ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

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dynaflash
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by dynaflash »

realize that the stock preset is conservative (having said that it works quite well) level 30 was thrown in to guarantee compliance. You do not need it.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by JVHB »

Hi

Dynaflash, I cannot get the ATV to play any files produced with high profile settings that you have been successful with. My activity log is below. Any help is appreciated.

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macbook:~ J$ /Applications/HandBrakeCLI -i ~/DOCUMENTS/MOVIES/DIRTY_DANCING / -o ~/Music/iTunes/iTunes\ Music/Movies/DDHP.m4v -t 6 -v -c "2" -4 -P -m -e x264 -q 0.62 -a 2,2 -A "Stereo","Surround" -E aac,ac3 -B 160,auto -R auto,auto -6 stereo,auto -f m4v -U -F -N eng -x ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:b-adapt=2
[18:50:18] hb_init: checking cpu count
[18:50:18] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake 0.9.3 (2008112300) - http://handbrake.fr/
2 CPUs detected
Opening /Users/J/DOCUMENTS/MOVIES/DIRTY_DANCING...
[18:50:18] hb_scan: path=/Users/J/DOCUMENTS/MOVIES/DIRTY_DANCING, title_index=6

[18:50:18] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
[18:50:18] scan: DVD has 9 title(s)
[18:50:18] scan: scanning title 6
[18:50:18] scan: opening IFO for VTS 6
[18:50:18] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0xf05fd0
[18:50:18] scan: vts=6, ttn=1, cells=0->30, blocks=0->3067588, 3067589 blocks
[18:50:18] scan: duration is 01:40:18 (6018000 ms)
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 1
[18:50:18] scan: id=88bd, lang=English (DTS), 3cc=eng ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 2
[18:50:18] scan: id=81bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 3
[18:50:18] scan: id=82bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 4
[18:50:18] scan: id=83bd, lang=Francais (AC3), 3cc=fra ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 5
[18:50:18] scan: id=84bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking audio 6
[18:50:18] scan: id=85bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[18:50:18] scan: checking subtitle 1
[18:50:18] scan: id=20bd, lang=English, 3cc=eng
[18:50:18] scan: checking subtitle 2
[18:50:18] scan: id=21bd, lang=Espanol, 3cc=spa
[18:50:18] scan: checking subtitle 3
[18:50:18] scan: id=22bd, lang=English, 3cc=eng
[18:50:18] scan: title 6 has 30 chapters
[18:50:18] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->57364 (57365), 122304 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=57365->169786 (112422), 218522 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=169787->231937 (62151), 129481 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=231938->399922 (167985), 330480 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=399923->546584 (146662), 292387 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=546585->628257 (81673), 156440 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=628258->678073 (49816), 98363 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=678074->769872 (91799), 194377 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 9 c=8->8, b=769873->886581 (116709), 238491 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 10 c=9->9, b=886582->994325 (107744), 223515 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 11 c=10->10, b=994326->1183551 (189226), 367552 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 12 c=11->11, b=1183552->1341694 (158143), 314416 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 13 c=12->12, b=1341695->1409552 (67858), 134353 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 14 c=13->13, b=1409553->1485263 (75711), 153202 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 15 c=14->14, b=1485264->1513941 (28678), 57308 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 16 c=15->16, b=1513942->1610484 (96543), 197327 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 17 c=17->17, b=1610485->1821801 (211317), 400616 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 18 c=18->18, b=1821802->1901671 (79870), 151510 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 19 c=19->19, b=1901672->2013895 (112224), 213282 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 20 c=20->20, b=2013896->2156652 (142757), 270401 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 21 c=21->21, b=2156653->2206136 (49484), 94257 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 22 c=22->22, b=2206137->2347940 (141804), 271635 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 23 c=23->23, b=2347941->2508651 (160711), 304456 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 24 c=24->24, b=2508652->2617077 (108426), 206316 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 25 c=25->25, b=2617078->2761358 (144281), 273448 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 26 c=26->26, b=2761359->2974554 (213196), 405690 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 27 c=27->27, b=2974555->3066972 (92418), 196503 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 28 c=28->28, b=3066973->3067116 (144), 176 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 29 c=29->29, b=3067117->3067267 (151), 176 ms
