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Alieo
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Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Alieo »

Description of problem or question:
After I encode an .mkv from MakeMKV, using Handbrake, the title gets cutoff. I've made a post about this before but never received a response/answer: viewtopic.php?p=198496#p198496

Basically the file will be named something like 'TV Show - S01E01 - Episode 1', after running it through handbrake, the filename appears correctly, but it's title becomes 'TV Show - S01E01'.

Handbrake appears to be cutting off the Episode name while keeping everything else.

Again, the filenames appear correctly but when I place these videos in VLC, they are displayed with their cut off titles and are missing the episode names.

They are always cut off in the same place, very strange.

Also, when looking at the file's details, there isn't anything listed in the 'Title' section. However, the original files, made using MakeMKV, do have a title listed in the file details.

Basically, it would appear that, after running the .mkv through handbrake, it completely removes the title from the file details and the title itself appears cut off when placed in VLC.

Typically, when a file doesn't have a specific title set within its metadata, its title will appear the same as its filename.

For whatever reason, this is no longer working properly for me and I have no idea what caused it.

The files coming out of MakeMKV seem fine. They appear correctly in windows explorer, with the right filename along with a matching title in its file details.

The problems seems to be coming from handbrake and it now seems to be removing file details, specifically the title, from the file's metadata. While the original title appears to be removed from the handbrake encoded .mkv, it will show up when placed in VLC but as a partial title, which is always cut off in the same place.


Steps to reproduce the problem (If Applicable):

-Produce .mkv using MakeMKV, run file through handbrake.
-View encoded file's details to view missing title.
-Place encoded video into VLC player to view the cut off title.


HandBrake version (e.g., 1.0.0):

1.5.1


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



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HandBrake 1.5.1 (2022011000)
OS: Microsoft Windows NT 10.0.19042.0
CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
Ram: 16336 MB, 
GPU Information:
  NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 - 27.21.14.5671
Screen: 1920x1080
Temp Dir: C:\Users\cartman\AppData\Local\Temp\
Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake\
Data Dir: C:\Users\cartman\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake

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 # Starting Encode ...

