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by brianlees
Wed Jan 05, 2011 7:58 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.
Replies: 42
Views: 8220

Re: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.

However, my Apple TV2 still plays 1080p fine, even using the High profile preset with a RF of 22. Can you possibly upload a small video clip using the settings you seem to be successful with? I would love to test it out with my aTV2 before I dive into this whole mess. I'm sure others would like to ...
by brianlees
Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:13 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: does grayscale encoding reduce file size?
Replies: 4
Views: 1301

Re: does grayscale encoding reduce file size?

Why is this "largely unnecessary these days?" Have there been changes to prevent rainbowing? I encoded Casablanca with the grayscale setting, thinking it was the way to do it. Do I need to? I took a look at it and it looks very good. I encoded new AppleTV at 61%.
by brianlees
Wed Feb 11, 2009 9:17 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: How do you handle TV shows in your library?
Replies: 12
Views: 4236

Re: How do you handle TV shows in your library?

Wow. Thanks for all the tips. I will put some of these to good use. I was already tagging movies, but TV shows are a slightly different beast.

CCJensen - All I can say is wow....and nice!
by brianlees
Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:17 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: How do you handle TV shows in your library?
Replies: 12
Views: 4236

How do you handle TV shows in your library?

These are some general questions to glean more knowledge from the collective brains on this board to see how everyone does this...which I assume will be vastly different from post to post. But, I'm curious because I always think there is a better way to do something (at least, better than what I'm d...
by brianlees
Wed Oct 22, 2008 12:51 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Late 2008 MacBook / MacBook Pro GPU Video Decoding
Replies: 7
Views: 6151

Re: Late 2008 MacBook / MacBook Pro GPU Video Decoding

Ah, that makes sense. So, will Handbrake support OpenCL? I'm sure it is too early to ask...but I just couldn't help myself. Of course, it could be me getting excited because I was using a server at work today to encode to AppleTV at 180+ frames per second! It is good to be the king (well, at least o...
by brianlees
Mon Oct 20, 2008 1:43 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Late 2008 MacBook / MacBook Pro GPU Video Decoding
Replies: 7
Views: 6151

Re: Late 2008 MacBook / MacBook Pro GPU Video Decoding

OK, at the risk of a flame....since this will discuss un-released software... What I read about Snow Leopard is that GPU acceleration will be built into the OS accessible by "any application"...and it is not Quicktime specific. Am I missing something or misreading? I guess I'll have to wai...
by brianlees
Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

I just wet my pants. Excellent! Thanks!
by brianlees
Sun May 11, 2008 7:47 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [patch] BluRay, AVCHD & partial DVB H.264 support
Replies: 80
Views: 20310

Re: [patch] BluRay, AVCHD & partial DVB H.264 support

I think I just wet my pants!
by brianlees
Tue Apr 29, 2008 7:46 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Turbo First Pass - general question
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Re: Turbo First Pass - general question

Thanks. So, it isn't anything fancy, just turning some stuff off. I thought that might be the case, but I was just curious. All voodoo to me, sometimes! :D Of course, I haven't been able to devote a lot of time to understanding the advanced features. I know myself too well...I can't just go and unde...
by brianlees
Tue Apr 29, 2008 4:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Turbo First Pass - general question
Replies: 2
Views: 2369

Turbo First Pass - general question

I saw a post about turbo first pass which made me wonder something. I know what it does and I fully understand what the first pass does (well, as best as a non-coder, non-video guy can :D )....I actually read the wiki first before I post! My question is more generic....as in how does it work? How do...
by brianlees
Sun Apr 27, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: Development
Topic: [patch] m2ts and Tivo program stream support
Replies: 9
Views: 3114

Re: [patch] m2ts and Tivo program stream support

This is awesome! As usual, the devs rock. Although I'm a thousand miles away from my house at the moment - quite literally - I can remote in and upload a few more clips if the devs desire. I'll run the .tivo files through the Tivo -> MPEG2 converter and upload. I'll try to pull files from analog cha...
by brianlees
Wed Apr 23, 2008 1:55 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

Although not at home at the moment, I swore I did that before and it didn't work. I have used the TivoDecoder - part of several third-party Tivo apps on the Mac. Handbrake doesn't like the MPEG2 files that result. Have you had success? I'm pulling these off a TivoHD.
by brianlees
Mon Apr 14, 2008 2:54 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Blockiness in reds?
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Re: Blockiness in reds?

