Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

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NotHimAgain
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Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Mon May 27, 2019 10:30 am

Description of problem or question:

Re-directed from the end of my thread here: viewtopic.php?f=6&p=184362#p184362.
I've ripped numerous blu-ray discs using MakeMKV. When doing this i never know which audio & subtitle options to select (in MakeMKV) so i basically just select everything that says English. The downside to this is that sometimes i wind up with audio on the video file that is basically just like the director talking about the movie.

I want to convert a number of my rips as i've barely any space on my 6TB HDD. I don't necessarily want to convert the files down to a specific size, i just want to get most of them down from approx. 30GB each, just to free up space on the drive. I want to do this without any visible loss in video & audio quality.

I'm not 100% confident in my video settings but i'm fairly confident i can select something that's suitable for my aim. I'm not so confident on the audio settings though.
I currently play these files via Plex on my TV, therefore the audio comes out of my TV speakers (which aren't the best). I'm considering buying a soundbar although this isn't a certainty but who knows, in the future i may have one. In the future-future i may end up moving house and have a 5.1 or 7.1 setup. I doubt it but who knows - i'd rather the video files be ready for that event than for me to end up in that situation & be like damn i wish i'd done XYZ with these video files. In short i only want to convert/compress/encode (insert correct terminology here pls?) ONCE.

The problem is there's numerous audio files and i don't know what to select. There's also numerous options.

Which codec? AAC, AC3 (seem to be default), then there's this thing called Passthru?
Which bitrate. There's so many numbers to choose from. Again, i want to future proof the converted file and i only want to convert ONCE.
Which mixdown to use? The default appears to be Dolby Pro Logic II but there's other options. In this one video file, the bottom option is 5.1 channels.


Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):

N/A


HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.1.2 (64-bit)


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

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit


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HandBrake 1.1.2 (2018090500) - 64bit
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 - 64bit
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
Ram: 16383 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 21.21.13.7619
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: C:\Users\Kev\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\Kev\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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# Starting Encode ...

