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by andrewk89
Sat Jul 21, 2018 9:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Re: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

For clarification, here are some screen shots:
expected audio settings (sample rate when I created the preset): https://imgur.com/cBm21UZ
actual audio settings from preset: https://imgur.com/jyUgFGr
by andrewk89
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Re: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1

Possibly the same issue reported here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37966&p=178926#p178925
by andrewk89
Thu Jul 05, 2018 2:08 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Unable to send job back from queue to Handbrake
Replies: 1
Views: 504

Re: Unable to send job back from queue to Handbrake

Possibly the same issue reported here: viewtopic.php?f=11&t=37916
by andrewk89
Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz
Replies: 8
Views: 1211

Preset audio sample rate reverts to 48 kHz

Description of problem or question: I created a custom preset that I use as my default. The audio uses self-compiled HE-AAC, 64 kbps bitrate, Auto sample rate. I noticed the encoded videos were using 48 kHz sample rate regardless of the source. For the default preset, after creating it, Auto sample...
by andrewk89
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Re: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?

jacop89 wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:00 am
Ok thanks... where can I find a guide for this operation?
viewtopic.php?f=11&t=34953#p163970
by andrewk89
Fri Jun 22, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?
Replies: 12
Views: 3092

Re: Handbrake moves to FFmpeg: improve AAC audio quality?

Ignore the politics and compile yourself for FDK-AAC. I'm not a programmer, and I do not think it's an easy task add FDK AAC to Windows GUI! Following the compiling instructions is trivial. You can literally copy / paste the commands from the narrative. Read carefully to make sure you're copying th...
by andrewk89
Thu Jun 21, 2018 11:23 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1
Replies: 1
Views: 922

Stuck at Scanning Title 1 of 1

Description of problem or question: After a failed encode, when I try to pull it off the queue to put it back on, HB gets stuck at Please Wait ... Scanning Title 1 of 1. There's nothing wrong with the videos. HB read it fine to get it on the queue the first time. If I drag / drop the original file ...
by andrewk89
Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0
Replies: 4
Views: 845

Re: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/1.1.0/developer/build-windows.html Thanks. I built it on the Windows Subsystem for Linux (Ubuntu 16.04) and HE-AAC is working. One note, the location of the nasm source is wrong. The instructions give the location with http protocol, but it needs https for the tarball p...
by andrewk89
Sun Apr 08, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: FDK AAC and the 1.1.0
Replies: 4
Views: 845

FDK AAC and the 1.1.0

Description of problem or question: I noticed the 1.1.0 release news includes "FDK AAC 0.1.5 (AAC audio encoding, must compile from source )" I am using HE-AAC via FDK-AAC on Windows 10 x64 with one of the nightlies post 1.0.7 release (HandBrake Nightly 20171124174407-b43c7c3-master (2017112501) - ...
by andrewk89
Sun Feb 25, 2018 3:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Converting Lots of Short Videos MOV to MP4
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Converting Lots of Short Videos MOV to MP4

If not HB command line, then maybe with ffmpeg. Here is a .bat file I made to "fix" some .m4a audio files that wouldn't play. It is written to use from Windows Explorer. Drag the files and drop them onto the .bat file. It loops through each of the files that are dropped onto it, running the ffmpeg c...
by andrewk89
Fri Jan 26, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Boost and compress audio for web publication
Replies: 2
Views: 473

Re: Boost and compress audio for web publication

... his next question will be "how do you know how much?". This happens to me quite a bit. If the source container is MP4 with either MP3 or AAC audio, I use MP3Gain and perform a Track Gain. Easy because it actually works on videos, so I don't have to separate the video from audio. AAC audio needs ...
by andrewk89
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:33 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?

Ivy Bridge (3xxx) to Coffee Lake (8xxx) would be that jump. CPU frequencies aren't much higher after 5 generations (25%?). Thinking about getting an i5-8xxx when they go mainstream later this year, but wondering if the extra money for an i7 is well spent or money-down-the-drain. On the flip side, Co...
by andrewk89
Fri Jan 26, 2018 12:29 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Re: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?

I thought about that. One estimate is chips designs are 3-5 years away which don't have those vulnerabilities. So buying new right now isn't any more or less secure than what I'm running today.
rollin_eng wrote:
Thu Jan 25, 2018 6:06 pm
And I would probably wait until all this Meltdown/Spectre stuff is sorted out.
by andrewk89
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Hyper-threading: is it worth it?
Replies: 8
Views: 1247

Hyper-threading: is it worth it?

