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by nhyone
Wed Nov 20, 2019 3:53 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?

Yikes, that's a lot of unfiltered frames for the defaults, which are pretty sensitive. Are you sure the content isn't mixed interlaced and progressive, or telecined ? The original conversion from DVD to H.264 was not deinterlaced. But that's not the stopper. I believe upscaling from 480px to 720px ...
by nhyone
Wed Nov 20, 2019 1:22 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?

Oops, you are right, I wrote it wrongly in the forum. Luckily, I cut-and-paste when I entered the command, so it is invoked correctly. Default: + size: 1280x720, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 1.78, 29.970 fps ... [15:15:58] * video track [15:15:58] + decoder: h264 [15:15:58] + bitrate 200 kbps ...
by nhyone
Tue Nov 19, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?

The default block parameters are pretty sensitive to combing and in my testing at least, I have not found a better group of settings. If the OP is sure his content is fully interlaced, disabling interlacing detection while enabling a deinterlacing is a smart move. Yes, I never had to adjust the opt...
by nhyone
Mon Nov 18, 2019 11:36 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?
Replies: 14
Views: 160

Re: detailed command line option docs OR deinterlacing help?

Another possibility is to use the custom format and reduce block threshold from 40 to, say, 20:

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block-thresh=20
And increase height to, say, 32:

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block-height=32
No idea how well they will work. :D
by nhyone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Unable to build HandBrake 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (unsupported)
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: HandBrake 1.3.0 comment Thread

Bypassing version checks seems ill-advised. Nasm 2.13 or later and Meson 0.47.0 or later are certainly required! Hence the version checks. I'm optimistic. :wink: In any case, if the latest meson (0.52.999) and nasm (2.14.02) are installed, it is possible to build the command-line version (no GUI, d...
by nhyone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 8:48 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Unable to build HandBrake 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (unsupported)
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: HandBrake 1.3.0 comment Thread

Long story short, meson and nasm must be up-to-date (newer than what Ubuntu 16.04 offers). It doesn't work if version checking is bypassed.

Other missing packages can be installed normally.
by nhyone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Unable to build HandBrake 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (unsupported)
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Re: HandBrake 1.3.0 comment Thread

Yes, lipo if from Apple's toolchain, but it's not required on Ubuntu. You need to install meson (required by the av1 decoder). I see, my mistake. Unfortunately, meson is outdated on Ubuntu 16.04: version probe: meson 0.47.0...(fail) 0.29.0 ERROR: minimum required meson version is 0.47.0 and /usr/bi...
by nhyone
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Unable to build HandBrake 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (unsupported)
Replies: 6
Views: 97

Unable to build HandBrake 1.3.0 on Ubuntu 16.04 (unsupported)

No Github account. Tried to create one, but it doesn't seem to like my password. Am unable to compile on Ubuntu 16.04: /mnt/work/sources/HandBrake-1.3.0$ ./configure probe: build tuple...(pass) x86_64-pc-linux-gnu find: ar...(pass) /usr/bin/ar find: cp...(pass) /bin/cp find: gm4...(pass) /usr/bin/m4...
by nhyone
Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:21 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: SSD-PCIe vs. SATA
Replies: 6
Views: 387

Re: SSD-PCIe vs. SATA

Irrelevant. Unless you're encoding raw uncompressed video, even a mechanical hard drive will have no impact on encoding performance whatsoever. It may if you are encoding multiple videos at once. :D Bandwidth is not the bottleneck, but seeking. I would use SSD for source and spinning HD for output....
by nhyone
Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: i7 9750H, 630HD IGP, GTX 1660i showdown
Replies: 12
Views: 586

Re: i7 9750H, 630HD IGP, GTX 1660i showdown

Hmm, a 32 Mbps 1080p H.264 video file.

I bet it would be efficient (10 Mbps) and look just as nice if you re-encode it using x264 CRF 20.
by nhyone
Sat Aug 31, 2019 2:18 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: CPU for handbrake (4k UHD) and image editing ($200 - $400)
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: CPU for handbrake (4k UHD) and image editing ($200 - $400)

My favorite before reading this test was the Ryzen 7 3700X, but it looks like the 3900X is siginicantly faster. I have heard that there will be a 3900 without X, a few have been reported in the wild. The 3900 without X should have less TDP similar to the 3700X. Are you after raw performance? How ab...
by nhyone
Tue Aug 27, 2019 2:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores

I only have interlaced DVDs, so I encoded 8,000+ frames of same DVD using x264 at CRF 20, ref=3, bframes=6, others at default. Because it is MPEG-2, I got this warning: [mpeg2video @ 0x7f9438017b40] Application has requested 21 threads. Using a thread count greater than 16 is not recommended. I don'...
by nhyone
Mon Aug 26, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores

I didn't notice until now, but are you sure the filters-off is faster?