[08:26:29] base preset: H.265 MKV 1080p
[08:26:30] Remote Process started with Process ID: 1248 using port: 8037. Max Allowed Instances: 1
[08:26:30] Worker: Starting HandBrake Engine ...
[08:26:30] Worker: Starting Web Server on port 8037 ...
[08:26:30] Worker: Disconnected worker monitoring enabled!
[08:26:30] Compile-time hardening features are enabled
ad
[08:26:30] Starting work at: Fri Jan 28 08:26:30 2022
[08:26:30] 1 job(s) to process
[08:26:30] json job:
{
  "Audio": {
    "AudioList": [
      {
        "Bitrate": 320,
        "DRC": 0,
        "Encoder": "av_aac",
        "Gain": 0,
        "Mixdown": 7,
        "NormalizeMixLevel": false,
        "Samplerate": 48000,
        "Name": "Surround 5.1",
        "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"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 2"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 3"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 4"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 5"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 6"
      },
      {
        "Name": "Chapter 7"
      }
    ],
    "ChapterMarkers": true,
    "AlignAVStart": false,
    "File": "D:\\HandBrake\\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv",
    "Mp4Options": {
      "IpodAtom": false,
      "Mp4Optimize": false
    },
    "Mux": "av_mkv"
  },
  "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": 7
    },
    "Title": 1,
    "Path": "D:\\MakeMKV\\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv"
  },
  "Subtitle": {
    "Search": {
      "Burn": false,
      "Default": false,
      "Enable": false,
      "Forced": false
    },
    "SubtitleList": [
      {
        "Burn": false,
        "Default": false,
        "Forced": false,
        "ID": 1,
        "Offset": 0,
        "Track": 0
      }
    ]
  },
  "Video": {
    "Encoder": "x265",
    "Level": "auto",
    "TwoPass": false,
    "Turbo": false,
    "ColorMatrixCode": 0,
    "Options": "strong-intra-smoothing=0:rect=0:aq-mode=1",
    "Preset": "slow",
    "Profile": "main",
    "Quality": 22,
    "QSV": {
      "Decode": false
    }
  }
}
[08:26:30] CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-7700K CPU @ 4.20GHz
[08:26:30]  - Intel microarchitecture Kaby Lake
[08:26:30]  - logical processor count: 8
[08:26:30] Intel Quick Sync Video support: no
[08:26:30] hb_scan: path=D:\MakeMKV\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv, title_index=1
udfread ERROR: ECMA 167 Volume Recognition failed
src/libbluray/disc/disc.c:333: failed opening UDF image D:\MakeMKV\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.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(D:\MakeMKV\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv\) failed
[08:26:30] bd: not a bd - trying as a stream/file instead
libdvdread: Encrypted DVD support unavailable.
liblibdvdread: DVDOpenFileUDF:UDFFindFile /VIDEO_TS/VIDEO_TS.IFO failed
dvdread: Can't open file VIDEO_TS.IFO.
libdvdnav: vm: vm: failed to read VIDEO_TS.IFO
[08:26:30] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'D:\MakeMKV\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv':
  Metadata:
    title           : South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe
    encoder         : libmakemkv v1.16.5 (1.3.10/1.5.2) win(x64-release)
    creation_time   : 2022-01-27T21:33:53.000000Z
  Duration: 00:24:24.92, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 23337 kb/s
  Chapters:
    Chapter #0:0: start 0.000000, end 138.721917
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 01
    Chapter #0:1: start 138.721917, end 172.422250
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 02
    Chapter #0:2: start 172.422250, end 577.368458
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 03
    Chapter #0:3: start 577.368458, end 841.048542
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 04
    Chapter #0:4: start 841.048542, end 1377.376000
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 05
    Chapter #0:5: start 1377.376000, end 1437.978208
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 06
    Chapter #0:6: start 1437.978208, end 1464.921792
      Metadata:
        title           : Chapter 07
  Stream #0:0(eng): Video: h264 (High), yuv420p(tv, bt709, progressive), 1920x1080 [SAR 1:1 DAR 16:9], 23.98 fps, 23.98 tbr, 1k tbn, 47.95 tbc
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 19999535
      DURATION-eng    : 00:24:24.921791666
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 35123
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 3662217450
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001011
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
  Stream #0:1(eng): Audio: truehd, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), s32 (24 bit) (default)
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 2340764
      DURATION-eng    : 00:24:24.921791666
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 1757907
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 428629358
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
  Stream #0:2(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, 5.1(side), fltp, 448 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Surround 5.1
      BPS-eng         : 448000
      DURATION-eng    : 00:24:24.928000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 45779
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 82035968
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001100
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
  Stream #0:3(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 224 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Stereo
      BPS-eng         : 224000
      DURATION-eng    : 00:24:24.928000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 45779
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 41017984
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001101
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
  Stream #0:4(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, fltp, 224 kb/s
    Metadata:
      title           : Stereo
      BPS-eng         : 224000
      DURATION-eng    : 00:24:24.928000000
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 45779
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 41017984
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001102
