Problem between new Handbrake and MetaX?

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by iowamensan, Dec 27, 2009.

  1. iowamensan macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    I just ripped season 1 of Supernatural, and used an older version (0.9.2) of Handbrake to encode the first DVD, and then for some reason let it run the update to 0.9.4, and then encoded the last 5 DVDs. I noticed the file sizes were much smaller then with the previous version (about 400MB versus 900MB), but the m4v files it made played fine in Quicktime. After MetaXing them all, and adding them to the iTunes library on my AppleTV server, only the first 4 episodes will play on my AppleTV. All the episodes are listed, and show the tag info, and act like they are playing, but the screen is just blank. Same thing if I try to play them in Quicktime. The only thing different between the files was the version of Handbrake. The weird thing is the files will play in QT before I MetaXed them. I'm using an older version of MetaX (2.3.0) because my ATV server is only running Panther. Would a newer version not cause this? Thanks -
  2. iowamensan thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 19, 2006
    Just as a test, I tagged one of the files with the new MetaX (2.4.6) (this was an untagged m4v file straight out of the new Handbrake that played fine in Quicktime) to see if it was a MetaX problem, and this one wouldn't play either in Quicktime after getting tagged. Looks like it's time to find the old Handbrake and start reencoding all of them.
  3. VideoFreek macrumors 6502


    May 12, 2007
    The problem seems to have been solved here. I haven't personally verified this yet, though.
  4. dynaflash macrumors 68020

    Mar 27, 2003
    I have been using current metax and latest hb for quite some time. Afaik as long as "use 64 bit...." is checked in metax's prefs you should have no issues.Note that metax for mac is currently undergoing a long needed complete rewrite

    "MetaX is in the process of getting a major overhaul. The guts are ripped out right now, and the new MP4Lib is being installed. This should give much faster writes, and will get rid of the vast majority of crashes and file damage issues that users have had. Expect to see a new release soon."

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