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Sandia
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Help needed on compression settings to get under 2g

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Description of problem or question:
Hi Im new and not a tech person at all. Ive got a bunch of videos for an online course. The course platforms are only allowing under 2g per vid. Ive tried handbrake and got most of the vids to half the gig size using the preset settings. I dont understand how it all works. Please help. The video is just me talking sitting at a desk. One camera records me and another desk camera as well to film what I am writing [teaching] so the background is static doesn't change only me moving a bit hands eyes etc. Please help in the simplest way possible as I dont understand the bit rate etc language thanks so much! Handbrake for dummies :D I would appreciate a call from someone please to talk me thru +27832305015 or zoom is better then I can share my screen kylarsen@gmail.com



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
I tried to you tube how to reduce and fiddled with the settings. I went from preset to applying settings in this you tube video. It reduced it to above 2 gigs but i need it to under 2 gigs. Also I have a bunch of videos to go thru so I just need to understand the prinicples of the settings to know what to apply and when ...eg in this video i just now need a little bit of adjusting to get it to under 2g.



HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.4.2 (2021100300) I did check for the latest version and downloaded from the official site

Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Device name Toshiba-W50
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz 2.80 GHz
Installed RAM 16,0 GB
System type 64-bit operating system, x64-based processor
Pen and touch No pen or touch input is available for this display
Edition Windows 10 Pro
Version 20H2
Installed on ‎2021/‎11/‎16
OS build 19042.1415
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 120.2212.3920.0






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HandBrake 1.4.2 (2021100300)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.19042.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
Ram: 16327 MB, 
GPU Information:
  DisplayLink USB Device - 9.3.3324.0
  DisplayLink USB Device - 9.3.3324.0
  NVIDIA Quadro K2100M - 25.21.14.1972
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake\
Data Dir: C:\Users\User\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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# Starting Encode ...
[17:17:02] base preset: Thinkific+ (Modified)
Remote Process started with Process ID: 244 using port: 8037. Max Allowed Instances: 1
Worker: Starting HandBrake Engine ...
Worker: Starting Web Server on port 8037 ...
Worker: Disconnected worker monitoring enabled!
[17:17:03] Compile-time hardening features are enabled
[17:17:03] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[17:17:03] Starting work at: Sat Jan 15 17:17:03 2022
[17:17:03] 1 job(s) to process
[17:17:03] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "DRC": 0,
        "Encoder": "copy:aac",
        "Gain": 0,
        "Mixdown": -1,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Name": "simple_aac_recording",
        "Track": 0,
        "DitherMethod": 0
      }
    ],
    "CopyMask": [
      "copy:aac",
      "copy:ac3",
      "copy:dtshd",
      "copy:dts",
      "copy:eac3",
      "copy:flac",
      "copy:mp3",
      "copy:truehd",
      "copy:mp2"
    ],
    "FallbackEncoder": "ac3"
  },
  "Destination": {
    "ChapterList": [
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 1"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": true,
    "File": "C:\\Users\\User\\Videos\\Handbrake\\Test\\L1 Bwml Wk2 Visualisation Lecture-1.m4v",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": true
    },
    "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": 13,
        "Settings": {
          "crop-bottom": "0",
          "crop-left": "0",
          "crop-right": "0",
          "crop-top": "0",
          "height": "1080",
          "width": "1920"
        }
      },
      {
        "ID": 6,
        "Settings": {
          "mode": "1"
        }
      }
    ]
  },
  "PAR": {
    "Num": 1,
    "Den": 1
  },
  "Metadata": {},
  "SequenceID": 0,
  "Source": {
    "Angle": 1,
    "Range": {
      "Type": "chapter",
      "Start": 1,
      "End": 1
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "C:\\Users\\User\\Videos\\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": true,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": true,
      "Forced": true
    },
    "SubtitleList": []
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": "x264",
    "Level": "auto",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "",
    "Preset": "ultrafast",
    "Profile": "auto",
    "Quality": 20,
    "Tune": "fastdecode",
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false
    }
  }
}
[17:17:03] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4810MQ CPU @ 2.80GHz
[17:17:03]  - Intel microarchitecture Haswell
[17:17:03]  - logical processor count: 8
[17:17:03] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[17:17:03] hb_scan: path=C:\Users\User\Videos\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:333: failed opening UDF image C:\Users\User\Videos\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:437: error opening file BDMV\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:437: error opening file BDMV\BACKUP\index.bdmv
src/libbluray/bluray.c:2646: nav_get_title_list(C:\Users\User\Videos\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv\) failed
[17:17:03] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdread: DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnav: vm: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[17:17:03] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'C:\Users\User\Videos\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv':
  Metadata:
    ENCODER         : Lavf58.29.100
  Duration: 01:27:13.65, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 19556 kb/s
  Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 60 fps, 60 tbr, 1k tbn, 120 tbc (default)
    Metadata:
      DURATION        : 01:27:13.650000000
  Stream #0:1: Audio: aac (LC), 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
    Metadata:
      title           : simple_aac_recording
      DURATION        : 01:27:13.579000000
[17:17:03] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[17:17:03] scan: audio 0x1: aac, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 Unknown (AAC LC) (2.0 ch)
[17:17:04] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 60.000 fps, autocrop = 80/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1, color profile: 1-1-1
[17:17:04] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[17:17:04] Skipping subtitle scan.  No suitable subtitle tracks.
[17:17:04] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[17:17:04] Skipping crop/scale filter
[17:17:04] work: only 1 chapter, disabling chapter markers
[17:17:04] job configuration:
[17:17:04]  * source
[17:17:04]    + C:\Users\User\Videos\L1 BWML WK2 VISUALISATION LECTURE.mkv
[17:17:04]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
[17:17:04]    + container: matroska,webm
[17:17:04]    + data rate: 19556 kbps
[17:17:04]  * destination
[17:17:04]    + C:\Users\User\Videos\Handbrake\Test\L1 Bwml Wk2 Visualisation Lecture-1.m4v
[17:17:04]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[17:17:04]      + optimized for HTTP streaming (fast start)
[17:17:04]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[17:17:04]  * video track
[17:17:04]    + decoder: h264 8-bit (yuv420p)
[17:17:04]    + filters
[17:17:04]      + 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)
[17:17:04]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[17:17:04]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=1)
[17:17:04]        + frame rate: 60.000 fps -> constant 60.000 fps
[17:17:04]    + Output geometry
[17:17:04]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[17:17:04]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[17:17:04]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[17:17:04]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[17:17:04]      + preset:  ultrafast
[17:17:04]      + tune:    fastdecode
[17:17:04]      + profile: auto
[17:17:04]      + level:   auto
[17:17:04]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[17:17:04]      + color profile: 1-1-1
[17:17:04]  * audio track 1
[17:17:04]    + name: simple_aac_recording
[17:17:04]    + decoder: Unknown (AAC LC) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[17:17:04]      + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[17:17:04]    + AAC Passthru
[17:17:04] sync: expecting 314019 video frames
[17:17:04] encx264: min-keyint: 60, keyint: 600
[17:17:04] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
[17:17:04] encx264: unparsed options: ref=1:scenecut=0:bframes=0:no-deblock=1:cabac=0:analyse=none:8x8dct=0:weightp=0:me=dia:subme=0:mixed-refs=0:trellis=0:aq-mode=0:mbtree=0:rc-lookahead=0
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x264 [info]: profile Constrained Baseline, level 4.2, 4:2:0, 8-bit
[17:17:05] sync: first pts video is 0
[17:17:05] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[17:17:05] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0

