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by thompson
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:46 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: HandBrake exits after first chapter
Replies: 4
Views: 702

Re: HandBrake exits after first chapter

What did you use to rip / decode the DVD?

Have you tried disabling libdvdnav in the Preferences (restart of handbrake required)?
by thompson
Sat Feb 12, 2011 9:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Encodes aren't encoding to Target Filesize
Replies: 23
Views: 2573

Re: Encodes aren't encoding to Target Filesize

So I have to make a blind guess on how much to tweak? Because the filesize varies from 20-30 MB off. I hope the Handbrake dev's will make a fix for this problem in one of the updates. Seems less than likely, as target file size is widely seen as the Least Good option. Constant quality is recommended.
by thompson
Fri Feb 11, 2011 1:56 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Keep Audio, re-encode Video
Replies: 7
Views: 636

Re: Keep Audio, re-encode Video

DarkReverser wrote:The code for calling external programs already exists; it's merely a copy/paste and a few tweaks.
What in the world are you talking about.
by thompson
Thu Feb 10, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Best Settings for 42" HD TV?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Best Settings for 42" HD TV?

Use the Apple TV preset appropriate for the generation of device you own. First gen = "Apple TV", second gen = "Apple TV 2" If you own the first gen Apple TV, you have a device with some notable limitations for encoding that will result in slightly lower quality than if you owned the second gen. Jus...
by thompson
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Jerky playback when deinterlacing
Replies: 3
Views: 538

Re: Jerky playback when deinterlacing

What are you using for playback?
by thompson
Tue Feb 08, 2011 4:10 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: MAC vs PC Presets
Replies: 11
Views: 449

Re: MAC vs PC Presets

What did you use to rip the Windows version? Read first paragraph of: https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/WindowsGuiGuide
by thompson
Sun Feb 06, 2011 2:14 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Best Settings for 42" HD TV?
Replies: 4
Views: 926

Re: Best Settings for 42" HD TV?

What sources are you using (DVD, Blu-ray, etc.)?

What is your playback device (VLC on your Mac, Apple TV, etc.)?

You'll never get quality BETTER than the source you started with. So if you're encoding from DVDs, for example, you'll never get better than DVD quality.
by thompson
Sat Feb 05, 2011 11:04 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Converts to m4v, but wont import to iTunes
Replies: 4
Views: 760

Re: Converts to m4v, but wont import to iTunes

While not directly your problem, this:
hatesand wrote: [16:39:05] + quality: 12.75 (RF)
is well into the realm of insanity. Sane RF values are 19-21 for standard def, and 21-23 for high def sources.
by thompson
Sat Feb 05, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Video Artifacts in Plex but not DivX Player
Replies: 6
Views: 710

Re: Video Artifacts in Plex but not DivX Player

Is there a way to recall a history from the log. When it was finished, I did not save the log to a text file or anything (although I will start for this exact reason). If there is a way to recall the log, I will definitely get that in here. I will give the suggestion for Plex a try also. It makes s...
by thompson
Fri Feb 04, 2011 12:16 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Decomb ineffective?
Replies: 2
Views: 399

Re: Decomb ineffective?

Activity Log? Screen cap showing the combing/artifacts?
by thompson
Wed Feb 02, 2011 9:45 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe drop in fps with no apparent changes
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Severe drop in fps with no apparent changes

Yeah that'll do it. FYI, I think the rationale is that they can't guarantee that the power adapter will be able to provide sufficient power during high CPU usage and they might have to fail over to the battery to supplement. Which seems odd, but glad you figured it out.
by thompson
Tue Feb 01, 2011 5:11 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Severe drop in fps with no apparent changes
Replies: 7
Views: 466

Re: Severe drop in fps with no apparent changes

Also, post an activity log from one of the older encodes that ran faster, so we can see if there are any noticeable differences. Encode logs are stored to disk at ~/Library/Application Support/Handbrake/EncodeLogs
by thompson
Mon Jan 31, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Out of Sync Audio
Replies: 3
Views: 751