[18:50:18] scan: chap 30 c=30->30, b=3067268->3067588 (321), 1001 ms
[18:50:18] scan: aspect = 0
[18:50:18] scan: decoding previews for title 6
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x88bd: DCA, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=768000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x81bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x82bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x83bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Francais (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x84bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
[18:50:19] scan: audio 0x85bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 English (AC3) (Dolby Surround)
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
Scanning title 6...
[18:50:20] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 29.970 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/6, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[18:50:20] scan: title (0) job->width:720, job->height:416
[18:50:20] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 6:
  + vts 6, ttn 1, cells 0->30 (3067589 blocks)
  + duration: 01:40:18
  + size: 720x480, aspect: 1.78, 29.970 fps
  + autocrop: 0/0/0/6
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 57365 blocks, duration 00:02:02
    + 2: cells 1->1, 112422 blocks, duration 00:03:39
    + 3: cells 2->2, 62151 blocks, duration 00:02:09
    + 4: cells 3->3, 167985 blocks, duration 00:05:30
    + 5: cells 4->4, 146662 blocks, duration 00:04:52
    + 6: cells 5->5, 81673 blocks, duration 00:02:36
    + 7: cells 6->6, 49816 blocks, duration 00:01:38
    + 8: cells 7->7, 91799 blocks, duration 00:03:14
    + 9: cells 8->8, 116709 blocks, duration 00:03:58
    + 10: cells 9->9, 107744 blocks, duration 00:03:44
    + 11: cells 10->10, 189226 blocks, duration 00:06:08
    + 12: cells 11->11, 158143 blocks, duration 00:05:14
    + 13: cells 12->12, 67858 blocks, duration 00:02:14
    + 14: cells 13->13, 75711 blocks, duration 00:02:33
    + 15: cells 14->14, 28678 blocks, duration 00:00:57
    + 16: cells 15->16, 96543 blocks, duration 00:03:17
    + 17: cells 17->17, 211317 blocks, duration 00:06:41
    + 18: cells 18->18, 79870 blocks, duration 00:02:32
    + 19: cells 19->19, 112224 blocks, duration 00:03:33
    + 20: cells 20->20, 142757 blocks, duration 00:04:30
    + 21: cells 21->21, 49484 blocks, duration 00:01:34
    + 22: cells 22->22, 141804 blocks, duration 00:04:32
    + 23: cells 23->23, 160711 blocks, duration 00:05:04
    + 24: cells 24->24, 108426 blocks, duration 00:03:26
    + 25: cells 25->25, 144281 blocks, duration 00:04:33
    + 26: cells 26->26, 213196 blocks, duration 00:06:46
    + 27: cells 27->27, 92418 blocks, duration 00:03:17
    + 28: cells 28->28, 144 blocks, duration 00:00:00
    + 29: cells 29->29, 151 blocks, duration 00:00:00
    + 30: cells 30->30, 321 blocks, duration 00:00:01
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (DTS) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 768000bps
    + 2, English (AC3) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 448000bps
    + 3, English (AC3) (Dolby Surround), 48000Hz, 192000bps
    + 4, Francais (AC3) (Dolby Surround), 48000Hz, 192000bps
    + 5, English (AC3) (Dolby Surround), 48000Hz, 192000bps
    + 6, English (AC3) (Dolby Surround), 48000Hz, 192000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
    + 1, English (iso639-2: eng)
    + 2, Espanol (iso639-2: spa)
    + 3, English (iso639-2: eng)
Invalid codec aac, using default for container.
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
Subtitle Scan Enabled - enabling subtitles if found for foreign language segments
[18:50:20] 2 job(s) to process
[18:50:20] starting job
[18:50:20] job configuration:
[18:50:20]  * source
[18:50:20]    + /Users/J/DOCUMENTS/MOVIES/DIRTY_DANCING
[18:50:20]    + title 6, chapter(s) 2 to 2
[18:50:20]  * destination
[18:50:20]    + /Users/J/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Movies/DDHP.m4v
[18:50:20]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[18:50:20]      + 64-bit formatting
[18:50:20]      + chapter markers
[18:50:20]  * video track
[18:50:20]    + decoder: mpeg2
[18:50:20]      + bitrate 6500 kbps
[18:50:20]    + frame rate: same as source (around 29.970 fps)
[18:50:20]    + loose anamorphic
[18:50:20]      + storage dimensions: 720 * 480 -> 720 * 480, crop 0/0/0/6
[18:50:20]      + pixel aspect ratio: 47 / 40
