iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

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rinibean
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iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:24 am

Description of problem or question:
Hello all, this is my first time using Handbrake. I am taking a DVD I own of drum lessons and trying to get it moved to an iPad. I have successfully moved it to my computer. I have a m4v file on my computer hard drive that runs properly when I click it. I have tried following online instructions to move it to my iPad. First, I tried to import it into iTunes. I go to the "Movies" section, click "Add to Library" and then click the file on my hard drive. When iTunes imports it though, it seems to be converting each chapter into a MPEG. I can listen to each chapter, but there is no video content.

Is there something I'm doing wrong in the conversion to m4v? Or is this completely an iTunes issue? Even if it is iTunes, is there someone in this community that has dealt with this before? Thank you in advance for any help you can offer.

Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
I've tried it three times and it's doing the same thing



HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
1.2.2



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

MacOS 10.11.6


HandBrake Activity Log ***required*** (see How-to get an activity log)

I did the conversion a couple days ago so there's really no log to report:

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[21:04:33] macgui: Handbrake Version: 1.2.2  (2019022300)
[21:04:33] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[21:04:33] hb_init: starting libhb thread

musicvid
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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by musicvid » Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:54 pm

I did the conversion a couple days ago so there's really no log to report:
I think if you'll look :shock: , you will find it's still there. No one could possibly respond without it, It's almost certain your problem lies downstream of Handbrake, but we'd like to confirm that for you.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm

There are several "Apple" presets in handbrake which are generally compatible with different Apple products. Almost all Apple devices can do h.264 MP4 files made with the Apple presets, and newer ones can do h.265 video, as long as you get them to the device.

ITunes is a separate issue, frankly. Video files that play on the iPhone or iPad from the web may or may not import to iTunes. I've had videos that were put on the phone by iTunes, then backed up by iTunes from the phone, which were then "unable to sync" without iTunes doing the encoding. Worse, the file encoded by iTunes then couldn't be synchronized to the phone, because it was a "bad format".

I finally gave up on iTunes for anything video-related. I just copy the videos to the phone, and play them.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by mduell » Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:48 pm

rinibean wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:24 am
I did the conversion a couple days ago so there's really no log to report:
When you read the How-to at the top of every page in bold underlined text on a pink background, it will explain where to find the relevant encode log from a few days ago.

rinibean
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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:13 pm

musicvid wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 2:54 pm
I did the conversion a couple days ago so there's really no log to report:
I think if you'll look :shock: , you will find it's still there. No one could possibly respond without it, It's almost certain your problem lies downstream of Handbrake, but we'd like to confirm that for you.

Ok, yes, sorry. I did read that but still wasn't looking in the right place. I found it.

