Handbrake 4:3 image help

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Robbadore64, Apr 18, 2008.

  1. Robbadore64 macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    My apologies if this has been covered in other threads but I haven't noticed it. I've been using Handbrake for some time but never encountered this issue. Everything I've encoded/ripped/whatever in the past have been movies (widescreen) and have not seen this problem. I'm trying to encode Chappelle's show which is in 4:3 and they all come out with these annoying "lines" during any frame of movement. Displays the same via quicktime or on the appletv2 on a 52" HD display.

    Below are my Handbrake 0.9.2 settings:

    AppleTV preset
    64 bit checked
    AAC + AC3
    Same as source (29.97)
    Average bitrate 2500
    Picture setting (I left the default)
    Source 720 x 480
    Output 714 x 418
    Anamorphic 638 x 480
    Anamorphic Strict and no filters checked

    Any help as to how I can fix this (and re-encode 4=four dvds :) would be greatly appreciated.


    Attached Files:

  2. MikieMikie macrumors 6502a

    Aug 7, 2007
    Newton, MA
  3. Robbadore64 thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 7, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Thanks, I just tried it with Fast deinterlacing and it got rid of that problem thought the picture didn't look quite as sharp. Going to try another with 'slow' and do some research as what the difference is. Thanks again.
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
  5. theBB macrumors 68020


    Jan 3, 2006
    The slowest one was really slow, but you could compromise somewhere in between if you need to complete your encoding quickly. If you don't mind finishing each DVD over one night, then it may not matter. Besides, TV broadcast is interlaced, so even if you leave it as is it should not be that bad.
  6. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Yeah, but /how/ is it interlaced? Is it 60i or 30i? 30i effectively turns into 30p when you rip it, but 60i will /never/ look right without deinterlacing (because encoded video in MPEG-4 is progressive-only, AFAIK).

    And then there is the strange stuff that says its 29.97, but really is something entirely different.
  7. killmoms macrumors 68040


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    30i doesn't exist. NTSC broadcast is 60i (technically 59.94 fields per second).
  8. Krevnik macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2003
    Bad terminology on my part...

    What I really mean is pure interlaced, or closer to 29.97 progressive with each frame split across two fields.

Share This Page