[18:50:20]      + display dimensions: 846 * 480
[18:50:20]  * subtitle track 0, English (id 20bd)
[18:50:20]  * subtitle track 0, English (id 22bd)
[18:50:20] sync: expecting 6579 video frames
[18:50:20] reader: first SCR 11035265
Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %[18:50:28] reader: end of chapter 2 (media 2) reached at media chapter 3
[18:50:28] reader: done. 1 scr changes
Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %[18:50:28] sync: got 0 frames, 6579 expected
[18:50:28] work: average encoding speed for job is 0.000000 fps
[18:50:28] mpeg2 done: 0 frames
[18:50:28] render: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[18:50:28] render: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[18:50:28] Subtitle stream 0x20bd 'English': 96 hits (0 forced)
[18:50:28] Subtitle stream 0x22bd 'English': 29 hits (0 forced)
[18:50:28] No candidate subtitle detected during subtitle-scan
[18:50:28] starting job
[18:50:28] job configuration:
[18:50:28]  * source
[18:50:28]    + /Users/J/DOCUMENTS/MOVIES/DIRTY_DANCING
[18:50:28]    + title 6, chapter(s) 2 to 2
[18:50:28]  * destination
[18:50:28]    + /Users/J/Music/iTunes/iTunes Music/Movies/DDHP.m4v
[18:50:28]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[18:50:28]      + 64-bit formatting
[18:50:28]      + chapter markers
[18:50:28]  * video track
[18:50:28]    + decoder: mpeg2
[18:50:28]      + bitrate 6500 kbps
[18:50:28]    + frame rate: same as source (around 29.970 fps)
[18:50:28]    + loose anamorphic
[18:50:28]      + storage dimensions: 720 * 480 -> 720 * 480, crop 0/0/0/6
[18:50:28]      + pixel aspect ratio: 47 / 40
[18:50:28]      + display dimensions: 846 * 480
[18:50:28]    + encoder: x264
[18:50:28]      + options: ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:b-adapt=2
[18:50:28]      + quality: 0.62
[18:50:28]  * audio track 0
[18:50:28]    + name: Stereo
[18:50:28]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 2, id 81bd)
[18:50:28]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:50:28]    + mixdown: Stereo
[18:50:28]    + encoder: faac
[18:50:28]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:50:28]  * audio track 1
[18:50:28]    + name: Surround
[18:50:28]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 2, id 81bd)
[18:50:28]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:50:28]    + AC3 passthrough
[18:50:28] encx264: keyint-min: 30, keyint-max: 300
[18:50:28] encx264: encoding with stored aspect 47/40
[18:50:28] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 19.379999
x264 [info]: using SAR=47/40
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 PHADD SSE4.1 Cache64
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.0
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[18:50:28] sync: expecting 6579 video frames
[18:50:29] reader: first SCR 11035265
Encoding: task 1 of 2, 100.00 %[18:50:29] a52_syncinfo failed
[18:50:29] a52_syncinfo failed
[18:50:29] a52_syncinfo ok
[18:50:29] a52_syncinfo ok
[18:50:29] mpeg2: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 0 time 10511
[18:50:29] sync: first pts is 10511
Encoding: task 2 of 2, 79.10 % (8.61 fps, avg 10.59 fps, ETA 00h02m10s)[18:58:40] reader: end of chapter 2 (media 2) reached at media chapter 3
[18:58:40] reader: done. 1 scr changes
Encoding: task 2 of 2, 79.53 % (8.67 fps, avg 10.58 fps, ETA 00h02m07s)[18:58:44] sync: got 5233 frames, 6579 expected
[18:58:44] work: average encoding speed for job is 10.580073 fps
Muxing: this may take awhile...[18:58:48] mpeg2 done: 5234 frames2m07s)
[18:58:48] render: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[18:58:48] render: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
x264 [info]: slice I:58    Avg QP:17.99  size: 48328  PSNR Mean Y:44.73 U:49.44 V:49.63 Avg:45.81 Global:45.52
x264 [info]: slice P:5075  Avg QP:20.00  size: 13128  PSNR Mean Y:42.00 U:47.18 V:47.29 Avg:43.14 Global:42.64
x264 [info]: slice B:2870  Avg QP:22.73  size:  8020  PSNR Mean Y:40.76 U:46.79 V:46.92 Avg:42.00 Global:41.46
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 33.6% 48.7% 17.6%  0.0%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  1.9% 79.4% 18.6%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  0.4%  9.6%  2.0%  P16..4: 35.3% 14.3% 10.9%  0.5%  0.5%    skip:26.5%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.1%  2.7%  0.5%  B16..8: 48.4%  3.6%  5.3%  direct: 8.8%  skip:30.5%  L0:35.3% L1:50.6% BI:14.1%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform  intra:80.6%  inter:54.3%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:99.9%  temporal:0.1%
x264 [info]: ref P L0  83.6%  9.3%  7.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L0  75.3% 24.7%
x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9743219
x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:41.577 U:47.054 V:47.172 Avg:42.749 Global:42.192 kb/s:2769.49
[18:58:48] libhb: work result = 0

