Emby Server + Futurama DVD set + Handbrake
Own Netflix built, eh forget the blackjack and hookers
Download Handbrake, it's an open source video encoder. Running your exported video through it will optimize it and reduce the file size greatly. Then I generally also remove the audio (unnecessary for a gif), and reduce the resolution (gfycat displays it at a lower res anyways).
The program, Handbrake, its a fantastic piece of open sourced software that is amazing at encoding any dvd I've ever thrown at it. Also can convert videos to be formatted for your phone, you know, if you feel the need to watch Ratatouille while you're taking a shit or something.
4chan autists went through the trial video and found a blip of ADA Kraus' computer showing a copy of the video-encoding software Handbrake in a folder. It's exactly what one would use to do what Kraus said he didn't know how to do - generate a lower-quality copy of a video. The court should've taken his laptop as evidence.
Handbrake is an open-source, simple tool for converting video from nearly any format to a selection of modern, widely supported codecs. Invaluable when you don't want to send over 4K phone videos and only have a minute.
There's a powerful tool called FFMPEG, that's widely known as a command line tool. If command line isn't the thing for you, there's handbrake, or an ffmpeg tool another redditor made
Omg so fucking obvious.
Pro-Tip for reporting: You can upload clips of this douchebag, but the max file size is 50mb :/
So its gonna be hard to get a full game in. however you can upload multiple clips. I use a tool named 'handbreak' to 'convert' my clips from 1080p to 720p so the file gets smaller. its open source and free, no nonsense adds etc. https://handbrake.fr/
You may want to grab Handbrake and re-encode the videos with the black bars cut out (preferably from the original source). Or use FFMPEG if you're handy with command line tools. If you have a few like that you can queue them up and let it run over night.
Use Handbrake, select the Vimeo/YouTube preset you'd like and re-encode it. Most capture software for games uses the least amount of compression to keep from pulling cpu/ram/gpu resources away from the game.
^(edit: fixed spelling, add link)
On Rekieta Law's live stream, they just played a clip from the prosecution's closing on Monday that was being played from Kraus' computer.
He has Handbrake on his laptop........
One problem is that some people will just google their apps on Linux and try to install them like its 1999 (or typical Windows) instead of using a package manager, Gnome Software or KDE Discover.
Documentation isn't really the problem either. I think those people don't go in thinking they have to learn a new OS but rather believe the paradigms of Windows should still apply to everything instead of searching for 'how to install software on Linux' or their distro of choice.
I just looked up random handbrake installation instructions with some different searches and they all either tell you to use the package manager and how (usually apt) or on the actual Handbrake downloads page it tells you to use Flatpak and how. Even going back to the first 1.0.0 release instructions to tells you to use apt. It is apparent that person didn't even read Handbrake's own download and install instructions.
If you don't mind using the command line, ffmpeg is the ideal recommendation and is most likely the software that most of these websites use behind the scenes, and it isn't that difficult to use just for straight conversion. If you need something with a GUI then I'd probably recommend Handbrake. Both are free and open source
I can confirm that DVD Decryptor still works for 99% of DVDs, even though it's old AF.
Once you rip the disc with DVD Decryptor, use Handbrake to export it to a .mp4 or .mkv.
I don't trust buying digital-only movies, so I usually get a DVD. However, I don't want to have to use the discs all the time, so I've ripped them all using HandBrake and now they're all available immediately and awesomely.
> for people who don't know how to make a Movie collection
It isn't difficult, if you're interested. You just need a computer and a lot of disk space.
Handbrake is fantastic. But having been down this road, let me tell you what I would have done differently.
I owned hundreds (maybe thousands) of DVD's. I cleaned out Blockbuster when they went out of business and had quite a selection of movies. Then I'd also pick up BR's when they were cheap so I had them, too. And I thought, like you maybe, that I'd save a lot of space in my home if I ripped them to hard disks.
And so I spent a lot of money on hard disks and a simple server to run Plex on. And I went through the tedious work of ripping all of my movies, putting them on Plex.
But DVD's are only 480p. They look like shit in 2018 when pretty much everyone is buying 4k TV's.
Honestly, looking back, I wish I'd just gotten rid of the DVD's by any means necessary. This year I retired the plex server. I poked around with a few streaming services and found the right combination that gives the members of my family the content we want. No more servers in the house. No more movie ripping. If we want to watch something, chances are it's available on one of the streaming services we're already paying for, or we can rent it through iTunes. And it'll look great.
