DVD rip quality problems

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mcouture
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DVD rip quality problems

Post by mcouture » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:31 pm

Description of problem or question:

Newbie warning here. I want to rip DVD collection to disk and run through Plex. I have about 300 hundred 'regular' DVDs and about a hundred BR DVDs in my collection. I did 3 test transcodes with "The Hangover DVD" and I get poor video quality and sound quality.

I ripped some DVDs years ago with Handbrake and if I compare the quality now to then (different DVD titles) there is no comparison...the older rips are much better than now.


I'm wondering if I should just do a straight DVD to disk export and not do any transcoding whatsoever. I don't want to say I have unlimited disk space and processing power but I'm running a Plex server with a 2400G Ryzen with 6TB of mirrored disk space currently. If I go that route, how do I accomplish a straight rip without transcoding?



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):

Fast 1080p30
HQ 1080p30 Surround
Super HQ 1080p30 Surround
Apple 1080p30 Surround

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.2.0


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

Linux Mint 19.1
kernel 4.20.8

Woodstock
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Re: DVD rip quality problems

Post by Woodstock » Thu Feb 14, 2019 6:04 pm

With no logs to see what is going on, we cannot know.

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Re: DVD rip quality problems

Post by musicvid » Fri Feb 15, 2019 1:54 am

DVD is PAL or NTSC Standard Definition.
You cannot turn them into HD. It's that simple.
That's why you cannot upsample them in Handbrake GUI.

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Re: DVD rip quality problems

Post by Woodstock » Fri Feb 15, 2019 2:45 am

Which reminds me - using the 1080pXX presets with DVD as an input will disable certain optimizations intended for DVDs, like deinterlace. Using the 480pXX (576pXX for PAL) will be a better starting point.

But, again, logs will tell us what handbrake is seeing on your source files.

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