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HandBrake Activity Log for Session: 2019-08-03T22:30:09Z
Handbrake Version: 1.2.2 (2019022300)
Groove_Essentials.m4v
Preset: Apple 1080p60 Surround
[18:30:09] macgui: QueueCore prevented sleep
[18:30:09] macgui: QueueCore scanning specifically for title: 1
[18:30:09] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4308U CPU @ 2.80GHz
[18:30:09]  - Intel microarchitecture Haswell
[18:30:09]  - logical processor count: 4
[18:30:09] hb_scan: path=/Volumes/Groove_Essentials, title_index=1
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/index.bdmv
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/BACKUP/index.bdmv
[18:30:09] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/rdisk3 mounted on /Volumes/Groove_Essentials for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Can't read name block. Probably not a DVD-ROM device.
libdvdnav: vm: dvd_read_name failed
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00c00000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/rdisk3 mounted on /Volumes/Groove_Essentials for CSS authentication
[18:30:11] scan: DVD has 5 title(s)
[18:30:11] scan: scanning title 1
[18:30:12] scan: opening IFO for VTS 1
[18:30:12] scan: duration is 01:56:32 (6992266 ms)
[18:30:12] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x7faaae3b75b0
[18:30:12] scan: vts=1, ttn=1, cells=0->81, blocks=0->2053611, 2053612 blocks
[18:30:12] scan: checking audio 1
[18:30:12] scan: id=0x80bd, lang=Unknown (AC3), 3cc=und ext=0
[18:30:12] scan: checking subtitle 1
[18:30:12] scan: subtitle channel is not active
[18:30:12] scan: title 1 has 82 chapters
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[18:30:12] scan: chap 82 c=81->81, b=2053606->2053611 (6), 433 ms
[18:30:12] scan: aspect = 4:3
[18:30:12] scan: decoding previews for title 1
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00c00000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
[18:30:12] scan: title angle(s) 1
[ac3 @ 0x7faaac978600] frame sync error
[18:30:12] scan: audio 0x80bd: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=224000 Unknown (AC3) (2.0 ch)
[18:30:15] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 29.970 fps, autocrop = 2/0/8/4, aspect 4:3, PAR 8:9
[18:30:15] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[18:30:15] macgui: QueueCore scan done
[18:30:15] 1 job(s) to process
[18:30:15] starting job
[18:30:15] macgui: QueueCore started encoding Groove_Essentials.m4v
[18:30:15] macgui: QueueCore with preset Apple 1080p60 Surround
[18:30:15] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] yadif thread started for segment 0
[18:30:15] yadif thread started for segment 1
[18:30:15] yadif thread started for segment 2
[18:30:15] yadif thread started for segment 3
[18:30:15] job configuration:
[18:30:15]  * source
[18:30:15]    + /Volumes/Groove_Essentials
[18:30:15]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 82
[18:30:15]  * destination
[18:30:15]    + /Users/errinmills2015/Movies/Handbrake Conversions/Groove_Essentials.m4v
[18:30:15]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[18:30:15]      + chapter markers
[18:30:15]  * video track
[18:30:15]    + decoder: mpeg2video
[18:30:15]      + bitrate 200 kbps
[18:30:15]    + filters
[18:30:15]      + 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)
[18:30:15]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[18:30:15]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/450000)
[18:30:15]        + frame rate: 29.970 fps -> peak rate limited to 60.000 fps
[18:30:15]      + Crop and Scale (width=708:height=478:crop-top=2:crop-bottom=0:crop-left=8:crop-right=4)
[18:30:15]        + source: 720 * 480, crop (2/0/8/4): 708 * 478, scale: 708 * 478
[18:30:15]    + Output geometry
[18:30:15]      + storage dimensions: 708 x 478
[18:30:15]      + pixel aspect ratio: 8 : 9
[18:30:15]      + display dimensions: 629 x 478
[18:30:15]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[18:30:15]      + preset:  medium
[18:30:15]      + profile: high
[18:30:15]      + level:   4.2
[18:30:15]      + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[18:30:15]      + color profile: 6-1-6
[18:30:15]  * audio track 1
[18:30:15]    + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x80bd)
[18:30:15]      + bitrate: 224 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:30:15]    + mixdown: Stereo
[18:30:15]    + dither: triangular
[18:30:15]    + encoder: AAC (Apple AudioToolbox)
[18:30:15]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:30:15]  * audio track 2
[18:30:15]    + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x80bd)
[18:30:15]      + bitrate: 224 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:30:15]    + AC3 Passthru
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/rdisk3 mounted on /Volumes/Groove_Essentials for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: Can't read name block. Probably not a DVD-ROM device.
libdvdnav: vm: dvd_read_name failed
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00c00000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Attempting to use device /dev/rdisk3 mounted on /Volumes/Groove_Essentials for CSS authentication
libdvdnav: DVD disk reports itself with Region mask 0x00c00000. Regions: 1 2 3 4 5 6
[18:30:16] sync: expecting 209558 video frames
[18:30:16] encx264: min-keyint: 30, keyint: 300
[18:30:16] encx264: encoding at constant RF 22.000000
[18:30:16] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.2:vbv-bufsize=78125:vbv-maxrate=62500
x264 [info]: using SAR=8/9
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.2, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[18:30:17] sync: first pts video is 0
[18:30:17] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[18:30:17] sync: first pts audio 0x80bd is 0
[18:30:17] sync: first pts audio 0x80bd is 0
[18:30:39] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 1782 time 5348343
[18:35:18] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 21075 time 63285222
[18:35:22] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 21336 time 64069005
[18:37:06] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 28738 time 86297211
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[18:54:52] sync: "Chapter 31" (31) at frame 90150 time 270717447
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[19:18:18] sync: "Chapter 68" (68) at frame 180421 time 541801260
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[19:26:33] reader: done. 2 scr changes
[19:26:34] work: average encoding speed for job is 62.118587 fps
[19:26:34] comb detect: heavy 174494 | light 6133 | uncombed 29141 | total 209768
[19:26:34] decomb: deinterlaced 174494 | blended 6133 | unfiltered 29141 | total 209768
[19:26:34] vfr: 209768 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[19:26:34] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[19:26:34] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[19:26:34] ac3-decoder done: 218713 frames, 0 decoder errors
[19:26:34] ac3-decoder done: 218713 frames, 0 decoder errors
[19:26:34] mpeg2video-decoder done: 209768 frames, 0 decoder errors
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x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:71.7% inter:79.1%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 63.0% 67.3% 29.6% inter: 13.8% 17.6% 0.8%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 38% 22% 15% 26%
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x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.6% UV:1.6%
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x264 [info]: ref B L0: 84.5% 11.8%  3.7%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 93.5%  6.5%
x264 [info]: kb/s:862.32
[19:26:35] mux: track 0, 209768 frames, 754384717 bytes, 862.24 kbps, fifo 4096
[19:26:35] mux: track 1, 328072 frames, 144608217 bytes, 165.28 kbps, fifo 8192
[19:26:35] mux: track 2, 218713 frames, 195966848 bytes, 223.98 kbps, fifo 4096
[19:26:35] libhb: work result = 0

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 4:15 pm

Woodstock wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 3:25 pm
There are several "Apple" presets in handbrake which are generally compatible with different Apple products. Almost all Apple devices can do h.264 MP4 files made with the Apple presets, and newer ones can do h.265 video, as long as you get them to the device.

