I keep getting this when I try to convert to x265?
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"help!!!!" is the least helpful content of a thread title. Please get used to using a brief summary of the issue instead.
And without a complete set of all program options, in addition with a MediaInfo analysis of the source file, it may be impossible to guess the reason of this error message.
Everyone starting a thread is in need of help... Why else starting a thread? Mentioning the unsupported input format already in the title would have been a lot more useful, so that readers already know the core of the issue before opening the thread.
I can confirm the warning. Please click on "Ignore" to run this job anyway, then show us the log in a CODE block here (right-click into the log, copy to clipboard).
The reason seems to be that Simple x264/x265 launcher does not create an AviSynth or VapourSynth script to decode compressed video sources. The x265 encoder can only handle raw video (without or with YUV4MPEG header). Instead, x264 exists with included libav decoders from some builders. To convert source files like AVI, MP4, MKV etc. directly to HEVC, you cannot use Simple x264/x265 launcher.
Last edited by LigH.de; 10th Jun 2016 at 03:46.
Here is the log.
Simple x264 Launcher (Build #1026), built 2016-04-29
Job started at 2016-06-13, 17:47:38.
Source file : C:\Users\******\Videos\Marco Polo (2014) - 1x03 - Feast.mkv
Output file : C:\Users*******\Videos\Marco Polo (2014) - 1x03 - Feast (2).hevc
--- SYSTEMINFO ---
Binary Path : C:\Users*******l\Downloads\Programs\simple_x264_la uncher.2016-04-29
Avisynth : Yes
VapourSynth : Yes
--- SETTINGS ---
Encoder : x265 (H.265/HEVC), x64, 8-Bit
Source : Native
RC Mode : CRF
Preset : <None>
Tuning : <None>
Profile : <Unrestricted>
Custom : <None>
--- CHECK VERSION ---
Detect video encoder version:
C:\Users\******\Downloads\Programs\simple_x264_lau ncher.2016-04-29\toolset\x64\x265_8bit_x64.exe --version
x265 [info]: HEVC encoder version 1.9+140-34a3d35c5f97
x265 [info]: build info [Windows][GCC 5.3.0][64 bit] 8bit
x265 [info]: using cpu capabilities: MMX2 SSE2Fast LZCNT
> x265 version: 1.9+140
--- ENCODING VIDEO ---
Creating encoder process:
C:\Users\*****l\Downloads\Programs\simple_x264_lau ncher.2016-04-29\toolset\x64\x265_8bit_x64.exe --crf 23.0 --output "C:\Users\******\Videos\Marco Polo (2014) - 1x03 - Feast (2).hevc" "C:\Users\******\Videos\Marco Polo (2014) - 1x03 - Feast.mkv"
x265 [error]: yuv: width, height, and FPS must be specified
x265 [error]: unable to open input file <C:\Users\*******l\Videos\Marco Polo (2014) - 1x03 - Feast.mkv>
PROCESS EXITED WITH ERROR CODE: 1
As I already wrote in the "P.S." part:
The x265 encoder cannot read directly from an MKV file. And the Simple x264/x265 Launcher does not create an AviSynth script to decode it.
Use the Simple x264/x265 Launcher only for Y4M files, AviSynth or VapourSynth scripts. No other input will be supported for encoding HEVC with x265.