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by creamyhorror
Sun Apr 11, 2010 5:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Deinterlacing: still have a doubt.
Replies: 8
Views: 700

Re: Deinterlacing: still have a doubt.

And you shouldn't telecine since your TV should be able to display 23.976fps (by converting to its own framerate). Telecining will just mess up the quality in all likelihood.
by creamyhorror
Sun Apr 11, 2010 12:59 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Burnable Image
Replies: 4
Views: 471

Re: Burnable Image

Why would he need to pay for a DVD imaging program? Is there really no free and decent tool for backing up DVDs available for OS X?
by creamyhorror
Sat Apr 10, 2010 6:59 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 4086

Re: Decent settings for archiving

Rodeo wrote:All encoders. You haven't upgraded to the latest snapshot yet? http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=15452
Nope, haven't upgraded since I haven't used HB for anything recently. Great move, though...no more wrangling over quality percentage with people who don't know how it works.
by creamyhorror
Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:04 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 4086

Re: Decent settings for archiving

Rodeo wrote: Doesn't matter, percentage scale is gone in current code.
yessssss

wait is that for x264 as well or just for ffmpeg
by creamyhorror
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: how to increase encoding quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: how to increase encoding quality

The problems you're seeing aren't clear to me (or others, I suspect) from the screenshots you posted, because you disabled deblocking and because there's a levels issue that's preventing a direct comparison of the quality (your playback program's levels settings are wrong; I hope you're not using VL...
by creamyhorror
Fri Apr 09, 2010 2:22 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Help with my bluray encodes
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Help with my bluray encodes

Don't see what's so "insane" about the quality...you're using medium-quality options :P
by creamyhorror
Thu Apr 08, 2010 8:30 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: how to increase encoding quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: how to increase encoding quality

The settings you posted: + options: level=31:ref=4:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:weightb=1:b-pyramid=1:me=hex:subq=7:analyse=i8x8,i4x4:8x8dct=1:cabac=1:no-fast-pskip=0:no-dct-decimate=0:mbtree=1:weightp=0:ipratio=1.1:pbratio=1.1:aq-strength=1:deadzone-intra=10:deadzone-inter=10:qcomp=...
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:13 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Help with my bluray encodes
Replies: 7
Views: 1500

Re: Help with my bluray encodes

merange=64? Where do people get this retarded [censored]? 6 refs for HD? Great way to drive profile inflation. Dump all that [censored], go back to the High Profile preset basics, and work up from there. merange=64 sure is dumb. 6-9 refs is okay for 720p, though, depending on whether the content is...
by creamyhorror
Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:59 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: how to increase encoding quality
Replies: 14
Views: 2918

Re: how to increase encoding quality

I can't see your screenshots. Upload them to another site please.

There's no way you're seeing real blockiness in such high-bitrate encodes. I expect it's a decoder error/glitch, like weightp=2 incompatibility. (Or it could be the usual blocking in dark regions, but I doubt it...)
by creamyhorror
Mon Apr 05, 2010 5:47 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 4086

Re: Decent settings for archiving

I disabled Detelecine after reading an piece (can't find it now, it's been a while) that stated something to the effect that by leaving it on, could adversly affect movies that were not hard-telecined. Since Detelecine is stateless (can be applied to any sequence), it should be pretty safe to apply...
by creamyhorror
Mon Apr 05, 2010 7:54 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Vertical banding + VBR?
Replies: 19
Views: 1818

Re: Vertical banding + VBR?

Thanks, that's useful to know!
by creamyhorror
Mon Apr 05, 2010 4:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decent settings for archiving
Replies: 24
Views: 4086

Re: Decent settings for archiving

I found something out quite interesting, I think anyways.... I decided to do an overnight experiment *again* to find a good balance between speed and filesize encoding my movies. See which functions actually gave a decent decrease in filesize, and which were just time-hogs and did nothing or very l...
by creamyhorror
Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:37 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 2-pass for MP4?
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: 2-pass for MP4?

CRF has better objective quality metrics than 2 pass, despite being at a lower bitrate. They're not the same. Are you saying this based on a number of tests? I do find it a bit odd. IIRC, there was a very long-running bug that was causing reduced quality under 2-pass. It was fixed only quite recent...
by creamyhorror
Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:02 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 2-pass for MP4?
Replies: 15
Views: 1359

Re: 2-pass for MP4?

