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by dlflannery
Sun Dec 13, 2009 2:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: HandBrakeCLI.exe has stopped working
Replies: 37
Views: 11466

Re: HandBrakeCLI.exe has stopped working

I have 1 GB of RAM and Win XP. I don't do much HD encoding yet (will be upgrading pc soon) but I do occasionally input a 1920x1080 file and encode to 1280x720 output size. Although slow, this runs fine with the 9.3 CLI. I use x264 with modest settings. I get the impression from this thread I might ...
by dlflannery
Tue Dec 08, 2009 3:06 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: HandBrakeCLI.exe has stopped working
Replies: 37
Views: 11466

Re: HandBrakeCLI.exe has stopped working

I have 1 GB of RAM and Win XP. I don't do much HD encoding yet (will be upgrading pc soon) but I do occasionally input a 1920x1080 file and encode to 1280x720 output size. Although slow, this runs fine with the 9.3 CLI. I use x264 with modest settings. I get the impression from this thread I might a...
by dlflannery
Tue Sep 01, 2009 4:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Error Message When Transfering File to Ext Hard Drive
Replies: 2
Views: 460

Re: Error Message When Transfering File to Ext Hard Drive

I doubt this problem has any relation to HandBrake but post more info and maybe someone here can help you: 1. What OS? Windows, Mac or Linux ? 2. If Windows, is the USB drive formatted FAT32 or NTFS ? 3. How long is the file name? My only guess is maybe it's a FAT32 drive and the file name is too lo...
by dlflannery
Thu May 28, 2009 6:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Run Handbrake looking at a hotfolder
Replies: 2
Views: 592

Re: Run Handbrake looking at a hotfolder

Haven't done this myself but it sounds like *** DirMon2 ***is the answer. Just to save you some time, some documentation may be found in *** this SageTV forum post ***.

If you try it I am interested in how it comes out so please post your experience!
by dlflannery
Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:21 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

Well gee... I've never introduced stupid bugs in my code. :wink:
by dlflannery
Fri Mar 13, 2009 1:12 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

Hey Mr. jbrjake, Here is the mp4box info on the two encoded files: With the -l option: Track # 1 Info - TrackID 1 - TimeScale 48000 - Duration 00:02:30.416 Media Info: Language "Undetermined" - Type "vide:mp4v" - 4507 samples MPEG-4 Config: Visual Stream - ObjectTypeIndication 0x...
by dlflannery
Sun Mar 08, 2009 6:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

Well I'm confused now. As I stated in my previous post I have looked at both encodes using VLC Player and only the one with the -l option displays with 16:9. The other one is way too tall (or skinny, whatever). I've also loaded the two encodes into HB as video sources and looked at the scan activity...
by dlflannery
Sun Mar 08, 2009 1:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

Encoding logs for identical cases except with and without the -l parameter: without -l option: ### Windows GUI 0.9.3 2008112300 ### Running: Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 ### ### CPU: Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 2.80GHz ### Ram: 510 MB ### Screen: 1024x768 ### Temp Dir: C:\Docume...
by dlflannery
Sat Mar 07, 2009 2:39 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

You cannot specify a height with -P. It is ignored. Beg to differ, jbrjake. To get the desired output (16:9 storage dimensions, 1:1 PAR) I have to include the -l argument. Otherwise the height is way too great. Now this may be because of my source files which have incorrect AR signaling as we discu...
by dlflannery
Fri Mar 06, 2009 5:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Full Frame to 16:9
Replies: 11
Views: 1451

Re: Full Frame to 16:9

OK, here is something to try: You need to know two things: 1. The height of your source video. Get this from the Scan Log in the Activity window after you load the video. Or you can use a program like MediaInfo. 2. The width you desire in your 16:9 cropped output video. 640? 720? or ? Configure your...
by dlflannery
Sat Feb 28, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Compile Handbrake GUI on Windows
Replies: 60
Views: 21620

Preview window encoding

I exported C# rev 2176 and built it. It runs but I suspect the preview encoding isn't encoding. I'm using the CLI binary that is distributed with 0.9.3 and I'm guessing the -t 1 preview generation option just isn't in there, correct ? (The query looks good otherwise.) If so, can I get a windows bina...
by dlflannery
Sun Feb 22, 2009 10:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Thank you!
Replies: 1
Views: 368

Re: Thank you!