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
  Stream #0:5(eng): Subtitle: hdmv_pgs_subtitle, 1920x1080
    Metadata:
      BPS-eng         : 88761
      DURATION-eng    : 00:23:56.497562500
      NUMBER_OF_FRAMES-eng: 1366
      NUMBER_OF_BYTES-eng: 15938267
      SOURCE_ID-eng   : 001200
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.16.5 win(x64-release)
      _STATISTICS_WRITING_DATE_UTC-eng: 2022-01-27 21:33:53
      _STATISTICS_TAGS-eng: BPS DURATION NUMBER_OF_FRAMES NUMBER_OF_BYTES SOURCE_ID
[08:26:30] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[08:26:30] scan: audio 0x1: truehd, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=1 English (TrueHD) (5.1 ch)
[08:26:30] scan: audio 0x2: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=448000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (448 kbps)
[08:26:30] scan: audio 0x3: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=224000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (224 kbps)
[08:26:30] scan: audio 0x4: ac3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=224000 English (AC3) (2.0 ch) (224 kbps)
[08:26:31] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/240/240, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1, color profile: 1-1-1, chroma location: left
[08:26:31] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
[08:26:31] Starting Task: Encoding Pass
[08:26:31] Skipping crop/scale filter
[08:26:31] work: track 1, dithering not supported by codec
[08:26:31] job configuration:
[08:26:31]  * source
[08:26:31]    + D:\MakeMKV\South Park Season 1 - Disc 1\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv
[08:26:31]    + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 7
[08:26:31]    + container: matroska,webm
[08:26:31]    + data rate: 23337 kbps
[08:26:31]  * destination
[08:26:31]    + D:\HandBrake\South Park - S01E01 - Cartman Gets an Anal Probe.mkv
[08:26:31]    + container: Matroska (libavformat)
[08:26:31]      + chapter markers
[08:26:31]  * video track
[08:26:31]    + decoder: h264 8-bit (yuv420p)
[08:26:31]    + filters
[08:26:31]      + 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)
[08:26:31]      + Decomb (mode=39)
[08:26:31]      + Framerate Shaper (mode=1)
[08:26:31]        + frame rate: 23.976 fps -> constant 23.976 fps
[08:26:31]    + Output geometry
[08:26:31]      + storage dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[08:26:31]      + pixel aspect ratio: 1 : 1
[08:26:31]      + display dimensions: 1920 x 1080
[08:26:31]    + encoder: H.265 (libx265)
[08:26:31]      + preset:  slow
[08:26:31]      + options: strong-intra-smoothing=0:rect=0:aq-mode=1
[08:26:31]      + profile: main
[08:26:31]      + level:   auto
[08:26:31]      + quality: 22.00 (RF)
[08:26:31]      + color profile: 1-1-1
[08:26:31]      + chroma location: left
[08:26:31]  * subtitle track 1, English [PGS] (track 0, id 0x5, Picture) -> Passthrough
[08:26:31]  * audio track 1
[08:26:31]    + name: Surround 5.1
[08:26:31]    + decoder: English (TrueHD) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 0x1)
[08:26:31]      + samplerate: 48000 Hz
[08:26:31]    + mixdown: 5.1 Channels
[08:26:31]    + encoder: AAC (libavcodec)
[08:26:31]      + bitrate: 320 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[08:26:31] sync: expecting 35122 video frames
x265 [info]: HEVC encoder version 3.5+1-f0c1022b6
x265 [info]: build info [Windows][GCC 10.2.0][64 bit] 8bit+10bit+12bit
x265 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast LZCNT SSSE3 SSE4.2 AVX FMA3 BMI2 AVX2
x265 [info]: Main profile, Level-4 (Main tier)
x265 [info]: Thread pool created using 8 threads
x265 [info]: Slices                              : 1
x265 [info]: frame threads / pool features       : 3 / wpp(17 rows)
x265 [info]: Coding QT: max CU size, min CU size : 64 / 8
x265 [info]: Residual QT: max TU size, max depth : 32 / 1 inter / 1 intra
x265 [info]: ME / range / subpel / merge         : star / 57 / 3 / 3
x265 [info]: Keyframe min / max / scenecut / bias  : 24 / 240 / 40 / 5.00
x265 [info]: Lookahead / bframes / badapt        : 25 / 4 / 2
x265 [info]: b-pyramid / weightp / weightb       : 1 / 1 / 0
x265 [info]: References / ref-limit  cu / depth  : 4 / on / on
x265 [info]: AQ: mode / str / qg-size / cu-tree  : 1 / 1.0 / 32 / 1
x265 [info]: Rate Control / qCompress            : CRF-22.0 / 0.60
x265 [info]: tools: limit-modes rd=4 psy-rd=2.00 rdoq=2 psy-rdoq=1.00
x265 [info]: tools: rskip mode=1 signhide tmvp lslices=4 deblock sao
[08:26:31] sync: first pts audio 0x1 is 0
[08:26:31] sync: first pts video is 0
[08:26:31] sync: "Chapter 1" (1) at frame 1 time 0
[08:26:31] sync: first pts subtitle 0x5 is 105120
[08:31:27] sync: "Chapter 2" (2) at frame 3327 time 12484972
[08:32:24] sync: "Chapter 3" (3) at frame 4138 time 15529263
[08:43:12] sync: "Chapter 4" (4) at frame 13847 time 51974422
[08:50:40] sync: "Chapter 5" (5) at frame 20166 time 75694368
[09:03:55] sync: "Chapter 6" (6) at frame 33025 time 123963840
[09:05:13] sync: "Chapter 7" (7) at frame 34481 time 129429300
[09:05:58] reader: done. 1 scr changes
[09:06:10] work: average encoding speed for job is 14.798409 fps
[09:06:10] comb detect: heavy 631 | light 8305 | uncombed 26187 | total 35123
[09:06:10] decomb: deinterlaced 631 | blended 8305 | unfiltered 26187 | total 35123
[09:06:10] vfr: 35123 frames output, 0 dropped and 0 duped for CFR/PFR
[09:06:10] vfr: lost time: 0 (0 frames)
[09:06:10] vfr: gained time: 0 (0 frames) (0 not accounted for)
[09:06:10] truehd-decoder done: 1757907 frames, 0 decoder errors
[09:06:10] h264-decoder done: 35123 frames, 0 decoder errors
[09:06:10] sync: got 35123 frames, 35122 expected
[09:06:10] sync: framerate min 23.976 fps, max 23.976 fps, avg 23.976 fps
x265 [info]: frame I:    372, Avg QP:20.22  kb/s: 11422.04
x265 [info]: frame P:   8519, Avg QP:21.87  kb/s: 4467.81
x265 [info]: frame B:  26232, Avg QP:25.49  kb/s: 1025.63
x265 [info]: Weighted P-Frames: Y:10.8% UV:4.7%
x265 [info]: consecutive B-frames: 6.5% 3.5% 7.1% 54.4% 28.5%
encoded 35123 frames in 2378.83s (14.76 fps), 1970.63 kb/s, Avg QP:24.56
[09:06:10] mux: track 0, 35123 frames, 360993393 bytes, 1971.34 kbps, fifo 2048
[09:06:10] mux: track 1, 68669 frames, 57360529 bytes, 313.24 kbps, fifo 4096
[09:06:10] mux: track 2, 1366 frames, 15938267 bytes, 87.04 kbps, fifo 64
[09:06:10] Finished work at: Fri Jan 28 09:06:10 2022
[09:06:10] libhb: work result = 0

