Originally Posted by ElJimador
After ripping and converting hundreds of DVDs to H264 MKV using Handbrake, it's been pointed out to me that my default settings of leaving detelecine, decomb, deinterlace all "off" is wrong because so many DVDs are interlaced. Guess I'd just never noticed before since my bluray rips are 90% of what I watch and most of the DVDs I have watched since converting are the ones that have come out fine.
Anyway, if I wanted to go back and re-rip / re-convert the others that haven't come out so well (ie. w/the visible "jaggies" especially in motion scenes) what would be the best default settings on the Handbrake filters tab? If possible I'd like to have settings that just work for all DVDs going forward. Thanks.
If you are re-encoding DVD, I feel why not deinterlace it, at least for "film". Just select Filter tab > Detelecine: Default and Video tab > Framerate (FPS): 23.976 (Constant Framerate). You will get a pretty good result, i.e. a 23.976fps progressive file that is properly IVTCed.
As for video-based interlaced DVDs (e.g. music concerts, documentaries), I would keep interlacing and only do deinterlacing at playback. To do so let all filters OFF in Filter tab, add the parameter "tff=1" or "bff=1" in Video tab > Extra Options and select Video tab > Framerate (FPS): Same as source. Should you want to do deinterlacing at encoding, you have to choose "Custom" in Filter tab > Deinterlace and add the parameters YM:FD:MM:QP
(a set of four parameters, each separated by colons)
YM (Yadif mode), 15 is the proper one (resulting in 60fps)
FD (field dominance, parity): -1 is auto, 0 is TFF, 1 is BFF.
MM (mcdeint mode): -1 means disabled, 0 (16x16 macroblock motion compensation), 1 (8x8), 2, 3.
QP (quantization parameter): 1 is default.
For example, try "15:-1:-1:1". Of course don't forget to select Video tab > Framerate (FPS): 59.94 (Constant Framerate). Instead, you could choose Decomb with Custom settings, that requires even 17 parameters: MO:ME:MT:ST:FM:BT:BX:BY:MG:VA:LA: DI:ER:NO:MD:PP:FD
MO (Deinterlacing Mode): 0=diabled, 1=yadif, 2=Blend (Lowpass-5 Blending Interpolation) etc.
I am looking at HandBrake Wiki in Japanese
. Where is an English equivalent?