+1 :!:
by dlflannery
Fri Feb 20, 2009 1:53 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding extremely slow
Replies: 6
Views: 2070

Re: Encoding extremely slow

Try using x264 settings (-x options) from the "Normal" preset, i.e:

-x ref=2:bframes=2:me=umh
by dlflannery
Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DVD to MP4 conversion extremly slow
Replies: 19
Views: 3610

Re: DVD to MP4 conversion extremly slow

Bluescreen : Try changing your x264 options to those used in the less aggressive "Normal" preset: -x ref=2:bframes=2:me=umh This should replace your current: -x ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=6:weightb=1:direct=auto:b-pyramid=1:me=umh:subq=9:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:trellis=1:no-fast-pskip=1:psy-...
by dlflannery
Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Where is the H264 advantage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Where is the H264 advantage?

OK..... So I tried a modified version of the "Normal" preset at 650 kpbs: -i %mpgName% -o %mp4Name% -e x264 -r 29.97 -b 650 -a 1 -E faac -B 160 -R Auto -6 dpl2 -f mp4 -P8:1:1 -m -2 -T -w 640 -l 288 --crop 96:96:0:0 -x ref=2:bframes=2:me=umh This encoded at an average fps (over two passes) ...
by dlflannery
Sun Feb 01, 2009 10:48 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Where is the H264 advantage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Re: Where is the H264 advantage?

If ffmpeg encoding is already transparent to the source for a given bitrate H.264 can't have an advantgae. However you should be able to lower the bitrate and get the same quality. Good call! I repeated the same encodings at 600 kbps. The x264 had comparable quality to the ffmpeg at 900 kbps, while...
by dlflannery
Sun Feb 01, 2009 8:53 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Where is the H264 advantage?
Replies: 4
Views: 1624

Where is the H264 advantage?

My general impression is that I get almost no reward (reduced file size or improved quality for same file size) when I use X264 encoding vs. ffmpeg-mpeg4. But it takes 8 to 10 times as long. I would like to get on the H264 bandwagon but I don't see how to benefit from it. My video sources are SD mpe...
by dlflannery
Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Convert multiple files?
Replies: 5
Views: 3717

Re: Convert multiple files?

If all the .avi's have the same video parameters (resolution, aspect ratios, etc.) I don't see why you couldn't create a batch file calling the HandBrake CLI version using CLI parameters copied from the Query Window in the GUI.

This seems to work for TiVo-based mpeg2's in my experience.
by dlflannery
Tue Jan 13, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding an anamorphic AVI file
Replies: 3
Views: 823

Re: Encoding an anamorphic AVI file

See this post. You can't have a space between the -P and the numbers. Unfortunately this isn't obvious from the documentation.
by dlflannery
Sun Jan 11, 2009 9:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

jbrjake,

OK, you've finally beaten me into complete submission -- and using logic and facts of all things! :shock:

Thanks for the learning experience!

P.S. I looked at libmpeg2 and noticed that VideoLan is listed as one of the using projects.
by dlflannery
Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

Yes, I'm now convinced you (and HB) are correct. I found essentially the same info you just posted in a book I have, "Video Demystified" by Keith Jack (4th Ed., 2005). It even had the reversed horiz/vert ratios. It all seems needlessly complicated and obscure. So OK, HB is technically corr...
by dlflannery
Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

As I understand it the relationship is: (width/height) = DAR/PAR, where width and height are encoding (or storage) dimensions in pixels. DAR is display aspect ratio PAR is pixel aspect ratio, also known as SAR (sample aspect ratio). I assume the 4/3 you used must be the DAR -- what else would it be?...
by dlflannery
Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

s55 wrote:any chance you could create a ~30 second sample of that clip and post it on a file download site?
Sure! Here is the ***download link***.
by dlflannery
Sat Jan 10, 2009 5:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

So where do we go from here? My Activity Log clearly says it was 0.9.3. I think I downloaded it sometime around 15 Dec, give or take a week. Has the download package changed since it was released in late November? In other words is there any point in downloading a fresh copy?
by dlflannery
Sat Jan 10, 2009 4:41 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3
Replies: 19
Views: 3924

Re: Aspect ratio/resolution differences with HB 0.9.3

jbrjake,

How does one tell either from your code snippet or my activity log that HB did not recognize my file as MPEG2?

I don't see any case statement in the code snippet that gives 8:9 for the PAR.