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by JohnAStebbins
Tue Jul 16, 2019 3:01 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.
Replies: 2
Views: 48

Re: change .MKV to .MP4 without transcoding.

HandBrake can't do this. You want a "remuxer". ffmpeg can do this. But keep in mind that the mp4 container does not support all stream types that mkv does. So some tracks may not be compatible and would have to be dropped or converted. Also some stream types that *are* supported by mp4 *are not* sup...
by JohnAStebbins
Sat Jul 13, 2019 11:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Converting a 3d movie to 2d
Replies: 7
Views: 167

Re: Converting a 3d movie to 2d

1080p is 1920 wide. With side by side 3D, you will crop half of the picture to produce 2D, i.e. 960 wide. After cropping, you will also have to choose custom anamorphic mode and set the pixel aspect to 2:1.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jul 11, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Only records the first 20 minutes
Replies: 5
Views: 93

Re: Only records the first 20 minutes

Umm, you might want to try upgrading to the latest version of HandBrake. The version you are running is 5 *years* old.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is x265 AMD VCE GPU encoding really better quality than x264 CPU for a 1080p video ?
Replies: 21
Views: 334

Re: Is x265 AMD VCE GPU encoding really better quality than x264 CPU for a 1080p video ?

Any hardware encoder used with it's best quality settings currently results in lower quality than the equivalent software encoder using it's best quality settings. If you slide the quality setting down on the software encoder to it's fastest, lowest quality setting it may be lower quality than some ...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Jul 01, 2019 3:24 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Ubuntu PPA out of date?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Ubuntu PPA out of date?

webkit definitely isn't needed. I should have removed it from the build deps long ago. launchpad used to send me email when a build fails. I don't seem to be getting those for this latest failure. I've updated the control file to remove webkit. I'll check it's status tomorrow to see if that resolves...
by JohnAStebbins
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

FYI, if you rip BDs or DVDs, you can also install MakeMKV from flathub. It's not being published by the official MakeMKV author, but he seems to be keeping up with new releases fairly well. He's just one point release behind right now.
by JohnAStebbins
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:03 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

Yeah, it seems like they've regressed a little in their documentation. Those command line instructions you posted used to be front and center when you clicked flathub's "Quick Setup" link. Now they just give a weak "Download and install this!" link that's kind of useless if your system isn't set up ...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

I see why git fails to compile for you. Previously, we downloaded and linked to a private copy of libvpx. This is what is happening in the 1.2.2 tarball version. git HEAD now uses the version of libvpx installed on the system. Since your system version is too old, it is failing. git clone gets you e...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

FYI, I build HandBrake routinely on Fedora, which has many similarities with CentOS. I've not seen any problem with building from git, but CentOS uses older versions of libraries. From the error you mentioned, it sounds like CentOS has too old of a version of libvpx for the version of ffmpeg that Ha...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HDR support roadmap?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: HDR support roadmap?

That's exciting! Any reason why you don't have a donation option for Handbrake? I personally like to support people's hard work. Accepting donations comes with an implicit agreement that we would use that money in the support of HandBrake. People who make donations would expect that their requests ...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

Also, CentOS supports flatpaks. You can install HandBrake from flathub (or download our nightly build flatpaks) rather than building it yourself.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.
Replies: 10
Views: 511

Re: Cannot compile HandBrake when following your instructinos.

Did you read the "Installing dependencies" section before "Building HandBrake"?
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HDR support roadmap?
Replies: 6
Views: 658

Re: HDR support roadmap?

HandBrake has no roadmaps. We mostly work on what interests us as time permits. I've made some headway in implementing the colorspace support needed for HDR. But I've not worked on it lately. Time constraints and other interesting projects (e.g. Queue Redesign ) create diversions. All who wander are...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Jun 26, 2019 3:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: too many titles returned for a small minority of dvds
Replies: 2
Views: 184

Re: too many titles returned for a small minority of dvds

Titles on a DVD are not a 1 to 1 mapping with actual stream content on the disc. A title is like a playlist. I provides a list of files that when played end to end represent some content. Some producers of DVDs create lots of dummy titles that, when played, show the content in the wrong sequence. Th...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:35 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Ubuntu PPA out of date?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Ubuntu PPA out of date?

I hadn't realized that the flatpaks were the current way to go. I've been easing them in. Doing a fairly soft push to get people to switch. I'll still be producing Ubuntu releases for quite some time I think. But the flatpaks let me address all the rest of the linux distros that I've never had a go...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:40 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Ubuntu PPA out of date?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Ubuntu PPA out of date?

Another reason to prefer flatpak. I wouldn't have to follow any distros release schedule and create new HandBrake builds for every new distro release. Imagine how much more actual work on HandBrake I could do if I could get rid of these janitorial chores :mrgreen:
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Jun 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Ubuntu PPA out of date?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Ubuntu PPA out of date?

due to the massive storage overhead for the runtimes That is a one time thing. Runtimes are shared between flatpak apps, so if you run multiple flatpaks (as I do) the overhead is nominal. Could I prevail upon you to add a disco (Ubuntu 19.04) release to your configuration on it? I honestly didn't r...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Large Files
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Large Files

some Blu-ray’s are encoded with higher and better quality? No. Some video is harder to encode than other. Noise and motion are just a couple of things that can make video harder to encode. Harder to encode video requires a higher bitrate to achieve a given quality. Trying to match "iTunes quality" ...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Jun 18, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Large Files
Replies: 8
Views: 755

Re: Large Files

When it comes to file size, you can't compare and encode of one source with an encode of another source. HandBrake uses constant quality encoding by default, which means it uses whatever bitrate is required to maintain consistent output quality. E.g. a video of a talking head with very little motion...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is it possible to fix my subtitles being cut off during a hardsubbing session
Replies: 13
Views: 645

Re: Is it possible to fix my subtitles being cut off during a hardsubbing session

I've tested it with a different source video and the subtitles are all there.... Does this mean the problem lies with the video source? The video definitely has a problem. But it's possible the problem could be handled better. It really depends on just how bad the video is in the area this is happe...
by JohnAStebbins
Sun Jun 16, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Ubuntu PPA out of date?
Replies: 9
Views: 541

Re: Ubuntu PPA out of date?

I still have a VM that runs ubuntu nightly builds, but I don't pay a lot of attention to it. It's been down for a while. I just kicked it back to life, so updates should appear again. But as Woodstock points out, the flatpak is a better option. And as of yesterday, we are also distributing a flatpak...
by JohnAStebbins
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Question: Is 'Web Optimized' enabled by default in CLI?
Replies: 6
Views: 680

Re: Question: Is 'Web Optimized' enabled by default in CLI?

Depends on what preset you use. Presets intended for web delivery or streaming have this enabled by default.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: OT: How to get properties
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: OT: How to get properties

mediainfo can also be used to query individual properties with it's '--Inform' option (at least the linux version of mediainfo can do this) e.g. $ mediainfo --Inform=Video\;%CodecID% test.mkv V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC Syntax of the command line will differ somewhat since you are on windows. Above is what is r...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Video/Quality settings
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Video/Quality settings

IMO, it's best to use constant quality encoding. Animation requires much much lower bitrate to produce good quality than grainy action flicks on film. Constant quality encoding will automatically adjust the bitrate lower for animation and higher for other more difficult sources. Depending on the rat...