I'm confused about the encoding options in Handbrake. I did a 50 min capture in AmarectV which came to 35GB in size. I encoded the file in Handbrake, set format to MP4, dimensions set at 720x576 (although I'm confused about the "scaling and resolution limit" setting"). Video encoder I used H.264 which I normally use anyway, framerate at Constant Framerate. For quality i normally set it at 22 but I decided to set it at 18 this time as according to Handbrake suggested values are 18-20 for standard definition sources and 20-23 for high definintion sources. As I just wanted standard definintion I set it at 18, yet the outputted file was 5GB, when I normally set to 22 it's around 3.24GB. Why am I getting a higher file size when I set it at 18?. I spent 1 hr 10 mins encoding the file for the file size to be larger. I was going to use OBS again instead, but I noticed there was a kind of lagging with the video and audio. I did change to encoder options to make the encoding faster, so maybe that's why it was larger, but I wasn't prpared to wait another 2 hours to encode the file. I have encoded much faster in Adobe Premiere on my older Toshiba laptop. I was going to try KDenlive but I can't understand the video settings as it doesn't seem easy to use.
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Do you know if any of other encoder options will be faster?
As far as I'm aware, in Amarec I have selected the Lagarirth codec.
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Last edited by techmot; 12th Oct 2023 at 14:29.
That's an Easycap, a $2 Chinese capture card (literally $2 to produce) that sells for more.
I am now thinking of buying a separate laptop to do just capturing on, obviously I need one with far more RAM (and possibly not Win11). Lots on ebay of course refurbed but no idea why is good.