Would like to know if I can make file size a little smaller without losing too much quality

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zipfunk
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Would like to know if I can make file size a little smaller without losing too much quality

Post by zipfunk » Tue Feb 12, 2019 4:14 pm

Can I refine the settings to make a smaller file size without noticeable loss of quality?
I see other files that are 1080 and have a file size approx 1.7gb and was hoping I could achieve the same. Am I overlooking a setting in Handbrake to do this?:


HandBrake version 1.0.7:

Mac OS 10.12.6:

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HandBrake Activity Log for Session: 2019-02-11 14:37:28 -0500
Handbrake Version: 1.0.7 (2017040900)
Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.m4v
Preset: AppleTV 3
[14:37:28] macgui: QueueCore work done
[14:37:28] macgui: QueueCore scanning specifically for title: 1
[14:37:28] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6500 CPU @ 3.20GHz
[14:37:28]  - Intel microarchitecture Skylake
[14:37:28]  - logical processor count: 4
[14:37:28] hb_scan: path=/Users/Drew/Movies/  Handbroken/Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
disc.c:274: failed opening UDF image /Users/Drew/Movies/  Handbroken/Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.mkv
disc.c:352: error opening file BDMV/index.bdmv
disc.c:352: error opening file BDMV/BACKUP/index.bdmv
[14:37:28] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdnav: Using dvdnav version 5.0.1
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
[14:37:28] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from '/Users/Drew/Movies/  Handbroken/Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.mkv':
  Duration: 00:43:33.87, start: 0.000000, bitrate: N/A
    Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 167.668000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 1
    Chapter #0:1: start 167.668000, end 778.278000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 2
    Chapter #0:2: start 778.278000, end 1147.355000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 3
    Chapter #0:3: start 1147.355000, end 1482.481000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 4
    Chapter #0:4: start 1482.481000, end 1977.726000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 5
    Chapter #0:5: start 1977.726000, end 2587.460000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 6
    Chapter #0:6: start 2587.460000, end 2613.872000
    Metadata:
      title           : Chapter 7
    Stream #0:0: Video: h264 (High)
      yuv420p, tv, bt709/bt709/bt709
      1920x1080 [PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], PAR 1:1 DAR 16:9
      23.98 fps, 1k tbn (default)
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 8679741
      DURATION-eng    : 00:43:33.862000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 62670
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 2835955791
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v28.2.0 ('The Awakening') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-02-11 18:22:37
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
    Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: aac (LC)
      48000 Hz, stereo, fltp (default)
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 164838
      DURATION-eng    : 00:43:33.867000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 122525
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 53858296
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v28.2.0 ('The Awakening') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-02-11 18:22:37
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
    Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: ac3
      48000 Hz, 5.1, fltp, 224 kb/s
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 224000
      DURATION-eng    : 00:43:33.824000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 81682
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 73187072
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v28.2.0 ('The Awakening') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-02-11 18:22:37
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
    Stream #0:3: Audio: mp3
      48000 Hz, 2 channels, s16p, 192 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Commentary
      BPS-eng         : 192000
      DURATION-eng    : 00:43:33.840000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 108910
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 62732160
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: mkvmerge v28.2.0 ('The Awakening') 64-bit
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2019-02-11 18:22:37
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES
[14:37:28] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[14:37:28] scan: audio 0x2: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=224000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
[14:37:28] scan: audio 0x3: mp3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=192000 Unknown (MP3) (2.0 ch)
[14:37:28] scan: audio 0x1: aac, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (AAC) (2.0 ch)
[14:37:29] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[14:37:29] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[14:37:29] macgui: QueueCore scan done
[14:37:29] macgui: QueueCore started encoding Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.m4v
[14:37:29] macgui: QueueCore with preset AppleTV 3
[14:37:29] 1 job(s) to process
[14:37:29] starting job
[14:37:29] decomb filter thread started for segment 3
[14:37:29] decomb filter thread started for segment 2
[14:37:29] decomb filter thread started for segment 1
[14:37:29] decomb filter thread started for segment 0
[14:37:29] decomb check thread started for segment 0
[14:37:29] decomb check thread started for segment 1
[14:37:29] decomb check thread started for segment 3
[14:37:29] decomb check thread started for segment 2
[14:37:29] yadif thread started for segment 0
[14:37:29] yadif thread started for segment 1
[14:37:29] yadif thread started for segment 2
[14:37:29] yadif thread started for segment 3
[14:37:29] job configuration:
[14:37:29]  * source
