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I bring this up for two reasons: 1) If the file that has gone through handbrake really isn't lower quality, than I could really be saving some space on my HD if I use handbrake 2) I am wondering if anyone knows if it is easier to get a better quality stream when you transcode from your server... in other words I would like to stream to my workplace via MB3 (but the stream seems to be choppy with the full BD rip MKV files).
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The reduction achieved with HandBrake varies greatly depending on the title, even when using the same settings. Modern, grainless, CGI-heavy titles are capable of great compression: 8x or 9x. Older grainy titles may achieve just about nothing or 1.5x.
After some experimentation I use:
- Blu-ray: Normal profile, q=20
- DVD: High profile, q=18
Reductions of 2-3x are common for DVD.
That is the reason I never got into network media playback with SD content. Since i had moved on in 2005. SO it wasn't until 2009 when I got a PCH C200 that I got into storing HD content, from the Blu-ray Discs, on my network.
Last edited by aaronwt; 07-04-2014 at 05:45 PM.
I wonder if you misspoke when you said you compressed a BD to 2.9GB. Compressing a BD to 2.69 GB is simply not worth discussing.
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So many variables. The video can be taken down to that size if there are lots of solid colors (think animated movies), very dark movies, lots of fast moving scenes, very little grain (this is the most important), dropping resolution, increasing compression, tweaking other compressor params.
It can be done, but to say that all movies can be taken down to that level without any perceived loss in quality would be hard to believe.
If you're serious about encoding you should try your hand out and megui or cli as handbrake, afaik, doesn't allow you full control over x264 parameters.
P.S. Don't let all the anti-compression posts get to you, just ask your questions. I've learned that people that don't compress like to bash those that do. On this forum anyway.
Of course, the amount of compression and the skill of the compressionist are also large factors.
Last edited by pepar; 07-05-2014 at 04:38 AM.
I do believe there is a loss of quality, therefore I have been keeping both files (full BD rip and the encode) until I decide which is best. I originally tried encoding to put a few movies on my galaxy s5... now I'm more interested in transcoding from my MB3 server at home to my laptop remotely (like at work and hotels). I'm wondering if perhaps it's better to transcode the full ripped BD or to "remux" (this is what MB3 calls it) an encoded movie? The bitrate gets reduced after encoding so I'm assuming it's better to stream encoded movies?
Last I looked, handbrake defaulted to q 0.5 multichannel AAC. Also I think that it also resized by default instead of just cropping and keeping full resolution?
As someone said earlier, it's probably easier to just rip to iso and put it on a mobile drive if your end game will be watching it on a laptop. You will have to encode for your mobile device though.
*If I remember to, I will check out the file size for wwZ when I get home to see how well it compressed.
Last edited by DotJun; 07-05-2014 at 11:20 PM. Reason: add
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