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by nightstrm
Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:48 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 1280 x 720 or 960 x 540 for Apple TV (1)?
Replies: 4
Views: 843

Re: 1280 x 720 or 960 x 540 for Apple TV (1)?

As long as the content is 24fps, 1280x720 will work on the AppleTV1.

The reason the preset uses 960x540 is to maintain compatibility with sources > 24fps.
by nightstrm
Mon Jan 03, 2011 6:23 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.
Replies: 42
Views: 7467

Re: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.

I've long found that performing both save and optimize in subler (I use it for tagging) results in smoother playback for hd files, both with the appletv v1 and v2, and especially when soft subtitles are present. I'd recommend doing it for any encodes targeting the iOS platform; it only takes a few m...
by nightstrm
Tue Dec 21, 2010 6:43 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.
Replies: 42
Views: 7467

Re: iTunes + 1080p + AC3 + Apple TV 2 + Projector.

Hi there, "You'll have to have seperate files, one 1080p and one tv2 compatible." I'm not sure that's the case. I've read on this forum that the apple TV can play 1080p itunes files. It just downres's them, so as far as I know I'd just need 1 1080p .m4v, etc. From what I can recall, there was a lot...
by nightstrm
Thu Dec 02, 2010 4:49 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: New vs Old Apple TV Presets
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: New vs Old Apple TV Presets

In the testing done so far, vbv-maxrate and vbv-bufsize has not been needed to ensure smooth playback when streaming. Personally, I stream everything via 802.11n and have had no playback issues with SD or HD material encoded without these limits in place.
by nightstrm
Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:32 pm
Forum: Bugs
Topic: [invalid] Number of Previews Mismatch?
Replies: 9
Views: 1097

Re: Number of Previews Mismatch?

The preview images are only used by the program and/or user to assist with crop settings and encoding options (filters, etc). Your settings won't change when you start the encode.
by nightstrm
Wed Dec 01, 2010 3:31 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Only convertin from mpg to mov - no compression same quality
Replies: 5
Views: 491

Re: Only convertin from mpg to mov - no compression same qua

thanks for your answer. i need to convert the mpg-2 layer in one of this formats MP4, DV, Apple Intermediate Codec, h.264, Photo supportet by imovie. someone hav done this before? regards If your goal is to get it into iMovie, Handbrake is not the tool for you. More information (including an altern...
by nightstrm
Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:49 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: what command-line tool reports MP4 chapter markers?
Replies: 2
Views: 605

Re: what command-line tool reports MP4 chapter markers?

First of all, thank you developers, Handbrake is excellent! I use Handbrake to encode from DVD titles to iPod/iPhone MP4 files. My question is about the chapter markers. The chapter markers work properly when playing back a file in VLC, etc. However, I'm looking for a shell-friendly way to tell how...
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 30, 2010 4:43 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Any chance of subwoofer support in AAC downsampling?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Any chance of subwoofer support in AAC downsampling?

Because of your wording, I think I get it. DPL2 itself doesn't support the .1 of the 5.1, so handbrake won't support it. Sound right? Dolby recommends ignoring LFE information when downmixing a 5.1 source to DPL2 unless you are certain that it contains unique information that is not included in any...
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 30, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Any chance of subwoofer support in AAC downsampling?
Replies: 6
Views: 778

Re: Any chance of subwoofer support in AAC downsampling?

mas5acre wrote:Just wondering about subwoofer support, as its the only thing keeping me away from handbrake and have used this awesome program before I realized there was no subwoofer support.
If you're talking about downmixing to DPL2, Handbrake adheres to the recommendations from Dolby and ignores the LFE track.
by nightstrm
Mon Nov 29, 2010 8:52 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: anamophic for 4:3 material?
Replies: 30
Views: 2528

Re: anamophic for 4:3 material?

dorito wrote:so in short i should use strict on every dvd encode i do?

thanks
Sure, if your playback device supports it.
by nightstrm
Sun Nov 28, 2010 2:09 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: anamophic for 4:3 material?
Replies: 30
Views: 2528

Re: anamophic for 4:3 material?

mduell wrote:Modern devices are capable enough that resizing isn't necessary.
This.
by nightstrm
Sat Nov 27, 2010 2:01 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: anamophic for 4:3 material?
Replies: 30
Views: 2528

Re: anamophic for 4:3 material?