[11:11:44] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[11:11:45] 1 job(s) to process
[11:11:45] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "Bitrate": 640,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": 2048,
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 7,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      },
      {
        "Bitrate": 192,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": 65536,
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 6,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      1073807360,
      1073743872,
      1074003968,
      1073750016,
      1090519040,
      1074790400,
      1074266112,
      1107296256
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": 2048
  },
  "Destination": {
    "ChapterList": [
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 1"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 2"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 3"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 4"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 5"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 6"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 7"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 8"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 9"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 10"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 11"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 12"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 13"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 14"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 15"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 16"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": false,
    "File": "D:\\Video\\MILE 22\\test.mkv",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": 2097152
  },
  "Filters": {
    "FilterList": [
      {
        "ID": 4,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "7"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 3,
        "Settings": {
          "block-height": "16",
          "block-thresh": "40",
          "block-width": "16",
          "filter-mode": "2",
          "mode": "3",
          "motion-thresh": "1",
          "spatial-metric": "2",
          "spatial-thresh": "1"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 11,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "140",
          "crop-left": "0",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "140",
          "height": "1080",
          "width": "1920"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "2",
          "rate": "27000000/900000"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 27,
    "Den": 20
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 16
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "D:\\Video\\MILE 22\\MILE 22_t00.mkv"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": [
      {
        "Burn": false,
        "Default": true,
        "Forced": false,
        "ID": 1,
        "Offset": 0,
        "Track": 0
      }
    ]
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": 65536,
    "Level": "4.0",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "",
    "Preset": "slow",
    "Profile": "high",
    "Quality": 20.0,
    "HWDecode": false,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false,
      "AsyncDepth": 0
    }
  }
}
[11:11:45] CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
[11:11:45]  - logical processor count: 5
[11:11:45] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[11:11:45] hb_scan: path=D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
[11:11:45] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[11:11:45] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv':
  Metadata:
    title           : MILE 22
  Duration: 01:34:21.73, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 37193 kb/s
    Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 456.914792
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 01
    Chapter #0:1: start 456.914792, end 784.283500
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 02
    Chapter #0:2: start 784.283500, end 957.081125
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 03
    Chapter #0:3: start 957.081125, end 1448.738958
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 04
    Chapter #0:4: start 1448.738958, end 1811.017542
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 05
    Chapter #0:5: start 1811.017542, end 2174.505667
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 06
    Chapter #0:6: start 2174.505667, end 2528.859667
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 07
    Chapter #0:7: start 2528.859667, end 2910.282375
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 08
    Chapter #0:8: start 2910.282375, end 3130.001875
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 09
    Chapter #0:9: start 3130.001875, end 3519.182333
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 10
    Chapter #0:10: start 3519.182333, end 3832.078250
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 11
    Chapter #0:11: start 3832.078250, end 4086.791042
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 12
    Chapter #0:12: start 4086.791042, end 4650.479167
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 13
    Chapter #0:13: start 4650.479167, end 4926.880292
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 14
    Chapter #0:14: start 4926.880292, end 5207.577375
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 15
    Chapter #0:15: start 5207.577375, end 5661.739417
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 16
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High)
      yuv420p, 1920x1080 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9
      23.98 fps, 1k tbn
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 29744172
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.739416666
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 135746
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 21050467381
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001011
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 2011070
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1423272340
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: dts (DTS)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 1509000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1067947468
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:3(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 2361617
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1671360380
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:4(eng): Audio: dts (DTS)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 1509000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1067947468
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:5(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 55367
      DURATION-eng    : 01:27:50.536104166
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 2562
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 36477373
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001200
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:6: Video: mjpeg
      yuvj420p, pc, bt470bg/unknown/unknown
      640x360 [PAR 72:72 DAR 16:9]
      90k tbn
    Metadata:
      filename        : cover.jpg
      mimetype        : image/jpeg