If I subscribed to a few streaming services and rented any movie I want to watch, including ones I'd previously bought on DVD, it would be cheaper in terms of annual costs to do that than to preserve them on disk.
>wanted to build a digital library rather than a physical one
Do both. Handbrake is your friend. I digitized my library a few years ago and have been very pleased to not have to search for the discs when I want to watch something.
If buying the physical copy is cheaper buy it and rip it to your library.
My solution is to buy physical copies (i.e. bluray) and rip them. I've got ~25 or so movies and a few TV show seasons sitting on my NAS this way. All legal, just bypassing their idiotic content protection schemes - all the convenience of piracy, without the piracy (well, not exactly - I still have to buy and rip the movies, but when I'm actually in the mood to watch something I already have I'm good to go).
I use MakeMKV to rip my movies, currently free software (as in beer). I don't typically do anything with compression/formatting since VLC works fine as is and I don't have to worry about space - whenever I do (such as putting something on my tablet/phone), I use Handbrake.
TL;DR: DaVinci Resolve
I get the videos in the best quality possible using 4k Video Downloader
Then I use Handbrake to convert the video if I need some format conversion (MKV to MP4)
And I cut and edit everything else on DaVinci Resolve, which is a full-fledged video editing software, and the free version can do 90% of anything you might need to do unless you're professionally working on video editing.
It's a bit overkill maybe, but I edit videos aside from this subreddit, and these are the tools I'm most familiar with 👍
Resuelto chicos! Ahí convertí uno a MP4, cuando lleguen los demás enlaces se lo vuelvo a enviar.
De paso aprovecho y les dejo este enlace Descargar conversor . Ese conversor es free y no hay formato que se le resista.
The video in question was not entered into evidence in it's HD form, was intentionally doctored before being give n to the defense after it would have been of any use, and there is clear evidence of it all. This prosecutor also lied that he was not tech savvy, freeze frame shows he had Handbrake on the computer he supposedly sent it from along with different file names, sizes, and creation dates.
This should be a mistrial with prejudice and the prosecutor should be charged with evidence tampering, lying to the court, and more.
If you don't know what Handbrake is: https://handbrake.fr/
Handbrake is an awesome tool for converting videos to decent sizes, and while the UI is not completely intuitive I do think I already managed to extract part of a timeline.
Otherwise if you're on Windows, Movie Maker is decent enough, or you could also search among open source video editors which are usually malware-free.
Short Answer: You can't rip a DVD directly to a torrent file.
Long Answer: The torrent file is nothing more then a file containing the data needed to download the file (basically no different then a download link). You have to first use some tool to rip the video off of the DVD. I like to use MakeMKV for ripping a .MKV video file off the disc. If needed, you can use a tool like Handbrake to convert it to an MP4. Then, use your bittorrent client (I use qBittorrent) to create the .torrent file from the video file and make sure that you are seeding it. Then, you can share the .torrent file on said website
Handbrake kann man im Allgemeinen nur empfehlen. Übersichtliche Oberfläche, open source, wird stetig weiterentwickelt...
Und als Codec x265, falls die Abspielhardware das unterstützt.
Not sure if it does .mov but you may want to check out https://handbrake.fr
Its open source
Edit: Pretty sure it does .mov as we used to use it to convert some speaker's video presentations at my old job as an AV tech
What I used to convert my DVDs; maybe useful:
Handbrake (excellent software)
DVD decrypter (probably outdated by now)
and then I made my own "Netflix" with Plex, r/plex
The general rule for Plex is you need a CPU passmark of score of 2,000 for 1 simultaneous 1080p transcode, 4,000 for 2 simultaneous 1080p transcodes etc etc. You can looking up your CPU passmark score HERE. For 720p transcodes it's 1,500 passmark per stream.
You also might want to take power consumption into consideration. While your old desktop is probably fine for at least 2 Plex streams assuming it isn't ancient, it might not be cost effective to have it running 24/7. CPUs across generations will have similar passmark scores, but the difference in power efficiency can be great, so keep that in mind.
