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by pjs
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Widescreen matted with white not black
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Re: Widescreen matted with white not black

Update.... Although (on my system at least) widescreen dvds encoded with 0.9.2 show white matte top and bottom bands when played with Windows Media Centre, compared with 0.9.1 which had always previously shown black matte, I have now found a satisfactory work-around. It is possible to set the backgr...
by pjs
Tue Mar 04, 2008 11:12 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Widescreen matted with white not black
Replies: 1
Views: 378

Widescreen matted with white not black

I have been using v0.9.1 successfully for some weeks (excellent piece of software - congrats) and have just upgraded to v0.9.2. I now find that when viewing a converted widescreen dvd with Windows Media Centre, the top and bottom matte areas are displayed in white not black. I have converted many dv...
by pjs
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot delete .mkv file
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Cannot delete .mkv file

I have now tried the unlocker utility http://ccollomb.free.fr/unlocker/ and it does solve the problem.
by pjs
Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

Rodney - thanks for the confirmation.

I (now) understand that avi won't do what, I want so I'll try the mkv/ac3 combination.

Peter
by pjs
Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

You appear to be getting unneccesarily angry and a little rude, rather than trying to resolve what is probably a simple misunderstanding. Making comments like "Do you know what AVI is?" and "Censored" generates lots of heat but very little light. You said that pixel ratio and sam...
by pjs
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

You previously said "I meant what I said. Pixel ratio and sample ratio are synonymous terms, but SAR is the proper one to use when referring to what's stored in the VUI header of the x264 track" and "HandBrake does not set PAR in AVI at all. As far as I know it's not even *possible* t...
by pjs
Sat Feb 09, 2008 1:37 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

Sorry - I misunderstood the term SAR to mean storage aspect ratio ie 720:576 or 5:4. If it's not possible to set the Sample Aspect Ratio or PAR in an AVI, what is it that tells vlc to stretch the compressed anamorphic file to give the correct 16:9 DAR, whilst WMP/WMC and also Media Player Classic ge...
by pjs
Sat Feb 09, 2008 12:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

OK - I have read up about b-frames, frame packing etc. If I remove the b-frames from the H264 options, will this have any effect on the WMP player not reading the video track info correctly? Incidentally, did you mean the "video track sar" in your earlier comment, or should that have been ...
by pjs
Fri Feb 08, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

Re: avi display problem using windows media centre

I wanted to use the buggy player because it is compatible with my remote control - my projector runs off my pc and is physically remote from it, so if I want to pause the movie (for example) I have to stumble over to the pc (in the dark because of the projector) and try to find the mouse to control ...
by pjs
Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: avi display problem using windows media centre
Replies: 12
Views: 1296

avi display problem using windows media centre

I converted a dvd "A Good Year" using H264, AC3 passthrough in an avi container. I used the normal preset, changed the output settings audio encoder to AC3, and uchecked the turbo 1st pass box. The query generated was as follows: -i "D:\Peter's Documents\My Films\Viewed\A Good Year\VI...
by pjs
Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot delete .mkv file
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Cannot delete .mkv file

Thanks for that. It looks a useful utility - I'll give it a try.
by pjs
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot delete .mkv file
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Cannot delete .mkv file

I don't see how any application (including Handbrake) can lock a file immediately following a re-boot. Nonetheless, the mkv file produced by Handbrake shows exactly this behaviour in my system, whilst the mkv file produced by mkvmerge deletes immediately and with no problem. If there is no solution ...
by pjs
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot delete .mkv file
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Re: Cannot delete .mkv file

I initially thought the same. However I ran the same test twice and on both occasions Handbrake created an mkv file that Windows could not delete. Also, on both occasions the subsequent mkvmerge file deleted with no problem.
by pjs
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Cannot delete .mkv file
Replies: 7
Views: 1841

Cannot delete .mkv file

I compressed a de-crypted dvd using H.264 and AC3 passthrough and the mkv container. I read elswhere on this site that the output file plays better if run through mkvmerge to add cues, so I did this. The result worked fine. As I no longer needed the initial mkv file that Handbrake had produced I tri...