Questions tagged [handbrake]

HandBrake is an open source, GPL-licensed, multiplatform, multithreaded video transcoder, available for Mac OS X, Linux, and Windows.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
-1
votes
1answer
44 views

When transcoding DVD contents, should I keep the 29.97 framerate?

I'm using handbrake to transcode (the main stream of) a DVD into a x265+AAC file, using the handbrake application. The source material has a frame rate of 29.97 fps. My question: When transcoding, ...
0
votes
1answer
59 views

Using Handbrake CLI .to get dvd tv episodes

What does the 0 2>&1 >/dev/null below mean? rawout=$(HandBrakeCLI -i /dev/dvd -t 0 2>&1 >/dev/null) also below, count=$(echo $rawout | grep -Eao "\\+ title [0-9]+:" | wc ...
0
votes
1answer
97 views

Why isn't my CPU being fully utilised for large video conversion/rendering tasks?

I bought a 24-core processor (AMD Ryzen Threadripper 2970WX) for CPU-intensive workloads like converting large media files and rendering video effects. But it generally uses only 35-55% of the total ...
0
votes
0answers
18 views

Handbrake adding text to subtitles

I am trying to re-encode some video files using handbrake, yet Handbrake seems to add the text cdat to the end of every subtitle line. I have looked through handbrake's subtitle setting and I can't ...
0
votes
2answers
78 views

How to make a three times smaller video from a large video as fast as possible with Handbrake?

I have a good quality black and white old movie in MKV format of 11GB. My intention is to keep the original and to create smaller versions for practical reasons when watching on various devices that ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

does handbrake not reduce video quality while compressing videos?

I was just looking for several ways to compress videos, and I found some saying that we can compress videos with handbrake without loss in quality. As far I know compressions there are always quality-...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

How to identify all of the track information on a DVD?

I'm in the process of copying my movies to my hard drive to build a media server for my home. I've written a bash script that runs when a DVD is inserted that uses Handbrake CLI to rip the tracks. It ...
2
votes
1answer
969 views

How to leave the audio track as-is and just re-encode the video when using HandBrake?

I want to encode an MKV video to MP4 in HandBrake, but whenever I do this, the resulting video is fine but the audio is horrible - tons of scritchy high pitched artifacts. How to I tell Handbrake (the ...
0
votes
0answers
98 views

Handbrake GUI vs HandbrakeCLI

This is driving me crazy. When I run it via the GUI version, I can select a file, and it does its scan to find the correct data ... [17:21:10] dvd: not a dvd - trying as a stream/file instead ...
1
vote
0answers
88 views

How to make old 4:3 video content into 16:9 with crop/zoom and slight stretch?

I have old video cam footage in 4:3 format that I'd like to have play better on modern 16:9 screens, specifically I'd like to: Crop/"Zoom" the video "a little" (cutting a tiny bit,...
0
votes
0answers
259 views

Split MKV in chunks smaller than 4 GB?

I need to use a device formatted in FAT32 to store/share movies (Using my routers filesharing feature. Unfortunately, my router doesn't support ExFat, only FAT32.). FAT32 has a limit for how big files ...
2
votes
0answers
78 views

How can I (re-)import the exported queue into Handbrake?

I had a queue in Handbrake, it was pointing at files on my D-drive in the NEW Movies folder. Now I want to make it point at video files on my E-drive, in the Old Videos folder. I exported the queue ...
1
vote
0answers
352 views

handbrake failing to encode an flv file

using fast270p30 preset for mp4 activity log: XPC: Service did report an error [11:09:08] macgui: Error domain: NSCocoaErrorDomain [11:09:08] macgui: Error code: 4097 [11:09:08] macgui: Error ...
0
votes
1answer
85 views

How to slow down a video and its audio by 20% using FFMPEG or HandBrakeCLI?

