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by creamyhorror
Mon May 24, 2010 3:55 am
Forum: *nix
Topic: Hardware Choices and encode times?
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Hardware Choices and encode times?

I don't have any screenshots or anything, but if you could see it, you would all know what I'm talking about. The worst one I have seen so far has been Avatar: A good example is at 0:26:15 to 0:26:26. The tree on the left and the light beams on the right of the frame pixelate and block up very noti...
by creamyhorror
Sat May 22, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: *nix
Topic: Hardware Choices and encode times?
Replies: 11
Views: 1351

Re: Hardware Choices and encode times?

subme=8:trellis=2:ref=16:bframes=16:me=umh:merange=64:no-fast-pskip=1:no-dct-decimate=1:b-adapt=2:direct=temporal 1. direct=temporal? Why? direct=spatial or auto makes more sense; under auto mode, spatial is used the lion's share (>95%) of the time. 2. You use pointlessly slow settings like bframes...
by creamyhorror
Sat May 22, 2010 8:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide
Replies: 127
Views: 141379

Re: Hard and Soft Subtitles Guide

1. You cannot encode hard subtitles (ie. always on) with a srt file. Soft subtitles can also be "always on". You just need to check the Default box. Avoid hardsubbing subtitles if it isn't necessary, I say. Thats pretty much it. Set the file to encode then once it has finished, you can either view ...
by creamyhorror
Sat May 22, 2010 8:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: WebM Codec
Replies: 22
Views: 4740

Re: WebM Codec

If the goal is quality, x264 is the way to go for the foreseeable future. HB isn't particularly directed toward the creation of web video anyway (which is the major point of WebM/opensourced VP8). If patent issues concerning VP8 are settled (either in court or out) and a capable team starts working ...
by creamyhorror
Fri May 14, 2010 6:41 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: When to Use Anamorphic settings
Replies: 3
Views: 682

Re: When to Use Anamorphic settings

Loose picks dimensions that are divisible by 16 which allows the compression to be a little more efficient and thus can improve picture quality a little. As far as I understand it, if you encode at a non-mod16 resolution, x264 pads to mod16 with repeated edge pixels, which is probably as easy or ea...
by creamyhorror
Wed May 12, 2010 2:12 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: x264 + xbmc + original xbox
Replies: 34
Views: 5461

Re: x264 + xbmc + original xbox

From a discussion on Doom9 I remember x264 not needing any changes to encode black and white. Someone proposed an alternative, pretty infeasible method involving some sort of separation of channels, but it would require re-summing prior to playback. I doubt monochrome sources are causing the Xbox to...
by creamyhorror
Sat May 01, 2010 10:04 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Grainy Video
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Grainy Video

mduell wrote:Read much? He has a 5th gen iPod and that's the preset setting.
Mind turning down the snark? He didn't say he used any preset and the log gives no indication. I've never used the iPod 5G preset, so I wouldn't know what the VBV-maxrate for that is either.
by creamyhorror
Sat May 01, 2010 10:03 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Grainy Video
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Grainy Video

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by creamyhorror
Sat May 01, 2010 9:55 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Stretching Out Anamorphic DVD to 16x9
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Stretching Out Anamorphic DVD to 16x9

Just use MKVMergeGUI to remux the encoded video, and specify the display aspect ratio when you do. No re-encoding required.

I think you can do the same with YAMB for MP4 files.
by creamyhorror
Sat May 01, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Grainy Video
Replies: 7
Views: 897

Re: Grainy Video

1. Are you using one of the presets? Which one? Your vbv-maxrate setting (768) seems rather low. 2. Are you using 1-pass with a bitrate target? If you are, you shouldn't, because 1-pass ABR produces uneven and inferior quality. Use 2-pass. 3. Post a screenshot of a 'grainy' frame. Are you talking ab...
by creamyhorror
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:40 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake and Frameserver workflow and error
Replies: 2
Views: 485

Re: Handbrake and Frameserver workflow and error

Try a(nother) x264 frontend, like MeGUI, StaxRip, Ripbot264, etc. Such Avisynth-based programs should be able to handle Debugmode FrameServer files (I know MeGUI does, having used it before).
by creamyhorror
Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:32 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: noise at start after conversion to Apple TV
Replies: 16
Views: 800

Re: noise at start after conversion to Apple TV

PCKid wrote:Tried the MKVextract. Too hard to see how to use it. Guess I'll leave Handbrake alone and go back to Visualhub. Have no problems with that at all. Leave Handbrake for DVDs. Doesn't seem to like mkvs.
AFAIK, the right program to use is MKVMergeGUI (it has a splitting option).
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 28, 2010 5:42 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: File Size Question
Replies: 3
Views: 684

