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by nightstrm
Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:39 am
Forum: Bugs
Topic: AC3 5.1 Sound Issues
Replies: 8
Views: 802

Re: AC3 5.1 Sound Issues

Just want to make sure I understand the current state of things... Should I use The DTS-HD track or the DTS track (I assume this is the core) when converting bluray audio to AC3 (@640kbps)? Based on what I've read in this thread, Im thinking the DTS core is "safer".
by nightstrm
Tue Jun 07, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: 1920x1080 to 1080x720
Replies: 7
Views: 952

Re: 1920x1080 to 1080x720

As long as it is cropping correctly (i.e. the 40 pixels are black bars), I'd suggest leaving it set to automatic. No reason to waste bits encoding a black bar.
by nightstrm
Thu Jun 02, 2011 1:14 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Which Audio-Track to choose on BD?
Replies: 3
Views: 504

Re: Which Audio-Track to choose on BD?

You pretty much nailed it. Though if the BD has a TrueHD track, this should be used for the 2-channel downmix. In order to have access to TrueHD tracks, you'll need the nightly build (see the announcement at the top of every subforum). The nightly will also let you select DTS-HD tracks, but there's...
by nightstrm
Wed May 04, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Audio bitrate advice for A4 devices
Replies: 4
Views: 637

Re: Audio bitrate advice for A4 devices

If it were me, I would encode the stereo PCM track using CoreAudio AAC at 320kbps (for iPhone/iPad playback). Further, I would convert the DTS track to AC3 at 640kbps (for AppleTV playback). I'm not too concerned with file size, and keeping as much of the audio quality as possible is a high priority...
by nightstrm
Wed May 04, 2011 1:46 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: AppleTV 2 the best all-around preset?
Replies: 11
Views: 3015

Re: AppleTV 2 the best all-around preset?

The appletv2 preset uses advanced x264 features that are not compatible with the appletv1.
by nightstrm
Tue Apr 19, 2011 1:10 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3392

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

Thanks for the info; I may have to give your workflow a shot in order to (finally) complete ripping my Bluray/HDDVD collection.
by nightstrm
Sun Apr 17, 2011 3:39 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode
Replies: 25
Views: 3392

Re: Problem with Eagles HD-DVD transcode

[11:15:39] scan: could not get a decoded picture [vc1 @ 0x102815400] Interlaced frames/fields support is not implemented ffmpeg (and therefore Handbrake) cannot currently handle interlaced vc1. There are ways to deinterlace the video before feeding it into Handbrake, but I honestly haven't taken th...
by nightstrm
Thu Mar 10, 2011 3:55 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Rejected] Forced Chapter markers
Replies: 4
Views: 724

Re: [Rejected] Forced Chapter markers

Subler on the Mac has this ability now IIRC.
by nightstrm
Sun Mar 06, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Blu-Ray DTS-HD to AC3
Replies: 6
Views: 1049

Re: Blu-Ray DTS-HD to AC3

Currently, you cannot put a DTS soundtrack in the MP4 container. 640kbps AC3 is the best you're going to do.
by nightstrm
Thu Feb 03, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: no anamorphic blu rays? (encode 1080p anamorphic?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: no anamorphic blu rays? (encode 1080p anamorphic?)

mduell wrote:Since 720 and 1280 are both mod16, the modulus doesn't really matter.
Good point; I forgot we were talking exclusively about HD sources.
by nightstrm
Thu Feb 03, 2011 6:33 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: no anamorphic blu rays? (encode 1080p anamorphic?)
Replies: 8
Views: 1023

Re: no anamorphic blu rays? (encode 1080p anamorphic?)

That's basically what I do, except I use mod2.
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What does "AC3 pass through" with "DTS"?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: What does "AC3 pass through" with "DTS"?

So this is a bug!? There should be no "AC3 Passthrough" for DTS-Streams... Not sure if I'd classify it as a bug. I believe it is this way to accommodate presets -- i.e. you can use the same preset regardless of if the source has an AC3 or DTS soundtrack. Since your source only has a DTS soundtrack,...
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 31, 2011 1:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: What does "AC3 pass through" with "DTS"?
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Re: What does "AC3 pass through" with "DTS"?

