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by YaBoyShredderson
Sun Jul 05, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: High core counts and video quality
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: High core counts and video quality

I mainly use x264,
Which I believe is optimal around 6-8 logical processors.
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Would turning off hyperthreading be beneficial then? If its 6-8 threads, each running on there own core, that would he better than each running off half a core right?
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: High core counts and video quality
Replies: 10
Views: 127

Re: High core counts and video quality

The encoders pretty much spread their load as needed, and not use more cores than are "best". An x265 encode of a source greater than 1080p, will typically not exceed 12 cores. x264 generally tops out around 8-10 cores. If you can afford more cores, then that means you can run multiple encodes at t...
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jul 04, 2020 6:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: High core counts and video quality
Replies: 10
Views: 127

High core counts and video quality

Im planning on upgrading my cpu when zen 3 ryzen 4000 is released soon. I am considering either the 12 core zen 3 part or the 3900x, depending on how much the zen 2 price drops, and what the difference in performance is like. May even consider the 3950x if the price drops significantly. I heard that...
by YaBoyShredderson
Fri Jul 03, 2020 5:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Slowest x264/5 encoder speed worth using
Replies: 1
Views: 54

Slowest x264/5 encoder speed worth using

My goals are to get a transparent encode, at around 35-40% the size on average. I have a 55inch tv, sit about 8-10feet away, and have a pair of sharp eyes. My settings so far have done me well with this, but i wanna know if its a bit overkill. I use x264 high profile, level 4.1, film tune, and the v...
by YaBoyShredderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:46 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLmeans effect on detail
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: NLmeans effect on detail

So what is a good setting to use? I read something talkng about the old denoising setting, that said temporal denoising is safe as it was basically ignore non noisy sources, but nlmeans is a better denoiser. Is there anything i can put into the custom settings to get a similar effect? I have no idea...
by YaBoyShredderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLmeans effect on detail
Replies: 5
Views: 96

Re: NLmeans effect on detail

"Safe" is a relative term... It's not going to make your encodes blow up, so, in that way, it's "safe". But it will slow your encodes down, because it is not the fastest denoise filter. Safe as in these setting wont comprimise sources that dont need it. I dont want it reducing a noticable amount of...
by YaBoyShredderson
Mon Jun 29, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: NLmeans effect on detail
Replies: 5
Views: 96

NLmeans effect on detail

I know the stronger the denoising settings, the more detail is filtered out, but if something doesnt compress as well as i want, i would rather denoise than reduce RF/bitrate. I did some testing with the luke cage season 1 bluray, as the marvel netflix shows are know for being overly noisy, probably...
by YaBoyShredderson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 2:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Interlacing and telecine on blurays
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Re: Interlacing and telecine on blurays

Its PAL which is 25fps, so i thought it may still have a telecine pulldown. 25:1 i think, but i believe its native 25 fps.
by YaBoyShredderson
Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Interlacing and telecine on blurays
Replies: 4
Views: 102

Interlacing and telecine on blurays

With my custom preset that i saved, and use to compress bluray rips, i leave deinterlace and detelecine off. I bought the peaky blinders s1-5 boxset on bluray on the back it says 1080i and in media info it says MBAFF with a frame rate of 25fps. How do i know if its a native 25fps or if it has been t...
by YaBoyShredderson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Makemkv to handbrake vs only handbrake
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Re: Makemkv to handbrake vs only handbrake

Cool, but i thought handbrake could decrypt and rip blurays aswell? Maybe i was mistaken.
by YaBoyShredderson
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:20 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Makemkv to handbrake vs only handbrake
Replies: 4
Views: 131

Makemkv to handbrake vs only handbrake

In terms of speed, encoding quality, space savings, whats better? Using makemkv to rip an mkv from the bluray, and then compressing with handbrake, or compressing straight from the bluray with handbrake?
by YaBoyShredderson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can i leave denoising on for every encode?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Can i leave denoising on for every encode?

That's the sticky point, though - One person's "detail" is another program's "noise to be smoothed out". The smaller file size comes from reducing the detail to be compressed. Personally, I have the noise filters disabled, unless I have a specific reason to activate one of them. So it sounds like t...
by YaBoyShredderson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 8:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can i leave denoising on for every encode?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Re: Can i leave denoising on for every encode?

You could set up a preset that uses NLmeans and make it your default. It will slow your encodes, of course, vs. not using a noise filter. Using a noise filter will help reduce the size of the file (usually!), but it goes against your "(practically) indistinguishable from the source" goal. When i sa...
by YaBoyShredderson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 11:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can i leave denoising on for every encode?
Replies: 6
Views: 175

Can i leave denoising on for every encode?

My goals when encoding are to to have an file that is (practically) indistinguishable from the source, with a quality buffer, should my viewing conditions change (larger tv, closer seating) while reducing file size. Im not looking for files that are like a 10th of the original, but do want to reduce...
by YaBoyShredderson
Wed Jun 10, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results

[/quote] You did 2 tests with a total of 4 different variables (encoder, encoding speed, bitrate, and SSIM). That's not nearly enough test coverage to make any conclusion. Your tests should be constrained to 1 independent variable at a time, with everything else held constant. At the same speed and ...
by YaBoyShredderson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results

I would say you need to run a larger test sample. 0.5 GB of a 30 GB Blu-Ray is only 1.6%, for a 2 hour movie thats 2 minutes. In some ways you might WANT to pick the clips because you know clip 1 is lots of action, clip 2 is just 2 people talking etc. I chose 5 clips per movie and per show, 10 in t...
by YaBoyShredderson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 5:14 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results
Replies: 7
Views: 220

Re: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results

Lower bitrate for lower SSIM, no surprise there. Could take a 15% bitrate jump to match the SSIM values. You need to keep one thing constant between your comparisons, either SSIM (my preference) or bitrate (makes sense for some situations). edit: Just realized you're doing a 3 variable comparison, ...
by YaBoyShredderson
Tue Jun 09, 2020 12:28 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results
Replies: 7
Views: 220

x264 vs x265 at high bitrates, 1080p bluray, my results

I wanted to compress my bluray rips, but didnt know what codec to use, or what settings to use in general. So i ran a few tests. Im in no way a scientist, and the opposite of an expert when it comes to video encoding, but i think some people may benefit from my tests. The cpu i am using is a ryzen 5...
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:34 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Auto crop or no cropping
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Auto crop or no cropping

And with gotham, its a full 1920x1080 frame, 16 by 9. Thats why i was confused as to what it was cropping.
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Auto crop or no cropping
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Auto crop or no cropping

Ok, as long as it has little if any effect on the final encode, size, quality etc. Im just gonna leave it off. Thanks.
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Auto crop or no cropping
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: Auto crop or no cropping

Log for what specifically? The offending test encode?
by YaBoyShredderson
Sat Jun 06, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Auto crop or no cropping
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Auto crop or no cropping

I was doing testing in handbrake to compare different settings, so i can save it as a preset to compress my blurays. I used mkv tool nix to create many different 100mb files which i took at random and encoded, and have found the best settings for my use case and hardware. I left auto crop on, i didn...
by YaBoyShredderson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Software to objectively determine image quality
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Software to objectively determine image quality

Of course, but i would like an objective number to use as well, even if its not perfect.
by YaBoyShredderson
Fri Jun 05, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Software to objectively determine image quality
Replies: 8
Views: 199

Re: Software to objectively determine image quality

But its not a that big of a deal if the same settings without the ssim is going to be better quality and/or a smaller file, right? I just want an objective number to refrence when i decide how to encode my stuff.