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by kiran_mk2
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Re: Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD

Sorry for the delay - this should be the successful encode of the 'misbehaving' episode from my first post

https://pastebin.com/LMqkDL9n

As mentioned, this encoded and played back fine on a different Mac (same Handbrake version)
by kiran_mk2
Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:37 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Re: Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD

The ripped MKV files played back fine.

The plot thickens though - I tried encoding on my wife's MacBook Air (same Handbrake version) and the encodes were fine!
by kiran_mk2
Mon Oct 02, 2017 6:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD
Replies: 4
Views: 3225

Scrambled video on some episodes from DVD

I've been having some issues converting an R2 DVD of Bagpuss to h264. I have tried direct from the disc and extracting with MakeMKV first. The MKV files created by MakeMKV play back with no issues in VLC. Now some of the episodes encoded fine (from disc and MKV files) but some appeared scrambled/blo...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Jul 02, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?

Another quick bump - the new update of VLC 2.0.2 correctly plays back DTS in mp4
by kiran_mk2
Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV3 Optical
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Apple TV3 Optical

I've literally just noticed the same thing (I upgraded from ATV1 to ATV3). Sorted the problem by going to Settings->Audio&Video->Dolby Digital->On. Now when a video is played, press and hold play/pause until the menu comes up, then go to audio tab. The AC3 option should now be selectable (unhelp...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Mar 26, 2012 10:30 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Standard DVD Rip for AT3?
Replies: 4
Views: 1024

Re: Standard DVD Rip for AT3?

All the attention seems to have moved on to BluRay, but I'm still plugging away with DVDs for my ATV3. Is high profile still the best choice here?
by kiran_mk2
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:12 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 0.9.6 Discussion Thead
Replies: 80
Views: 22000

Re: HandBrake 0.9.6 Discussion Thead

Ok, thanks. Good to know I'm not going mad!
by kiran_mk2
Sat Mar 03, 2012 4:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 0.9.6 Discussion Thead
Replies: 80
Views: 22000

Re: HandBrake 0.9.6 Discussion Thead

Quick question about DTS-in-mp4. The release notes state: DTS Passthru to MP4 container (in addition to MKV) (supported by e.g. VLC, MPlayer) I encoded a chapter of a DTS film with track 1 AAC, track 2 AC3, track 3 DTS using a nightly build from around November last year. Using v2 of VLC the track p...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:07 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Handbrake Friendly Media Extenders
Replies: 7
Views: 1880

Re: Handbrake Friendly Media Extenders

I feel your pain on the lack of meta-data compliance on media extenders. It would seem like a simple tweak to check for internal meta data and only then head to the internet if it isn't found. Sadly it doesn't stop there - I was looking at XBMC to process my Handbrake m4v files. I could just about c...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Nov 07, 2011 12:23 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?

Just a quick bump - I've finally gotten around to converting a bit of DTS film - m4v file has AAC, AC3, DTS and AAC commentary track. VLC (v 1.1.12) plays all except the DTS track (as expected). The file is accepted and playable in iTunes (again, the DTS option is not available, but it plays the oth...
by kiran_mk2
Thu Aug 11, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?
Replies: 11
Views: 2573

Re: DTS-HD passthru w/Apple TV 2?

I don't have my ATV to hand at the moment. If we were to encode a file with audio track 1 as AAC stereo, track 2 as AC3 and track 3 as DTS and feed it into iTunes would the various Apple devices just not play it at all or would they play the AAC and AC3 tracks?
by kiran_mk2
Fri Apr 29, 2011 12:36 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Constant Quality recommendation for Simpson's series?
Replies: 5
Views: 1648

Re: Constant Quality recommendation for Simpson's series?

I tend to use 22-23 for source material like this. For simple animation, even 24-25 may be ok. I try and aim for under 200 MB / episode with the odd episode higher and the odd episode lower.
by kiran_mk2
Sun Jan 16, 2011 10:32 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Invalid] automatic removal of "phantom" chapters
Replies: 3
Views: 445

[Invalid] automatic removal of "phantom" chapters

A lot of DVDs seem to feature a phantom chapter at the end of the feature which tend to last under 5 seconds and contain no information (audio or video). It's fairly annoying yo let one of these slip through and end up with a useless, unnamed chapter. Is there any chance Handbrake could get an optio...
by kiran_mk2
Sat Jan 08, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Foreign Language Audio Track not available on Apple TV
Replies: 8
Views: 1108