The only way you can get an AC3 soundtrack from a DTS input is to re-encode. As of .9.5, Handbrake has the ability to do this; it is a key feature for those of us who encode HD sources like HDDVD and Bluray for platforms that do not support DTS (like the AppleTV).
by nightstrm
Fri Jan 28, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Apple TV / Itunes HD Icon
Replies: 6
Views: 958

Re: Apple TV / Itunes HD Icon

I believe the HD tag needs to be explicitly set now (this wasn't always the case). Subler on the Mac can do this, I think MetaX for Windows can as well.
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 24, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Dolby TruHD/DTS HD-MA
Replies: 5
Views: 789

Re: Dolby TruHD/DTS HD-MA

Not in MP4, and I'm pretty sure not in MKV... it will use the core AC3/DTS track.
by nightstrm
Sun Jan 23, 2011 9:35 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Just a General Question About Handbrake and Blu-Ray Encoding
Replies: 16
Views: 3567

Re: Just a General Question About Handbrake and Blu-Ray Enco

An uncompressed BD movie is typically 20-40GB, but can be larger. The entire disc is 50GB. The duration to rip depends on your drive, but is typically 40min to 1hr for an unmodified drive. BD drives are all RipLock'ed. There are firmware hacks that can remove this and get ripping time down to aroun...
by nightstrm
Tue Jan 18, 2011 12:46 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large Blocking
Replies: 45
Views: 6066

Re: Large Blocking

handbrakeuser2011 wrote:
s55 wrote:no.
Will it be fixed for the next Windows GUI/CLI nightly?
As of this post, it has not been checked into SVN yet... it won't appear in a nightly until the change has been checked in.

And no, I don't know when that will happen.
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:17 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Rejected] Auto add chapter function
Replies: 5
Views: 783

Re: REQ: Auto add chapter function

FYI, the latest version of subler can do this for you if you're on a Mac.
by nightstrm
Thu Jan 13, 2011 4:13 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: Asynchronous problem with new 0.95
Replies: 17
Views: 1588

Re: Asynchronous problem with new 0.95

Encode log?
by nightstrm
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:05 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large Blocking
Replies: 45
Views: 6066

Re: Large Blocking

I should note that I did not feed the BR structure directly into Handbrake, I extracted the streams via eac3to (converting to AC3 at the same time) and remuxed with tsMuxer before feeding the m2ts into Handbrake. That probably doesn't matter. The bug is in the H.264 decoder, not in the demuxer (Han...
by nightstrm
Thu Jan 13, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Interlaced frames/fields support is not implemented
Replies: 32
Views: 5491

Re: Interlaced frames/fields support is not implemented

I have one disc (a concert Bluray from Nine Inch Nails) that is interlaced VC-1... does anyone know a free way to get this into a format that Handbrake will accept? I'm on a Mac, but a Windows solution would be acceptable too; I don't want to buy Flip4Mac Pro to use it once for this.
by nightstrm
Thu Jan 13, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Windows
Topic: Large Blocking
Replies: 45
Views: 6066

Re: Large Blocking

I encoded both "The Social Network" and "Beauty and the Beast", both from a Bluray source and featuring h.264 video and did not see this occur, but will keep an eye on other discs as I am reconverting my HD collection for AppleTV2. I should note that I did not feed the BR structure directly into Han...
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 10, 2011 8:20 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Encoding for A4 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, tv 2)
Replies: 185
Views: 101262

Re: Encoding for A4 devices (iPad, iPhone 4, tv 2)

Thanks Rodeo. Is there a good reason for choosing modulus 2 over anamorphic strict or vice versa? Also, what setting would you recommend for HD sources? I use custom anamorphic, 1280x720 mod 2, for my encodes from HD-DVD and Bluray sources. Doesn't really help improve output on the AppleTV, but doe...
by nightstrm
Sat Jan 08, 2011 2:33 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Subtitles from Bluray are still not recognised
Replies: 20
Views: 2951

Re: Subtitles from Bluray are still not recognised

Rome wasn't built in a day.
by nightstrm
Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:24 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Foreign Language Audio Track not available on Apple TV
Replies: 8
Views: 1056

Re: Foreign Language Audio Track not available on Apple TV

I have used Handbrake for years with excellent results. Whenever possible I include the Spanish track in the rip. I use either the Universal or Apple TV presets, selecting Track 1 as English (AC3) (5.1ch), AAC (Core Audio) and Track 2 Espanol (AC3) (5.1 ch) and AC3 Passthru. Those setting may not h...