I am trying to slow down a video+audio a little bit, using this FFMpeg command: ffmpeg.exe -i video.mp4 -filter_complex "[0:v]yadif,framerate=30,setpts=1.2*PTS[v];[0:a]atempo=0.8[a]" -map "[v]" -map "...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Handbrake ps1 script using all my computers memory

I've been recently using a powershell script for handbrake, encoding mkv's to smaller mp4's and have been doing it successfully for several months. For some reason though, when I run the script after ...
1
vote
2answers
3k views

Handbrake: 'Your destination directory is low on diskspace'

In Handbrake v1.2.2 (2019022300) on a Windows 10 laptop I get the following error when the destination directory is set to my C: drive which has 100Gb+ of free space: "Your destination directory is ...
1
vote
1answer
423 views

Handbrake encodes forever

I'm trying to encode a movie (there are four different movies on the disk, two on each side of a DVD) and about half way through Handbrake gets stuck, and encodes forever. If I stop it and skip ...
0
votes
1answer
55 views

1280x800 video screen capture converting to 720x480 mp4

When doing a PC full screen video capture with ZD Soft Screen Recorder with a 1280x800 PC display and then converting to 720x480 mp4, does it make a noticeable difference using HD or a lesser ...
0
votes
0answers
663 views

I can't change the resolution on handbrake

I want to resize a video from 708x1080 to 640x1136 but the resolution won't go above 1080 https://i.imgur.com/KUbGrUE.mp4
2
votes
0answers
91 views

Hindi matra misplaced in subtitles burned with ffmpeg

When trying to burn in subtitles, I get incorrectly shaped subs, when the text should have actually read कहानियों के बारे में The command was ffmpeg -i ~/in.mp4 -y -vf subtitles=~/hindi.srt:...
1
vote
1answer
53 views

Is it possible for a video segment to be encoded at a higher bitrate than the video segment in the source file?

I am currently experimenting with video compression on Handbrake and I would like to know if suppose a video segment in the source file is around 11000 kb/s, is it possible for it to be somehow ...
2
votes
2answers
2k views

Handbrake’s stereo downmixing of an MKV 5.1 audio track results in “Center” being right channel and practically nothing is the left channel

So I have successfully used Handbrake (version 1.1.2) to convert many large MKV files into smaller, iOS and macOS compatible video files I can play on my iPhone and MacBook Air for a while without ...
-1
votes
3answers
2k views

Why is the FPS in Handbrake's status bar so low relative to the FPS of the output video?

I'm using Handbrake to re-encode an MKV video with the goal of shaving a hundred or so megabytes off it to keep it under FAT32's 4.2GB file size limit. During encode, Handbrake's status bar shows a ...
0
votes
1answer
215 views

Issue with SRT file on Handbrake

I keep having this odd issue with Handbrake. Every time I burn in Captions, it skips the first one. So when I export the movie, all captions appear except the first one. I have seen others reporting ...
1
vote
1answer
837 views

How Handbrake calculates width in “1080p30” preset

I have a video: Resolution: 1920*1080 PAR: 65536/65536 Rotation: 90° In Fast 1080p30 preset, The default value for Anamorphic option is Automatic and Modules 2. What I'm curious about is the ...
3
votes
1answer
580 views

Getting an “ignoring title (too short)” error when using Handbrake to convert multiple files

I am trying to use Handbrake to convert multiple videos files to mp4. I have turned on "Automatic File Naming", set the default path and changed thhe file format to {source}. Adding an entire folder ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Handbrake batch convert script assistance to set output extension specified by the official presets

With the help of numerous discussions on SE network and other places I finally managed to a working script that works well except the Matroska presets. I understand the problem is the script itself, ...
8
votes
5answers
25k views

How to set output video file size in Handbrake 1.1.1?

There used to be an option in older versions, as I searched the web, for setting an output file size. However, it seems that option is no longer there in the UI. Does anybody have any solution for ...
2
votes
0answers
164 views

I received a large .asf surveillance video file and it's jumpy, as though it's regularly missing a frame. Any hope for salvaging it?

The problem exists when I try to play the original 3.5 gigabyte asf file, and I have converted it to mp4 at least a dozen times, experimenting with various Handbrake settings relating to frame rate (...
0
votes
2answers
165 views

DVD to MKV conversion remains incomplete

I have a DVD with a menu, multiple VOB files, one audio and one subtitle track. It is a DVD of a TV show, so has about 9 separate episodes accessible from a menu, and is about 3 hours 20 mins long. ...
1
vote
1answer
6k views

How to output vertical video in Handbrake 1.1.0?