[11:11:45] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[11:11:45] scan: audio 0x1: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[11:11:45] scan: audio 0x2: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
[11:11:45] scan: audio 0x3: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[11:11:45] scan: audio 0x4: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
[11:11:47] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 140/140/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[11:11:47] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[11:11:47] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[11:11:47] starting job
[11:11:47] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] decomb filter thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] decomb check thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] mask filter thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] mask erode thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] mask dilate thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] yadif thread started for segment 0
[11:11:47] yadif thread started for segment 1
[11:11:47] yadif thread started for segment 2
[11:11:47] yadif thread started for segment 3
[11:11:47] yadif thread started for segment 4
[11:11:47] job configuration:
[11:11:47]  * source
[11:11:47]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
[11:11:47]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[11:11:47]    + container: matroska,webm
[11:11:47]    + data rate: 37193 kbps
[11:11:47]  * destination
[11:11:47]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\test.mkv
[11:11:47]    + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[11:11:47]      + chapter markers
[11:11:47]  * video track
[11:11:47]    + decoder: h264
[11:11:47]    + filters
[11:11:47]      + 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)
[11:11:47]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[11:11:47]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[11:11:47]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[11:11:47]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=1080:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[11:11:47]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 1920 * 1080
[11:11:47]    + Output geometry
[11:11:47]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[11:11:47]      + pixel aspect ratio: 27 : 20
[11:11:47]      + display dimensions: 2592 x 1080
[11:11:47]  * Foreign Audio Search: Render/Burn-in, Forced Only
[11:11:47]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x5, Picture)
[11:11:47] sync: expecting 135745 video frames
[11:14:48] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[11:14:48] work: average encoding speed for job is 0.000000 fps
[11:14:48] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 0 | total 0
[11:14:48] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 0 | total 0
[11:14:48] vfr: 0 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[11:14:48] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[11:14:48] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[11:14:49] h264-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[11:14:49] sync: got 0 frames, 135745 expected
[11:14:49] Subtitle track 0 (id 0x5) 'English [PGS]': 1281 hits (0 forced)
[11:14:49] No candidate detected during subtitle scan
[11:14:49] starting job
[11:14:49] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] decomb filter thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] decomb check thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] mask filter thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] mask erode thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] mask dilate thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] yadif thread started for segment 0
[11:14:49] yadif thread started for segment 1
[11:14:49] yadif thread started for segment 2
[11:14:49] yadif thread started for segment 3
[11:14:49] yadif thread started for segment 4
[11:14:49] work: track 1, dithering not supported by codec
[11:14:49] work: track 2, dithering not supported by codec
[11:14:49] job configuration:
[11:14:49]  * source
[11:14:49]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
[11:14:49]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[11:14:49]    + container: matroska,webm
[11:14:49]    + data rate: 37193 kbps
[11:14:49]  * destination
[11:14:49]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\test.mkv
[11:14:49]    + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[11:14:49]      + chapter markers
[11:14:49]  * video track
[11:14:49]    + decoder: h264
[11:14:49]    + filters
[11:14:49]      + 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)
[11:14:49]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[11:14:49]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[11:14:49]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[11:14:49]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=1080:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[11:14:49]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 1920 * 1080
[11:14:49]    + Output geometry
[11:14:49]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[11:14:49]      + pixel aspect ratio: 27 : 20
[11:14:49]      + display dimensions: 2592 x 1080
[11:14:49]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[11:14:49]      + preset:  slow
[11:14:49]      + profile: high
[11:14:49]      + level:   4.0
[11:14:49]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[11:14:49]  * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x5, Picture) -> Passthrough, Default
[11:14:49]  * audio track 1
[11:14:49]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[11:14:49]      + bitrate: 1536 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:14:49]    + mixdown: 5.1 Channels
[11:14:49]    + encoder: AC3 (libavcodec)
[11:14:49]      + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:14:49]  * audio track 2
[11:14:49]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[11:14:49]      + bitrate: 1536 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:14:49]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[11:14:49]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[11:14:49]      + bitrate: 192 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:14:49] sync: expecting 135745 video frames
[11:14:49] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[11:14:49] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
[11:14:49] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:ref=4:direct=auto:subme=8:trellis=2:vbv-bufsize=31250:vbv-maxrate=25000:rc-lookahead=50
x264 [info]: using SAR=27/20
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast LZCNT
x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.0
[11:14:49] sync: first pts video is 0
[11:14:49] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[11:14:49] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[11:14:49] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
NOTE: If you click the link to the thread i mentioned at the beginning of this post you'll see that (at the time of making this post) i asked whether i need to complete a 4 hour video conversion in order to get an accurate log that was asked for or whether i can just set the conversion up, create a log & then post that log here.
As yet that question hasn't been answered so i took the gamble that i don't need to spend 4 hours and instead can just set up the conversion with the settings, get the log made & then paste that log here.

