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by thompson
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:58 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: title selection
Replies: 6
Views: 472

Re: title selection

What, if anything, did you use to rip the DVD? RipIt used to throw similar errors for me, switched to MDRP and it's worked like a charm.
by thompson
Tue Apr 12, 2011 10:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: best settings for MBP, iPhone4, and iPod classic ?
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: best settings for MBP, iPhone4, and iPod classic ?

The iPod is going to be the weak link. If you cut that out, you'd get better quality encodes.
by thompson
Mon Apr 11, 2011 5:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding halts at same part every time
Replies: 10
Views: 783

Re: Encoding halts at same part every time

dulcificum wrote:I can't rip it again because I no longer have the DVD - just the full disc rip.
Sounds like Forum Rule 3 to me.
by thompson
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:40 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Side boundaries change while watching movie
Replies: 2
Views: 252

Re: Side boundaries change while watching movie

Sounds like overscan to me. Some sources (usually older TV shows, amongst others) will have "overscan" at the edges for the pre-LCD era. The source would have been, say, 105x105 for an expected output on the device of 100x100... but there was room for error. What you're seeing is (in this example) t...
by thompson
Sat Apr 09, 2011 10:38 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Recoding files
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Recoding files

Can you download VLC and see if they play using that?
by thompson
Fri Apr 08, 2011 12:30 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Best Advanced Settings 2
Replies: 8
Views: 1164

Re: Best Advanced Settings 2

Rodeo—do you know if rc-lookahead=60 (or any value) is compatible with the A4/A5 iDevices?
by thompson
Thu Apr 07, 2011 11:55 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: How to evaluate quality
Replies: 2
Views: 786

Re: How to evaluate quality

ssim and psnr will give you (rough, and with definite limitations) numerical comparisons of quality.
by thompson
Wed Mar 16, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: What happened to the Target Size Option?
Replies: 12
Views: 1770

Re: What happened to the Target Size Option?

Target file size is a very poor method of quality-setting for encoding in all but one or two edge cases.
by thompson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: help getting started
Replies: 2
Views: 518

Re: help getting started

Please post your Activity log, instructions for where they can be found are located in the big red box above. You don't need to re-encode, they are stored to disk.
by thompson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 5:17 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Bluray Encoding
Replies: 37
Views: 4868

Re: Bluray Encoding

Raising the RF from 20 to say, 22 or 23, will that truly shrink the file size considerably without the loss of quality? Of course it will lower the quality, the question is whether the perceptible quality is sufficient to meet your needs. The RF scale is (AFAIK) logarithmic, so you'll get pretty go...
by thompson
Sat Mar 12, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding Quality
Replies: 6
Views: 1851

Re: Encoding Quality

First, I see that "constant quality" option - seems it's "supposed" to provide a higher-quality video? Constant quality will use however many bits are necessary to achieve the quality-per-pixel level that you've specified (the RF level). Generally this means that you'll have more consistent quality...
by thompson
Wed Mar 09, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Files for both TV and Computer?
Replies: 7
Views: 510

Re: Files for both TV and Computer?

What sad excuse for a TV is so broken? I'm seriously asking, so that I can avoid ever buying that brand.
by thompson
Wed Mar 09, 2011 5:56 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Is it possible Handbrake could encode a DVD as one video?
Replies: 3
Views: 616

Re: Is it possible Handbrake could encode a DVD as one video

Handbrake can't do this, you can try mkvmerge to accomplish it though.
by thompson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 5:02 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Can't convert new dvd
Replies: 13
Views: 1029

Re: Can't convert new dvd

Have you tried using File >> Open Source (Title Specific), and putting in the Title you found from DVDPlayer.app?
by thompson
Tue Mar 08, 2011 1:24 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake Freezes during encode???
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Handbrake Freezes during encode???

Hmm, that seems to point to it not being a heating issue. My Macbook Pro will regularly settle at about 90c during encodes and can just stay at that temp indefinitely without troubles. It tends to miss a bunch of stuff, but might be worth trying: have you ran the Apple Hardware Test that's included ...
by thompson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:20 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake Freezes during encode???
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Handbrake Freezes during encode???

Video encoding is one of the most taxing things that you can do for your CPU. The more work you ask your CPU today, the hotter it will get. This SHOULDN'T cause any problems, and if it is an overheating issue then this indicates that there is some sort of problem with your hardware that should be co...
by thompson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:43 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake Freezes during encode???
Replies: 6
Views: 757

Re: Handbrake Freezes during encode???

Sounds like a heating issue, which honestly is somewhat surprising as Apple devices tend to be pretty good with heat (vs cheapo-generic PC). Here's a question: next time an encode freezes, try restarting your Mac and then doing the exact same encode again. See if it freezes at the exact same point, ...
by thompson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 4:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 8774

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

I'm not a developer so I don't have a pony in this race, so to speak. But I have been around the bored long enough and seen enough requests related to TFS to understand exactly why the devs want to get rid of it. I've also been encoding video long before I found handbrake, and I know enough to see t...
by thompson
Mon Mar 07, 2011 12:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 8774

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

It's very strange to hear a small group of people decide how a software should and should not be used. It sounds codependent to say "I can't see why you want to use this method and so I won't let you use it." As if one day LibreOffice would decide to cut out a Table of Contents feature because if y...
by thompson
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 8774

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

And having warnings all over the place in the UI is just going to make the thing garbage. Not as much as removing useful features. Again, no one has been able to articulate an actually "useful" quality that target size provides with the sole exception of storing on removable media, and given how in...
by thompson
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: video freezes after a few seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 1197

Re: video freezes after a few seconds

No encode log = no support.
by thompson
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:09 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 8774

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

The AVG bitrate option is useful when encoding for a specific hardware media player. The PSP for instance, requires that AVG bitrate not exceed 768 kbps. I'm certain other hardware media players come with their own quirks, and that is where AVG bitrate is useful. Are you sure that this requirement ...
by thompson
Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:03 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Does anyone have a dedicated encoding box?
Replies: 12
Views: 1654

Re: Does anyone have a dedicated encoding box?

match wrote: Motion Estimation Range: 64
That's just barely this side of being sane. I bet you'd see no perceptible difference @ merange=24, but you'd see a pretty significant speed boost.
by thompson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:40 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding hints for tv-series
Replies: 9
Views: 1797

Re: Encoding hints for tv-series

Where's your encode log?

It could simply be that the source was badly transferred to the DVD. I know some TV Series have that problem, and there's little that can be done to fix it.