Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

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VikenK
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Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by VikenK »

Description of problem or question:
Hello All,

New Handbrake User. Have been using HandBrake to rip my DVD's successfully. I'm ripping the movies to be played back on my TV through a PlayStation 3 using Serviio as my media server. The audio goes through a Yamaha Home Theater Receiver. So Far, DVD's haven't been an issue. However, Blu-Rays are another story. I'm really confused about all the codecs and what to choose. AC-3, AAC, AAC(avcodec), it's all confusing to me. I seem to have hit/miss results. What seemed to work for DVD's is not working for Blu-Rays. Also, Blu-Rays seem to have dozens of titles and multiple versions of the main title, making it hard to choose the right one.

I'm using Make MKV to rip the Blu-Ray then encoding with Handbrake. My File format is M4V.

My goal is to rip the best available original Audio soundtrack and have a mix-down to 5.1. As a test, I ripped three Blu-Rays: Sucker Punch, Jumanji/Next Level, and Frozen 2. These discs have DTS or DTS HD-MA and also AC-3.

I chose to encode three tracks DTS, DTS HD-MA and AC3, each using "Auto Passthrough" in my Audio selection since that seems to be the best way to preserve the lossless audio Bitstream.

When viewed on my PC with VLC viewer all seemed OK. When the same file was viewed with Windows 10 Movie Player, I got video but no audio. When imported to Serviio and played to the TV I also got video but no audio. I tried encoding a second time and seemed to get audio but it was a Dolby Digital Signal when it should have been DTS. Then I tried to play a straight MKV file of Sucker Punch on the TV and I was able to get audio but it seemed to be a Dolby Digital stream and not DTS. When I played the converted M4V Sucker Punch I got video but no audio.

So...What settings should I use in Handbrake to achieve my goal? If I can verify that I'm using the right settings, I'll be able to better determine if my limitation is the encoding, the Serviio media server or the PlayStation.

So I add all the English tracks. I usually end up with three audio streams. DTS, DTS-HD MA, and AC3, each one with Auto Passthrough as my choice. Is that incorrect? Should I use Auto-Passthough? Should I use AAC (AVcodec)? AAC Passthrough?

My head is spinning...

HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
1.3.2

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Windows 10-1909 64-Bit

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mduell
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

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As this relates to a specific encode, post the encoding log.
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

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Could you please post your HB logs, instructions can be found here:

https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/hel ... y-log.html
VikenK
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by VikenK »

I'll be glad to oblige but it'll take me some time to get what you need since I have deleted a lot of the files and movies already.

However, my main question still revolves around what settings are best to use to encode the audio properly and with most compatibility. In my mind, my question is not specific to one movie or one encode but a general setting to use to make sure I get the most consistent audio results. I want to be able to start each encode not wondering if I used the right audio encoder or pass-through.
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by Woodstock »

Which audio tracks you use depends entirely on your playback hardware/software. AC3 seems to be played by more devices, since it's the codec used with DVDs. Some people have "no audio" if they don't include an AC3 track.
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

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2ch AAC
VikenK
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by VikenK »

Woodstock wrote: Thu May 14, 2020 8:36 pm Which audio tracks you use depends entirely on your playback hardware/software. AC3 seems to be played by more devices, since it's the codec used with DVDs. Some people have "no audio" if they don't include an AC3 track.
So would it be best to have a DTS (or Dolby Digital) track with "Auto PassThrough" and the same DTS (or DD) track with AAC Encoding?
VikenK
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by VikenK »

Hello All,

OK. Below is the encode log for "Jumanji: he Next Level". This is one that has DTS-HD MA track. When I view it on the Serviio Browser on my PC I get no Volume. When I try to change the Audio Track, I get an error in Serviio that says "HTML5: Video File not Found". This makes my think that the audio track is tied to the video track. This is one of the Blu Rays that has multiple copies of the main feature title. When analyzing the disk I see about 7 "Jumanji" titles, each with a matching length and ~27GB file size.

When I view this on my TV through the Playstation 3 I get no sound and I am unable to change the audio track. In fact, if I try to change the audio track It may lock up my PS3.

