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by Abulia
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:39 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)
Replies: 111
Views: 56121

Re: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)

Thanks for the response. The 65% encode was to essentially solidify in my own mind that probably everyone already knows (as you pointed out) that going beyond 62% yields very meager improvements at the cost of file size. :) As to seeing the difference, I would say "yes." With the sample en...
by Abulia
Wed Nov 26, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)
Replies: 111
Views: 56121

Re: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)

Well, Houston, I appear to have a problem. :( I did several encodes with one of my preferred reference shots, "The Fifth Element" (SuperBit) on a close-up with a fair amount of detail. My comments at the bottom. DVD Source http://idisk.mac.com/mappin-Public/FE%20DVD.png Cav/Dynaflash Setti...
by Abulia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 9:06 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake
Replies: 77
Views: 104899

Re: How-To: Automate DVD Backup w/ FairMount & HandBrake

Fantastic tutorial! Thank you for spending the time to put it together. That said, the HandBrakeCLI doesn't work for me. Same thing as above, instant notification but the script never appears to kick off. I presume it's a file path issue. Also, don't forget to include the slash at the end of your la...
by Abulia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 7:00 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: HandBrake 0.9.3: Released!
Replies: 104
Views: 25938

Re: HandBrake 0.9.3: Released!

Would like to take pause to add my voices to the chorus of another fantastic job by the HandBrake team. Amazing work!
by Abulia
Tue Nov 25, 2008 6:57 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)
Replies: 111
Views: 56121

Re: AppleTV Advanced Settings (Post PsyRDO)

After a six month (or so) sabattical of encoding I saw that 0.9.3 was released and had to try it out. Of course Cav is leading the charge still! :D I'm having to get caught back up on the encoding lingo again. Using dynaflash's settings directly above I was greatly impressed with the output on my AT...
by Abulia
Mon Mar 03, 2008 3:27 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)
Replies: 284
Views: 59252

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

Hi all. Frustrating weekend of encoding. Just when I *thought* I had a setting I liked, ATV and Harry Potter (and Casino Royale) ruin my day. :( Here's what I was using: ref=6:subq=6:me=umh:no-fast-pskip=1:mixed-refs=1:merange=32:analyse=all:bframes=6:trellis=1:weightb=1:brdo=1:bime=1:direct=auto In...
by Abulia
Fri Feb 29, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)
Replies: 284
Views: 59252

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

Well, I'm not sure what you're going to be able to make out of this. ATV caches content? Before the results, my setup: ATV 2.0 streaming from an HP MediaSmart server (WHS) with iTunes library over 802.11n, 5GHz N-only network off AEBS, connected to gigabit switch backbone. When streamed everything w...
by Abulia
Fri Feb 29, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)
Replies: 284
Views: 59252

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

In theory sync vs stream could make a difference but I'm not sure it would. Do we have any evidence to support this? I guess on an 802.11g network with a poor connection but, for example, I stream from my ATV on an N-only 5GHz network with a gigabit backbone. I'd be shocked if syncing vs streaming y...
by Abulia
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:18 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Audio out of sync on 5.1
Replies: 17
Views: 2568

Re: Audio out of sync on 5.1

Oh, I know CR is a problem child. One person in that linked thread said they got it to rip successfully: http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?p=26840#p26840 I wonder if it actually did rip successfully or just appeared to? (And I asked as well , in said thread, too.) I moved on to other discs wit...
by Abulia
Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:09 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Audio out of sync on 5.1
Replies: 17
Views: 2568

Re: Audio out of sync on 5.1

I found that the Dolby surround stream was in sync for me but the 5.1 was out of sync (Casino Royale). So if you play it on your PC you will likely use the Dolby surround stream (stereo) and so will look to be in sync but as soon as you play it via a 5.1 system it will use the alternative stream an...
by Abulia
Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:48 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)
Replies: 284
Views: 59252

Re: Help Me, Before I go Crazy!

Cavalicious wrote:...Before I go insane, someone, anyone, please do a sanity check for me:
I can do this tonight if you'd like another source.

