Handbrake 0.9.9 and Windows Media Player

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Gjwilly, Jul 16, 2013.

  1. Gjwilly macrumors 68030

    May 1, 2011
    SF Bay Area
    Ever since the to upgrade to 0.9.9 my Handbrake MP4s are no longer playable by Windows Media Player.
    I dropped back to the previous Handbrake and all was well again.
    In fact I can take one of the 0.9.9 MP4s and re-run it through 0.9.8 and it will be playable again.
    Anybody have an idea of what's going on?
    Dropping back retained all of the same presets (I use the iPad preset BTW) including the one for ATV3 so I don't think it's a preset issue. It's like the encoder itself may have changed.
    I know I can play them in VLC but (please keep the insults to yourself) I'd prefer to use WMP.
    Any ideas?
  2. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    Well the built in presets have changed (though probably not significantly) between 0.9.8 and 0.9.9.

    Try this:

    1. Fire up HB 0.9.8

    2. Manually update your presets via Presets > Update built in Presets.

    3. Click on the built in preset that you are using (in your case iPad).

    4. Save it as a custom preset.

    5. Close HB 0.9.8

    6. Fire up HB 0.9.9

    7. Your built in presets will be updated automagically to 0.9.9 however your custom presets will be untouched.

    8. Now use the custom preset you made from the 0.9.8 preset. It should work.


    Okay I will refrain from commenting because you asked ;)

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