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by discless
Sat Mar 16, 2013 11:45 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Minimum requirements for 1st gen AppleTV support?
Replies: 5
Views: 959

Re: Minimum requirements for 1st gen AppleTV support?

I'm sticking with the 1st gen Apple TV for the sole reason that it has an internal hard drive and doesn't require me to use a machine as a server. All of my media is in iTunes on my iMac, for ease of synchronization with devices (iPad/iPhone). Since the original Apple TV behaves like an iPod as far...
by discless
Wed Mar 06, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: combine files
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: combine files

The appropriate tool varies by format. mkvmerge is a popular option; it may be possible for you to use depending on your input and output formats, which you haven't specified. Sorry for the delayed response. I did not specify which formats, because my history of using the feature in VisualHub did n...
by discless
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:56 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: combine files
Replies: 6
Views: 629

Re: combine files

with what?
by discless
Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:16 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: combine files
Replies: 6
Views: 629

combine files

The orphaned Mac program VisualHub (based upon the FFMPEG engine) has the ability to transcode two files and combine them together.

Does Handbrake have this capability?
by discless
Wed Dec 26, 2012 7:44 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

Ah, it was folly to try to move this over to BluRay; as my nickname indicates...

I have given up and used Handbrake to transcode it to my AppleTV2. I used the AppleTV3 setting and it looks terrific and the 5.1 sounds great on my Samsung Surround Sound in a Box...
by discless
Mon Dec 24, 2012 6:04 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

Will Handbrake export the raw H.264 stream? Or other suggestions, such as FFMPEGX or others on Mac?
by discless
Mon Dec 24, 2012 7:24 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

NOTE: The m2ts file will work in Toast to BR without any further encoding. The MP4 file triggers further encoding in Toast.
by discless
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:32 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

Here is a link to download both files:

https://www.yousendit.com/download/WUJZ ... a044SjhUQw
by discless
Sun Dec 23, 2012 8:13 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

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by discless
Sun Dec 23, 2012 7:11 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

Re: preset for bluray

Report for file: 20120312_115501.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
Sun Dec 23, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: preset for bluray
Replies: 9
Views: 1205

preset for bluray

I am able to use the raw output of my Haupaugge HDPVR-1212 for 720p/5.1 and use Toast 10 to burn it to BluRay format on a DVD-DL (with no further encoding required) so that I can play it on my Samsung BR player. I want to take some high definition 720p content with 5.1 sound from another source and ...
by discless
Tue Apr 10, 2012 11:08 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Video Passthrough
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Re: Video Passthrough

Access to tools...
by discless
Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:57 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Video Passthrough
Replies: 2
Views: 500

Video Passthrough

For those of us waiting for Handbrake to add video passthrough to its feature list (and hobbling along with the legacy VideoHub in the meantime), there is now MP4Tools:

http://www.emmgunn.com/mp4tools/mp4toolshome.html

True quick video and audio, as necessary, passthrough.
by discless
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:51 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: aTV 2 profile play on aTV1?
Replies: 5
Views: 929

Re: aTV 2 profile play on aTV1?

The ATV2 setting should result in a noticeable difference on 1280x720 files that have a framerate of greater than 25 fps.

For frame rates of 25 or lower, the difference is primarily in smaller file size.
by discless
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:46 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: HD Preset for Apple TV & Apple TV 2?
Replies: 10
Views: 1709

Re: HD Preset for Apple TV & Apple TV 2?

Use the AppleTV preset. If your source's framerate is <= 25 fps, increase the resolution manually. If you don't want to do it each time, create a custom preset based on the AppleTV preset. What if the source is greater than 25fps? Is there anything I can do via Handbrake? Thanks again! k. The ATVFl...
by discless
Mon Oct 17, 2011 11:31 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: Advice on why this won't play on Apple TV (1st Gen)
Replies: 5
Views: 841

Re: Advice on why this won't play on Apple TV (1st Gen)

What are the files names? How were they ripped or transcoded? What version of iTunes? Can you post the complete Media Inspector output for both? Are you saying that it WILL stream from iTunes on the AppleTV1 (via Home Sharing)? "On the ATV1, they just don't show via my linked library, and when I try...
by discless
Wed Jul 13, 2011 6:53 am
Forum: Mac
Topic: Yikes. .mkv to .mp4 with 5.1 no re encode.
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Yikes. .mkv to .mp4 with 5.1 no re encode.

Downloaded Subler and it is sure easy to use for this purpose...

Does allow the change AC-3 to AAC, but does not seem to allow for both; unless both already exist.
by discless
Tue Jul 12, 2011 8:35 pm
Forum: Mac
Topic: Yikes. .mkv to .mp4 with 5.1 no re encode.
Replies: 8
Views: 793

Re: Yikes. .mkv to .mp4 with 5.1 no re encode.

Si: Can you send me a small sample of one of your 1080p files, so that I can experiment on it for you (and me, too!). Basically you want to move the audio and video from the mkv container to the mp4 (m4v) container. I suspect that the legacy program VisualHub (based upon the ffmpegx program) may do ...
by discless
Thu Jun 23, 2011 10:39 pm
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: An apology is in order - the original post should be unlockd
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

Re: An apology is in order - the original post should be unl

Because the people who provide support do so for free, their motivation comes primarily (if not completely) from the feeling of accomplishment they get from helping someone out. If that person being helped makes the act of providing support harder than it needs to be (the most common cause is being...
by discless
Thu Jun 23, 2011 8:50 am
Forum: Tiki Bar
Topic: An apology is in order - the original post should be unlockd
Replies: 5
Views: 1037

An apology is in order - the original post should be unlockd

The preset you described is not compatible with the unmodified original AppleTV. Yet, these videos are synced by iTunes and play on the unmodified original AppleTV. We don't need more of your [Censored]. Your AppleTV is modified, you said so yourself... weightp will cause severe visual artifacts du...
by discless
Wed Jun 22, 2011 9:15 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

The preset you described is not compatible with the unmodified original AppleTV. Yet, these videos are synced by iTunes and play on the unmodified original AppleTV. Maybe this modification to the AppleTV2 setting is an undocumented boost to the quality of files that can play on the original AppleTV...
by discless
Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:13 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: Playing Max quality file on AppleTV 2 and modified Apple

My aim is to transcode the HD output of the HD-PVR so as to obtain the maximum quality afforded by the AppleTV 2 setting, while being able to continue to play the same file on [the] AppleTV Classic. Philosophical question; no need to reply if too busy! Curious -- after going through all of this eff...
by discless
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

setting maximum resolution

So Kewl!

THANKS!
by discless
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:35 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC

Yes, indeed, I mis-spoke...

Let me restate the question:

How do I modify the AppleTV(2) preset so that it always limits the resolution to a max. width of 960 pixels; as does the AppleTV(1) preset. Thank you!
by discless
Tue Jun 21, 2011 11:22 pm
Forum: Devices and Presets
Topic: AppleTV 2nd generation but turn off CABAC
Replies: 21
Views: 2086

Re: setting maximum resolution

You can't. Else the AppleTV preset would already be using it. The original AppleTV preset does indeed have it: Feed it 1280x720@30fps and you will get 960x540 output. Feed it 1280x720@24fps and you will get 1280x720 output. So what modification do I need to do to the AppleTV2 preset to get the same...