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lightnin4u
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vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

Description of problem or question:
In the last time I have noticed, that my handbrake converted videos are too dark. First I thought the problem was in the player Software (Kodi on Shield TV). But now I took a comparison on my PC using VLC playing the converted file side by side with the original (ripped) DVD Image.
And the converted video is too dark here too! (see screenshots, left original, right encoded).
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HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
1.3.3

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Windows 10

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HandBrake 1.3.3 (2020061300)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.18363.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
Ram: 16078 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - 26.21.14.4587
  Intel(R) HD Graphics 530 - 27.20.100.7989
Screen: 2560x1440
Temp Dir: C:\tmp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\Frank\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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# Starting Encode ...

[01:44:51] base preset: HQ 576p25 Surround
[13:44:51] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[13:44:51] Starting work at: Mon Aug 31 13:44:51 2020
[13:44:51] 1 job(s) to process
[13:44:51] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": "copy:ac3",
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": -1,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 0,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      "copy:aac",
      "copy:ac3",
      "copy:dtshd",
      "copy:dts",
      "copy:eac3",
      "copy:flac",
      "copy:mp3",
      "copy:truehd"
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": "ac3"
  },
  "Destination": {
    "ChapterList": [
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 1"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 2"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": true,
    "File": "E:\\--- DVDRIP ---\\Scrubs\\Season 04\\SCRUBS S4D4-32.mp4",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": "av_mp4"
  },
  "Filters": {
    "FilterList": [
      {
        "ID": 4,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "7"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 3,
        "Settings": {
          "block-height": "16",
          "block-thresh": "40",
          "block-width": "16",
          "filter-mode": "2",
          "mode": "3",
          "motion-thresh": "1",
          "spatial-metric": "2",
          "spatial-thresh": "1"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 12,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "4",
          "crop-left": "2",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "2",
          "height": "570",
          "width": "718"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "2",
          "rate": "27000000/1080000"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 16,
    "Den": 15
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 2
    },
    "Title": 32,
    "Path": "E:\\--- DVDRIP ---\\Scrubs\\Season 04\\SCRUBS_S4D4.iso"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": []
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": "x264",
    "Level": "3.1",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "",
    "Preset": "slow",
    "Profile": "high",
    "Quality": 18.0,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false,
      "AsyncDepth": 0
    }
  }
}
[13:44:51] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-6700K CPU @ 4.00GHz
[13:44:51]  - Intel microarchitecture Skylake
[13:44:51]  - logical processor count: 8
[13:44:51] Intel Quick Sync Video support: yes
[13:44:51]  - Intel Media SDK hardware: API 1.31 (minimum: 1.3)
[13:44:51]  - H.264 encoder: yes
[13:44:51]     - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[13:44:51]     - capabilities (hardware):  breftype icq+la+i+downs vsinfo opt1 opt2+mbbrc+extbrc+trellis+ib_adapt+nmpslice
[13:44:51]  - H.265 encoder: yes (8bit: yes, 10bit: no)
[13:44:51]     - preferred implementation: hardware (any) via D3D11
[13:44:51]     - capabilities (hardware):  bpyramid icq vsinfo opt1
[13:44:51] hb_scan: path=E:\--- DVDRIP ---\Scrubs\Season 04\SCRUBS_S4D4.iso, title_index=32
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/bluray.c:2585: nav_get_title_list((null)) failed
[13:44:51] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdnav: DVD Title:
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 45DE010C (GEAR):
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative):
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
[13:44:51] scan: DVD has 59 title(s)
[13:44:51] scan: scanning title 32
[13:44:51] scan: duration is 00:01:44 (104000 ms)
[13:44:51] pgc_id: 2, pgn: 1: pgc: 000002093FB88250
[13:44:51] scan: checking audio 1
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 1
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x20bd, lang=Francais (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=fra ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 2
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x21bd, lang=italiano (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=ita ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 3
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x22bd, lang=Deutsch (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=deu ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 4
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x23bd, lang=español (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=spa ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 5
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x24bd, lang=svenska (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=swe ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 6
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x25bd, lang=norsk (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=nor ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 7
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x26bd, lang=dansk (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=dan ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: checking subtitle 8