And yes you can rip your DVDs to use with Plex. I suggest the tried and true combination of programs MakeMKV and Handbrake to do this. MakeMKV makes an unaltered digital copy of the disc, and Handbrake encodes it to a friendly digital format. In Handbrake, the AppleTV 3 preset will give you the best formatted files not just for Plex but for pretty much any other devices as well. I can go into why that is if you ask, but for now it's not neccisary. If you don't want a fuss, just go with the AppleTV 3 preset.
Hope this helps.
I'm about 99% sure this guy just ripped the 5.1 surround sound channels from the 10th Anniversary DVD-A and made a stereo mix out of them all.
If you happen to own the DVD-A version (the SACD version isn't the same), ripping the separate channels is pretty easy. I use this program to rip DVD-As (With Teeth has a surround sound mix as well!). If any of you have ever heard a remix of Ruiner called "Ruiner (Reconstructed)", that remix was done using the surround sound files and gave me tons of separation between all of the instruments. There's lots of weird details brought up in the mix, and being able to isolate all 5 channels really gives you a chance to dissect all of the layers.
If he absolutely wants to upload to youtube then you should look into compressing the video with Handbrake first. It doesn't affect the quality at all but reduces the file size drastically.
Handbrake is a pretty good tool for x265 encoding.
Here's a post giving an example of Handbrake's usage. That post is by JoyBell, a kat.cr user known for the highest quality x265 encodes.
Use a good video converter to transcode your material. (Handbrake is free). Quicktime is optimal but some H264 does work too.
CS6 at this point is ancient. I don't know what codec you are using but certainly it doesn't help.
MakeMKV to rip the BluRays or DVDs:
Handbrake to get those rips down to a reasonable size:
And PLEX to stream them to your Roku, PC, phone, whatever:
Try Handbrake. https://handbrake.fr/
Pro-tip. If you're looking for a specific type of software, and all you can find are crap versions that have watermarking, trials, paywalls, etc. Just look up what you need, and attach GNU to the end of the search result. Or GPL.
Basically there's an entire community dedicated to creating free software, and it's really awesome. All the tools I use are free and available for anyone to use. Most of the software you'll find is for linux, but someone has probably made a windows port at some point, since it'd be open source.
If you're also using automation applications like Sonarr, Radarr, SabNZB, Deluge, etc., then the sickbeard_mp4_automator is a great tool.
A stand alone similar tool (and actually built off of sickbeard_mp4_automator) is one from user cayars in the Plex Forums.
Both of the above require Python and other helper program/tools to be installed, so this may be more than you're looking for, although set up is pretty straight forward.
For simply converting files from one format to another, Handbrake is probably the best choice, as it's free, widely supported and just plain works
ffmpeg should support that format if you want to convert them. Handbrake should be another option if you prefer GUIs.
FFMpeg be as easy as
ffmpeg -i notporn.avi -vcodec h264 -acodec aac -strict -2 notporn.mp4
Beware, it is a gateway drug.
Some immediate advice: keep a bash script with all the packages you install ala "sudo apt-get install ..." and any setting changes so it is even easier to reload the machine.
Also, I recommend getting an old desktop, loading your favorite distro, and then running it as a server. I use mine as a backup (with rsync and ssh, which you can set up cron jobs for), website (with LAMP [Linux, Apache, MySQL, and PHP] and a bootstrap webpage), as well as a media server (with samba for file browsing and Emby for a slick web interface).
Finally, an absolute must: Handbrake for ripping DVDs, but learn how to install it by with the ppa.
I love to use MakeMKV, IIRC it will stay free for DVDs but the 30 bucks or so gives you updates for Bluray. It will copy the DVD (so it's lossless and quick) to an MKV.
Other than that handbrake, is an open source encoder that I used and enjoyed.
To burn I've used Freemake Video Converter
Recommended settings for x264 and x265 encoders:
*RF 18-22 for 480p/576p Standard Definition
*RF 19-23 for 720p High Definition
*RF 20-24 for 1080p Full High Definition
*RF 22-28 for 2160p 4K Ultra High Definition
Again, who's going to be paying this? Handbrake doesn't even have donations.
>The HandBrake and HandBrake Documentation projects are not accepting monetary donations.
Download a program called handbrake, it's completely free and allows you to convert your dvd collection to mp4 files while still keeping chapter markers etc. It's the first world solution.
It's a command line tool available for Windows, Mac, Linux.
WMV to MP4 could look something like this:
ffmpeg -i input.wmv -c:v libx264 -crf 23 -c:a libfaac -q:a 100 output.mp4
You should have a look at the documentation to figure out which set of parameters gets you the best result.