Rip done!
HandBrake has exited
Last edited by nightstrm on Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:06 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Reason: Use code blocks for activity logs.
belloq
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

Using dynaflash's advanced string, I have been able to get atv-playable encodes of both standard DVD titles and HDTV streams with AAC/AC3 audio. I've done this with both CQ of 60-62%, and ABR settings as well. (I usually use ABR of 3000 for DVD and 3800 for HD to control file size.) HDTV sources were both 720p and 1080i. When encoding the 1080i, of course, I have detelecine default and deinterlace slower filters enabled.

atv is v2.3.

I have also tried a slightly modified string:

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ref=4:mixed-refs=1:bframes=6:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:merange=32:b-adapt=2
The encode takes longer (sorry, didn't capture stats, and the computer is used for other things at the same time anyway), but I'm not in that much of a hurry.

I can only report, at this time, that everything so far has played with no issues, including scanning forward and backward. I have not done perceived quality "tests" yet.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by refulgentis »

belloq wrote:Using dynaflash's advanced string, I have been able to get atv-playable encodes of both standard DVD titles and HDTV streams with AAC/AC3 audio. I've done this with both CQ of 60-62%, and ABR settings as well. (I usually use ABR of 3000 for DVD and 3800 for HD to control file size.) HDTV sources were both 720p and 1080i. When encoding the 1080i, of course, I have detelecine default and deinterlace slower filters enabled.

atv is v2.3.

I have also tried a slightly modified string:

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ref=4:mixed-refs=1:bframes=6:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:merange=32:b-adapt=2
The encode takes longer (sorry, didn't capture stats, and the computer is used for other things at the same time anyway), but I'm not in that much of a hurry.

I can only report, at this time, that everything so far has played with no issues, including scanning forward and backward. I have not done perceived quality "tests" yet.
if i were you, i'd take merange back down -- I did a lot of testing with it and it just doesn't really help at all, much less any.
You're also probably better off taking b-frames down 2 or 3 and raising to subq 9 to get rdo on b-frames, because the chances you'll get 6 bframes in a row are pretty low except on extraordinary footage
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by cvk_b »

refulgentis wrote:raising to subq 9 to get rdo on b-frames
You do get RDO on b-frames @ 7. At 9 you get rate-distortion refinement (on all frames), which uses RDO to refine both motion vectors and intra prediction modes, instead of just on partition decision.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

cvk_b wrote:You do get RDO on b-frames @ 7. At 9 you get rate-distortion refinement (on all frames), which uses RDO to refine both motion vectors and intra prediction modes, instead of just on partition decision.
Sometimes, I wish I had to time/mind space to understand WTH all this really means, because it sounds interesting and useful when looking to encode a maximal quality video for the ATV. However, ATM, I just don't ... so I'll have to live in a sparse fog (not dense, I understand some stuff) of ignorance. I'm quite happy to get a similar quality encode as I got in the past with a reduction in file size, or a much better encode at a similar file size.

From what I read above, I'll test taking b-frames down to 3 and raise the subq to 9. Thanks for the tip on the merange. I'm stuck in the mentality that more/bigger is better. And perhaps that may be so, if I am unconcerned at all with encode time...?

Thanks for the tips.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by dynaflash »

I agree on dropping the bframes, it would be very rare indeed to see any more than 4 (and that is very infrequent) on most sources and it causes badapt-2 to really slow down in my testing anyway.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

refulgentis wrote:... the chances you'll get 6 bframes in a row are pretty low except on extraordinary footage
What exactly would "extraordinary footage" be?
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by JVHB »

Hi

Can somebody post an activity log for a high profile encode that the ATV will accept. I would like to compare it to mine as I can not get anything to sync to the ATV with these high profile settings. I am using ATV firmware 2.3, latest itunes and Handbrake 0.93 CLI but am having no luck whatsoever when I include 8x8dct.

Thanks
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

Here you go. Just did this yesterday.

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HandBrake Activity Log for /Volumes/FINALCUT/The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.m4v: 2009-02-27 11:46:31 -0800
Handbrake Version: svn2165 (2009021601)

