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by golias
Sat Mar 03, 2007 7:32 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: Subitles that can be turned On/Off
Replies: 43
Views: 15464

Re: Subtitle types

I was thinking though that a good first step might be simply allowing someone to output the vobsubs to a separate file while encoding. There are already vobsub conversion tools and mkv muxing tools out there, but currently mediafork offers no way for you to get the raw vob subs you'd need to run th...
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 10:04 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: "No valid title"
Replies: 1
Views: 1411

Re: "No valid title"

I'm using HB 0.7.1 and I keep getting a "no valid title found" error. It's a very low-tech DVD (Tai Chi intstructional video) so I highly doubt it has copyright protection. First I tried converting directly from the DVD - "no valid title". Then I ripped it using Mac The Ripper and tried converting ...
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Movies with *some* subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 4392

Re: Movies with *some* subtitles

Hi all! first off: mediaforkCLI is great. period. secondly: for a movie like "Traffic" in which there are several scenes that are spoken in spanish, how can I rip the DVD and show only the subtitles for the appropriate scenes. when playing the DVD in a DVD player, it will automatically show subtitl...
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 318016

baggss wrote:Ah...the TIC TV show.....
Actually, it's season 1 (minus an episode) of the Tick animated series.

There was also a prime-time live-action version of "The Tick", which is also on DVD, and does not have bad sectors.
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 318016

The new 5.1 "Cowboy Bebop Remix" disks, beginning with disk 4 and possibly including later pressings of 1-3.

(This was the disk which provoked my purchase... er... I mean "donation to the beta project in exchange for" Mac the Ripper 3.0)
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:05 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: dts
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

Hi golias, I've never seen a DTS-only DVD - could you give some examples of the ones you have seen? I don't think there's a good DTS-decoder library we could use in mediafork, but it might be possible to do DTS passthrough to an AVI. The Japanese track of Samurai Champloo (all seven disks) is DTS-o...
by golias
Tue Feb 27, 2007 9:03 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Is there some Copy Protection on Warner Bros. DVD's???
Replies: 4
Views: 2230

The best way to get around copy protection on most new disks is to use version 3.0 of Mac The Ripper to rip it to your hard drive, then convert the files off the VIDEO_TS folder it creates. Macrovision sold a new "bad sectors" copy protection scheme to the movie industry (for a gazzillion dollars or...
by golias
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:31 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: unsmooth camera pans
Replies: 21
Views: 4203

720x480 anamorphic cropped to 720x368 anamorphic = 853x368 square pixels. I think I'm not losing any lines of resolution. i.e. if I hadn't cropped, the frame would still be 480 lines tall. Maybe as a test, I should re-encode without cropping? What do you think? -- sdm. You haven't mentioned what yo...
by golias
Fri Feb 23, 2007 12:24 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlace Flag
Replies: 17
Views: 5993

Seems a bit strange that non-deinterlaced material plays better than deinterlaced under VLC using VLC's build-in deinterlacer. UNLESS the original shows you are talking about do not need to be deinterlaced, because they aren't. Here is how it sums up: Interlaced video is far more difficult to be co...
by golias
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Memory leak no more!
Replies: 7
Views: 3406

Um... still memory hungry for me. Just the way you described it, while scanning the titles! PPC build. Thanar, there should be no ppc build off the website. Only Universal. Do you maybe have one of the 0.7.1a5 or so HB builds we let out a few months ago ? The current one should have come on a disk ...
by golias
Sat Feb 17, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: System Hangs/Freezes
Replies: 13
Views: 5213

Re: System Hangs/Freezes

I have a PowerMac G4 Digital Audio with a 1.8ghz Sonnet Encore/ST G4 processor upgrade card, a LACIE DVD+-RW with Lightscribe drive, an ATI Radeon 9800 Pro with 128mb VRAM, and 1.5gb of SDRAM. I am using the latest version of OS X 10.4.8. When I try to rip anything in any format from a DVD, at a ra...
by golias
Fri Feb 16, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Deinterlace Flag
Replies: 17
Views: 5993

So should I not check it for TV shows? I have noticed they look better with it checked.... If the TV show is interlaced, you have no real choice, so deinterlace. You're still losing half the lines, though. I would like, some day, to fold in the post-processing library from Mplayer (libmpcodec) so w...
by golias
Sun Jan 28, 2007 10:25 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Intermittent Subtitles
Replies: 6
Views: 2419

