Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:22 AM   #26
Menneisyys2
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeySee.... View Post
I'm not getting an error message at all. I seem to have about 5 queued up to be done. Nothing seems to be converting. They are 100% H.246 files.

I'll give it another go tonight to see where i'm going wrong.
In queued mode, it indeed doesn't print any error message. Try directly (without enqueuing) converting a video to see what happens (what error message is printed).

----------

Quote:
Originally Posted by DagazaGZ View Post
Ouch, worst ones for me were the extended Lord of the Rings, each 1080 video was around 20 GB, those took a long time each.
6 hours each for standard definition content with a not-that-advanced preset (iPad 3)? Ouch. There must have been something fundamentally wrong with your settings. On a 2009 c2d 3.06GHz iMac running Lion, 1080p24 content (a direct two-hour, 35 GB VC-1 BD rip MKV of Red Cliff) is transcoded to H.264 (q=20) in 9:35 (HP profile) / 3:05 (Normal profile). (I've tested this with both the latest nightly and the current stable, official version of HB.) SD material would have been converted in much less time.
Menneisyys2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:49 AM   #27
orestes1984
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Australia
Apple TV 3, it might have been a bit less than that, I don't remember exactly.
orestes1984 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2012, 10:54 AM   #28
MonkeySee....
macrumors 68040
 
MonkeySee....'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menneisyys2 View Post
In queued mode, it indeed doesn't print any error message. Try directly (without enqueuing) converting a video to see what happens (what error message is printed).[COLOR="#808080"]
I didn't even know I was queueing files

How do you clear the "queue" as i'm sure when I get home i'll still have about 5 sitting there from a few months ago. lol
__________________
If you’re busy making everything, how can you perfect anything? - Apple

Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders. - Phil Dunphy
MonkeySee.... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:10 AM   #29
Menneisyys2
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeySee.... View Post
I didn't even know I was queueing files

How do you clear the "queue" as i'm sure when I get home i'll still have about 5 sitting there from a few months ago. lol
Just press the Delete key on your keyboard after selecting each record.
Menneisyys2 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2012, 11:22 AM   #30
MonkeySee....
macrumors 68040
 
MonkeySee....'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menneisyys2 View Post
Just press the Delete key on your keyboard after selecting each record.
mmmm I'll have to look into this as I don't remember seeing any records just a red "5" badge on the app.

I won't waste your time any more untill I look at it as I suspect i'm being a complete idiot! haha
__________________
If you’re busy making everything, how can you perfect anything? - Apple

Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders. - Phil Dunphy
MonkeySee.... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 16, 2012, 12:03 PM   #31
Menneisyys2
macrumors 601
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by MonkeySee.... View Post
mmmm I'll have to look into this as I don't remember seeing any records just a red "5" badge on the app.

I won't waste your time any more untill I look at it as I suspect i'm being a complete idiot! haha
It's under Window > Show Queue.

BTW, here's a full article I've written on using the queue in Subler:

Using the queue in the excellent, free MKV->MP4 converter Subler

You may have wondered whether you can just drop a bunch of MKV files in Subler, the free but still excellent MKV remuxer, to quickly convert them. As this very useful feature, being only recently (as of version 0.16 a month ago) added to the app, is not widely known, I've decided to publish a complete tutorial on it.

First, there're two ways of queuing the source MKV files in Subler. The first is the well-known, traditional way: using Open.

The traditional way: File / Open

You may already know the start of the workflow used here: you open the MKV file (File > Open or Cmd + O) and deselect checkboxes / change audio transcoding / passthruing actions in the next, “Select Tracks” dialog.

After clicking Add (or pressing Enter on the keyboard), however, you don't File > Save (Cmd + S) the output MP4 file but select File > Send to Queue instead:


Then, you'll be presented exactly the same dialog as using File > Save: you can supply the saved filename and whether 64-bit chunks should be used (make sure you tick it for files over 4 Gbytes!). An example of saving the Iron Sky teaser MKV (available HERE):



(Note that I haven't enabled the native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) during opening the file so that it can be remuxed; hence the video + audio track only setup. More on the bdpg-incompatibilities later.)

