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MJK43
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Preview fine; encode not

Post by MJK43 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 4:56 pm

Description of problem or question: First time user. Trying to rip a family video DVD of about 2 hours filming to my iMac to have a backup.
I found the source, picked the output format etc Fast 1080p30, MP4 file.
Ran a 15 second preview which worked great :D
Picked my destination folder and file name.
Then pressed start. It finished after under an hour. But what it has produced is a textedit.app document (641 MB).
So not a video !
Really grateful to know what I have done wrong and how to get it right. Many thanks.

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Mac OS Sierra 10.12.6



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Ritsuka
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by Ritsuka » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:08 pm

You need to add .mp4 at the end of the file name. You probably edited the name in HandBrake and removed the file extension.

MJK43
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by MJK43 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:26 pm

That seems very likely to be it. Am trying now to re-encode with .mp4 at the end of the file name. Will let you know. And many thanks !

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Ritsuka
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by Ritsuka » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:30 pm

You don't need to reencode, you can add the .mp4 text in Finder by renaming the file (if you haven't deleted it yet :D )

MJK43
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by MJK43 » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:40 pm

Thank you. That works too (and I changed the name slightly too).
But with both that original attempt and my re-encode, the recording is only 37 minutes whreas the DVD footage was about 2 hours.
What else have I done wrong please ?
Many thanks !

rollin_eng
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by rollin_eng » Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:43 pm

Try ripping with makemkv first.

MJK43
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by MJK43 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 9:23 am

Grateful for advice on
"the recording is only 37 minutes whreas the DVD footage was about 2 hours."
Many thanks

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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by rollin_eng » Thu Jan 31, 2019 4:28 pm

rollin_eng wrote:
Wed Jan 30, 2019 6:43 pm
Try ripping with makemkv first.

MJK43
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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by MJK43 » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:16 pm

Thanks. I did not realise that was an answer to the "short video" question, sorry.
But I have read the Makemkv website and I am bewildered by it. I don't know what it will do to my DVDs.
They are not encrypted in any way, just family footage shot originally on a camcorder then edited by me amateurishly to keep the best bits and burned onto DVD using what was a DVD recorder, which has since passed to the recycling centre.

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Re: Preview fine; encode not

Post by mduell » Thu Jan 31, 2019 10:17 pm

MakeMKV is better at ripping poorly authored/scratched/etc DVDs.

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