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by jcwillia1
Tue May 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

somehow weird subtitles got hard printed on to the movie...weird.

it's like a VH1 Pop Music style facts about the movie. Didn't even know that was on there.

Image

https://imgur.com/pQLHIgk
by jcwillia1
Tue May 29, 2018 11:00 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.48] (c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved. C:\Program Files\HandBrake\Handbrake CLI>HandBrakeCLI -i "Z:\1 Discs\Transformers.mkv" --preset-import-gui --preset="Super HQ 1080p30 Surround" --pad="width=1920:height=1080:y=2" -o "Z:\1 Discs\Top\Transf...
by jcwillia1
Tue May 29, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Ok will Post when I get home.
by jcwillia1
Tue May 29, 2018 7:08 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

tried my first blu-ray tonight (finally figured out how to get at my drive where all my movies are stored)

Is this supposed to take 9 hours?!? Or is that because I am decoding and encoding to a network drive? My main PC is wireless G at the moment.
by jcwillia1
Sat May 26, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

The real answer is to stick to discs but I need a different pj for that. In the short term I guess I’m compressing.
by jcwillia1
Sat May 26, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Is there a primer on compression that I can read somewhere?

I'm most curious to know if I take a MPEG2 Blu-Ray rip and apply H.264 or H.265 lossless (both video AND audio) what would be the expected reduction in file size?

Isn't Blu-Ray already H.264 encoded?
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Everyone is gung-ho on h265. Does your projector system support it? If not, it's a useless suggestion. Not to mention that h265 isn't significantly better than h264 at lower resolutions. DVDs will not benefit as much as BDs will. Everything is routing through plex on my PC to my Xbox so I assume th...
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

BradleyS wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:23 am
Super HQ 480p30 Surround for DVD. Beyond that it’s mostly academic. The file size reduction you’re seeing is the difference between a 1990s video codec and a much more modern codec.
Someone on a different Forum suggested upgrading My Encodes to h265?
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

rollin_eng wrote:
Fri May 25, 2018 10:21 am
Do you see artifacts in the encode?
I don't have access to my theater Yet - basement construction

Ill have to test that later
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Why do you want a bigger file? Is there something wrong with the new video? ok so I don't know anything about video compression but to me, if the file is smaller, that means that data was removed. I'm blowing these movies up to 12' wide and playing the audio through a 7 channel surround system. I w...
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

the file got cut down from 5GB to 1.5GB - isn't there any setting we can use to make it more of a pass through?
by jcwillia1
Fri May 25, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

BradleyS wrote:
Thu May 24, 2018 11:50 pm
You need height 480 in the pad string.

Do not use RF 0; it does not do what you think and your file sizes will be much larger than the originals.
roger on #2

on #1 why is it 480? 720/16 * 9 = 404?

edit that checks out - still don't understand.
by jcwillia1
Thu May 24, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

I don't have access to my BR drive so I tried it with a DVD - didn't work... ok I did something wrong because the bottom bar is there but there's no top bar and the bottom bar isn't big enough - it didn't pad out properly... Microsoft Windows [Version 10.0.17134.48] (c) 2018 Microsoft Corporation. A...
by jcwillia1
Thu May 24, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

from a different forum :

" Handbrake says the quality is "lossless" when RF=0"

where would I use that in the string provided?
by jcwillia1
Sun May 20, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

BradleyS wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 3:16 pm
--preset=“Super HQ 1080p30 Surround” should work more than fine for your needs.
Ok thanks. All of my stuff is inaccessible at the moment (basement construction). I might try this with a DVD with different settings obviously .
by jcwillia1
Sat May 19, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

s55 wrote:
Sat May 19, 2018 12:39 pm
HandBrake doesn't do pure bluray transfers. It's going to re-encode the content always. There is no passthru support.

Framerates are always peak, so it doesn't matter.
ok so how do I re-encode to full blu-ray bit rate? or does the provided string do that?
by jcwillia1
Sat May 19, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

Sure. If your source is letterboxed 1920x1080, the automatic cropping will remove the black borders. Then pad with black again to 1920x1080 pixels and orient the image to be at the top (plus 2 pixels offset because of a bug in the current pad filter). HandBrakeCLI -i source_file --preset-import-gui...
by jcwillia1
Fri May 18, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Re: Bizarre request - move letterbox black bars to bottom

can someone provide an example of what the CLI should be in order for this to work? I'm a relative newbie with this although I do have some experience working in DOS (20 years ago)
by jcwillia1
Tue May 15, 2018 2:33 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)
Replies: 88
Views: 10969

Move letterbox black bars to bottom (crop and pad blu ray rips)

Description of problem or question: I have a home theater where height is an issue. I would like to project 2.35:1 movies at the top of the 16:9 range instead of in the middle. Is there a flag that I can use in handbrake to create 1920x1080 movies where the top of the frame is the movie and the bot...