Re: Out of Sync Audio

That doesn't help in the slightest. I am having the same issue: I own: (1) the French Blu-Ray of EMMANUELLE (2) the Anchor Bay DVD release of EMMANUELLE I am in the process of creating an MKV so I can mux the English audio dub onto the movie, since the French blu-ray only has French audio. So I own...
by thompson
Thu Jan 27, 2011 2:45 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: :?: PPC G5 OS 10.5 or earlier
Replies: 14
Views: 1728

Re: :?: PPC G5 OS 10.5 or earlier

prelude wrote:I'll have to take my chances I guess and see if 0.9.6 will compile and work when the time comes
Doubt it, if anything compatibility will be worse.
by thompson
Tue Jan 25, 2011 5:45 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: video freezes after a few seconds
Replies: 12
Views: 1200

Re: video freezes after a few seconds

Professor Song wrote:The exact same thing has been troubling me. Plays for a couple seconds, and then freezes. It has rendered Handbrake useless! Horribly frustrating. The videos only play through VLC now, no longer able to use QuickTime of iTunes.
And your activity log is where...?
by thompson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:56 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: codepaths for ATI Stream, Intel Quick Sync, and NVIDIA CUDA
Replies: 32
Views: 7499

Re: codepaths for ATI Stream, Intel Quick Sync, and NVIDIA C

Again, you doubt quick sync can come close to x264... instead of guessing and doubting, lets look at the evidence. Right now there is only a tiny bit of evidence... Maybe not definitive... but points to quick sync being faster and better at the same time... If someone thinks that software will domi...
by thompson
Mon Jan 24, 2011 5:47 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Laptop CPU for Handbrake Encoding
Replies: 10
Views: 1831

Re: Best Laptop CPU for Handbrake Encoding

I would suggest *against* using a laptop for transcoding movies, as mentioned above the cooling is often insufficient to sustain a high processor load for a long time. Most laptops are designed for brief periods/bursts of activity. You're going to be running this thing for HOURS to transcode HD vid...
by thompson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:44 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ripping anime episodes
Replies: 2
Views: 300

Re: Ripping anime episodes

Unless the DVD was mastered to have a title where all the episodes play, you'll have to encode each individually. There are some third party applications that can join files (mkvmerge, for example).
by thompson
Sun Jan 23, 2011 6:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: No Audio with most rips
Replies: 4
Views: 427

Re: No Audio with most rips

0.9.4 is no longer supported. Could you try encoding one of the movies that didn't have audio with the new 0.9.5?
by thompson
Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:09 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues...
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues..

Yeah you're right, I thought he said ATV and not ATV2. My bad.
by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues...
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues..

That doesn't look like the AppleTV preset to me. That's another issue though. Under "Picture Settings" change Decomb to "Default" and try the encode again.
by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:22 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues...
Replies: 11
Views: 1274

Re: Encoding for use on an apple tv 2, running into issues..

From the big red box:
"Activity Log is required for support requests."
by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:16 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How to reduce "mosquito-noise"?
Replies: 12
Views: 1491

Re: How to reduce "mosquito-noise"?

Big red box:

"Activity Log is required for support requests. Posts without will likely be ignored!"
by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:15 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Output size is different to input size
Replies: 8
Views: 799

Re: Output size is different to input size

I'm assuming that the "cropped" or missing 128 pixels in height is the letterboxing. Yes With regard to presets on the upper right toggle pane, what really _are_ the output differences between Apple, Regular Normal, Regular High Profile, and Legacy? The FAQ is very sketchy on this. Search the forum...
by thompson
Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:14 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Saving to an ext hdd on another computer on network
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Saving to an ext hdd on another computer on network

If you click on "browse" you should see all of your attached drives on the lefthand side of the window. If you want to save to a drive on a different computer, you'll have to mount it first in Finder (Go > Connect to Server), then it'll appear.