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by Fastfwd
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Frame Rate confusion ...
Replies: 7
Views: 1745

whatever you do, don't leave framerate same as source as that tends to make choppy movies! i had to re-encode a bunch of stuff for that reason alone If DVDs are 24fps and movies are too then leaving same as source for movies would be ok no? I was doing the deinterlacing option for tv shows but it w...
by Fastfwd
Wed Jul 11, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: ipod preset creating files that won't transfer from itunes
Replies: 1
Views: 524

ipod preset creating files that won't transfer from itunes

I use handbrake 0.8.5b1(2007042301) on a mac mini intel. I am ripping the Live8 4 DVD set with mac the ripper and then converting with handbrake using the ipod preset. The only change I am making is putting 2-pass encoding and deinterlace. The DVD1,2 and 3 won't transfer to the ipod The DVD4 transfe...
by Fastfwd
Wed May 02, 2007 1:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How is everyone backing up their ripped DVD collection?
Replies: 21
Views: 9528

Yes, well I haven't bothered to rip more than a couple of my DVD's. That's because I'm waiting for the ultimate solution, I want chapters with the original name. And of course multiple subtitles with the option to turn it on or off. We'll probably see that soon and also probably cheaper and cheaper...
by Fastfwd
Wed May 02, 2007 1:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How is everyone backing up their ripped DVD collection?
Replies: 21
Views: 9528

My backup is the DVD disc :D I really would'nt want to re-rip 100+ DVDs Maybe I'd like to re-rip all my CDs. Some of them are 128, some 192, some 320 and a couple are vbr around 200. If I had to start from scratch I'd rip everything to 192. It's good enough that I don't hear a difference with highe...
by Fastfwd
Wed May 02, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How is everyone backing up their ripped DVD collection?
Replies: 21
Views: 9528

I have 2 external drives. One is for all my music and movies. The other is for a backup of all my music and movies.
by Fastfwd
Tue May 01, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Connecting iPod to external monitor/lcd/tv best results
Replies: 4
Views: 899

I think that wether you use the ipod's screen or not is irrelevant. The ipod CPU just won't play anything above h.264 1500kbps or mpeg-4 2500kbps. You will get better results with mpeg-4 if you go above 1500 kbps. Also I never tried it but I doubt that the ipod will play anamorphic files even if you...
by Fastfwd
Mon Apr 16, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What is the difference between h.264 (Main) and h.264 (iPod)
Replies: 4
Views: 2217

hawkman wrote:The "iPod" version is stripped down to only what the iPod will support.
Does this means that h.264 is a better compression than h.264 ipod at the same bitrate?
by Fastfwd
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic working with QT
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

"When not to use Anamorphic PAR ¶

2. When you want to watch your movies on an iPod "

oups. no thanks then. I want to keep only one set of files that work on my mac mini and ipod.
by Fastfwd
Tue Apr 10, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic working with QT
Replies: 11
Views: 2859

rhester wrote:The latest svn-compiled version of HandBrake produces QuickTime-friendly anamorphic output, as will the next public beta.

Rodney
Does this mean it's front row friendly too? If so how do I know when to use anamorphic and when not to use it? Is there a FAQ or sticky on this somewhere?

Thanks.
by Fastfwd
Sun Apr 08, 2007 12:02 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: ipod tv out
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

baggss wrote:Are you using an Apple, or their party, iPod specific cable or just any cable and swapping the red and yellow plugs around?
I was using the ipod dock with s-video cable. Now I'm using a mac mini with DVI.
by Fastfwd
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:33 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Ratios - Wanna fill my iPod screen with a widescreen DVD ?
Replies: 7
Views: 1055

Thanks but by taking widescreen off in the iPod video settings (which is how I always have it, its still widesceen as the original DVD is...hmm Think its just a case of finding what six=ze to convert it to :wink: Maybe it was converted with a software that "fills" the up and down black bars with bl...
by Fastfwd
Sat Apr 07, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: ipod tv out
Replies: 4
Views: 1046

