Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

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Stever
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Joined: Thu Jan 07, 2010 12:57 am

Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by Stever » Thu Jan 07, 2010 4:20 pm

Hey everyone,

I upgraded to 0.9.4 (from 0.9.3) and have been seeing some serious quality variances when using the High Profile preset. I've ripped a couple feature length films that came out beautiful (love the smaller size!!), yet when I'm ripping episodes of Magnum PI they look horrible. Lots of tearing and artifacts. I don't understand why there would be such a difference in quality when I'm using the same preset for all my rips. I'm clearly no A/V expert.

I appreciate all the hard work that's been put into the software, but I'm frustrated with the Normal and High Profile presets because of their inconsistency on my end. I rip all media to be played on my PS3 and was using 0.9.3 for quite some time. With 0.9.3, I simply used the PS3 preset for everything and it worked wonderfully on everything I threw at it, including feature length films and 1970 TV episodes. I didn't have to worry about customizing anything and I really liked not having to worry about that seeing as I'm not much of an A/V expert and I really don't want to have to become one. I've read several times here on the forum that, for those who were using the PS3 preset in 0.9.3, the new High Profile preset in 0.9.4 should work fine. Well, in my experience, sometimes it works great and other times the results or terrible.

How can I reproduce consistent, quality results in 0.9.4 without having to manually tweak settings each time I go to rip something? Should I simply go back to 0.9.3? I'd rather not, but I need simple operation and consistent results without having to tweak. The PS3 preset in 0.9.3 gave me that. How can I get there in 0.9.4?

Thus far, I've ripped three feature-length films that all came out great using High Profile: 9, Weather Girl, Drag Me to Hell.

I've also ripped five eps of Magnum PI - using both the NORMAL and HIGH PROFILE presets - and they've all come out horrible -- much lower quality than the first five seasons I'd completed using the PS3 preset in 0.9.3.

I've included logs below for the film 9 and one of the Magnum eps, both using the HIGH PROFILE preset. I'm sorry, but I simply don't have any logs of Magnum rips using 0.9.3 and the PS3 preset as I didn't realize the importance of creating/keeping them before I came here looking for help. I hope this doesn't negate me from receiving your assistance.

Thanks in advance for your help!!

-Stever


Title: Magnum PI Episode -- using High Profile

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### CLI Query:  -i "G:\VIDEO_TS" -t 1 --angle 1 -c 1-5 -o "F:\PS3VideoDNB\Magnum PI\Season 5\Magnum PI S5 Ep9 - Tran Quoc Jones.mp4" -f mp4 -w 720 --loose-anamorphic  --detelecine --decomb -e x264 -q 20 -a 1,1 -E faac,ac3 -6 dpl2,auto -R 48,Auto -B 160,auto -D 0.0,0.0 --markers="C:\Users\Steven\AppData\Local\Temp\Magnum PI S5 Ep9 - Tran Quoc Jones-1-chapters.csv" -x b-adapt=2:rc-lookahead=50 -v 1