 # Job Completed!
Woodstock
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Re: Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Woodstock »

For informational purposes, the title metadata in an MKV created by MakeMKV can be, and often is, different from the file name.

As such, it is important to see the mediainfo information for the source file, because handbrake copies that particular metadata through to the output file. You can also see what the name information is using the mkvtoolnix header editor.
Alieo
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Re: Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Alieo »

I don't need MKVToolNix to see what the title of a file is, but I went ahead and opened the file in MKVToolNix and it is just as it appears in the file property details.

MakeMKV also automatically sets the title to the filename if you rename the file, it at least has done this ever since I've been using it which is going on 4 years now.

Also, VLC lists files by their title, this is how I discovered the issue in the first place.

Like I've said, the MakeMKV file, the original file, has its filename and title properly set, they are matching. Once that file has been ran through handbrake, the title is removed but shows up in VLC as a partially cut off title, always cut off in the same place.

I've looked at multiple mkv files I encoded using handbrake before this started happening and all have matching titles and filenames. This tells me that previously, handbrake didn't remove the titles set by MakeMKV when creating the .mkv file. Now however, it appears to be removing the title completely, as it is blank when viewed from any meta data viewing software. However, again, it does show up in VLC as a partial title.

To reiterate, handbrake removes title from .mkv file. Viewing file property details reveals a blank title property while VLC displays a partial title for that file and is always cut off in the same place.