After this, via Window > Show Queue, you'll see the files you've queued:



Then, after having finished queueing your files, just click Start in the bottom right (annotated by a red rectangle)

There is an even faster, albeit a bit restricted way of adding files:

Dragging the source MKV files into the queue directly

Should you just display the queue (see the above-mentioned Window > Show Queue), you can directly drop MKV files on it. It's easier but has some problems.

Problems compared to the manually opening + enqueuing approach:

- DTS audio tracks are passed thru to the output MP4 file and aren't converted to AAC, as opposed to the default conversion in the other, manual modes. This won't cause problems for desktop players like VLC but neither iTunes nor, albeit you'll be able to synchronize the videos to them, iOS devices (including the Apple TV) won't play this audio track at all – all you'll hear will be silence. (Note that I'll elaborate on handling the native Blue-Ray audio track formats, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR / MA and LPCM (more info HERE), in a later article.)

- MKV files with graphical subtitles like native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) will be tried to be converted with the subtitles passed thru; of course, this will fail. (This is why dragging the above-mentioned Iron Sky trailer into the queue will eventually result in a useless “remuxed” file.) There is no way of making Subler not try to process these incompatible subtitles.

- the “ready” icons will always be the same for all the files - for non-converted files as well. Fortunately, you'll always be able to quickly find out which files haven't been converted by just sorting the output files by size. The ones under around 1 kBytes will all be non-converted.


Additional notes on the automatic mode

As far as the AC3 → AAC conversion is concerned (again, you may only want to use AC3 if you specifically remux for the Apple TV!), the conversion will take (or not) place according to the conversion-enabling setting "Convert AC3 Audio to AAC" you can change in Preferences > Audio:



Basically, if you convert for iOS devices, you will need to enable this checkbox.
Menneisyys2 is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2012, 12:21 PM   #32
iceandlime
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Hi, I have a question about iflicks, it's possible it's straightforward, but it seems a little odd to me.

I had an MKV file that came in at 8.88GB, and I transfered it to itunes in the appletv3 option. The resulting file is 3.52GB. This seems like a huge compression without losing quality.

Is doing this going to have any negative quality issues?
iceandlime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:02 PM   #33
mic j
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceandlime View Post
Hi, I have a question about iflicks, it's possible it's straightforward, but it seems a little odd to me.

I had an MKV file that came in at 8.88GB, and I transfered it to itunes in the appletv3 option. The resulting file is 3.52GB. This seems like a huge compression without losing quality.

Is doing this going to have any negative quality issues?
File size alone is not an indicator of quality. If you use a more efficient encoder, you can maintain quality within a smaller file. Your eyes/ears will make the final determination.
__________________
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; AE; TV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
mic j is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:07 PM   #34
iceandlime
macrumors newbie
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by mic j View Post
File size alone is not an indicator of quality. If you use a more efficient encoder, you can maintain quality within a smaller file. Your eyes/ears will make the final determination.
Thanks. I did try and compare them and couldn't find any really hugely obvious differences, I was just more curious as to how with such a huge difference in size it could retain quality. Glad that it does though! Should save me some space!
iceandlime is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 18, 2012, 01:16 PM   #35
mic j
macrumors 68000
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceandlime View Post
Thanks. I did try and compare them and couldn't find any really hugely obvious differences, I was just more curious as to how with such a huge difference in size it could retain quality. Glad that it does though! Should save me some space!
You may want to try Handbrake's (free) aTV3 preset on the same file and see what file size it yields. A lot of development goes on by the Handbrake developers and they use the latest and greatest.
__________________
17" MBP '09, 2.66 GHz, 8GB RAM; 13" MBP (Retina) '12, 2.5GHz, 8GB RAM; iPad 2, 32GB; AE; TV 3; AEBS w 1TB Seagate HDD; 65" Mits DLP, Sony STR-DB1070 AVR
mic j is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:26 AM   #36
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Can I automate the process from when files are in my download folder they are sent to iFlicks and converted?
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 22, 2012, 09:34 AM   #37
MonkeySee....
macrumors 68040
 
MonkeySee....'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menneisyys2 View Post
It's under Window > Show Queue.

