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by Bjomesphat
Sun May 12, 2019 10:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CRF Slider - Half Steps
Replies: 3
Views: 62

Re: CRF Slider - Half Steps

Ah, that's what granularity means. I've been using Handbrake for years, but never bother to look into that setting.

I'm glad that Nightly defaulted to .5 for whatever reason, because I'm finding it very useful. Thanks all.
by Bjomesphat
Sun May 12, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: CRF Slider - Half Steps
Replies: 3
Views: 62

CRF Slider - Half Steps

A few weeks ago there was a nightly build that introduced half steps on the constant quality slider (ie. 25.5, 26.5, 27.5). I ran some testing on it and it seemed like the half steps were giving me near identical quality as the full step right below it, but with slightly reduced filesizes. However, ...
by Bjomesphat
Thu Jan 03, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: x265 Animation Tune
Replies: 2
Views: 203

x265 Animation Tune

https://x265.readthedocs.io/en/default/presets.html

It looks like there's an official Animation tune now. Will this be added to Handbrake? Alternatively, is adding the parameters in extra options basically the same as choosing the tune?
by Bjomesphat
Mon Dec 31, 2018 1:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Any suggestions on preserving grain with x265?
Replies: 1
Views: 270

Any suggestions on preserving grain with x265?

The way x265 preserves grain seems very different from how it worked with x264. Using default x265 settings with no tune and most of the presets removes or smooths out grain considerably regardless of your CRF. Of course using the grain tune brings it back, however there's significant trade offs whe...
by Bjomesphat
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can someone explain NLMeans and does it actually do anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Re: Can someone explain NLMeans and does it actually do anything?

Might as well start with the original message about adding NLMeans: https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=30135&p=139077 Nice resource, didn't know that was here. Thanks. So I'm using 1.1.2 on Windows 7, and I'm encoding with h265 and grain tune. I've tried using NLMeans and its various st...
by Bjomesphat
Thu Sep 27, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can someone explain NLMeans and does it actually do anything?
Replies: 5
Views: 359

Can someone explain NLMeans and does it actually do anything?

So I'm using 1.1.2 on Windows 7, and I'm encoding with h265 and grain tune. I've tried using NLMeans and its various strengths with its own grain tune, but the differences are negligible at best. I assumed I would get some savings with filesize, since my source is very grainy and NLMeans is supposed...
by Bjomesphat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 4:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLMeans options
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: NLMeans options

Heh, that fixed it. I think it had something to do with loading an unfinished job in my queue when I first booted up HB. I guess the settings from an older nightly didn't translate 1:1 with the new version. It's working as expected now. I re-booted the software and started a job fresh and everything...
by Bjomesphat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLMeans options
Replies: 4
Views: 536

Re: NLMeans options

Just to be clear, the preset/tune in the Video tab is fine, it's under the Filters tab when you select NLMeans that changed.

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Edit: Image didn't show, here's the link.

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by Bjomesphat
Tue Dec 26, 2017 1:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLMeans options
Replies: 4
Views: 536

NLMeans options

It's probably been a month since I've used Handbrake, but I installed the latest nightly for Windows and noticed the preset and tune options for NLMeans is gone. Was it redundant having these options in conjunction with video settings? I would often use the film tune on the video tab, but would choo...
by Bjomesphat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 2:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Same quality settings for all films, or adjust per title?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Same quality settings for all films, or adjust per title?

H.264 Framerate: Same as source Encoder Preset:Very Slow Encoder Tune: Film Encoder Profile: Main Encoder Level: 4.0 The film was shot digitally (all the one listed were shot digitally) so no grain. You're right. A lot of motion in The Revenant. I very rarely get 5GB for a movie with these settings...
by Bjomesphat
Tue Aug 08, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Same quality settings for all films, or adjust per title?
Replies: 5
Views: 2575

Re: Same quality settings for all films, or adjust per title?

Do you have any other settings? Those filesizes seem very suspect for x264 at 18 RF and passthrough audio, even with very slow. I use the same settings for a lot of films, but at 19 RF, and never get 5gb for a 2 hour movie. And 8GB for a movie like The Revenant seems crazy. I don't remember how grai...
by Bjomesphat
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to Reduce Video Size with HandBrake in X265 step-by-step instructions on how to encode,quality HEVC 5.1 Color Full
Replies: 26
Views: 4836

Re: How to Reduce Video Size with HandBrake in X265 step-by-step instructions on how to encode,quality HEVC 5.1 Color F

These step by step guides are always dangerous. I know when I started using Handbrake, the first thing I did was Google "best Handbrake settings" or something similar. I ended up following some guide and converting all of my DVDs and BDs to these settings. Then I started coming around these forums m...
by Bjomesphat
Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anyway to figure out which version x265 Handbrake is using?
Replies: 3
Views: 1263

Anyway to figure out which version x265 Handbrake is using?

