Originally Posted by agogley
My problem is that I've yet to see said set of parameters posted here. Somebody post their handbrake settings and we'll take a test drive.
HandBrake has presets that encapsulate many of the settings. The values are shown in the docs. You can override individual settings as needed.
For Blu-ray I use the basic:
HandBrakeCLI -i "dvdfab/MainMovie/sometitle" -o sometitle.mkv --preset="Normal" -a 1
This is the default "q=20" and it converts the first audio track to AAC.
HandBrakeCLI -i "sometitle.iso" -o "sometitle.mkv" --preset="High Profile" -q 18 -a 1 -E copy:ac3 -t 4 -s 1
High Profile includes deinterlacing work that DVD requires. q=18 is a higher quality setting. The example works on title 4, copies the first audio track as is, and passes through subtitle #1 (which can be VOBSUB or Closed Caption).