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Normalize varying audio levels in a single video

I have a script to process/encode videos. Some of the videos have varying audio levels (like 2 videos were merged and one had loud audio and other quiet audio). I want to normalize the audio in a way ...
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Compressing multiple files in HandBrake

I recently started using HandBrake thanx to @gronostaj, who told me what settings to use. I then asked whether it's possible to convert multiple files, either simultaneously or consecutively without ...
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Using Handbrake 10.38, queue doesn't work

If I pick a folder with multiple .iso files in it as source, then add all to queue, then start, the first file processes in seconds (does not produce a valid output), then each subsequent file just ...
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Which audio tracks should a mp4 file have?

I am converting some of my DVDs to mp4 files with handbrake for watching them on my computer and am a newbie to video conversion. I read a bit about the topic on the internet, but am confused about ...
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How to create video from a set of images using HandBrakeCLI?

I would like to know if HandBrakeCLI can be used to convert a number of images to create a video (photo slide show)? If yes - what will be the command. I don't want to use FFmpeg unless there is no ...
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Adding all titles to queue in Handbrake for OS X

I'm running Handbrake 0.10.2 on OS X 10.10.1 Here are my logs. I have copied the files from 15 DVDs into folders on my HDD. Each DVD has like 18 titles on it. I find that the "Add all titles to ...
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How can I find the movie name with HandBrake CLI?

When using HandBrake, it found it quite a nice feature that it can recognize the correct movie name that is on a DVD (of course not all, but a lot). When using HandBrake CLI, I could not find an ...
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Does Handbrake use a temp directory in OS X?

I'm trying out Handbrake for the first time with Mac OS X. I'm compressing a video file and have assigned its destination to the Desktop. The file is large (multiple GB) and is 50% from finishing. ...
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How do I trim a video using Handbrake?

I can't seem to figure out the solution to a very simple problem. I want to trim a video in Handbrake and keep the video as is (resolution, encoding, etc), just chop off the first few seconds, but I ...
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How do I change the output dimensions in Handbrake?

I am using Handbrake (V9 on an XP) to re-encode my 25GB videos from a ripped BluRay to play on my Plex Media Server using my new Roku. When I scan the source, it correctly shows as 1920x1080 for the ...
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Handbrake doesn't shutdown the computer after the encode finishes

I'm using Handbrake on openSUSE 13.2 to convert some video files. Since the most efficient codecs (x264 and x265) require a lot of time to finish the encode, my preferred way to perform this task is ...
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Handbrake: Best IPhone playable Settings for a 2:1 Aspect Ratio Video

Original Video Settings (360 Panoramic video): H264 Bitrate: 15000 kbps FPS: 48 Resolution 3820 x 1910 My current settings in handbrake are: Apple TV3 Preset Width: 1920 Height: none Anamorphic: ...
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Handbrake doesn't keep Hi10p and HEVC after conversion

Handbrake is a great tool for me to convert media files. I noticed that my original video file (mkv, 1080p, Hi10p, HEVC) lose some quality after conversion (mp4, 1080p, 8-bit, AVC). What I've ...
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Handbrake Video Encode Tool File Preview Location

So I added a file to render. I didn't put destination folder. Then i clicked preview and it started to render. After the it done rendering it open my video in VLC. I watched it and i closed it. So ...
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How to make Handbrake save default audio settings?

I click on the "configure default..." button in the audio tab, I set it to the codec/bitrate that I prefer. However, if I close and re-open Handbrake, these defaults are gone. If I open another file ...
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Handbrake: Getting avio_open2 failed, errno -2 when converting video on FreeBSD

On FreeBSD 9.2. Getting a cryptic error when converting a video using HandBrakeCLI. $ HandBrakeCLI --preset "iPad" --input "Wolf.Totem.mkv" --output "/mnt/media/Ad Hoc/Wolf Totem.mp4" [17:01:21] ...
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How to generate thumbnail image from HandbrakeCLI command during conversion?