The ghosting is probably there on the ipod screen too but the screen is so small that it does'nt show as much. To get great results that will work on the ipod(assuming ipod 5g) you will need to rip at close to 1500bps h.264 or 2000-2500bps mpeg-4. I used to connect my ipod to my 50" TV and that gave...
by Fastfwd
Fri Apr 06, 2007 10:02 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Storage Hardware
Replies: 38
Views: 11807

When you start talking about storage for a media library full of movies, even well compressed x264 movies, a true backup simply isn't a viable option for home users. What I do is that I always buy drives in pair. So I got two 500GB external drives instead of just one. But if you really like swappin...
by Fastfwd
Thu Apr 05, 2007 12:56 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Storage Hardware
Replies: 38
Views: 11807

Yes firewire-400 is faster than usb-2. I have both and I still use the usb-2 simply because it's fast enough for anything I do. Ripping a DVD to HD. DVD is the bottleneck. Compressing DVD to mp4. CPU is the bottleneck. So if you don't really need fast disk access you may as well buy a cheaper usb-2 ...
by Fastfwd
Thu Apr 05, 2007 10:33 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Can Chapters Be Added to M4V Files?
Replies: 17
Views: 5536

... and not only does Apple TV support chapter markers (as expected), but it also displays the name of the chapter above the timeline when you skip to a chapter. ... What about front row? Will I be able to skip more than 30 seconds to "find" my way back. Front Row usually remembers where I am in th...
by Fastfwd
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Handbrake/Mediafork vs Visualhub
Replies: 17
Views: 8687

Handbrake gives me the results I want and is so free that it won't even accept contributions. How can VisualHub possibly compete with that?
by Fastfwd
Tue Apr 03, 2007 4:11 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Really look at the resolution before clicking "start&qu
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

dynaflash wrote:Our next release (and our current svn, if you want to get it quicker and build from source) has presets where you can create your own presets and get what you want in one click
That's great! Do I risk getting some odd bugs with the current svn or is it mostly cosmetic and interface changes?
by Fastfwd
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:56 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Really look at the resolution before clicking "start&qu
Replies: 6
Views: 1791

Really look at the resolution before clicking "start&qu

I read the sticky on how to encode for ipod5.5 but maybe a little too fast. I assumed that by setting x264 and x264(ipod) it would make a file that would work on the iPod. Well it turns out that auto-resize to 640x480 was turned off in my preferences so I spent 2-3 days making files that won't work....
by Fastfwd
Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:33 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlace Flag
Replies: 17
Views: 6197

Very few DVD videos need to be deinterlaced. The only one I found up to now have been the "baby einstein" DVD series and the "Asterix et cleopatre" movie.

I usually do everything with deinterlacing and just check it when there is visible problems on the resulting file.
by Fastfwd
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:50 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Why no maximum bitrate on h.264?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Thanks. With a difference of only 50kbps I'm really not going to lose any sleep over not having a max setting instead of average setting.

Thanks again to everyone that contributed to handbrake/mediafork.
by Fastfwd
Thu Mar 29, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Why no maximum bitrate on h.264?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

That very thing is discussed here http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?t=197 near the bottom, it is the main sticky at the top of this forum regarding the iPod and suggested settings. I did read the sticky before asking but it says "To be safe, you may want to allow for a 50 kbps cushion or...
by Fastfwd
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Is there a way to "auto-set" aspect ratio on windo
Replies: 1
Views: 1055

Is there a way to "auto-set" aspect ratio on windo

When I use handbrake on OS X it will set the aspect ratio for me in the h.264(ipod) setting. The windows version does not do this.

Is there a way to make it do it?
Or if not if these a simple table of which resolution to use for given aspect ratios? 1.33,178.etc?

Thanks
by Fastfwd
Thu Mar 29, 2007 1:33 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Why no maximum bitrate on h.264?
Replies: 4
Views: 2132

Why no maximum bitrate on h.264?

Most of my DVDs have been copied to my drive using mactheripper and then converted to .mp4 with handbrake .7 mpeg4 2000kbps. The DVDs are still on the disk and now that handbrake can do ipod h.264 of more than 768kbps it becomes very interesting. So what would be the best setting to have a file that...