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by brakestands
Thu May 23, 2013 8:21 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release

Just tried another movie, this time a DVD rip instead of Bluray. It was the movie Amistad. It was ripped to .mkv with makemkv, then the Handbrake transcode with High Profile settings, with 2 changes - one to enable Detelecine for the 480i source (DVD), and one to dial up the resolution to RF=19 inst...
by brakestands
Mon May 20, 2013 6:19 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release

Thanks Rodeo, interesting stuff. As long as the picture quality and playability for my sources doesn't change, I'm happy. I chose High Profile mostly because of the slight improvement in picture over the AppleTV3 preset, and wanting to squeeze the absolute best out of the transcoding process within ...
by brakestands
Mon May 20, 2013 5:46 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Re: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release

Interesting. Is there somewhere I could read more about what exactly changed in the High Profile preset? I'm hoping all my target devices and use cases will still be accomodated by the new High Profile - basically, I took your recommendations mduell a while back when targeting the AppleTV3, latest i...
by brakestands
Mon May 20, 2013 4:58 pm
Forum: Benchmarks
Topic: Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release
Replies: 7
Views: 2522

Early 2008 Mac Pro & 0.9.9 GA Release

Now that 0.9.9 is out the door in full release, I wanted to show myself what I had thought to be true - ie, that 0.9.9 is faster to encode High Profile encodes than 0.9.8, all things being equal. I used to get an average of about 16fps on High Profile encodes from Bluray sources in 0.9.8. You'll not...
by brakestands
Fri May 10, 2013 4:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback
Replies: 46
Views: 6883

Re: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback

Ahh okay, good to know, thanks for that. Can you comment on my other questions by chance?
by brakestands
Fri May 10, 2013 2:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback
Replies: 46
Views: 6883

Re: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback

Okay, thank you. The Hobbit is complete now, and though I chose the "Foreign Audio Search" and Forced Only and Burned In, I suspect that the subtitles were already burned in as you guessed they would be! The reason I think that is that the subtitles are in a kind of fancy font, very "middle-earth-is...
by brakestands
Thu May 09, 2013 5:18 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback
Replies: 46
Views: 6883

Re: HandBrake Release Preview Feedback

Folks, I just switched to the Release Preview build in order to get better handling of PGS subtitles from Bluray rips (as I understand it has some new abilities in this area). DVD's have always been fine, but Bluray with subtitles has been a thorn in my side - until now I hope. So, taking a movie li...
by brakestands
Fri Nov 09, 2012 6:28 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Transcoding DVD source
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Re: Transcoding DVD source

Thanks Ted. So if I have this right, I should use both Detelecine and Decomb for any NTSC DVD's. I recall that used to be the default behavior for most presets in the older versions of HB anyway. I don't use any PAL DVD's.
by brakestands
Thu Nov 08, 2012 2:31 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Transcoding DVD source
Replies: 3
Views: 641

Transcoding DVD source

Been using Handbrake forever. Just a sanity check here, as I'm re-encoding my whole library to High Profile preset, now that I've got the AppleTV3. The question is in regards to DVD sources - do I need to add "Detelecine" like it used to be there in addition to the default of Decomb in High Profile ...
by brakestands
Sun Sep 23, 2012 10:37 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Preset for iPhone 5
Replies: 12
Views: 3662

Re: Preset for iPhone 5

Yeah, FWIW, I've taken to using the High Profile preset as my default, turning off Decombing for Blu-ray sources, and the rips work fine/look beautiful on the iPhone5, AppleTV3, and I'm sure whatever else comes down the pike from the house of Apple down the road. You have to draw the line somewhere,...
by brakestands
Mon May 02, 2011 10:33 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Thanks Rodeo! I've updated my workflow and edited it above per your comments. Thanks for the corrections. Cheers!
by brakestands
Mon May 02, 2011 2:36 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