Hopefully the gamble paid off. Apologies if it didn't.

NotHimAgain
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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Tue May 28, 2019 6:20 am

In the meantime i actually ran the conversion now...

https://pastebin.com/Lp4Xc1hv

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HandBrake 1.1.2 (2018090500) - 64bit
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 - 64bit
CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
Ram: 16383 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 - 21.21.13.7619
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: C:\Users\Kev\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\Kev\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

-------------------------------------------


# Starting Encode ...

[21:58:03] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[21:58:03] 1 job(s) to process
[21:58:03] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "Bitrate": 640,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": 2048,
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 7,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      },
      {
        "Bitrate": 160,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": 65536,
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 6,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      1073807360,
      1073743872,
      1074003968,
      1073750016,
      1090519040,
      1074790400,
      1074266112,
      1107296256
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": 2048
  },
  "Destination": {
    "ChapterList": [
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 1"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 2"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 3"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 4"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 5"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 6"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 7"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 8"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 9"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 10"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 11"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 12"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 13"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 14"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 15"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 16"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": false,
    "File": "D:\\Video\\MILE 22\\Mile22.mkv",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": 2097152
  },
  "Filters": {
    "FilterList": [
      {
        "ID": 4,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "7"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 3,
        "Settings": {
          "block-height": "16",
          "block-thresh": "40",
          "block-width": "16",
          "filter-mode": "2",
          "mode": "3",
          "motion-thresh": "1",
          "spatial-metric": "2",
          "spatial-thresh": "1"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 11,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "140",
          "crop-left": "0",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "140",
          "height": "1080",
          "width": "1920"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "2",
          "rate": "27000000/900000"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 27,
    "Den": 20
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 16
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "D:\\Video\\MILE 22\\MILE 22_t00.mkv"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": [
      {
        "Burn": false,
        "Default": true,
        "Forced": false,
        "ID": 1,
        "Offset": 0,
        "Track": 0
      }
    ]
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": 65536,
    "Level": "4.0",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "",
    "Preset": "slow",
    "Profile": "high",
    "Quality": 20.0,
    "HWDecode": false,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false,
      "AsyncDepth": 0
    }
  }
}
[21:58:03] CPU: AMD Phenom(tm) II X6 1055T Processor
[21:58:03]  - logical processor count: 5
[21:58:03] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[21:58:03] hb_scan: path=D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
[21:58:03] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 6.0.0
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdread:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[21:58:03] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv':
  Metadata:
    title           : MILE 22
  Duration: 01:34:21.73, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 37193 kb/s
    Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 456.914792
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 01
    Chapter #0:1: start 456.914792, end 784.283500
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 02
    Chapter #0:2: start 784.283500, end 957.081125
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 03
    Chapter #0:3: start 957.081125, end 1448.738958
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 04
    Chapter #0:4: start 1448.738958, end 1811.017542
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 05
    Chapter #0:5: start 1811.017542, end 2174.505667
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 06
    Chapter #0:6: start 2174.505667, end 2528.859667
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 07
    Chapter #0:7: start 2528.859667, end 2910.282375
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 08
    Chapter #0:8: start 2910.282375, end 3130.001875
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 09
    Chapter #0:9: start 3130.001875, end 3519.182333
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 10
    Chapter #0:10: start 3519.182333, end 3832.078250
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 11
    Chapter #0:11: start 3832.078250, end 4086.791042
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 12
    Chapter #0:12: start 4086.791042, end 4650.479167
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 13
    Chapter #0:13: start 4650.479167, end 4926.880292
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 14
    Chapter #0:14: start 4926.880292, end 5207.577375
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 15
    Chapter #0:15: start 5207.577375, end 5661.739417
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 16
    Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High)
      yuv420p, 1920x1080 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9
      23.98 fps, 1k tbn
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 29744172
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.739416666
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 135746
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 21050467381
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001011
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 2011070
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1423272340
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: dts (DTS)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 1509000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1067947468
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:3(eng): Audio: dts (DTS-HD MA)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 2361617
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1671360380
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:4(eng): Audio: dts (DTS)
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 1536 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 1509000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:34:21.749333333
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 530789
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 1067947468
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:5(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 55367
      DURATION-eng    : 01:27:50.536104166
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 2562
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 36477373
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001200
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.3 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-04-16 19:28:29
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
    Stream #0:6: Video: mjpeg
      yuvj420p, pc, bt470bg/unknown/unknown
      640x360 [PAR 72:72 DAR 16:9]
      90k tbn
    Metadata:
      filename        : cover.jpg
      mimetype        : image/jpeg
[21:58:03] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[21:58:04] scan: audio 0x1: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[21:58:04] scan: audio 0x2: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
[21:58:04] scan: audio 0x3: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[21:58:04] scan: audio 0x4: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
[21:58:06] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 140/140/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[21:58:06] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[21:58:06] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[21:58:06] starting job
[21:58:06] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] decomb filter thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] decomb check thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] mask filter thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] mask erode thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] mask dilate thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] yadif thread started for segment 0