BTW, here's a full article I've written on using the queue in Subler:

Using the queue in the excellent, free MKV->MP4 converter Subler

You may have wondered whether you can just drop a bunch of MKV files in Subler, the free but still excellent MKV remuxer, to quickly convert them. As this very useful feature, being only recently (as of version 0.16 a month ago) added to the app, is not widely known, I've decided to publish a complete tutorial on it.

First, there're two ways of queuing the source MKV files in Subler. The first is the well-known, traditional way: using Open.

The traditional way: File / Open

You may already know the start of the workflow used here: you open the MKV file (File > Open or Cmd + O) and deselect checkboxes / change audio transcoding / passthruing actions in the next, “Select Tracks” dialog.

After clicking Add (or pressing Enter on the keyboard), however, you don't File > Save (Cmd + S) the output MP4 file but select File > Send to Queue instead:
Image

Then, you'll be presented exactly the same dialog as using File > Save: you can supply the saved filename and whether 64-bit chunks should be used (make sure you tick it for files over 4 Gbytes!). An example of saving the Iron Sky teaser MKV (available HERE):
Image


(Note that I haven't enabled the native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) during opening the file so that it can be remuxed; hence the video + audio track only setup. More on the bdpg-incompatibilities later.)

After this, via Window > Show Queue, you'll see the files you've queued:
Image


Then, after having finished queueing your files, just click Start in the bottom right (annotated by a red rectangle)

There is an even faster, albeit a bit restricted way of adding files:

Dragging the source MKV files into the queue directly

Should you just display the queue (see the above-mentioned Window > Show Queue), you can directly drop MKV files on it. It's easier but has some problems.

Problems compared to the manually opening + enqueuing approach:

- DTS audio tracks are passed thru to the output MP4 file and aren't converted to AAC, as opposed to the default conversion in the other, manual modes. This won't cause problems for desktop players like VLC but neither iTunes nor, albeit you'll be able to synchronize the videos to them, iOS devices (including the Apple TV) won't play this audio track at all – all you'll hear will be silence. (Note that I'll elaborate on handling the native Blue-Ray audio track formats, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR / MA and LPCM (more info HERE), in a later article.)

- MKV files with graphical subtitles like native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) will be tried to be converted with the subtitles passed thru; of course, this will fail. (This is why dragging the above-mentioned Iron Sky trailer into the queue will eventually result in a useless “remuxed” file.) There is no way of making Subler not try to process these incompatible subtitles.

- the “ready” icons will always be the same for all the files - for non-converted files as well. Fortunately, you'll always be able to quickly find out which files haven't been converted by just sorting the output files by size. The ones under around 1 kBytes will all be non-converted.


Additional notes on the automatic mode

As far as the AC3 → AAC conversion is concerned (again, you may only want to use AC3 if you specifically remux for the Apple TV!), the conversion will take (or not) place according to the conversion-enabling setting "Convert AC3 Audio to AAC" you can change in Preferences > Audio:

Image

Basically, if you convert for iOS devices, you will need to enable this checkbox.
Really kind of you to post that! Thanks.

I tried again (before reading this) the other night and the files I tam trying to remus are x264. Are they the same as H.264?

The files (icons) are just white pages. Nothing can play them.
__________________
If you’re busy making everything, how can you perfect anything? - Apple

Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders. - Phil Dunphy
MonkeySee.... is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:17 PM   #38
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Now that I've imported several seasons of my shows is there a way for them to appear as such?

The big bang theory
Season 1
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
.....
Season 2
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
Rather then

The big bang theory Season 1
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
The big bang theory Season 2
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 24, 2012, 04:36 PM   #39
Jim.R
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK
Not any more
Jim.R is offline   1 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2012, 04:10 AM   #40
scottw324
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
If I have a windows 7 laptop what are my choices, or what is the best choice, to remux Mkv formatted movies to mp4 or m4v? Also for remuxing avi files?
scottw324 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 25, 2012, 07:14 AM   #41
orestes1984
macrumors 6502a
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Australia
Quote:
Originally Posted by iceandlime View Post
Hi, I have a question about iflicks, it's possible it's straightforward, but it seems a little odd to me.

