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by discless
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:08 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

setting maximum resolution

I need one more change to get this to work on the AppleTV Classic without the "fool iTunes" trick:

How can I set it so that the maximum resolution is automatically always 960 x 540 when the fps rate is > 25? Thanks!
by discless
Thu May 05, 2011 10:55 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: conversion from Hauppauge HDPVR 1212 to AppleTV
Replies: 4
Views: 682

Re: conversion from Hauppauge HDPVR 1212 to AppleTV

Yes, thank you. Some of my conversions are 24fps and of course I do not want them manually adjusted to 29.97. But I may not remember every time I convert from the HDPVR... How do I modify the AppleTV default setting so that it works every time without manual modification, and return it to true Apple...
by discless
Wed May 04, 2011 10:25 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: conversion from Hauppauge HDPVR 1212 to AppleTV
Replies: 4
Views: 682

conversion from Hauppauge HDPVR 1212 to AppleTV

Original file: *** MediaInfo Mac // Plain text file report 2011-05-04 15:09:15 -0700 Information for File: 20110503_163220.m2ts General / Container Stream # 1 Total Video Streams for this File -> 1 Total Audio Streams for this File -> 1 Video Codecs Used -> AVC Audio Codecs Used -> AC3 File Format -...
by discless
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1
Replies: 8
Views: 1590

Re: New AppleTV 2 preset for AppleTV 1

jnyberg wrote:I see. Has the Apple TV (1) preset then been updated in anyway in this new version of Handbrake?
See also this topic discussion:

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=19582
by discless
Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:27 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: **Updated** Bluray Ripping & Encoding (A Total Mac Solution)
Replies: 68
Views: 129613

Re: Bluray Ripping & Encoding (A Total Mac Solution)

Do the later versions of the Mac Mini read BD discs or do you use an external drive.

If external; any advice?
by discless
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: The best surround sound setting for Apple TV
Replies: 6
Views: 3399

AppleTV as 5.1 DTS music player

The current AppleTV default setting (version 0.9.5) will give you the best result: First audio track: Codec - AAC (Core Audio); Mixdown - Dolby Pro Logic II Second audio track: Codec - AC3 passthru; Mixdown - AC3 passthru My DVD rips play full 5.1 surround sound from the digital output of my AppleTV...
by discless
Tue Feb 08, 2011 1:01 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Playing Max quality file on AppleTV 2 and modified AppleTV 1

Why would you need to do such a thing? Rodeo: thank you for all of your continued assistance! I am creating a so-called AppleTV 1.5 default setting: I own two AppleTVs: A 2nd Generation and a 1st Generation "modified" to include: a) AFP, so that I can move files directly to the AppleTV Classic's ha...
by discless
Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:45 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Re: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

How can I use the AppleTV 2nd generation setting and turn off B frames? The options under Advanced for B frames are a bit more challenging that just turning off CABAC. Do I turn both Pyramidal and Adaptive off? Thank you! Just set bframes to 0 and don't worry about the rest... however this thread i...
by discless
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Re: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

How can I use the AppleTV 2nd generation setting and turn off B frames?

The options under Advanced for B frames are a bit more challenging that just turning off CABAC.

Do I turn both Pyramidal and Adaptive off?

Thank you!
by discless
Mon Feb 07, 2011 10:23 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

Re: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

I am trying it now: Thank you!
by discless
Mon Feb 07, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2062

AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

Is there a way to select the AppleTV 2nd generation setting, but turn off CABAC, so that it uses CAVLC coding instead? Thank you.
by discless
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:51 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 0.9.5 AppleTV Legacy vs. AppleTV (1Gen)
Replies: 5
Views: 871

Re: 0.9.5 AppleTV Legacy vs. AppleTV (1Gen)

Thank you for the quick reply.

What is the practical effect of one over the other, so that I will know which one to choose?