### User Query: False

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[13:41:30] hb_init: checking cpu count
[13:41:30] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake 0.9.4 (2009112300) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
2 CPUs detected
Opening G:\VIDEO_TS...
[13:41:30] hb_scan: path=G:\VIDEO_TS, title_index=1
[13:41:30] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open G: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
NAME OPEN FAILED
libdvdnav: Unable to find home directorylibdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open G: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
[13:41:31] scan: DVD has 9 title(s)
[13:41:31] scan: scanning title 1
[13:41:31] scan: opening IFO for VTS 1
[13:41:31] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x15f48c8
[13:41:31] scan: vts=1, ttn=1, cells=0->4, blocks=0->4030350, 809489 blocks
[13:41:31] scan: duration is 00:48:12 (2892243 ms)
[13:41:31] scan: checking audio 1
[13:41:31] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[13:41:31] scan: checking subtitle 1
[13:41:31] scan: id=20bd, lang=English, 3cc=eng
[13:41:31] scan: title 1 has 5 chapters
[13:41:31] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->28666 (28667), 94072 ms
[13:41:31] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=28667->231797 (203131), 714719 ms
[13:41:31] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=231798->672829 (441032), 1593023 ms
[13:41:31] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=672830->809483 (136654), 489426 ms
[13:41:31] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=4030346->4030350 (5), 1000 ms
[13:41:31] scan: aspect = 0
[13:41:31] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[13:41:31] scan: title angle(s) 1
[13:41:31] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch)
Scanning title 1...
[13:41:31] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 4:3, PAR 8:9
[13:41:31] scan: title (0) job->width:640, job->height:480
[13:41:31] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
  + vts 1, ttn 1, cells 0->4 (809489 blocks)
  + angle(s) 1
  + duration: 00:48:12
  + size: 720x480, pixel aspect: 8/9, display aspect: 1.33, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 0/0/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 28667 blocks, duration 00:01:34
    + 2: cells 1->1, 203131 blocks, duration 00:11:55
    + 3: cells 2->2, 441032 blocks, duration 00:26:33
    + 4: cells 3->3, 136654 blocks, duration 00:08:09
    + 5: cells 4->4, 5 blocks, duration 00:00:01
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 192000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
    + 1, English (iso639-2: eng) (Bitmap)
Reading chapter markers from file C:\Users\Steven\AppData\Local\Temp\Magnum PI S5 Ep9 - Tran Quoc Jones-1-chapters.csv
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
[13:41:31] 1 job(s) to process
[13:41:31] starting job
[13:41:31] work: sanitizing track 0 mixdown Dolby Pro Logic II to Stereo
[13:41:31] job configuration:
[13:41:31]  * source
[13:41:31]    + G:\VIDEO_TS
[13:41:31]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 5
[13:41:31]  * destination
[13:41:31]    + F:\PS3VideoDNB\Magnum PI\Season 5\Magnum PI S5 Ep9 - Tran Quoc Jones.mp4
[13:41:31]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[13:41:31]      + chapter markers
[13:41:31]  * video track
[13:41:31]    + decoder: mpeg2
[13:41:31]      + bitrate 9800 kbps
[13:41:31]    + frame rate: same as source (around 23.976 fps)
[13:41:31]    + loose anamorphic
[13:41:31]      + modulus: 0
[13:41:31]      + storage dimensions: 720 * 480 -> 720 * 480, crop 0/0/0/0
[13:41:31]      + pixel aspect ratio: 8 / 9
[13:41:31]      + display dimensions: 640 * 480
[13:41:31]    + filters
[13:41:31]      + Detelecine (pullup) (default settings)
[13:41:31]      + Decomb (default settings)
[13:41:31]    + encoder: x264
[13:41:31]      + options: b-adapt=2:rc-lookahead=50
[13:41:31]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[13:41:31]  * audio track 0
[13:41:31]    + decoder: English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[13:41:31]      + bitrate: 192 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[13:41:31]    + mixdown: Stereo
[13:41:31]    + encoder: faac
[13:41:31]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[13:41:31]  * audio track 1