I had an MKV file that came in at 8.88GB, and I transfered it to itunes in the appletv3 option. The resulting file is 3.52GB. This seems like a huge compression without losing quality.

Is doing this going to have any negative quality issues?
MKV also seems like a bit of an inefficient container for file sizes as well from my personal experience. Let your eyes/ears do the perception not the file size. If it still looks the same then that's what counts.
orestes1984 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:35 AM   #42
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim.R View Post
Not any more
Could you set all the seasons of one show as a compilation and that would sort it out?
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 09:40 AM   #43
Jim.R
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK
I guess you could mark them all as the same season and just adjust the episode number. That could lead to a lot of scrolling when you want to watch an episode from season 5 though
Jim.R is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:11 AM   #44
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim.R View Post
I guess you could mark them all as the same season and just adjust the episode number. That could lead to a lot of scrolling when you want to watch an episode from season 5 though
My episodes are already sorted by season as mentioned in my previous post.
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleDApp View Post

The big bang theory Season 1
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
The big bang theory Season 2
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
So since the information for the season, episode name and number is there adding all the episodes of the big bang would be in the same compilation. From there I can chose which episode to watch. No?
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:22 AM   #45
Jim.R
macrumors member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: UK
A quick google suggests that the "Compilation" checkbox has no effect with videos.
You could always create a playlist?
Jim.R is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 10:33 AM   #46
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim.R View Post
A quick google suggests that the "Compilation" checkbox has no effect with videos.
You could always create a playlist?
It worked with a two part documentary that I have. I selected both episodes set them as part of a compilation. now they appear as such.

Documentary
Documentary pt 1
Documentary pt 2
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:24 AM   #47
iHailCarlo
macrumors 6502
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Handbrake and iFlicks is all you need. It takes care of everything I need to convert anything to iTunes. For music I use MediaHuman Audio Converter.
iHailCarlo is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 26, 2012, 11:46 AM   #48
AppleDApp
Thread Starter
macrumors 68020
 
AppleDApp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Quote:
Originally Posted by iHailCarlo View Post
Handbrake and iFlicks is all you need. It takes care of everything I need to convert anything to iTunes. For music I use MediaHuman Audio Converter.
I've tried HandBrake several times I never really like how it works. I've been using iFlicks non stop for the trial period I will be buying it this weekend.
__________________
If you are a MacRumors newbie, chances are I will disregard your post.
AppleDApp is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Oct 28, 2012, 09:33 PM   #49
DP812
macrumors regular
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Japan
Quote:
Originally Posted by AppleDApp View Post
Now that I've imported several seasons of my shows is there a way for them to appear as such?

The big bang theory
Season 1
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
.....
Season 2
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
Rather then

The big bang theory Season 1
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
The big bang theory Season 2
episode 1
episode 2
episode 3
The only way to really do this is to treat the Disc Number field as Season and Track Number field as Episode (and you could use the actual episode field for a total episode number, so Season 2 Episode 1 would be Episode 23 or something).

This would put everything under one listing. So it would be:

The Big Bang Theory
Disc 1 (Season 1)
Track 1 (Episode 1)
Track 2 (Episode 2)
Track 3 (Episode 3)
.....
Disc 2 (Season 2)
Track 1 (Episode 23)
Track 2 (Episode 24)
Track 3 (Episode 25)
Not ideal, but it is a workaround.
DP812 is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 9, 2012, 04:38 AM   #50
MonkeySee....
macrumors 68040
 
MonkeySee....'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: UK
Quote:
Originally Posted by Menneisyys2 View Post
It's under Window > Show Queue.

