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shaqsalazar last won the day on December 10 2013

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  1. My new server....BOT List

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    2. Godric


      Are you finished reuploading everything to the new server?

    3. nirajbandkar


      Can u pls tell me how to use those xddc links :-) @ shaqalazar

    4. Bluegrave


      Is there allot of downtime for just me? Or Are you upgrading your server again?

  2. Welcome back, your irc chanel's topic said you'd been MIA for a while. had been meaning to thank you for all the great encodes you released, watched alot of them recently

  3. So after me range 32 it becauses unnecessary to encode any higher than, ok thanks ok ill try grain as for b-frames isnt it meant for compression? so isnt high values good? as for ref i always put it at 4, but when the encoding is done, for so reason the encoder sets it ref 3 (be it mod x264 or normal) as for lookahead i have the CPU power so it does not bother me. With all the setting set before it takes 45 mins - 1 hr to encode one episodes. With the settings you guys gave me, that time should decrease. But i'm not worry about encoding time atm. ok i will turn off DCT Thanks a lot If he wants to stay within level 4.1 then 4 is max. That doesn't seem to be the case from what I've read. Apparently some Blu-ray discs are encoded at 6 ref frames @ level 4.1 as well. http://doom10.org/index.php?topic=69.0 Perhaps maybe you are confusing the fact that some standalone players can't play more than 4 reference frames and can't work with video above 4.1 and making the wrong conclusion that 4.1 can't have more than 4 reference frames. Though they seem to be saying in that thread for compatibility sakes you might as well stick with 9 for 720p and 4 for 1080p so just for the sake of compatibility with various devices you'd probably want to stick with ref=4. It's 4am, I need sleep. that is the standard of ref, but like i stated above the encoder sets auto back to ref 3 so regardless if i choose ref 4 will set it back to ref 3. and yes Baal i am aiming for compatibility i already try these settings on my Blu-ray home theater system and games consoles, they all play smoothly with any lag or buffer problems Thanks a lot guys i'm going to try your settings and compare it with my old settings will post screen shots, between the new settings and BD source and my old settings and BD source
  4. http://astrataro.wordpress.com/category/encode/x264/x264-bin/ here's what i use. I use it because it shows/unlocks more settings in x264, and is more optimize. Ok thanks for the tip you are right So any other things i need to change?
  5. The only people I know who still use 2-pass is Shaq and DarkDream, but DarkDream also encodes to a specifically set filesize too. Neither of them have upgraded to ASS subs either. Shaq uses PGS and DarkDream uses SRT. i do use ass in most releases its usually dual-subs with untouched BD pgs and ass/ssa subs Ok thanks for the feedback ill start experimenting with CRF again. Before the start of this year most of my encodes where encoded at CRF @ 16
  6. well from what i read from h264 doc's its not as efficient as automated 2-pass when it comes to compress and quality what do you mean? i am encoding in 2-pass or are seeing it's bad?
  7. Hi, i'm asking help from all top encoders PC SPECS CPU: i7-4770k OC @ 4.2 ghz (liquid cool) PSU: 850W RAM: 16 GB (4x4 GB) @ 1600 HDD: 120 GB SSD, 8 TB HDD (multiple drives) GPU: NVidia Geforce GTX 660ti Here are my h264/x264 encoding settings, i want to know if i'm using good settings. If not can you tell me what i'm doing wrong, and explain why these setting or settings need be change and what will changing help improve? Encoding Mode = automated 2 pass TESTING Profile = High Level = 4.1 Preset = Very Slow Tune = Animation CHANGING Ref. Frame = 3 B-Frames = 12 B-Frame Bias = 0 Adaptive B-Frames = Optimal B-Frames Pyramid = None Adaptive I-Frames Decisions = Yes(checked) Scene Change Sensitivity = 100 P-Frames Weighted Prediction = K-Means ( weightp = 3) Keyframes Interval Control = Automatic Deblocking = Yes Deblocking Strength = 1 CHANGING Deblocking Threshold = -2 CHANGING All Slicing settings = 0 Entropy Coding = CABAC Weighted Prediction for B-Frames = Yes (checked) Bitrate Variance = 0.8 Quantizer Compression = 0.6 Temp. Blur of Est. Frame Complexity = 20 Temp. Blur of Quantizer after CC = 0.5 Rate Control Lookahead = 250 Fade Compensation = 0.5 Macroblock Tree Rate Control = Yes (checked) QP = 0:45:4 AQ Mode = Variance AQ AQ Strength = 0.6 RE-TESTING M.E Range = 64 M.E Algorithm = UMH Subme = 10 Direct MV Predicition Mode = Automatic Trellis Quantization = Always Psy-RD Strength = 0.4 RE-TESTING Psy-Trellis Strength = 0 Macroblocks Partitions = ALL Mixed Reference Frames = Yes (checked) DCT Decimation = Yes (checked) REMOVED Fast P-Skip Detection = yes (checked) Psychovisual Optimzations = yes (checked) color primaries = BT709 REMOVED transfer = BT709 REMOVED color matrix = BT709 x264 Encoder Threads = 8 lookahead threads = 12 Enable Slice-based Threading = Yes (checked) Enable CPU Optimizations = Yes (checked) Encoding TIME: 1-Pass = 22.xx fps, 20-30 mins 2-Pass = 10-16 fps 40 mins - 1 hr I ask because i feel like i reach the limit of how much i can improve my encodes. I want to know if i truly reach the limit or if there is a lot more i can improve on. its for 1080p encodes Encoder Settings Explained http://mewiki.project357.com/wiki/X264_Settings Thank you
  8. Server is back online