Note that I stream from a dedicated NAS on an N-only network to my ATV. If you'd like me to do this as sync-only, I can.
by Abulia
Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:29 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...
Replies: 70
Views: 15321

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

@ Cav or dynaflash: Have either of you done any "blind" quality tests? I ask because I've spent the last week fiddling with encodes and settings and on my equipment, doing pixel-by-pixel comparisons, I'm finding no difference with bframes at 6, bframes off, reference frames high, etc. It s...
by Abulia
Sat Feb 23, 2008 6:02 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Best possible quality for Apple TV 2 (Anamorphic,etc), Tests
Replies: 7
Views: 2291

Re: Best possible quality for Apple TV 2 (Anamorphic,etc), Tests

You're going to want to take a look at the Devices forum where this conversation is already happening.

Also, be prepared to be chastised as such by a mod or dev.
by Abulia
Sat Feb 23, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Presets and the Devs plan
Replies: 8
Views: 1550

Re: Presets and the Devs plan

I wouldn't hold off, expecting any great new, "super" preset. The reality is that the default ATV preset, on a quality setting of your choice, is probably going to be good enough. You have to be a hard-core videophile or want to eek out every last bit of detail for those standard settings ...
by Abulia
Fri Feb 22, 2008 6:45 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: A simple thanks
Replies: 24
Views: 4101

Re: A simple thanks

I too would like to voice my thanks and appreciation.

Actually, I'd like to donate if at all possible but damn you all and your high moral standards! :D
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:54 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip
Replies: 568
Views: 331620

Re: READ ME / POST HERE if a specific DVD/Movie won't rip

After the next release, we may need to scrub the list and start anew. Maybe with a little more specifics on what "won't rip" really means. Not sure how akilez got CR to rip without any problems; just tried it myself and chapter one is messed up with a bad audio sync in the pre-credits. St...
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:29 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic - Strict Vs Loose
Replies: 10
Views: 12549

Re: Anamorphic - Strict Vs Loose

Heh. I stream from a 2TB NAS with fault-tolerance. The only way to fly! :) Can you describe your setup? I don't want to stream from my Mac because I don't want to have it running all the time. A NAS is another issue though... Sure. I picked up an HP MediaSmart Server. It's basically a nice 4-drive ...
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 10:08 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...
Replies: 70
Views: 15321

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

Trust me, I am sure we'll find out through alot of testing in the next few days ;) < is thinking of upping bframes to somewhere in the 8 or 9 category, just for kicks > I turned up ref to 6 and had no problems on the ATV or my iPhone. At 68 quality I couldn't see any quality difference using bframe...
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 6:09 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...
Replies: 70
Views: 15321

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

The past few days I've been trying a number of settings, versions of Cav's settings, dynaflash's, etc. It feels kinda silly blowing them up to 2x size and comparing the pores on an actor's face for which is better. :) And, ultimately, they're all *really* close. A few things that I've learned via my...
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:34 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Anamorphic - Strict Vs Loose
Replies: 10
Views: 12549

Re: Anamorphic - Strict Vs Loose

Maury Markowitz wrote:Of course I'm still second guessing one thing... should I get the 40 and drop a 250 GB drive in it? Or just buy the 160?
Heh. I stream from a 2TB NAS with fault-tolerance. The only way to fly! :)

(Okay, not the only way, but it is damn cool!) 8)
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:33 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: 5.1 Issue? Can't test ...
Replies: 4
Views: 1002

Re: 5.1 Issue? Can't test ...

Is it possible that your AC-3 is only a 2 channel track? (Like an older DVD.) What did you encode and what audio options did you select?
by Abulia
Thu Feb 21, 2008 12:20 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...
Replies: 70
Views: 15321

Re: Video quality settings for @TV Take 2...

Hello, I'm Cavalicious...and I'm a HandBraker. I've been clean 18 hours now... I'm Abulia and I've been a HandBrake user and lurker on these forums for about a year. And I'm not clean at all! :D Seemed as good as place as any to uncloak and pronounce my appreciation to the HB team. I've been follow...