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What about 1080p?

Posted: Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:27 pm
by Krangath
Hey Luvpeaceguru,

Thanks for reading my post.

I had a thought while writing your reply. If 720p is 1280 * 720 = 921600, and 1080p is 1920 * 1080 = 2073600,
then 2073600 divided by 921600 = 2.25. Therefore 1080p is 2.25 times larger than 720p. So if we carried this
over to optimal output sizes, a movie length of less than 2.5hrs at 1080p would be 4485.12 * 2.25 = 10091.52MB, = 9.855GB or ~10GB.
A movie length of greater than 2.5hrs would result in 6.57GB * 1024 = 6727.68MB * 2.25 = 15137.28MB, = 14.7825GB or ~15GB.

Ok you would need to follow the instructions up until 'Step 18', where you set the resolution. Set this to
'1920x1080'. Follow 'Step 19', but your calculations would be as follows:

Movie Length less than 2.5hrs:

10GB * 1024 = 1024MB. You would now divide 1024 by the movie length in minutes. Use my example of 131.25
you would calculate as follows: divide 1024 by 131.25 = 78, which is for 1min, so now we multiple 78 by 5 = 390MB.

Movie Length greater than 2.5hrs:

15GB * 1024 = 15360MB. You would now divide 15360 by the movie length in minutes. Use my example
of 131.25 you would calculate as follows: divide 15360 by 131.25 = 117, which is for 1min, so now we multiple
117 by 5 = 585MB.
Continue with the steps but substitute 170.85MB in my example with the result you got using the above calculation.

To summarise:

Desired output movie size of length less than 2.5hrs at 1080p = 10GB
Desired output movie size of length greater than 2.5hrs at 1080p = 15GB

There you have it. Good luck and if you could, please let me know how you went and what the quality was like.
If my calculation seem about right I will edit the main post and incorporate this reply?

Good luck

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Sun Mar 22, 2009 11:05 pm
by Freezest
Hi !

I followed exactly your steps HERE but it didn't work.
Is there anything wrong in my way to make ?

Thanks in advance for helping me :)

Best regards

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2009 11:17 am
by Krangath
Hey Freezest,

Interesting problem. I did come across something similar a little while back.
I couldn't XviD a movie. I could play the movie but not transcode it. I have been to
busy to play with it further and subsequent transcodes on other movies worked
fine. I was going to try re-ripping from Blu Ray which you no doubt have
tried already, then I was going to cheat a little and set the start time to 0mins
and the end time to 1min before the end of the movie, just in case the movie
had a corrupt end of file. Also I don't play with the MKV settings so if you have
changed them from the default, try setting them back to defaults and then transcode.
Let me know how you go.


Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 10:03 am
by adailey87
I followed your guide to the letter with version x64 version. It will complete the whole process then give me an error message of "No File Outputted" and nothing will be in the directory I designated. Any ideas on why this is happening?

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:26 pm
by mixer
The "How To" is based on an older version. Two problems:

1. Your version may not work directly and so you would have to experiment with the settings
2. Your version has a lot of "bugs" or problems that require intensive troubleshooting.


Wait for a new update to come out that may fix the problem


Use an older version, preferably the one the "How To" was written for

Older versions can be found here:

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:13 am
by Krangath
Hey adailey87,

I have come across your problem before. It seems to be something to do with the source file and the way the audio is stored. The only work around I have found is to set MediaCoder to 'no audio'. Once the video has been processed use a program to extract the audio from the source and then use something like 'MKVToolnix' to merge the extracted audio into the processed video. You may need to play with the delay a bit, just check the lip sink. Most of the time the delay is usually +200ms through to -200ms. Also note that this problem is nothing to do with MediaCoder as I have tried a number of encoders with troubled sources and had varying degree's of failure. I have found the most problems seem to come from using MakeMKV has the ripping software. That program is still in beta and I would imagine that this problem with be fixed by release.

I hope to do a complete update to my guide as most people now don't need the processed movie to fit onto a DVD5 media. Until I get time to do an update, if you store your movies on a storage device of some sort follow these setting:

720p output movies, set video bitrate to 4800.
480p output movies, set video bitrate to 1200.

Hope this helps

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 7:19 pm
by thekitehunter
I'm using the latest 4703 and had the same problem. So, using Krangath's hint, I enabled video, and disabled audio - it worked, prducing a silent video. I then disabled video and enabled audio - it produced an mp3 file despite being set as 'copy audio' (I was expecting a 6-channel DTS as per original). So I changed the format from 'Copy Audio' to 'AC3' with autoselect Encoder and Source. It then produced an AC3 file (a third of the size of the mp3). 2-pass video crashed every time, but Variable bit rate was ok (setting 40 produced a reasonable copy, less than 1gb, 50 produced a great 1.6gb file). In the 'Container' tab I also ticked 'Remuxer' as 'MKVmerge' for no particular reason. This combination works producing H264 and 5.1 ACS in a Matroska file. Preset file below.
So I think the issue is perhaps a bug resulting from the incorrect output of mp3 file.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<MediaCoderPrefs><node key="overall.ui.optionTab">2</node><node key="overall.ui.param">1321,640,4,382</node><node key="overall.task.destdir">D:\</node><node key="overall.task.tempdir">D:\temp\</node><node key="">5.1 Channels</node><node key="">true</node><node key="">AC3</node><node key="">FFmpeg</node><node key="">VBR</node><node key="">5000</node><node key="">40</node><node key="overall.container.format">Matroska</node><node key="overall.container.muxer">MKVMerge</node><node key="overall.container.remux">true</node><node key="overall.container.remuxer">1</node><node key="overall.playback.render">false</node><node key="videofilter.scale.enabled">true</node><node key="videofilter.scale.width">1280</node><node key="videofilter.scale.height">720</node></MediaCoderPrefs>

Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

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Re: HOW TO: Rip Blu Rays to 720p DivX's or H.264's

Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2016 11:17 pm
by BlueLotus
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