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jaw04005
Oct 1, 2009, 09:28 AM
So, Handbrake (latest SVN 2845) is crashing on a Blu-ray rip of the Wizard of Oz (beautiful remaster by the way).

The film is in VC-1. I've created a standard M2TS file with the VC-1 video and AC3 audio like all my other Blu-ray discs (which have been AVC). M2TS file was created using TSMUXER by selecting the 1080p VC-1 video track and down-converting the TrueHD audio to AC3. Blu-ray was ripped using Any DVD HD. Handbrake crashes roughly six seconds after encoding starts.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is this just a limitation of Handbrake's VC-1 support?

Is there another way to transcode the VC-1 video and then import it back into Handbrake using another program (Mac or Windows)?

Here's the log:

### Windows GUI svn2845 2009092801
### Running: Microsoft Windows NT 6.1.7600.0
###
### CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 920 @ 2.67GHz
### Ram: 4095 MB
### Screen: 1920x1080
### Temp Dir: C:\Users\User 1\AppData\Local\Temp\
### Install Dir: C:\Program Files (x86)\Handbrake
### Data Dir: C:\Users\User 1\AppData\Roaming\HandBrake\HandBrake\0.9.3.5
#########################################

### CLI Query: -i "C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz.ts" -t 1 -c 1 -o "C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz-1.m4v" -f mp4 -4 -X 1280 -l 928 -e x264 -q 20 -a 1,1 -E faac,ac3 -6 dpl2,auto -R 48,Auto -B 160,auto -D 0.0,0.0 --markers="C:\Users\User 1\AppData\Local\Temp\oz-1-1-chapters.csv" -x cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:b-adapt=2:weightb=0:trellis=0 -v 1

#########################################

[22:31:53] hb_init: checking cpu count
[22:31:53] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake svn2845 (2009092801) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
8 CPUs detected
Opening C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz.ts...
[22:31:53] hb_scan: path=C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz.ts, title_index=1
[22:31:53] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
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.
ERROR: dvd: ifoOpen failed
[22:31:53] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 188 byte packets offset 0 bytes
[22:31:53] hb_ts_stream_find_pids - found the following PIDS
[22:31:53] Video PIDS :
[22:31:53] 0x1011 type VC1 (0xea)
[22:31:53] Audio PIDS :
[22:31:53] 0x1100 type AC-3 (0x81)
[22:31:53] transport stream pid 0x1100 (type 0x81) may be AC-3 audio (id 0x1)
[22:31:53] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[22:31:53] scan: audio 0x1: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 English (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
[22:31:54] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 0/0/220/220, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[22:31:54] scan: title (0) job->width:1488, job->height:1088
[22:31:54] stream: 5 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[22:31:54] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
+ vts 0, ttn 0, cells 0->0 (0 blocks)
+ duration: 00:27:29
+ size: 1920x1080, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
+ autocrop: 0/0/220/220
+ chapters:
+ 1: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 00:27:29
+ audio tracks:
+ 1, English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (iso639-2: eng), 48000Hz, 640000bps
+ subtitle tracks:
Reading chapter markers from file C:\Users\User 1\AppData\Local\Temp\oz-1-1-chapters.csv
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
[22:31:54] 1 job(s) to process
[22:31:54] starting job
[22:31:54] job configuration:
[22:31:54] * source
[22:31:54] + C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz.ts
[22:31:54] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
[22:31:54] * destination
[22:31:54] + C:\Users\User 1\Desktop\oz-1.m4v
[22:31:54] + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[22:31:54] + 64-bit formatting
[22:31:54] + chapter markers
[22:31:54] * video track
[22:31:54] + decoder: vc1
[22:31:54] + bitrate 200 kbps
[22:31:54] + frame rate: same as source (around 23.976 fps)
[22:31:54] + dimensions: 1920 * 1080 -> 1264 * 928, crop 0/0/220/220
[22:31:54] + encoder: x264
[22:31:54] + options: cabac=0:ref=2:me=umh:b-adapt=2:weightb=0:trellis=0
[22:31:54] + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[22:31:54] * audio track 0
[22:31:54] + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[22:31:54] + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:31:54] + mixdown: Dolby Pro Logic II
[22:31:54] + encoder: faac
[22:31:54] + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:31:54] * audio track 1
[22:31:54] + decoder: English (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[22:31:54] + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[22:31:54] + AC3 passthrough
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.
ERROR: dvd: ifoOpen failed
[22:31:54] reader: first SCR 53955000 id 0 DTS 53996246
[22:31:54] encx264: keyint-min: 24, keyint-max: 240
[22:31:54] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 20.000000
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 FastShuffle SSE4.2
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.2
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[22:31:54] sync: expecting 39565 video frames
[22:31:54] sync: first pts is 3754



