Got the latest BD Rebuilder that came out a few days ago.
Was wondering if that default custom target setting (23500) is the same process as selecting the target BD-25.
I've got the default automatic settings on.
I've a slow 'puter that would take me days to test.
What's the highest PQ setting?
It may take days to process.
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Last edited by zoobie; 12th Mar 2015 at 23:49.
Was wondering if that default custom target setting (23500) is the same process as selecting the target BD-25.
Highest picture quality is, funny enough, Highest (Very Slow) in the Encoder Settings. You have to turn off (deselect) the Automatic settings if you want to see all the encoding choices. If you don't select CRF or ABR, you will automatically get a two pass encode. Two pass will be a little slower.
You may not be able to discern any major differences in a two pass Highest quality setting versus a one pass CRF encode.
BD Rebuilder becomes unable to shrink the final output to the desired size and will actually overshoot the mark by too much, giving you more than will fit on a single layer BD disc. In such cases the only thing I've found to work is to put the audio and subtitle tracks back before attempting the shrinking again and that will fix the problem. Just FYI to zoobie who is new to DB Rebuilder.
Zoobie - if you have a multi-core CPU in your PC it shouldn't "take days to process". Basically anything sold within the last few years should be fine and not "take days to process". If your "slow computer" really means an old computer, like 8+ years old, yeah, in that case it probably will take days.
I normally use the CRF, one pass encode. This will be less accurate in output size, but is a little bit quicker. I personally have never seen it go over the limit for a 25gb disc, but I know that it has happened on rare occasions. I've done at least a seventy movies with this setting.
If the movie if very large and requires a lot of compression to hit the 23.5gb output size, or if there is some other factor I think may affect encoding (graininess, lots of action), I'll use a two pass encode with the High (not Highest) quality setting. A two pass encode will tend to be more accurate on output size. This was my standard setting for quite a while when first using BD Rebuilder, but I haven't had issues with the CRF encodes, and have switched to it for most movies. Jdobbs did have one glitch with CRF and LAV, but fixed that very quickly.
The main problem was like my audio question. There's really no way to determine what's happening without sensory and software analysis. In this case, the test should have two large tv's next to each other which isn't going to happen here. Therefore, I really have no choice but to only use the highest setting the software has to offer.
Last edited by zoobie; 14th Mar 2015 at 20:21.
If your burning on BD25 disks,you should try Highspeed BD25 mode.
Suit yourself zoobie. The settings I use are a good compromise on quality vs time spent encoding, and I've always been pleased with the results from this program.
Even higher settings are possible than 2 pass Highest, but they are NOT worth the time spent. You can find them in the last page of my guide over at MyCE, but I advise against using them.
Last edited by Kerry56; 15th Mar 2015 at 14:31. Reason: typo
Leaving the setup at default, I just tried rebuilding a BD disk as full disk and CRF.
I chose target size 25 with Better (Faster) encoder settings.
After chewing on it for 18 hours, it had no sound when finished.
Only thing I can see is that I updated WMP to 11 then disabled the appropriate setting in ffdshow and the inspector said OK.
I also just ran a High-speed option with CRF...same thing...no sound.
Last edited by zoobie; 21st Mar 2015 at 12:25.
What do you have set in Settings-->Setup for audio choices? Do you have the log file from this encode? Show us the config/INI file as you now have it set.
Check the large m2ts file in the BDMV-->Stream folder of your Blu-ray that you created. Examine it with MediaInfo to see if there is an audio stream included.
Headphones/sound working fine as I click on any audio/video file in my box. Listening now to music.
Not sure what happened...