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HandBrake 1.3.2 (2020050300)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.18363.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz
Ram: 16328 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA Quadro 600 - 21.21.13.7783
Screen: 1920x1200
Temp Dir: C:\Users\Viken\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake
Data Dir: C:\Users\Viken\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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


# Starting Encode ...

[09:44:20] base preset: Super HQ 1080p30 Surround (Modified)
[21:44:20] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[21:44:20] Starting work at: Wed May 13 21:44:20 2020
[21:44:20] 1 job(s) to process
[21:44:20] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": "copy",
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": -1,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 0,
        "Track": 1,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      },
      {
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": "copy",
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": -1,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 0,
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      },
      {
        "Bitrate": 160,
        "DRC": 0.0,
        "Encoder": "av_aac",
        "Gain": 0.0,
        "Mixdown": 6,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Track": 2,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      "copy:aac",
      "copy:ac3",
      "copy:dtshd",
      "copy:dts",
      "copy:eac3",
      "copy:flac",
      "copy:mp3",
      "copy:truehd"
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": "ac3"
  },
  "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": true,
    "File": "D:\\My Movies\\JUMANJI THE NEXT LEVEL-1.m4v",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": "av_mp4"
  },
  "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": 12,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "138",
          "crop-left": "0",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "138",
          "height": "804",
          "width": "1920"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "0"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 1,
    "Den": 1
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 16
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "C:\\Video\\JUMANJI_THE_NEXT_LEVEL"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": []
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": "x264",
    "Level": "4.0",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "ref=5:bframes=5",
    "Preset": "slower",
    "Profile": "high",
    "Quality": 20.0,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false,
      "AsyncDepth": 0
    }
  }
}
[21:44:20] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3570 CPU @ 3.40GHz
[21:44:20]  - Intel microarchitecture Ivy Bridge
[21:44:20]  - logical processor count: 4
[21:44:20] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[21:44:20] hb_scan: path=C:\Video\JUMANJI_THE_NEXT_LEVEL, title_index=1
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
[21:44:21] scan: BD has 177 title(s)
[21:44:21] bd: scanning title 1
[21:44:21] bd: playlist 00001.MPLS
[21:44:21] bd: duration is 02:03:10 (7390383 ms)
[21:44:21] bd: video id=0x1011, stream type=H.264, format 1080p
[21:44:21] bd: aspect = 16:9
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x711100, lang=English (DTS), 3cc=eng
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x1100, lang=English (DTS-HD MA), 3cc=eng
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x1101, lang=English (AC3), 3cc=eng
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x711102, lang=Francais (DTS), 3cc=fra
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x1102, lang=Francais (DTS-HD MA), 3cc=fra
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x1103, lang=Francais (AC3), 3cc=fra
[21:44:21] bd: audio id=0x1104, lang=español (AC3), 3cc=spa
[21:44:21] bd: subtitle id=0x1200, lang=English [PGS], 3cc=eng
[21:44:21] bd: subtitle id=0x1201, lang=English [PGS], 3cc=eng
[21:44:21] bd: subtitle id=0x1202, lang=Francais [PGS], 3cc=fra
[21:44:21] bd: subtitle id=0x1203, lang=español [PGS], 3cc=spa
[21:44:21] bd: subtitle id=0x1204, lang=Francais [PGS], 3cc=fra
[21:44:21] bd: chap 1, 558349 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 2, 502126 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 3, 330204 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 4, 481606 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 5, 426843 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 6, 260134 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 7, 373706 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 8, 498456 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 9, 531572 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 10, 433141 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 11, 492950 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 12, 424632 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 13, 245787 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 14, 265890 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 15, 475183 ms
[21:44:21] bd: chap 16, 1089797 ms
[21:44:21] bd: title 1 has 16 chapters
[21:44:21] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[21:44:21] scan: title angle(s) 1