[11:46:31] hb_scan: path=/Users/belloq/Movies/lost.jeremy bentham.ts, title_index=1
[11:46:31] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
[11:46:31] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
[11:46:31] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 188 byte packets offset 0 bytes
[11:46:31] hb_ts_stream_find_pids - found the following PIDS
[11:46:31]     Video PIDS : 
[11:46:31]       0x7c0 type MPEG2 (0x2)
[11:46:31]     Audio PIDS : 
[11:46:31]       0x7c1 type ISO 13818-1 PES private data (0x6)
[11:46:32] transport stream pid 0x7c1 (type 0x81) may be AC-3 audio (id 0x1)
[11:46:32] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[11:46:32] scan: audio 0x1: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=384000 Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[11:46:33] scan: 10 previews, 1280x720, 59.940 fps, autocrop = 2/0/0/4, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[11:46:33] scan: title (0) job->width:1280, job->height:720
[11:46:33] stream: 6 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[11:46:33] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[11:46:33] macgui: currentScanCount received from fQueueEncodeLibhb
[11:46:33] macgui: ScanDone state received from fQueueEncodeLibhb
[11:46:33] macgui: processNewQueueEncode title list is: 1
[11:46:33] macgui: Preset: Custom
[11:46:33] macgui: processNewQueueEncode number of passes expected is: 1
[11:46:33] macgui: prepareJob audiotrack 2 is: 0
[11:46:33] macgui: prepareJob exiting
[11:46:33] 1 job(s) to process
[11:46:33] starting job
[11:46:33] job configuration:
[11:46:33]  * source
[11:46:33]    + /Users/belloq/Movies/lost.jeremy bentham.ts
[11:46:33]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
[11:46:33]  * destination
[11:46:33]    + /Volumes/FINALCUT/The Life and Death of Jeremy Bentham.m4v
[11:46:33]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[11:46:33]  * video track
[11:46:33]    + decoder: mpeg2
[11:46:33]      + bitrate 14806 kbps
[11:46:33]    + frame rate: 59.940 fps -> constant 29.970 fps
[11:46:33]    + dimensions: 1280 * 720 -> 960 * 544, crop 2/0/0/4
[11:46:33]    + encoder: x264
[11:46:33]      + options: ref=4:bframes=3:me=umh:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:mixed-refs=1:subq=9:merange=32:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:no-fast-pskip=1
[11:46:33]      + quality: 20 (RF)
[11:46:33]  * audio track 0
[11:46:33]    + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[11:46:33]      + bitrate: 384 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:46:33]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[11:46:33]    + dynamic range compression: 1.000000
[11:46:33]    + encoder: faac
[11:46:33]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:46:33]  * audio track 1
[11:46:33]    + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[11:46:33]      + bitrate: 384 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[11:46:33]    + AC3 passthrough
[11:46:33] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
[11:46:33] reader: first SCR 0
[11:46:33] encx264: keyint-min: 30, keyint-max: 300
[11:46:33] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 19.750000
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 PHADD SSE4.1 Cache64
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.1
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[11:46:33] mpeg2: "" (1) at frame 0 time 4504
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[11:46:33] sync: expecting 80311 video frames
[11:46:33] sync: first pts is 4504
[12:05:40] sync: adding 70 ms of silence to audio 0  start 21934651, next 21928320
[12:05:40] sync: adding 70 ms of silence to audio 1  start 21934651, next 21928320
[12:48:17] sync: audio 0 time went backwards 0 ms, dropped 1 frames (next 70905600, current 70905600)
[12:48:17] sync: audio 1 time went backwards 0 ms, dropped 1 frames (next 70905600, current 70905600)
[15:15:49] hb_ts_stream_decode - eof
[15:15:49] stream: 162501 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[15:15:49] reader: done. 5416 scr changes
[15:16:09] sync: got 81250 frames, 80311 expected
[15:16:09] sync: 81249 frames dropped, 2 duplicated
[15:16:09] work: average encoding speed for job is 6.460443 fps
[15:16:10] mpeg2 done: 162498 frames
[15:16:10] render: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[15:16:10] render: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
x264 [info]: slice I:814   Avg QP:15.86  size: 61239  PSNR Mean Y:47.70 U:52.17 V:52.81 Avg:48.73 Global:47.68
x264 [info]: slice P:28316 Avg QP:17.52  size: 28136  PSNR Mean Y:45.66 U:50.10 V:50.83 Avg:46.65 Global:44.82
x264 [info]: slice B:52120 Avg QP:19.10  size:  8675  PSNR Mean Y:43.73 U:48.67 V:49.51 Avg:44.84 Global:43.88
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  3.6% 15.0% 45.0% 36.4%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  8.9% 75.5% 15.6%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  0.9% 11.3%  1.4%  P16..4: 37.5% 26.9% 15.6%  0.4%  0.5%    skip: 5.5%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.1%  0.7%  0.1%  B16..8: 51.2%  1.8%  3.7%  direct: 8.3%  skip:34.1%  L0:41.7% L1:52.4% BI: 5.9%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform  intra:82.2%  inter:48.4%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:100.0%  temporal:0.0%
x264 [info]: ref P L0  65.9% 15.7% 11.4%  7.0%
x264 [info]: ref B L0  75.8% 14.3%  9.9%
x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9747459
x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:44.442 U:49.203 V:50.001 Avg:45.507 Global:44.214 kb/s:3832.31
[15:16:10] libhb: work result = 0
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by refulgentis »

belloq wrote:
refulgentis wrote:... the chances you'll get 6 bframes in a row are pretty low except on extraordinary footage
What exactly would "extraordinary footage" be?
not familiar enough with video encoding to say exactly, I assume very stationary settings, like a recording of a lecture or something
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by JVHB »

Belloq, thanks for the activity log. Still having no luck with these high profile encodes. I assume you have, but, have you had success with standard DVD also?
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

JVHB wrote:Belloq, thanks for the activity log. Still having no luck with these high profile encodes. I assume you have, but, have you had success with standard DVD also?
Did you post above what happens to you? Is it in iTunes or the AppleTV that exhibits the issue? What are the symptoms? What happens?