[Options] VERSION=0.50.0.5 ENCODER=0 MODE=0 ENCODE_QUALITY=5 ONEPASS_ENCODING=1 AUTO_QUALITY=0 TARGET_SIZE=23500 AUTO_BURN=0 PRIORITY_CLASS=1 ------------------- [03/21/15] Checking System Settings - BD-Rebuilder v0.50.05 - Windows Version: 5.1  - Working Path Free Space: 153.68GB - AVISYNTH Version: 126.96.36.199, Ok - HAALI Splitter: 188.8.131.52, Ok - FFDSHOW: 3326, Ok - FFDSHOW VC-1 set "disabled", WMP11, Ok - FFDSHOW MPEG2 set to "libmpeg2": Ok - FFDSHOW AVC set to "libavcodec": Ok - X264: Ok - AFTEN: Ok - FAAC: Ok - MP4BOX: Ok - WAVI: Ok - TSMUXER: Ok - FRIMEncode: Ok - FRIMDecode: Ok [03/21/15] Systems Settings Check complete ---------------------- [03/21/15] BD Rebuilder v0.50.05 [23:23:27] Source: STEVIE_WONDER - Input BD size: 33.12 GB - Approximate total content: [02:16:35.654] - Target BD size: 22.95 GB - Windows Version: 5.1  - Quality: High-Speed Option (BD-25+), CRF - Decoding/Frame serving: DirectShow - Audio Settings: AC3=0 DTS=0 HD=0 Kbs=640 [23:23:27] PHASE ONE, Encoding - [23:23:27] Processing: VID_00002 (1 of 1) - [23:23:27] Extracting A/V streams [VID_00002] - [00:01:50] Reencoding video [VID_00002] - Source Video: MPEG-4 (AVC), 1920x1080 - Rate/Length: 29.970fps, 241,482 frames - [00:01:50] Performing CRF Prediction... - Analyzing 11.00 30.50 19.23 22.79 21.14 20.90 [20.86] - [00:30:50] Encoding using constant rate factor. - [06:32:07] Video Encode complete - [06:32:07] Processing audio tracks - Track 4352 (eng): Reencoding audio to AC3... - [06:38:21] Multiplexing M2TS [07:13:40]PHASE ONE complete [07:13:40]PHASE TWO - Rebuild Started - [07:13:40] Rebuilding BD file Structure [07:14:51] - Encode and Rebuild complete [07:14:51] JOB: STEVIE_WONDER finished. ----------------------- MEDIAINFO Format : BDAV Format/Info : Blu-ray Video File size : 20.6 GiB Duration : 2h 14mn Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 22.0 Mbps Maximum Overall bit rate : 35.5 Mbps Video ID : 4113 (0x1011) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : Main@L4.1 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 2 frames Format settings, GOP : M=4, N=24 Codec ID : 27 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 20.9 Mbps Maximum bit rate : 35.0 Mbps Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 fps Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : Progressive Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.336 Stream size : 19.6 GiB (95%) Audio ID : 4352 (0x1100) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Format settings, Endianness : Big Codec ID : 129 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 224 Kbps Channel(s) : 1 channel Channel positions : Front: C Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 16 bits Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 215 MiB (1%)
MediaInfo shows that you have AC3 audio at 224kbps in that Blu-ray that you made. You've got BD Rebuilder set to pass through AC3 audio on Blu-ray output, so apparently this was the original format and bitrate? There is nothing in BD Rebuilder saying to put it at that bitrate.
What I don't understand is why you have 29.97fps framerate progressive video. This isn't exactly kosher to Blu-ray specs. A misread by MediaInfo maybe.
What are you using to play the output? I'd try Media Player Classic Home Cinema or Potplayer with the main m2ts file and see if you're getting any sound with them.
Last edited by Kerry56; 22nd Mar 2015 at 11:24.
It was updating to WMP11 that really screwed up my box.
Spent Sunday getting rid of it. It's like a bad rash all over the internet and meant for Vista but available for XP with a patch.
Ran a test and getting audio again.
I think it's back to wmv9
Last edited by zoobie; 23rd Mar 2015 at 06:17.