If you prefer a GUI I would suggest Handbrake.
Can't go wrong with handbrake. You're going to need the libdvdcss.dll file though which, if I remember correctly, does come bundled with VLC and you just copy and paste it into Handbrakes install directory.
If your videos are full-size DVD / BD rips, you could save about 75% space by encoding them using x264 codec (in mkv containers). Handbrake is a great beginner level app for this. Be aware, video encoding is extremely intensive and could take many hours per movie depending on your system and the settings you use.
However, if your files are already compressed avi, mp4, mkv or similar, you will not save any space without major loss to quality, and should avoid re-encoding.
Assuming you've still got a working VHS player, get something like this and a copy of Handbrake or similar and rip them to your computer.
If you don't have a working one, you're better off getting any old player from somewhere rather than a special VHS-to-DVD type one, as what's the point of the extra expense after you've finished recoding the cassettes...?
And, in either case, after you're done - just chuck them out, nobody wants them any more, even for free :(
Handbrake! It's the best thing for converting to MP4. Well multithreaded and widely used, plus it's free.
I use it on MKV files if I want to shrink down a Blu-ray rip. Works great.
No problem. I saw this gif a long while back and thought the same thing, but forgot about it. Now since I have a program that lets me do things like cut out sections of a video relatively easily; I thought, why not?
The program is called 'Handbrake' by the way.
First of all, windows media player sucks. You should download VLC because it is better in just about every way if you are looking to playback content.
If it plays sped up in VLC as well, then the transcoding in Tune4Win is likely the issue. I would also recommend using handbrake to do video transcoding.
> I don't want to "rip" the movie and store it in ITunes because that violates the copyright law.
No it wouldn't. You are totally within your rights to rip the movie.
Use Handbrake to rip the movie. https://handbrake.fr/
Handbrake is quite popular, though it should be noted that the container type has no bearing on how much space the video takes up.
Handbrake allows you to select what bitrate you want or you can simply slide the "Constant Quality" slider down to reduce the size and quality, so it should work well for what you want.
I haven't used it particularly for WEBM files, but I've converted .MKV files to .MP4
Also my understanding is that it should be able to convert almost anything, so maybe give this a shot.
If BZIP is compressing your MKV files, those are not very well-made MKV files. I'd be curious to examine one, if it isn't private.
Ok, this is a question that gets asked a lot here, and it's complicated. The MKV and MP4 formats don't actually do anything with compression directly: They are container formats, and the compression is an independent process. What you want to do is known as 're-encoding' or 'transcoding.' It's not difficult when you know what you are doing, but the learning curve can be a bit steep.
The easiest way is a program called Handbrake. https://handbrake.fr/ - it will do what you want, but you're probably going to have to spend a long time fiddling with settings and learning how to use it.
Handbrake ist eine weit verbreitete, freie Software um Backups von DVDs zu erstellen. Nach der Installation steckst Du vorne die DVD (auch mit abweichendem Ländercode) rein und hinten purzeln dann die Videodateien heraus, supereinfach.
Das bei DVDs eingesetzte Verschlüsselungsverfahren "Content Scramble System (CSS)" ist so trivial dass es als unwirksam bewertet werden kann, den ganzen Streit um diesen Mega-Fail kann man googlen unter dem Stichwort "DeCSS".
You could zip them up, but it will probably not change much. The MKV file most likely already contains compressed video/audio streams. Your best bet would be to re-encode the video stream into lower quality or higher compression using a tool like ffmpeg, or if you want something GUI based https://handbrake.fr/
Ok. But Handbrake uses ffmpeg already. Check here.
Handbrake is a UI to ffmpeg, among other GNU libraries. Some are more comfortable using a gui than a cli.
If you prefer a cli, HB supports that, too.
HB is slow to process. However, I have used it to correct audio for whatever player i was targeting.
I'm guessing you're dealing with file sizes in the XXGBs range. Probably the best option would be for each of you to use Handbrake to resize your files to something more portable that would be a little easier to upload to a Google Drive or some other cloud storage.
Resizing your files in Handbrake isn't lossless per se, but it's one of those things that only you will probably notice and not someone watching on their cell phone screen or tablet. You can tinker with Handbrake's quality settings to find a file size:quality ratio you're comfortable with.
