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by broaddd
Mon Feb 09, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Xbox 360 and 5.1 help
Replies: 5
Views: 1424

Re: Xbox 360 and 5.1 help

As you probably know, the Xbox 360 can not play mkv files, much less 5.1 in mkv files. The only formats that the Xbox can play with 5.1 are WMV and avi subject to the caveats here: http://blogs.msdn.com/xboxteam/archive/2007/11/30/december-2007-video-playback-faq.aspx So have you tried encoding to a...
by broaddd
Tue Aug 12, 2008 9:47 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Subtitles
Replies: 8
Views: 1400

Re: Subtitles

It may be an unusual case, but some movies have the subs hard-burned into the black letterbox beneath them. Therefore, you cannot crop the bottom letterbox and still have subtitles.
by broaddd
Tue Aug 12, 2008 7:52 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [snapshot build]XviD + 2 Audio Tracks produces bad AVI files
Replies: 2
Views: 1561

Re: [snapshot build]XviD + 2 Audio Tracks produces bad AVI files

I used to have success with two mp3 audio tracks in an avi container in maybe .9.1.
by broaddd
Mon Nov 19, 2007 8:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 315317

This is probably old news, and only indirectly related to Handbrake, but I ripped PAL Stranger than Fiction as movie-only using MTR and burned it (can't remember if I had to use DVD2OneX to shrink it). Some time later I actually sit down to watch it and the opening Village logo just loops indefinite...
by broaddd
Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: G4 1.25ghz - can it handle anamorphic h.264 (@TV preset)
Replies: 1
Views: 533

G4 1.25ghz - can it handle anamorphic h.264 (@TV preset)

Hi folks, I see on Apple's system recommendations for 480p h.264 playback that a 1.25ghz G4 with 64mb graphics card is the minimum: http://www.apple.com/quicktime/guide/hd/recommendations.html Is that a realistic minimum for playing back anamorphic h.264 encodes using the @TV preset - on PAL DVDs in...
by broaddd
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:16 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13316

The ilounge.com review said Apple had confirmed the classic could output a 480p or 576p progressive video through the component adaptor leads, at 60fps (or up to?)...

...but if that's so, I find it odd that the Apple specs say different.
by broaddd
Thu Sep 20, 2007 2:13 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Downsampling already-archived movies for iPhone/iPod Touch?
Replies: 4
Views: 1334

VisualHub from techspansion.com is a great tool that will do this very quickly and in batches (as well as a whole bunch of other things if you want it to). ffmpegx.com will also do it, but is less intuitive to use.
by broaddd
Fri Aug 17, 2007 12:44 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Anamorphic file sizes
Replies: 11
Views: 1362

You can also choose movie properties in Quicktime and click on the video track to adjust its display resolution if it is looking vertically stretched, etc.
by broaddd
Mon Aug 13, 2007 9:29 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Best settings for XBMC? Need help with compressing
Replies: 16
Views: 8866

I have tried both the mplayer.dll etc linked to here, and just installed the latest T3CH XBMC, but neither allows my Xbox to play an h.264 file created in Handbrake with the iPod (baseline) default OSX setting at 1600kbps... just stutters to a halt. Any tips? Edit: just tried encoding the same file ...
by broaddd
Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:51 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Keeping DVD menus
Replies: 7
Views: 5408

It seems to depend on the DVD. The last couple I looked at had simple menus with a video playing behind static buttons - this whole thing was stored in one of the vob files, and I converted it using ffmpegx.
by broaddd
Thu Mar 22, 2007 9:22 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Will I Get Viruses
Replies: 2
Views: 1499

You might get influenza. There's a lot of it about.
by broaddd
Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Handbrake x.264 avis and standalone avi players / DVD conver
Replies: 1
Views: 1581

Handbrake x.264 avis and standalone avi players / DVD conver

Hi, I did a 1000kbps x.264 on Handbrake 0.7.1, with passthrough of the 5.1 track and prologic commentary. Are standalone avi players generally coping with x.264 these days (eg. via firmware updates)? On another issue, a friend I gave it to tried to convert it back to DVD with 'Ulead Movie Factory 5'...
by broaddd
Mon Mar 19, 2007 2:27 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Possible feature: finding 'hidden' extras
Replies: 0
Views: 1014

Possible feature: finding 'hidden' extras

On most DVDs I've seen, extras (deleted scenes etc) are in separate tracks that Handbrake finds and lists in the dropdown menu for possible encoding. However, a DVD I played recently featured a commentary audio track, with branching points where a graphic appeared on screen allowing you to press 'en...
by broaddd
Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Preserving letterboxing for burned-in subtitles waste space?
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Preserving letterboxing for burned-in subtitles waste space?

Hi folks, I would like to convert a 2.35:1 DVD movie I have to avi. In a few scenes it has a brief subtitle appearing underneath the movie frame, which is 'burned in' (ie. can't be switched on or off). For simplicity, I was going to encode the movie to avi and only crop out the top letterbox. I am a...
by broaddd
Fri Mar 16, 2007 8:51 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Using ffmpegx to mux second audio track? or some other way?
Replies: 1
Views: 1020

Using ffmpegx to mux second audio track? or some other way?

I know people have been posting about the sad loss of the two audio track feature, but I haven't seen this question come up. That is, ffmpegx.com describes its ability to mux an avi file with another audio track. Ideally, I would use MediaFork to rip H264 with passthrough AC3 audio, then mux in the ...
by broaddd
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: new bug or how it always worked? 'same as source' framerate.
Replies: 5
Views: 2891

So, if I get some jerky pans in movies where ffmpegx reports the original VIDEO_TS as 29fps, I should set Handbrake's fps to 29 too? My first attempt using 'same as source' produced a 23.9fps avi, and I noticed one pan in particular was pretty jerky. How about where ffmpegx reports the original as '...
by broaddd
Thu Mar 15, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do any programs produce better quality than Handbrake?
Replies: 3
Views: 2479

I guess you might be able to do trellis and b-frames through CLI commands, but I don't know how.

ffmpegx.com has a gui for them.
by broaddd
Mon Mar 12, 2007 3:36 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Post Your "Best Settings" here and Why.
Replies: 296
Views: 684241

I am pretty hard-pressed to discern any difference above 1500kbps on 264 (main) 2-pass encoding at 720x368 (anamorphic), with AC3 passthrough; and I've compared it to 2000kbps, 2500kbps, 3000kbps. I've noticed that ffmpegx recommends a 'best bitrate' of about 750 for this resolution, so wonder why t...