jaw04005
Oct 2, 2009, 10:35 AM
Reverting back to 0.9.3 worked.

By the way, it took me forever to find the picture settings in the new SVN build. What's up with that? They're hidden in the menu bar's "Window" settings.

dynaflash
Oct 2, 2009, 10:47 AM
thats strange, they should be in a toolbar icon as well. with an icon that looks like a test pattern on a monitor. Just to the left of the preview window icon.

jaw04005
Oct 2, 2009, 11:45 AM
Maybe I'm overlooking it? Or have a corrupted preference file?

This is the latest snapshot build. It doesn't matter if I run the 64- or 32-bit version.

dynaflash
Oct 2, 2009, 12:44 PM
hrm, okay that is strange .... the two icons for preview and settings should be to the left of the activity window icon.

Maybe try to customize you're toolbar ? Haven't heard of this before.

jaw04005
Oct 2, 2009, 03:19 PM
I don't see a way to customize the toolbar. I couldn't find any Handbrake preference files to delete.

Weird. It's just me right, it's not like it was accidentally left out of the snapshot build?

I'm running 10.5.7.

dynaflash
Oct 2, 2009, 03:48 PM
I don't see a way to customize the toolbar. I couldn't find any Handbrake preference files to delete.

Weird. It's just me right, it's not like it was accidentally left out of the snapshot build?

I'm running 10.5.7.
No, not saying its just you. many folks are running that snap though and I haven't seen it yet. So its hard for me to say.
if you right click on the toolbar it does not offer to let you customize the toolbar ?

jaw04005
Oct 2, 2009, 04:10 PM
if you right click on the toolbar it does not offer to let you customize the toolbar ?

Yes it does. Thanks. Back to normal.

delgadil
Oct 16, 2009, 12:25 PM
So, Handbrake (latest SVN 2845) is crashing on a Blu-ray rip of the Wizard of Oz (beautiful remaster by the way).

The film is in VC-1. I've created a standard M2TS file with the VC-1 video and AC3 audio like all my other Blu-ray discs (which have been AVC). M2TS file was created using TSMUXER by selecting the 1080p VC-1 video track and down-converting the TrueHD audio to AC3. Blu-ray was ripped using Any DVD HD. Handbrake crashes roughly six seconds after encoding starts.

Am I doing something wrong? Or is this just a limitation of Handbrake's VC-1 support?

Is there another way to transcode the VC-1 video and then import it back into Handbrake using another program (Mac or Windows)?


I ran into the same problem with Blu-Ray conversion of "The Last House on the Left" with SVN2592. Encode starts and then about a minute into the encode, Handbrake pops up a dialog box stating "Handbrake has encountered an error and must close" (something to that effect). The Blu-Ray disk has a DTS-HD audio track (which I converted to "regular" DTS with TSmuxeR) -- Handbrake crashed with setting to convert DTS 5.1 to AAC Stereo. So then I converted the DTS to AC3 and tried converting with AC3 passthrough. Still crashed.