I have done a DVD title or two recently. Here is one below (in which I stupid didn't detelecine and let it get to the original 24fps):

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HandBrake Activity Log for /Users/belloq/Movies/LOST.House of the Rising Sun.m4v: 2009-02-22 20:40:38 -0800
Handbrake Version: svn2165 (2009021601)

[20:40:38] macgui: Rip: Pending queue count is 0
[20:40:38] macgui: Rip: No pending jobs, so sending this one to doAddToQueue
[20:40:38] macgui: Rip: Going right to performNewQueueScan
[20:40:38] macgui: scanning specifically for title: 3
[20:40:38] macgui: performNewQueueScan currentQueueEncodeIndex is: 1
[20:40:38] hb_scan: path=/dev/disk1, title_index=3
[20:40:38] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
[20:40:44] scan: DVD has 32 title(s)
[20:40:44] scan: scanning title 3
[20:40:44] scan: opening IFO for VTS 2
[20:40:45] pgc_id: 1, pgn: 1: pgc: 0x12b7d720
[20:40:45] scan: vts=2, ttn=1, cells=0->9, blocks=0->777387, 777388 blocks
[20:40:45] scan: duration is 00:42:44 (2564320 ms)
[20:40:45] scan: checking audio 1
[20:40:45] scan: id=80bd, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng ext=0
[20:40:45] scan: checking subtitle 1
[20:40:45] scan: id=20bd, lang=English (Closed Caption), 3cc=eng
[20:40:45] scan: title 3 has 10 chapters
[20:40:45] scan: chap 1 c=0->0, b=0->26167 (26168), 98190 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 2 c=1->1, b=26168->110629 (84462), 255230 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 3 c=2->2, b=110630->269676 (159047), 441288 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 4 c=3->3, b=269677->407713 (138037), 502137 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 5 c=4->4, b=407714->590022 (182309), 598318 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 6 c=5->5, b=590023->734014 (143992), 459282 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 7 c=6->6, b=734015->772120 (38106), 173210 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 8 c=7->7, b=772121->775272 (3152), 30173 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 9 c=8->8, b=775273->777200 (1928), 6311 ms
[20:40:45] scan: chap 10 c=9->9, b=777201->777387 (187), 176 ms
[20:40:45] scan: aspect = 0
[20:40:45] scan: decoding previews for title 3
[20:40:45] scan: audio 0x80bd: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[20:40:48] scan: 10 previews, 720x480, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/2/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 32:27
[20:40:48] scan: title (0) job->width:720, job->height:400
[20:40:48] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[20:40:48] macgui: ScanDone state received from fQueueEncodeLibhb
[20:40:48] macgui: processNewQueueEncode title list is: 1
[20:40:48] macgui: Preset: Custom
[20:40:48] macgui: processNewQueueEncode number of passes expected is: 1
[20:40:48] macgui: prepareJob audiotrack 2 is: 0
[20:40:48] macgui: prepareJob exiting
[20:40:48] 1 job(s) to process
[20:40:48] starting job
[20:40:48] job configuration:
[20:40:48]  * source
[20:40:48]    + /dev/disk1
[20:40:48]    + title 3, chapter(s) 1 to 10
[20:40:48]  * destination
[20:40:48]    + /Users/belloq/Movies/LOST.House of the Rising Sun.m4v
[20:40:48]    + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[20:40:48]      + chapter markers
[20:40:48]  * video track
[20:40:48]    + decoder: mpeg2
[20:40:48]      + bitrate 9800 kbps
[20:40:48]    + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> constant 29.970 fps
[20:40:48]    + loose anamorphic
[20:40:48]      + storage dimensions: 720 * 480 -> 720 * 480, crop 0/2/0/0
[20:40:48]      + pixel aspect ratio: 107 / 90
[20:40:48]      + display dimensions: 856 * 480
[20:40:48]    + encoder: x264
[20:40:48]      + options: ref=4:bframes=3:me=umh:mixed-refs=1:direct=auto:merange=32:subq=9:analyse=all:no-fast-pskip=1:8x8dct=1:b-adapt=2
[20:40:48]      + quality: 19 (RF)
[20:40:48]  * audio track 0
[20:40:48]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[20:40:48]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[20:40:48]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[20:40:48]    + dynamic range compression: 1.000000
[20:40:48]    + encoder: faac
