Error 3 Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'

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staypuff
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Error 3 Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'

Post by staypuff » Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:54 pm

Description of problem or question:
When I try to convert a file from the CLI I get the following error:
x264 [error]: high profile doesn't support a bit depth of 10
ERROR: Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'

When I do the conversion from the GUI, everything works fine.



Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):
This is the command I am using:
/usr/bin/HandBrakeCLI -i /u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv -o "/u01/new/downloads/The Predator 2018.m4v" -Z "HQ 1080p30 Surround"



HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):
HandBrake-1.1.0-4.fc29.x86_64
HandBrake-gui-1.1.0-4.fc29.x86_64


Operating system and version (e.g., Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, macOS 10.13 High Sierra, Windows 10 Creators Update):
Fedora release 29 (Twenty Nine)
Linux catdad 4.19.13-300.fc29.x86_64 #1 SMP Sat Dec 29 22:54:28 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux




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[18:31:51] hb_init: starting libhb thread
[18:31:51] thread 7f8e0b265700 started ("libhb")
HandBrake 20180405000000-b463d33-unknown (2018101101) - Linux x86_64 - https://handbrake.fr
8 CPUs detected
Opening /u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv...
[18:31:51] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4790K CPU @ 4.00GHz
[18:31:51]  - Intel microarchitecture Haswell
[18:31:51]  - logical processor count: 8
[18:31:51] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[18:31:51] hb_scan: path=/u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
disc.c:323: failed opening UDF image /u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/index.bdmv
disc.c:424: error opening file BDMV/BACKUP/index.bdmv
[18:31:51] 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
[18:31:51] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from '/u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv':
  Metadata:
    encoder         : libebml v1.3.6 + libmatroska v1.4.9
    creation_time   : 2018-12-08T00:38:30.000000Z
  Duration: 01:46:56.86, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 10239 kb/s
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(progressive), 1920x808 [SAR 1:1 DAR 240:101], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc (default)
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 9597940
      DURATION-eng    : 01:46:56.827000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 153850
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 7698540596
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v29.0.0 ('Like It Or Not') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2018-12-08 00:38:30
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 640 kb/s (default)
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 640000
      DURATION-eng    : 01:46:56.864000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 200527
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 513349120
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v29.0.0 ('Like It Or Not') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2018-12-08 00:38:30
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
    Stream #0:2(eng): Subtitle: subrip (default) (forced)
    Metadata:
      title           : English Forced
      BPS-eng         : 126
      DURATION-eng    : 00:00:02.461000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 1
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 39
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v29.0.0 ('Like It Or Not') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2018-12-08 00:38:30
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
[18:31:51] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[18:31:51] scan: audio 0x1: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 1 of 1, preview 9, 90.00 %[18:31:52] scan: 10 previews, 1920x808, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 2/2/0/0, aspect 2.38:1, PAR 1:1
[18:31:52] scan: supported video decoders: avcodec qsv
[18:31:52] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ Using preset: HQ 1080p30 Surround
+ title 1:
  + stream: /u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv
  + duration: 01:46:56
  + size: 1920x808, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 2.38, 23.976 fps
  + autocrop: 2/2/0/0
  + chapters:
    + 1: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 01:46:56
  + audio tracks:
    + 1, English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 640000bps
  + subtitle tracks:
    + 1, English [UTF-8]
[18:31:52] 1 job(s) to process
[18:31:52] json job:
{
    "Audio": {
        "AudioList": [
            {
                "Bitrate": 160,
                "CompressionLevel": -1.0,
                "DRC": 0.0,
                "DitherMethod": "auto",
                "Encoder": "av_aac",
                "Gain": 0.0,
                "Mixdown": "dpl2",
                "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
                "PresetEncoder": "av_aac",
                "Quality": -3.0,
                "Samplerate": 0,
                "Track": 0
            },
            {
                "Bitrate": 0,
                "DRC": 0.0,
                "Encoder": "copy:ac3",
                "Mixdown": "none",
                "PresetEncoder": "copy:ac3",
                "Quality": -3.0,
                "Samplerate": 0,
                "Track": 0
            }
        ],
        "CopyMask": [
            "copy:aac",
            "copy:ac3"
        ],
        "FallbackEncoder": "av_aac"
    },
    "Destination": {
        "AlignAVStart": true,
        "ChapterList": [
            {
                "Name": ""
            }
        ],
        "ChapterMarkers": false,
        "File": "/u01/new/downloads/The Predator 2018.m4v",
        "InlineParameterSets": false,
        "Mp4Options": {
