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I tried to rip a dvd using Handbrake today just to see if I could play it through the usb port on my Vizio M650VSE. I ripped it twice. Once with "Regular-->normal" profile, and Once with "regular-->normal" profile but the audio codec changed to AC3 passthrough (for 5.1 playback).


When I tried to play the video back on the tv there were large artifacts all over the screen. The audio settings seemed to work as the subwoofer was outputting with the AC3 passthrough track.


Can anyone suggest settings to get proper video playback on my vizio??


I am ripping again using Regular-->High and setting the file to MKV instead of M4V as I write this. It seems like it shouldn't take 3-4 hours to rip a DVD, the regular normal took under an hour.
 

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Also, I ultimately want to be able to stream these videos via my home network but I only have USB external drives at the moment so I am trying to iron out some details before making the jump to a dedicated NAS. The rear usb port on my vizio is the most poorly placed thing in the world. future playback may end up being from my bluray player which seems to require .mp4 and .mkv extensions. not the .m4v that I have on the initial 2 files.


Due to the time it takes to rip trial and error could take quite a while. I will really appreciate any advice on settings. I am pretty technically competent, but clearly a newbie when it comes to this.
 

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I have no idea of the settings your TV will like but instead of encoding the entire video while experimenting with settings why not just encode a few minutes until you figure it out? Waiting an hour or hours to find out it doesn't work is painful.
 

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Originally Posted by djc11369  /t/1468118/handbrake-and-vizio-tv#post_23200061


I have no idea of the settings your TV will like but instead of encoding the entire video while experimenting with settings why not just encode a few minutes until you figure it out? Waiting an hour or hours to find out it doesn't work is painful.

How do I do that? do I just stop the process early or is there a setting to only encode a set amount of time?


EDIT: Never mind, took me 1 second to figure that out. Handbrake is really easy to use.
 

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Originally Posted by djc11369  /t/1468118/handbrake-and-vizio-tv#post_23200100


It's been awhile but there's a drop down next to chapters. You can set duration by a number of chapters or by time in seconds. Not sure why time isn't in minutes but that's the way it is.

Yup, I,ve already completed a rip of a short chapter based on your help. This will speed up my trial and error significantly!! Thank you for the help.


I'm still open to any suggestions on what settings to try as I have no idea what to use, other than trial and error.
 

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I'm making progress. I think that the software I am using to strip the protection from the DVD was a problem. After I closed handbrake I found a popup screen from the DVD decrypter program asking me to set the region code for the disk. I wonder if these artifacts are a form of copy protection??


Anyways. I am now trying to rip the disk to an ISO file. I hope that handbrake can work better (faster) from the iso than from the disk directly.
 

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In Handbrake

High profile = high quality so takes longer to encode.

Normal = lower quality so is much faster to encode.


See if the TV can play the output from MakeMKV, this program extracts the video from DVD with no quality loss so you wind up with MPEG2/AC3 in MKV. It's much faster to rip too as there is no video conversion so it's the same quality thats on the disc.


If the TV cant play MPEG-2/MKV then your going to have to convert, if Handbrakes stock preset gives corrupted output on screen then trying some other converters might be worth a try (ripbot264/DVDFab), one last thing to try with Handbrake is the universal preset. You can also feed Handbrake the file MakeMKV generates for conversion into H.264.
 

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I'm not sure what is going on right now. I have successfully used handbrake in the past with no artifacts. The files created show these artifacts on my computer as well. I tried updating handbrake but that made no difference.
 

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Yes. It's definately a problem with handbrake. The tv plays mp4, m4v, and mkv. It plays back with the same artifacts as my computer does. I'm sure the tv supports other formats as well but these are the ones I am trying.
 
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