Handbrake slow and dark

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  1. taylorwilsdon macrumors 68000

    taylorwilsdon

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    #1
    I haven't ripped a movie in a while but this one did not go well.

    I used the preset for "Normal" and ripped Donnie Darko. Not only did it take 2+ (maybe 3+?) hours for the rip+encode, the resulting file is unwatchable because its so dark. I've ripped most of my movie collection over the years and they never looked this crappy.

    Couple questions - how can I avoid the darkness? There were no settings to set... and how can I get reasonable ripping speed? When I used to rip movies with my HTPC, it took like 20 minutes and this was several years ago.
     
  2. II Sk3ptical II macrumors newbie

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    If you ripped a dvd in 20 minutes, you ripped it as a disk image, not .mp4.
     
  3. taylorwilsdon thread starter macrumors 68000

    taylorwilsdon

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    I'm well aware of the difference between ripping and encoding. With handbrake, the rip (just the folders off the DVD) takes like an hour and the encoding takes 1 to 2 more.

    This isn't a slow computer at all... I'm not sure what the issue is. My home theater pc had an intel quad core back when they were new and its a beast when it comes down to business, but the difference shouldn't be this great.

    How long does it take you to rip and encode?
     
  4. II Sk3ptical II macrumors newbie

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    What bitrate are you ripping at?

    It usually takes me around 2-2.5 hours to rip a movie at 2200kbps in .mp4 format.
     

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