I am running Handbrake on a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad T400 running WinXP SP2.

Encode and scan logs are below.

Any ideas? Or is VC-1 just problematic?

Thanks,
Kevin



### Windows GUI svn2592 2009062101
### Running: Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
###
### CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
### Ram: 1977 MB
### Screen: 1280x800
### Temp Dir: C:\Documents and Settings\delgadil\Local Settings\Temp\
### Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake SVN
### Data Dir: C:\Documents and Settings\delgadil\Application Data\HandBrake\HandBrake\0.9.3.5
#########################################

### CLI Query: -i "E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts" -t 1 -c 1 -o "E:\M4V\The Last House on the Left.m4v" -f m4v -4 -w 1264 -l 688 -e x264 -q 20 -a 1,1 -E faac,ac3 -6 stereo,auto -R 48,Auto -B 160,auto -D 0.0,0.0 -x cabac=0:ref=2:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:me=umh:subq=7:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1 -v 1

#########################################

[18:34:03] hb_init: checking cpu count
[18:34:03] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake svn2592 (2009062101) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
2 CPUs detected
Opening E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts...
[18:34:03] hb_scan: path=E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts, title_index=1
[18:34:03] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
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.
ERROR: dvd: ifoOpen failed
[18:34:03] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 192 byte packets offset 4 bytes
[18:34:03] hb_ts_stream_find_pids - found the following PIDS
[18:34:03] Video PIDS :
[18:34:03] 0x1011 type VC1 (0xea)
[18:34:03] Audio PIDS :
[18:34:03] 0x1100 type AC-3 (0x81)
[18:34:03] transport stream pid 0x1100 (type 0x81) may be AC-3 audio (id 0x1)
[18:34:03] scan: decoding previews for title 1
[18:34:03] scan: audio 0x1: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch)
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
Scanning title 1...
[18:34:04] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 20/20/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[18:34:04] scan: title (0) job->width:1920, job->height:1040
[18:34:04] stream: 5 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[18:34:04] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
+ vts 0, ttn 0, cells 0->0 (0 blocks)
+ duration: 01:47:38
+ size: 1920x1080, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
+ autocrop: 20/20/0/0
+ chapters:
+ 1: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 01:47:38
+ audio tracks:
+ 1, Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 640000bps
+ subtitle tracks:
Invalid sample rate 0, using input rate 48000
[18:34:05] 1 job(s) to process
[18:34:05] starting job
[18:34:05] job configuration:
[18:34:05] * source
[18:34:05] + E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts
[18:34:05] + title 1, chapter(s) 1 to 1
[18:34:05] * destination
[18:34:05] + E:\M4V\The Last House on the Left.m4v
[18:34:05] + container: MPEG-4 (.mp4 and .m4v)
[18:34:05] + 64-bit formatting
[18:34:05] * video track
[18:34:05] + decoder: vc1
[18:34:05] + bitrate 200 kbps
[18:34:05] + frame rate: same as source (around 23.976 fps)
[18:34:05] + dimensions: 1920 * 1080 -> 1264 * 688, crop 20/20/0/0
[18:34:05] + encoder: x264
[18:34:05] + options: cabac=0:ref=2:mixed-refs=1:bframes=3:me=umh:subq=7:b-adapt=2:8x8dct=1
[18:34:05] + quality: 20.00 (RF)
[18:34:05] * audio track 0
[18:34:05] + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[18:34:05] + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:34:05] + mixdown: Stereo
[18:34:05] + encoder: faac
[18:34:05] + bitrate: 160 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:34:05] * audio track 1
[18:34:05] + decoder: Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch) (track 1, id 1)
[18:34:05] + bitrate: 640 kbps, samplerate: 48000 Hz
[18:34:05] + AC3 passthrough
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.
ERROR: dvd: ifoOpen failed
[18:34:05] reader: first SCR 53955000
[18:34:05] encx264: keyint-min: 24, keyint-max: 240
[18:34:05] encx264: Encoding at constant RF 20.000000
x264 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast SSSE3 FastShuffle SSE4.1 Cache64
x264 [info]: profile High, level 3.1
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
No accelerated IMDCT transform found
[18:34:05] sync: expecting 154875 video frames
[18:34:05] sync: first pts is 3754