Use Handbrake. The package is in an official PPA here. It comes with a UI and CLI.
Example instructions on CLI usage are included at the bottom of this post.
Handbrake works great for DVDs out of the box, but for Blurays, you need a middle man to extract the episodes from the disc. What I use to extract Blurays is MakeMKV, which is a program that is free while it is in beta. Handbrake will output files of reasonable sizes from the DVDs using its own settings, but MakeMKV extracts the whole file with no compression, so you need to use Handbrake on the MakeMKV extracted files afterwards to get them to a usable size.
MakeMKV Beta Key for after the trial period. It is updated monthly until the program is out of beta.
G'day mate, It's to do with Variable frame rate. The easiest way to fix it is to download a program called Handbrake and re encoding the video at a constant frame rate of 30 or 60 FPS. Alternatively if you edit with Adobe premiere you can rate stretch the clip to make the audio sync up over the entire clip, I have a sort of guide on this on my channel if you're interested.
There aren't any limits on how long an MP4 can be, so perhaps premier is having issues with your long timeline. You could try exporting in a mastering codec like DNxHD or ProRes and then using another program like Handbrake to encode to mp4.
To be honest, it might make more sense to pickup a cheap DVD or BluRay player and authouring a looping disc, or plugging a laptop into the TV.
If you were fancied getting technical, you could grab a Rasbery Pi kit, install VLC, and loop playback that way.
The easiest and best method http://wololo.net/2014/12/19/high-quality-video-encoding-for-psp-with-handbrake-by-reprep/
You can even burn in the embedded .ass subtitles if you're converting anime, for example. The preset which you download from the linked page only works with Handbrake version 0.10.0, which you can download from here https://handbrake.fr/old.php :)
I use Handbrake regularly to transcode large MOV and AVI clips to usable MP4. The default settings for MP4 seem to work really well. I reduce a 30-second 350MB MOV to a 20MB MP4 and the quality seems pretty good. Worth noting: I'm usually doing this to prep videos for 5" digital signage displays, not for viewing on a big screen. However, when I preview my small MP4's on my 24" PC monitor they actually look pretty good.
One trick I've used in the past to play MKV files in Windows Media Player is to install the Combined Community Codec Pack (or CCCP for short), it lets you play quite a few formats natively.
However failing that, Handbrake has a decent interface with queuing and can turn MKV files into MP4 files which work fine with Windows Media Player and even the Xbox.
I ripped all my DVDs using Handbrake. Having looked up a few guides to make sure I got the quality I wanted it was dead easy. I was ripping 5-6 DVDs a day (on work days).
I rip.mkv files from my Blu ray collection, and convert them to .mp4 using Handbrake. I can do an entire movie or just a section if I am looking for a specific scene. From there I can narrow it down further using VLC media player or directly import the .mp4 into Photoshop.
Another option is to use a service like clipconverter.cc to download .mp4 versions of youtube videos.
Personally I've never tried but yes.
If all you want to do is transcode the file there are much more direct ways. I generally recommend handbrake https://handbrake.fr as it's simpler then VLC for transcoding as its preloaded with device specific settings and doesn't come with adware or anything like most others. :)
Plex is awesome and you should totally build a standalone Plex server.
However if you want to just keep using your existing setup (files on a USB disk + Roku), then you can just convert the files so that the Roku can play them: Handbrake.
You can run two instances of MakeMKV at a time to rip two discs at once which is what I do most of the time.
MakeMKV is the first program to use. This rips the entire dvd/bluray into a single, large MKV file
Handbrake is used to transcode the large MKV file into a smaller file of your choosing such as .mp4 and allows you to setup your audio options to your preference
I don't have any specific guides saved but I imagine there are plenty out there. Took me awhile to nail down the settings in Handbrake to find the right balance of picture quality, transcode speed, bitrate, and output file size.
I don't have much experience but the combination of the codec H.265 (HEVC) with the bitrate of 1500-2500kbps (depending on the resolution) and 24fps have been great for me for compressing videos with little to no quality loss.
You can test it out on a 1 minute segment of the film to see how it turns out (change Chapters to Seconds in the dropdown menu in the top-middle to specify the length to cut)
One of the best video converter out there is HandBrake and it's free.
It may be that your video is recorded with variable frame rate which FCPX doesn't like.
If Quicktime Player will open the video, you can also use that to export to another format though it doesn't have many choices.
