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by rhester
Fri Dec 11, 2009 8:49 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Windows Media Player - Windows 7
Replies: 14
Views: 1722

Re: Windows Media Player - Windows 7

The MKV *container* doesn't use Media Foundation, but the codecs for the internal tracks (video and audio) most definitely do. Haali Media Splitter (aka Matroska Splitter) is enough to open the container and use Media Foundation for the content within in Windows 7/WMP.

Rodney
by rhester
Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MKV vs AVI ..Am I comparing Apples to Oranges
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: MKV vs AVI ..Am I comparing Apples to Oranges

Utterly irrelevant unless you are talking about the same codec with the same settings (and even then goes right out the window once you consider constant quality rate factor). It hasn't been a useful metric for years.

Rodney
by rhester
Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: MKV vs AVI ..Am I comparing Apples to Oranges
Replies: 5
Views: 1150

Re: MKV vs AVI ..Am I comparing Apples to Oranges

MKV and AVI are containers, not codecs.

You are using MPEG-4 in AVI and H.264 in MKV, so you should expect very different visual quality between the two at the same bitrate.

Rodney
by rhester
Tue Dec 08, 2009 4:59 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Scrambled Playback
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Scrambled Playback

I'm not familiar with how to set the region on the Mac, but I'm sure someone else will chime in - bear in mind you only get to do this a few times (5 on most drives) before the last setting will be permanent - thank the studios for that. I can't speak knowledgably about your friend's configuration -...
by rhester
Mon Dec 07, 2009 6:11 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Scrambled Playback
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Scrambled Playback

Looks to me like your disc is region-locked to a different region than your drive is set to.

Rodney
by rhester
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: iPod Touch / iPhone preset
Replies: 18
Views: 2295

Re: iPod Touch / iPhone preset

Are you sure mbtree must be forced? It works for me by default (verified with AVInaptic).

Rodney
by rhester
Fri Dec 04, 2009 5:34 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: ViewSonic VPD400 "MovieBook"
Replies: 4
Views: 367

Re: ViewSonic VPD400 "MovieBook"

Random guess? Your device probably only supports baseline, so Apple Universal is probably the best way to fly on it.

Rodney
by rhester
Thu Dec 03, 2009 2:53 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: MP4 Audio Options
Replies: 5
Views: 896

Re: MP4 Audio Options

There is no standard (yet) for DTS-in-MP4.

Rodney
by rhester
Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:49 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Subtitles problem..
Replies: 4
Views: 780

Re: Subtitles problem..

The semi-transparent box surrounding the subtitle text is generated by the iPod and cannot be disabled.

As for why the subtitles do not display properly on your television, I have no advice on that - I've never tried. It certainly sounds like an iPod firmware bug to me.

Moving to Devices.

Rodney
by rhester
Wed Dec 02, 2009 7:02 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Best Audio Settings?
Replies: 1
Views: 453

Re: Best Audio Settings?

It's best to leave the rate at auto - upsampling does nothing to improve quality and downsampling will most definitely degrade it. As far as bitrate, 160 is the max for the FAAC encoder, which is what HandBrake uses - if you are instead using QT for encoding, increasing bitrate beyond that is not li...
by rhester
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Where to download Handbrake 0.9.3?
Replies: 26
Views: 28708

Re: Where to download Handbrake 0.9.3?

I also want to reiterate that the loss of AVI support was *NOT* an arbitrary decision. The AVI container is literally 20 years old. It was created when the most sophisticated multimedia you could have was low-resolution compressed and interleaved video and audio. No subtitles, no multiple audio trac...
by rhester
Wed Nov 25, 2009 4:15 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Removing AC3 audio track
Replies: 3
Views: 470

Re: Removing AC3 audio track

If the first audio track is AAC, I'm surprised WMP12 can't grok it - removing the second AC3 track isn't likely to help much here.

Rodney
by rhester
Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio / Vide Sync Problem
Replies: 17
Views: 1297

Re: Audio / Vide Sync Problem

Kay_Jay wrote:Can anyone recommend a decrypter that'll work with brand new DVDs?
AnyDVD is the gold standard - and costs a good bit of gold, too. *laughs*

Rodney
by rhester
Tue Nov 24, 2009 1:55 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake freezes my mac
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Handbrake freezes my mac

It is likely the CPU that is overheating. In any event, I'd recommend service through AppleCare, explaining that when the CPU is fully utilized for extended periods of time (such as video conversion) your Mac overheats and crashes.

Rodney
by rhester
Mon Nov 23, 2009 3:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Handbrake freezes my mac
Replies: 7
Views: 899

Re: Handbrake freezes my mac

It is almost certainly a heat issue. Does it happen more frequently when ripping longer titles? (To ask another way, if you rip only a single small chapter, do you see the same behavior?)

Rodney
by rhester
Sat Nov 21, 2009 3:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: very slow iphone conversion with latest version
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: very slow iphone conversion with latest version

Interesting - your settings look fine and I don't see any obvious issues, though the rate does seem quite off.

Does this happen on all discs or just this one?

Rodney
by rhester
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:34 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Green & white boxes in video
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: Green & white boxes in video

Green and white boxes are *always* a sign of encrypted content. Make sure you have VLC installed in /Applications (not ~/Applications!) and make sure the "bitness" matches the version of HandBrake you are using (32-bit or 64-bit).

Rodney
by rhester
Sat Nov 21, 2009 5:29 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: very slow iphone conversion with latest version
Replies: 7
Views: 501

Re: very slow iphone conversion with latest version

This is only the title scan. Where is the actual encoding activity log?

Rodney
by rhester
Fri Nov 20, 2009 8:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)
Replies: 223
Views: 301421

Re: How-To: Automate DVD & Blu-Ray (Backup, Encoding & Tagging)

Output from a CLI title scan (-t 0) would be very useful to see.

Rodney
by rhester
Fri Nov 20, 2009 4:28 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: HB Newbie--Trouble encoding Star Trek XI
Replies: 5
Views: 4071

Re: HB Newbie--Trouble encoding Star Trek XI

Same strategy as all other protected titles - watch the movie with the DVD player, take note of the title it selects, then manually specify that same title number in HandBrake.

Rodney
by rhester
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Recent slowdown in encode FPS
Replies: 5
Views: 511

Re: Recent slowdown in encode FPS

I think the main reason it was mainlined was to expose issues with decoders so they can be addressed quickly - there's nothing like a thousand users with pitchforks to get a company's attention. :)

Rodney
by rhester
Thu Nov 19, 2009 9:20 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: universal preset unable to sync with 5g Nano
Replies: 11
Views: 1782

Re: universal preset unable to sync with 5g Nano

If it's NTSC, you are most definitely limited to 480px vertical by iTunes. This limit does not apply if you "hand-inject" outside of iTunes, from what I've been reading.

Rodney
by rhester
Wed Nov 18, 2009 8:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Encoding finishes immediately; produces no output
Replies: 9
Views: 1697

Re: Encoding finishes immediately; produces no output

This is a permissions issue - try running with administrator rights.

Rodney
by rhester
Wed Nov 18, 2009 7:56 pm
Forum: Command Line Interface And Scripting
Topic: Low priority for Handbrakecli in windows?
Replies: 1
Views: 459

Re: Low priority for Handbrakecli in windows?

start /low /wait xxx seems to do the trick, other solutions also exist.

Rodney
by rhester
Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:27 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Chapters are scrambled
Replies: 5
Views: 10271

Re: Chapters are scrambled

I suggest you do a bit of reading of the dozens of posts about this very subject already in the forums. It's a copy protection issue.

Rodney