[13:41:31]    + decoder: English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[13:41:31]      + bitrate: 192 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[13:41:31]    + AC3 passthrough
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
[13:41:31] yadif thread started for segment 0
[13:41:31] yadif thread started for segment 1
[13:41:31] decomb thread started for segment 0
[13:41:31] decomb thread started for segment 1
[13:41:31] encx264: keyint-min: 24, keyint-max: 240
[13:41:31] encx264: encoding with stored aspect 8/9
[13:41:31] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 20.000000
x264 [info]: using SAR=8/9
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 Cache64
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open G: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
NAME OPEN FAILED
libdvdnav: Unable to find home directorylibdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.0
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open G: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[13:41:31] sync: expecting 69368 video frames
[ac3 @ 0x3f61940]No channel layout specified. The encoder will guess the layout, but it might be incorrect.
[13:41:31] reader: first SCR 146 id 224 DTS 22254
[13:41:31] mpeg2: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 0 time 3003
[13:41:31] sync: first pts is 3003
[13:41:32] 1.151144s: Video -> Film
[13:41:33] 4.821467s: Film -> Video
[13:41:33] 4.871533s: Video -> Film
[13:43:21] mpeg2: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 2279 time 8531523
[13:56:42] mpeg2: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 19439 time 72942870
[14:13:20] 1720.485411s: Film -> Video
[14:13:20] 1720.518800s: Video -> Film
[14:16:14] 1878.192978s: Film -> Video
[14:16:14] 1878.309767s: Video -> Film
[14:24:01] 2314.428778s: Film -> Video
[14:24:01] 2314.545567s: Video -> Film
[14:25:42] 2403.667922s: Film -> Video
[14:25:42] 2403.851444s: Video -> Film
[14:25:42] mpeg2: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 57657 time 216387171
[14:34:41] reader: done. 0 scr changes
[14:34:43] 2894.458222s: Film -> Video
[14:34:44] sync: got 69410 frames, 69368 expected
[14:34:44] work: average encoding speed for job is 21.737148 fps
[14:34:47] mux: track 0, 69400 frames, 476052718 bytes, 1315.77 kbps, fifo 64
[14:34:47] mux: track 1, 135677 frames, 47181105 bytes, 130.41 kbps, fifo 512
[14:34:47] mux: track 2, 90451 frames, 69466368 bytes, 192.00 kbps, fifo 256
[14:34:47] mpeg2 done: 69411 frames
[14:34:47] render: lost time: 27027 (9 frames)
[14:34:47] render: gained time: 27027 (33 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[14:34:47] render: average dropped frame duration: 3003
x264 [info]: frame I:615   Avg QP:17.32  size: 52197  PSNR Mean Y:48.10 U:49.93 V:51.93 Avg:48.79 Global:48.55
x264 [info]: frame P:30703 Avg QP:20.31  size: 11136  PSNR Mean Y:44.10 U:47.41 V:49.39 Avg:45.06 Global:44.69
x264 [info]: frame B:38082 Avg QP:23.36  size:  2681  PSNR Mean Y:43.45 U:47.29 V:49.25 Avg:44.51 Global:44.29
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 10.2% 28.6% 58.0%  3.3%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  1.1% 96.1%  2.7%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  0.2%  5.0%  0.4%  P16..4: 44.3% 23.5% 15.0%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:11.6%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.0%  0.5%  0.0%  B16..8: 44.0%  1.1%  1.4%  direct: 2.9%  skip:50.0%  L0:30.4% L1:52.3% BI:17.3%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:90.8% inter:76.5%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 90.7% 85.2% 47.5% inter: 27.0% 30.7% 2.3%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 41% 13%  3% 43%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 17% 17% 24%  5%  7%  7%  8%  7%  8%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 20% 16% 13%  7% 11% 10% 10%  8%  6%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:1.5%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 66.4% 10.3% 18.6%  4.4%  0.2%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 92.0%  8.0%
x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9779750
x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:43.778 U:47.365 V:49.339 Avg:44.790 Global:44.486 kb/s:1315.80
[14:34:47] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 69400 | total 69400
[14:34:47] libhb: work result = 0

