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Convert to h.264/WTV


Cable TV records in MPEG2/WTV. For archive, it would be preferable to store in h.264/WTV.Can MCEBuddy be updated to rencode the MPEG2 into h.264 within the WTV container?


rboy1 wrote Dec 29, 2012 at 3:42 PM

Unfortunately right now MCEBuddy does not support WTV/H.264 combination. It is slated as a future enhancement.

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rboy1 wrote Jan 31, 2013 at 6:00 AM

I would suggest folks vote here to get support for this.

click on the UP arrow button under roadmap (you may need to login)

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rboy1 wrote Mar 10, 2013 at 4:50 PM

When I say vote, you can post your comments in the link provided to request support for it

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rboy1 wrote Jan 10, 2014 at 3:46 AM

fixed in the latest 2.3.15. build. Now the default output of the WTV profiles is H.264

gregcaulder wrote Jan 12, 2014 at 4:56 AM

Is it possible to get the WTV profile for recoding to H.264 profile so it can use the latest Handbreak CLI that utilizes Intel QuickSync?

Not exactly sure what the exact parameters would have to be to make it 100% compatible.

rboy1 wrote Jan 13, 2014 at 2:24 PM

this will only work on 2.3.14 or later

use your standard handbrake based mp4 profile with qsv_h264 quicksync encoder. To the end of the profile, add this to it:
This will convert the .mp4 created by handbrake (using your quicksync encoder) to wtv.

gregcaulder wrote Jan 14, 2014 at 11:37 PM

tried adding the handbreak-remuxto=.wtv but i makes the file completley un-playable.

Im trying to get it re-encoded from WTV MPEG2 to WTV H.264.

I tried several options and parameters, but to no avial.

Here is my profile:
[WTV Tweaked]
Description=Recodes the video to creates high quality WTV (H.264/AC3) files.
handbrake-general=--deinterlace=qsv --loose-anamorphic --verbose=2 -T -f mp4 -4
handbrake-video=--start-at duration:3 -e qsv_h264 -b 1800 -x me=hex:trellis=2:subq=8:partitions=all:8x8dct:ref=5:rc_lookahead=50:keyint=25:keyint_min=20:bframes=3:weight_b:level_idc=40:b_pyramid=normal:direct_pred=auto:mixed_refs:deblock=-1,-1:nofast_pskip:nodct_decimate:b_adapt=2:threads=auto:--h264-profile=high:--h264-level="3.0"
handbrake-audio=-E faac -R auto -B 192 -D 0 -a 1,2,3,4,5
handbrake-audioac3=-E fac3 -R auto -B 384 -D 0 -a 1,2,3,4,5
Can someone help me out with tweaking what parameters I need to it can be played in WMC?

rboy1 wrote Jan 15, 2014 at 5:44 AM

What version of MCEBuddy are you using?

gregcaulder wrote Jan 15, 2014 at 5:36 PM

Version 2.3.15 release date 2014-01-08

gregcaulder wrote Jan 24, 2014 at 10:53 PM

So no more comments?

rboy1 wrote Jan 25, 2014 at 12:58 AM

I haven't had much time to look into this. What is happening is that some setting is throwing off MCE.
I would suggest you experiment with the settings. Nothing much more really. Just need to find the right video encoding settings which make it compatible. Try using high profile main profile etc from handbrake instead if this elaborate settings and work your way from there.

I will only be able to look into this after a few weeks unfortunately. Right now top focus is to get hardware profiles setup for all OS.

rboy1 wrote Mar 25, 2014 at 11:43 PM

@gregcaulder - I'll fix this issue with the next build. the remuxto and wtv will work thereafter

rboy1 wrote Apr 1, 2014 at 3:03 AM

Look for the new build later this week to fix the remuxto and wtv hardware encoding issue

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