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by creamyhorror
Sat Jan 09, 2010 11:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices

iTunes video playback is basically quicktime with a media library. Hmm, as a Windows user I'd never use Quicktime to play back video. The mere idea is strange, given its association with the .MOV extension and what I've heard about it failing as a H.264 decoder (plus it isn't multithreaded). I'd ev...
by creamyhorror
Sat Jan 09, 2010 4:00 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings
Replies: 20
Views: 4713

Re: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings

What do you suggest? Would you advise a different value based on content\type of the Movie or TV Show? I wouldn't go lower than 19.5 for DVDs and depending on how capable your playback device is, 23-20 for HD content. I use 17-20 depending on the DVD. Below 17 is largely pointless and blows up file...
by creamyhorror
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:52 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)
Replies: 6
Views: 1360

Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

I upgraded to 0.9.4 (from 0.9.3) and have been seeing some serious quality variances when using the High Profile preset. I've ripped a couple feature length films that came out beautiful (love the smaller size!!), yet when I'm ripping episodes of Magnum PI they look horrible. Lots of tearing and ar...
by creamyhorror
Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:42 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices
Replies: 7
Views: 1168

Re: Using Multiple Encodings for Multiple Devices

On seeing this thing that iTunes does got me thinking: is it possible to encode a video twice under two different settings, and tell iTunes to play one on your computer but sync just the low-res version to any external devices? And do this so that only one file shows up in the iTunes library? You u...
by creamyhorror
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large difference in size for encoded movies
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Large difference in size for encoded movies

I don't have advice, since I use Avisynth.
by creamyhorror
Thu Jan 07, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic video
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Anamorphic video

As for compatibility issues, I've read here and there that they exist, but I have no idea on any specifics. What I have noticed is that out of Zoom Player, VLC, WMP, and GOM Player, only VLC correctly identifies the AR and adjusts accordingly. Surprising, I would think nearly any player would have ...
by creamyhorror
Thu Jan 07, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large difference in size for encoded movies
Replies: 7
Views: 801

Re: Large difference in size for encoded movies

Movies are harder to encode when they're more complex. Complexity comes in many forms: high motion, detailed patterns, noise and grain. Your source may be complex due to any of these. The bitrate requirements for preserving certain forms of complexity can be very high. (For example, I like to filter...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic video
Replies: 6
Views: 1284

Re: Anamorphic video

If you don't see any difference, all the better for you. Really, it's hard to see differences when watching a video in motion, and even when you do frame-by-frame comparisons you need to zoom in. From a quality standpoint, I stick with unresized anamorphic simply because that preserves the full sour...
by creamyhorror
Mon Jan 04, 2010 2:09 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Still Objects Wobbling
Replies: 8
Views: 662

Re: Still Objects Wobbling

Are you seeing the wobble only when you look very closely, and is it a very small vibration, especially visible on patterns and edges? If so, I think you might be referring to the slight pulsing and warping that comes on series of b-frames. This distortion results from the fact that b-frames have lo...