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Tips for x265 newbie

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Tips for x265 newbie

Post by plittlefield » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:42 pm

I would like to try x265 as the encoder instead of my usual choice of x264.

I have been tempted by the stunning result of some Star Trek Discovery HEVC X265 6CH files I have watched recently. The quality is amazing but the file size is even more surprising.

So, with this is mind, what command line options should I try to reproduce the same result?

Here is my usual command line...

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/usr/bin/HandBrakeCLI --input "${INPUT}" --main-feature --maxWidth 1280 --maxHeight 720 --crop 0:0:0:0 --markers --encoder x264 --encoder-preset veryslow --encoder-tune "${X264TUNE}" --encoder-profile high --encoder-level 4.1 --audio 1,1 --aencoder faac,ac3 --ab 160,384 --output "${OUTPUT}"
...thanks for your help!



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