Re: Intermittent Subtitles

I'm trying to rip Star Wars: A New Hope. Lines from Greedo, Jabba, etc are translated by having a special subtitle track with just their lines. When I select this track in Handbrake, the timing for when the subtitles are displayed is competely off. If I am not mistaken, this is a known bug with the...
by golias
Sat Jan 27, 2007 8:15 am
Forum: Development
Topic: We are MediaFork
Replies: 4
Views: 1473

I'm kinda proud of being the one who suggested it, in a nerdy sort of way.
by golias
Fri Jan 26, 2007 8:38 am
Forum: Development
Topic: MediaFork 0.8.0BETA Customer Feedback Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Rhester's comments are exactly why I *love* that MediaFork is going forward as an open-source app. If somebody out there sees a feature which they would like, and know how to add, they can submit it. With a lot of software out there, particularly so-called "shareware", the devs lock it down do tight...
by golias
Fri Jan 26, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Development
Topic: MediaFork 0.8.0BETA Customer Feedback Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

sorry this is so long...but it should be a sign of acknowledgment at least :-) On the old HB page, I would add a comment in the Requests section, (i.e., "Can we do something to fix these hard-to-read transluscent subtitles? Like maybe preserving color data?), and then... nothing. It could well be t...
by golias
Fri Jan 26, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: Development
Topic: MediaFork 0.8.0BETA Customer Feedback Discussion
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

One thing that will help in getting useful customer feedback: acknowledgement. One of the most common user frustrations with free software projects is that nobody is getting paid to take on the dreary task of answering and responding to user input. On the old HB page, I would add a comment in the Re...
by golias
Thu Jan 18, 2007 5:28 am
Forum: Development
Topic: titer lives...do we?
Replies: 25
Views: 8209

Re: Name Change

Hi all. I'm not a coder, just a user, but I thought I'd give you my thoughts on a new name. As this is going to become a new application, I think it might be good to create a name that hints at what the application does. If you're a new user, Handbrake doesn't give you any clue as to what you're ge...
by golias
Fri Jan 12, 2007 6:30 am
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: dts
Replies: 5
Views: 2647

dts

HB currently does not even see DTS tracks. D-Vision sees them, but if you try to preserve the surround sound (instead of transcoding them into stereo AAC or MP3), you end up with silence. Any chance of adding DTS support to HB? I don't care about transcoding, because I don't mind using VLC for playb...
by golias
Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:34 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV support would be cool
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

Yes, I suppose I would be set if I wanted to watch base-line downscaled video on my 1080p monitor. Dude, if you are ripping from a DVD, the source is 480p (at best) anyway. Ripping to a bigger file size doesn't magically make the image a higher resolution. I know (only NTSC) DVDs are a maximum of 4...
by golias
Wed Jan 10, 2007 6:34 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV support would be cool
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

In fact, if you are already using the newer iPod settings, you're in fine shape. Yes, I suppose I would be set if I wanted to watch base-line downscaled video on my 1080p monitor. Dude, if you are ripping from a DVD, the source is 480p (at best) anyway. Ripping to a bigger file size doesn't magical...
by golias
Tue Jan 09, 2007 8:29 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV support would be cool
Replies: 16
Views: 6783

AppleTV is driven by iTunes, so anything Quicktime can play, I'm sure AppleTV will work with it. That includes most things you make with HB, provided you don't use AC-3 pass-through in an AVI or anything like that. In fact, if you are already using the newer iPod settings, you're in fine shape. Not ...
by golias
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:45 am
Forum: Development
Topic: Name Change
Replies: 9
Views: 2773

I would also like to vote against the current icon, but not strongly. My bittorrent client's icon is a blue frog. My video player's icon is a traffic cone. My news reader's icon is an Egyptian god. So it's not like HB is the only app out there which makes no sense. The name, while not being very des...
by golias
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:39 am
Forum: Development
Topic: New Mac GUI Prototype
Replies: 39
Views: 9266

Re: User Defined Presets

On the topic of how presets would make the original HB interface nearly perfect... (really, it's hard to beat from a usability standpoint) One thing I can think of is not necessarily putting the image from picture settings in the main view, but maybe the status of those settings (de-interlace on/of...
by golias
Mon Jan 08, 2007 7:33 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: No valid title found
Replies: 14
Views: 5773

I checked the Detected Volume button. It selects the disc, scans through the chapters, and then concludes that there is no valid title. Also, this morning I was able to rip from a non-commercial disc just fine. Some of the newer DVDs have goofy copy-protection which HB has not completely caught up ...