=== end of encode log



Scan Log:
### Windows GUI svn2592 2009062101
### Running: Microsoft Windows NT 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2
###
### CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
### Ram: 1977 MB
### Screen: 1280x800
### Temp Dir: C:\Documents and Settings\delgadil\Local Settings\Temp\
### Install Dir: C:\Program Files\HandBrake SVN
### Data Dir: C:\Documents and Settings\delgadil\Application Data\HandBrake\HandBrake\0.9.3.5
#########################################

[18:31:41] hb_init: checking cpu count
[18:31:41] hb_init: starting libhb thread
HandBrake svn2592 (2009062101) - MinGW i386 - http://handbrake.fr
2 CPUs detected
Opening E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts...
[18:31:41] hb_scan: path=E:\!!Convert to ATV\LastHouse_AC3.m2ts, title_index=0
[18:31:41] scan: trying to open with libdvdread
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.
ERROR: dvd: ifoOpen failed
[18:31:42] file is MPEG Transport Stream with 192 byte packets offset 4 bytes
[18:31:42] hb_ts_stream_find_pids - found the following PIDS
[18:31:42] Video PIDS :
[18:31:42] 0x1011 type VC1 (0xea)
[18:31:42] Audio PIDS :
[18:31:42] 0x1100 type AC-3 (0x81)
[18:31:51] transport stream pid 0x1100 (type 0x81) may be AC-3 audio (id 0x1)
[18:31:51] scan: decoding previews for title 1
Scanning title 1 of 1...
[18:31:51] scan: audio 0x1: AC-3, rate=48000Hz, bitrate=640000 Unknown (AC3) (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...
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...
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...
[18:31:56] scan: 10 previews, 1920x1080, 23.976 fps, autocrop = 20/20/0/0, aspect 16:9, PAR 1:1
[18:31:57] scan: title (0) job->width:1920, job->height:1040
[18:31:57] stream: 5 good frames, 0 errors (0%)
[18:31:57] libhb: scan thread found 1 valid title(s)
+ title 1:
+ vts 0, ttn 0, cells 0->0 (0 blocks)
+ duration: 01:47:38
+ size: 1920x1080, pixel aspect: 1/1, display aspect: 1.78, 23.976 fps
+ autocrop: 20/20/0/0
+ chapters:
+ 1: cells 0->0, 0 blocks, duration 01:47:38
+ audio tracks:
+ 1, Unknown (AC3) (5.1 ch), 48000Hz, 640000bps
+ subtitle tracks:
HandBrake has exited.

############ End of Log ##############

delgadil
Oct 16, 2009, 01:02 PM
Also note the last encode log entry before the crash is exactly the same for both of us (me and jaw04005):

"sync: first pts is 3754"

Coincidence?

Also should have been clearer that "Last House on the Left" Blu-Ray is VC-1.

Thanks,
Kevin

NightStorm
Oct 16, 2009, 01:20 PM
If I recall correctly, there is a upstream bug in ffmpeg that is causing some problems with VC-1 sources in Handbrake.

delgadil
Oct 16, 2009, 01:39 PM
Interesting.

I'm going to try encoding Wall-E Blu-Ray (MPEG-4 AVC) and see if it works.
If it works I guess I'll stay away from encoding VC-1 Blu-Ray :(

Wall-E Blu-Ray has the same audio track issue -- no AC3 track!!
Need to demux DTS-HD and convert it to AC3 for AppleTV.

Just annoying.

Thanks,
Kevin

dynaflash
Oct 16, 2009, 04:10 PM
Yes it does. Thanks. Back to normal.

