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

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VLC stuttering playing h264/h265 mkv, fixed with selecting OpenGL for WIndows, why?

I'm in the process of ripping a bunch of movies I have and one thing I noticed was the play back in either VLC or Windows 10 Movies & TV player was extremely choppy and stutters every few frames ...
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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 ...
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Handbrake Error Message Low on Disk space

I keep getting a error msg that says, "Your destination directory is low on diskspace." even though it's not even close to being low. Version 1.3.1 Help?
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How can I tell if my TV will support a video based on its tech description [closed]

I'm new to this stuff and a bit confused. Based on Samsung's documentation their TVs(I have relatively new 2019 model) support most video and audio formats. Since I know that they work best with H.264,...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 "...
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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 ...
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Handbrake and FFMPEG issues…been trying to solve for last 7 hours

Basic skills here but the ability to learn, quickly... I have been trying for the last 8 hours to solve a Handbrake problem with FFMPEG. PROBLEM Handbrake is adding a few black frames at the front ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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
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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:...
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How to write video statistics while opening and closing a video file with ffmpeg? [duplicate]

I need to write video and audio metadata to files which are re-encoded with Handbrake. Not the global tags, but statistical data like the average bit-rate, frequency of the audio, etc. These data are ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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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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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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 ...