I earned 12k karma with this one simple gif (although I didn't recieve 12k karma because of the way upvotes and karma work)
That particular one was just a sakugabooru rip, but some of my friends criticized me for its low resolution (because it was a sakugabooru rip)
I recommend handbrake, which will give you mp4 or mkv files, and it allows you to cut out sound and subtitles (or add them in). Then once you have your mp4 you can upload to imgur, and they might give you a gifv file.
I don't convert often, but https://ffmpeg.org/ has worked well for me. Another popular option is https://handbrake.fr/
I think the main difference is ffmpeg is used from the command line and handbrake has a GUI. But under the hood they use the same encoders
Raw recordings are always large. Short of reducing quality, you need to have drive space available.
Once the recording is done, you post process it to compress it into a smaller file. This is done by analyzing each frame and saving chunks that don't change in sequence as a single piece basically. That's how the file size is reduced in compression, but it can only be done once the full set of frames is known. Until that is known, you must save it all. Hence the larger file size when recording.
To do compression and making the video into a viewable format you use a tool like Handbrake. https://handbrake.fr/
I use the Express (3900R) and the Stick (3800R) and have had zero problems playing content that lives on a Windows 10 Laptop. I just checked and most of my movies are in mp4, avi, or mkv formats. Neither has an Ethernet port but my WiFi has had no problems. Only the Ultra has Ethernet.
There is also an open source program called Handbrake that can convert your video files should the need arise.
A sale just ended for the Stick for $39.99. I bet there is another deal like that soon. Or if you are buying a new Roku device anyway, some of the subscription services like Sling often offer a free Roku for X months of prepaid service.
To rip a dvd to avi use Handbrake, really straight forward provided your Xirvik slot has it installed.
Handbrake from command line.
Otherwise, bring it home, do it there, re-up it.
Gebruik Youtube-dl GUI op een PC voor het downloaden van de video van NPO start:
Om de een of andere reden werkt de audio conversie functie van youtube -dl niet op dit bestand. Gebuik daarom handbrake om het videobestand om te zetten naar .mp3 zodat je het als een podcast kan beluisteren:
Optioneel kan je het videobestand naar je telefoon kopieeren wanneer je die als podcast device gebruikt zodat je naar het videobestand kan luisteren en zo de conversie naar .mp3 overslaat. Dit vergt meer van de batterij van je telefoon.
Edit: bij OP lijkt de directe conversie naar .mp3 vanuit youtube-dl wel te werken dus probeer dat eerst voordat je handbrake erop loslaat.
I find HandBreak https://handbrake.fr really good. I use it to compress my Final Cut Pro outputs to a much smaller and manageable size. Yes there may be some quality lost but for the size reduction it is more than worth it (imo)
the ps4 and xbox one are the limiting factors, neither of them support pgs subtitles, so if you need those then you need to burn them in.
Ps4 also only supports the following audio formats: MP3, AAC LC, AC-3 (Dolby Digital) and the xbox supports the following: AAC, ADTS, MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3.
so if you want to watch on your consoles, you will have to burn your subtitles in and convert the audio to AAC or AC3. This is something handbrake can do, if you are going to convert then i recommend converting to mp4 or mkv with h.264 video.
it varies... for some avi files, the output mp4 is almost 1/4th in size. For others (especially 700MB xvid avi), the output mp4 is 3/4th in size.
I am restricting the mawidth and maxHeight to 720x405 with quality factor 21.0 and leaving the rest to handbrake's judgment.
I must say that handbrake 0.10.3 has given uniform satisfaction. The later versions lack the awesome fraunhoffer advanced audio codec (GPL issues). Handbrake's default aac codec does not have good reviews.
Also, Ole Tange's parallel utility ensures that both CPUs in my dual core are running handbrake_cli so that the compression duration is halved (say, 24hours instead of 48 hrs).
