My goal is to move my DVDs (Movies and TV/Anime) over to my multimedia computer. Playback will be either on my LCD monitor or my HD projector. Because of this I'm less concerned with encoding time and file size and am focusing mostly on video/audio quality. I should mention that I'm very new to this!
I'm using HandbrakeCLI v0.9.2 from the Windows XP w/ SP3 command console via batch file for multiple episode dvds and full movies. I successfully encoded all five episodes of an anime DVD yesterday and am happy with the quality. I used a slightly different command setup for the anime rip than I have listed below. Specifically, I set the bframes=16 as the documentation said it was more optimal for animated content.
I should also mention, I'm using both DVD43 and DVD Decrypter depending upon my input type. (Some of my movies are already in .iso form on my HDD, most will be ripped directly from DVDs, and in the case of the log below I ripped the movie to my HDD in file format with DVD Decrypter.)
Last night I attempted my first movie and have run into the same problem three times now. Specifically, HandbrakeCLI hangs midway through the 2nd pass. After force quitting I'm left with incomplete encodes ranging from 380mb-420mb, give or take. Because the hangs occured at roughly 20-30% completion and the files were only 400mb I assume I'm not in jeopardy of hitting the 32bit file cap. One of these such files actually played in VLC. The audio, video, and subtitles (foreign film) all were working in this partial file.
Here is the contents of my batch file for the failed encode. I pieced it together after pouring over the HandbrakeCLI documentation and various forum posts.
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PAUSE HandBrakeCLI -i D:\Lady_Vengeance\VIDEO_TS -t 4 -o C:\Lady.Vengeance.mp4 -I -e x264 -E acc -b 2300 -2 -p -B 192 -a 1 -s 1 -T --crop 0:0:0:0 x ref=3:mixed-refs:bframes=13:bime:weightb:b-rdo:direct=auto:me=umh:me-range=64:subme=7:analyse=all:8x8dct:filter=0,0:trellis=1:no-dct-decimate:no-fast-pskip:cabac -V
If any further info is required, please let me know and I'll do my best to provide it.
OK, onto the log...
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Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. D:\DVD>eq D:\DVD>PAUSE Press any key to continue . . . D:\DVD>HandBrakeCLI -i D:\Lady_Vengeance\VIDEO_TS -t 4 -o C:\Lady.Vengeance.mp4 -I -e x264 -E acc -b 2300 -2 -p -B 192 -a 1 -s 1 -T --crop 0:0:0:0 x ref=3:mixed -refs:bframes=13:bime:weightb:b-rdo:direct=auto:me=umh:me-range=64:subme=7:analy se=all:8x8dct:filter=0,0:trellis=1:no-dct-decimate:no-fast-pskip:cabac -V HandBrake 0.9.2 (2008021900) - http://handbrake.m0k.org/ 2 CPUs detected Opening D:\Lady_Vengeance\VIDEO_TS... Scanning title 4... + title 4: + vts 4, ttn 1, cells 0->15 (2549555 blocks) + duration: 01:55:01 + size: 720x480, aspect: 1.78, 29.970 fps + autocrop: 54/58/0/0 + chapters: + 1: cells 0->0, 231577 blocks, duration 00:10:11 + 2: cells 1->1, 123102 blocks, duration 00:05:36 + 3: cells 2->2, 111110 blocks, duration 00:04:54 + 4: cells 3->3, 117948 blocks, duration 00:06:10 + 5: cells 4->4, 165283 blocks, duration 00:07:25 + 6: cells 5->5, 229146 blocks, duration 00:10:27 + 7: cells 6->6, 133928 blocks, duration 00:05:51 + 8: cells 7->7, 218374 blocks, duration 00:09:23 + 9: cells 8->8, 170442 blocks, duration 00:07:27 + 10: cells 9->9, 259857 blocks, duration 00:12:33 + 11: cells 10->10, 107605 blocks, duration 00:04:43 + 12: cells 11->11, 164761 blocks, duration 00:07:49 + 13: cells 12->12, 132670 blocks, duration 00:06:43 + 14: cells 13->13, 157936 blocks, duration 00:06:55 + 15: cells 14->14, 133694 blocks, duration 00:05:29 + 16: cells 15->15, 92122 blocks, duration 00:03:24 + audio tracks: + 1, Korean (AC3) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 384000bps + 2, Korean (AC3) (2.0 ch), 48000Hz, 192000bps + 3, Korean (DTS) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 768000bps + 4, Korean (AC3) (2.0 ch), 48000Hz, 192000bps + 5, English (AC3) (2.0 ch), 48000Hz, 192000bps + 6, Korean (AC3) (2.0 ch), 48000Hz, 192000bps + subtitle tracks: + 1, English (iso639-2: eng) + 2, Espanol (iso639-2: spa) + 3, English (iso639-2: eng) + 4, English (iso639-2: eng) Modified x264 options for pass 1 to append turbo options: ref=1:subme=1:me=dia:a nalyse=none:trellis=0:no-fast-pskip=0:8x8dct=0:weightb=0 x264 [info]: using SAR=32/27 x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 Cache64 Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %x264 [info]: slice I:1019 Avg QP:16.36 size: 41 425 PSNR Mean Y:48.61 U:51.25 V:52.44 Avg:49.38 Global:48.58 x264 [info]: slice P:169037 Avg QP:19.31 size: 9510 PSNR Mean Y:45.41 U:48.61 V:49.87 Avg:46.27 Global:45.37 x264 [info]: mb I I16..4: 43.2% 0.0% 56.8% x264 [info]: mb P I16..4: 7.9% 0.0% 0.0% P16..4: 53.5% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0 .0% skip:38.6% x264 [info]: final ratefactor: 21.16 x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9831967 x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:45.426 U:48.625 V:49.881 Avg:46.288 Global:45.380 kb/s: 2325.90 Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %x264 [info]: using SAR=32/27 x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX MMXEXT SSE SSE2 SSE3 SSSE3 Cache64 Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %No accelerated IMDCT transform found Encoding: task 2 of 2, 24.70 % (39.79 fps, avg 39.53 fps, ETA 01h05m41s)
Of note, as you can see for this attempt I used DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD to one of my HDDs as I decided to watch the movie while I waited . Previous attempts were using DVD43. I should also mention, in my first attempt I attempted to mixdown the audio to stereo. Thinking that may have been the problem I ceased the mixdown for the last couple attempts.
As I said above, I've successfully ripped 5 anime shows with a VERY similar command setup. Because of this I'm fairly confused as to what the problem might be. Help would be much appreciated!