I have a vertical video recorded on an iPhone (one of the rare cases where it makes sense) that I am trying to convert to save storage space. The original is stored as 1920x1080, I assume with some ...
0
votes
0answers
841 views

How to output videos over 1920 pixels wide in Handbrake?

I have rendered a raw AVI from a 3D software that is in the cinemascope 2048 x 858 pixels resolution. Handbrake CAN output that size in the end result using anamorphic distortion, but if I turn ...
0
votes
0answers
1k views

Convert BluRay iso to mkv or mp4 without changing resolution? (e.g. using Handbrake)

I've got a .iso file of a BluRay movie, and I want to convert that to a single .mp4 or .mkv file. After searching around I came across this answer to a similar question. But when I use the given ...
2
votes
2answers
8k views

Handbrake batch converting with CLI assistance

Using the GUI tool ALWAYS crashes for me so I've come up with a command to convert my files to my needs. It takes a preset that I created in the GUI and converts the file. I have many videos that I ...
0
votes
1answer
900 views

Blu-Ray backup -> MP4 with optional subtitles?

I have a number of BluRay discs which I have backed up to my Windows 10 Pro 64 computer using MakeMKV, resulting in folders with BDMV, CERTIFICATE, and MAKEMKV subfolders. I want to re-encode and ...
1
vote
0answers
135 views

Incorrect DVD rip timing

The problem using handbrake on Ubuntu. VLC playing the DVD is shown on the left, the same player playing the rip is shown on the right. The rip is "faster" than the DVD. I am trying to create a DVD ...
2
votes
0answers
329 views

“muxavformat: avformat_write_header failed!” - why?

I'm backing up a DVD using handbrake 0.10.2 (x86_64) on Linux Mint 18.2. With 1-pass encoding - it works, but with 2-pass encoding, I get the following: [15:44:44] starting job [15:44:44] sync: ...
0
votes
1answer
129 views

How to scale video to 3.5:1 without quality lose on Ubuntu?

I tried to use ffmpeg: ffmpeg -i <input_file> -vf scale=3.5:1 <output_file>, also tried 3,5 instead of 3.5. But it tells that there is invalid size. I would appreciate any application, ...
0
votes
1answer
291 views

Handbrake GUI Custom Preset Won't Save Encoding Speed Other Than “Fast”

Handbrake 1.0.3 GUI Version Ubuntu Mate 16.04.2 LTS AMD64 Intel i7-920 When creating Presets Handbrake will not save "Preset" slider selections other than "fast". Selecting any other "Preset" slider ...
2
votes
1answer
4k views

How can I use handbrake to extract a scene without re-encoding - keeping everything the same as the source?

How can I use handbrake to extract a scene without re-encoding - keeping everything the same as the source? I tried handbrakeCLI.exe -i SourceFile.mkv -o OutputFile.mkv --start-at duration:60 --...
0
votes
0answers
596 views

Hanbrake audio annomalies with h.264 and AAC audio with large 9 GB source file

Using Handbrake 1.0.2 Source file is 9.3 GB AVI using h.264 codec lossless and AAC for audio Source file plays fine in VLC, audio sounds perfect When encoding source file to h.264 constant quality 32,...
4
votes
1answer
5k views

Handbrake “Storage Geometry” and “Display Geometry” difference

In the latest stable Handbrake release (1.0.1), under the dimensions tab there are two areas with dimension settings "Storage Geometry" and "Display Geometry". Can someone help me understand what ...
0
votes
1answer
273 views

How to choose video encoding tecnique and parameters for visually lossless encoding

I'm converting some videos these days, most of them are encoded using wmv2 codec with a resolution of 720p or 1080p and a big (huge) bitrate (between 15 and 30 mbps) if compared to their visual ...
3
votes
2answers
3k views

x264 vs x265 at high bitrates

I currently have a large collection of songs (regional) which are 1080p Remuxes from BluRays (these are not copyright protected FYI). I intend to compress them to save space as they are currently take ...
0
votes
0answers
709 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
381 views

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). ...
0
votes
1answer
2k views

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 ...
4
votes
1answer
9k views

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 ...
-2
votes
1answer
891 views

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?
0
votes
0answers
346 views

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 ...