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by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 7:21 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: DVD changers
Replies: 10
Views: 3620

Maybe slightly off topic, but instead of buying all this USB/firewire stuff, DvD changer gadgets and external DvD drives, or even employing underpaid children, all you really need is some (external) hard drive space. Just take the time to copy a few dozen DvDs there and queue them up into HandBrake ...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 2-pass crf?
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Hey Scott, thanks for your answer. I guess this confirms a second pass to be a measure of redundancy, or even a loss of "sanity"... :wink: The GUI does not have 100% coverage on sanity checking. I love this term - "sanity checking". This would actually be a better term than Microsoft calling it "gra...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: All audio files from Nero folder have disappeared
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

I'm no expert on this, but I do try and keep on top of what happens within my registry. I see no interaction whatsoever with HandBrake and other apps. I can't see any potential conflicts like I can see with several other apps. Other than .Net framework, HandBrake is pretty much a stand-alone, indepe...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 2-pass crf?
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Hey Nathan, Thanks for the feedback, PuzZLeR... good to know I'm not totally confused. :-) Well, my friend, I gave it a whirl myself, and now you, and the new version, has me confused too. :?: :?: :?: It definitely is either: a) a redundant 2nd-pass CRF b) an implemented "Palmrest" - a bitrate param...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 9:02 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: I get a better quality with a 1-pass encoding...!
Replies: 24
Views: 4181

CRF=76% is much too high when encoding from an MPEG-2 source. The law of diminishing returns begins to apply higher than 65% encoding from that older and limited format. Anything above 70% is really for raw uncompressed video which is 65GB/hour. In fact, anything above CRF=70%, or even CRF=65% IMO, ...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: 2-pass crf?
Replies: 5
Views: 1050

Re: 2-pass crf?

.. but I thought a CRF encode was specifically designed to be a 1-pass encoding process...? You are absolutely correct. There is no "2-pass CRF" in x264 (or quite likely not Xvid either) and does not theoretically make sense, so I don't see why HandBrake should have one. This 2-pass "feature" was a...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 09, 2007 2:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Huge Pixels missing and quality not good?
Replies: 14
Views: 4687

I encode tons of music videos and anyone who encodes them knows the diversity involved among them, so I couldn't resist commenting on the following: Im ripping everything from Music Vidoes (old & new) to Old Cartoons and animation (Looney Tunes/Charlie Chalk), to Modern Comedy such as The Office or ...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: mp4 files won't play in Itunes or Quicktime
Replies: 1
Views: 1230

Welcome to HandBrake and the forums. It's not a surprise when something works in VLC but didn't in QuickTime. VLC is solid and QuickTime is flaky. I think Apple purposely limited QuickTime for some control over the H.264 codec to create a space called "QuickTime compatibility". It's marketing if you...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: crash with stackdump on AMD processor
Replies: 1
Views: 696

Welcome to the forums. Perhaps the next post may give you a better answer. I have similar settings to you too and get these stackdumps too instead of a completed and working .mp4 file. I don't know what causes them, and I find them more frequent in the .90 version over the .8x version. Just re-encod...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:22 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Anamorphic setting not working with Apple TV
Replies: 21
Views: 3950

I'm on Windows so it may be a bit different, but same idea.

If the source says Aspect: 1.33, then it's not an anamorphic DvD source. HandBrake will encode it to the 4:3 aspect ratio and black bars will show.

If it says Aspect 1.77, then for sure it's an anamorphic DvD source.
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 08, 2007 4:17 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with copying to iPod w/ h.264, FFMpeg is just fine
Replies: 4
Views: 806

Hey Joel, Are you sure there's no added settings to the iPod profiles? It sounds like you're including something extra. Just use an iPod preset and rip. It's that simple. Then again, I personally use ffmpeg for iPod viewing anyway. In my opinion, the long encoding times of H.264, although producing ...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:52 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: H.264 question
Replies: 3
Views: 649

MP4 is a container for video (and audio). It can store H.264 or older MPEG-4 (such as streams from ffmpeg). You were encoding using ffmpeg, which will give you the older MPEG-4 video stream. You need to choose the x264 encoder to get H.264, which will show up after the "e" as Cavalicious mentioned. ...
by PuzZLeR
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:14 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV
Replies: 2
Views: 853

Re: Apple TV

Am I doing something wrong? Yes. Lots. 1) You shouldn't ask this site for help with downloaded content from some BitTorrent site. Alot of that stuff is crap and quite likely illegal. 2) You shouldn't feed *.torrent files to iTunes and HandBrake and expect results if that was indeed your question. 3...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:03 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: What did I do wrong?
Replies: 6
Views: 918

Re: What did I do wrong?

yensed wrote:Width/Hight: 480x***
The max should be 640x480. What is the *** you're using?