Are you saying that using constant rate factor of 20ish will make for a faster conversion and higher quality than 2-pass? Or are you saying it will just be faster? It will certainly be faster than 2 pass and have the same or better quality at the same bitrate. Small correction - it won't have bette...
by creamyhorror
Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:33 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Re. Smooth mkv playback @1080p
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Re. Smooth mkv playback @1080p

Good to hear that MPlayer OSX Extended worked, if only for a while. I can't offer suggestions to fix it because I don't use Mac. (Try reinstalling?) I expect the CCCP maintainers will set ffmpeg-mt to default in the next release. It's true, they're a little behind. An alternative is to use the lates...
by creamyhorror
Fri Mar 26, 2010 12:44 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Constant Quality - Inconsistent output bit rate
Replies: 7
Views: 1516

Re: Constant Quality - Inconsistent output bit rate

Thanks, that helps explain it. I guess I was used to looking at quality in terms of bit rate. I settled on a CQ of 70% and although the resulting bit rate varies between movies, I'm happy with the output. 70% is pointlessly high, though. Anything higher than 67% will produce hardly any further impr...
by creamyhorror
Wed Mar 24, 2010 4:32 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Re. Smooth mkv playback @1080p
Replies: 12
Views: 1941

Re: Re. Smooth mkv playback @1080p

I know my pc won't play 1080p movies at all, it is a 1.6 core2duo, 4gb ram, 8400GS, 17" standard resolution, community codec pack installed, windows 7, vlc etc just dies on it. First, have you enabled multithreaded H.264 decoding in CCCP Settings? (Look for the "MT" checkbox next to H.264/AVC.) You...
by creamyhorror
Thu Mar 18, 2010 9:44 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Trellis and Animation
Replies: 5
Views: 1190

Re: Trellis and Animation

The edges have deinterlacing artifacts, so I'm guessing it's the deinterlacing mode. Do you have Decomb and Detelecine on? The faces themselves do have messy-looking noise or discoloration, but I'd have to see the source frames to be sure the problem's not already in the source. It'd be pretty surpr...
by creamyhorror
Wed Mar 17, 2010 2:36 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Decomb Not Working? Or need better custom settings?
Replies: 7
Views: 1264

Re: Decomb Not Working? Or need better custom settings?

Get a VOB cutter and cut a sample or two. 30 secs to a minute. Upload to Mediafire, post link here.
by creamyhorror
Tue Mar 16, 2010 5:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings
Replies: 20
Views: 4793

Re: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings

VLC might be glitching, as I've heard it does from time to time. The good players include MPC-HC, KMPlayer, and a few others - try one of those. I tried to capture some screenshots, but by themselves they might lead you to think I'm paranoid; but in motion the moving/shifting blocks and "rough trans...
by creamyhorror
Mon Mar 15, 2010 2:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings
Replies: 20
Views: 4793

Re: New user looking for good DVD conversion settings

I used two of the last chapters from The Matrix before deciding, but I found that everything higher than 17 (lower than 66% circa) would show incredibly large visual artifacts (the big square things usually found in the dark): the scene of the last kung-fu battle in the corridor is very dark, and t...
by creamyhorror
Thu Mar 11, 2010 6:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding Question - Filesize varies a lot
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Encoding Question - Filesize varies a lot

Ah, okay. I'm missing too many things these days.
by creamyhorror
Thu Mar 11, 2010 4:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding Question - Filesize varies a lot
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Re: Encoding Question - Filesize varies a lot

You only encoded 4 chapters (69553 frames) in your second encode, but you encoded 28 chapters (152792 frames) in the first. Plus you passed through 2 audio tracks in the first and encoded them to AAC in the second. It's completely not comparable. Do encodes with the same settings, changing only the ...
by creamyhorror
Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Keep Aspect Ratio v. Anamorphic Strict
Replies: 10
Views: 1723

Re: Keep Aspect Ratio v. Anamorphic Strict

- if I'm not misunderstanding (I'm not english): where is downsizing form PAL (720 hor pixels) to 720 horiz pixels? My mistake, I meant vertical resolution, from 416 to 304. That's throwing away vertical resolution. - as quality is fixed in CQ, more action needs more quantities of data in differenc...
by creamyhorror
Wed Mar 10, 2010 1:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: DVD Conversion
Replies: 9
Views: 1145

Re: DVD Conversion

Even for larger frame sizes, merange 24 is just fine from what I've read. Increasing it makes very little difference to final quality/bitrate. Be happy to be proven wrong, though.