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by rachel
Sat May 09, 2020 6:51 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: HandBrakeCLI 1.3.2 "Invalid preset" on custom preset.
Replies: 3
Views: 359

Re: HandBrakeCLI 1.3.2 "Invalid preset" on custom preset.

Aha, yep, that workaround works for me too, in my case with the prefix "Devices/". TBH I don't find that usage onerous so I'll likely keep it even after the fix is in (lets you disambiguate same-name presets in different sets). But obvs it does break existing scripts.
by rachel
Sat May 09, 2020 6:39 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: HandBrakeCLI 1.3.2 "Invalid preset" on custom preset.
Replies: 3
Views: 359

HandBrakeCLI 1.3.2 "Invalid preset" on custom preset.

Description of problem or question: I've been using a script for ages to automate transcoding of off-air recordings. To this end I have a custom preset, defined in the GUI. (It's based on the "Apple 2160p60 4K HEVC Surround" preset with minor changes - to use Yadif-Bob deinterlacing and auto-passth...
by rachel
Fri Aug 23, 2019 3:52 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Building on Ubuntu 19.10 (eoan)
Replies: 2
Views: 548

Building on Ubuntu 19.10 (eoan)

I know I know, it isn't out yet, so it wouldn't be supported. Nonetheless, my previous build of 1.2.2 stopped working as of the upgrade of some of its system dependencies this morning so I went to do a rebuild and it failed. For those doing similar, this is how I fixed it. (I'm building from source ...
by rachel
Sun Dec 23, 2018 1:43 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 1.2.0 Discussion Thread
Replies: 32
Views: 27030

Re: HandBrake 1.2.0 Discussion Thread

Noticing this: - Improved quality of the default AAC encoder on non-Mac platforms (FFmpeg AAC), no longer experimental Would you say it's improved enough that those of us not on Macs can skip building a version with fdk-aac? I suppose I'm not really asking for an absolute by-the-numbers "is it at le...
by rachel
Sat May 10, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: HandBrake slows down Ubuntu 14.04
Replies: 14
Views: 2126

Re: HandBrake slows down Ubuntu 14.04

Just confirming the same thing. In my case it so happened it's been a while since I last handbraked, and there were other changes to my system I thought it could be; eg: switching from a system with discrete gpu to one with intel hd4600. But sticking a discrete gpu in didn't help. But the workaround...
by rachel
Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:24 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decomb Bob and Detelecine
Replies: 8
Views: 1959

Re: Decomb Bob and Detelecine

I think I'm finding that on some sources (off-air BBC HD transport streams mostly) I think the decomb filter may be finding false positives, ie: doing decombing where there's no combing or interlacing artifacts that I can see in the original. With decomb-bob this seems to be resulting in sequences w...
by rachel
Thu May 24, 2012 6:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

You are right about your comment about de-telecine. If a show/movie is truly shot on film or with an HD camera is a pesudo 24fps film-mode, then the more elegant solution is to de-telecine back to film rate using the pullup filter. In your case however, since it sounds like you're in a PAL country ...
by rachel
Thu May 24, 2012 6:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

One suggestion I'd make is that it sounds like the MPEG transport streams that you are capturing off-air may not be in perfect mpeg compliance. In that case, you could try simply running them through the "quickstream fix" option in a program called "VideoREDO". It will bring your file into complian...
by rachel
Thu May 24, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

I was reading about rachel's problems with the Plex unit (I've been away for 3 weeks and unable to test Bob until now) but the encodes seems to run fine with VFR and Decomb Bob enabled even on detelecined sources. I'm not noticing any problems. Is enabling Decomb Bob on its own the best solution or...
by rachel
Tue May 15, 2012 8:39 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

Of course it was about this point that I got a 3+GHz core i7 x4 box. :-)

And of course *that* takes its sweet time with this work. You just get reconciled to queuing up a few days of encoding jobs and forgetting you have it for a while... :-)

It's that or compromise. As if... :-)
by rachel
Wed May 09, 2012 9:42 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Option to *NOT* preserve metadata when encoding mp4/m4v
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Re: Option to *NOT* preserve metadata when encoding mp4/m4v

forced to workaround, and still wanting .mp4 output from handbrake, and what with having zero luck with subler in the past; what I'd probably do is use mkvtoolnix on the source *before* transcoding with handbrake, to strip the metadata. Except it only works for HD recordings which are exported witho...
by rachel
Wed May 09, 2012 9:02 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Option to *NOT* preserve metadata when encoding mp4/m4v
Replies: 2
Views: 798

Option to *NOT* preserve metadata when encoding mp4/m4v

Problem: I record a bunch of stuff off-air using EyeTV. If I encode them to .mp4 or .m4v using HandBrake the metadata inserted into the file by EyeTV from the programme guide is preserved - including the thumbnail image. This sounds like a good idea, right? Not always: I use Plex for my media player...
by rachel
Sun May 06, 2012 9:17 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

for my part, I'm increasingly of the opinion that most of my problems are because of trying to do a vfr bob-decomb or bob-deinterlace on a telecined source. These are OK with bob-deinterlace with cfr so I have to stick with that. For non-telecined interlaced sources, the only ones I can try at the m...
by rachel
Sat May 05, 2012 8:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

