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- seph100 - 2008-07-27

seph100 Wrote:Forgive me if this is noobish question as I am new to the encoding process. I followed your wiki article to the T but I am getting an error. MeGUI will encode the audio but when it moves onto what should be the first pass through the video it comes up with this error:

An error occurred: x246 [error]: ratecontrol_init: can't open stats file
An error occurred: x264 [error]: x264_encoder_open failed

This lead me to believe that the problem was with the --stats file part of the command. I created the file manually and I still get the error. I have searched on google to no avail. Any help would be greatly appreciated.


Never mind I figured it out. It was how I was doing the two passes.


- biggwin - 2008-08-19

So I am using Handbrake and these settings:

H.264
AC3

Picture Settings:
Crop: Auto
Size: 720/
Loose Anamorphic
Deblock

Video:
Advanced:2-pass/Turbo first pPass
Quality: 1100
Framrate: Auto

Audio & Subtitles
Track 1: Auto
Track 1 Mix: Auto
Track 2: None
Subtitles Auto/Forced Sub only

Chapters: Create Chapter Marks

Advanced:
Code:
ref=6:bframes=6:weightb=1:brdo=1:me=umh:merange=32 :subq=7:trellis=2:no-fast-pskip=1:analyse=p8x8,b8x8,i4x4:nf=1:level=4.1:rate tol=20.0

If i use those settings I get no audio. I have tried a SB Live, SB X-fi a generic Realtec and my xbox.

If the only thing i change is from AC3 to ACC I have audio.

So two questions. Are those settings good for the xbox and what do I need to do to get AC3 audio on the encode.

Thanks in advance Wink


- biggwin - 2008-08-19

I upgraded to the latest snapshot of Handbrake, not the default download, and it fixed this issue. However, I have not tried the file on the xbox yet.


- FlimtotheFlam - 2008-08-31

Before I start downloading all these programs I just want to make sure of one thing.

I have a lot of files that are already in h.264 but need to be scaled down to work on the XBMC. I just want to make sure that is possible to just recode the h.264 to work better on the Xbox


- xbs08 - 2008-09-03

You can reencode it to mpg. and dont have to scaledown, xbox will play it very well (even 720p) with dvdplayer. I use GotSent.


Could you - FlimtotheFlam - 2008-09-03

Possibly send a link to where I could find some kind of tutorial to use it?


Help with MeGui - Thwiipp - 2008-09-09

Hi, I was following the instructions in the Wiki, but now i get this error in MeGui, and i dont know whats wrong, can anyone helpImage here is a jpg of the error box. THanks


Help with MeGUI for H.264 MKV for XBMC - Thwiipp - 2008-09-10

Hi all i was following JPSiemer's Guide for making H.264 MKV's playable in XBMC, I was following the instructions in the Wiki, but now i get this error in MeGui, and i dont know whats wrong, can anyone help here is a jpg of the error box. THanks

Image


This looks like a non-friendly exception - russ1123 - 2008-09-13

What version of .Net do you have? Typically this error is seen in a pop-up box. Try changing the name of the output file (add a "1" or something).


- zavius - 2008-09-18

Has anyone had any luck with these formats working on an iPod/iPhone as well as being able to be accessed via a samba share on xbmc? I've tried many combinations on this post (except mkv as they don't work on the iPhone) and have had no luck at all.


- Gamester17 - 2008-09-18

They need to be in MP4 (or M4V?) container to work on the iPhone//iPod.

If they where re-muxed (de-muxed then muxed) then I'm sure they work:
http://forums.animesuki.com/showthread.php?t=47693
http://forum.videohelp.com/topic334503.html

...or just encode them to MP4 directly if it is with the specifications limitations:
http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=62848


- w3__ - 2008-09-18

I notice that high-quality x264-encoded material in MKV containers actually plays ALMOST without framedropping using "DVDPlayer" instead of MPlayer... The only problem is that the sound gets de-synced when there IS any framedropping. So it feels like you guys are really close to having this figured out at least for high-quality H.264 DVD rips at least?


- zavius - 2008-09-19

Remuxing won't work. Iphone keeps saying its not a supported file format. The MKV container works great on XBMC but unfortunatly that won't work on the iPhone. Whenever I convert it to mp4 it either won't work on the iPhone or if it does work on the iPhone it won't work on XBMC

Thanks for the help. I think i'm out of luck.


- Nano - 2008-10-02

I used Handbrake for OS X (0.9.2) to create an X264 in a M4V file with AC3 Passthru. Problem is the following:

DVD Player:
Plays AC3 audio but not Subtitles

MPlayer:
Does not play the AC3 audio but does play Subtitles.

I used Muxo to add the subtitle file to the M4V.

The advanced handbrake settings I used:
Quote:ref=6:bframes=6:weightb=1:brdo=1:me=umh:merange=32 Confusedubq=7:trellis=2:no-fast-pskip=1:analyse=p8x8,b8x8,i4x4:nf=1:level=4.1:rate tol=20.0

Anybody have any insight on this problem?


- Thwiipp - 2008-10-07

russ1123 Wrote:What version of .Net do you have? Typically this error is seen in a pop-up box. Try changing the name of the output file (add a "1" or something).

Hi, I have .net 2.0 I tried changing the file name and and location as well but still get the error, can anyone help with this?


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