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by MHHMHH
Tue Sep 29, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

mkvtoolkit is even better than I thought. I have a number of mp4 with muxed subtitles - mkvtoolkit simply adds an external ssa subtitle file and outputs an MKV file with a muxed ssa subtitle. It's a simple way to get all my mp4 to mkv for plex.
by MHHMHH
Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

After several hours of trying to get xmedirecode working, I gave up, and tried several other programs, which, while they worked were not very simple or fast. I then decided to reinstall mkvtoolnix, and have found that it works perfectly, once you understand the interface. I now can easily add my ext...
by MHHMHH
Mon Sep 28, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Thanks. What I'm looking for is an easy and FAST way, given an MKV file and an SSA subtitle file, to mux the subtitles, that is, to give the viewer the choice of playback with and without the subtitles.
I'm not sure if Avidemux softcodes the subtitles.
by MHHMHH
Sun Sep 27, 2020 7:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Because it works for me!
by MHHMHH
Sun Sep 27, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Again, thanks for all your input, though I would like some help as to why Xmediarecode does not respond. My PC is an i7 with 8gbs and runs just about everything. If you review the steps I've outlined above - am I doing anyhing wrong?
by MHHMHH
Sun Sep 27, 2020 3:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Well, it seems to mux as well.
by MHHMHH
Sun Sep 27, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Xmediarecode looks good but all I get is (not responding). I think I'm using it properly: 1. open an mkv file 2. choose video and set to copy 3. choose audio and set to copy 4 choose subtitle, import the ssa file, highlight it and use the small arrow to move it to the right 5. Add to Queue and encod...
by MHHMHH
Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

By the way, MKVtoolnix has a terrible front end. Isn't there anything better?
by MHHMHH
Sat Sep 26, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Thanks for the info. It seems that the program works for MKV, but wouldn't I still need Handbrake for MP4,to mux and add subtitles?
by MHHMHH
Sat Sep 26, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Re: Why Handbrake?

Would you suggest a simple mkv muxer?
Thanks
by MHHMHH
Sat Sep 26, 2020 4:31 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Why Handbrake?
Replies: 18
Views: 588

Why Handbrake?

Description of problem or question: Many movie files I have are already in the MKV format, with a variety of muxed subtitles. I usually open these MKV files in SubtitleEdit, where I can choose my own font, size and color, saving this file in an ssa format. At that point I was using Handbrake to mux...
by MHHMHH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 5:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Subs and Presets
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Subs and Presets

I've just compared the two versions on my TV and there is not a huge difference. When I make a DVD for a friend, using AVStoDVD, from here on in I'll use the HQ version. I've also changed the display type on ROKU from autodetect to 1080p. I wish there weren't so many settings!

Thanks
by MHHMHH
Sun Aug 30, 2020 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Subs and Presets
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Subs and Presets

I'm coding the same video with two different presets, the fast 1080 and the HQ1080, in the hope I will see some difference when they are served by Plex. One difference already is the time for the encoding, 2 -3times longer in HQ. I'll let you know what happens.
by MHHMHH
Fri Aug 28, 2020 10:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Subs and Presets
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Re: Subs and Presets

Given the choice of downloading the same video in different formats, what's the best choice for best quality? Should I choose file size? And after the subtitle is set to ssa, what shall I choose in Handbrake as a preset?
by MHHMHH
Fri Aug 28, 2020 4:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Subs and Presets
Replies: 6
Views: 317

Subs and Presets

When I'm adding subtitles to a video I usually use the ssa format. I set Handbrake to the MKV mode and use the preset Fast 1080p30. I use a Plex server to cast the file to a flat screen TV via a Roku app. What would be the best preset to use, Roku 1080p30 surround, or Matroska H264 or H265 or the st...
by MHHMHH
Sat Aug 08, 2020 9:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curiosity
Replies: 7
Views: 311

Curiosity

Description of problem or question: I would like to hear from users what they basically use Handbrake for. I'm thinking that it may suggest to others new kinds of usages. I myself was using Handbrake to add ssa sub titles to mp4 or mkv files (usually) to produce muxed output for use in Plex. This h...
by MHHMHH
Wed Aug 05, 2020 3:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Size subtitles
Replies: 2
Views: 269

Re: Size subtitles

I have somewhat the same question. What I do is to open the srt files in SubtitleEdit, and then go to options, and then to SSA, where you can set the size and color you wish, and then save the file as an SSA. This becomes the subtitle import for Handbrake. It works pretty well for me.
by MHHMHH
Fri Jul 31, 2020 4:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Get It Right the First Time
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Get It Right the First Time

Description of problem or question: Occasionally when adding ssa files and an mp4 to Handbrake it will estimate 3+ hours to encode. When this happens I abort and re-enter exactly the same files, only this time Handbrake may only need 1+ hours to encode. Does this make any sense? Steps to reproduce ...
by MHHMHH
Sat Jul 18, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

I have a number of older friends with old flat screen TV that won't take flashdrives, but they do have DVD Players which use DVDs. Alas, some of us are geting older - my latest win 10 has its own problems with older software that does not run in compatibility mode.
by MHHMHH
Fri Jul 17, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

I realize that my comments are a little off topic, but I've tried DVDFlick in compatibility mode - it still does not work. At this moment I'm trying what seems to be its Win 10 equivalent, AVSDVD. For what i's worth, I'll pass on the result.
by MHHMHH
Thu Jul 16, 2020 5:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

Your suggestions about power management worked very well. CPU core temperatures have dropped considerably. I am, however having a problem with DVD Flick. With very short test mp4 and an associated srt file, DVD Flick encodes to a DVD format properly. With long (movie length) mp4 video and associated...
by MHHMHH
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

I just looked at Core Temp again. The maximums are running at about 90C, still below what they were - no notifications.
by MHHMHH
Tue Jul 14, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

Thanks for that info. I went to the power management and decreased the setting to 90%. This has reduced the temperature in core temp by about 15C, which is significant. When I look at the preferences I still don't get the opportunity to use Quicksync. I know my processor is enabled for it, but how c...
by MHHMHH
Mon Jul 13, 2020 11:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

Re: General Observations

I've been in touch with Intel and my processor (Intel core i7 2760QM has Quicksync.
How do II go about using software that incorporates Quicksync? The preferences in Handbrake are grayed out for quicksync.

Thanks
by MHHMHH
Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: General Observations
Replies: 12
Views: 505

General Observations

Description of problem or question: High Temperature of cpu - Dell Latitude 6520 laptop. I am interested in how users attempt to fix this problem. I have tried the affinity settings (changing the number of cores to two but I still get notifications from Core Temp. The only thing that seems to work ...