White horizontal lines on top of rip

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bvrulez
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White horizontal lines on top of rip

Post by bvrulez » Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm

I ripped first season of The Wire DVD and they all look like this with the white lines on the very top of the picture (and just there) moving/changing over time. Do I have to crop every file or is there a setup in MakeMKV I could change? Sorry, I did not pick the best scene to fotograph.
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bvrulez
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Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

Post by bvrulez » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:15 pm

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Woodstock
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Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

Post by Woodstock » Sun Jan 27, 2019 10:10 pm

I think you're referring to the "combing" effect from viewing interlaced video on a progressive monitor. VLC can optionally attempt to remove the interlacing effects, and if you recode the video with handbrake, it can use a number of different filters to fight the combing.

But MakeMKV doesn't do video encoding, so your DVD-sourced MKV files will retain the interlaced video.

Most (but not all!) Bluray sources are progressive, rather than interlaced, video.
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Grauhaar
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Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

Post by Grauhaar » Mon Jan 28, 2019 7:52 am

I think the lines/dots are the timecode (changes very fast, right?) from the old analog recording area. Old analog TVs did not show it, because the overscan (some lines are shown outside of the screen) removes it. This is a mastering error, the timecode should not be part of the picture on DVD or whatever. The only way to remove it, is the crop function with handbrake.

bvrulez
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Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

Post by bvrulez » Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 pm

thanks both for answering! yes it is probably the time code. it moves not all the time, but when it does it moves fast.

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