According to your log, filters on:

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[00:06:28] work: average encoding speed for job is 43.541725 fps
vs filters off:

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[13:54:11] work: average encoding speed for job is 36.168522 fps
by nhyone
Mon Aug 26, 2019 6:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores

It's best to experiment to get some ideas. I encoded 9,000 frames of same video using x264 at CRF 20, ref=3, bframes=6, others at default. In fps: decomb no-decomb veryfast 117.39 190.73 61.5% veryslow 25.58 26.92 95.0% Note that the video I used has some combing (could be misdetection): [13:38:08] ...
by nhyone
Thu Aug 22, 2019 5:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores
Replies: 36
Views: 1477

Re: Ryzen 9 3900x X264 not maxing out all cores

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[00:06:29] decomb: deinterlaced 2497 | blended 10299 | unfiltered 122372 | total 135168
It detected combing, quite a fair bit, in fact.
by nhyone
Wed Aug 14, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: General H.264-to-H.265 for best fidelity & "no better"
Replies: 18
Views: 737

Re: General H.264-to-H.265 for best fidelity & "no better"

I don't use the presets. Why not? Super HQ 1080p30 Surround preset is a good place to start if you want to be transparent to the source. It is as simple as that. Common misconceptions: Presets is for beginners I want to control bitrate, so use average-bitrate There is a lossless CRF, I'm going to u...
by nhyone
Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:38 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: RF bitates too high
Replies: 6
Views: 320

Re: RF bitates too high

i thought h246 SD material should be between 400-1000 kb/s 1 Mbps for SD is doable if your source is clean 25 Mbps Blu-ray. Your DVDs are only 4+ Mbps MPEG-2. At this rate, there should be blocking artifacts. Ironically, the lower RF number you use, the harder x264 tries to preserve them and bitrat...
by nhyone
Mon Jul 08, 2019 2:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows: START AFFINITY not working with Handbrake CLI v.1.2.2
Replies: 21
Views: 820

Re: Windows: START AFFINITY not working with Handbrake CLI v.1.2.2

Honestly have no idea why your system is behaving like this :/ I recall I had the same experience on Linux with an old version of HandBrake with the x265 encoder. I thought I posted it here, but I couldn't find it, so maybe not. My solution was to apply affinity on the shell that runs HandBrake. Th...
by nhyone
Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Large Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Large Files

Any update? :D
by nhyone
Wed Jun 19, 2019 2:00 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Large Files
Replies: 8
Views: 1006

Re: Large Files

Just for reference, I was trying to compress Crimes of Grindelwald, and couldn’t get it less than 7 gigs at HQ quality, with the slider at 18 What is iTunes' size? 7 GB for this 133 min movie means 7 Mbps, including audio. It should not be too far off iTunes, where I read is 4 - 5.5 Mbps for 1080p....
by nhyone
Mon May 27, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: CPU for handbrake (4k UHD) and image editing ($200 - $400)
Replies: 14
Views: 1599

Re: CPU for handbrake (4k UHD) and image editing ($200 - $400)

I have read somewhere, that too much cores reduce the quality. How many cores are ok? Perhaps here? Request for (cpu-)benchmarks :lol: TL;DR With this test file, I got 379.1 MB with 4 threads, but 395.0 MB with 40 threads, using x264 slower preset. Using more cores do not reduce quality, it just re...
by nhyone
Sat May 25, 2019 1:17 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: h264 more efficient than h265?
Replies: 13
Views: 1297

Re: h264 more efficient than h265?

This file seems very compressible. If x264 can compress 144 GB to 285 MB with "lossless" (RF 0), I wonder what the file size is if a saner CRF (say 16) is used.
by nhyone
Thu May 23, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake and NVenc - best preconfigured settings
Replies: 9
Views: 1260

Re: Handbrake and NVenc - best preconfigured settings

For me, because I'm encoding the movies for professional clients who can usually see a difference, I still use the plain ol' H.264 codec set to VerySlow. Even though my main machine is an 18-core i9-7980XE running at 4.2 GHz, it's encoding at 22 FPS (considering a 2-pass encode), or in other words,...
by nhyone
Fri May 10, 2019 5:06 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Speed, Quality, File-Size - Pick Two
Replies: 7
Views: 1149

Re: Speed, Quality, File-Size - Pick Two

musicvid wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 4:12 pm
MediaInfo will give you the bits per pixel, which will reflect relative compression ratio.
Yes, but it does not tell us if we are able to compress the file further.

For example, the 25 GB file could be compressed to 5 GB. But it could also be that it remained around 25 GB after re-encoding.