I'm pretty sure the latest stable is using 2.3, but is there anywhere to confirm that? I'm mostly asking in regards to the nightlies to see if they're using a newer version.
by Bjomesphat
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What's your video format preference?
Replies: 12
Views: 4292

Re: What's your video format preference?

Kodi and Plex, depending on the TV I'm using.

MKV

H264 for most movies
H265 for really grainy or shaky movies (to help reduce filesizes), and always for blu ray TV shows.

Passthrough audio or FLAC
by Bjomesphat
Tue Jan 17, 2017 12:03 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: All of my x265 encodes keep failing
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: All of my x265 encodes keep failing

Just wanted to follow up on this.

I removed the USB drive in all my encodes, and they have been successful on both of my computers. My home computer, the file stayed locally throughout, and my work computer I used my google drive to transfer the files to. I haven't had a problem since.
by Bjomesphat
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: All of my x265 encodes keep failing
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: All of my x265 encodes keep failing

rollin_eng wrote:I would try using an internal drive just to rule out your USB drive.
Yeah, I'll have to try it at my house. I've been bringing files to work to encode on my work PC, so I need to limit all of my variables and just rip and encode straight from my computer.
by Bjomesphat
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: All of my x265 encodes keep failing
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: All of my x265 encodes keep failing

So I just looked at the source of my third encode, and there's indeed something wrong at that timecode. Could it be MakeMKV that's problematic or my bluray drive that's corrupted my mkv rips? Maybe copying the file to my usb drive is having a problem? I'll have to check the file on my computer at ho...
by Bjomesphat
Thu Jan 12, 2017 5:36 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: All of my x265 encodes keep failing
Replies: 7
Views: 886

Re: All of my x265 encodes keep failing

That certainly makes the most sense, but I was able to convert one to x264 with no problems, and then when I tried x265 it failed. The differences might have been Handbrake versions and I also used a different computer.
by Bjomesphat
Thu Jan 12, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: All of my x265 encodes keep failing
Replies: 7
Views: 886

All of my x265 encodes keep failing

I made this post a week ago where, but this is seeming like a larger issue so I'm making a new one. I've been trying out encoding my media with the x265 codec, and I've only had one success out of three so far. This one worked without error: HandBrake 1.0.1 (2016122900) - 64bit OS: Microsoft Windows...
by Bjomesphat
Wed Jan 11, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can anyone tell me why my encode keeps stopping at same place evertime?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Re: Can anyone tell me why my encode keeps stopping at same place evertime?

Just wanted to follow up on this as it's still not working. I ran it through mkvtoolnix and the encode actually went a little further, but it still failed in the middle. I then re-ripped the bluray with makemkv and it seems like the encode made it a little further, but still fails. Here's that log: ...
by Bjomesphat
Fri Jan 06, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can anyone tell me why my encode keeps stopping at same place evertime?
Replies: 2
Views: 451

Can anyone tell me why my encode keeps stopping at same place evertime?

I'm on the latest stable, Windows 7, and while encoding with x265, it stops encoding at the same place every time. This is all I could find in the log: [matroska,webm @ 000000002aefca60] Invalid track number 696869 Any ideas? Would it have something to do with my makemkv rip? HandBrake 1.0.1 (201612...
by Bjomesphat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Blu Ray decode
Replies: 9
Views: 732

Re: Blu Ray decode

The thread is from 2013.

I'd actually be curious if it works with Kodi.
by Bjomesphat
Thu Feb 04, 2016 12:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can't change aspect 0.10.3
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: Can't change aspect 0.10.3

Do you really need to transcode? It would take seconds to change the aspect ratio with FFmpeg.
by Bjomesphat
Fri Jan 29, 2016 12:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Conversion from Blu-Ray MKV to MP4 has slowed WAAAAY down
Replies: 16
Views: 1187

Re: Conversion from Blu-Ray MKV to MP4 has slowed WAAAAY down

I don't even need to see your logs to tell you why it's taking so long. You're encoding Aliens. Aliens is very grainy, has a lot of movement, and is a long movie. I think the first time I encoded Aliens my output file was nearly the same size as the source. Try a slower preset and raise your RF. CLI...