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x711100: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch) (1536 kbps)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x1100: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x711102: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 Francais (DTS) (5.1 ch) (1536 kbps)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x1102: dca, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 Francais (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x1101: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (640 kbps)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x1103: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 Francais (AC3) (5.1 ch) (640 kbps)
[21:44:21] scan: audio 0x1104: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 español (AC3) (5.1 ch) (640 kbps)
[21:44:22] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 138/138/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[21:44:22] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[21:44:22] stream: 6 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[21:44:22] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[21:44:22] Starting Task: Subtitle Scan
[21:44:22] Skipping vfr filter
[21:44:22] job configuration:
[21:44:22]  * source
[21:44:22]    + C:\Video\JUMANJI_THE_NEXT_LEVEL
[21:44:22]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[21:44:22]  * destination
[21:44:22]    + D:\My Movies\JUMANJI THE NEXT LEVEL-1.m4v
[21:44:22]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[21:44:22]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[21:44:22]      + chapter markers
[21:44:22]  * video track
[21:44:22]    + decoder: h264
[21:44:22]      + bitrate 200 kbps
[21:44:22]    + filters
[21:44:22]      + 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)
[21:44:22]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[21:44:22]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=804:crop-top=138:crop-bottom=138:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[21:44:22]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (138/138/0/0): 1920 * 804, scale: 1920 * 804
[21:44:22]    + Output geometry
[21:44:22]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 804
[21:44:22]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[21:44:22]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 804
[21:44:22]  * Foreign Audio Search: Render/Burn-in, Forced Only
[21:44:22]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x1200, Picture)
[21:44:22]    + subtitle, English [PGS] (track 1, id 0x1201, Picture)
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
[21:44:22] sync: expecting 177192 video frames
[21:50:55] bd: End of title
[21:50:55] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[21:50:55] work: average encoding speed for job is 0.000000 fps
[21:50:55] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 0 | total 0
[21:50:55] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 0 | total 0
[21:50:55] stream: 177192 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[21:50:55] h264-decoder done: 0 frames, 1 decoder errors
[21:50:55] sync: got 0 frames, 177192 expected
[21:50:55] Subtitle track 0 (id 0x1200) 'English [PGS]': 1852 hits (0 forced)
[21:50:55] Subtitle track 1 (id 0x1201) 'English [PGS]': 1557 hits (0 forced)
[21:50:55] No candidate detected during subtitle scan
[21:50:55] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[21:50:55] Skipping vfr filter
[21:50:55] Auto Passthru: allowed codecs are AAC, AC3, E-AC3, TrueHD, DTS, DTS-HD, MP3, FLAC
[21:50:55] Auto Passthru: fallback is AC3
[21:50:55] Auto Passthru: using DTS-HD Passthru for track 1
[21:50:55] Auto Passthru: using DTS Passthru for track 2
[21:50:55] job configuration:
[21:50:55]  * source
[21:50:55]    + C:\Video\JUMANJI_THE_NEXT_LEVEL
[21:50:55]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 16
[21:50:55]  * destination
[21:50:55]    + D:\My Movies\JUMANJI THE NEXT LEVEL-1.m4v
[21:50:55]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[21:50:55]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[21:50:55]      + chapter markers
[21:50:55]  * video track
[21:50:55]    + decoder: h264
[21:50:55]      + bitrate 200 kbps
[21:50:55]    + filters
[21:50:55]      + 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)
[21:50:55]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[21:50:55]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=804:crop-top=138:crop-bottom=138:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[21:50:55]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (138/138/0/0): 1920 * 804, scale: 1920 * 804
[21:50:55]    + Output geometry
[21:50:55]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 804
[21:50:55]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[21:50:55]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 804
[21:50:55]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[21:50:55]      + preset:  slower
[21:50:55]      + options: ref=5:bframes=5
[21:50:55]      + profile: high
[21:50:55]      + level:   4.0
[21:50:55]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[21:50:55]      + color profile: 1-1-1
[21:50:55]  * audio track 1
[21:50:55]    + decoder: English (DTS-HD MA) (5.1 ch) (track 2, id 0x1100)
[21:50:55]      + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[21:50:55]    + DTS-HD Passthru
[21:50:55]  * audio track 2
[21:50:55]    + decoder: English (DTS) (5.1 ch) (1536 kbps) (track 1, id 0x711100)
[21:50:55]      + bitrate: 1536 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[21:50:55]    + DTS Passthru
[21:50:55]  * audio track 3
[21:50:55]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (640 kbps) (track 3, id 0x1101)
[21:50:55]      + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[21:50:55]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[21:50:55]    + dither: none