[21:58:06] yadif thread started for segment 1
[21:58:06] yadif thread started for segment 2
[21:58:06] yadif thread started for segment 3
[21:58:06] yadif thread started for segment 4
[21:58:06] job configuration:
[21:58:06]  * source
[21:58:06]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
[21:58:06]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[21:58:06]    + container: matroska,webm
[21:58:06]    + data rate: 37193 kbps
[21:58:06]  * destination
[21:58:06]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\Mile22.mkv
[21:58:06]    + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[21:58:06]      + chapter markers
[21:58:06]  * video track
[21:58:06]    + decoder: h264
[21:58:06]    + filters
[21:58:06]      + 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)
[21:58:06]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[21:58:06]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[21:58:06]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[21:58:06]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=1080:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[21:58:06]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 1920 * 1080
[21:58:06]    + Output geometry
[21:58:06]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[21:58:06]      + pixel aspect ratio: 27 : 20
[21:58:06]      + display dimensions: 2592 x 1080
[21:58:06]  * Foreign Audio Search: Render/Burn-in, Forced Only
[21:58:06]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x5, Picture)
[21:58:06] sync: expecting 135745 video frames
[22:01:07] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[22:01:07] work: average encoding speed for job is 0.000000 fps
[22:01:07] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 0 | total 0
[22:01:07] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 0 | total 0
[22:01:07] vfr: 0 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[22:01:07] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[22:01:07] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[22:01:07] h264-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[22:01:07] sync: got 0 frames, 135745 expected
[22:01:07] Subtitle track 0 (id 0x5) 'English [PGS]': 1281 hits (0 forced)
[22:01:07] No candidate detected during subtitle scan
[22:01:07] starting job
[22:01:07] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] decomb filter thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] decomb check thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] mask filter thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] mask erode thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] mask dilate thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] yadif thread started for segment 0
[22:01:07] yadif thread started for segment 1
[22:01:07] yadif thread started for segment 2
[22:01:07] yadif thread started for segment 3
[22:01:07] yadif thread started for segment 4
[22:01:07] work: track 1, dithering not supported by codec
[22:01:07] work: track 2, dithering not supported by codec
[22:01:07] job configuration:
[22:01:07]  * source
[22:01:07]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\MILE 22_t00.mkv
[22:01:07]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[22:01:07]    + container: matroska,webm
[22:01:07]    + data rate: 37193 kbps
[22:01:07]  * destination
[22:01:07]    + D:\Video\MILE 22\Mile22.mkv
[22:01:07]    + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[22:01:07]      + chapter markers
[22:01:07]  * video track
[22:01:07]    + decoder: h264
[22:01:07]    + filters
[22:01:07]      + 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)
[22:01:07]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[22:01:07]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[22:01:07]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[22:01:07]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=1080:crop-top=140:crop-bottom=140:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[22:01:07]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (140/140/0/0): 1920 * 800, scale: 1920 * 1080
[22:01:07]    + Output geometry
[22:01:07]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[22:01:07]      + pixel aspect ratio: 27 : 20
[22:01:07]      + display dimensions: 2592 x 1080
[22:01:07]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[22:01:07]      + preset:  slow
[22:01:07]      + profile: high
[22:01:07]      + level:   4.0
[22:01:07]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[22:01:07]  * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x5, Picture) -> Passthrough, Default
[22:01:07]  * audio track 1
[22:01:07]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[22:01:07]      + bitrate: 1536 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:01:07]    + mixdown: 5.1 Channels
[22:01:07]    + encoder: AC3 (libavcodec)
[22:01:07]      + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:01:07]  * audio track 2
[22:01:07]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[22:01:07]      + bitrate: 1536 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:01:07]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[22:01:07]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[22:01:07]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:01:07] sync: expecting 135745 video frames
[22:01:07] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[22:01:07] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
[22:01:07] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:ref=4:direct=auto:subme=8:trellis=2:vbv-bufsize=31250:vbv-maxrate=25000:rc-lookahead=50
x264 [info]: using SAR=27/20
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast LZCNT
x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.0
[22:01:07] sync: first pts video is 0
[22:01:07] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[22:01:07] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[22:01:07] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[22:03:51] sync: first pts subtitle 0x5 is 7079580
[22:26:13] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 10956 time 41122331
[22:46:38] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 18805 time 70585515
[22:58:30] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 22950 time 86144808
[23:27:56] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 34736 time 130386506
[23:47:17] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 43422 time 162991578
[00:07:07] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 52137 time 195705510
[00:28:13] sync: "Chapter 8" (8) at frame 60633 time 227597370
[00:49:20] sync: "Chapter 9" (9) at frame 69780 time 261932921
[01:01:46] sync: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 75046 time 281700168
[01:24:19] sync: "Chapter 11" (11) at frame 84380 time 316737671
[01:41:40] sync: "Chapter 12" (12) at frame 91882 time 344898303
[01:55:29] sync: "Chapter 13" (13) at frame 97989 time 367822455
[02:37:53] sync: "Chapter 14" (14) at frame 111504 time 418554386
[02:56:09] sync: "Chapter 15" (15) at frame 118130 time 443426733
[03:15:37] sync: "Chapter 16" (16) at frame 124860 time 468689471
[03:24:51] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[03:24:54] work: average encoding speed for job is 6.986053 fps
[03:24:54] comb detect: heavy 2304 | light 8720 | uncombed 124722 | total 135746
[03:24:54] decomb: deinterlaced 2304 | blended 8720 | unfiltered 124722 | total 135746
[03:24:54] vfr: 135746 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[03:24:54] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[03:24:54] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[03:24:54] dca-decoder done: 530789 frames, 0 decoder errors
[03:24:54] dca-decoder done: 530789 frames, 0 decoder errors
[03:24:54] h264-decoder done: 135746 frames, 0 decoder errors
[03:24:54] sync: got 135746 frames, 135745 expected
[03:24:54] sync: framerate min 23.981 fps, max 23.981 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:3782  Avg QP:17.25  size:134951
x264 [info]: frame P:49786 Avg QP:19.97  size: 45046
x264 [info]: frame B:82178 Avg QP:21.15  size: 19539
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 17.9%  2.8%  4.1% 75.2%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 16.0% 78.2%  5.8%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  6.1% 11.2%  0.5%  P16..4: 48.4% 11.6%  7.4%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:14.9%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.4%  1.1%  0.1%  B16..8: 41.7%  4.7%  0.8%  direct: 7.3%  skip:44.1%  L0:45.3% L1:49.3% BI: 5.5%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:67.9% inter:84.6%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:100.0% temporal:0.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 58.3% 79.5% 51.2% inter: 20.1% 38.7% 5.5%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 31% 17%  8% 44%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 14% 11%  9%  9% 12% 13% 11% 11% 10%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 14% 10%  4% 11% 16% 15% 11% 10%  9%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 44% 22% 20% 14%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:2.1% UV:1.2%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 58.1%  9.1% 21.3%  8.9%  2.5%  0.0%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 84.9% 11.6%  3.5%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 94.4%  5.6%
x264 [info]: kb/s:6158.91
[03:24:54] mux: track 0, 135746 frames, 4358646580 bytes, 6158.69 kbps, fifo 2048
[03:24:54] mux: track 1, 176929 frames, 452938240 bytes, 639.99 kbps, fifo 4096
[03:24:54] mux: track 2, 265395 frames, 113411664 bytes, 160.25 kbps, fifo 4096
[03:24:54] mux: track 3, 2562 frames, 36477373 bytes, 51.54 kbps, fifo 32
[03:24:54] libhb: work result = 0

