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Stéphane Lenclud

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  • April 29, 2013
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    I used MakeMKV to rip a Blu Ray and then proceed to use HandBrake to perform the video recoding to save disk space.
    Here I'm sharing some results depending of the CQ selected. The source was a video lasting some 2 hours and 7 minutes.
    • Original MKV: 32.8 GB
    • CQ 20: 9.61 GB
    • CQ 22: 7.35 GB
    • CQ 23: 6.63 GB
    • CQ 23 cropped: 6.56 GB
    • CQ 24 cropped: 6.03 GB
    • CQ 28: 5.08 GB
    I've decided to stick to CQ 23 without cropping as it seems to be the best trade off between quality and file size.
    H.264 recommends using a CQ between 20 and 23. For that one movie however CQ23 saves you 3GB over CQ20 and I could not really tell the difference quality-wise.
    The sample marked 'cropped' above are the ones where the video black strips where removed during recoding. I find that provided only a marginal file size improvement and thus decided against using this feature and instead stick to the original video frame size.

    Find attached the exported HandBrake profile I'm planning to keep on using for Blu-ray backup.
    I was using HandBrake v0.10.2.7286 64 bit.
     

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    Stéphane Lenclud

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    Actually recognizing a very noticeable lose of quality in color gradients when using CQ23, I'm now using CQ20 instead.
     

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    yes, my friend send me an h265 personal video for try on my system, the decoding stresstest
    Code:
    Format                           : Matroska
    Format_Version                   : Version 4 / Version 2
    FileSize/String                  : 3.65 GiB
    OverallBitRate/String            : 2 801 Kbps
    Encoded_Date                     : UTC 2015-07-20 11:38:53
    Encoded_Application/String       : mkvmerge v7.9.0 ('Birds') 64bit
    Encoded_Library/String           : libebml v1.3.1 + libmatroska v1.4.2
    
    Video
    ID/String                        : 3
    Format                           : HEVC
    Format/Info                      : High Efficiency Video Coding
    Format_Profile                   : Main@L4@Main
    CodecID                          : V_MPEGH/ISO/HEVC
    Duration/String                  : 3h 6mn
    BitRate/String                   : 2 021 Kbps
    Width/String                     : 1 920 pixels
    Height/String                    : 800 pixels
    DisplayAspectRatio/String        : 2.40:1
    FrameRate_Mode/String            : Constant
    FrameRate/String                 : 23.976 (24000/1001) fps
    ColorSpace                       : YUV
    ChromaSubsampling                : 4:2:0
    BitDepth/String                  : 8 bits
    Bits-(Pixel*Frame)               : 0.055
    StreamSize/String                : 2.63 GiB (72%)
    Encoded_Library/String           : x265 1.7:[Windows][GCC 4.9.2][64 bit]
    Encoded_Library_Settings         : wpp / ctu=64 / min-cu-size=8 / max-tu-size=32 / tu-intra-depth=1 / tu-inter-depth=1 / me=1 / subme=2 / merange=57 / no-rect / no-amp / max-merge=2 / temporal-mvp / no-early-skip / rdpenalty=0 / no-tskip / no-tskip-fast / strong-intra-smoothing / no-lossless / no-cu-lossless / no-constrained-intra / no-fast-intra / open-gop / no-temporal-layers / interlace=0 / keyint=250 / min-keyint=23 / scenecut=40 / rc-lookahead=20 / lookahead-slices=0 / bframes=4 / bframe-bias=0 / b-adapt=2 / ref=3 / weightp / no-weightb / aq-mode=1 / aq-strength=1.00 / cbqpoffs=0 / crqpoffs=0 / rd=3 / psy-rd=0.30 / rdoq-level=0 / psy-rdoq=0.00 / signhide / deblock / sao / no-sao-non-deblock / b-pyramid / cutree / rc=crf / crf=22.0 / qcomp=0.60 / qpmin=0 / qpmax=51 / qpstep=4 / ipratio=1.40 / pbratio=1.30
    Default/String                   : Yes
    Forced/String                    : No
    so FullHD - 3.64 GO ....
     

    Lehmden

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    No, not really. I've tried h265 with handbrake more than once... If you want to have identical quality compared to h264 you need (nearly) the same bitrate and for this the same file size with both, h264 and h265... But transcoding to h265 lasts about 20 times!!! as long as transcoding to h264 (on my i5 4590) . Playback of h265 mkv only is working nicely with Lentoid filter, not with LAVF.

    I have posted some sample screenshots a while ago, where you even could see on the screenshots the quality difference between h264 and h265 if this has a significant smaller file size...
    If you really want to use h265, handbrake is not the way to go atm... But I believe h265 will be getting better and better by time, where h264 is near to the end of development possibilities...

    Nevertheless I've offered h265 as an option in MKV-Buddy to be prepared for the future. But I don't believe (based on my own experiences) that h265 can be used as "everyday" codec today...
     

    Lehmden

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    Hi.
    i don't remember if already available inside setting.
    I only can speak for MP2, but there you can select Lentoid (or something different, if you like it to become worse) as H265 codec already since a while...
     

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