I have ffmpeg command line that creates thumbnail image from a video. This works nicely as I can choose the timestamp and the size of the image that I want. -r 1 -t 1 -ss 2 -s cga "%2/%32.jpg" This ...
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batch video size reduction in nested folders maintaining their source folders as destination

I have a folder containing nested folders which hold many video files with different formats. I want to reduce their size with HandBrake and maintain properties of the original videos (such as frame ...
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video size reduction by grayscaling it

When we convert a video into grayscale, all of its 3 colors (RGB) in a pixel are assigned the same number (instead of 3 different numbers). So theoretically we must have reduction in size almost by ...
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Handbrake produces pixelated output

Until recently Handbrake was working just fine. I think with the update to 0.10.0, something in my setup was broken and I can no longer properly rip DVDs. I'm on Windows 8.1 (64 bit), and the output ...
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Making identical BluRay Backup file using HandBrake

I have HandBrake installed on my Windows 8 Desktop. I want to use it to backup my BluRay home movie discs on to a hard drive. I want the back up to look and play just like the BluRay disc with main ...
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Why do the subtitles get larger when I use HandBrake to copy DVDs?

I am trying to rip a DVD using HandBrake, but every time I do the size of the subtitles balloons somewhat, so that in parts they are off the screen. I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.4 and HandBrake 0.9.9. ...
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Set a custom preset for HandbrakeCLI?

I'm at a very long task at converting 800+ small files to mp4, and I'm using Handbrake at the moment. Its fast, but since there are many files, it takes a lot of time. I created a automator workflow ...
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Is there a quick and easy way to inspect DVD subtitles?

I'm looking for an easy and if possible quick way to inspect DVD subtitles, to determine their properties. I am ripping some of my movies in .mkv format, using Handbrake for linux, and I'm having an ...
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Handbrake: How to batch convert videos including resize?

I am using the latest Handbrake v0.9.9. I would like to batch convert 200 video files from format 800x600 to 640x480. The problem is, if I add the videos to the Queue (clicking on >Source >Folder), ...
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How to keep subtitle in HandBrakeCLI?

I do use the commandline version of HandBrake - HandBrakeCLI. I like the Normal preset of HandBrake and would like to continue using it. I found the actual command input of this preset, but what ...
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Keeping Text Sharp whilst shrinking video size - Handbrake

I've recorded a bunch of videos using a high def webcam, and with a website overlay (think of a sports broadcast, with the score on the bottom of the screen). These videos are 720p avi's, but have a ...
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Combine/concatenate multiple MP4 files, making each file into a chapter

I am looking to use handbrake to combine 43 short mp4 files into one larger file. However, I want to ensure that the start of each file is recognized as a chapter. I'd be using vlc to play the file.
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Use Handbrake to simply fix wrong anamorphic video

My Samsung video camera for some reason I don't know, does not right the correct information for the 16:9 videos. So in order to have the correct aspect ratio, I used to re-encode the video with the ...
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Transferring .wtv files from Windows 8 Pro Media Center to OS X

Does anyone have a good way to do this using only OS X tools? That is, I have a Windows 8 Pro box that has 1 job and 1 job only, record TV shows from it's cableCARD onto its hard drive. The mac can ...
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How can I get Handbrake to find VLC?

I installed HandBrake 0.9.5 i386 (2011010300) on my old 32-bit Intel Mac, to try ripping a DVD (it's the latest version with a prebuilt x86 binary). I also had the latest version of VLC installed ...
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Shouldn't we always use Web Optimized for Handbrake?