# Encode Stopped
[17:23:01] work: average encoding speed for job is 42.267838 fps
[17:23:01] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 15053 | total 15053
[17:23:01] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 15045 | total 15045
[17:23:01] vfr: 15037 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[17:23:01] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[17:23:01] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[17:23:01] aac-decoder done: 11808 frames, 0 decoder errors
[17:23:01] h264-decoder done: 15112 frames, 0 decoder errors
[17:23:01] sync: got 15075 frames, 314019 expected
[17:23:01] sync: framerate min 60.000 fps, max 60.000 fps, avg 60.000 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:26    Avg QP:16.31  size:166836
x264 [info]: frame P:14996 Avg QP:19.26  size: 32569
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 100.0%  0.0%  0.0%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4: 10.4%  0.0%  0.0%  P16..4: 51.5%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%  0.0%    skip:38.0%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 26.2% 74.7% 25.9% inter: 21.4% 35.3% 3.1%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 41% 16% 28% 15%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 43% 25% 23%  9%
x264 [info]: kb/s:15744.75
[17:23:02] mux: track 0, 15021 frames, 492709908 bytes, 15687.24 kbps, fifo 512
[17:23:02] mux: track 1, 11778 frames, 4730049 bytes, 150.60 kbps, fifo 512
[17:23:02] Finished work at: Sat Jan 15 17:23:02 2022
[17:23:02] libhb: work result = 1

# Job Cancelled!



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mduell
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Re: Help needed on compression settings to get under 2g

Post by mduell »

For this 1.5 hour video, use a target bitrate around 2700 kbps.
Sandia
Posts: 2
Joined: Sun Jan 16, 2022 11:25 am

Re: Help needed on compression settings to get under 2g

Post by Sandia »

HI thanks, the online platform recommends 20 so thats quite a leap but will try it thanks... and the speed? Doesnt that affect it thanks
mduell
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Re: Help needed on compression settings to get under 2g

Post by mduell »

Will only impact quality with a target bitrate; slower is better.
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