv handles pretty much anything. Also, ...
by Devore
Wed Jan 28, 2015 4:31 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: It can convert automatically each chapter in single file?
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: It can convert automatically each chapter in single file?

Automatically no, but you can que them up. Open the file in Handbrake, and select "Chapters" from the 3rd dropdown menu on top of the window. Set your encode settings as you wish. In the two dropdowns on either side of "through" beside the Chapters dropdown, select 1-1 to isolate the first chapter, ...
by Devore
Mon Dec 15, 2014 7:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Confused about display output
Replies: 6
Views: 863

Re: Confused about display output

What is the question though? The aspect information in HB is correct. Even though the DVD insert claims 1.78, the VLC screenshot shows a letterboxed picture. This is where you get the PAR 8/9; stored it is 720x480, displayed it is 720x540 ie 480/8*9 (or 640x480 ie 720/9*8 for heathens like me). Ther...
by Devore
Wed Sep 10, 2014 7:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is it possible to set a default frame width for videos?
Replies: 2
Views: 742

Re: Is it possible to set a default frame width for videos?

When you create a profile, you have the option to set video size. There was a similar question a few weeks ago as I recall. When you load a video and select your profile, the dimensions will get rescaled as well to fit into your bounding box.
by Devore
Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: FLAC passthru Q
Replies: 1
Views: 568

Re: FLAC passthru Q

Use MKVtoolnix and MKVmergegui to multiplex in the original audio after the encode (assuming you're targeting MKV), and remove the audio track in Handbrake encode, since there's no FLAC passthrough.
by Devore
Thu Jun 12, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Re-sizing A Video To A Width & Height Bigger Than Original
Replies: 5
Views: 754

Re: Re-sizing A Video To A Width & Height Bigger Than Origin

As others stated, this is only possible through command line, as the GUI prevents you from entering width/height that exceeds the source. The only exception is for cases where the encoded aspect ratio is not the same as the display aspect ratio, mostly seen only in DVDs. Even then, you are still con...
by Devore
Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cannot set several options on windows GUI
Replies: 2
Views: 553

Re: Cannot set several options on windows GUI

The max resolution is a setting in user profile. Set your width/height as desired, then when you create the profile it is one of the options to use those settings (max picture size = custom iirc). Each time you scan a new file in, you do have to toggle between profiles for the profile to be actually...
by Devore
Mon Apr 14, 2014 6:16 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Some troughts about the "best" Encoder Settings
Replies: 6
Views: 1724

Re: Some troughts about the "best" Encoder Settings

There are no "best" settings, because each source material and personal use case is different and requires potentially different settings. That's why they are there.
by Devore
Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How do I make lossless selections from an MKV file?
Replies: 8
Views: 1022

Re: How do I make lossless selections from an MKV file?

Handbrake is not for that. Try mkvtoolnix and the mkv merge gui tool.
by Devore
Fri Feb 07, 2014 7:53 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Need x.264 options help.
Replies: 4
Views: 814

Re: Need x.264 options help.

The simple solution is to demux the MKV (such as with MKVExtreact) then combine it with an MP4 muxer (such as Yamb), as long as the media types are compatible with the MP4 container.
by Devore
Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: M4V file sizes seem very large and unpredictable
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: M4V file sizes seem very large and unpredictable

One of the reasons I don't like using RF, for my purposes. Noisy/grainy pictures blow up file size like nothing else. If you do not mind re-encoding a couple of times, play around with lower quality RF settings and/or run a denoise filter, even the heavy one. You will lose detail, but it might be wo...
by Devore
Fri Dec 06, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Want faster transcoding, don't care about file size
Replies: 8
Views: 1272

Re: Want faster transcoding, don't care about file size

Oh yes, by "normal subtitles" I meant SRT. SubtitleEdit is spiffy, but I find it has massive issues with OCR on italics, which most subtitles have copious amounts of. For regular text it works perfectly, and the correcting features take care of minor problems. You may also want to take a look at DVD...