I use Handbrake sometimes to compress video files, and notice that the "Web Optimized" option is not chosen by default, and cannot be set to the default in Options either. But I tried both Web ...
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Ripping a home video VCD on Linux or Windows with VLC or otherwise

I have a VCD with 22 minutes of video on it. I would like to retain this footage and throw away the VCD. I can play the whole thing with VLC ("open disc -> vcd -> /dev/sr0 -> play"): all 22 minutes ...
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Repackaging DVD TV Episodes

So I have a load of DVDs of episodes that are on my harddrive in the normal DVD format (VOB). I'd like to repackage these into the individual episodes in a way such that it is lossless. I know I can ...
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Appending MP4s loses sound from second file

When I try to join two MP4s together using ffmpeg, the first file plays fine and has sound, but the second one loses all sound and becomes a lot choppier. I encoded both the files from MKVs using ...
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Changing video resolution with Handbrake - anamorphic and modulus parameter

I would like to convert a video in 16:9 format (1920*1080) to a 4:3 format (640*480) with Handbrake. Can anyone explain me what are anamorphic and modulus parameters? I tried to set modulus to 2 or 16 ...
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ripping interlaced video to 60fps (frames per second)

It would appear that Broadcast Television is often 1080i30 (60 fields/s), and non-movie DVDs (example, instructional or TV shows) are 60fields/s as well, at some lower resolution (480i?) However, ...
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How to use ffmpeg to downmix 5.1 DTS HD MA or Dolby TrueHD to stereo AAC with Dolby Pro Logic II?

I'm creating audio tracks from movies that can be played on Apple TV and iOS devices. Handbrake could downmix 5.1 audio to stereo with Pro Logic II matrix encoding. How can I do that with ffmpeg? I ...
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Allow multiple instances of Handbrake

Is it possible to run multiple instances of Handbrake on Windows 7 (video encoding application)? I have a 32 thread system and I think it would be more efficient to encode 2-3 movies at the same ...
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Is there a way to re-encode video files ripped by Handbrake to add iPod 5G support?

Handbrake has an option for iPod 5G support. But I have some video files I ripped without checking that option. Can I use ffmpeg or Handbrake to re-encode those files without having to re-rip from ...
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Handbrake output directory to include Title folder

I am using handbrake to convert my DVD's to .MP4 and have set the default output path Tools -> Options -> Output Files In here there is Default Path: which I have pointing to my Movies folder ...
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How do I translate HandbrakeCLI options to FFmpeg options?

I have a bunch of commandline settings that work for handbrake, but sometimes on some videos (I have no idea why) handbrake throws "Out of memory exception". I was wondering if I can find the same ...
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How to make Handbrake preserve capture time / creation time?

Handbrake is an awesome video compression tool, but it doesn't seem to preserve the original capture time after a video is compressed. Any idea how to fix this?
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How can I automate Handbrake to monitor and encode new files within a folder?

Here is what I'd like to do in Windows 7: Monitor a folder for new ISO files (Blu-ray ISOs). When there is a new file detected, launch Handbrake in the background and encode the ISO to MKV based on ...
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How to make a sample file with Handbrake

I want to test a couple things with my encode before I encode the whole file. Is there a way for me to make a sample file (30 seconds long or something like that) that I can analyse using different ...
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Retrieve the HandBrakeCLI command from HandBrake GUI

I understand that the HandBrake application uses the HandBrakeCLI command-line application to do the actual encoding job From all the encoding settings I've set on the HandBrake UI, how can I ...
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Video converters don't work anymore after reinstalling Windows

A few days ago, I decided to reinstall Windows 7 as my HD partition seemed to be nearly full and things were slowing down. I'd been using Handbrake almost exclusively to convert TV recordings and used ...
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Can't rip foreign film with subtitles

I'm trying to rip a foreign film DVD, Yojimbo, that has subtitles. I'd like to have the film as a file I can play on my computer and also create a DVD I can play in a player. I'd like subtitles ...
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FFMpeg and Handbrake

I have a brilliant preset saved in Handbrake but now I need to be able to use that preset in FFMPEG. Is there an easy way to translate or would I have to break apart the commands one by one?
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Handbrake settings to convert MKV to MP4 while retaining the original quality

I have a ton of MKV files I need to convert to MP4 and my chosen software is Handbrake. I'm stuck on which settings would be best for the conversion. I want to retain full quality. Do I just convert ...