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by hawkman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 7:00 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best Setting for HACKED appleTV
Replies: 27
Views: 5638

That depends what settings you use. If it plays on an unhacked ATV, it won't be high profile. Not that this makes so much difference as that fact that you transcoded it.
by hawkman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:34 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: More input formats ... AVI, MOV, WMV transcoding.
Replies: 1
Views: 2696

There really are a lot of threads about this already, and as I recall it's in the FAQ - certainly in the Guide.

It's pretty unlikely. HB is great because it does what it does and doesn't dabble in too many areas. There are other tools available that do this, and do it well.
by hawkman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:32 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13486

So are you saying that the two different h.264 types supported by the iPod Classic are really the same? Also, are you saying that this matches the 'h.264 (iPod)' setting in Handbrake? I'm saying I think they probably are. "low-complexity" was a term Apple coined for what the iPod supports - there a...
by hawkman
Sat Sep 08, 2007 10:52 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13486

Umm. Main profile is way better, and incompatible. I think you're reading too much into the lack of the "low-complexity" tag, it was never an official designation afaik. The chances are that they use the exact same chips as all video-capable iPods, and can therefore play the same stuff.
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 6:16 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: iPod / AppleTV / iTunes re-encoding
Replies: 5
Views: 1989

Absolutely, re-ripping is the best way. Though you shouldn't have to re-encode for an iPhone - it's got the same capabilities as the iPod.
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 12:52 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13486

I assume it'll be the same case as before - the iPod will play anything below the macroblock limit (so 720*480 won't work, but 720*3xx would), but iTunes won't let you transfer it.

We'll know soon though. :)
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: only half the DVD ripped, starting in the middle
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

I didn't check the title: I confess ignorance on that. What other information would be helpful? Well, it'd be highly unusual for it to be split, but you're encoding an unusual DVD so I just wondered :) Ripping with a separate app is usually good practice, HB's not great at getting over some recent ...
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:38 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: mpg files from mpeg streamclip won't open
Replies: 2
Views: 746

It is highly likely that files touched by streamclip won't work. Don't ask me why! :)http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopi ... 5262#15262
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Can anyone actually tell a difference in 2000 vs 2500 kbps?
Replies: 13
Views: 3613

I should think we're talking about blockiness and smearing for artefacts. The dirtier the source, the greater the bitrate you'll need for it to look good.
by hawkman
Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:28 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 6-channel discrete and receiver
Replies: 10
Views: 3908

HB can do it - not in the mp4 container though, because its not allowed. Works in .avi though.

The ATV can't play or pass AC3 through without being hacked - I believe the latest release of Perian may allow it, but I'm not 100% sure.
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Which is the better rip?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: 16 of one, 9 of the other...

3. Now, interestingly enough, the release of v0.9.0 also has a solution for this problem: keep the file squished at 720x480 and just tell the software program (VLC, QuickTime, etc.) to stretch it out to 853x480 as it plays it. By the way, anamorphic output has been around longer than 0.9. Seems rel...
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:15 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Which is the better rip?
Replies: 15
Views: 2941

Re: 16 of one, 9 of the other...

*Sighs*. Let's not get into "he started it" territory, please. By the way, anamorphic output has been around longer than 0.9. We've pointed you towards it before.
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 9:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: outputting 852x480 not allowed manually in HandBrake
Replies: 17
Views: 2455

MichaelLAX wrote:The resulting file will work correctly with MetaX in its use of Atomic Parsley for metadata...
Tell me: why did you think it was suggested? Just to keep you busy? :)
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:35 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subtitle Support with ITunes 7.4
Replies: 1
Views: 1248

Heh. I assume they'll be timed text subtitles, which HB can't do and probably won't do - suitable open-source OCR tools just don't really exist. But, we'll wait and see.
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: only half the DVD ripped, starting in the middle
Replies: 10
Views: 1701

Well, did you verify stuff such as the title being the correct length before encoding? It's just possible that the video is split over two titles. It could be copy protection, but you don't mention if you ripped properly first or if HB was encoding from the DVD. There are probably lots of possibilit...
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:26 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Improved bitrate supported on new iPods
Replies: 52
Views: 13486

Or does this mean I can pick the Apple TV setting? Heh, I'm afraid not. Initial indications are that [higher bitrates] may be possible, but with some pretty big caveats - simply encoding to 2500 without setting some other stuff correctly will result in a movie that skips and jumps a fair amount. [e...
by hawkman
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio cuts out at start of new chapters
Replies: 2
Views: 722

Probably not much use without your activity window logs from the encode, I'm afraid.
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: problems when using "target size" option
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

It might be worth trying with the new version of MacTheRipper - 3r14, or something like that - if you can get hold of it. They're being kinda tight (in my opinion) and requiring "donations" for an official download though.
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 11:10 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: problems when using "target size" option
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

The 7MB one could indicate you ran out of memory there. I'd say either that or copy protection made it choke. But you say the others all finished fine apart from the silly file size, so I'm a bit stumped.
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:29 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: problems when using "target size" option
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

Eek. Do the rips actually complete?
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:28 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Why Why Why?
Replies: 2
Views: 1065

Different settings? - For instance, are you using a preset?
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:24 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Solution to edit video?...
Replies: 4
Views: 987

You could bump up the number of keyframes I think - if that'd help.
by hawkman
Wed Sep 05, 2007 10:22 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: problems when using "target size" option
Replies: 9
Views: 1172

So you did, my apologies. Missed it.

Are you using 1 or 2 passes? 2 passes should be much more likely to hit your target, but it's missing by an awful lot...

Is it consistent on this disc? How about other discs? Is it only when you use the preset, or does it happen if you manually set the target?
by hawkman
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:38 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Resizing anamorphic to square pixels creates artifacting
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Check out http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15194 - this issue has now hopefully been resolved. I hesitate to promise "next release", but I'd have thought it was highly likely. :)
by hawkman
Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Detelecine Banding?
Replies: 3
Views: 1403

Check out http://handbrake.m0k.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=15194 - this issue has now hopefully been resolved. I hesitate to promise "next release", but I'd have thought it was highly likely. :)