Re: Foreign Language Audio Track not available on Apple TV

Really? I could have sworn I was able to encode multiple langauges from my Miyazaki collection, keeping AC3 for both languages. I'll have to take a look at them when I get home as I probably didn't verify that everything worked correctly. AAC English AC3 English AAC Japanese AC3 Japanese Yep, I did...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Dec 27, 2010 1:54 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV2, Subtitles & Audio Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: AppleTV2, Subtitles & Audio Tracks

http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1033694&highlight=commentary Looks like the issue is that the ATV2 isn't detecting the names of the alternate tracks. So if you have labelled the tracks "ProLogic II", "AC3" and "Commentary" they would all appear as "...
by kiran_mk2
Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:23 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV2, Subtitles & Audio Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 1593

Re: AppleTV2, Subtitles & Audio Tracks

I don't have an ATV2, but I've heard that multiple audio and subtitles aren't working on the new model even through they work correctly on the original model. I'm a bit surprised Apple hasn't sorted this out as these were features they added to the original model in the 2.x updates.
by kiran_mk2
Thu Dec 23, 2010 2:08 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.
Replies: 42
Views: 8143

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

Yes, an update from Apple. I too don't think iTunes will get 1080p rentals for a few years yet (maybe when the successor to h264 arrives and files get smaller/more bandwidth available). However, forcing a 720p-only output is a bit limiting - and possibly an area where iOS hasn't yet been modified fr...
by kiran_mk2
Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:45 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.
Replies: 42
Views: 8143

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

I know there was a lot of tests carried out with 1080p as soon as the ATV2 came out, but I haven't seen any results from testing after the recent software update which seemed to cure most of the 720p frame skipping. Also, I wonder if an update to enable native 1080p output would help (to stop 'wasti...
by kiran_mk2
Tue Oct 19, 2010 7:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Are Blu Ray Digital copies better than the DVD converted?
Replies: 2
Views: 1052

Re: Are Blu Ray Digital copies better than the DVD converted

I can't speak for all digital copies, but most tend to be SD (obviously) and only have stereo sound.
by kiran_mk2
Tue Aug 03, 2010 8:36 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DTS in an M4V container, ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 3339

Re: DTS in an M4V container, ever?

Forgive me if I'm being a bit dumb, but if Apple have set out a standard for using DTS and DTS-MA in mp4/m4v, shouldn't that imply that the AppleTV and iTunes/Quicktime etc can play DTS in mp4 but it's just that noone other than DTS knows the correct way to embed the audio in the file. I can't imagi...
by kiran_mk2
Sat Jul 24, 2010 12:37 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: DTS in an M4V container, ever?
Replies: 16
Views: 3339

Re: DTS in an M4V container, ever?

I guess it's up to Apple. I can't see them moving away from Dolby Digital to be honest - I can't see the financial benefit of paying to licence the DTS codec and paying for the extra bandwidth that the increased file size would need. The only way I could see is if Apple move to support the lossless ...
by kiran_mk2
Mon Jun 14, 2010 12:01 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: Apple TV needs new hardware
Replies: 2
Views: 903

Re: Apple TV needs new hardware

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/28/the-next-apple-tv-revealed-cloud-storage-and-iphone-os-on-tap/ Don't know when it would launch - maybe at the September event? Or perhaps once the deals with the studios are done. One thing I really hope is that allows network storage and that it doesn't need iTune...
by kiran_mk2
Sun Apr 25, 2010 6:40 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple tv preset= for 2009 ipod touches? Is the true?
Replies: 8
Views: 1716

Re: Apple tv preset= for 2009 ipod touches? Is the true?

The 8 GB 2009 model is actually the same as the 2008 model - it was only the 32 and 64 GB models that were upgraded to the 3GS internals so, like the iphones before the 3GS, the 8 GB ipod touch model remains unable to playback ATV preset encodes.
by kiran_mk2
Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:27 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Commentary tracks on AppleTV/iPhone
Replies: 1
Views: 647

Re: Commentary tracks on AppleTV/iPhone

Using Subler on the created m4v files you can rename the audio tracks (ie from "stereo" to "Director's commentary") and also tick the box next to the AC3 audio track which then marks it as the default track.
by kiran_mk2
Sat Jan 30, 2010 12:47 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: iTunes Extra....
Replies: 19
Views: 8824

Re: iTunes Extra....

The more I think about this, the more I think this is more an extra feature for a program like Subler or MetaX rather than Handbrake. Handbrake can rip all the extras to separate m4v files (using the preview to identify which extra is which). Then in the tagging program, add all the files (film and ...