Description of problem or question I have an Intel Core i5. Feeling a lot of processor envy. Wondering if I swap it out for a Core i7, would hyper-threading cut the encode time in half? Typical encodes use AVC x.264 / HEVC x.265 and libav AAC / FDK-AAC. I sometimes use decomb, denoise, deblock, too...
by andrewk89
Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:59 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Convert only Audio in 10 Bit X265 MKV
Replies: 3
Views: 1596

Re: Convert only Audio in 10 Bit X265 MKV

Avidemux http://avidemux.sourceforge.net. It can copy the video stream and transcode the audio stream.
by andrewk89
Sat Aug 19, 2017 3:47 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Destination Renaming Rules
Replies: 0
Views: 3920

Destination Renaming Rules

Please detail your question or problem in as much detail as possible: Having some issues with Handbrake's internal rules for renaming destination files. I've observed three patterns: this_is_a_test.mp4 --> This Is A Test.mp4 (convert underscore to space, convert to Camel Case) this is a test.mp4 --...
by andrewk89
Fri Jul 07, 2017 3:02 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: MKV to MP4 Help Needed
Replies: 5
Views: 999

Re: MKV to MP4 Help Needed

Barking up the wrong tree? I have used imagemagick to convert video to animated gif. Not sure about the supported containers and codecs, though. https://gist.github.com/CoolOppo/f54d86abe726bb7827e6 If all you need is to change the container without transcoding, then consider Avidemux. Note that the...
by andrewk89
Sun Jun 18, 2017 5:30 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio defaults not saved
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Re: Audio defaults not saved

The audio defaults are part of the preset, so you have to save a new preset. Given your response, this feature needs some UI improvement. Audio --> Configure Defaults and Audio --> Reload Defaults are useless and greatly misleading buttons if they don't do anything and if their behavior is consiste...
by andrewk89
Sun Jun 18, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Audio defaults not saved
Replies: 3
Views: 1705

Audio defaults not saved

Please detail your question or problem in as much detail as possible: Audio --> Configure Defaults --> Save is not persistent between HB sessions. New session gives AAC (avcodec), 96kbps Stereo. If I save a different default, close HB, launch HB, open a video, the saved audio settings are not used....
by andrewk89
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: How To Get HB With FDK-AAC + x265 v2.6 (Windows)
Replies: 36
Views: 18659

Re: How To Get HB With FDK-AAC + 10-Bit x265 v2.3 (Windows)

This isn't for the feint of heart, but not too difficult, either. Computer is Windows 10 x64. I installed VirtualBox and an Ubuntu 16.04 LTS guest. Directions for HB 1.0.7 worked great. I used all the defaults for VirtualBox and Ubuntu. 1GB RAM and 10 GB storage was barely enough. When I was done, U...
by andrewk89
Sat Jun 10, 2017 5:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake won't open on Windows 10
Replies: 6
Views: 1915

Re: Handbrake won't open on Windows 10

Windows 10 x64 Creators Update works fine with 1.0.7 x64. Probably not a problem with Handbrake, but something else on your computer.
by andrewk89
Tue Jun 06, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: AAC (avodec) low bitrate bad timbre
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

Re: AAC (avodec) low bitrate bad timbre

"AAC (avcodec) is a crap encoder" sounds like a pretty accurate diagnosis. For completeness, here is the requested log, in the hopes that a "not crappy" solution is available. HandBrake 1.0.7 (2017040900) - 64bit OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.15063.0 - 64bit CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3350P CPU @ 3.1...
by andrewk89
Sun Jun 04, 2017 6:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: AAC (avodec) low bitrate bad timbre
Replies: 5
Views: 1103

AAC (avodec) low bitrate bad timbre

Please detail your question or problem in as much detail as possible: Transcoding a bunch of files with the intent to reduce disk space usage. Target container is MP4 or MKV. I'm happy with my video settings. For audio, using AAC (avcodec). I noticed that 96 kbps Stereo is about as low a bitrate wi...
by andrewk89
Tue Apr 18, 2017 11:54 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Anamorphic - Custom
Replies: 10
Views: 2106

Re: Anamorphic - Custom

I miss Custom. Every once in a while, I come across source files with the wrong aspect ratio. I used to be able to fix it with Handbrake. Now I have to use separate software to fix it either before or after transcoding.
by andrewk89
Tue Jan 24, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: force display aspect ratio to always be 16:9 no black bars
Replies: 4
Views: 518

Re: force display aspect ratio to always be 16:9 no black bars

Is there a way to go into an MP4 and change its DAR without re-encoding ? Try My MP4Box GUI http://www.videohelp.com/software/My-MP4Box-GUI . Supports a couple of different formats and fast to use once you figure out the work flow. I end up having to do math to figure out the scaling factor to get ...