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by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:12 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Output size is different to input size
Replies: 8
Views: 830

Re: Output size is different to input size

Not to hijack this thread, but I'm also just learning Handbrake and at this minute I'm converting a VTS*.VOB file to a m4v using the Constant Quality setting of "20" (60.78%). Anyway, on the lower left I see Picture Size: Source: 720 X 480, Output: 720 X 304. Am I losing 180 pixels in height and wi...
by thompson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Artifacts on Right Side of Video
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Artifacts on Right Side of Video

Yes. It's just junk, I think most of the time it just mirrors the couple of pixels on the edge of the real frame so that it doesn't look out of place if the overscan is actually displayed.
by thompson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Artifacts on Right Side of Video
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Artifacts on Right Side of Video

Are you sure that this is actually not just overscan information in the source material? I doubt it's being introduced by handbrake, so my guess is that it's in the source and is likely from overscan.
by thompson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:11 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: v 0.9.5 - Error Reading NAV packet - Non commercial DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: v 0.9.5 - Error Reading NAV packet - Non commercial DVD

Sounds like a damaged DVD and/or bad encoding. Someone with more expertise can weigh in, but I don't think it would be possible to get beyond that.
by thompson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:03 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Artifacts on Right Side of Video
Replies: 11
Views: 746

Re: Artifacts on Right Side of Video

Have you tried cropping 2 pixels from each side?
by thompson
Wed Jan 19, 2011 3:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Container confusion
Replies: 2
Views: 453

Re: Container confusion

Essentially, yes. Some players are compatible with only certain containers (Apple devices require m4v) and some players handle certain containers better. And as you mentioned, MKV can usually deal with more options than MP4 (I'm pretty sure DTS pass through is one of those features).
by thompson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: 3 Stooges
Replies: 4
Views: 243

Re: 3 Stooges

It does have the separate titles in the Title drop down menu. The window to the right just says 1 through 1 with no option to make it 1 through 5. Do I have to convert each one separately or is there a setting that will do all of them at one time? Yes, you will have to encode each title separately....
by thompson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Need basic help on ripping, saving, etc
Replies: 10
Views: 3869

Re: Need basic help on ripping, saving, etc

God, I'm glad I seen this thread. I'm in the exact same position, only I've followed what everyone has suggested here and I'm going nowhere. I still need to "Get VLC". I'm going insane. Has anyone got any more suggestions? I don't mean to be insensitive, but you must be doing something wrong. What ...
by thompson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 4:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encodes Never Completing
Replies: 10
Views: 651

Re: Encodes Never Completing

i got a similar problem to then with the move Batman Begins, it got to 100%, but it did not stop and the file size was over 24GB. i used the High Profile Preset mp4 file. i am using 0.9.5. next time i encode it, i will copy the log. Encode logs are stored to disc, instructions for finding them can ...
by thompson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:44 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: v 0.9.5 - Error Reading NAV packet - Non commercial DVD
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: v 0.9.5 - Error Reading NAV packet - Non commercial DVD

I'm assuming the DVD plays fine on a standalone player / in a DVD app?

If so, try disabling "libdvdnav" in the preferences window. You'll need to restart Handbrake for it to take effect. Does that allow the encode to succeed?
by thompson
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:42 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Out of Sync Audio
Replies: 3
Views: 760

Re: Out of Sync Audio

by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:34 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Sync Issue
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Sync Issue

What are you using for playback? Have you tried playing it with VLC?
by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 7:03 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: :?: PPC G5 OS 10.5 or earlier
Replies: 14
Views: 1771

Re: :?: PPC G5 OS 10.5 or earlier

PPC support was abandoned in 0.9.5, that's correct.
by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: No audio in Windows Media Player since upgrading to 0.9.5
Replies: 17
Views: 6664

Re: No audio in Windows Media Player since upgrading to 0.9.

True! The question then becomes, do the Handbrake developers expect Handbrake to work with WMP on Windows 7 or not? If the answer is yes, then the fact that it plays in VLC is informative but doesn't mean the encode worked as expected :) I think the developers expect handbrake to work with players ...
by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio Hick-Ups/audio problem
Replies: 12
Views: 937

Re: Audio Hick-Ups/audio problem

Does your source play flawlessly when using VLC? Or are the audio hiccups present there too?
by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 5:13 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1825

Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

But the opposite situation would be fine—videos encoded for the ATV1 will play flawlessly on the ATV2.
by thompson
Mon Jan 17, 2011 2:24 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: scanning source file
Replies: 1
Views: 237

Re: scanning source file

by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MP4 contrast/colours
Replies: 2
Views: 225

Re: MP4 contrast/colours

From the big red box at the top of the page:

Activity Log is required for support requests. Posts without will likely be ignored!
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:03 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Invalid] automatic removal of "phantom" chapters
Replies: 3
Views: 407

Re: automatic removal of "phantom" chapters

Seems unlikely. How could you programmatically determine which chapters are useless and which chapters are useful?
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:02 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake crashes at every rip
Replies: 6
Views: 567

Re: Handbrake crashes at every rip

Could you post an activity log from one of the failed attempts? They're all stored to disk and are located in ~/Library/Application Support/Handbrake/EncodeLogs. Might give us a clue as to what's causing the problem.
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:16 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: New HB with 1st Gen Apple TV Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: New HB with 1st Gen Apple TV Issue

Got it! Thanks! It sounds to me like it's best to rip with MTR or RipIt, and then convert that, as most of the movies that I've encountered have the 99 title thing as part of their copy protection. RipIt works, except when it doesn't. I use it myself and I'll occasionally get a rip that handbrake j...
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:14 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Preset Definitions
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Preset Definitions

Thanks, that makes perfect sense, and is exactly what I assumed. However, it also sounds like I'd have to make a 2nd encoding if I wanted the movie to play on an iPod, right? If you didn't want to make the compromises necessary to make a universally encoded file, then yeah unfortunately. The iPods ...
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:06 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: New HB with 1st Gen Apple TV Issue
Replies: 24
Views: 1417

Re: New HB with 1st Gen Apple TV Issue

Am I correct in my assumption that using the HB with VLC, correctly chooses the appropriate title, just as if one pressed the "Play" button from the DVD menu? No... at least not all the time. IIRC, the GUI will pick what it thinks is the correct title and is right more often than not. It'll fail ho...
by thompson
Sun Jan 16, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Preset Definitions
Replies: 10
Views: 925

Re: Preset Definitions

If you leave out the iPods, the AppleTV is the weakest device in that bunch. You'd be safe encoding with the "AppleTV" preset included in 0.9.5. If you take out the ATV or you upgrade to the 2nd generation ATV, then you could use the "AppleTV 2" preset which would be a bit better quality/better fil...