MKVtools - Mux Time

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by talkinghead80, Jan 3, 2011.

  1. talkinghead80 macrumors newbie

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    I'm currently trying to use MKVtools to convert a mkv file of an HD film into mp4. It progresses through Step 1 and Step 2 fine, but seems to just run forever after Step 2.

    The activity menu in MKVtools says nothing but "Step 2 Done", but the activity window on the comp says "mp4box" is running and taking up all of the computer's resources.

    I assume this is the muxing process when using MKVtools? It would be nice if there was a status or progress bar in MKVtools that showed you how long it would take to finish.

    Any idea how long an average mux time would be for an HD film using MKVtools?
     
  2. kuwisdelu macrumors 65816

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    It shouldn't take more than a few minutes.

    Are the codecs inside compatible with an mp4? What are they and what settings are you using?

    There's no progress bar, but it should indicate the progress in percent next to the step it's currently on.
     
  3. emmgunn macrumors member

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    It sounds like an old version of MKVtools. The current version is 2.4.4, and should have improved muxing, as well as % progress status.
     
  4. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

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    Will MKVtools ever haveSSA sub burn in keeping all the sub positions and fonts ?
     
  5. emmgunn macrumors member

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    It's on my to do list, but it's proving tricky with the limited time I currently have.
     
  6. BlackMangoTree macrumors 6502a

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    This would be epic. Id pay $100 for the app. Handbrake currently has SSA burn in though it shonky, fonts overlap and the timing is off all over the place making it pretty useless.
     
  7. talkinghead80 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It is an older version, 2.2.6, as im still on this cursed powerpc and broke as a joke.
     

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