SUCCESS!!!! 55-hour workflow

Well, final success has been reached!!! Having exhausted every other possible workflow imaginable, and all having differing levels of failure discovered through long bouts of trial and error, I have now finally found the successful workflow to ripping and transcoding this HD-DVD with interlaced VC-1...
by brakestands
Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:45 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Okay, I've re-transcoded all 3 parts with Ripx264 as before, this time as 3 individual parts. I've transcoded each of those 3 parts with Handbrake as before. This time, the quality is outstanding, and as I thought, there are no audio/video sync issues. But they're still 3 separate .m4v files. I real...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 26, 2011 3:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Okay, tried encoding it with HB at RF of 24, and the same video lag exists in the 3rd part of the 3-part movie. I suspect that MKVMergeGUI didn't do a great job of stitching together the 3 files. Notice in my workflow I stitched them together first right after ripping them with MakeMKV. So, now I be...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:12 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Okay, I've now watched on AppleTV2 and on the iPad (first gen). This encoding is very good, with 1 main exception. From about 2/3 of the way into the video, the audio gets out of sync with the video. It starts subtly, and then gets further off until the last 30 minutes or so are really off. Again, t...
by brakestands
Mon Apr 25, 2011 2:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Okay, completed a very lengthy process on this one. The result? A 6.5GB file that seems pretty good, though I haven't yet tried it on AppleTV2 which is the real test of things. But it's way better than the first one I think. Here is the HB log which of course was the last step in a very lengthy mult...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 19, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

What do you think about using CQ=10 or even CQ=1 as opposted to Zero in RipBot? No sense going from lossy (BluRay) to lossless and then back to lossy in HB, right? Or am I misguided here? Lossy -> Lossless -> Lossy i.e. Lossy -> Lossy -> Lossier (workflow 1) vs. Lossy -> Lossy -> Lossy i.e. Lossy -...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 19, 2011 7:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

OK. Here's what I can gather: 1) Re-encoding with RipBot got rid of the decoding issue (VC-1 codec with interlaced compression), but it certainly didn't deinterlace the input (HandBrake's decomb filter found plenty of combed frames). I'm not sure what deinterlacing options RipBot offers, so you may...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 19, 2011 6:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Good point, here you go....it is the full log of the encode using the latest nightly build... HandBrake Activity Log for /Volumes/Data/Music/Music Library/MP3/Movies/Eagles-stitchedfinal.m4v: 2011-04-19 00:16:13 -0400 Handbrake Version: 3939svn x86_64 (2011041901) [00:16:13] macgui: Rip: Pending que...
by brakestands
Tue Apr 19, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

The size of the output doesn't depend on the size of the input. The reason RipBot264's output is larger is because you went from a lossy source (Blu-Ray) to a lossless (CQ=0) intermediate encode. It shouldn't be any harder to compress that the original. Rodeo, thank you, makes sense. So, my resulti...
by brakestands
Mon Apr 18, 2011 9:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

What is your feedback about the right transcoding within my step 2, the RipBot264 transcoding. I notice that because I chose CQ=0 for the de-interlaced progressive AVCHD encode, the file sizes are HUGE. Just 1 of the 3 portions of the concert went from being 9 GB in the initial rip from disc to abou...
by brakestands
Mon Apr 18, 2011 5:10 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Interesting, thanks Rodeo. I will have to re-rip just the core DTS track out from the disc then with HDBR Stream Extractor. Ahh yes, the joys of HD-DVD. I'll be glad when this one is done.

thanks again.
by brakestands
Sun Apr 17, 2011 11:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

FYI for those that might be interested...I found some tools out there for converting the interlaced VC-1 to something Handbrake can handle...ended up choosing RipBot264 and am converting the interlaced VC-1 to progressive AVCHD. From there, Handbrake will handle it. Needless to say at this point, th...
by brakestands
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:59 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Nightstrm, interesting stuff. I had no idea of the interlaced VC-1 limitation. Thank you. Like you say, there has to be something out there that can de-interlace it prior to throwing it into HB. Hmmmm...I'm gonna poke around for something. But at least you framed the issue for me. Cheers.
by brakestands
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3349

Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Okay, I've succesfully ripped and transcoded all my HD-DVD's except for 1. The Eagles Farewell Tour (Live From Melbourne) is the culprit. Now, I know that this one extracts into 3 separate mkv files, as others have noted elsewhere. That is no problem, mkvmergeGUI can easily stitch them together into...