|Click on "Open File..." and select your video.|
Next click on "Analyze file", HDConvertToX will start working hard (just few seconds) for determing video proprierties.
Here is with all information displayed!
(and..btw, sometime click on Update HDC... you will get prompted for avaiable updates)
|Next step is to tune resolution.|
Move the slider to set it.
You can also check and force ITU compliant resize, and/or check for an Anamorphic encoding
Clicking on Preview will open the media player an you will see a preview of resized and cropped movie
Clicking Visual Crop will allow fine tuning crop. Make sure your monitor resolution is bigger then input file resolution
|On Video Encoder panel you can select the Codec to use and Container (in image is X264 into MKV file)|
You must set also the type of encoding, selecting:
- 2 pass: a 2 pass encoding, the better way to encoding
- 1 abr pass: encoding in one pass only, with constant bitrate
- 1 pass quality: a CQ/CRF encoding, in 1 pass, aimed at target quality, not respecting target size
You can also select SAP Compatibility or NMT Compatibility or no compatibility (only with pc)
No HardWare Player Compatibility Required is to use when you encoding for viewing in your computer, when no special restriction is to apply
Sap Compatibility will assure compatibility with DivX Certified stand alone player
NMT Compatibility will assure compatibility with Popcorn hour, WDTV, PlayStation3 and also DVXA accelleration
When selecting X264 codec (regardless of container) HDC will enable Create AVCHD Structure and Create BlueRay Structure.
If you select one of these, the selected container will be ignored and HDC will produre a folder ready to burn for AVCHD or BlueRay
Here you can apply a de-noise filter and select if movie is to de-interlace
|As advanced options you can manually set the bitrate or force encoding with DirectShowSource|
|If you select a "1 pass Quality", you can change the quantitizer/crf to apply in |
|Simply check the wanted audio and subtitle tracks.|
|Here you can select the audio codec, bitrate and eventually conversion framerate factor.|
Remember that all audio tracks selected will be encoded with the same (this) setting
|In this window you must simply select the PGC to process.|
You can see the length of movie and see what audio tracks and subtitles tracks are present.
In this form you must select only the pgc, don't warry about selecting audio or subs, just select the program group chan .
You will be able to select subs and audio later, on HDConvertToX gui
If you select the wrong ifo, you can click on Reject IFO will allow you to select another file as input
The most important option here is the Multi Episodes DVD, if your dvd has multiple episodes you must check this option.
Multiple Episodes DVD is to use when there are more then one VTS and your film isn't the first PGC (PGC 1)
In image at right side, you must check Multiple Episodes DVD if you want to encode the PGC 6
See also note about pgc at end of manual
will automatically detect best decoder for your source files, but you
can always force an alternative decoder like DirectShowSource,
FFmpegSource or DirectShowSOurce2 (Haali Plugin), or Neuron2 NVTools|
Force DirectShowSource2 is more tuned for variable framerate, or some difficult to handle source
Force FFmpegSource could be checked for avi/vfw file
Force DirectShowSource is usually a good choice. The rule of thumb say if you can watch it, you can encode it. Pay attention to particular filters that alter framerate or resize (inside ffdshow for example)
Force DG NVTools require the license from Donald Graft. The NVTools allow decoding using your Nvidia Graphic card! In this way your cpu can encode at full speed since decoding is done by hardware accelerated GPU. This is a very good way for decoding VC1, or interlaced H264 stream. Please refer to this thread -> http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=147945
DG NVTools 2.001 or major is supported
|You can check here the automatic crop detection. You can hit Preview button to see the movie cropped, resized, and filtered|
Crop obey to AR is for forcing autocrop detection to respect while cropping the original AR of video. You Must check this option BEFORE hit Analyze File, if not you must click Analyze file after checking Crop obey to AR
No Resize & Crop will force HDC to ignore any resizing and crop you will set. No Resize and No crop will be applyed.
Every DVD should follow ITU standard, BUT more then often no. Click Follow ITU Resizing and check a round shape object in Preview. It must be round
Anamorphic will force resing to follow anamorphic
Set Width MOD and Set Height MOD: you can force resizing to obey this value when resizing. You can tune this value to reduce AR Error, or for better compatibility with your graphic cards
|You can apply a very effective denoise (using HQDN3D filter) and select the strenght of filtering.|
|Here you can select the kind of patter your video have.|
So if your movie is interlaced ... select Interlaced, if you need to IVTC (from 29.97fps to 23.976pfs) select Progressive NTSC
You can "guess" the patter by using the "Test Interlace pattern" fuction
NOTE: Double Pass IVTC need a further analysis pass to determin IVTC pattern. The final output will be 23.976
NOTE: Interlaced HQ is slower than standard deinterlacer routine
NOTE: Automatic isn't support and not recommed. And not working for IVTC pattern
|If your source video is NTSC or PAL and you want convert to PAL or NTSC you must check the appropriate value.|
Also remember that you must apply the appropriate filtering even for video! (see above)
This option is not to use when decimating Film (from 29.97 to 23.976)
Resampling audio is only to use when you know incompatibility between sampling of audio and audio encoder
Resampling could be useful when recoding from AAC SBR to AC3. Is otherwise recommend to leave it NONE
|You can also force decoding of audio in different ways.|
Use eac3to as demuxer and decoder is default option, AND hightly recommend. HDC will extract the selected audio tracks, and using eac3to will decode to wav for encoding with lame/nero/aften...
