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by thompson
Sat Mar 05, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 9239

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

I am particularly fond of the person in some thread who said he consulted a "chart" that told him what the target size should be based upon what "type" of movie it was. What's easier for the end user: trying to figure out what target file size is going to be best for each and every encode, based upo...
by thompson
Fri Mar 04, 2011 8:58 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Crasher on Mac OS
Replies: 1
Views: 289

Re: Crasher on Mac OS

Does it crash at the exact same point each time?
by thompson
Fri Mar 04, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Disappointed to see target file size go
Replies: 58
Views: 9239

Re: Disappointed to see target file size go

Reading this thread is how I imagined conversations went in various taverns when the motorized vehicle was introduced—"Well, my horse and buggy has served me well for thousands of trips, why do I need a 'car'?" Can anyone articulate an actual advantage that target file size provides over constant qu...
by thompson
Wed Mar 02, 2011 2:41 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: App Phones Home?
Replies: 7
Views: 656

Re: App Phones Home?

http://forums.obdev.at/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2334

Seems to imply that the process applies to any RSS feed you've subscribed to. Have you subscribed to any of the site/forum's feeds?
by thompson
Sun Feb 27, 2011 12:47 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Trekstor TV Xtreamer doesn't like MKV's from version 0.9.5.
Replies: 2
Views: 418

Re: Trekstor TV Xtreamer doesn't like MKV's from version 0.9

Try setting an explicit framerate instead of "Same as source". Your player is likely having problems with variable framerate video. 0.9.4 output the exact same variable framerate as 0.9.5, but it incorrectly reported it as being a constant framerate.
by thompson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Magic Knight Rayearth not encoding properly
Replies: 2
Views: 330

Re: Magic Knight Rayearth not encoding properly

Try disabling "libdvdnav" under the advanced preferences. You'll need to restart Handbrake for it to take effect.
by thompson
Sat Feb 26, 2011 4:05 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding Mater's Tall Tales from DVD on Mac
Replies: 4
Views: 773

Re: Encoding Mater's Tall Tales from DVD on Mac

Each of these is incomplete and either skips around, cuts parts, or cuts out early--so using a DVD player would not at all be helpful. I have tried pulling each file and it not only takes forever, but it is virtually impossible to get one that is complete. We are just trying to see if anyone else h...
by thompson
Fri Feb 25, 2011 6:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: ISO to MKV
Replies: 2
Views: 433

Re: ISO to MKV

No.
by thompson
Thu Feb 24, 2011 8:04 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: new update....?
Replies: 3
Views: 401

Re: new update....?

Try disabling libdvdnav in the Advanced Preferences, restart handbrake and try again.
by thompson
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio/video sync is off
Replies: 2
Views: 312

Re: Audio/video sync is off

Cameron wrote: [08:51:54] sync: got 0 frames, 0 expected
Somehow I don't think this encode had a sync problem, as it's hard to lose sync across zero frames...
by thompson
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:19 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cartoons coming out huge!
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Cartoons coming out huge!

Try adding weak/medium denoise, see if that helps. If the source is as crappy as you say it is, it's going to be a battle. When you say "quality is already bad" do you mean that the quality at RF19 was significantly worse than the source, or just that the source was bad? Either way, the only way to ...
by thompson
Tue Feb 22, 2011 6:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Cartoons coming out huge!
Replies: 6
Views: 543

Re: Cartoons coming out huge!

What playback device are you targeting?

At the very least, you can always increase the RF (higher values = lower quality and file size)
by thompson
Mon Feb 21, 2011 9:53 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Disney DVD rip
Replies: 15
Views: 1486

Re: Disney DVD rip

Activity Log?
by thompson
Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 100% quality options
Replies: 7
Views: 818

Re: 100% quality options

For standard def material, start at RF18. Anything substantially lower than that and you're just wasting bits.

Are you pixel peeping or actually watching the movie play?
by thompson
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: tv show dvd?
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: tv show dvd?

kdub87 wrote:Do i put those strings in the advanced tab? thanks for helping btw appreciate the response
Yep, just replace the entire advanced tab with that string. I think that should be compatible with your WD device, but I'd give it a shot with one episode to make sure.
by thompson
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:55 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Rejected] iPhone/iTouch app to begin/pause/cancel queue?
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: [Rejected] iPhone/iTouch app to begin/pause/cancel queue

But I think that HandBrake will eventually make a giant leap into tablets and even smartphones in a few years - not now, but definitely gonna happen. Tablets are coming out with quad core cpus and such, even smartphones. I seriously, seriously doubt that will happen anytime in the next decade. Vide...
by thompson
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:53 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Weird light verticle lines
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Weird light verticle lines

Can you try playing the files in VLC and report back whether the lines appear there as well?

http://www.videolan.org/vlc/download-windows.html
by thompson
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: ATV 2 vs ATV - What's the Difference?
Replies: 1
Views: 479

Re: ATV 2 vs ATV - What's the Difference?

The simple answer is that the ATV2 is just a more capable device and can thus handle more complex x264 options. You're giving up some efficiency (quality per byte) and probably some absolute quality as well. Movies encoded with the ATV preset will play on both devices, but movies encoded with the AT...
by thompson
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Weird light verticle lines
Replies: 7
Views: 355

Re: Weird light verticle lines

Don't bump threads.

What are you using for playback?
by thompson
Fri Feb 18, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: tv show dvd?
Replies: 8
Views: 893

Re: tv show dvd?

Why not try an episode or two at High Profile, RF18 and see how it looks? It's hard for us to tell you what looks best in your setup. You can also try the x264 "slower" preset ref=8:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:me=umh:subq=9:rc-lookahead=60:analyse=all:trellis=2 which will cost you encode speed in order to...
by thompson
Fri Feb 18, 2011 3:38 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: 0.9.5 - Title not copied to iPod ... cannot be played ...
Replies: 1
Views: 319

Re: 0.9.5 - Title not copied to iPod ... cannot be played ..

Activity Log is required for support requests.
by thompson
Thu Feb 17, 2011 7:53 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Need Help!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Need Help!!!

Big Red Box at the top of the page:

Activity Log is required for support requests.
by thompson
Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:13 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake generates black screen and stops working later
Replies: 5
Views: 354

Re: Handbrake generates black screen and stops working later

Go here:
http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/23935/cputest

Download and run it for 30 minutes. See if the same thing happens.
by thompson
Tue Feb 15, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Rejected] iPhone/iTouch app to begin/pause/cancel queue?
Replies: 14
Views: 1040

Re: [Rejected] iPhone/iTouch app to begin/pause/cancel queue

It woudnt be hard to make it work, all you need is to send a code to start encoding a queue or a file - its not harder than that. Seeing as handbrake is open source, we anxiously await your development of an iOS app, as well as your patch that allows for remote queue management for all three GUIs. ...
by thompson
Sun Feb 13, 2011 6:02 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Encodes aren't encoding to Target Filesize
Replies: 23
Views: 2688

Re: Encodes aren't encoding to Target Filesize

I follow the scene's guidelines when I encode television shows, thats why I encode to such filesize. It varies depending on length, film/animation, xvid or x264 etc. Or, you know, you could let handbrake/x264 do that for you by setting a reasonable RF value that yields a "library average" file size...