Blu Ray file shrinking

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Francois
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Blu Ray file shrinking

Post by Francois » Wed Feb 06, 2019 1:44 pm

Description of problem or question:

I downloaded HandBrake because I want to get a 34 GB m2ts file under 25 GB MKV to burn it on a Blu Ray disc. So far I succeed. What I am missing when moving the quality is an indication of the expected file size. With the default settings I get an 11 GB file from 34 GB. Can I just try to reach the file size of 24 GB for example or is there a hidden setting?
Thank you for your prompt answer, KOOS Fr. Luxembourg




Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):




HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.2.0 (2018121700)


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

Win 10 64 bit


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HandBrake 1.2.0 (2018121700)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.17763.0
Ram: 16349 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 Ti - 25.21.14.1735
Screen: 1280x1024
Temp Dir: C:\Users\koosc\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\koosc\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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[14:43:28] hb_init: starting libhb thread

 # Starting Scan ...

[14:43:28] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40GHz
[14:43:28]  - Intel microarchitecture Ivy Bridge
[14:43:28]  - logical processor count: 8
[14:43:28] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[14:43:28] hb_scan: path=G:\WorkingVideo\Südchina\Unbenanntes Projekt\BDMV\STREAM\2018 Südchina.m2ts, title_index=0
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image G:\WorkingVideo\Südchina\Unbenanntes Projekt\BDMV\STREAM\2018 Südchina.m2ts
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
[14:43:28] 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
[14:43:28] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
[14:43:28] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 192 byte packets offset 4 bytes
[14:43:28] Found the following PIDS
[14:43:28]     Video PIDS :
[14:43:28]       0x1011 type MPEG2 (0x2)
[14:43:28]     Audio PIDS :
[14:43:28]       0x1100 type AC3 (0x81)
[14:43:28]     Subtitle PIDS :
[14:43:28]     Other PIDS :
[14:43:28]       0x1001 type Unknown (0xff) (PCR)
[14:43:28] stream id 0x1100 (type 0x81 substream 0x0) audio 0x1100
[14:43:28] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[14:43:28] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 192 byte packets offset 4 bytes
[14:43:28] scan: audio 0x1100: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Unknown (AC3) (2.0 ch)
[14:43:29] stream: 7 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[14:43:29] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 25.000 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[14:43:29] Title is likely interlaced or telecined (5 out of 10 previews). You should do something about that.
[14:43:29] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)

 # Processing Scan Information ...


 # Scan Finished ...
I downloaded HandBrake because I want to get a 34 GB m2ts file under 25 GB MKV to burn it on a Blu Ray disc. So far I succeed. What I am missing when moving the quality is an indication of the expected file size. With the default settings I get an 11 GB file from 34 GB. Can I just try to reach the file size of 24 GB for example or is there a hidden setting?
Thank you for your prompt answer, KOOS Fr. Luxembourg: kooscap@pt.lu
Last edited by Rodeo on Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:49 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Woodstock
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Re: Blu Ray file shrinking

Post by Woodstock » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:24 pm

You cannot set a size within handbrake. You can compute what bit rate you need to reach that size for a particular source (search for "bit rate calculator" for online calculators), then tell handbrake to encode to that maximum bit rate, but the quality will vary inversely with the complexity of the video when you do that.

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