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Questions tagged [handbrake]

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

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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Adding letterboxing with Handbrake

My TV has a resolution of 1920 x 1080. I want to convert a movie that is 1920 x 800 px. If I leave it as is, then the TV stretches it out to 1920 x 1080, so the picture is stretched vertically. It ...
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How can I convert x264 to x265 in VLC?

Here's what the file currently looks like: I want to make it a x265 at a lower resolution to save space on my phone. Both my computer and phone can handle x265 Here's what my settings look like in ...
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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 ...
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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, ...
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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. Des anybody have any solution for ...
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Is it possible to pipe and filter the HandbrakeCli output or silence it in Windows

I have a video archive of personal memories organized into lots of folders. The video files have multiple filetypes and the quality to size ratio is terrible (some are even 20mb/s for a 720p video. I ...
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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 (...
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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. ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Handbrake Settings to Optimise 4K H265 MKV for Plex on Apple TV

I use Plex to stream content to my 4K Apple TV. I have some 4K videos that are H265 (HEVC), 10 bit MKV files. When I stream these to the ATV, it requires transcoding which the laptop can't handle. I'm ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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“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: ...
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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, ...
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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 ...
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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 --...
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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,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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 smaller 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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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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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 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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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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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 66%...
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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. ...