Conversion profile for anyone interested.

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ndjamena
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Post by ndjamena »

-sel:true

-sel = deselect

true = affirmative/this/yes/[the equivalent of 'all' which most recent profiles now use instead anyway]

The use of true shows exactly how the default selection settings actually work, ie they're applied to each output track individually. Which is why I'm thinking all these new audio encoding options disabled the N option... at least I assume N is disabled, I've never been able to get it working.
TRatman
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So is there a means to set how many cores of processor the program uses without using/writing your code? Does MakeMKV automatically use what's available on your processor?
Woodstock
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Not that I've seen, but MakeMKV hardly shows on the CPU meter when ripping. Watching it rip a BD, one core seems a bit elevated in activity over background, but still under 15%, and 7-10% overall.

I've ripped 2 BDs simultaneously with a dual-core Celeron processor without peaking out its cores. That machine seems to hit its 100Mb/s network limitation before it reaches 50% CPU activity.
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TRatman
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Post by TRatman »

Thank you Woodstock. What you just told me answers my questions because I have an "older" computer with one core that is using almost 100% of the CPU and takes almost 8 hours to compress a video. Sounds like its time for an upgrade.
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Compressing is a different thing than ripping... If you're running handbrake on a single core, yes, you REALLY need to update. :)
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anoy420
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I'm trying to convert flac to 16bit because I uses less space and the quality is the same. I add "-sample_fmt s16" to my extra args but it doesn't work.

Anyone can help?
marcusj0015
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Post by marcusj0015 »

No, the quality is not the same, it's not lossless when you change the bit depth...

Increasse the compression ratio with the options I talked about earlier if you want to increase the compression ratio.
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I'm late to the party here. Should I be using this custom profile or is the standard flac profile the ticket?

I'm looking to playback raw mkv files directly from USB into the TV or sound bar but it's not liking the compressed multi channel audio. I'm obviously missing a step, like reprocessing the files before I attempt to play them. OK I'll just keep reading the forum here, thank you :)
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marcusj0015
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jonghotti wrote:I'm late to the party here. Should I be using this custom profile or is the standard flac profile the ticket?

I'm looking to playback raw mkv files directly from USB into the TV or sound bar but it's not liking the compressed multi channel audio. I'm obviously missing a step, like reprocessing the files before I attempt to play them. OK I'll just keep reading the forum here, thank you :)

It's been years since I've looked at the standard profiles, but I made this one to increase the compression ratio for flac, as well as losslessly extract TrueHD and DTS-HD MA audio streams, so yeah, this one is the better choice.
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Thank you sir.
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binarymelon
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Post by binarymelon »

This profile doesn't seem to be working for me to copy the DTSHD-MA track. Also are there any profile options that can be set to restrict track exported?
x0tester0x
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Post by x0tester0x »

Can you also convert the audio tracks to a different format than flac?
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Post by dcoke22 »

x0tester0x wrote:
Tue Feb 09, 2021 3:06 pm
Can you also convert the audio tracks to a different format than flac?
Conversion profiles (https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=4385) allow for more than just FLAC. FLAC is just handy since it is widely supported and a reasonable way to deal with lossless multichannel audio.
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Post by x0tester0x »

Code: Select all

<!-- output formats -->
<xs:simpleType name="outputFormatType" xp:enum_base="1" xp:enum_invalid="0">
    <xs:restriction base="xs:token">
        <xs:enumeration value="directCopy"/>
        <xs:enumeration value="LPCM-raw"/>
        <xs:enumeration value="LPCM-wavex"/>
        <xs:enumeration value="FLAC"/>
        <xs:enumeration value="VOBSUB"/>
    </xs:restriction>
</xs:simpleType>
Are this all supported audio formats?
Will MakeMKV support WavPack in the near future?
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Post by dcoke22 »

I had to read what WavPack was: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/WavPack

I have no knowledge of MakeMKV's future plans, so can't comment directly. Wikipedia did say that FFmpeg has an encoder and I think MakeMKV's conversion profiles use FFmpeg under the covers. It certainly seems like it could be possible.

Out of curiosity, how are you looking to use WavPack?
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