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  1. Sorry to bother again! Do you think you could screen shot your settings on handbrake next time you rip a DVD? I'm still not having any luck getting smooth, clean, clear rips.  Thanks in advance!

    1. TheOneWhoSees


      I recommend using MakeMKV instead of Handbrake.

      Handbrake doesn't do rips without lowing the quality.

    2. EccentricOne


      You are aware that dvds have a thing called interlacing right? A direct rip isn't much good for that. The reason why you can get away with just using MakeMKV with a bluray is because Blu rays are 99% already progressive video. Where as dvds almost never are.


      Your video player might deinterlace but it is still bad practice to leave a video interlaced when Handbrake can actually do a better job of that.


      You'd still have to use something like Handbrake. And Handbrake can rip without lowering the quality, use crf 17 slow to very slow preset or below, if you can honestly see a significant difference (or at all) you must be super human :P. It definitely isn't going to look worse thats for sure.


      Try yafif or decomb deinterlace Arpegius, set audio to auto passthrough


      Edit: Confused reaction, really? What exactly is confusing about the above? Its not like I am talking about VHS or Betamax here, you lot should really know what a DVD is ;) 

    3. Fabio


      Eu estou na expectativa  pelos uploads hanna barbera de Tooncore. Trabalho excelente. Thanks!

  2. Hello! I'd like to start off by saying I'm a BIG fan of yours. You're definitely one of the best uploaders of quality content that I've seen on the cartoons forum. I admit I've nabbed quite a few series' from your posts since joining.


    I have a lot of DVDs I'd like to rip and upload for those in need before I sell them off and I'm curious what program you use? I also notice your stuff has mostly been (from what I've downloaded) x264. Do you/will you do x265 and how different is the ripping process?


    I have googled around, but I want to get reliable information from someone who does it first hand and whose content I've seen to be worthy of asking for help from.


    I hope I'm not being too much of a bother, but I appreciate any knowledge you can pass down!  Thank you in advance!

    1. Tooncore


      @ArpegiusX5555 thanks for your kind words! I appreciate it!


      Well I always use, and will only refer you to open source/freeware. I do not have any use for x265 codec, in fact I hate the compression.


      First you will need to understand the method I was taught about encoding.

      If your using Windows, your programs used to do this task will be on C: Drive (operating system)

      Now you can do it all on the C: drive but I highly recommend using 3 separate drives or externals for best results.

      However, if you don't have the extra room or externals, you can do it all on C: Drive.


      1. I use DVD Decrypter https://www.videohelp.com/software/DVD-Decrypter  to first rip the DVD onto my external drive. F: Drive.

      2. Next I use HandBrake to encode https://handbrake.fr/ or I use MakeMKV for a DVD Remux https://www.makemkv.com/

      3. Save your encode to another external drive not in use, I use my E: Drive for my encodes.


      The point of this is to have the source on one drive, the working program on another, and finally the end result is saved to another drive.


      I was actually thinking of creating a "how to" in the tech center section because many people ask me about this.

      Could provide pictures and a much more detailed explanation that way too.


      Never a problem for anyone to ask for help. The only stupid questions are the ones never asked.

      I too have had help, and I still am not afraid to ask for help when and if I need it!

      We are a community and we should help each other, that's how we grow stronger.

    2. spaceman99


      I know TC uses Make MKV if that's any help. From what I have read (I'm NOT an encoder) is that ripping in 265 takes longer to rip than in 264.

    3. ArpegiusX5555


      I appreciate the speedy replies! I have used Make MKV in the past, as well as Handbrake, but my rips always came out with those laggy lines through the video whenever there was fast moving action or light flashes (like in VOBs). It was just such a telltale sign of a rip. Your rips are so smooth and fluid. Maybe I was doing something wrong.. Maybe my settings are off. I'll play around with it a little more and see what's up now that I know I wasn't too far off from where I should be. Again, thanks a million.

  3. Welcome to Kametsu: Introduce Yourselves! ^_^

    Hello, everyone. I just created my account, but I am looking forward to being a part of this community. I hope I can be of service to those in need whenever possible!