[20:40:48]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[20:40:48]  * audio track 1
[20:40:48]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 80bd)
[20:40:48]      + bitrate: 448 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[20:40:48]    + AC3 passthrough
[20:40:48] encx264: keyint-min: 30, keyint-max: 300
[20:40:48] encx264: encoding with stored aspect 107/90
[20:40:48] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 19.000000
x264 [info]: using SAR=107/90
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 Cache64
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.0
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[20:40:48] sync: expecting 76882 video frames
[20:40:49] reader: first SCR 146
[20:40:49] mpeg2: "Chapter  1" (1) at frame 0 time 3003
[20:40:49] sync: first pts is 3003
[20:40:50] 3.436767s: Video -> Film
[20:46:59] 96.229469s: Film -> Video
[20:47:09] mpeg2: "Chapter  2" (2) at frame 2389 time 8846838
[20:47:09] 98.381615s: Video -> Film
[20:47:09] sync got new chapter 2
[21:04:03] 336.636322s: Film -> Video
[21:04:14] 339.789459s: Video -> Film
[21:04:24] 351.351013s: Film -> Video
[21:04:28] mpeg2: "Chapter  3" (3) at frame 8547 time 31834803
[21:04:28] 353.803436s: Video -> Film
[21:04:28] sync got new chapter 3
[21:36:15] 792.908813s: Film -> Video
[21:36:24] mpeg2: "Chapter  4" (4) at frame 19160 time 71609538
[21:36:24] 795.744995s: Video -> Film
[21:36:24] sync got new chapter 4
[22:12:40] 1296.578613s: Film -> Video
[22:12:49] mpeg2: "Chapter  5" (5) at frame 31228 time 116864748
[22:12:49] 1298.580566s: Video -> Film
[22:12:49] sync got new chapter 5
[22:51:55] 1894.859497s: Film -> Video
[22:52:04] mpeg2: "Chapter  6" (6) at frame 45599 time 170753583
[22:52:04] 1897.345459s: Video -> Film
[22:52:04] sync got new chapter 6
[23:23:20] 2355.152832s: Film -> Video
[23:23:28] mpeg2: "Chapter  7" (7) at frame 56630 time 212119908
[23:23:29] 2356.971191s: Video -> Film
[23:23:30] sync got new chapter 7
[23:33:44] 2526.307129s: Film -> Video
[23:33:46] 2527.141357s: Video -> Film
[23:33:47] 2529.159912s: Film -> Video
[23:33:48] mpeg2: "Chapter  8" (8) at frame 60798 time 227720493
[23:33:49] sync got new chapter 8
[23:34:10] mpeg2: "Chapter  9" (9) at frame 61703 time 230438208
[23:34:10] 2560.507812s: Video -> Film
[23:34:10] sync got new chapter 9
[23:34:14] dvd: end of cell 9 at block 777201
[23:34:15] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[23:34:16] 2565.362793s: Film -> Video
[23:34:21] mpeg2: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 61873 time 231035805
[23:34:21] 2567.064453s: Video -> Film
[23:34:21] sync got new chapter 10
[23:34:22] sync: got 76949 frames, 76882 expected
[23:34:22] sync: 15062 frames dropped, 30124 duplicated
[23:34:22] work: average encoding speed for job is 7.386802 fps
[23:34:23] mpeg2 done: 61888 frames
[23:34:23] render: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[23:34:23] render: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
x264 [info]: slice I:852   Avg QP:14.89  size: 48975  PSNR Mean Y:49.01 U:51.54 V:52.79 Avg:49.75 Global:48.42
x264 [info]: slice P:41011 Avg QP:16.64  size: 14000  PSNR Mean Y:46.74 U:49.38 V:50.81 Avg:47.44 Global:45.69
x264 [info]: slice B:35086 Avg QP:18.57  size:  6545  PSNR Mean Y:45.24 U:48.77 V:50.27 Avg:46.12 Global:44.94
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 26.7% 25.8% 28.9% 18.6%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4:  7.7% 81.1% 11.2%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  1.0%  7.8%  0.9%  P16..4: 39.3% 17.0% 13.2%  0.6%  0.7%    skip:19.5%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.1%  1.4%  0.3%  B16..8: 51.1%  2.6%  4.0%  direct: 7.5%  skip:33.0%  L0:34.9% L1:43.1% BI:22.0%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform  intra:79.9%  inter:57.1%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:98.9%  temporal:1.1%
x264 [info]: ref P L0  80.4%  9.0%  7.2%  3.4%
x264 [info]: ref B L0  79.5% 11.7%  8.8%
x264 [info]: SSIM Mean Y:0.9844101
x264 [info]: PSNR Mean Y:46.080 U:49.124 V:50.586 Avg:46.864 Global:45.353 kb/s:2634.50
[23:34:23] libhb: work result = 0
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by JVHB »