I am currently encoding my first attempt with the new 1Gen AppleTV setting and will subjectively compare it to previous encodings...
by discless
Fri Jan 14, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: 0.9.5 AppleTV Legacy vs. AppleTV (1Gen)
Replies: 5
Views: 871

0.9.5 AppleTV Legacy vs. AppleTV (1Gen)

What are the differences in using the AppleTV Legacy preset vs the new setting for the 1st Generation AppleTV? Thank you.
by discless
Mon Aug 09, 2010 7:28 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: max 960x540 HD resolution for AppleTV
Replies: 4
Views: 995

Re: max 960x540 HD resolution for AppleTV

Great replies; thank you!
by discless
Sun Aug 08, 2010 6:15 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: max 960x540 HD resolution for AppleTV
Replies: 4
Views: 995

max 960x540 HD resolution for AppleTV

In comments to his recent review of El Gato's Turbo.264HD software only product, the author from MacWorld suggests that Handbrake will only transcode up to 960x540 even if the frame rate is 24fps (and hence the AppleTV will support 1280x720). He used a sample episode of Glee at 24fps for some of his...
by discless
Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:10 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: DVD does not complete after 100% encoded
Replies: 2
Views: 532

Re: DVD does not complete after 100% encoded

Your suggestion of uncheching "use dvdnav" worked! Thanks!
by discless
Fri Jul 23, 2010 5:34 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: DVD does not complete after 100% encoded
Replies: 2
Views: 532

DVD does not complete after 100% encoded

I recently purchased a documentary on DVD in NTSC format directly from the European producers. I notice that the DVD was authored to contain only one chapter that is the full length of the program (85 minutes). I also notice that the post "Problem w/ decoding DVD w/ 1 60-min ch vs. 6 10-min chs." al...
by discless
Sat Apr 24, 2010 7:08 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Crash when ripping Panasonic DVD Recorder DVD-R
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Re: Crash when ripping Panasonic DVD Recorder DVD-R

That did the trick!

As always: you are the bomb!
by discless
Sat Apr 24, 2010 6:37 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Adding to Queue crashes HandBrake
Replies: 0
Views: 298

Adding to Queue crashes HandBrake

On TV episodic DVDs I like to add each episode to the Queue and then start the transcoding. But on some rips HandBrake crashes when I attempt to change the episode (title) or change the file name. I use the AppleTV default with two changes: Deinterlace-Slow and generally turning off the 2nd Audio tr...
by discless
Fri Apr 23, 2010 11:28 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Crash when ripping Panasonic DVD Recorder DVD-R
Replies: 2
Views: 294

Crash when ripping Panasonic DVD Recorder DVD-R

I have archived some TV episodes to a single layer DVD-R using my Panasonic DVD Recorder set at EP mode to obtain 6 hours of content. It accomplishes this by reducing both the resolution to 352x240 (320x240 anamorphic) and bitrate, with of course a reduction in quality. I use the AppleTV default set...
by discless
Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:05 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: VHS tapes to JPEG
Replies: 7
Views: 1551

Re: VHS tapes to JPEG

I assume that you mean VHS to digital, and mpeg-2 or mpeg-4 at that: I have used a Panasonic VHS --> DVD Recorder combo unit for years. I record to a DVD-RW and copy the resulting DVD to my Mac Mini. I then use MPEG Streamclip to edit and/or convert to h.264 for my library and AppleTV. I then erase ...
by discless
Sat Jan 30, 2010 3:59 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: VHS home movies to DVDS .
Replies: 3
Views: 707

Re: VHS home movies to DVDs

Combo VHS to DVD Recorder I have used a Panasonic model for years. I like the Panasonic models, because they support 640x480 at the 4 hour as well as 2 hour mode (but at a lower bit rate), so that longer programming can still look as good as the original VHS. Many of my VHS' are as much as 30 years ...
by discless
Sat Jan 30, 2010 2:00 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4
Replies: 148
Views: 77966

Re: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4

Fair response, but "simple" is relative, as much of the posts in this thread will attest to... I just assumed that perhaps McFunkerson wanted a complete answer, if he really wanted to utilize the 1280x720 @ 30fps option. And if he does, using the "fool iTunes" trick is very simple: Create the "nothi...
by discless
Sat Jan 30, 2010 1:26 am
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4
Replies: 148
Views: 77966

Re: AppleTV Custom Presets - 0.9.4

a) Has Apple's official limits been tested, can you push 1280x720 @ 30fps and still run ok? Yes, it's been tested. If you want 1280 x 720 resolution, framerate may only go up to 25.00 fps. Technically that is an incomplete answer -- the question is really: (a) can the stock AppleTV play 1280x720 @ ...