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ATV4 HEVC preset

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potatis
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ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by potatis » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:52 pm

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Will there be an AppleTV4 HEVC preset for 1080p?

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by rollin_eng » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:55 pm

Possibly, but you can use the Apple preset and switch to h.265.

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by lone_tree » Thu Nov 02, 2017 11:54 am

Has anyone confirmed this works and with what version of HB? It did. It with the first few betas of the new OSes and I think I had to download the latest nightly build of HB to get hevc working on macOS. I never got it working on the 4th gen with 1080p or otherwise.

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by lone_tree » Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:04 am

OK, I confirmed it works now. I used a recent nightly build, encoded a couple of chapters from a Blu-ray, added it to iTunes and it showed up and played on the 4th gen ATV. Now my question is: What should the presets be?

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by potatis » Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:21 am

lone_tree wrote:
Fri Nov 03, 2017 4:04 am
OK, I confirmed it works now. I used a recent nightly build, encoded a couple of chapters from a Blu-ray, added it to iTunes and it showed up and played on the 4th gen ATV. Now my question is: What should the presets be?
Did it also play in Quicktime? I used 1.0.7 with the Apple 1080p30 Surround preset and changed to x265 and main profile, and it didn't play in Quicktime but it did play in iTunes. Have no AppleTV4 to try with right now. Maybe the nightly build is needed then, or Quicktime is just more restrictive than ATV.

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by rollin_eng » Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 am

Try a nightly build.

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by BradleyS » Wed Jan 24, 2018 6:41 am

There is an Apple HEVC preset in the nightly build, which will soon become HandBrake 1.1.0. Some under the hood changes were necessary for full support, so it is not sufficient to merely replicate the settings in 1.0.x.

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by lone_tree » Thu Jan 25, 2018 3:41 am

rollin_eng wrote:
Tue Jan 23, 2018 8:16 am
Try a nightly build.
Exactly. Doesn’t work in 1.0.7. Any nightly build for the last couple of months or longer has worked (playable in QT, tvOS 11, etc.)

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by potatis » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:02 pm

Thanks. Getting along now. Just one question, is the standard RF:24 set with sharper digitally shot video in mind? Two movies with a lot of grain looked very compressed with 24, had to change it to 22 and 20. A tv broadcast was fine with 24. Should I use 22 for 'old' films?

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Re: ATV4 HEVC preset

Post by BradleyS » Tue Feb 13, 2018 2:55 pm

Grain in general compresses poorly. The x265 encoder has a grain tune which may help, but may also affect compatibility. You can also choose to use a denoise filter to reduce or remove the grain, or as you've found, reduce the RF to throw more bits at the problem.

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