Actually, there still may be a reason to include the original BD Mediainfo file:
General ID : 0 (0x0) Complete name : D:\Netflix\FullDisc\STEVIE_WONDER\BDMV\STREAM\00002.m2ts Format : BDAV Format/Info : Blu-ray Video File size : 32.8 GiB Duration : 2h 14mn Overall bit rate mode : Variable Overall bit rate : 34.9 Mbps Maximum Overall bit rate : 48.0 Mbps Video ID : 4113 (0x1011) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AVC Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec Format profile : High@L4.1 Format settings, CABAC : Yes Format settings, ReFrames : 4 frames Format settings, GOP : M=3, N=24 Codec ID : 27 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 29.0 Mbps Maximum bit rate : 32.5 Mbps Width : 1 920 pixels Height : 1 080 pixels Display aspect ratio : 16:9 Frame rate : 29.970 fps Standard : NTSC Color space : YUV Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0 Bit depth : 8 bits Scan type : MBAFF Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.467 Stream size : 27.2 GiB (83%) Color primaries : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4, SMPTE RP177 Transfer characteristics : BT.709-5, BT.1361 Matrix coefficients : BT.709-5, BT.1361, IEC 61966-2-4 709, SMPTE RP177 Audio #1 ID : 4352 (0x1100) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : PCM Format settings, Endianness : Big Format settings, Sign : Signed Muxing mode : Blu-ray Codec ID : 128 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 2 304 Kbps Channel(s) : 2 channels Channel positions : Front: L R Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 24 bits Stream size : 2.16 GiB (7%) Audio #2 ID : 4353 (0x1101) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : DTS Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems Format profile : MA / Core Muxing mode : Stream extension Codec ID : 134 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Variable Bit rate : 1 561 Kbps / 1 510 Kbps Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 24 bits Compression mode : Lossless / Lossy Audio #3 ID : 4354 (0x1102) Menu ID : 1 (0x1) Format : AC-3 Format/Info : Audio Coding 3 Mode extension : CM (complete main) Format settings, Endianness : Big Codec ID : 129 Duration : 2h 14mn Bit rate mode : Constant Bit rate : 640 Kbps Channel(s) : 6 channels Channel positions : Front: L C R, Side: L R, LFE Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz Bit depth : 16 bits Compression mode : Lossy Stream size : 615 MiB (2%)
Just deciding what's best for me since this is a concert and I may get surround sound in the future.
You can manually select audio streams once you import the Blu-ray into BD Rebuilder. If BD Rebuilder chose the LPCM stream and gave you single channel AC3 on the first run, I'd select the DTS HD MA audio stream this time, and put a check mark in the box in Settings to keep HD audio intact for 25gb Blu-ray output.
Its possible to get the DTS HD MA audio stream out of the original movie and put it together with your current output from BD Rebuilder, but it would take a few different tools.
Here is how I would do this. Use ClownBD to extract the DTS HD MA audio from the original, decrypted movie. Only select the audio stream you want as the output. Choose to export it as an .m2ts file or a .ts file. ClownBD will give you the output in one of these formats, but if you put demux and remux locations in the same place, you will also have the complete audio in a .dts file which is what you want. You could also just rename the .ts or .m2ts to .dts.
So, now you have the audio you want, and it doesn't take long to do this.
Then use MakeMKV to change the format of your current output from BD Rebuilder into an MKV file.
Next you need MKVToolnix and its built-in tool MKVMerge to add the DTS audio file to this new MKV file. You can also remove the AC3 file made by BD Rebuilder. Test the MKV that MKVMerge creates, to make sure the audio is working. Then fire up ClownBD again and import this MKV file that has the DTS audio in it and output to Blu-ray format.
Yes, its involved, and takes some time, but its a LOT less time than re-encoding for 18hrs. Unfortunately, the DTS HD MA audio is so much larger than the AC3 that it probably won't fit onto a single layer Blu-ray disc. If that is your ultimate target, I don't think you'll have any choice but to re-encode as I suggested in the post above.