            "IpodAtom": false,
            "Mp4Optimize": false
        },
        "Mux": "m4v"
    },
    "Filters": {
        "FilterList": [
            {
                "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": 4,
                "Settings": {
                    "mode": "7"
                }
            },
            {
                "ID": 6,
                "Settings": {
                    "mode": 2,
                    "rate": "27000000/900000"
                }
            },
            {
                "ID": 11,
                "Settings": {
                    "crop-bottom": 2,
                    "crop-left": 0,
                    "crop-right": 0,
                    "crop-top": 2,
                    "height": 804,
                    "width": 1920
                }
            }
        ]
    },
    "Metadata": {},
    "PAR": {
        "Den": 1,
        "Num": 1
    },
    "SequenceID": 0,
    "Source": {
        "Angle": 0,
        "Path": "/u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv",
        "Range": {
            "End": 1,
            "Start": 1,
            "Type": "chapter"
        },
        "Title": 1
    },
    "Subtitle": {
        "Search": {
            "Burn": true,
            "Default": false,
            "Enable": true,
            "Forced": true
        },
        "SubtitleList": []
    },
    "Video": {
        "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
        "Encoder": "x264_10bit",
        "Level": "4.0",
        "Options": "",
        "Preset": "slow",
        "Profile": "high",
        "QSV": {
            "AsyncDepth": 4,
            "Decode": false
        },
        "Quality": 20.0,
        "Tune": "",
        "Turbo": false,
        "TwoPass": false
    }
}
[18:31:52] Skipping subtitle scan.  No suitable subtitle tracks.
[18:31:52] starting job
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] decomb filter thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] decomb check thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] mask filter thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 0
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 2
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52] mask dilate thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 1
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 3
[18:31:52] job configuration:
[18:31:52]  * source
[18:31:52]    + /u01/new/downloads/The.Predator.2018.1080p.BluRay.x264-SPARKS.mkv
[18:31:52]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
[18:31:52]    + container: matroska,webm
[18:31:52]    + data rate: 10239 kbps
[18:31:52]  * destination
[18:31:52]    + /u01/new/downloads/The Predator 2018.m4v
[18:31:52]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[18:31:52]      + align initial A/V stream timestamps
[18:31:52]  * video track
[18:31:52]    + decoder: h264
[18:31:52]    + filters
[18:31:52]      + 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)
[18:31:52]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 6
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[18:31:52]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[18:31:52]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=804:crop-top=2:crop-bottom=2:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[18:31:52]        + source: 1920 * 808, crop (2/2/0/0): 1920 * 804, scale: 1920 * 804
[18:31:52]    + Output geometry
[18:31:52]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 804
[18:31:52]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[18:31:52]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 804
[18:31:52]    + encoder: H.264 10-bit (libx264)
[18:31:52]      + preset:  slow
[18:31:52]      + profile: high
[18:31:52]      + level:   4.0
[18:31:52]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[18:31:52]  * audio track 1
[18:31:52]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[18:31:52]      + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:31:52]    + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[18:31:52]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[18:31:52]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:31:52]  * audio track 2
[18:31:52]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[18:31:52]      + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:31:52]    + AC3 Passthru
[18:31:52] mask erode thread started for segment 7
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 5
[18:31:52] yadif thread started for segment 4
[18:31:52] sync: expecting 153850 video frames
[18:31:52] encavcodecaInit: Unknown avcodec option stereo_mode
[18:31:52] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[18:31:52] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
x264 [error]: high profile doesn't support a bit depth of 10
ERROR: Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'
[18:31:52] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 0 | uncombed 0 | total 0
[18:31:52] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 0 | unfiltered 0 | total 0
[18:31:52] vfr: 0 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[18:31:52] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[18:31:52] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[18:31:52] ac3-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[18:31:52] ac3-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[18:31:52] h264-decoder done: 0 frames, 0 decoder errors
[18:31:52] sync: got 0 frames, 153850 expected
[18:31:52] libhb: work result = 3

Encode failed (error 3).

HandBrake has exited.


mduell
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Re: Error 3 Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'

Post by mduell » Mon Jan 07, 2019 1:32 am

Well known issue, not supported here.

Woodstock
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Re: Error 3 Failure to initialise thread 'H.264/AVC encoder (libx264)'

Post by Woodstock » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:52 am

To expand upon that, see "Warning about broken third-party builds" on this page:
https://handbrake.fr/docs/en/latest/get ... brake.html

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