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Darkshadow6400

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  1. MP4 and MKV are just containers. The audio and video streams can be copied between them without re-encoding anything. So it's not unrealistic at all for Ffmpeg to be much faster than Handbrake since one is capable of just remuxing the streams into a new container and one is a video encoder.
  2. 265 and HEVC are the same thing. While it was designed to reduce bandwidth requirements by compressing content better at lower bitrates, not everybody uses x265 with compression in mind. The settings of the encoder can be tweaked to reduce the loss of detail present in x265 encodes, but it also makes encode times very unbearable. In some tests I ran, after tweaking the encoder, I was looking at encode times of around 4 days for a 22 minute show.
  3. While it's true the majority of x265 content are re-encodes, there are also groups that encode in x265 directly from the bluray disc (or whatever other source there is), just as one would do with x264. You shouldn't really assume anything just based on what encoder is mentioned in the file name.
  4. h.264 or what you'll commonly see referred to as x264 is the encoder used by most platforms, iTunes included. In no way does having 264 in the title imply for compression, or re-encoding, as you are referring to.
  5. The anime has recently finished in Japan. The English dub has always been behind. Every few months more episodes get dubbed in English and released.
  6. You would be better off with the DVDs for Seasons 1 - 12. Bluray rips for 13 - 17 TV-Rips for 18 - 19 (since nothing else exists) Bluray for 20 21 onwards iTunes. Rips of all the above are readily available online, so no need to donate for this pointless topic.
  7. DarkDream did it.
  8. You need to make some meaningful posts. Certain parts of the forum (including the downloads section) have minimum post requirements you must meet before you can access them.
  9. Because there isn't already like 3 different posts on this forum with the new season of Samurai Jack, right?
  10. Possibly. Without looking at the metadata it's hard to confirm, as WEBRip seems to be interchangeable for both caps and rips when dealing with Amazon videos. I believe some groups are still capable of ripping Amazon, so it could be the real deal. Regardless, an encoded Amazon rip is still generally superior to an untouched iTunes rip, which ironically also isn't untouched anymore when dealing with 1080p video.
  11. Amazon have released a new version of their DRM which is harder to crack, so the majority of Amazon releases you'll see are actually screen recordings, rather than direct untouched rips.
  12. This show isn't in 720p. Upscaling a DVD from 480p to 720p wouldn't magically create more quality anyway. Resolution =/= Quality. I haven't personally looked at the FROSTY release, but the bitrate is much higher than DarkDream's. So as long as FROSTY filtered it correctly to fix source issues, then it's not hard to believe that it would be better than DarkDream's.
  13. Thank you Koby. I'll give it a try later. I really appreciate the help, and I apologise the dickish behaviour earlier. Not exactly how I wanted to come off.
  14. 1min sample: https://mega.nz/#!0to0gboL!liJuze48X1UT-sHcxP8wPXOcickTh7fDAEacwK9IVqs The issue I'm describing can be seen in the first second of the video. If you step through frame by frame you'll see Sherlock's nose slowly starts breaking up. You can also see the jaggies on his eyebrows. I'm sure it's elsewhere as well, I just didn't bother to look to thoroughly. I'll upload another sample showing what it looks like after my filters. EDIT: Here it is. Quick CRF17 encode to show what it looks like after filters: https://mega.nz/#!9lojESoD!uH6vf-NZ1lRMMT48Ai1-ROgR6C-5qVXJzY0wRX782SA
  15. I'll check out HiAA. But like you said, anti aliasing will fix it for the most part, and it does. There's just some particular lines that aren't, which is why I've resulted to running a deinterlacer over the video after TIVTC'ing it, as I find it is helping in this particular instance.