Great. not sure why that is the case, but its a good note to have for future issues. Thanks.

Cave Man
Oct 16, 2009, 04:29 PM
I'm going to try encoding Wall-E Blu-Ray (MPEG-4 AVC) and see if it works.

Wall-E Blu-Ray has the same audio track issue -- no AC3 track!!
Need to demux DTS-HD and convert it to AC3 for AppleTV.


Wall-E works fine. I used MakeMKV instead of AnyDVD HD so as to get chapter markers with Handbrake.

delgadil
Oct 16, 2009, 10:42 PM
Wall-E works fine. I used MakeMKV instead of AnyDVD HD so as to get chapter markers with Handbrake.

What's weird is that I converted a few Blu-Ray discs to M4V with Handbrake and retained chapter breaks (using TSmuxeR)
but I can't figure out how I did this -- none of my recent Blu-Ray conversions include chapter marks - it's driving me crazy. :confused:

I'll check out MakeMKV but I've made this work in the past with HB; wanna try to figure it out since I really love Handbrake.

Kevin

tropic10
Oct 17, 2009, 09:25 AM
I've had no problems transcoding VC-1 Blu-ray and HD-DVD sources using the latest SVN which I think uses the same ffmpeg as 2845. I use eac3to (windows only) instead of tsmuxer and then use mkvmerge to add the audio tracks and chapter file to my source mkv. Maybe ffpmeg has problems with VC-1 m2ts sources?

delgadil
Oct 17, 2009, 05:46 PM
I've had no problems transcoding VC-1 Blu-ray and HD-DVD sources using the latest SVN which I think uses the same ffmpeg as 2845. I use eac3to (windows only) instead of tsmuxer and then use mkvmerge to add the audio tracks and chapter file to my source mkv. Maybe ffpmeg has problems with VC-1 m2ts sources?

Interesting - I tried encoding an episode of Planet Earth Blu-Ray which is VC-1
with SVN2845 and saw the same crash behavior with the same last message
in the encode log "sync: first pts is 3754". Saw this using H.264 format (not MPEG-4 FFMPEG).

Note that I successfuly converted Gran Torino Blu-Ray (to H.264) which is also VC-1. So something must be funky across various VC-1 Blu-Ray discs.

I converted Wall-E Blu-Ray (MPEG-4 AVC) with no problem.

Thanks,
Kevin

tropic10
Oct 17, 2009, 10:18 PM
I'll try one of the Planet Earth episodes tomorrow. I have them on HD-DVD, not Bluray, but they are still VC-1.

Cave Man
Oct 17, 2009, 11:00 PM
I have the entire Planet Earth series and it's been transcoded to 1080p m4v at 18 mbps from the Blu-ray discs with Handbrake. You have to ensure you select 24 fps in Handbrake to get it to play back correctly, otherwise it's jumpy.

delgadil
Oct 19, 2009, 11:39 AM
I have the entire Planet Earth series and it's been transcoded to 1080p m4v at 18 mbps from the Blu-ray discs with Handbrake. You have to ensure you select 24 fps in Handbrake to get it to play back correctly, otherwise it's jumpy.

I was enable to encode an episode of Planet Earth but it played back
jerky when encoded at 23.976 fps or at 24 fps

Kevin

jaw04005
Oct 27, 2009, 03:03 PM
It would be helpful if members would post if they are using the latest SVN and/or Apple TV present when listing whether or not a VC-1 title worked.

Keep in mind, this thread pertains specifcially to VC-1 sources not AVC (H.264) sources (like Wall-E).

I've had success with the Wizard of Oz using 0.9.3 on the Mac, but Christmas Vacation (horrible transfer by the way) crashes both 0.9.3 and 2845 on the Mac and 2845 on Windows. Same error message as above. I finally got it to encode using 0.9.3 on Windows.

sr55
Oct 28, 2009, 06:47 AM
The VC1 bug issue will not be resolved until after 0.9.4 is released.