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  10. what happened to your packlist? no donations?

    1. shaqsalazar


      no, not at all, its just i need to do a massive server upgrade. Took longer than i thought, but all anime and serveral new anime series also being uploaded back to the BOT. Everything will be back to normal by friday, early Saturday sry for the inconvience

  11. Attack on titan episodes 1-12, i have started to encode, I'm encoding the JAP version of attack on titan for maximum quality, will sync the english tracks once the ENG BD/DVD has been release i'm doing this to maximumize the amount time ppl have to wait to get the release so ill be able to release attack on titan the same that it is released on BD(since i pre-ordered it), i will be doing this for other US BD's release that are coming out in the following weeks :D

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    2. EonJone


      Is funi bdsource is not best as japan bdsource????

    3. Koby


      @EonJone; because American BD's are often more compressed to fit more episodes per disc which leads to more banding and often they make the image brighter which messes with the fine details of the extreme light/dark scenes.

    4. Koby


      Example: FUNi Blu-ray Disc usually has 5-13 episodes per disc. Japanese Anime Blu-ray Disc has 1-2 episodes per disc.

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    1. DrumRoll


      i have a crunchyroll subscription but to be honest it lacks a lot of big anime. No FMA, One Piece (if you live in the uk) etc. the lack of dubbed anime is also a pain for some series.

    2. shaqsalazar


      dude its never meant for dubbed, remember DUBBED anime are licence by DUBBED anime companies. Unless crunchyroll gets permission from those companies they can't stream it, due to copyright. If you want dubbed streaming go to funimation and theanimenetwork(sentai works). They are the two lead companies that dubbed JAP anime , and they both have a paid streaming service

    3. Koby


      For dubbed anime official streaming; NeonAlley is your best bet. It's basically the Crunchyroll equivalent for dubs. However quality of video and audio are quite poor.

  13. An encode of anything is a 'downgrade'. No matter how you look at it, you're losing the original quality. Sure you can filter away defects, but in the end you're only destroying what was originally there. To be clear, encodes reduce quality by nature. An encode that goes quickly will reduce quality in a more noticable way than a slow encode. That extra time (as i understand it) is used by the software to reduce quality/bit depth in areas that wont be noticable. The more time given to this process, if done correctly, the more accurate (and close to the original) it will be. longer encodes can give better quality but in h.264's case that can mean using higer settings which leads to incerasd complexity for the decoder to decode that can cause artifacts by it self. for that reason it's better to let avisynth filters do the deblocking & noise filtering. it also helps to disable cabac whenever possible. plus too many people make the mistake of using the "High" profile with a low bit rate when they should be using "baseline". "high" profile is designed to work at a bitrate of 42,000 with 1280x720 video. no one in their right mind would download a video with a bitrate that high though much less upload it. yes but encoding in baseline is way to inefficient, encoding on baseline with the highest encoding settings there is a lot of noticable detail loss. Especially when you compare it to a encode, encoded in High profile. Now if you want good quality encode you should never encode in baseline, regardless of what you said about bitrate is irreverent compare to point of encoding
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