Rip done!
HandBrake has exited.
Title: 9 -- using High Profile

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### CLI Query:  -i "D:\VIDEO_TS" -t 1 --angle 1 -c 1-21 -o "C:\Documents and Settings\scrider\Desktop\DVD Rips\9\9 (high profile).mp4" -f mp4 -w 720 --loose-anamorphic  --detelecine --decomb -e x264 -q 20 -a 1,1 -E faac,ac3 -6 dpl2,auto -R 48,Auto -B 160,auto -D 0.0,0.0 --markers="C:\Documents and Settings\scrider\Local Settings\Temp\9 (high profile)-1-chapters.csv" -x b-adapt=2:rc-lookahead=50 -v 1

### User Query: False

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[15:11:31] hb_init: checking cpu count
[15:11:31] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake 0.9.4 (2009112300) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
2 CPUs detected
Opening D:\VIDEO_TS...
[15:11:31] hb_scan: path=D:\VIDEO_TS, title_index=1
[15:11:31] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open D: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
NAME OPEN FAILED
libdvdnav: Unable to find home directorylibdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open D: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
[15:11:31] scan: DVD has 18 title(s)
[15:11:31] scan: scanning title 1
[15:11:31] scan: opening IFO for VTS 1
[15:11:31] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x14f7890
[15:11:31] scan: vts=1, ttn=1, cells=0->21, blocks=0->2468318, 2468319 blocks
[15:11:31] scan: duration is 01:19:19 (4759176 ms)
[15:11:31] scan: checking audio 1
[15:11:31] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[15:11:31] scan: checking audio 2
[15:11:31] scan: id=81bd, lang=Espanol (AC3), 3cc=spa ext=0
[15:11:31] scan: checking audio 3
[15:11:31] scan: id=82bd, lang=Francais (AC3), 3cc=fra ext=0
[15:11:31] scan: checking audio 4
[15:11:31] scan: id=83bd, lang=English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1), 3cc=eng ext=3
[15:11:31] scan: checking subtitle 1
[15:11:31] scan: id=20bd, lang=English, 3cc=eng
[15:11:31] scan: checking subtitle 2
[15:11:31] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[15:11:31] scan: checking subtitle 3
[15:11:31] scan: id=22bd, lang=Francais, 3cc=fra
[15:11:31] scan: title 1 has 21 chapters
[15:11:31] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->130753 (130754), 245270 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=130754->322074 (191321), 344351 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=322075->399610 (77536), 137172 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=399611->525586 (125976), 219243 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=525587->587452 (61866), 108253 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=587453->691181 (103729), 181227 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=691182->816673 (125492), 221235 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=816674->978065 (161392), 287593 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 9 c=8->8, b=978066->1132707 (154642), 270461 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 10 c=9->9, b=1132708->1205013 (72306), 130165 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 11 c=10->10, b=1205014->1345366 (140353), 245560 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 12 c=11->11, b=1345367->1512250 (166884), 291463 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 13 c=12->12, b=1512251->1625537 (113287), 199203 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 14 c=13->14, b=1625538->1760451 (134914), 284456 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 15 c=15->15, b=1760452->1823896 (63445), 135190 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 16 c=16->16, b=1823897->1953968 (130072), 278293 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 17 c=17->17, b=1953969->2064238 (110270), 235426 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 18 c=18->18, b=2064239->2198041 (133803), 286592 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 19 c=19->19, b=2198042->2305562 (107521), 229400 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 20 c=20->20, b=2305563->2468313 (162751), 427612 ms
[15:11:31] scan: chap 21 c=21->21, b=2468314->2468318 (5), 1001 ms
[15:11:31] scan: aspect = 0
[15:11:31] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[15:11:31] scan: title angle(s) 1
[15:11:31] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:11:31] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=384000 Espanol (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:11:31] scan: audio 0x82bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=384000 Francais (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[15:11:31] scan: audio 0x83bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1) (Dolby Surround)
[15:11:32] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 8/12/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[15:11:32] scan: title (0) job->width:720, job->height:384
Scanning title 1...
[15:11:32] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
  + vts 1, ttn 1, cells 0->21 (2468319 blocks)
  + angle(s) 1
  + duration: 01:19:19
  + size: 720x480, pixel aspect: 32/27, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 8/12/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 130754 blocks, duration 00:04:05
    + 2: cells 1->1, 191321 blocks, duration 00:05:44
    + 3: cells 2->2, 77536 blocks, duration 00:02:17
    + 4: cells 3->3, 125976 blocks, duration 00:03:39
    + 5: cells 4->4, 61866 blocks, duration 00:01:48
    + 6: cells 5->5, 103729 blocks, duration 00:03:01
    + 7: cells 6->6, 125492 blocks, duration 00:03:41
    + 8: cells 7->7, 161392 blocks, duration 00:04:48
    + 9: cells 8->8, 154642 blocks, duration 00:04:30
    + 10: cells 9->9, 72306 blocks, duration 00:02:10
    + 11: cells 10->10, 140353 blocks, duration 00:04:06
    + 12: cells 11->11, 166884 blocks, duration 00:04:51
    + 13: cells 12->12, 113287 blocks, duration 00:03:19
    + 14: cells 13->14, 134914 blocks, duration 00:04:44
    + 15: cells 15->15, 63445 blocks, duration 00:02:15
    + 16: cells 16->16, 130072 blocks, duration 00:04:38
    + 17: cells 17->17, 110270 blocks, duration 00:03:55
    + 18: cells 18->18, 133803 blocks, duration 00:04:47
    + 19: cells 19->19, 107521 blocks, duration 00:03:49
    + 20: cells 20->20, 162751 blocks, duration 00:07:08
    + 21: cells 21->21, 5 blocks, duration 00:00:01
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 448000bps
    + 2, Espanol (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: spa), 48000Hz, 384000bps
    + 3, Francais (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: fra), 48000Hz, 384000bps
    + 4, English (AC3) (Director's Commentary 1) (Dolby Surround) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 192000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
    + 1, English (iso639-2: eng) (Bitmap)
    + 2, Espanol (iso639-2: spa) (Bitmap)
    + 3, Francais (iso639-2: fra) (Bitmap)
Reading chapter markers from file C:\Documents and Settings\scrider\Local Settings\Temp\9 (high profile)-1-chapters.csv
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
[15:11:32] 1 job(s) to process
[15:11:32] starting job
[15:11:32] job configuration:
[15:11:32]  * source
[15:11:32]    + D:\VIDEO_TS
[15:11:32]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 21
[15:11:32]  * destination
[15:11:32]    + C:\Documents and Settings\scrider\Desktop\DVD Rips\9\9 (high profile).mp4
[15:11:32]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[15:11:32]      + chapter markers
[15:11:32]  * video track
[15:11:32]    + decoder: mpeg2
[15:11:32]      + bitrate 9800 kbps
[15:11:32]    + frame rate: same as source (around 23.976 fps)
[15:11:32]    + loose anamorphic
[15:11:32]      + modulus: 0
[15:11:32]      + storage dimensions: 720 * 480 -> 720 * 464, crop 8/12/0/0
[15:11:32]      + pixel aspect ratio: 43 / 36
[15:11:32]      + display dimensions: 860 * 464
[15:11:32]    + filters
[15:11:32]      + Detelecine (pullup) (default settings)
[15:11:32]      + Decomb (default settings)
[15:11:32]    + encoder: x264
[15:11:32]      + options: b-adapt=2:rc-lookahead=50
[15:11:32]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[15:11:32]  * audio track 0
[15:11:32]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[15:11:32]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[15:11:32]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[15:11:32]    + encoder: faac
[15:11:32]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[15:11:32]  * audio track 1
[15:11:32]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[15:11:32]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[15:11:32]    + AC3 passthrough
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open D: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
[15:11:32] yadif thread started for segment 0
[15:11:32] encx264: keyint-min: 24, keyint-max: 240
[15:11:32] encx264: encoding with stored aspect 43/36
[15:11:32] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 20.000000
x264 [info]: using SAR=43/36
[15:11:32] decomb thread started for segment 0
NAME OPEN FAILED
libdvdnav: Unable to find home directorylibdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions:x264 [info]:  1using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 Cache64
 2[15:11:32] decomb thread started for segment 1
[15:11:32] yadif thread started for segment 1
 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Could not open input: Permission denied
libdvdread: Can't open D: for reading
libdvdread: Device (null) inaccessible, CSS authentication not available.
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.0
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[15:11:32] sync: expecting 114130 video frames
[ac3 @ 0x402ea80]No channel layout specified. The encoder will guess the layout, but it might be incorrect.
[15:11:35] reader: first SCR 146 id 224 DTS 22254
[15:11:35] mpeg2: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 0 time 3003
[15:11:35] sync: first pts is 3003
[15:17:14] mpeg2: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 5896 time 22135113
[15:25:01] mpeg2: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 14152 time 53126073
[15:28:23] mpeg2: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 17441 time 65471406
[15:34:09] mpeg2: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 22713 time 85261176
[15:36:34] mpeg2: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 25316 time 95032938
[15:41:03] mpeg2: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 29669 time 111372261
[15:46:25] mpeg2: "Chapter 8" (8) at frame 34981 time 131312181
[15:54:36] mpeg2: "Chapter 9" (9) at frame 41876 time 157195038
[16:01:09] mpeg2: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 48376 time 181594413
[16:04:15] mpeg2: "Chapter 11" (11) at frame 51497 time 193309116
[16:10:47] mpeg2: "Chapter 12" (12) at frame 57392 time 215438223
[16:17:36] mpeg2: "Chapter 13" (13) at frame 64380 time 241669428
[16:22:30] mpeg2: "Chapter 14" (14) at frame 69156 time 259597338
[16:29:09] mpeg2: "Chapter 15" (15) at frame 75976 time 285197913
[16:32:51] mpeg2: "Chapter 16" (16) at frame 79233 time 297423126
[16:39:48] mpeg2: "Chapter 17" (17) at frame 85913 time 322498176
[16:45:05] mpeg2: "Chapter 18" (18) at frame 91573 time 343744401
[16:52:41] mpeg2: "Chapter 19" (19) at frame 98444 time 369537168
[16:58:00] mpeg2: "Chapter 20" (20) at frame 103944 time 390182793
[17:05:24] reader: done. 2 scr changes
[17:05:27] mpeg2: "Chapter 21" (21) at frame 114204 time 428694764
[17:05:28] sync: got 114204 frames, 114130 expected
[17:05:28] work: average encoding speed for job is 16.714697 fps
[17:05:31] mux: track 0, 114200 frames, 468604653 bytes, 787.03 kbps, fifo 64
[17:05:31] mux: track 1, 223277 frames, 95055391 bytes, 159.65 kbps, fifo 512
[17:05:31] mux: track 2, 148851 frames, 266740992 bytes, 448.00 kbps, fifo 512
[17:05:31] mpeg2 done: 114205 frames
[17:05:31] render: lost time: 9009 (3 frames)
[17:05:31] render: gained time: 9009 (12 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[17:05:31] render: average dropped frame duration: 3003
x264 [info]: frame I:1359  Avg QP:14.52  size: 40026  PSNR Mean Y:49.32 U:51.89 V:51.68 Avg:49.96 Global:49.41
x264 [info]: frame P:47541 Avg QP:18.88  size:  6192  PSNR Mean Y:47.07 U:49.92 V:49.73 Avg:47.56 Global:46.72
x264 [info]: frame B:65300 Avg QP:22.78  size:  1836  PSNR Mean Y:45.95 U:49.53 V:49.27 Avg:46.76 Global:46.27
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  6.1% 32.3% 53.7%  7.9%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  5.9% 76.6% 17.5%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  1.2%  5.8%  0.9%  P16..4: 29.7% 13.7%  9.2%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:39.6%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.2%  1.0%  0.2%  B16..8: 30.9%  1.1%  1.5%  direct: 2.0%  skip:63.1%  L0:35.5% L1:56.8% BI: 7.7%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:74.1% inter:74.9%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 72.2% 74.4% 45.5% inter: 13.9% 13.6% 1.6%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 33% 16%  8% 44%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 17% 14% 20%  7%  8%  9%  8%  9%  8%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 20% 14% 16%  7% 11% 11%  8%  8%  5%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:4.7%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 66.6% 11.0% 15.3%  6.2%  0.9%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 89.8% 10.2%
x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9864318
x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:46.458 U:49.717 V:49.491 Avg:47.135 Global:46.483 kb/s:787.16
[17:05:31] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 114200 | total 114200
[17:05:31] libhb: work result = 0