[14:37:29]    + /Users/Drew/Movies/  Handbroken/Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.mkv
[14:37:29]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 7
[14:37:29]    + container: matroska,webm
[14:37:29]  * destination
[14:37:29]    + /Users/Drew/Movies/  Handbroken/Haven.S01E01.Welcome To Haven Commentary.m4v
[14:37:29]    + container: MPEG-4 (libavformat)
[14:37:29]      + chapter markers
[14:37:29]  * video track
[14:37:29]    + decoder: h264
[14:37:29]    + filters
[14:37:29]      + Comb Detect (mode=0:spatial-metric=2:motion-thresh=2:spatial-thresh=3:filter-mode=1:block-thresh=80:block-width=16:block-height=16)
[14:37:29]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[14:37:29]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=2:rate=27000000/900000)
[14:37:29]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> peak rate limited to 30.000 fps
[14:37:29]      + Crop and Scale (width=1920:height=1080:crop-top=0:crop-bottom=0:crop-left=0:crop-right=0)
[14:37:29]        + source: 1920 * 1080, crop (0/0/0/0): 1920 * 1080, scale: 1920 * 1080
[14:37:29]    + Output geometry
[14:37:29]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[14:37:29]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[14:37:29]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[14:37:29]    + encoder: H.264 (libx264)
[14:37:29]      + preset:  medium
[14:37:29]      + profile: high
[14:37:29]      + level:   4.0
[14:37:29]      + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[14:37:29]  * audio track 1
[14:37:29]    + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 2, id 0x2)
[14:37:29]      + bitrate: 224 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29]    + mixdown: Stereo
[14:37:29]    + encoder: AAC (Apple AudioToolbox)
[14:37:29]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29]  * audio track 2
[14:37:29]    + decoder: Unknown (MP3) (2.0 ch) (track 3, id 0x3)
[14:37:29]      + bitrate: 192 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29]    + mixdown: Stereo
[14:37:29]    + encoder: AC3 (libavcodec)
[14:37:29]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29]  * audio track 3
[14:37:29]    + decoder: English (AAC) (2.0 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[14:37:29]      + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29]    + mixdown: Stereo
[14:37:29]    + encoder: AAC (Apple AudioToolbox)
[14:37:29]      + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[14:37:29] sync: expecting 62670 video frames
[14:37:29] encx264: min-keyint: 24, keyint: 240
[14:37:29] encx264: encoding at constant RF 20.000000
[14:37:29] encx264: unparsed options: level=4.0:vbv-bufsize=31250:vbv-maxrate=25000
x264 [info]: using SAR=1/1
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 AVX2 LZCNT BMI2
x264 [info]: profile High, level 4.0
[14:37:29] sync: first pts audio 0x2 is 0
[14:37:29] sync: first pts audio 0x3 is 0
[14:37:29] sync: first pts video is 450
[14:37:29] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 450
[14:37:29] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 450
[14:40:28] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 4021 time 15090525
[14:51:55] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 18661 time 70045425
[14:58:56] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 27510 time 103262358
[15:05:15] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 35545 time 133423740
[15:15:05] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 47419 time 177995767
[15:27:19] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 62038 time 232871838
[15:27:26] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[15:27:27] work: average encoding speed for job is 20.874517 fps
[15:27:27] comb detect: heavy 0 | light 134 | uncombed 62536 | total 62670
[15:27:27] decomb: deinterlaced 0 | blended 134 | unfiltered 62536 | total 62670
[15:27:27] vfr: 62670 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[15:27:27] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[15:27:27] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[15:27:27] ac3-decoder done: 81682 frames, 0 decoder errors
[15:27:27] mp3-decoder done: 108910 frames, 0 decoder errors
[15:27:27] aac-decoder done: 122525 frames, 0 decoder errors
[15:27:27] h264-decoder done: 62670 frames, 0 decoder errors
[15:27:27] sync: got 62670 frames, 62670 expected
[15:27:27] sync: framerate min 23.981 fps, max 23.981 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x264 [info]: frame I:1366  Avg QP:16.72  size:152760
x264 [info]: frame P:17912 Avg QP:19.70  size: 56917
x264 [info]: frame B:43392 Avg QP:21.24  size: 25431
x264 [info]: consecutive B-frames:  5.7%  4.5%  4.4% 85.4%
x264 [info]: mb I  I16..4: 15.5% 67.2% 17.4%
x264 [info]: mb P  I16..4:  3.5% 16.0%  1.0%  P16..4: 51.2% 16.9%  6.2%  0.0%  0.0%    skip: 5.2%
x264 [info]: mb B  I16..4:  0.3%  1.6%  0.1%  B16..8: 59.1%  7.0%  0.9%  direct: 5.7%  skip:25.4%  L0:49.7% L1:46.0% BI: 4.3%
x264 [info]: 8x8 transform intra:76.1% inter:81.8%
x264 [info]: coded y,uvDC,uvAC intra: 68.1% 79.9% 32.7% inter: 29.0% 43.9% 1.1%
x264 [info]: i16 v,h,dc,p: 29% 15% 15% 41%
x264 [info]: i8 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 21% 16% 24%  5%  7%  7%  7%  6%  6%
x264 [info]: i4 v,h,dc,ddl,ddr,vr,hd,vl,hu: 25% 18% 16%  6%  9%  8%  7%  6%  5%
x264 [info]: i8c dc,h,v,p: 53% 20% 21%  5%
x264 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:1.8% UV:1.1%
x264 [info]: ref P L0: 57.2% 11.1% 22.4%  9.3%  0.1%
x264 [info]: ref B L0: 87.4%  9.9%  2.7%
x264 [info]: ref B L1: 96.1%  3.9%
x264 [info]: kb/s:7136.24
[15:27:27] mux: track 0, 62670 frames, 2331601454 bytes, 7135.89 kbps, fifo 1024
[15:27:27] mux: track 1, 122524 frames, 42678753 bytes, 130.62 kbps, fifo 2048
[15:27:27] mux: track 2, 81682 frames, 52276480 bytes, 159.99 kbps, fifo 2048
[15:27:27] mux: track 3, 122526 frames, 53745261 bytes, 164.49 kbps, fifo 2048
[15:27:27] libhb: work result = 0

rollin_eng
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Re: Would like to know if I can make file size a little smaller without losing too much quality

Post by rollin_eng » Tue Feb 12, 2019 7:15 pm

Update to the latest version, then increase the RF until you are ok with the size and quality.

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