BTW, here's a full article I've written on using the queue in Subler:

Using the queue in the excellent, free MKV->MP4 converter Subler

You may have wondered whether you can just drop a bunch of MKV files in Subler, the free but still excellent MKV remuxer, to quickly convert them. As this very useful feature, being only recently (as of version 0.16 a month ago) added to the app, is not widely known, I've decided to publish a complete tutorial on it.

First, there're two ways of queuing the source MKV files in Subler. The first is the well-known, traditional way: using Open.

The traditional way: File / Open

You may already know the start of the workflow used here: you open the MKV file (File > Open or Cmd + O) and deselect checkboxes / change audio transcoding / passthruing actions in the next, “Select Tracks” dialog.

After clicking Add (or pressing Enter on the keyboard), however, you don't File > Save (Cmd + S) the output MP4 file but select File > Send to Queue instead:
Image

Then, you'll be presented exactly the same dialog as using File > Save: you can supply the saved filename and whether 64-bit chunks should be used (make sure you tick it for files over 4 Gbytes!). An example of saving the Iron Sky teaser MKV (available HERE):
Image


(Note that I haven't enabled the native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) during opening the file so that it can be remuxed; hence the video + audio track only setup. More on the bdpg-incompatibilities later.)

After this, via Window > Show Queue, you'll see the files you've queued:
Image


Then, after having finished queueing your files, just click Start in the bottom right (annotated by a red rectangle)

There is an even faster, albeit a bit restricted way of adding files:

Dragging the source MKV files into the queue directly

Should you just display the queue (see the above-mentioned Window > Show Queue), you can directly drop MKV files on it. It's easier but has some problems.

Problems compared to the manually opening + enqueuing approach:

- DTS audio tracks are passed thru to the output MP4 file and aren't converted to AAC, as opposed to the default conversion in the other, manual modes. This won't cause problems for desktop players like VLC but neither iTunes nor, albeit you'll be able to synchronize the videos to them, iOS devices (including the Apple TV) won't play this audio track at all – all you'll hear will be silence. (Note that I'll elaborate on handling the native Blue-Ray audio track formats, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD HR / MA and LPCM (more info HERE), in a later article.)

- MKV files with graphical subtitles like native Blue-Ray subs (bdpg) will be tried to be converted with the subtitles passed thru; of course, this will fail. (This is why dragging the above-mentioned Iron Sky trailer into the queue will eventually result in a useless “remuxed” file.) There is no way of making Subler not try to process these incompatible subtitles.

- the “ready” icons will always be the same for all the files - for non-converted files as well. Fortunately, you'll always be able to quickly find out which files haven't been converted by just sorting the output files by size. The ones under around 1 kBytes will all be non-converted.


Additional notes on the automatic mode

As far as the AC3 → AAC conversion is concerned (again, you may only want to use AC3 if you specifically remux for the Apple TV!), the conversion will take (or not) place according to the conversion-enabling setting "Convert AC3 Audio to AAC" you can change in Preferences > Audio:

Image

Basically, if you convert for iOS devices, you will need to enable this checkbox.
Sorry to bother you with my nonsense again but I tried subler again last night. When I have a file sitting in the queue (MKV) I press start and it is "done" in a millisecond. the output file says .mp4 but the file size is 456Kb which obviously isn't right.

Where am I going wrong?
__________________
If you’re busy making everything, how can you perfect anything? - Apple

Always keep the rhythm in your feet and a little party in your shoulders. - Phil Dunphy
MonkeySee.... is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Apple TV and Home Theater

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Moving my iTunes library with iTunes Match Primejimbo iCloud and Apple Services 3 Mar 10, 2014 07:49 PM
Moving to Android, trouble getting DRM free songs on iTunes (using iTunes match) miamialley Alternatives to iOS and iOS Devices 2 Apr 28, 2013 11:17 AM
Moving iTunes library w/ iTunes Match daveishere Mac Applications and Mac App Store 0 Jan 5, 2013 04:21 AM
Video editing PC user thinking of moving to Mac? Matt2012 Mac mini 12 Aug 19, 2012 01:27 PM
Resolved: FCP - Moving audio and video together when moving into timeline samstah Digital Video 2 Jun 3, 2012 07:22 PM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 AM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC