Handbreak... best preset for ts folder quality

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by aaronthomas, Dec 30, 2008.

  1. aaronthomas macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    So I just use my ts folders to watch my rips when watching at home... but I have found that some older films and some animated films need to be put through a deinterlace filter....Enter Handbreak... My question is which preset would be best? Trying to get the best quality possible... Size (in this case)of file doesnt matter! Thanks!
     
  2. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    I've been messing around with Handbrake settings recently: here's my preset for anime:

    AppleTV preset with the following modifications:
    - Turn off anamorphic, keep it at native resolution
    - Check the De-telecine box (this is assuming that the animation is at 24fps, which has always been the case for me)
    - ~1500kbps constant bitrate
    - x264 encoder, one-pass (two-pass makes most of my anime material look *worse* :eek:)

    The files that result from this method look nicer on my iMac than the original TS files (because DVD Player couldn't deinterlace properly if its life depended on it).

    You might try out the constant quality setting to see what happens, but those setting should provide a good base for experimentation.
     
  3. aaronthomas thread starter macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    Thanks Dolphin... Is 2500kbps too high? Ever try the universal or normal preset?
     
  4. zedsdead macrumors 68040

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    You could use the Decomb filter which will only de-interlace those frames that need it and will skip over those that don't. It can be left on at all times and you never have to worry about interlaced material.

    The new universal preset is awesome, I would give it a shot...just add the decomb filter to it and possibly the Detelecine one too as Dolphin suggested.
     
  5. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    Please, for the love of God, don't use those. The lack of thought in the choices for them shows a complete lack of willingness to do anything beyond very very simple experimentation.
     
  6. aaronthomas thread starter macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    lol So what do you suggest? You seem to have a lot to say but nothing useful...
     
  7. NightStorm macrumors 68000

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    Since you want to keep the Video_TS folders, why don't you just use playback software that has various deinterlacing filters built in (i.e. VLC)?

    Frankly, I'm surprised Apple's own DVD Player wouldn't take care of this for you as well...
     
  8. aaronthomas thread starter macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    Yeah... I have to agree... Youd think it would.
     
  9. refulgentis macrumors regular

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    I responded to your post on the Handbrake forums before I saw the "advice" here, that's why I didn't bother expanding more. ;)
     
  10. aaronthomas thread starter macrumors regular

    aaronthomas

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    HAHAHHAHAHAH! Oops... sorry! And thanks for the info!
     

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