[21:50:55]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[21:50:55]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:133: Error opening registry key SOFTWARE\JavaSoft\Java Runtime Environment\
src/libbluray/bdj/bdj.c:746: BD-J check: Failed to load JVM library
[21:50:55] sync: expecting 177192 video frames
[21:50:55] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[21:50:55] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
[21:50:55] encx264: unparsed options: ref=5:bframes=5:level=4.0:b-adapt=2:direct=auto:analyse=all:me=umh:subme=9:trellis=2:vbv-bufsize=31250:vbv-maxrate=25000:rc-lookahead=60
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX
x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.0, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[21:50:55] sync: first pts video is 0
[21:50:55] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[21:50:55] sync: first pts audio 0x1100 is 0
[21:50:55] sync: first pts audio 0x711100 is 0
[21:50:55] sync: first pts audio 0x1101 is 0
[22:09:15] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 13388 time 50251451
[22:28:04] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 25408 time 95371526
[22:42:23] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 33337 time 125135010
[23:02:08] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 44891 time 168505837
[23:21:54] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 55125 time 206921715
[23:32:33] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 61362 time 230333853
[23:48:59] sync: "Chapter 8" (8) at frame 70322 time 263967453
[00:10:23] sync: "Chapter 9" (9) at frame 82273 time 308828520
[00:30:48] sync: "Chapter 10" (10) at frame 95018 time 356670063
[00:52:32] sync: "Chapter 11" (11) at frame 105392 time 395611466
[01:13:00] sync: "Chapter 12" (12) at frame 117222 time 440018328
[01:30:14] sync: "Chapter 13" (13) at frame 127403 time 478235257
[01:39:51] sync: "Chapter 14" (14) at frame 133296 time 500356106
[01:51:03] sync: "Chapter 15" (15) at frame 139671 time 524286262
[02:14:08] sync: "Chapter 16" (16) at frame 151064 time 567052736
[02:45:39] bd: End of title
[02:45:39] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[02:45:43] work: average encoding speed for job is 10.016675 fps
[02:45:43] comb detect: heavy 1241 | light 9503 | uncombed 166448 | total 177192
[02:45:43] decomb: deinterlaced 1241 | blended 9503 | unfiltered 166448 | total 177192
[02:45:43] stream: 177192 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[02:45:43] dca-decoder done: 692849 frames, 0 decoder errors
[02:45:43] dca-decoder done: 692849 frames, 0 decoder errors
[02:45:43] ac3-decoder done: 230949 frames, 0 decoder errors
[02:45:43] h264-decoder done: 177192 frames, 0 decoder errors
[02:45:43] sync: got 177192 frames, 177192 expected
[02:45:43] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:2248  Avg QP:16.50  size:164792
x264 [info]: frame P:40879 Avg QP:19.80  size: 41078
x264 [info]: frame B:134065 Avg QP:22.40  size: 11688
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  2.8%  3.1%  5.6% 33.7% 17.5% 37.4%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 11.9% 75.0% 13.1%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  2.7% 10.1%  1.0%  P16..4: 45.4% 13.1% 10.9%  0.3%  0.1%    skip:16.5%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.2%  0.9%  0.1%  B16..8: 42.1%  5.2%  1.1%  direct: 3.6%  skip:46.8%  L0:45.5% L1:49.1% BI: 5.3%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:73.8% inter:72.8%
x264 [info]: direct mvs  spatial:100.0% temporal:0.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 72.0% 76.0% 40.4% inter: 15.5% 19.1% 1.2%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 15% 26%  7% 52%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 11%  8%  4% 10% 15% 13% 15% 11% 13%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 20%  9%  4%  9% 14% 13% 13%  9% 11%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 36% 27% 20% 18%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:5.1% UV:3.0%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 56.5% 13.0% 15.9%  7.4%  6.6%  0.5%  0.0%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 84.7% 10.4%  3.9%  1.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 95.7%  4.3%
x264 [info]: kb/s:3915.00
[02:45:43] mux: track 0, 177192 frames, 3616583135 bytes, 3914.89 kbps, fifo 512
[02:45:43] mux: track 1, 692849 frames, 3440730064 bytes, 3724.53 kbps, fifo 2048
[02:45:43] mux: track 2, 692849 frames, 1394012188 bytes, 1508.99 kbps, fifo 2048
[02:45:43] mux: track 3, 346425 frames, 148487102 bytes, 160.73 kbps, fifo 1024
[02:45:43] Finished work at: Thu May 14 02:45:43 2020
[02:45:43] libhb: work result = 0

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Woodstock
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Re: Need Help With Audio Codecs - What to choose?

Post by Woodstock »

Yeah, the PS is rather limited in its codec support.

My hardware isn't quite so limited, but I generally convert DTS and DTS-HD to AC3 as the first audio track, AAC for the second, and pass through DTS for the third. The AAC encoder in handbrake isn't the best, but some devices prefer it over AC3, so I keep it available.

In Theory (that mythical town in Michigan where things work like the specifications say they do), passing the DTS-HD MA track through to the output should be enough for any DTS-compatible decoder, but I don't live in Theory. So I pass the DTS and DTS-HD though as separate tracks.
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