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by creamyhorror
Fri Feb 05, 2010 4:48 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Just another quality setting thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Just another quality setting thread

mduell wrote: Compression efficiency suffers.
As Rodeo pointed out, the loss is completely negligible.
mduell wrote:Oops, I confused Bobcat37 (who has gone off the me=umh:subq=9:analyse=all:trellis=1:no-fast-pskip=1 deep end) with the OP.
So you agree strict is the better option now? :D
by creamyhorror
Tue Feb 02, 2010 2:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: BluRay Encode Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: BluRay Encode Advice

I would argue in favour of dual audio tracks, compared to the video and audio passthrough tracks the size is minimal and it's a nice fallback option for those media players/devices that can't handle the passthrough track. There's an argument there for DTS tracks, since decoding support for those is...
by creamyhorror
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:44 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: BluRay Encode Advice
Replies: 3
Views: 764

Re: BluRay Encode Advice

1) First off, this is my latest bluray setting - CQRF of 21.5 with this advanced string: b-adapt=2:me=umh:analyse=all:no-fast-pskip=1:direct=auto:merange=24:ref=4:no-dct-decimate=1 You might consider adding subme=9, b-pyramid=1 and bframes=6 for additional quality at the expense of more speed. Incr...
by creamyhorror
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Bluray to 720 MKV Settings
Replies: 7
Views: 2919

Re: Bluray to 720 MKV Settings

luxuryliner wrote:I do prefer CBR (or ABR) with double pass.
I think you mean 2-pass VBR. ABR refers to single-pass, which is a low-quality method.
by creamyhorror
Tue Feb 02, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Just another quality setting thread
Replies: 10
Views: 1375

Re: Just another quality setting thread

mduell wrote:
johannes_77 wrote:Why did you recommend loose over strict?
Unless you only have TV content, eventually you're going to get a 2.35:1 movie with black bars top and bottom to crop off. And then loose makes sense.
And why doesn't strict? Strict is preferable, image-quality-wise.
by creamyhorror
Fri Jan 29, 2010 10:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Newbie
Replies: 8
Views: 683

Re: Newbie

Since you have so much space, why bother transcoding? Just rip the ISOs from the DVD for full, untouched playback quality.
by creamyhorror
Fri Jan 29, 2010 6:10 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 4-pass or 5-pass encoding?
Replies: 13
Views: 2417

Re: 4-pass or 5-pass encoding?

x264 does not rely on multiple passes to gain additional quality - not to any significant extent. It's not like Xvid. 3 passes is dumb, just use CRF with slow, high-quality options.
by creamyhorror
Tue Jan 26, 2010 7:56 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Encoding for Digital Cinema
Replies: 2
Views: 362

Re: Encoding for Digital Cinema

Also, VLC is a lousy choice for HD (esp. 1080p) H.264 playback. Unless the CPU is relatively powerful, you may end up with jerkiness, desyncing or framedropping due to VLC's single-core decoding on more demanding videos. On Windows you have much better options, like MPC-HomeCinema. MPlayer OSX Exten...
by creamyhorror
Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:56 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: constant quality for compressed dvd's
Replies: 8
Views: 1342

Re: constant quality for compressed dvd's

Get the original DVDs and encode from those.
by creamyhorror
Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vertical banding + VBR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: Vertical banding + VBR?

Really, I don't see the point of using MP3 itself, since AAC goes in MP4s.

Is there any drawback or risk to using VBR (whether AAC or MP3) for audio tracks? It's essentially equivalent to CRF for video, isn't it? Why isn't it offered in HB? (Simplicity?)
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:43 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ultimate Profile?
Replies: 27
Views: 9222

Re: Ultimate Profile?

Thanks for getting involved creamyhorror and thanks for sharing your preferences. I wasn’t sure whether the hit in speed by increasing bframes was actually worth it for general use? After looking at my logs it seems like 3 consecutive bframes are used fairly rarely, generally less than 10% of the t...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Typo in titlebar: "Activity Window (Enocde Log)"
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Typo in titlebar: "Activity Window (Enocde Log)"

In the Win GUI. I hope no log is necessary.
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:26 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: PS3 Settings
Replies: 3
Views: 1443

Re: PS3 Settings

actripxl wrote:Anyone looking for the old 9.3 the link is http://dl.qj.net/software/audio/video/h ... e-093.html