# Encode Completed ...


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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Tue May 28, 2019 6:22 am

Also one i forgot to ask...

When converting a file it changes the thumbnail on my PC. The left image is from the direct rip from MakeMKV, the right thumbnail is after Handbrake has been used.

How do i get it so that the right thumbnail matches the left?

https://i.imgur.com/2MFaHkA.jpg

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by Woodstock » Tue May 28, 2019 12:35 pm

Left thumbnail is without cropping, so you would first have to turn off auto-crop and set the crop values to zeros.

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Tue May 28, 2019 12:46 pm

Thanks. I think i'll leave that then as it's not vital.

I did read while waiting on a reply to this that by cropping and taking out those black bars, you can create playback issues on devices. That's a bit of a concern.


Anyway - any idea on the other points such as the audio, codecs, mixdowns etc etc?

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by mduell » Tue May 28, 2019 1:26 pm

The most future proof audio option is to passthrough all the source tracks if you don't know/can't be bothered to listen to what each is. Kick the can down the road. With passthrough the bitrate/mixdown are irrelevant since they're not applied.

Only the most restrictive of playback environments will balk at the cropped dimensions.

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Tue May 28, 2019 4:42 pm

What's the difference between passthrough and non?

I'm aware that we can get in to the territory of having 'better' audio/image quality but not that you can honestly tell it's better. What i mean by that is i was in a store where they had these 4K TVs. Now i'm sure that what they have playing on these are 4K demo's optimised to make the 4K look as good as it possibly can, which is fair enough, but that's not my point. I then walk along the store and see an 8K TV which is no doubt set up to make that look as good as it can as well. Obviously it cost more.

Now perhaps you can tell the difference and perhaps the man down the road can tell the difference but i honestly couldn't tell you the difference at all. You could've put the 8k banner on the 4k TV and vice-versa and i wouldn't have known any different. So while 8k may be better, based on what i saw, i couldn't honestly see it.

Likewise with the audio. I don't want a noticeable loss in quality but i do want to be able to make use of the hardware that i either have (4K TV incidentally) or that i may have in the future (soundbar for example instead of standard TV speakers).

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by mduell » Tue May 28, 2019 8:40 pm

Passthrough passes through the source audio track to the output without any changes. The alternative would be to reencode the audio in another format.

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by NotHimAgain » Tue May 28, 2019 8:53 pm

So instead of AAC (avcodec) and AC3 (as the two default options that are auto-loaded under the Audio tab) with Dolby Pro Logic II mixdown, you're saying i should switch these out to AAC passthru and AC3 passthru instead (with [unknown - same or maybe not] mixdown)?

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by mduell » Wed May 29, 2019 1:28 am

If you want to only passthrough those audio formats, then yes; if another format is encountered it will use the fallback encoder you specify.

If you want to passthrough all audio formats, then choose auto passthrough.

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Re: Wanting to 'future proof' HB files in terms of audio quality/options.

Post by Woodstock » Wed May 29, 2019 1:31 am

And if your audio selection rules don't include a fallback, the track will be ignored.

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