Will VAQ work with an aTV (my guess is probably not)? Also, any good links about it? It is barely mentioned in the wiki and I would like to learn some more about it.
by brianlees
Mon Apr 14, 2008 1:34 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Blockiness in reds?
Replies: 3
Views: 579

Blockiness in reds?

I did an AppleTV preset rip of Serenity on my Mac. There is a scene (which most browncoats deny exists...including me! :D ) where it is very dark and bathed in red light. The screenshot below shows how there is some "macro blocking" (wrong term, I'm sure). It is much more evident while in ...
by brianlees
Sat Apr 12, 2008 1:20 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source

Interesting. I thought the Tivo was just recording the MPEG2 stream "as is". This means it is doing something else. If you would like, I could also upload something recorded from a high-def channel, such as one of the broadcast channels. It will be a bigger file (although I could do a part...
by brianlees
Fri Apr 11, 2008 11:44 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV help for the newbies
Replies: 47
Views: 5574

Re: Apple TV help for the newbies

I think the response that you will get form the devs is "use the preset". And, they are right. The preset is very good and is conservative so that you don't have to worry about hiccups. Any of the other discussion about the settings is advanced stuff trying to push the envelope. Plus, Appl...
by brianlees
Wed Apr 09, 2008 10:55 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source

As usual, you guys move incredibly fast to assess the situation. Thanks for looking into it. I'm not expecting it anytime soon. However, it is good to know that the debs have a basic understanding of the problem. Perhaps if I were to buy TivoHDs for the devs I could speed things up? :) just kidding...
by brianlees
Wed Apr 09, 2008 12:29 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Re: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source

dynaflash has requested a sample. I'm working on that now. It's 330mb, so it will take some time for me to upload it.
by brianlees
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:02 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

nightstrm - yes, it is quite easy to pull off recordings...on a PC. On a Mac, it is a bit harder. The open source apps, while heading in the right direction, aren't updated very often and also run into some bugs. I have had several downloads stall. cheezmo - I was hoping to do this all on a Mac...an...
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:32 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

Thanks. I posted the dev request. The real motivation for this - high-def Firefly episodes on UniversalHD! Want them on an AppleTV!
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:31 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source
Replies: 11
Views: 2042

Allow MPEG2 files form Tivo as source

I tried to convert a Tivo MPEG2 ( see link to very short thread ), but it is coming up as invalid source. VLC and VisualHub seem to read it OK. That is not a dig, just a mention that I believe that the Tivo wrapper has ben removed...I would much rather use Handbrake than anything else for this. But,...
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:23 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

That sucks. I would much prefer Handbrake over VisualHub. Hmm....maybe I'll add the request for development. But, I doubt you guys will want to pick it up since it is outside of the "core functionality" of Handbrake. But, one can hope. Maybe it is something easy? :D
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 12:30 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Re: Converting Tivo MPEGs?

Here's a log....doesn't look like it says much about the issue: [21:37:06] hb_init: checking cpu count [21:37:06] hb_init: starting libhb thread [21:37:06] thread b01da000 started ("libhb") [21:37:10] macgui: trying to open video_ts folder (parent directory chosen) [21:37:10] hb_scan: path...
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:36 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Converting Tivo MPEGs?
Replies: 25
Views: 9304

Converting Tivo MPEGs?

OK, I have searched the forums, but I haven't found the answer. I apologize in advance if it is there and I missed it. I want to convert some Tivo recordings. I pulled them off my TivoHD various ways - with Tivo Desktop on a PC, TivoDecode Manager on a Mac, and others. Every time I try to select the...
by brianlees
Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:25 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: AppleTV and your movie collection
Replies: 41
Views: 7947

Re: AppleTV and your movie collection

Good! I thought that might be the case. I feel better now. I need all my ducks in a row for the wife...as I'm currently "between jobs". :)