Updating ffmpeg now would significantly delay a release.

NightStorm
Oct 28, 2009, 07:42 AM
If you're up for applying an unsupported patch and building Handbrake from SVN you can get a HB build with a version of ffmpeg that fixes this issue.

http://forum.handbrake.fr/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=12783&p=63127&hilit=ffmpeg#p63127

Again, it is unsupported, so do so at your own risk.

delgadil
Nov 3, 2009, 02:49 PM
Odd, I can encode VC-1 Blu-Ray with 0.9.3 for AppleTV but the end result ends up being 9Mbps which is not playable on AppleTV. This is using same setting I was using for SVN2592 (RF20) which produces playable files. Any idea why 0.9.3 is encoding at such high bitrate? Suggesed setting for ATV-playable results?

Thanks,
Kevin

delgadil
Dec 7, 2009, 10:59 PM
Just downloaded Handbrake 0.9.4. Still seeing the same crash problem when trying to encode VC-1 Blu-Ray HD for Apple TV. Going to stick with 0.9.3 for now.

Anyone having any luck using 0.9.4 with VC-1?

Kevin

sr55
Dec 8, 2009, 07:04 AM
@delgadil - The VC1 issue didn't get fixed for 0.9.4

It may work if you compile the code from the SVN repository/

delgadil
Dec 8, 2009, 03:50 PM
@delgadil - The VC1 issue didn't get fixed for 0.9.4

It may work if you compile the code from the SVN repository/

I'm not that techy -- so I'll stick with 0.9.3 for now (for VC-1 anyway).
0.9.3 works just fine.

Thanks!
Kevin

ladysman
Dec 30, 2009, 03:59 PM
I received a Bluray drive and the Planet Earth set for xmas and of course my immediate first thing was to put them on AppleTV. :)

Using MakeMKV last night, I ripped each episode and all went fine. My problem is when I open them in VLC (ripped MKV's), they won't play video but will play sound.

Handbrake chokes out as well when trying to encode.

Any thoughts?

ladysman
Dec 30, 2009, 09:23 PM
I have the entire Planet Earth series and it's been transcoded to 1080p m4v at 18 mbps from the Blu-ray discs with Handbrake. You have to ensure you select 24 fps in Handbrake to get it to play back correctly, otherwise it's jumpy.

Did you use MakeMKV for this? You know why im asking. ;) I tried ANyDVDHD first and it didn't work either (Using MakeMKV after ripping first).

Which version of handbrake did you use? I might give .93 a try if I can find it.

Bump. :D

Cave Man
Dec 31, 2009, 10:18 AM
I used AnyDVD HD for my rips. As I mentioned in the PM, you should try another Blu-ray disc that's not from the BBC to ensure the problem isn't with the PE discs (which is what I suspect it is).

ladysman
Dec 31, 2009, 10:49 AM
I used AnyDVD HD for my rips. As I mentioned in the PM, you should try another Blu-ray disc that's not from the BBC to ensure the problem isn't with the PE discs (which is what I suspect it is).


i will try that but at this point i'm pretty sure it's the discs. A friend of mine tried it on his imac (i'm on W7) and he couldn't even read the disc or mount it!

Happy New Year!

rayward
Dec 31, 2009, 11:41 AM
I've been ripping Blu Rays using MakeMKV, then using the 64-bit versions of VLC/Handbrake for the ATV encoding. Most have been trouble free, but "Serenity" and "Quantum of Solace" cannot be read by MakeMKV.

I know (from digging on the 'net) that "Serenity" is VC-1, but I don't know about QOS. To be honest, I'm not tech-savvy enough to know what that means, but it does mean that I can't get these movies onto my ATVs.

