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by jblagden
Thu Jul 16, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Avatar: The Last Airbender Blu-Ray - Encode Al or Just Sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 177

Avatar: The Last Airbender Blu-Ray - Encode Al or Just Sound?

Description of problem or question: I just bought the Blu-Ray set of Avatar: The Last Airbender. The files are smaller than I expected, weighing in at 5.3 gigabytes. I'm uncertain as to whether or not it would be worth the time to do full encodes via Handbrake or if I should just use FFMPEG to conv...
by jblagden
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Horizontal Purple Line on Right Edge of Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Re: Horizontal Purple Line on Right Edge of Frame

You REALLY need to update your handbrake version. 1.2.x had a lot of fixes in it, including some for these type of edge lines, and 1.3.0 was just released with even MORE fixes. The flatpak distribution should work just fine on your copy of Ubuntu. I updated to version 1.2.1, had it run the encode a...
by jblagden
Tue Nov 12, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Horizontal Purple Line on Right Edge of Frame
Replies: 5
Views: 392

Horizontal Purple Line on Right Edge of Frame

Description of problem or question: I copied a Scooby-Doo DVD and there's a vertical purple line on the far right side of the frame. VLC snapshots: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/5xpw9f7bpudzoh1/AADsV38BfemwMIO5GoZ4jr3Oa?dl=0 Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable): Use Handbrake to copy Scooby-...
by jblagden
Tue Nov 12, 2019 2:14 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

What would you think if the recipe titled "Best Settings for Ghostbusters (4K Optimized release)" was created by someone who had improperly set their monitor, but tuned the recipe to make it look good on that monitor? That sort of thing happens, far more often than people think. Turn the contrast u...
by jblagden
Sun Nov 03, 2019 6:00 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

I wasn't talking about presets, per se, with "changes between versions." There are things in the nightly builds that aren't available in v1.2.x, which could change what "recipe" is optimal. And even stock presets have differences between versions. You refer to "particularly perplexing discs like Gh...
by jblagden
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:49 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

"Recipes" change, with things like: Version of handbrake, including official vs. broken builds (like ubuntu's). Source of video (DVD, BD, "other"). Preferences and perceptions of the user. The last is a hard one to account for. Some people prefer artificially sharpened "edges", others not so much. ...
by jblagden
Sat Nov 02, 2019 12:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

I also found a resolution to the Eureka encoding problem. I feel kinda stupid for not realizing it, but it turns out that the reason why the picture quality looked the way it did and none of the filter settings I tried helped is because I had my monitors' brightness and contrast too low. I tend to t...
by jblagden
Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:16 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

I really think it would be great if there was a section of the forum where people could post their “recipes” for particularly perplexing discs like Ghostbusters, Lie to Me, and Eureka.
by jblagden
Tue Oct 29, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Re: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

I would just do a bunch of tests, but my system is on the slow side (Intel i3, 8GB) and buckles even when generating just 15-second previews. I've queued up some short samples to test some different filter levels, but I don't want to spend days or weeks trying to find the right settings. I'm really ...
by jblagden
Tue Oct 29, 2019 5:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set
Replies: 11
Views: 990

Best Filters for Eureka Blu-Ray Set

Description of problem or question: I recently purchased the Blu-Ray set of Eureka, but the video quality isn't what I was expecting. It's kinda blurry and doesn't look great. It looks kinda like a bad DVD. Does anyone here have this set? How did you improve the quality? Which filters should I use?...
by jblagden
Fri May 11, 2018 2:33 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Anamorphic for Big or Hi-Res Screens
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Re: Best Anamorphic for Big or Hi-Res Screens

Thanks! I’ll keep it in mind!
by jblagden
Thu May 10, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Anamorphic for Big or Hi-Res Screens
Replies: 3
Views: 1874

Best Anamorphic for Big or Hi-Res Screens

Which anamorphic setting provides a better picture, especially on larger or hi-res displays? Strict or Loose? Or is the automatic setting best?
by jblagden
Thu May 07, 2015 8:36 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?

That's fine. That's really good to know. Thanks!
by jblagden
Thu May 07, 2015 7:48 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?

So, I could copy Handbrake plist files from a Mac to a PC and they'll work in Handbrake without me having to do anything aside from importing them in Handbrake?
by jblagden
Thu May 07, 2015 5:41 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

Re: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?

Really? But wouldn't Mac plist files be incompatible?
by jblagden
Thu May 07, 2015 4:50 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?
Replies: 7
Views: 719

plist/XML Preset Files - Cross Compatible?

I found a way to convert the plist files that are used for presets in Handbrake to XML files in Terminal. Would the resulting XML files work in Windows?
by jblagden
Fri Jan 09, 2015 1:10 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Multiple Discs in Queue - Quits After First Disc
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Re: Multiple Discs in Queue - Quits After First Disc

They're in separate drives.
by jblagden
Fri Jan 09, 2015 12:39 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Multiple Discs in Queue - Quits After First Disc
Replies: 2
Views: 273

Multiple Discs in Queue - Quits After First Disc

The Mac version of Handbrake has a problem where it quits in the middle of the queue. Specifically, when multiple discs of a TV show are in the queue, Handbrake will finish encoding the first disc’s content and then quits. I can’t even resume Handbrake’s progress by reopening it and clicking on “Rel...
by jblagden
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:25 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue

Okay.
by jblagden
Wed Jan 07, 2015 8:14 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue

I've tried that repeatedly, but Handbrake quits every time.
by jblagden
Wed Jan 07, 2015 7:58 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue
Replies: 6
Views: 675

Re: Handbrake Feedback - Export Queue

I don't see that option in the Mac version. I've seen in in the Windows version, but not the Mac version. I would really appreciate that kind of functionality. Queue export and export functionality would allow me to set up a queue at night, and then get it going quickly and easily early in the morni...
by jblagden
Wed Jul 02, 2014 9:52 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: GTX 650 - DVD Conversion Speed
Replies: 1
Views: 278

GTX 650 - DVD Conversion Speed

My MacBook Pro is a late 2011 13 inch model. I use it for copying my DVDs, but because it only has an integrated graphics card, encoding takes a while and causes me to worry about my Mac's processor burning out. To remedy this, I'll buy an external graphics card enclosure. Later this year, after the...