Example:
Original (Matching Filename and Title):
'TV Show - S01E01 - Episode 1'

After Handbrake Encode (Matching Filename but Cut Off Title):
'TV Show - S01E01'

Filenames look good regardless, it's only the titles that get messed up.

Again, this never happened before. Eventually I will do a reformat of my computer, I like to do one every so often. I'm hoping the problem resolves itself once I do; however, I wanted to post my issues here regardless as I've been creating mkv files and encoding them using handbrake for a few years now and only began experiencing this around the time Handbrake 1.4.2 came out.

I have a work around solution to fix the problem but I'd prefer it just work like it used to. I have a batch file that uses mkvproedit to set all titles to their filenames so I can fix the problem in seconds, I just wish Handbrake didn't remove and/or cut off the titles as it never used to do this.

The most confusing part is how, no title appears in the meta data but in VLC it appears as a partial title that doesn't match the filename. It matches up till the 'SXXEXX' part but that's the end of the title always after running through handbrake.
Alieo
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Re: Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Alieo »

Slight correction, when using MakeMKV, you are editing the title by default unless you select 'filename' from the drop down.

Basically, you have to try to have the filename not match the title.

By default, the 'Name' property is what you're editing which is the file's title. Whatever you set here is automatically set to the filename. This is all very basic MakeMKV functionality and has been this way ever since I started using it which is going on roughly 4 years now.

So regarding:
Woodstock wrote: Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:12 pm the title metadata in an MKV created by MakeMKV can be, and often is, different from the file name.
That statement is false. Not that there can't be or is never a difference between title and filename, but to state that it is often different from the filename is false as by default, you are setting the title which is automatically converted to the filename.

Just wanted to clarify, for informational purposes.
Woodstock
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Re: Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Woodstock »

Alieo, it depends on your file naming configuration, but it is kind of moot for this question. If the title in the source MKV file is being truncated, that's on handbrake.

I will say that the behavior of HB has changed over the years, too. Up through 0.10.x, the physical file name (sans extension) was copied into the title field. At 1.x, that changed to passing through the title from the original. I haven't seen it truncating the title, but I haven't played with 1.5.x yet.
Alieo
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Re: Handbrake Removing Title from File, Title Cut Off

Post by Alieo »

Woodstock wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:36 pm Alieo, it depends on your file naming configuration, but it is kind of moot for this question. but it is kind of moot for this question.
Yes, the default file naming convention includes some other parameters besides the title like title comment, date, and title id but in my experience, none of the .mkv files I have ever created contain comments or dates and I have created around 8,000 mkv files using MakeMKV. The only parameter that does get thrown in, by default, is the title id but like you said, that point is kind of moot especially since my issue is dealing with titles being cut-off which is happening way before any additional default naming variables would have been applied.

Title ID is also one of the first things I remove from the default naming convention, so I forget it's even there, making all my file titles equal to the filename. Aside from any special characters of course that exist in the title like ':', '?' etc but that should go without saying.
Woodstock wrote: Sat Jan 29, 2022 11:36 pm I will say that the behavior of HB has changed over the years, too. Up through 0.10.x, the physical file name (sans extension) was copied into the title field. At 1.x, that changed to passing through the title from the original. I haven't seen it truncating the title, but I haven't played with 1.5.x yet.
As far as HandBrake is concerned, I first experienced this issue when updating from 1.4.1 to 1.4.2. I linked my initial encounter with this issue to this post.

I attempted to uninstall 1.4.2 and reinstall 1.4.1 but the problem persisted and continues to persist to this day.

I'm still making mkvs and transcoding them, just did another 100 or so. Each and every one had their titles cut off in the same exact way as I've been describing.

Like I said, I plan to format my PC at some point, I hope/pray that will fix the issue, but it is certainly a strange one to me and seems to be solely affecting me as I'm the only one who seems to be complaining about it.

I don't do too much on my mkv making PC but make mkvs so I'm not sure what would have caused this bug to occur but I'm hoping a reformat will resolve it.
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