ITunes is a separate issue, frankly. Video files that play on the iPhone or iPad from the web may or may not import to iTunes. I've had videos that were put on the phone by iTunes, then backed up by iTunes from the phone, which were then "unable to sync" without iTunes doing the encoding. Worse, the file encoded by iTunes then couldn't be synchronized to the phone, because it was a "bad format".

I finally gave up on iTunes for anything video-related. I just copy the videos to the phone, and play them.

Ok, excuse my ignorance but I'd love to avoid iTunes. How can I copy the m4v from my hard drive to my iPad without using iTunes? I don't really use the cloud though. I ran out of space long ago and just use external drives to back up.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by musicvid » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:23 pm

Your file encoding looks fine.
I'm sure you know that MP4, M4V, files are MPEG.
iTunes does not produce MPEG-2, so there is another reason you are not seeing video.
Sorry I can't help you past that; iTunes is a classic "black box" to the rest of the world.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 pm

My way of bypassing iTunes was two fold. First solution was simply to put my video files on a web server I could access from my wifi. I could download and save just about anything I wanted.

Later, I found tools to let me access my network attached storage (NAS) server using SMB networking, and copying files back and forth. I've also used VLC talking to the NAS using DNLA protocol.

Finally, I got over the idea that playing video on the iPhone was fun. :)

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:11 pm

musicvid wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Your file encoding looks fine.
I'm sure you know that MP4, M4V, files are MPEG.
iTunes does not produce MPEG-2, so there is another reason you are not seeing video.
Sorry I can't help you past that; iTunes is a classic "black box" to the rest of the world.
No, I don't know this. This is all new to me. When I look at the files in iTunes, it shows them as "kind MPEG Audio File" and "format MPEG-1, Layer 3"

I'm guessing that doesn't help clear anything up though. Thanks for your help.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:16 pm

Woodstock wrote:
Mon Aug 12, 2019 8:35 pm
My way of bypassing iTunes was two fold. First solution was simply to put my video files on a web server I could access from my wifi. I could download and save just about anything I wanted.

Later, I found tools to let me access my network attached storage (NAS) server using SMB networking, and copying files back and forth. I've also used VLC talking to the NAS using DNLA protocol.

Finally, I got over the idea that playing video on the iPhone was fun. :)
Ok, this is over my head! I think the easiest route to avoid iTunes might be a third party app for file transfers. Something like that has to exist. I think that's my next step.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by Woodstock » Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:38 pm

Google came up with a "top 15 replacements for iTunes" from last week. It included solutions for Mac, Windows, and Linux, some free, most weren't.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by video.baba » Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:34 am

I know the problem is appearing when you add/import to iTunes, before it's even had chance to sync to your iPad, however, I can't remember how iTunes deals with this situation, I mean, can't remember if it will try and re-encode or not accept if it doesn't match the criteria for your current device. So with that it mind it may be worth having a little try at this:

First thing, you didn't mention which iPad you have.

You chose: Preset: Apple 1080p60 Surround (giving you H.264 High @ L4.2)
Recommended devices: iPad 5th Gen, iPad mini 2, iPad Air 1st Gen, iPad Pro 1st Gen, Apple TV 4th Gen

As a test for your source I'd try:

Code: Select all

Preset: Apple 720p30 Surround
+ encoder: H.264 (libx264)
+ profile: high
+ level:   3.1
Devices:
iPhone 4, iPod Touch 4th Gen, iPad 1st Gen, iPad 2nd Gen, Apple TV 2nd Gen
You don't need to do the whole DVD, just select the first chapter. Try it and see if it imports in iTunes.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by rinibean » Wed Aug 14, 2019 12:53 pm

Hi all,

I have sort of figured this out. Though I'm not exactly sure how, I did finally get this into the Apple TV app on my iPad (6th generation), but iTunes removed my chapter indicators (which existed on my hard drive m4v copy). This removes the functionality for me, as the DVD has 80 lessons on it and would be terribly cumbersome to navigate to the start of lessons without the chapter indicators.

So what I eventually did was move the m4v directly from my hard drive to my iPad through an app called VLC. I was able to move it over a Wifi connection through the app and all my original chapter breaks were included.

I've now done this with three different DVD's and it has worked easily each time. Thank you all for your help in sorting it out.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by Woodstock » Wed Aug 14, 2019 1:28 pm

MP4 files do not really have a chapter track. Most people get chapters by making a special subtitle track, which contains the chapter markers. VLC is one of the many programs that understands this extension... which Apple decided not to support.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by Ritsuka » Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:41 pm

This whole thread makes no sense. There is no way iTunes is converting mp4 files to mp3 or similar.

Woodstock, the way of putting chapters in a separate track is the the way Apple introduced in the '90. iTunes supports chapters just fine. The TV app on iPad shows the chapters only for movies, but not for home video or tv shows.

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Re: iTunes converting my m4V to MPEG?

Post by musicvid » Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:57 pm

@Ritsuka,
OP is confused that iTunes is calling .m4a as "MPEG Audio Files." He thinks it means something else.
That's all it is, and he is targeting that as his problem which is obviously not the case. It is just a beginner misattribution.

In any event, the problem lies downstream of Handbrake, perhaps PEBCAC, and OP would do well to let this line of questioning go, as should the rest of us, methinks.

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