Hmm. High Profile Bob-Decomb Constant Frame Rate still gives me moments of judder even though the info pane on plex shows no dropped frames, no abnormal deviation from the frame rate. I suspect there's a glitch in the apparent smoothness of motion in the transition from sequences when it has to bob-...
by rachel
Sat May 05, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

HandBrake always timestamps every frame. So timestamps is not your problem. QT on OSX plays VFR m4v files just fine. QT on the same playback machine playing the bob-decomb test does indeed look better, though I'm still seeing occasional juddering. There doesn't seem to be an equivalent option to se...
by rachel
Sat May 05, 2012 6:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

Testing bob-deinterlace / bob-decomb with Plex... (for avoidance of doubt, and why posting here of course - the bob-deinterlace/decomb is going on in the encode-stage in handbrake; just trying to get satisfactory results on my plex media player on my tv) Having huge problems. Basically if I select b...
by rachel
Sat May 05, 2012 1:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

What are the odds that decombing with bob will play back on iDevices? I mainly use an iPhone4, iPad2 and AppleTV2. pretty small I expect - I'm even having trouble trying to get my bob-decombed and bob-deinterlaced HD videos running at their proper framerates in Plex on a modern mac mini. Have made ...
by rachel
Thu May 03, 2012 2:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Re: Here Comes Bob!

Can you explain what "Bob" is and where it should be used? Briefly as it might be offtopic but it's new to handbrake so... (and this is my user's-understanding of it) Deinterlacing turns an interlaced video into a progressive one. There are several methods for doing so, Bob is one of them. I'm assu...
by rachel
Thu May 03, 2012 1:51 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Segfault decoding VC-1 video from MKV
Replies: 4
Views: 966

Re: Segfault decoding VC-1 video from MKV

As you said you wanted a short clip, here is a 3 minute (394.2MB) VC1-interlaced source video that reliably crashes the latest (svn HEAD today) handbrake when it starts to encode: http://strangenoises.org/~rachel/ganges-s01e01-3min.mkv (Extracted by mkvmerge from a blu-ray rip made by makemkv. It's ...
by rachel
Thu May 03, 2012 11:19 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: MacGui Video Filters shows blank when Deinterlace-Bob sel.
Replies: 1
Views: 454

MacGui Video Filters shows blank when Deinterlace-Bob sel.

On the Mac GUI, when you select Deinterlace - Bob in Picture Settings, the Video Filters line on the main window and in the expanded queue items in the queue window shows blank. However, it does seem to actually work - activity log shows a bunch of yadif threads starting anyway - so it seems to be s...
by rachel
Thu May 03, 2012 10:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here Comes Bob!
Replies: 44
Views: 6860

Here Comes Bob!

Bob's arrived, yay. I have some tests queued up on material I've previously had to do with avisynth on Windows... But in the meantime... Bob as an option on Deinterlace I get. And presumably I'll get a double framerate eg: a 1080i@50Hz becomes a 1080p at 50fps. Bob as an option on Decomb? How does t...
by rachel
Tue Apr 03, 2012 3:49 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV 3 and Blu-Ray 1080p - Best Encode
Replies: 14
Views: 4561

Re: Apple TV 3 and Blu-Ray 1080p - Best Encode

actually let me clarify, the only movie i used 16 for was lord of the rings. every other one was at 18 or 20. average sizes are def over 10gb using 16. But that's using high profile, no idea how much it would be with normal. Slight topic-hijack but what did you do with the subtitles there; as that'...
by rachel
Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: YADIF's "Double Framerate" Mode
Replies: 6
Views: 1468

Re: YADIF's "Double Framerate" Mode

I note current nightlies have high framerates (50/60fps etc) available for selection in the video tab, but no new options in the picture settings->filters->interlacing menu. Has this feature been implemented and I'm just too thick to figure out how to use it, or is it just not there yet? :-) Hm, act...
by rachel
Fri Feb 10, 2012 1:42 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: dependencies building deb from source
Replies: 1
Views: 616

Re: dependencies building deb from source

hm, well, --force-depends turns out not to be a solution because subsequently nothing else can be installed or removed until the 'broken' package is fixed. not sure how it works from the ppa when that lists the same dependencies. Never mind; some bit of apt-get/dpkg wizardry i don't know I guess; fo...
by rachel
Thu Feb 09, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: dependencies building deb from source
Replies: 1
Views: 616

dependencies building deb from source

Quick background: handbrake-snapshots oneiric ppa builds no longer work properly in the precise alpha. This is not a nag about that, I know you don't support ubuntu alpha. :-) In fact the only failure I could see was that it wouldn't open the Picture Settings dialog (or it opened invisible) in the U...