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by flybynight
Wed Feb 20, 2008 7:32 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...
Replies: 70
Views: 14563

Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

You could set the vbv-maxsize and vbv-bufsize (I think those are the names, I'm at work so I can't verify). This would basically set a ceiling for bitrate spikes. This was very important on the ATV1.0, but I have yet to encode a file that dropped frames due to these spikes with the ATV2.0. Maybe if...
by flybynight
Wed Feb 20, 2008 5:47 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

I'm sure I'll throw out my current encodes and bump up CRF to .66-.68 as soon as Steve announces the 32 and 64GB 3G iPhone later this year. Wouldn't be the first (or second, or third) time I've restarted. :lol: Can you give me a quick (layman's) explanation of why you use CRF at 60-something percen...
by flybynight
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: HandBrake 0.9.2 -- Does it break mp4 compatibility w/AC3
Replies: 39
Views: 6396

Re: HandBrake 0.9.2 -- Does it break mp4 compatibility w/AC3

eddyg wrote:What I do is add a 128kbps AAC track, since audio quality in the bedroom is not a big deal, which doesn't use up that much additional space, so about 50Mb extra per hour, if my calculations are correct.
Great suggestion! Cheers to you too!
by flybynight
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:34 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

sbalthazor wrote:... once I ripped it using AnyDVD and ran that through (as opposed to straight from the disc) it worked perfect.
Is there an equivalent to AnyDVD for the Mac? Mac the Ripper seems to be rather out of date, and I'd like to avoid installing Windows on my Mac. Thanks for any info!
by flybynight
Tue Feb 19, 2008 10:27 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: HandBrake 0.9.2 -- Does it break mp4 compatibility w/AC3
Replies: 39
Views: 6396

Re: HandBrake 0.9.2 -- Does it break mp4 compatibility w/AC3

It would be interesting to discover how many Mac users have downloaded and use HandBrake to the number that have downloaded and use Perian. I would expect that these two universes overlap considerably. This thread has strayed a bit, but I know the mod's frown on creating new one's for no reason, so...
by flybynight
Mon Feb 18, 2008 10:47 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: File Size for new ATV format (inc AC3) of a DVD
Replies: 7
Views: 914

Re: File Size for new ATV format (inc AC3) of a DVD

If it helps, my encode of "300" was about 2.25Gb - this was at 2500kbps, dual-pass, with AC3 passthrough only (no AAC track). Buy lots and lots of Gb's... or Tb's! Can probably find better deals online than at Big Buy. Anyone know of an affordable 4- or 5-bay enclosure with RAID 5 support and either...
by flybynight
Fri Feb 15, 2008 8:05 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: What are the NEW settings for AppleTV?
Replies: 9
Views: 2397

Re: What are the NEW settings for AppleTV?

Any idea if it is going to be possible to convert already-encoded movies to use a DD 5.1 audio stream? I've been encoding my movies using 6 channel discrete AAC in anticipation of eventual DD 5.1 support. Unless you also kept the AC3 audio around, it's probably not possible. No receivers will decod...
by flybynight
Fri Feb 15, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

It is one of the working assumptions with movie rentals (watch them where you want: ATV, iPhone, iPod); I expect the support to be limited to 480p content, just like the iPods. This means that iPhone will carry the file with the DD content, but will likely playback only the AAC soundtrack ... Cheer...
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 9:29 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: What's with the Gestapo admins????
Replies: 9
Views: 1902

Re: What's with the Gestapo admins????

Sure the admins can be a bit harsh at times, but they also deal with a lot of basic questions that could have been answered with a little bit of digging through the threads that are already there. I haven't noticed deleting (which is not to say it hasn't happened, because how the heck would I know),...
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:09 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

Its a no no for the very reason you winked. Oh well. A guy can hope, right? Any ETA on the next release? A few days? A few weeks? A few months? Just curious so I can plan if I should hold off encoding or not. No pressure. :wink: The devs probably don't hear this enough, but you are VERY appreciated...
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:03 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

