Ripping TV Shows Issue

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by gan6660, Mar 4, 2010.

  1. macrumors 65816


    Aug 18, 2008
    Hi, I have been ripping my dvd collection for awhile now and started to do my tv seasons recently. Some work great such as Numb3rs and 24 but others such as Dexter and Rescue Me look fine but have lines going throughout the entire show. Does anyone else have this issue or know how to fix it?
  2. macrumors 6502a

    Aug 26, 2009
    That's called interlacing. Some shows are interlaced and others are deinterlaced. From my experience, most sitcoms are interlaced, and most movies and dramas are deinterlaced. This is not always the case though (such as with Dexter).

    The easiest way to fix it is to set the deinterlace option to "fast". But, only do this for shows that are interlaced. (Doing on deinterlaced video is pointless and will slightly degrade the quality of the show).

    The decomb feature is supposed to be selective and allow you to have the option set to "Default" and it will leave deinterlaced video alone but get rid of the lines on interlaced video, but I haven't had luck with it, and don't know how to tweak the settings. Everytime I use it, the problem is usually fixed with obvious motions, say... someone waving, but anytime someone lifts a glass to their mouth, or talks, I can see motion blur on their hand or their mouth.

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