Rip done!
HandBrake has exited.


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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by creamyhorror » Fri Jan 08, 2010 2:52 am

Stever wrote: I upgraded to 0.9.4 (from 0.9.3) and have been seeing some serious quality variances when using the High Profile preset. I've ripped a couple feature length films that came out beautiful (love the smaller size!!), yet when I'm ripping episodes of Magnum PI they look horrible. Lots of tearing and artifacts. I don't understand why there would be such a difference in quality when I'm using the same preset for all my rips. I'm clearly no A/V expert.
This isn't an issue of quality variance; serious artifacts indicate that the preprocessing/filtering is going wrong. Post some screenshots of the artifacts, and/or a short sample of the source (you can upload it to Mediafire).

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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by Stever » Sun Jan 10, 2010 11:30 pm

Sorry for the delay in my response, it's been a rather crazy weekend. I've been doing more testing. At the time of my post, my PS3 was dead-in-the-water awaiting a replacement hard drive. The quality problem I described was experienced on my Win7 box playing via Windows Media Player. As I continued to test, I discovered the following...
  • On Win7 Box: playing Magnum eps ripped via 0.9.4 using NORMAL and HIGH PROFILE presets all looked terrible with Windows Media Player
  • On Win7 Box: playing the same Magnum eps with Nero ShowTime, both look fantastic - as good or better than the other Magnum eps ripped via 0.9.3 using PS3 preset
  • On WinXP Laptop: playing the same Magnum eps with Windows Media Player, both look fantastic
  • On PS3: After replacing hard drive this weekend, the 0.9.4-ripped Magnum eps look fantastic
So, after additional testing, it appears that whatever is going on is specific to my Win7 box and Windows Media Player. I just don't understand what it is about these 0.9.4-ripped files that is causing WMP fits. Three other feature-length films (9, Weather Girl, Drag Me to Hell) I've ripped with 0.9.4 on HIGH PROFILE preset look wonderful played with WMP on the same Win7 box.

I'll upload a few screen shots as requested. Thanks for the feedback!

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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by Rodeo » Mon Jan 11, 2010 12:15 am

Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212

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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by Stever » Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:52 am

Rodeo wrote:Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212
Thanks, Rodeo. I'll give it a try and report back. Can I ask... will this option have any significant effect, positive or negative, in the output quality or time-to-rip process?

Thanks!

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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by creamyhorror » Mon Jan 11, 2010 4:28 am

Rodeo wrote:Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212
Ah, that might explain it. Maybe the decoder on his Win7 box doesn't support weightp. But shouldn't the decoder, whatever it is, be listed on DS's page?

Stever, do you know what H.264 decoder you're using? The default Win7 one?

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Re: Quality Variance Using High Profile Preset (0.9.4)

Post by Stever » Mon Jan 11, 2010 5:20 am

creamyhorror wrote:
Rodeo wrote:Add weightp=0 to the x264 advanced options string.

http://x264dev.multimedia.cx/?p=212
Ah, that might explain it. Maybe the decoder on his Win7 box doesn't support weightp. But shouldn't the decoder, whatever it is, be listed on DS's page?

Stever, do you know what H.264 decoder you're using? The default Win7 one?
I'm sorry, but I don't know what decoder I'm using. I'm simply opening the video file with WMP. For what it's worth, other than AnyDVDHD and HandBrake, I've installed no other "decoder" software on my Win7 box that I can think of. If I can ask... if other movies decoded/ripped in the exact same manner with the exact same HandBrake presets (normal & high profile) play fine in WMP on my Win7 box, why would there be a difference in playback with these Magnum eps in Win7 WMP?

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