So for those of us who aren't able to work with the source files (aka, don't want to come crawling back to the forums when I screw something up), is there any way to get a compiled version with the new tweaks? Can someone who has compiled the latest build post a link to it? Or is that a no-no? ...un...
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 5:46 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

I'd wait, because even if you figure out the simple commands to compile the code (and publicly available in the wiki), something will likely not be right and you'll be back here wondering why in the world code that is meant for developers to work on isn't producing the result you are expecting. The...
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:49 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

Cavalicious wrote:...I know a secret...
Great! ...um, now, how do we use it? Sorry, I'm not a "source code" kinda person. Is there an easy way to get this into the existing HB app, or will us who are only semi-geeks have to wait for 0.9.2? :?
by flybynight
Thu Feb 14, 2008 4:44 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

petvas wrote:DTS is actually better than Dolby Digital and its sad that Apple TV doesn't support it...
"Better" is debatable. "Louder" is true for sure. But, yes, support for more variants would be better. Choice is good and many do consider DTS to be better.
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

is there any chance that HB will allow AC3 passthrough with that container? Hmmm. we hadnt thought of that. ;) Reading the forums for a while, one gets the impression that there are a lot of things that are thought of... and then turned down for whatever reason. The fact that any of you/us have tho...
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

.Mov containers do not allow Artwork to be added in iTunes from what I remember. Also, Visual Hub does not do Chapter Markers, and that is a must for me. Sticking with Handbrake. .Mov files can have artwork added in iTunes. Chapter markers are a big deal - agreed! Since it looks like Apple is using...
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 8:21 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

OK, the easiest way to do this is selct the Aplle TV preset change the container to.mkv select AC3 pass through once the movie is encoded open it with quicktime pro make sure you have Perian installed once the movie has loaded save it as a self contained movie and waaalaaaa Drop it in itunes now yo...
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:43 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

Visual Hub is coming out tomorrow and it will support DD5.1 on Apple TV http://www.isquint.org/cgi-bin/ikonboard.cgi?act=ST;f=8;t=4990;st=0;r=1;&#entry24231 From later on that thread... The sample clip works, but it's not the way the Apple-provided movies work. The Apple-provided movies are MPEG-4 ...
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:39 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

...or is just the .mov container the impossible part? I forgot that .mov isn't an option in HB.
by flybynight
Wed Feb 13, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

HB team release DD 5.1 support don't get your hopes to high. OK, I admit I don't know much (er, anything) about the technical underpinnings of all this video/audio format stuff. But, it seems like it wouldn't take much to take H.264 video and AC3 audio and stuff them into a .mov container. Am I mis...
by flybynight
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:23 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

bitsflew wrote:They are out of sync but the whole purpose of this quick and dirty test was to determine how to include the AC3 track so the AppleTV will recognize it
OK. Progress is progress. Great job.
We'll patiently wait for the total solution...
by flybynight
Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:14 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Cavalicious wrote:...there goes my weekend! :(
You don't think we are going to give you THAT LONG, do you??? :wink:
by flybynight
Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:39 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Did the specs just changed? I just visited the Apple site on ATV and it now says: Compatible with enhanced-definition or high-definition widescreen TVs capable of 1080p/1080i 60/50Hz, 720p 60/50Hz, 576p 50Hz (PAL format), or 480p 60Hz Nope. Google cached page from Feb 4 says the same. Google "Apple...
by flybynight
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)
Replies: 47
Views: 6753

Re: AppleTV take 2 is out (hurray!)

Can someone point me to the "recipe" to encode DVDs that I own into files that the ATV can play back, with AC3 being sent through my receiver? I have been holding back on backing all of mine up, until the take 2 release came out. Thank you in advance. Give them some time, friend! I'm sure it will t...
by flybynight
Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:40 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively
Replies: 249
Views: 42124

Re: AppleTV to support Dolby5.1 Natively

AC3 in a mov container works! Here is how I did it: Open an existing mp4 (I used a handbrake rip) file in QT player. Open an ac3 soundtrack in QT player. Paste the ac3 soundtrack into the mp4 file Export the movie as a self contained Quicktime movie. Import the movie in iTunes. Great! That didn't t...