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by JohnAStebbins
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem

The cropping is definitely strange. Maybe the entire video is one very dark scene and it's misdetecting black borders. In any case, setting custom cropping with all 0 will result in a video that is 16:9 when played back.
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Oct 23, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem

If you don't want cropping, select custom and set all values to 0. Generally it is wasteful to disable auto-crop since it removes black borders that contain no content. But the fact that auto-crop detected such wide left and right borders is unusual. An activity log showing us the scan HandBrake doe...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Oct 23, 2018 5:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem

x265 is not limited to square pixels. In general, if there is a limitation to any of the stages in the encoding pipeline within HandBrake, HandBrake will adjust settings for you so that the encoding will be "successful". Though sometimes this results in output that isn't exactly what was intended :m...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Oct 23, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem
Replies: 11
Views: 217

Re: PAL DVD to x265, resolution problem

The first question to ask is, what are you using to RIP your DVDs. HandBrake isn't a ripper, so you'll need something that removes DVD encryption before converting with HandBrake. The second question to ask is, why do you want square pixels? This isn't something you should care about unless you have...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

Glad you got it working. I should have noticed that earlier, would have saved us both a little time :mrgreen:
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:34 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Handbrake crashing
Replies: 17
Views: 368

Re: Handbrake crashing

Note that the nightly build appears *not* to have been tried yet.
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 10:20 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

Why are you enabling the detelecine filter? That may be the cause of some of this behaviour. The detelecine filter can lock to false telecine patterns in interlaced input and produce odd results. Try disabling this first, then see the rest of my comments since this could be skewing the results. If d...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

[16:24:49] + Framerate Shaper (mode=1) [16:24:49] + frame rate: 29.970 fps -> constant 29.970 fps You selected a specific constant framerate that is not the framerate that you say that you want. It did exactly what you asked for. On the video tab, either leave the framerate set to variable, or set ...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 8:21 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

So, according to your log, you used the decomb filter, but did not use the "bob" preset. ffmpeg options are not the same as HandBrake options. Are you wanting to use the CLI or the GUI? If GUI, simply select the bob preset on either the decomb or deinterlace filter. If the CLI, "HandBrakeCLI --help"...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Is it possible to combine titles using HB?
Replies: 3
Views: 245

Re: Is it possible to combine titles using HB?

HandBrake does not combine titles.

But typically, a movie is a single title on DVD. The other titles are usually just extra content and clips used for menus and such.
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 22, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Foreign Audio Scan behaving erratically
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Foreign Audio Scan behaving erratically

Your welcome. FYI, *many* things about DVD are a complete hack :mrgreen: But other formats aren't much better TBH. A/V formats were designed to be watched by humans, not parsed by machines :wink:
by JohnAStebbins
Sun Oct 21, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Foreign Audio Scan behaving erratically
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Foreign Audio Scan behaving erratically

For DVD and BD you should also be enabling "Forced" during the scan. It will do the scan even with only one subtitle in this case and If HandBrake sees a subtitle with some forced entries, it will choose that as the "foreign language subtitle".
by JohnAStebbins
Fri Oct 19, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

It's completely up to the developers how they structure their code. But it's a common development practice to have a core library or set of libraries for a project that one or more tools are built around. A project will often, but not always, have a core library or libraries that they build things a...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

Am I missing another setting?
No idea. An activity log would likely provide the information we need to diagnose. See the red box at the top of the page.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?
Replies: 12
Views: 273

Re: Can handbrake deinterlace with same frame rate as field rate?

Hardware deinterlacers work in a variety of ways just as software deinterlacers do. Not all hardware deinterlacers produce double rate output.

What you are looking for is the "bob" preset in either the decomb or deinterlace filters.
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Oct 18, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

A dll is a dynamic library. libx264 can be built either statically or dynamically. The exe that they distribute is linked against the static version of the library, so there is no need to build or distribute the dynamic version. I've never looked to see if the x264 project distributes a pre-built dy...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Oct 17, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

libx264 is the library that does the actual work of generating an h.264 bitstream from a series of input frames. Anything not directly related to generation of the h.264 bitstream comes from the x264 exe. The only definitive reference I know of is the code. If it's not an option handled in x264/comm...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:42 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

x264 is not part of ffmpeg. It is it's own project. They provide a command line exe called x264 that *uses* ffmpeg libraries for decoding source files, scaling, muxing, etc. They also provide libx264 that *only* does h.264 encoding. HandBrake uses both libx264 and all the various ffmpeg libraries to...
by JohnAStebbins
Wed Oct 17, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

HandBrake uses libswscale for filtering. Looking at the code, it's not clear to me which parameter is the number of taps or if it even allows direct setting of the number of taps. The parameter that affects what swscale calls the "filterSize" is called "sizeFactor" and is set to it's default value o...
by JohnAStebbins
Tue Oct 16, 2018 9:04 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Resizing method used
Replies: 14
Views: 407

Re: Resizing method used

lanczos If you don't want scaling, just use a preset that doesn't scale or set the "storage dimensions" to match the source. "Production Max" and "Production Standard" presets won't scale. You may also need to disable cropping. libx264 doesn't do scaling. HandBrake doesn't use the x264 exe, so if yo...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: what settings for old DVD encode(deinterlace filters, etc.)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: what settings for old DVD encode(deinterlace filters, etc.)

To answer some of your questions more directly. It's better to deinterlace (if required) while transcoding. You can use higher quality deinterlacer druing non-realtime transcoding than you could use during realtime playback. Maybe. Some DVDs are soft telecined throughout the entire video. This type ...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Oct 15, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: what settings for old DVD encode(deinterlace filters, etc.)
Replies: 7
Views: 346

Re: what settings for old DVD encode(deinterlace filters, etc.)

For most users, decomb default is "best". If you are having issues with that, we need to dive down deeper into your particular problems. This requires an activity log. As an example, if you are encoding interlaced content with lots of motion throughout the entire video, decomb's automatic detection ...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: No valid Source when opening H.265 file
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: No valid Source when opening H.265 file

FYI, we still don't parse keyframes for HEVC in PS (or TS). This causes errors in the log during preview generation since the decoder doesn't receive data starting at a clean keyframe after the seeks during scan. It will result in some unclean preview frames in some cases. For this particular source...
by JohnAStebbins
Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:29 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: No valid Source when opening H.265 file
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: No valid Source when opening H.265 file

I've had some time to dig deeper into this. First, we don't recognize h.265 in PS streams. It's an omission that's pretty easily solved by enabling stream probing for any unidentified stream. Right now we only enable probing for specific streams that have ambiguous stream IDs. Second, there's a bug ...
by JohnAStebbins
Mon Sep 24, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: No valid Source when opening H.265 file
Replies: 16
Views: 664

Re: No valid Source when opening H.265 file

After a quick look, our PS demux doesn't support h.265. Some investigation into the proper stream type(s) and iframe recognition will be required to add support.