Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Discussion of advanced MakeMKV functionality, expert mode, conversion profiles
ndjamena
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by ndjamena » Fri Aug 29, 2014 7:47 am

-sel:true

-sel = deselect

true = affirmative/this/yes/[the equivalent of 'all' which most recent profiles now use instead anyway]

The use of true shows exactly how the default selection settings actually work, ie they're applied to each output track individually. Which is why I'm thinking all these new audio encoding options disabled the N option... at least I assume N is disabled, I've never been able to get it working.

TRatman
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by TRatman » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:16 pm

So is there a means to set how many cores of processor the program uses without using/writing your code? Does MakeMKV automatically use what's available on your processor?

Woodstock
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by Woodstock » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:28 pm

Not that I've seen, but MakeMKV hardly shows on the CPU meter when ripping. Watching it rip a BD, one core seems a bit elevated in activity over background, but still under 15%, and 7-10% overall.

I've ripped 2 BDs simultaneously with a dual-core Celeron processor without peaking out its cores. That machine seems to hit its 100Mb/s network limitation before it reaches 50% CPU activity.
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TRatman
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by TRatman » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:34 pm

Thank you Woodstock. What you just told me answers my questions because I have an "older" computer with one core that is using almost 100% of the CPU and takes almost 8 hours to compress a video. Sounds like its time for an upgrade.

Woodstock
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by Woodstock » Fri Apr 07, 2017 4:08 pm

Compressing is a different thing than ripping... If you're running handbrake on a single core, yes, you REALLY need to update. :)
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anoy420
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by anoy420 » Tue Mar 27, 2018 11:56 pm

I'm trying to convert flac to 16bit because I uses less space and the quality is the same. I add "-sample_fmt s16" to my extra args but it doesn't work.

Anyone can help?

marcusj0015
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by marcusj0015 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:23 am

No, the quality is not the same, it's not lossless when you change the bit depth...

Increasse the compression ratio with the options I talked about earlier if you want to increase the compression ratio.

jonghotti
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by jonghotti » Thu May 03, 2018 8:23 pm

I'm late to the party here. Should I be using this custom profile or is the standard flac profile the ticket?

I'm looking to playback raw mkv files directly from USB into the TV or sound bar but it's not liking the compressed multi channel audio. I'm obviously missing a step, like reprocessing the files before I attempt to play them. OK I'll just keep reading the forum here, thank you :)

marcusj0015
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by marcusj0015 » Thu May 03, 2018 8:40 pm

jonghotti wrote:I'm late to the party here. Should I be using this custom profile or is the standard flac profile the ticket?

I'm looking to playback raw mkv files directly from USB into the TV or sound bar but it's not liking the compressed multi channel audio. I'm obviously missing a step, like reprocessing the files before I attempt to play them. OK I'll just keep reading the forum here, thank you :)

It's been years since I've looked at the standard profiles, but I made this one to increase the compression ratio for flac, as well as losslessly extract TrueHD and DTS-HD MA audio streams, so yeah, this one is the better choice.

jonghotti
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by jonghotti » Fri May 04, 2018 5:17 am

Thank you sir.

binarymelon
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Re: Conversion profile for anyone interested.

Post by binarymelon » Tue May 15, 2018 9:34 pm

This profile doesn't seem to be working for me to copy the DTSHD-MA track. Also are there any profile options that can be set to restrict track exported?

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