So which is recommend by the cummumity strike, loose or none for as sources? So in the case of hi def encodes am I getting a higher quality file by using custom anamorphic to change the 1280 by 528 into 1280 by 720? Does anyone else here do this? Thanks Yes, there are a few of us that do that. I've...
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 23, 2010 3:23 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Here they all come...
Replies: 3
Views: 590

Re: Here they all come...

Who comes up with these settings?!?!? :?
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 23, 2010 1:37 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Full DVD Quality Rips
Replies: 18
Views: 3131

Re: Full DVD Quality Rips

Thanks for the quick reply TedJ. However, I tried your suggestion for RF=18, 16, 14, and even 12. I even used the settings I was previously using except with those same RF settings. In each case I found my original settings with ABR=4096 looked the best (at least to me... and I am extremely picky)....
by nightstrm
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:33 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?
Replies: 24
Views: 6928

Re: From DVD to MP4 - Best picture quality?

Anyone? For the few remaining DVDs I have to convert, I typically use the high profile preset with strict anamorphic and an RF of either 20 or 19.5 (depending on content). I gave up on trying to find the "perfect" Handbrake settings long ago as I've found myself re-encoding significant portions of ...
by nightstrm
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:26 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Ripping BluRay has about 30 small files
Replies: 7
Views: 1118

Re: Ripping BluRay has about 30 small files

any ideas? I am using the lastest stable nightly build. should i try the unstable one? There is no such thing as a "stable" or "unstable" nightly build. If you are referring to the old snapshot builds, then yes you'll likely want to update to the new nightly build and give it a try. The Bluray disc...
by nightstrm
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: General Questions
Topic: Any ETA on forced subtitles for blu ray?
Replies: 2
Views: 374

Re: Any ETA on forced subtitles for blu ray?

Looking around the forum, you will find a few devs that have expressed interest in working on this, but have other commitments/life that take precedence. Just like the AC3 encoding functionality that was recently added, if you're patient it'll arrive eventually.
by nightstrm
Wed Nov 17, 2010 1:21 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Apple TV preset - why 960 max width?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Apple TV preset - why 960 max width?

Can someone explain why the Apple TV preset has a maximum width of 960? The Apple TV can handle 1280 width video so why not use that? Is it purely in the interest of reducing file size? The AppleTV v1 doesnt support 720p30, so the preset ensures device compatibility. With the latest firmware update...
by nightstrm
Sun Nov 14, 2010 3:27 am
Forum: General Questions
Topic: No AVI/XviD Support?
Replies: 9
Views: 10433

Re: No AVI/XviD Support?

You felt the need to bump a thread from a year ago to state your (misguided) opinion?
by nightstrm
Sat Nov 13, 2010 4:00 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Apple TV preset - why 960 max width?
Replies: 3
Views: 973

Re: Apple TV preset - why 960 max width?

InsanelyOne wrote:Can someone explain why the Apple TV preset has a maximum width of 960? The Apple TV can handle 1280 width video so why not use that? Is it purely in the interest of reducing file size?
The AppleTV v1 doesnt support 720p30, so the preset ensures device compatibility.
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:40 pm
Forum: Feature Requests
Topic: [Rejected] Video passthrough support
Replies: 21
Views: 4410

Re: Video passthrough support

Long time user, first time poster. All this talk about scopecreep makes me wonder whose been running things over here. I've watched this program go through tough times as people squabbled and forked and unforked, but splitting hairs about muxing? It seems kind of small coming from programmers that ...
by nightstrm
Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:11 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Does it hurt to leave Detelecine and Decomb on?
Replies: 4
Views: 885

Re: Does it hurt to leave Detelecine and Decomb on?

I tend to leave them on for DVD sources, but turn them off for HDDVD/Bluray sources (unless I know they will be needed, which is very rarely... maybe once in about 100 or so encodes so far). This results in a slight bump in encode speed.
by nightstrm
Tue Nov 02, 2010 1:24 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Help with AppleTV settings. Anyone with AppleTV experience.
Replies: 1
Views: 1254

Re: Help with AppleTV settings. Anyone with AppleTV experien

Hi all, I just called Apple but was unable to get any definitive answers, therefore I would like to get advice from people that have already purchased the new generation AppleTV. #1 I would like to know the best way to encode my movies using Handbrake. At the moment I'm using the AppleTV Legacy pre...
by nightstrm
Fri Oct 22, 2010 1:18 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: no compression = faster?
Replies: 10
Views: 726

Re: no compression = faster?

This isn't an option in Handbrake.