As well, did you encode with CABAC or B-frames? iPod doesn't like those...
AAC-LC or AAC-HE?
Framerate?
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:20 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Looking for some advice!!
Replies: 4
Views: 951

Simultaneous response! :o
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 06, 2007 9:17 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Looking for some advice!!
Replies: 4
Views: 951

You're not going to like my answer(s) but at least you won't have high hopes for this weekend. There is no "perfect" setting - that is purely subjective and a compromise that you have to make between file size and quality. You will also never get the most out of H.264 encoding when you use iPod sett...
by PuzZLeR
Sat Oct 06, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 5.1 vs. 5.0, DTS, AC3 Passthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

The best thing I can say for your solution that may not be in the documentation is this: just demux the audio streams beforehand with an app like VirtualDubMod (free and no installation). Then encode as normal with HandBrake. If you're using H.264, just demux the raw H.264 stream with mp4box (or MKV...
by PuzZLeR
Fri Oct 05, 2007 8:22 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: I get a better quality with a 1-pass encoding...!
Replies: 24
Views: 4181

Look for comments by PuzZLeR :D Didn't want to disappoint you Cavalicious. :) monsieurboo: Can I get you to paste the CLI query for your 1-pass and 2-pass settings? I have a suspicion you may be confusing CRF 1-pass with ABR 1-pass and I'm guessing that your final bitrates/file sizes may be differe...
by PuzZLeR
Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:28 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 5.1 vs. 5.0, DTS, AC3 Passthrough
Replies: 6
Views: 2424

I know that there are limits in HandBrake regarding this, and I honestly can't help you, and I'm watching this thread for somebody with some enlightening info. However, what I can say is that most experienced encoders do their video and audio encoding separately. I have a PC, so I don't know how it'...
by PuzZLeR
Fri Oct 05, 2007 5:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Quicktime Preset, Playback Help
Replies: 2
Views: 861

No you don't have a "slow machine", but you don't have a fast one either. Then again, there is nothing abnormal about the behavior of your machine. The cold hard reality is that H.264 is a CPU intensive codec - for encoding and decoding and was not really designed for today's machines. Even with my ...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:43 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Does this exist?
Replies: 4
Views: 1064

Manous: "TVLand" is trademarked! But then again, who cares? You like the name - take it! I promise I won't squeal. :wink: (Then again, I think they use "TV Land", with the space instead...) Just thought I'd comment that its Canadian equivalent here, which also shows nostalgic retro material has a co...
by PuzZLeR
Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: 2 pass encoding doesn't work
Replies: 3
Views: 1563

Ever try CRF? Ok, for two-pass, the best thing is post your CLI command line here that crashed. Not sure if I can help, but someone with more knowledge on this may sniff out something. Maybe encode from a VIDEO_TS folder copied to your hard drive instead of from the disk. This helps in some cases. A...
by PuzZLeR
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake is Amazing!
Replies: 5
Views: 1430

@TorontoDrew: Greetings my friend. Good to see more love for HandBrake from here in Canada. :D I too moved to HandBrake from Nero Recode. Not that Recode is bad - I still use it for some non-MPEG-2 content - but the problem is that it doesn't fully take advantage of the Ateme implementation of H.264...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Is it necessary for Admin's or Moderator's to be?
Replies: 12
Views: 1945

Hello Austin (and Scott and Dynaflash). Let me take a crack at this. Austin, I am a Mod at DivX.com and can relate somewhat here. I also do possess several science undergraduate degrees, and a Masters degree (Mathematics BSc, Computer Science and MBA) and can relate to not appreciating my intelligen...
by PuzZLeR
Mon Oct 01, 2007 4:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Dual install of HandBrake - 2 versions on one PC
Replies: 4
Views: 960

Thanks for the quick answer Scott - I never thought of that!

Yes, I imagine there will be some issues between builds of the GUI, but nevertheless, I will give it a try.

I will test it the next day or so and report back to this thread with some conclusions if anybody's interested. :)

Thanks again.