Handbrake and batch ripping TV shows

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by mikeheenan, Jul 10, 2013.

  1. mikeheenan macrumors 6502

    Aug 8, 2007
    So I have a couple DVD sets I want to batch rip with commentary tracks and subtitles preserved as well. I rip my dvd's with Make MKV and then select the folder with Handbrake. I'll set a CQ of 19 (usually), and select the audio track as well as the commentary track, and the english subtitle as well. I'll select " add all to queue", but the resulting encodes usually only end up with the first one being correct; the others don't have the extra audio track or subtitle, and go down to 640x480 vs 720x480 for the first one. Anyone know what I'm not doing correctly?
  2. MarkG21 macrumors regular

    Mar 21, 2010
    Sounds like your only applying the settings to the first title and assuming all will be the same for the subsequent titles? Apply your settings each time.
  3. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    Adjust the settings to your preference, and then create a custom preset so you can reapply them quick and easy.
  4. KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    Which version of HandBrake are you running? When I tried "add all to Queue" with the current Windows version (0.9.9), I got a warning pop-up telling me that the feature won't work if you need something other than the default selections for audio and subtitle tracks. (The tracks are reset with each title.) I also don't think you can save the track selections in a preset, so it looks like you are stuck reselecting them for each title. The only hope would be if you can change the preferences for automatic track selection to accomplish what you want. For example, select all audio/subtitle tracks in selected language might work for you.

    Otherwise, I think the easiest method is to continue to use "add folder", but not "add all to queue". The first file in the folder will be selected initially, and you get a menu which allows you to easily select each additional title. Apply your preset and track selections to the first title and add it to the queue. Then select the next title from the drop-down menu. The options from the preset will stick, but you will need to redo the track selections before adding it to the queue.

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