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Encore always transcodes my x264 compressed files

Jul 24, 2012 9:09 AM

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    Aug 14, 2012 1:23 PM   in reply to PMK3

    I'm not using MeGui, so I don't know if you can encode a Blu-Ray compliant file when using MeGui.

    You can encode a BD-compliant file that Encore will respect *if* you output from MeGUI as .264 and not .m4v.

     

    Jeff

     
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    Aug 14, 2012 1:30 PM   in reply to Jeff Bellune

    Yes i've tried, But i think is more flexible with X264 only. If someone is making BluRay with sequences in 25p for PAL Land please post settings here or send me an email.

     

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    Aug 14, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to carlos_oboe

    Hi Carlos,

     

    I deleted your email address from the previous post.  I did it to prevent spambots from picking it up.  If you'd like to make it available to the forum, please disguise it.  For example: myemailaddress -at- m y d o m a i n /dot/ c o m

     

    Thanks,

    Jeff

     
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    Aug 15, 2012 12:38 PM   in reply to Eric_Daoust

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    When you successfully encoded my file with x264.exe, which file were you using? Did you use any conversion beforehand or just used the 422 8-bit MOV input AS IS?

     

    I have downloaded the following sample's from you:

     

    EricDaoust_UN_23976fps_1920x1080.mov

    EricDaoust_x264_23976fps_1920x1080p.mp4

    EricDaoust_x264_CONSTANT_23976fps_1920x1080p.mp4

    input_mpeg2_100b.mov

    input_mpeg2_100b.mpg

     

    And the only sample that didn't work with x264 was EricDaoust_UN_23976fps_1920x1080.mov.

    All other samples worked with x264 AS-IS.

     

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    C:\>x264 --version

     

    x264 0.125.2208 d9d2288

     

    (libswscale 2.1.0)

     

    (libavformat 54.9.0)

     

    (ffmpegsource 2.17.2.1)

     

    built on Jul 18 2012, gcc: 4.7.1

     

    configuration: --bit-depth=8 --chroma-format=all

     

    x264 license: GPL version 2 or later

     

    libswscale/libavformat/ffmpegsource license: LGPL version 2.1 or later

     

     

    This is also the version I'm using.

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    In the meantime, when you have a minute, please indicate which of my files you have used to compress sucessfully with x264 on the PC and with what options? At the moment, I'm using these configurations, but should I remove, for example, muxer raw?

     

    x264.exe --bitrate 25000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-maxrate 30000 --vbv-bufsize 30000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 -o out_PRORES422HQ.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES422HQ.mov

     

     

    The only option's i didn't use when I encoded my H.264 sample was --muxer raw and --input-res.

     

    --muxer raw forces x264 to encode a raw H.264 video stream and --input-res is only needed when x264 can't detect the proper resolution of the source file.

     
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    Aug 16, 2012 1:27 PM   in reply to Eric_Daoust

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    What codec do you think would be preferable to get the highest quality output while being compatible with x264 on Windows? Should I try the Avid codecs instead of Prores from Apple?

    There are only 3 codec's that I'm using when working with video, And these codec's are: Mjpeg, CanopusHQ and Cineform Neoscene. Mjpeg is used for Proxy Editing (aka Offline Editing), CanopusHQ is used with Vegas Pro and Cineform Neoscene is used with Premiere Pro.

     

    None of these codec's are freeware, so I would prefer Avid DNxHD over Prores because DNxHD is freware and is also avaible on both MAc and PC. Prores can also only be decoded on window's, you can't encode to Prores in Window's (I haven't yet managed to export a Quicktime with Prores on window's).

     
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    Aug 21, 2012 8:49 PM   in reply to Eric_Daoust

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    I've read on this forum (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/722465) and in a Samsung Blu-Ray player manual that any BD-R exceeding 25mbps bitrate could not be read by most set top players. PMK3, in your opinion, would this be safer then?

     

    x264.exe --bitrate 22000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-maxrate 25000 --vbv-bufsize 25000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 -o out_PRORES4444.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES4444.mov

     

    Yes, these setting's should be safe to use if set top player's has problem's playing anything higher than 25 Mbit.

    Eric_Daoust wrote:

     

    Also, should I use constant framerate since my material is only 15 minutes long? Or maybe two-pass encoding? Could anyone please guide me with the command line? Thanks.

    If you are only going to put 15 minutes of material on a BD-R then use constant bitrate. x264 will use constant bitrate if you remove the option --vbv-maxrate 25000.

     

    x264.exe --bitrate 22000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-bufsize 25000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 -o out_PRORES4444.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES4444.mov

     

    And this is for a 2-pass encoding

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    x264.exe --bitrate 22000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-maxrate 25000 --vbv-bufsize 25000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 --pass 1 -o out_PRORES4444.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES4444.mov

     

    x264.exe --bitrate 22000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-maxrate 25000 --vbv-bufsize 25000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 --pass 2 -o out_PRORES4444.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES4444.mov

     
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    Sep 1, 2012 4:00 AM   in reply to Eric_Daoust

    Hello, again.

    I have another problem with a 23,976 sequence. I have 1920x816 sequence in premiere. 2:35 ratio. Is there any form to get transcoded file in premiere. I have used the settings that i've written below. Please is there any form to do in x264, or i have to export with black bars in premiere. With this settings i get the black bars but i get untrascoded in Encore.

     

    x264.exe --bitrate 25000 --preset veryslow --tune film --bluray-compat --fps 24000/1001 --force-cfr --bframes 3 --ref 4 --muxer raw --no-weightb --weightp 0 --b-pyramid none --vbv-maxrate 30000 --vbv-bufsize 30000 --level 4.1 --profile high --keyint 24 --min-keyint 1 --open-gop --slices 4 --colorprim "bt709" --transfer "bt709" --colormatrix "bt709" --sar 1:1 -o out_PRORES422HQ.264 --input-res 1920x1080 input_PRORES422HQ.mov

     

     

    Thank you

     
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    Nov 5, 2012 6:03 PM   in reply to Eric_Daoust

    Anybody had ANY success using an x264 encoded file with Encore?

     

    I finally got mine to work.  I use the XviD4PSP front end, adjust my settings as I want them, encode...and it works fine in Encore CS6.  No transcoding.

     
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    Jan 23, 2013 7:12 AM   in reply to Jim Simon

    Has anyone solved how to compile -swscale in OSX? I have compiled today x264 for OSX in Mountain Lion and i have the same problem as Eric Doust. Strange green bars, in windows doesn't occurs. I think it's the change between 422 to 420 but i need to compile with this.

     
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    Mar 28, 2013 4:54 PM   in reply to Jim Simon

    What settings did you use?

     

    EDIT: Ok, i've just discovered something interesting. None of the videos i had encoded using Megui and x264 would be accepted into Encore without it displaying that they were untranscoded. So i decided to try out the trial of x264Pro tried encoding a couple fo short videos to see if they woudl be accepted, which they were.  Now, all of a sudden, all of my previous files are now being eccepted into Encore and displaying "Don't Transcode". Why would that be? Nothing has changed apart from installing X264Pro

     
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