BD encode taking far too long

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rjw_24
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BD encode taking far too long

Post by rjw_24 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 3:15 pm

Hi everyone. First post so if I'm missing something please let me know. I've been using DVDFab to rip my blurays to m2ts and I don't mind the size of the files, but I get weird color blocks and frame tearing when watching straight from the rip. Encoding seems to get rid of this issue of the original file. I'm using the high profile default setting for play back on my HTPC and RF23. The only additional setting I am using is no fast-p skip. My encodes have an estimated time of like 64 hours with an average of like 3-5 fps. I need help getting some faster encodes than this. Thanks for any help.

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### Windows GUI 0.9.4 2009112300 
### Running: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0 
###
### CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU         530  @ 2.93GHz 
### Ram: 3895 MB 
### Screen: 1280x720 
### Temp Dir: C:\Users\Williams\AppData\Local\Temp\ 
### Install Dir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Handbrake 
### Data Dir: C:\Users\Williams\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\HandBrake\0.9.4.0 
#########################################

Error in ReadFile() 
 Unable to read the log file.
 You may have to restart HandBrake. Will try reading the file again in a few seconds... 
  Error Information: 

System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\Williams\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\logs\tmp_appReadable_log.txt' because it is being used by another process.
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.File.Delete(String path)
   at Handbrake.frmActivityWindow.ReadFile()Error in ReadFile() 
 Unable to read the log file.
 You may have to restart HandBrake. Will try reading the file again in a few seconds... 
  Error Information: 

System.IO.IOException: The process cannot access the file 'C:\Users\Williams\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\logs\tmp_appReadable_log.txt' because it is being used by another process.
   at System.IO.__Error.WinIOError(Int32 errorCode, String maybeFullPath)
   at System.IO.File.InternalCopy(String sourceFileName, String destFileName, Boolean overwrite)
   at Handbrake.frmActivityWindow.ReadFile()[07:03:21] hb_init: checking cpu count
[07:03:21] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake 0.9.4 (2009112300) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
4 CPUs detected
Opening C:\Users\Williams\Videos\BD Database\WANTED\WANTED.mkv...
[07:03:21] hb_scan: path=C:\Users\Williams\Videos\BD Database\WANTED\WANTED.mkv, title_index=0
[07:03:21] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 4.1.3
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
libdvdnav:DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.BUP failed
libdvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[07:03:21] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska, from 'C:\Users\Williams\Videos\BD Database\WANTED\WANTED.mkv':
  Duration: 01:50:00.07, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
    Stream #0.0: Video: h264, yuv420p, 1920x1080, PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9, 23.98 tbr, 48003.07 tbn, 47.95 tbc
    Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: dca, 48000 Hz, 5.1, s16
[07:03:21] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[07:03:21] scan: audio 0x1: DCA, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1536000 English (DTS) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
Scanning title 1 of 1...
[07:03:23] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[07:03:23] scan: title (0) job->width:1936, job->height:1088
Scanning title 1 of 1...
[07:03:23] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
  + vts 0, ttn 0, cells 0->0 (0 blocks)
  + angle(s) 0
  + duration: 01:50:00
  + size: 1920x1080, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 0/0/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:07:01
    + 2: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:05:56
    + 3: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:08:00
    + 4: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:05:27
    + 5: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:05:45
    + 6: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:05:18
    + 7: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:04:34
    + 8: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:03:17
    + 9: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:06:31
    + 10: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:04:29
    + 11: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:04:34
    + 12: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:03:01
    + 13: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:05:42
    + 14: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:03:49
    + 15: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:06:51
    + 16: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:06:46
    + 17: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:06:13
    + 18: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:06:01
    + 19: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:02:55
    + 20: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:07:38
    + 21: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 13:15:21
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (DTS) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 1536000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
HandBrake has exited.

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s55
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Re: BD encode taking far too long

Post by s55 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:04 pm

You've only got a dual core cpu. That sort of encode speed is perfectly normal for 1080 content.

We'd need to see the encode log to make any suggestions on what settings which could help speed things up, but ultimately, your not going to be maintaining quality with encodes running much faster than that.

mduell
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Re: BD encode taking far too long

Post by mduell » Sat Dec 11, 2010 4:17 pm

That's a scan log, not an encode log.

You can make encodes faster by using faster settings. We have no idea what settings you're using since you didn't post an encode log.

Bling2Ming
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Re: BD encode taking far too long

Post by Bling2Ming » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:55 pm

3 to 5 fps on a 110 minute 24fps movie is roughly equal to 9 to 14 hrs encode time not 64 hours. You should upgrade to the nightly build, it's more accurate in estimating encoding time remaining.

The one thing you can do to reduce encode time drastically is reduce the resolution to 720p. Try a test encode (eg one chapter or the point to point encoding available with the nightly) you may find it surprisingly easy to live with at living room viewing distances.

rjw_24
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Re: BD encode taking far too long

Post by rjw_24 » Sun Dec 12, 2010 3:30 pm

Thanks for all the tips. Changing to 720p made a huge difference.

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