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by JohnAStebbins
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoded video terrible color and sharpness
Replies: 12
Views: 210

Re: Encoded video terrible color and sharpness

Issue 2561 was fixed in 1.3.2 and is the only one that should affect this particular encode. Issue 2859 should only be triggered when crop/scale and one of our other filters are both enabled. The encode in the posted log does not crop or scale. So if a nightly build fixes this, I would be a bit conf...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Jun 01, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best settings for bluray rips?
Replies: 10
Views: 178

Re: Best settings for bluray rips?

Does your playback environment support h.265 10bit? If so, do some tests with x265 10bit encoding. It will generally reduce blockiness that often shows up in darker scenes with 8bit encoding. For the samples that encoded on the larger side, try those samples again with the NLMeans denoise filter. Ev...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu May 28, 2020 6:23 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best Settings for Home Movies
Replies: 6
Views: 95

Re: Best Settings for Home Movies

I'm surprised how large your test encode at reduced resolution is coming out. May need to reduce the quality a bit on the RF slider. Is the camera generating grainy video? Low light can result in a lot of grain. If so, the NLMeans denoise filter will clean that and reduce file sizes. Even if there ...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue May 26, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Not so much 4K video compatible.
Replies: 22
Views: 545

Re: Not so much 4K video compatible.

It should be noted that both versions will play fine from a computer. They will need to be observed via a streaming device such as AppleTV on an external display to see the differences (I hope). Do I understand you right? You are saying there is no distortion when playing back on your computer and ...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue May 05, 2020 2:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake-CLI - Invalid preset
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Handbrake-CLI - Invalid preset

Should be fixed in the next nightly build https://github.com/HandBrake/HandBrake/commit/6fbe60b266fed099f49616ecef34db88b6bb3f4b We may want to spin a 1.3.3 release soon since this is an interface bug that will affect pretty much everyone useing the CLI. Turns out I didn't really bust it. It was alr...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue May 05, 2020 1:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake-CLI - Invalid preset
Replies: 14
Views: 387

Re: Handbrake-CLI - Invalid preset

Interesting, it should work without the full path (category prefix). Will investigate. Glad you got it working with the workaround. :) Oh, *insert favourite expletive*. I may have inadvertently busted this. I made a "fix" to how presets are searched for and didn't test this case. *expletive**explet...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue May 05, 2020 1:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Settings to Optimize for Grayscale?
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Re: Settings to Optimize for Grayscale?

Seems like a lot of bandwidth could be saved when I know the material is gray-only Only if it's "dirty" gray. I.e. if it's an unclean transfer that has significant low level noise in the color components, then it'll use quite a lot more space if you don't enable the grayscale filter. But if it's cl...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue May 05, 2020 1:00 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: ffmpeg-based preset/plug-ins -- Possible?
Replies: 9
Views: 222

Re: ffmpeg-based preset/plug-ins -- Possible?

HANDBRAKE IS NOT A VIDEO REMUXER
by JohnAStebbins
Mon May 04, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: nvenc unavailable on Ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: nvenc unavailable on Ubuntu 20.04

Oh, and FYI, you are the first person to report success using NVENC on linux that I know of. None of us have tested it :mrgreen: I've never tested because I don't like installing proprietary drivers. I use Fedora and they do not provide packages. Since drivers must be EFI signed, not having official...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon May 04, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: nvenc unavailable on Ubuntu 20.04
Replies: 7
Views: 245

Re: nvenc unavailable on Ubuntu 20.04

The GUI Flatpak includes the CLI. To run it:

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flatpak run --command=HandBrakeCLI fr.handbrake.ghb <cli arguments>
That should solve your problem of using GUI presets
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: VHS to MP4..enhance quality
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: VHS to MP4..enhance quality

You'll also want to deinterlace or detelecine. Are these home videos, tv shows, or movies? Depending on the type of video, you'll want to enable either decomb, or detelecine. For home videos and tv shows, you'll want decomb. For movies you'll want detelecine.
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MP4 to Avi
Replies: 7
Views: 242

Re: MP4 to Avi

Whatever you read is wrong
Possibly an extremely old blog post. AVI output was removed from HandBrake 10 years ago because the format does not support many of the features HandBrake now has.
by JohnAStebbins
Sat Apr 25, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Re-Encode size LARGE
Replies: 22
Views: 584

