Making MKV file smaller in less time

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John Wick
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Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Hi,

i already make an mkv file from Battleship , it is 45 GB large.
I tryed to make it smaller with the Matroska h.265 mkv 2160p 60 preset (change nothing) . After 24 hours they only have 25% of completing the file, i cancel it or is this true that it will take 4 days to completing it?

Can something told me the best settings for handbrake to make the mkv (45 GB) file smaller , maybe 15-20 GB in less time.

Handbrake version i use 1.3.0
Windows 10

Thank you very much .... :D

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Could you please post your HB logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Here are my log files...

https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 1.txt.html
https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 2.txt.html

I find a preset for 1080p encoding and thsi works fine for me, this is the first time i try to encode UHD.

thx a lot..

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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4 times as many pixels, 4 times as long to encode

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Rodeo wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 9:08 pm
4 times as many pixels, 4 times as long to encode
The time for encode an 1080p (22GB) to 8GB takes 1,5 hour.
So you say it "4 times longer" must be arround 6 hours but i take 4 days ?

how can i do it better ?

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Try changing the encoder to x264, then change the speed as needed.

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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John Wick wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Here are my log files...

https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 1.txt.html
https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 2.txt.html

I find a preset for 1080p encoding and thsi works fine for me, this is the first time i try to encode UHD.

thx a lot..
Those logs show the encode started at 13:34:18 and finished at 15:15:21, that's less than two hours.

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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Rodeo wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 2:21 pm
John Wick wrote:
Sun Feb 02, 2020 7:15 pm
Here are my log files...

https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 1.txt.html
https://www.file-upload.net/download-13 ... 2.txt.html

I find a preset for 1080p encoding and thsi works fine for me, this is the first time i try to encode UHD.

thx a lot..
Those logs show the encode started at 13:34:18 and finished at 15:15:21, that's less than two hours.
I think he is saying the 4k presets are too slow compared to 1080 ones, this is probably due to them using x265.

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Re: Making MKV file smaller in less time

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rollin_eng wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 12:50 pm
Try changing the encoder to x264, then change the speed as needed.
Thx that helped a lot , it took 5 hours and i get a 10 GB file .

Thank you very much for help to everyone :)

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