If it helps, successful rips have been:

The Hangover
Terminator Salvation
BSG Season 4.5 (3 disks)
The Dark Knight

NightStorm
Dec 31, 2009, 02:12 PM
I'm not that techy -- so I'll stick with 0.9.3 for now (for VC-1 anyway).
0.9.3 works just fine.

Thanks!
Kevin
A new developer snapshot was released shortly after .9.4 was made available that has a newer revision of ffmpeg included, which included some fixes for vc1 content. I'd recommend trying it, as handbrake has improved tremendously since .9.3.

ladysman
Jan 1, 2010, 11:40 AM
A new developer snapshot was released shortly after .9.4 was made available that has a newer revision of ffmpeg included, which included some fixes for vc1 content. I'd recommend trying it, as handbrake has improved tremendously since .9.3.


Well, I got it working. Didn't even think to use a snapshot but that's what I did.

Basically I followed some advice from caveman then some advice from the above post.

I ripped with AnyDVDHD the whole disc. (Which I just purchased because they had it at 45% off if you bought 2 or more products by yesterday)
I then tried to open the m2ts files with handbrake .94. It failed and crashed handbrake.
I then saw the above post and thought, geez, I never thought to check for a snapshot build. Sure enough 3036 was out there. Download, install and rebooted (Since handbrake had just crashed, plus it's windows. ;))
I then opened the M2TS files in 3036 version and it worked and converted just fine.
Tag with Metax for windows and booyah, all good.

Moral of the story, don't use MakeMKV for BBC stuff. Heck, I am not sure I even need it now at all!

Of course, correct me if i'm wrong.:D

Go Buckeyes!

NightStorm
Jan 1, 2010, 11:49 AM
Well, I got it working. Didn't even think to use a snapshot but that's what I did.

Basically I followed some advice from caveman then some advice from the above post.

I ripped with AnyDVDHD the whole disc. (Which I just purchased because they had it at 45% off if you bought 2 or more products by yesterday)
I then tried to open the m2ts files with handbrake .94. It failed and crashed handbrake.
I then saw the above post and thought, geez, I never thought to check for a snapshot build. Sure enough 3036 was out there. Download, install and rebooted (Since handbrake had just crashed, plus it's windows. ;))
I then opened the M2TS files in 3036 version and it worked and converted just fine.
Tag with Metax for windows and booyah, all good.

Moral of the story, don't use MakeMKV for BBC stuff. Heck, I am not sure I even need it now at all!

Of course, correct me if i'm wrong.:D

Go Buckeyes!

Glad to hear its working for you now... you basically described my exact workflow; I haven't bothered to try MakeMKV since I've had zero problems with my current process.

Cave Man
Jan 1, 2010, 12:33 PM
Does AnyDVD HD > Handbrake preserve chapters yet? What happens if you pass it through tsmuxer before HB?

ladysman
Jan 1, 2010, 12:53 PM
Does AnyDVD HD > Handbrake preserve chapters yet? What happens if you pass it through tsmuxer before HB?

No, it doesn't preserve them...that is what MetaX is for. ;)

NightStorm
Jan 1, 2010, 01:00 PM
Does AnyDVD HD > Handbrake preserve chapters yet? What happens if you pass it through tsmuxer before HB?

No, I run the m2ts through eac3to to create the chapter file and then attach it to the encode afterwards using subler. This adds 5-10 seconds to the process since I already use subler for tagging anyways.

ladysman
Jan 8, 2010, 02:02 PM
Bringing this back. I now have another problem. Trying to rip and encode "Natures most amazing events" but i'm having zero luck.

I've tried just about every combination I can rip via AnyDVD without issue. Putting these files into HB and HB just sits there for a few minutes then pops up a message saying "no title found" or something like that. The files were 13-14gb so i'm not sure if that's the problem?

I then Tried MakeMKV and it did the same thing.

I just read that MakeMKV has a new verison that i'll try tonight.

If anyone has any recommendations, let me know.

I should ntoe i'm using SVN 3036 for windows.