My eyes tell me that Highprofile does not look as good as the old ps3 setting in 9.3/
:shock: not likely...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:25 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Inconsistent Results with 0.9.4
Replies: 12
Views: 1385

Re: Inconsistent Results with 0.9.4

Correct. No issues under 0.9.3. I've been using the previous version for 8+ months issue free. FWIW, the process is: 1. DVR-MS fie recorded via Visa Media Center 2. Convert DVR-MS > Commercial-Free DVR-MS 3. Convert Commercial-Free DVR-MS to MPEG 4. Convert MPEG to MP4 via Handbrake Is that 2, or e...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encode hangs up at end
Replies: 11
Views: 1518

Re: Encode hangs up at end

Ripbot had no problems with this file -- but Ripbot takes about two-three times as long to do its thing as Handbrake does (my guess is because it doesn't use the latest version of the X264 encoder. Ripbot264 is up to date with x264, so if it's significantly slower, it's probably because it uses hig...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:18 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Normal v. High Profile size disparity?
Replies: 5
Views: 980

Re: Normal v. High Profile size disparity?

Your other questions have been answered, so I'll deal with this: And while I'm here... another question: Loose anamorphic is supposed to be able to (potentially, dependent on the resolution of the original material) produce better compressed output than strict anamorphic. What is the processing pena...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:07 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size
Replies: 6
Views: 887

Re: iPhone (Presets) Default Video Size

For videos that are significantly wider than the iPhone's AR, I like to encode at a higher resolution and zoom the video on the iPhone to fill the screen. Makes quite a bit of difference for viewing (in particular, subtitles are easier to read). Plus I can switch to full video (widescreen) view if I...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vertical banding + VBR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1790

Re: Vertical banding + VBR?

Have you verified the banding does not appear in the source? He did say he also noticed it on a file he hadn't encoded itself. I wonder if it's a decoder issue, because it's an interesting artifact and shouldn't be there. Never seen the like myself. OP, maybe cut a sample with the problem, or do a ...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:55 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ultimate Profile?
Replies: 27
Views: 9222

Re: Ultimate Profile?

What settings would compliment the Normal and High Profile to produce a higher than High Profile for general use that would satisfy people with some disk space and processing time to spare? Off the top of my head your proposal looks fine, except that I'd add bframes=5 or 6 for more efficient compre...
by creamyhorror
Sun Jan 17, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ultimate Profile?
Replies: 27
Views: 9222

Re: Ultimate Profile?

Also, I started this thread to get other peoples opinions, not just voice my own (and to get some help). I was only making suggestions of what ‘I’ would be looking for and hoped that other people would share their ideas. No one got involved with an actual profile suggestion, so I decided to make on...
by creamyhorror
Sat Jan 16, 2010 8:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ultimate Profile?
Replies: 27
Views: 9222

Re: Ultimate Profile?

So I guess no one wants to jump in with an actual answer to the fundamental question: What settings would an Ultimate Profile (or slightly insane profile?) have that would complement the Normal and High settings at the moment? Why are you calling it an Ultimate Profile when it only fits your own pr...
by creamyhorror
Thu Jan 14, 2010 4:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Ultimate Profile?
Replies: 27
Views: 9222

Re: Ultimate Profile?

The way I understand it, H.264 always deblocks its encode. 0,0 is just a default value; reducing it to -2,-2 doesn't "sharpen" the image, but rather reduces the strength of the deblock. Too little deblocking and you start seeing blocks clearly; too much, and you get a smudgy mess. I'd recommend goin...
by creamyhorror
Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:10 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curious - Plays well in MCP, badly in WMP
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Curious - Plays well in MCP, badly in WMP

Rodeo wrote: Only barely. weightp 0 still does fade detection and increases the quantizers when it detects fades ("fake weightp").
Oh, didn't know that. Cool.
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:31 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Curious - Plays well in MCP, badly in WMP
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Curious - Plays well in MCP, badly in WMP

Rodeo wrote:Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212
Do note that this will probably worsen the look of fades in your encodes. This is a failing of the codec WMP uses, and hopefully it'll be fixed at some point.
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:28 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)
Replies: 6
Views: 1372

Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string. http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212 Ah, that might explain it. Maybe the decoder on his Win7 box doesn't support weightp. But shouldn't the decoder, whatever it is, be listed on DS's page? Stever, do you know what H.264 decoder you're using? The de...