My symptoms are that the high profile encode imports into, and plays in iTunes. However, when I select to sync the same movie to ATV I get a warning exclamation mark next to the Apple TV icon in the devices menu. When I click on the exclamation mark it informs me that the file was not copied to the Apple TV because it cannot be played on this apple tv.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by weldon »

I had a similar problem recently with some Disney titles. The problem was the framerate setting "same as source" would result in a file with a framerate of 36.75. You can check the file in Quicktime Player to see what framerate iTunes will see. These files would play fine in iTunes, but would not sync to the AppleTV. You might check to see if that is your problem.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by JVHB »

Thank you for pointing this out to me, I have never seen this before. The frame rate was 36.75 for some strange reason.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by weldon »

JVHB wrote:Thank you for pointing this out to me, I have never seen this before. The frame rate was 36.75 for some strange reason.
It seems to be a problem with Disney titles. I've had it happen to me a few times. The solution is to force the framerate to a specific number. I've been using 29.97 for Disney DVDs.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

If you notice in my encode log, you'll see that even though the source is 23.976fps, I still force it to 29.97. This is probably bad practice, and I should be forcing it to 23.976 and not leave it at "same as source." Perhaps I'll try that, but yes, when encoding for the AppleTV, I typically find that if I do not force the fps, it will wander, and sometimes to a rate that is unsupported. Same goes for bitrate. AppleTV specs are max 5Mbps, but I'm sure that this, just like the resolution + fps spec, is a little loose.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

I have a bit of bad news to report in that two recent encodes with fast-movement are making the atv (2.3) stutter/drop frames using the adv string I've posted above last. Specifically: ref=4:bframes=3:me=umh:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:mixed-refs=1:subq=9:merange=16:analyse=all:8x8dct=1:no-fast-pskip=1 with 20 RF. I'm not sure which part to start adjusting first, but I'm going to start with turning off cabac. The encode (detelecined 1080i down to 1280x720) came out to ~4300kbps, which should be well within the range for the atv, so it's struggling on something else I think.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by Ritsuka »

I wouldn't use cabac for hd stuff. Too heavy.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by brakestands »

Dynaflash,

Upon review of this and several other related threads, it would appear that you are still using your recommended 'Advanced AppleTV' settings from about 1/31/09. To wit, I have been using and loving them. So that we're clear, here are your settings from 1/31 that I still use today:

ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1

As always, I am using 62% CRF for SD DVD sources, and letting detelecine be set to No.

So, question is, do you still advocate those settings as being the best, highest video quality settings for the AppleTV? Inquiring minds want to know - never mind those that enjoy the Champagne of Beers :-) Cheers!
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by belloq »

My current settings for the AppleTV for HDTV sources are slightly different, with reference frames set to 4, turned off no-fast-p-skip as x264 encoding seems to do a really good job with slight gradients as it is. Without the no-pskip, there's a bit of a speed boost, but if I find an encode looks crappy in areas it helps, I turn it on manually. I have subq=9 all the time (yes, it really reduces the fps), and I usually have merange=32. HDTV quality set to RF21 for 1080i and 20.5 for 720p. Although, for some sources with fast action, I've had to set the RF all the way to 22.5 because the pans and jerky motion shots, or scenes with fire in them especially, will cause the AppleTV to stutter the playback. VLC reports data rates hit over 10,000 for RF22 still on specific scenes.

For DVD sources, I still turn cabac on and the AppleTV seems to do just fine.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by brakestands »

brakestands wrote:Dynaflash,

Upon review of this and several other related threads, it would appear that you are still using your recommended 'Advanced AppleTV' settings from about 1/31/09. To wit, I have been using and loving them. So that we're clear, here are your settings from 1/31 that I still use today:

ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1

As always, I am using 62% CRF for SD DVD sources, and letting detelecine be set to No.

So, question is, do you still advocate those settings as being the best, highest video quality settings for the AppleTV? Inquiring minds want to know - never mind those that enjoy the Champagne of Beers :-) Cheers!
Dynaflash, if you're out there, what say you kind sir?
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by dynaflash »

brakestands wrote:
brakestands wrote:Dynaflash,

Upon review of this and several other related threads, it would appear that you are still using your recommended 'Advanced AppleTV' settings from about 1/31/09. To wit, I have been using and loving them. So that we're clear, here are your settings from 1/31 that I still use today:

ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1

As always, I am using 62% CRF for SD DVD sources, and letting detelecine be set to No.

So, question is, do you still advocate those settings as being the best, highest video quality settings for the AppleTV? Inquiring minds want to know - never mind those that enjoy the Champagne of Beers :-) Cheers!
Dynaflash, if you're out there, what say you kind sir?
Pretty much unchanged though I have dropped

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no-fast-pskip=1
since afaict ever since vaq in x264 it's benefits are negligible afaiac. Other than that I still pretty much use those settings for my atv encodes.
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Re: ATV 2.x Advanced Settings (All Sources)

Post by brakestands »

dynaflash wrote:
brakestands wrote:
brakestands wrote:Dynaflash,

Upon review of this and several other related threads, it would appear that you are still using your recommended 'Advanced AppleTV' settings from about 1/31/09. To wit, I have been using and loving them. So that we're clear, here are your settings from 1/31 that I still use today:

ref=3:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:direct=auto:no-fast-pskip=1:me=umh:subq=7:analyse=all:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1

As always, I am using 62% CRF for SD DVD sources, and letting detelecine be set to No.

So, question is, do you still advocate those settings as being the best, highest video quality settings for the AppleTV? Inquiring minds want to know - never mind those that enjoy the Champagne of Beers :-) Cheers!
Dynaflash, if you're out there, what say you kind sir?
Pretty much unchanged though I have dropped

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no-fast-pskip=1
since afaict ever since vaq in x264 it's benefits are negligible afaiac. Other than that I still pretty much use those settings for my atv encodes.
Thank you sir, makes sense, I guess dropping the 'nofast pskip' means a slightly faster encode, yes?
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