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Best way to repackage ripped DVD to mpg

I have a bunch of DVDs that I've already ripped into a VIDEO_TS directory containing .IFO and .VOB files. I have a cheap primitive video player that will accept .mpg files. I've tried two different ...
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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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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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Using Handbrake with Dropfolders to add subtitle automatically

I am using Handbrake GUI version and Dropfolders to execute Handbrake. I was able convert video files successfully without any parameter. It uses default preset I downloaded from lifehacker.com. Now I ...
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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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Can the “start at” value be saved in a Handbrake preset?

I regularly have videos that I want to clip 16 seconds off the front of. I've finally figured out how to do this with Handbrake (the main source panel with it's "frames/seconds x through y" fields). ...
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Bulk transcoding ISO/IMG to MP4/MKV

I need a tool/script to help me convert my collection of DVD's to MP4. I've started using Plex instead of playing each image-file directly and it's quite a pain in the butt to manually convert a ...
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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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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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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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Handbrake Crunches Out 4Kb File

I've been using Handbrake to convert some movies to something I can put on my iPad or Apple TV. By in large it's been working great but I've noticed some of the avi's I toss at it come out as only ~...
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What is the best / latest software to convert DVD recorder disc to YouTube?

I recorded some Wii gameplay to a DVD-R using a DVD recorder, and tried using Handbrake to convert it to YouTube compatible format. Basically, it needs resizing to 16:9, and selecting 00:03 to 3:10 ...
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Clipping in video converted by HandBrake

I own an iPad and an iPhone 4 and my Mac has a Dell UltraSharp 3008WFP 30-inch (2560x1600) display connected to it. I have a wealth of both 720p and 1080p ‘MKV’ videos of various television shows and ...
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Best H.264 settings in Handbrake for lowest CPU drain

Actual file size is NOT an issue since I am deploying a standalone application or kiosk. But CPU drain is an issue. What are the optimum H.264 export settings to use in handbrake in this scenario?
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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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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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Handbrake is slow at converting audio

My conversion in Handbrake is taking forever (over 24hrs). The video conversion is done in a few minutes, but then I get miles of this over and over again: sync: adding 102 ms of silence to audio ...
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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 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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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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How to simply remove subtitles and languages with handbrake?

I use Handbrake to transcode some of my MPEG-2 Transport Stream videos, but I'm not pleased with the resulting quality, even if set high bitrates. So my idea is to simply remove unwanted audio tracks ...
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Getting Windows Media Center to recognize chapter marks in .mp4 files

I started to convert my DVD collection to .mp4 and despite the fact that Handbrake is adding chapter marks in the .mp4 files, WMC doesn't recognize them and skips forward in the same manner as ...
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HandbrakeCLI bash batch script only transcodes one file and exits

Iam writing a bash script that loops through webm files and transcodes them to .mp4 using HandbrakeCLI. However, to my surprise, Handbrake only transcodes one file instead of all of them. Here's my ...
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Why does Handbrake keep cropping my videos?

I have some 640x360 videos I want to re-encode with Handbrake to make their file size smaller. When I choose automatic cropping it shows 2 pixel cropping at the top and left, so I chose custom ...
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handbreak does not extract subtitles

i have a personal DVD i am trying to backup to a medium that will not go the way of the 5" floppy... when i "rip" it via handbreak, i select subtitles, then i click "add all" and the subtitle does ...
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How to save compressed (batch processed) video files to the original folders using handbrake?

I use handbrake to compress/encode video files and I'm quite happy with the results. It gives me small file size with no quality loss. The problem is that when I batch convert multiple files from ...
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How can I determine which track is played when I select an entry in a DVD menu?

I'm in the process of ripping some of my DVDs to my hard drive using Handbrake. Typically this is easy, I just rip every track of appropriate length (20-odd minutes for a TV show, 40-odd minutes for a ...
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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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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 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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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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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 time....