[13:44:51] scan: id=0x27bd, lang=suomi (4:3) [VOBSUB], 3cc=fin ext=1
[13:44:51] scan: title 32 has 2 chapters
[13:44:51] scan: chap 1, 103000 ms
[13:44:51] scan: chap 2, 1000 ms
[13:44:51] scan: aspect = 4:3
[13:44:51] scan: decoding previews for title 32
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[13:44:51] scan: title angle(s) 1
[13:44:51] scan: audio 0x80bd: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (192 kbps)
[13:44:51] scan: 10 previews, 720x576, 25.000 fps, autocrop = 2/4/2/0, aspect 4:3, PAR 16:15
[13:44:51] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[13:44:51] Skipping subtitle scan.  No suitable subtitle tracks.
[13:44:51] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[13:44:51] job configuration:
[13:44:51]  * source
[13:44:51]    + E:\--- DVDRIP ---\Scrubs\Season 04\SCRUBS_S4D4.iso
[13:44:51]    + title 32, chapter(s) 1 to 2
[13:44:51]  * destination
[13:44:51]    + E:\--- DVDRIP ---\Scrubs\Season 04\SCRUBS S4D4-32.mp4
[13:44:51]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[13:44:51]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[13:44:51]      + chapter markers
[13:44:51]  * video track
[13:44:51]    + decoder: mpeg2video
[13:44:51]      + bitrate 200 kbps
[13:44:51]    + filters
[13:44:51]      + Comb Detect (mode=3:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=1:spatial-thresh=1:filter-mode=2:block-thresh=40:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[13:44:51]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[13:44:51]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/1080000)
[13:44:51]        + frame rate: 25.000 fps -> peak rate limited to 25.000 fps
[13:44:51]      + Crop and Scale (width=718:height=570:crop-top=2:crop-bottom=4:crop-left=2:crop-right=0)
[13:44:51]        + source: 720 * 576, crop (2/4/2/0): 718 * 570, scale: 718 * 570
[13:44:51]    + Output geometry
[13:44:51]      + storage dimensions: 718 x 570
[13:44:51]      + pixel aspect ratio: 16 : 15
[13:44:51]      + display dimensions: 765 x 570
[13:44:51]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[13:44:51]      + preset:  slow
[13:44:51]      + profile: high
[13:44:51]      + level:   3.1
[13:44:51]      + quality: 18.00 (RF)
[13:44:51]      + color profile: 5-5-5
[13:44:51]  * audio track 1
[13:44:51]    + decoder: English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (192 kbps) (track 1, id 0x80bd)
[13:44:51]      + bitrate: 192 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[13:44:51]    + AC3 Passthru
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.1
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdnav: DVD Title:
libdvdnav: DVD Serial Number: 45DE010C (GEAR):
libdvdnav: DVD Title (Alternative):
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00000000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
[13:44:51] sync: expecting 2600 video frames
[13:44:51] encx264: encoding at constant RF 18.000000
[13:44:51] encx264: unparsed options: level=3.1:ref=5:direct=auto:subme=8:trellis=2:vbv-bufsize=17500:vbv-maxrate=17500:rc-lookahead=50
x264 [info]: using SAR=16/15
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.1, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[13:44:51] sync: first pts video is 0
[13:44:51] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[13:44:51] sync: first pts audio 0x80bd is 0
[13:45:35] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[13:45:36] work: average encoding speed for job is 57.648693 fps
[13:45:37] comb detect: heavy 2149 | light 183 | uncombed 243 | total 2575
[13:45:37] decomb: deinterlaced 2149 | blended 183 | unfiltered 243 | total 2575
[13:45:37] vfr: 2575 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[13:45:37] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[13:45:37] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[13:45:37] ac3-decoder done: 3218 frames, 0 decoder errors
[13:45:37] mpeg2video-decoder done: 2575 frames, 0 decoder errors
[13:45:37] sync: got 2575 frames, 2600 expected
[13:45:37] sync: framerate min 25.000 fps, max 25.000 fps, avg 25.000 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:31    Avg QP:16.15  size: 77695
x264 [info]: frame P:661   Avg QP:19.60  size: 33753
x264 [info]: frame B:1883  Avg QP:22.55  size:  9319
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  2.1%  0.8%  0.9% 96.2%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  4.2% 72.6% 23.3%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  0.2% 10.9%  1.6%  P16..4: 36.7% 32.5% 14.7%  0.0%  0.0%    skip: 3.3%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.0%  1.0%  0.2%  B16..8: 44.2% 10.7%  2.8%  direct:11.3%  skip:29.8%  L0:41.4% L1:37.3% BI:21.3%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:82.1% inter:66.3%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:99.0% temporal:1.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 95.8% 86.4% 54.8% inter: 44.3% 37.3% 4.2%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 53% 22%  4% 21%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 17%  8%  6%  7% 12% 16% 10% 13% 10%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 17% 11%  4%  8% 13% 15% 11% 11% 11%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 34% 23% 25% 19%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.3% UV:1.7%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 40.7% 14.8% 27.4%  6.3% 10.6%  0.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 79.2% 15.7%  3.8%  1.3%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 97.1%  2.9%
x264 [info]: kb/s:3282.87
[13:45:37] mux: track 0, 2575 frames, 42265576 bytes, 3281.49 kbps, fifo 1024
[13:45:37] mux: track 1, 3218 frames, 2471424 bytes, 191.88 kbps, fifo 1024
[13:45:37] Finished work at: Mon Aug 31 13:45:37 2020
[13:45:37] libhb: work result = 0

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musicvid
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by musicvid »

Try uploading your image to Drive or Dropbox; there is nothing in your logs to suggest a level difference.
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by Woodstock »

I would start by doing the rip with something like MakeMKV, which would copy the video track without altering it. Then, compare the brightness of the resulting MKV to the MP4 file you asked handbrake to make.

