Creating HLS files for ABR encoding

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Creating HLS files for ABR encoding

Post by baimtv »

Description of problem or question:

I have searched the Mac forum and cannot find an answer to this question if HandBrake has a preset or can a custom preset be created to produce the HLS files for ABR encoding? I am familiar with ffmeg for Mac, but it is a pain to use and I was wondering of this tool can do it.

Thanks for your help!


Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):


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

macOS High Sierra 10.13.6

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[11:20:11] macgui: Handbrake Version: 1.2.2  (2019022300)
[11:20:11] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[11:20:11] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[11:20:33] macgui: trying to open a folder or file
[11:20:33] macgui: ScanCore scanning titles with a duration of 10 seconds or more
[11:20:33] CPU: Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU           W3680  @ 3.33GHz
[11:20:33]  - logical processor count: 12
[11:20:33] hb_scan: path=/Volumes/MacProMedia/Broadcasts/SEED/ShabbatSchool/2019/_finalCut/DSSD08.mp4, title_index=0
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image /Volumes/MacProMedia/Broadcasts/SEED/ShabbatSchool/2019/_finalCut/DSSD08.mp4
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/index.bdmv
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/BACKUP/index.bdmv
[11:20:33] 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
[11:20:33] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, mov,mp4,m4a,3gp,3g2,mj2, from '/Volumes/MacProMedia/Broadcasts/SEED/ShabbatSchool/2019/_finalCut/DSSD08.mp4':
    major_brand     : mp42
    minor_version   : 1
    compatible_brands: mp41mp42isom
    creation_time   : 2019-05-13T19:22:09.000000Z
  Duration: 01:41:32.85, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 12041 kb/s
    Stream #0:0(eng): Audio: aac (LC) (mp4a / 0x6134706D), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 105 kb/s (default)
      creation_time   : 2019-05-13T19:22:09.000000Z
      handler_name    : Core Media Audio
    Stream #0:1(und): Video: h264 (High) (avc1 / 0x31637661), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1280x720 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 11932 kb/s, 29.97 fps, 29.97 tbr, 30k tbn, 60k tbc (default)
      creation_time   : 2019-05-13T19:22:09.000000Z
      handler_name    : Core Media Video
[11:20:33] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[11:20:33] scan: audio 0x0: aac, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=105944 English (AAC LC) (2.0 ch)
[11:20:33] scan: 10 previews, 1280x720, 29.970 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[11:20:33] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[11:20:33] macgui: ScanCore scan done

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Re: Creating HLS files for ABR encoding

Post by mduell »

Sure, you can output files targeted at different bitrates. With a short shell script you can help to automate this.

No preset will do multiple outputs.

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