Re: File Size Question

Could be any of various factors, but the basic reason is that Mary Poppins is more complex to encode. Some old, grainy movies (even animation!) can go to 3+GB. If you don't want to spend so much bitrate/size on those specimens, then use 2-pass to set a bitrate, or increase the CRF value.
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:36 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Elgato Turbo.264 HD, iPad and more
Replies: 18
Views: 6312

Re: Elgato Turbo.264 HD, iPad and more

Using the appletv preset, doesn't handbrake default to the most efficient and fastest settings to achieve it? If not, why not? Settings can't be both fast and efficient. Fast settings are less bitrate-efficient, i.e. they result in less quality for the same bitrate. Slow settings are more bitrate-e...
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 28, 2010 7:41 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Do I use Strict or Loose Anamorphic?
Replies: 11
Views: 3963

Re: Do I use Strict or Loose Anamorphic?

In a recent thread it was noted by a user here (and a developer seemed to confirm) that the "Strict" anamorphic setting was actually better than the Loose one (seemingly a "new" development). Did I understand that correctly? Because I've been using the High Profile for all my blu-ray encodes, and t...
by creamyhorror
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:25 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Contrast or Color level adjustment H.264
Replies: 3
Views: 483

Re: Contrast or Color level adjustment H.264

Could be a colormatrix problem fixable by specifying the matrix in the x264 options, but I don't know how to do it in Handbrake (never tried it).
by creamyhorror
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:23 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What does RF: in constant quality stand for?
Replies: 48
Views: 16232

Re: What does RF: in constant quality stand for?

Use Anamorphic Strict if your device or player can take it - it results in the best quality of the three. Generally any decent computer player should be fine with it, and standalone players like the WD TV as well. Don't know about Apple devices.
by creamyhorror
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:17 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Looking for feedback/advice on my settings, please.
Replies: 4
Views: 608

Re: Looking for feedback/advice on my settings, please.

I like bframes=6 and ref=6 myself. b-adapt=optimal tends to use a lot of b-frames if allowed to, up to 6 or 7 on some films. It's slow, though. merange=24 for high-motion or HD material. aq-strength=1.2-1.4 when you want even more detail retention.
by creamyhorror
Sun Apr 18, 2010 5:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can Handbrake maintain interlacing
Replies: 7
Views: 975

Re: Can Handbrake maintain interlacing

mduell wrote:HB does not support interlaced encoding.
Wouldn't it be possible to pass the 'interlaced' flag to x264 via an advanced commandline? Or would some other issue (like muxing) still screw it up?
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the bette

Awesome thanks! I will give both a shot and see how they turn out. Would you be willing to quickly explain the difference between the two? Just so I have a better understanding of whats going on. I just reduced some of the higher settings in the first commandline, trying to remove the less time/bit...
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:03 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Black lines when converting cartoons?
Replies: 2
Views: 455

Re: Black lines when converting cartoons?

Where's your encode log? Also, post a screenshot showing the issue.
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 14, 2010 7:49 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the better?
Replies: 8
Views: 1355

Re: How did you change the High Profile Preset for the bette

Slow but high quality (paste in advanced commandline box): ref=6:mixed-refs=1:b-adapt=2:bframes=6:weightb=1:direct=auto:me=umh:subq=9:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:trellis=2:no-fast-pskip=1:psy-rd=1,0:merange=24:deblock=-2,-2:rc-lookahead=50:aq-strength=1.2:b-pyramid=1 A bit faster and slightly lower quality...
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: My batch script to convert files recursively in subfolders
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: My batch script to convert files recursively in subfolde

Aha, I see. Baseline profile is pretty terrible, yes. Mainly the lack of CABAC (10-20% efficiency IIRC) and b-frames. Luckily most semi-recent devices support Main or High Profile. Baseline profile might as well just be XviD... hex isn't much of a drop down from umh AFAIK, but I'm sure the devs did ...
by creamyhorror
Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:20 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: My batch script to convert files recursively in subfolders
Replies: 4
Views: 1678

Re: My batch script to convert files recursively in subfolde

cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:bframes=0:8x8dct=0:trellis=0:subq=6:weightb=0
Those are some terrible settings though.
by creamyhorror
Mon Apr 12, 2010 8:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Confused About Handbrake Compression Sizes
Replies: 5
Views: 2001

Re: Confused About Handbrake Compression Sizes

15-20GB 1080p encodes of movies are oversized. Blu-ray encodes are, generally speaking, oversized.

Let CRF (Constant Quality) do the deciding for you.