Using the awesome free-software tool ffmpeg. The command I used to do it was ffmpeg -i orig.mp4 -filter:v 'setpts=0.25*PTS' output.mp4, where 0.25 is the inverse of the speed factor (1/4 = 0.25, 1/8 = 0.125, etc). It's probably possible to do in Handbrake as well, but when I tried to import it handbrake crashed.
ffmpeg -i orig.mp4 -filter:v 'setpts=0.25*PTS' output.mp4
Yup. I'd grab Handbrake, load the file, compress it in h.264, as slow as I can tolerate, at RF20 or so. Should knock a good bit off that filesize without too much quality degradation
Very nice post about recording! I want to actually add one more thing, if people think the mp4 files are too big, there is a tool called handbrake that is really handy in transcoding footage in another format and compressing it while still retaining a lot of quality in the recording. Also saves people from using tools like Adobe Premiere Pro just to compress files or transcode them to another format. Here is the link in case anyone is interested in using it.
It sounds like each of your DVDs has just one title on them even though there are multiple cartoons.
You could use HandBrake's Point to Point Encoding to split the video by chapter (if there are chapters) or by seconds or frames.
Or you could use Avidemux, a video editor, to split up the videos. If the DVD structure is simple enough you could load the DVD's VOBs straight into Avidemux. Otherwise, use MakeMKV to export the videos from DVD format into an MKV container then you could load that MKV into Avidemux.
Often I'll use Avidemux to find the frames I want to split on then do a point to point encode in HandBrake.
So I had the same problem. This occurs because plays.tv uses variable rate encoding, which messes other players/editors up. The solution I used (which seems to work well) is to 1)download handbrake, then 2) close plays.tv entirely, then 3) use handbrake to re-encode the output video file to a constant bit rate.
Plays.tv has a support article on their website about this exact issue. If I find it again I can forward it on.
I'm a bit of a video geek, so I agree with video being a great skill to have in your arsenal.
Some helpful resources:
Camtasia Studio tutorials - Screencast software and video editor. Available on PC and Mac, although I heard the Mac version isn't as robust as the PC version.
Screenflow Resources - Screenflow is the popular screencast software for Mac.
Handbrake - a free, open-source video transcoder software. Video files can be huge. You need to compress them (while retaining as much quality as you can) to get the file sizes down. That allows you upload videos faster and they'll load faster when your users watch them.
Get a good microphone. I'm a bit of a stickler for audio, and a good mic just makes your so videos much better.
Audio-Technica AT2020 USB Plus.
The above two are among the most commonly recommended.
Take a look at Handbrake for transcoding to an MP4 or MKV file (H.264). You will need a application to remove the copy protection from the DVD so that you can start ripping them. For this, I would recommend AnyDVD. Look at AnyDVD HD if you want to do Blu-Rays.
Although not required, I would highly recommend purchasing a NAS for storing the DVD rips. This may give you the advantages of being easier to set up, more energy efficient, compact and quieter than a full blown PC/server. Most of them give you the ability to access the media files using your Xbox/similar device via DLNA and give you access over the internet. Also, with a suitable RAID configuration, you can help guard against a disk failure; however, RAID by itself is not a backup!
In my opinion, Synology or QNAP are the best at the moment. Lots of people rate Synology over QNAP for for ease of use (narrowly), but QNAP seem to be innovative and quick to bring out new features. I went for QNAP and have been very pleased. I would avoid NetGear NAS devices.
*Edited to clarify NAS reasoning.
I use Handbrake for all dvd ripping. I use Makemkv to rip bluray disc's into an mkv then handbrake on those to make them into an m4v file.
Edit: Link for Handbrake.
Instructions on setting up handbrake to decode retail disc's
Handbrake is probably the easiest to use, and is FOSS. It uses FFmpeg, Intel QuickSync (when available), and a few other libraries. It has good presets, and also lets you create your own and adjust all the encoding settings you could want.
I just downloaded the installer from the website to check and it doesn't install any of that extra garbage.
You probably downloaded it from SourceForge, which bundles all sorts of garbage with the installers. Don't download anything from SourceForge.
If you are on Windows, do this: http://technologyplusblog.com/2013/computers/software/how-to-set-a-video-as-a-screen-saver-in-windows-7/
If you are on a mac, do use this:
You might need to convert the .gif to some other video format, use Handbrake or mpeg streamclip for this. (https://handbrake.fr/downloads.php)
Maybe /u/pbUjelly wouldn't mind putting the mp4 file out there.
Be aware that this video will not actually save your screen, a lot of the pixels in the video do not alternate, so screen-save at your own risk :)
Handbrake is probably the most reliable. Check the presets drawer.
Although, if you don't want to re-encode, and you're on a Mac, you could try Subler. It's not gonna work 100% of the time, but that's usually because the iPad is REALLY picky.
