Search found 8 matches

by Hinulog
Thu Sep 01, 2016 4:59 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unpacking b-frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Unpacking b-frames

Yes, for simple tasks (changing containers etc) I use FFmpeg in a terminal. For more complex tasks I retreat to the Handbrake GUI. I did try to parse the Handbrake cli but got lost :-/ lol!
by Hinulog
Wed Aug 31, 2016 9:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unpacking b-frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Unpacking b-frames

I'm all about platform agnostic, space efficient & long term playability. My workflow was to run these AVI's through FFmpeg with the unpack filter then transcode with Handbrake into x264/AAC/MP4. But it's clear from your explanation that this extra step is not needed. Thanks to all for clarifying fo...
by Hinulog
Wed Aug 31, 2016 11:04 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Remove Subtitles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Remove Subtitles?

With respect, the answer was very terse... In the GUI, 'normal' preset, subtitles are set to 'any'. Removing 'any' prevents subtitle streams being encoded. Now I finally learn the CLI version ignores subtitles by default. Thank you for this information. That is what I needed to know. Regards & best ...
by Hinulog
Wed Aug 31, 2016 6:28 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Remove Subtitles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Re: Remove Subtitles?

FFmpeg has the '-sn' switch.
Does Handbrake have a similar switch?
Poring through the Handbrake docs it appear it does not.

I'm guessing it involves fiddling about with enumerating streams & figuring out how to omit them.
I'll figure it out myself.
by Hinulog
Wed Aug 31, 2016 4:06 am
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Remove Subtitles?
Replies: 4
Views: 1196

Remove Subtitles?

Is there a command line switch to omit (remove) all subtitles during conversion?
by Hinulog
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:18 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unpacking b-frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Unpacking b-frames

Yes Rodeo these are AVI's encoded with the dreaded Xvid/packed b-frames. My brief non pro understanding was they are not part of x264 spec & specifically unsupported in other containers. My question was how does Handbrake handle this. My answer is : automagically. :-) Thanks very much to you both fo...
by Hinulog
Tue Aug 30, 2016 11:25 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unpacking b-frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Re: Unpacking b-frames

Ok, got it.
Many thanks.
by Hinulog
Tue Aug 30, 2016 9:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Unpacking b-frames
Replies: 8
Views: 1306

Unpacking b-frames

I have source files that are Xvid encoded with packed b-frames. This is not a Good Thing [TM]. I wish to transcode them to per spec x264 files for trouble free playback on the widest range of devices. I'm guessing I insert bframes=0 into the "more settings" field of the video tab of the GUI from the...