Re: Re-Encode size LARGE

In all this, nobody bothered to mention that the file size problem is due to his choice of RF. RF 0 means encode losslessly. The encoder it attempting to preserve every last detail and that requires lots of bits. So, don't "futz" with the RF. If you require BD spec compatibility, you will have to fu...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:17 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Application crashes on selecting source to scan
Replies: 6
Views: 490

Re: Application crashes on selecting source to scan

It also seems like you've tried everything but the latest stable release 1.3.1. 1.3.0 had the DVD problem you reference. Nightly builds have some more extensive new feature work going into them right not so may not be stable. So 1.3.1 would probably be the best choice at this point in time.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Apr 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Any Reason for GPU encodes if Quality is Priority
Replies: 13
Views: 690

Re: Any Reason for GPU encodes if Quality is Priority

I'm not very familiar with the nvenc options but I believe it has a few "encoder presets" (on the video pane in the HandBrake gui) that are meant to tune the quality for size tradeoff. IIRC, people have commented that on some hardware, some presets don't appear to change the output in any meaningful...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How do you select to copy video?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: How do you select to copy video?

Must be getting senile :?
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 8:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Getting washed/ faded colours videos after compressing
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Getting washed/ faded colours videos after compressing

Minus the snark, there are always bugs. Bugs are the reason we do a series of bugfix releases after each major update. x.y.0 is a major update, x.y.1 would be the first bugfix release of x.y.0. We really should push out another bugfix release soon as we've had a number of fixes go in since the last....
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How do you select to copy video?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: How do you select to copy video?

Did HandBrake use avcodec at all until Van implemented it (IIRC somewhere in the 0.9.x run)? First entry in git is for v0.1 which is using libav for mpeg4 encode. You are correct, it's using libmpeg2 for mpeg2 decode, I didn't look close enough at the decode code. The decoder is using avpicture_dei...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How do you select to copy video?
Replies: 12
Views: 352

Re: How do you select to copy video?

Handbrake is in various places listed as a front end for ffmpeg, I'm not sure if this is still the case. HandBrake was originally designed for BeOS. It originally use libavcodec (one of ffmpeg's libraries) for mpeg2 decoding and mpeg4 encoding only . Some additional history is in our docs. Over tim...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 22, 2020 2:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Getting washed/ faded colours videos after compressing
Replies: 9
Views: 332

Re: Getting washed/ faded colours videos after compressing

Perfect, thanks.

Your videos are using a "full range" color space. There is a bug in the current release that causes full range color to be converted wrong. Can you give the nightly build a try?
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Easy ubuntu cli / cron job to batch convert recursively
Replies: 11
Views: 397

Re: Easy ubuntu cli / cron job to batch convert recursively

One person reported success building the linux version with AMD VCE. https://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?p=189557#p189557 I don't recall anyone reporting success or failure with NVidia NVENC. In either case, it's required to install proprietary drivers along with other libraries and to build Ha...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Apr 16, 2020 11:34 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Different versions of x264 in Handbrake 1.3.1?
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Different versions of x264 in Handbrake 1.3.1?

If it hasn't changed recently, unraid is based on slackware. A google search shows that slakware has a flatpak package. But I don't know what version of slakware the current unraid is based on and if that version supports flatpak. So it might be possible to install flatpak then install the flatpak v...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Apr 16, 2020 3:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Aspect Ratio Correct on computer, Incorrect on TV
Replies: 3
Views: 308

Re: Aspect Ratio Correct on computer, Incorrect on TV

Or the tv is in "stretch" picture mode. It seems to be the default on a depressingly stupid number of TVs.
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 15, 2020 6:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Calculate New Video Bitrate
Replies: 2
Views: 211

Re: Calculate New Video Bitrate

RF 20. Quality is as good as 2-pass ABR and bitrate is always "optimal". I.e. you don't need to tweak the bitrate for every source. Just use the same RF for everything. If the quality isn't good enough for you use a lower RF, but 20 is generally agreeable to most people.
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:58 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Turning 5gb movie to 1 (or less) gb
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Turning 5gb movie to 1 (or less) gb

Aside, You should upgrade to the latest handbrake v1.3.1 It's an 80s movie that's definitely not in HD Your log indicates otherwise :wink: [07:27:22] + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (20/20/0/2): 1918 * 1040, scale: 1918 * 1040 1920x1080 is HD If you don't care about keeping HD resolution, you can scale ...