I have seen instances where a player applies different rules to files vs. "raw optical reads" vs. ISO reads.
lightnin4u
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

musicvid wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:35 am Try uploading your image to Drive or Dropbox; there is nothing in your logs to suggest a level difference.
That was already dropbox link. Seems to be only a problem with the thumbnail. Try rightclicking and open image in new tab.
But anyways here is another try:
Image
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

Woodstock wrote: Tue Sep 01, 2020 2:54 am I would start by doing the rip with something like MakeMKV, which would copy the video track without altering it. Then, compare the brightness of the resulting MKV to the MP4 file you asked handbrake to make.

I have seen instances where a player applies different rules to files vs. "raw optical reads" vs. ISO reads.
I have done so an did a rip with MakeMKV. This is also as dark as the handbrake'd version.
Left: MKV Version, middle: iso, right: Handbrake .mp4
Image
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by musicvid »

Looks like something may not be flagged correctly because nothing is handling it correctly. was it something you downloaded?
Unless you ripped it from the disc yourself, I see it as unlikely that you will ever know.
Anyway, the center image is the closest to correct for delivery.

Might see what MediaInfo says about your ISO.
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by musicvid »

As a bandaid, adding the fullrange=on command to your Advanced Options may be of help.
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

thanks a lot musicvid for your suggestions. I have ripped it by myself from the original disc (using AnyDVD, recent version).
Have tried fullrange=on too, same result...
Which kind of information from MediaInfo do you exactly want to see?
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

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000000000 ------------------------------
000000000 ---   ISO 9660, accepted   ---
000000000 ------------------------------
000000000 System Area:                            (32768 bytes)
000008000 Volume_Descriptor (830 bytes)
000008000  Volume Descriptor Type:                1 (0x01)
000008001  Standard Identifier:                   CD001
000008006  Volume Descriptor Version:             1 (0x01)
000008007  Unused field:                          0 (0x00)
000008008  System Identifier:                                                     
000008028  Volume Identifier:                     SCRUBSPAL_S4D1                  
000008048  Unused field:                          (8 bytes)
000008050  Volume Space Size:                     4000411 (0x003D0A9B)
000008058  Unused field:                          (32 bytes)
000008078  Volume Set Size:                       16777217 (0x01000001)
00000807C  Volume Sequence Number:                16777217 (0x01000001)
000008080  Logical Block Size:                    526336 (0x00080800)
000008084  Path Table Size:                       3026418949592973354 (0x2A0000000000002A)
00000808C  Location of Occurrence of Type L Path Table: 16842752 (0x01010000)
000008090  Location of Optional Occurrence of Type L Path Table: 0 (0x00000000)
000008094  Location of Occurrence of Type M Path Table: 258 (0x00000102)
000008098  Location of Optional Occurrence of Type M Path Table: 0 (0x00000000)
00000809C  Directory Record for Root Directory:   "
0000080BE  Volume Set Identifier:                 SCRUBSPAL_S4D1                                                                                                                  
00000813E  Publisher Identifier:                  DISNEY                                                                                                                          
0000081BE  Data Preparer Identifier:              DDS                                                                                                                             
00000823E  Application Identifier:                                                                                                                                                
0000082BE  Copyright File Identifier:                                                  
0000082E3  Abstract File Identifier:                                                   
000008308  Bibliographic File Identifier:                                              
00000832D  Volume Creation Date and Time:         (17 bytes)
00000833E -----------------------------
00000833E ---   ISO 9660, filling   ---
00000833E -----------------------------
00000833E ------------------------------
00000833E ---   ISO 9660, finished   ---
00000833E ------------------------------
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

And now this: Just ripped and handbrake'd another TV show (2 Broke Girls) and the result is the other way round: the iso is darker than the handbrake'd file!
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Re: vids are too dark

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Which kind of information from MediaInfo do you exactly want to see?
All of it. MediaInfo is a utility that you download from mediaarea.net, not a generic term.
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by lightnin4u »

musicvid wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:33 am
Which kind of information from MediaInfo do you exactly want to see?
All of it. MediaInfo is a utility that you download from mediaarea.net, not a generic term.
see my post from Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:56 pm
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Re: vids are too dark

Post by Rodeo »

lightnin4u wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 8:27 am
musicvid wrote: Fri Sep 04, 2020 12:33 am
Which kind of information from MediaInfo do you exactly want to see?
All of it. MediaInfo is a utility that you download from mediaarea.net, not a generic term.
see my post from Thu Sep 03, 2020 2:56 pm
That's not a MediaInfo report.

https://mediaarea.net/en/MediaInfo/Download
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