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Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 12:44 am
by akzmonster
Please describe what you would like to see added to HandBrake:
Ability to select "Unknown" as first language or even the ability to select Language that is NOT in list.

Why would you like to see this added:
Some audio tracks do not get identified by handbrake and are left as "unknown" which makes bulk operations using these tracks as defaults impossible.

What version of HandBrake are you currently running:

What operating system and version and you currently running (e.g. OSX 10.11, Windows 7, Ubuntu 14):
Windows 7

Re: Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 3:04 pm
by JohnAStebbins
So you want to distinguish "Any" from "Unknown"? I.e. you want the ability to select *only* the unknown tracks and *not* tracks that have a specific known language.

In my experience, it's rare for a source to have unknown language tracks together with some known language tracks. Do you have an example of of such a source? Can you please post a scan log so I can see the details?

Re: Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:23 pm
by akzmonster
Yeah no problem. Maybe there is something I can do to the DVD files beforehand? I am not expert. And I do very much appreciate your interest.

I have a TV series on DVD that I am backing up to my NAS for storage and accessing through a media server. The show has an English audio track with laugh tracks (it's old, I know) and another without, however the English without laugh tracks is identified as "Unknown" so there is no way for me to perform bulk operations using defaults; and there are a lot of episodes to encode :\

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[16:24:05] scan: DVD has 11 title(s)
[16:24:05] scan: scanning title 1
[16:24:05] scan: opening IFO for VTS 3
[16:24:05] scan: duration is 00:25:33 (1533834 ms)
[16:24:05] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 000000001D45FEE0
[16:24:05] scan: vts=3, ttn=1, cells=0->12, blocks=0->515886, 515887 blocks
[16:24:05] scan: checking audio 1
[16:24:05] scan: id=0x80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=1
[16:24:05] scan: checking audio 2
[16:24:05] scan: id=0x81bd, lang=Unknown (AC3), 3cc=und ext=0

Re: Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:30 pm
by JohnAStebbins
Yep, looks like a completely valid use case for it. I'll add it to our issues list as a feature request. Can't guarantee any ETA.

Re: Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Thu May 11, 2017 4:38 pm
by JohnAStebbins

Re: Using "Unknown" audio as defaults

Posted: Fri May 12, 2017 8:50 pm
by akzmonster
SWEEEEEET! Rock on man! I'm so excited. Thanks!