Beyond HandBrake's defaults
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:16 AM
My question is - when I am creating those files using Handbrake it usually takes up to 6 hours to convert a movie (from a movie's VIDEO_TS folder) on my Core 2 Duo mini (4 GB RAM) or even on my Windows (yes, heaven forbid) AMD Athlon64 with over 3GB of RAM.
Has anybody discovered settings or a method to streamline this process or am I just out of luck if I desire the optimal AppleTV settings for my WD HD Media Player?
Thanks in advance for any and all advice / tips,
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:32 AM
Posted 21 August 2009 - 11:41 AM
But 6 hours? Man, that's a lot of power running while plugged into the wall. When I did Transformers last night, I think it took close to 2 hours to finish. It is a lot of data, yes, but I guess I just don't fully understand IT and the digital world. I have a lot to learn.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 12:30 PM
if the apple tv setting makes a 2 pass encoding, then you are out of luck. it will take at least 4 hours.
try other settings. the ipod hi res look quite good in my opinion scaled up to 1920 - 1200. but maybe youre a video purist.
Posted 21 August 2009 - 09:32 PM
Thanks again for the tips - phishee (Brandon)
Posted 23 August 2009 - 04:57 PM
Selecting a 2nd audio track on Apple TV is kind of sucky but is doable.
Also Handbrake supports a queue where you can put multiple rips. So if you want to break up a TV season DVD into individual episode files you can (this can take some playing to figure out if each episode is a Title, or just a subset of tracks in one big Title.)
Also the queue is handy if you absolutely want a high quality version for TV playing and a lower quality one for iPhone/iPod Touch. Queue up a rip of each version and go to bed. I do this for some of my favorite movies.
Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:48 AM
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Posted 01 January 2010 - 10:53 AM
Posted 03 March 2010 - 04:10 AM
I never rip directly from a DVD; I always rip the DVD to an external hard disk. Reason: I'm ripping TV series from my DVD collection for viewing on AppleTV, so by ripping to an external drive I can queue up many episodes in DVDRemaster Pro 6.1 for overnight encoding rather than doing a single DVD (usually 4 episodes) at a time, changing out the DVD and over and over.
I'm using a 2.4GHz 20-inch iMac (aluminum, late 2007 model); 4 GB Ram, 250 GB HD (int), 1 TB HD (ext), Handbrake 0.9.4 (64-bit) and DVDRemaster Pro 6.1 (supports the ElGato Turbo.264.HD).
Handbrake to AppleTV format
45:56 minute episode: 45 minutes
44.48 minute episode: 37 minutes
Handbrake to iPhone format
45:56 minute episode: 18 minutes
DVDRemaster pro 6.x with Turbo.264.HD to AppleTV format
43:44 minute episode: 12 minutes
I find the Handbrake encoded video to be brighter than the same video encoded using ElGato's Turbo.264.HD (via DVDRemaster Pro 6.1).
See this comparison screenshot:
As far as I know, there is currently no method of altering the encoding brightness of files encoded using the ElGato Turbo.264.HD with 3rd party encoding software: no matter which encoding software you are using WITH the Turbo.264.HD; that is, it is NOT DVDRemaster Pro thats making the encoded video darker. The included ElGato encoding software doesn't reliably break down DVDs into episodes (instead, 4 episodes are encoded as a single video file) so I can't use it for my project.
The file size of Turbo.264HD encoded video is also larger than the Handbrake encoded video - anywhere from 25% bigger to twice the size. Sometimes, however, Handbrake produces the larger file size. I have no idea why.
Hard drives are cheap so I use the Turbo.264.HD since its faster.
I'm surprised by the encoding times of Christopher's 2.66GHz Quad-core Mac Pro - I expected a much quicker encode time given my experience. However, there are sufficient differences in our methods that could explain the difference in encode times. (Eg: ripping directly from DVD, length of the encoded video (movie vs tv episode).
Posted 01 April 2012 - 11:20 AM
I have an HD TV program (1920x1080). It's MP4. Trying to get rid of commercials and other unwanted material. I run Handbrake 0.9.6 with default options keeping the format as it is (MP4) . I get this error message:
x264 [warning]: --psnr used with psy on: results will be invalid!
x264 [warning]: --tune psnr should be used if attempting to benchmark psnr!
and after some 10 seconds it exits with
HandBrake has exited.
Posted 05 May 2012 - 09:46 PM