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So, the experts choice for editing the decrypted HD video is???

Discussion in 'HD/HDR-FOX T2 Customised Firmware' started by richsimpson, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. richsimpson

    richsimpson New Member

    After getting the huge Hd content off the box and onto a PC, what's the suggested best method to compress it into usable popular file formats?
  2. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    The choices fall info two groups, free and paid for packages, In the free group I would put forward Handbrake, some more suggestions HERE
  3. richsimpson

    richsimpson New Member

    What settings in handbrake to create a sensible size and quality file?

    I prefer freeware as tried many before and paid only to get poor results.

    I something works with a proper trial. Not limited to a small file, where I can test it fully for a week I am happy to buy a program though.
  4. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    It really is "How long is a piece of string", I keep the RF value around RF:20, there are some notes HERE
  5. paranoidandroid

    paranoidandroid New Member

    handbrake also has the command line tool 'HandBrakeCLI'

    You can tweak parameters in plain text in a shell script & set the job running & then evaluate what works best for your media.
    Some of the handbrake apps give you a clue to the command they are using for various settings, so you can read about the arguments via 'man HandBrakeCLI' (on Mac or Linux).

    Using --start-at-preview 1 --stop-at duration:30 gives you short clips to demo.

    ffmpeg is another free option too, but I got bored of compiling that on my Mac.
    MPEGStreamclip should also handle the files if you need a GUI (installed codec's permitting)…

    NB: replace the [dots]and[slashes] - I'm new so the filter says NO links :)
  6. Ezra Pound

    Ezra Pound Well-Known Member

    There are several free GUI front ends for ffmpeg when running in Windows, I use Avanti