If you're on PC....Not sure. I know there's tons of stuff that will remux, but I don't use it.
edit, Not so sure what you mean by lossless. Mp4, like most codecs are designed to compress a/v streams to smaller file sizes while minimizing perceived image and audio quality losses. If you are most concerned about resolution and frame rate, this can managed with the handbrake app settings and custom profiles can be saved.
Handbrake has templates for compatible profiles, for example "iPod" and "iPhone and iPod Touch". I'm sure you could convert the video using one of this templates to a compatible format and then transfer it to your iPod.
You could try uploading the video to Youtube. Otherwise "the .mp4 container using the H.264 codec is the most universal."^^1. You can try using this to convert the video.
Pass on Compressor, try something like Handbrake. Apple's H.264 encoder is garbage, in terms of the controls it gives you, its encoding speed, its multi-threading, the features it has implemented, and in stability. Handbrake is a convenient graphical front-end for ffmpeg and x264, which are fast and powerful transcoding utilities. The whole kit and caboodle is open source, so it won't cost you a single Euro, and it'll get the job done with a lot less hassle than Compressor.
I have a MiTV that I bought 3 years ago during the 11.11 sale, and it's playing MKV and AVI just fine. The only codec where I experienced your issue (sound but no video) was with H.266 encoded MKV's, 265 and 264 work like a charm, even up to 2160p (Dune was glorious).
Few things you can do:
If you need to rip your DVDs, use Handbrake.
Official Plex quick start guide
Basically you just need a computer to run the Plex server, then you install the Plex app on your smart TV/Roku/etc.
Handbrake is a very often recommended program to rip DVDs and BluRays.
If there is no copy protection on your discs, you'll just need your computer and, obviously, a blu-ray/dvd reader.
VHS is a whole different ball game. I know nothing about that.
Try Handbrake -- Handbrake.fr -- free/open source. Win10, Mac, Linux. very lightweight. Can downscale, convert audio and video, add/remove clips.
Another option is FFMPEG -- FFMPEG.org -- free/open source. Win10, Mac, Linux. very, very lightweight. No GUI, but very flexible.
If you want more capabilities -- the next step up is a full fledged video editor like Da Vinci Resolve -- its free for personal use. There are tons of youtube video tutorials. Its available for Mac, Win10 & Linux. The only issue is its not lightweight.
You're wanting to rip the DVDs.
If these are retail DVDs (as opposed to home videos), they're most likely going to have DRM and won't work directly with Handbrake. You'll need something like MakeMKV to crack the DRM and remux the video to a hard drive. From there, you can either leave as is, or you can further compress it using a more modern codec (like H.264 or HEVC).
This is much more complex than ripping CDs, but once you learn how to do it, it becomes quite routine.
Another complicating factor is that DVDs weren't designed to be ripped this way. In fact, when they go to make the DVDs, they can sometimes really mess with the formatting of the chapters and such making the process difficult even if you know what you're doing.
Also, see Plex. Once you have a library of movies/tv shows, you might want software to organize and present the videos. Plex is like having your own personal Netflix with artwork, descriptions, etc...
Encoding (at least in this case) will use the GPU encoding engine to do the actual re-encoding of the video.
However when it comes to things such as filters or a lot of the extra work, then it will use the CPU to do it. I turned much of the things on the filters tab off that I didn't need (some just dynamically check if it needs it throughout the entire video), and it made a big difference to the CPU usage. So if you are sure that it won't be needed (especially interlace detection from default to off), then CPU usage can go a lot lower. If you have a weaker CPU, then your CPU can also end up being the bottleneck.
Some filters are computationally expensive and can bottleneck the encoding process regardless of video encoder settings, notably the EEDI2 deinterlacer and the NLMeans denoiser. Other filters such as the Decomb deinterlacer and the hqdn3d denoiser are much faster, but can still be a bottleneck when using hardware video encoders such as AMD VCE, Intel QSV, and NVIDIA NVENC.
Due to the widespread availability of interlaced content in the world today, the Decomb deinterlacer is enabled in all HandBrake official Presets except the Production Presets. Also enabled is the Interlacing Detection filter, which ensures only interlaced frames are deinterlaced, leaving progressive frames untouched. This analysis can sometimes be a limiting factor for performance. If you are certain your Source contains no interlaced frames, you can disable these filters for a small increase in performance.