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  1. Hi.

    I've downloaded a dvdrip (mp4) and the playback is choppy, and I know it's because it wasn't ripped correctly. I know the source is a region 2 dvd that was converted from NTSC to PAL directly at 24 fps, like some PAL dvds are sometimes. That means no PAL speed-up, but a slight loss of quality.

    The problem is that this dvd was then ripped at 25 fps, which resulted in a a choppy video. Is there a way to fix this issue with the mp4 file? I've tried changing it to different frame rates with MKVToolNix and then Movavi video converter, but it's still choppy
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    Originally Posted by Nico Darko View Post
    Hi.

    I've downloaded a dvdrip (mp4) and the playback is choppy, and I know it's because it wasn't ripped correctly. I know the source is a region 2 dvd that was converted from NTSC to PAL directly at 24 fps, like some PAL dvds are sometimes. That means no PAL speed-up, but a slight loss of quality.
    Region 2 normally IS PAL.
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    Originally Posted by Nico Darko View Post
    I've downloaded a dvdrip (mp4) and the playback is choppy, and I know it's because it wasn't ripped correctly.
    If some ripper person did a poor job of ripping a (mass produced) DVD, then there will always be a more qualified person doing the job better. Go look for that better version. If the DVD disc in question is a one-off, then the owner of the disc should get some help or lend out the disc. The mp4 conversion may be beyond repair, and the conversion may have to be done all over.
    You also should check various players, to rule out a that your player of choice is unable to decode some of the settings used for encoding.
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  4. I know region 2 is PAL, but a NTSC series is usually sped-up to 25fps PAL. In this case, it wasn't, so it shouldn't have been ripped at 25 fps, it created a choppy result. It should have been ripped at 29,97 fps (or maybe 23,976), but i don't know if it can be reversed.

    I've checked various players, the issue is the rip itself.

    Also, it is the only dvdrip of this show I can find.
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  5. Post a sample, 10 seconds or so with steady movement that shows the problem. No one should have to guess.
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  6. Ok, here, it's also available via streaming, the source file is the same, and the playback is as choppy: https://thevideo.me/2l4drxoqkr6q

    The source file is 25 fps, but the runtime is the same as original one (no PAL speed-up, of that I'm certain). It's like my dvd set of The Sopranos S5, it's an interlaced transfer (just remembered the term), meaning a NTSC-PAL conversion (30FPS 25FPS, they blend 5 extra frames into a 25FPS video, which results in interlacing.)

    And I guess you shouldn't rip those interlaced transfers at 25 fps, but can you fix it?
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  7. You have remembered the term incorrectly as that isn't what interlacing is.
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  8. Right, sorry, not an expert. I just know that the source dvd was not the usual NTSC to PAL conversion (24fps to 25fps, 4% faster). There was no speed-up, hence the blending of 5 extra frames into a 25FPS video. But I don't know what that type of conversion is called.

    The result is still that the mkv rip that I have was ripped at 25fps and has a choppy playback (I was told the actual dvd plays fine). Here are the details:

    General
    Unique ID : 243054710838205765882934665231404757509 (0xB6DAA2735C660F5C93D541F74571F205)
    Complete name : E:\Download\Divers\The Practice\Season 3\The.Practice.S03E09.DVDRip.x264-BRAVERY.mkv
    Format : Matroska
    Format version : Version 4 / Version 2
    File size : 307 MiB
    Duration : 44 min 57 s
    Overall bit rate : 954 kb/s
    Encoded date : UTC 2016-02-14 21:51:50
    Writing application : mkvmerge v8.3.0 ('Over the Horizon') 64bit
    Writing library : libebml v1.3.1 + libmatroska v1.4.2

    Video
    ID : 1
    Format : AVC
    Format/Info : Advanced Video Codec
    Format profile : High@L3.1
    Format settings, CABAC : Yes
    Format settings, RefFrames : 5 frames
    Codec ID : V_MPEG4/ISO/AVC
    Duration : 44 min 57 s
    Bit rate : 831 kb/s
    Width : 696 pixels
    Height : 400 pixels
    Display aspect ratio : 16:9
    Frame rate mode : Constant
    Frame rate : 25.000 FPS
    Color space : YUV
    Chroma subsampling : 4:2:0
    Bit depth : 8 bits
    Scan type : Progressive
    Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.119
    Stream size : 267 MiB (87%)
    Writing library : x264 core 148 r2665 a01e339
    Encoding settings : cabac=1 / ref=5 / deblock=1:-2:-2 / analyse=0x3:0x133 / me=umh / subme=8 / psy=1 / psy_rd=0.90:0.00 / mixed_ref=1 / me_range=16 / chroma_me=1 / trellis=1 / 8x8dct=1 / cqm=0 / deadzone=21,11 / fast_pskip=0 / chroma_qp_offset=-2 / threads=12 / lookahead_threads=2 / sliced_threads=0 / nr=0 / decimate=1 / interlaced=0 / bluray_compat=0 / constrained_intra=0 / bframes=3 / b_pyramid=2 / b_adapt=2 / b_bias=0 / direct=3 / weightb=1 / open_gop=0 / weightp=2 / keyint=250 / keyint_min=25 / scenecut=40 / intra_refresh=0 / rc_lookahead=50 / rc=crf / mbtree=1 / crf=19.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=69 / qpstep=4 / ip_ratio=1.40 / aq=1:1.00
    Default : Yes
    Forced : No
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  9. Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Post a sample, 10 seconds or so with steady movement that shows the problem. No one should have to guess.
    Why are you giving us streaming crap? You've downloaded (illegally) something someone else already screwed up and now you want us to tell you how to fix it? And you show us some garbage someone else has messed up even more? If you want help with something you provide a sample from the 'source'. No one should even have to ask. And certainly not ask twice.

    Either upload it here or to some third party file sharing site. Not a streaming site.
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  10. Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Originally Posted by manono View Post
    Post a sample, 10 seconds or so with steady movement that shows the problem. No one should have to guess.
    Why are you giving us streaming crap? You've downloaded (illegally) something someone else already screwed up and now you want us to tell you how to fix it? And you show us some garbage someone else has messed up even more? If you want help with something you provide a sample from the 'source'. No one should even have to ask. And certainly not ask twice.

    Either upload it here or to some third party file sharing site. Not a streaming site.
    Ok, no need to be aggressive. You can see the same issue in the streaming link, I just thought it was enough.

    Here's a clip.

    EDIT: Also I found an old thread with someone having trouble ripping that same kind of dvds, maybe theylll know what to do.
    If not, I guess I'll just have to buy the dvd set
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    Last edited by Nico Darko; 13th Aug 2017 at 18:52.
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  11. Fixing the video may be possible if you have the original DVD. Manono and I do it all the time. What you have has been further degraded. I don't think you'll find any fix.
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  12. Ok, I won't waste more time on it then. Thank you
    Last edited by Nico Darko; 14th Aug 2017 at 10:14.
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