Specifying "Force DirectShowSource as decoder" will force HDC to process ONLY the first audio track, regardless of selected one's, and will use the decoder installed on system (ffdshow).
This could be usefull when you need only the first audio track and eac3to is unable to decode it.
Force FFmpeg.exe as decoder will force HDC to use FFmpeg.exe to first decode audio track selected to wav, then encodingSource for decoding selected audio tracks. Usually this option is to use when eac3to or dss fails.
II suggest to leave "Use eac3to as demuxer and decoder" , eac3to has proven to be stable and fast, BUT if it fails you have 2 more options:
a) If you need to process ONLY the first audio track select Force DirectShowSource
b) If you need to process audio tracks other then first use Use NicAudio/SoundOut as decoder
|When selecting Copy Video you can simply repack video stream in another container.|
For example if you have a MKV with H.264 video tracks and DTS-MA audio, and you want only to recode audio to ac3 or dts, you can select and in Audio codec Copy Audio or AC3
The container will be the one selected in Encode Using (in image is M2TS). Final MB Size is ignored.
|HDConvertToX also offers support for encoding only the audio section of video files.|
Just select Encode Only Audio, select the audio tracks and the audio codec.
You can queue or start the job immediately, and HDConvertToX will produce an mp3,ac3,aac,flac, wma ... audio file!
can be encrusted in movie, so it will be burned on video, and you
cannot hide it, or you can select to mux the extracted subs into avi,
mp4 or mkv|
Remember that in AVI container you can mux only SRT (textual) subtitles.
On MP4 or MKV container you can mux both textual subtitles (srt/ssa) and graphical (.idx/.sub)
Remove first lin job will remove the first line of queue
Remove all job will remove all queued line of jobs
Save Queue (queue.bat) will create a queue.bat file (in HDConvertToX folder) with all queued line
On top you can Add to Queue and Start Queue
You can select to start encodoing immediately or postpone the job to queue. On Queue you can store any number of works and start all at the same time
|In this panel you will be able to apply AviSynth filters.|
Please be careful or your encoding will be seriusly damaged!
You can also specify to apply a specific x264 codec tuning, for better visual encoding (see below).
You can also force to use a multithreaded version of AviSynth. Please note that you must have installed a specyfic build of avisynth. Since standard avisynth doesn't support threaded encoding. Please refer to this thread -> http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=144852
You can also check to use X264 64bit edition.
|HDC automatically choose resizer based on encoding quality. You can however force the resizer to use.|
|The "Test Interlace patter" will show a synthetic report how video is composed and will suggest a deinterlace.|
Compression Test will test a sample (where you can select the % to analyze) of video and will report the size at optimal quality.
So, in image at left, HDConvertToX tested 3% of movie and, encoding at good quality, the size of sample is 7.66MB.
The full movie, at same quality will be argued at 255.19MB.
So, if you was aiming at 200MB for rip, you must reduce the width or use a more quality preset.. and rerun the compression test
Note: HDC will use internal (fixed) value when doing compression test, but you can force to use your CRF/CQ value specifing on Encoding Mode 1 pass Quality and setting the CRF/CQ to what value you prefer.
HDC will use this value when doing compression test.
Note2: Compression test works only with XviD, DivX and X264 codec. No Compression test could be done for WMV or FFmpeg or Mencoder
|On last panel you will find the Muxing Options|
- No Defaul subtitle : this option will force muxing subtitle to be displayed automatically , or not. Check also Hidden option yesdefaultsubs.txt
- Muxing Title : this option allow insert a specifyc title. Check also Hidden option muxingtitle.txt
- Insert chapter every : (option avaiable for both MKV and MP4) this option will automatically force HDC to create a chapters file with a chapter title every X minutes. Check also Hidden option autochapter.txt
- Mux IPOD compliant: this option allow muxing in mp4 container with the specific options requested by Ipod files.
- Mux PSP compliant: this option allow muxing in mp4 container with the specific options requested by PlayStationPortable files.
this application allow open file supported by DGIndex or DGAVCIndex (plus MKV with H264 video stream), and creating D2V or DGA.
It also allow demuxing of audio streams and video streams
This could be usefull for feeding HDC with already indexed files
and load into HDConvertToX will force HDC to load the d2v/dga created.
Note: on loading d2v/dga HDC will ask for one audio stream and one subtitle stream
|HDC Bitrate Calculator|
this simple utility allow computing bitrate for video.
Open Video File allow bitrate calculator to analyze video and determining video lenght and framerate
Apply and Exit allow bitrate calculator to pass bitrate to HDC
|MKVExtract GUI: will start a simple program that allow demuxing tracks from mkv. |
You must install MKVToolnix
Just select the tracks you want demux and click Start
|HDC offers the possibility to save several configuration files, where it store the switch/settings you select.|
HDC will show all *.ini file present in own folder, so you can have several configuration ready for dealing with different source
The Settings also save some options not directly avaiable via gui:
Shutdown: if this value is 1 the pc will be power off and end of encoding
Reboot: if this value is 1 the pc will be rebooted at end of encoding
Suspend: if this value is 1 the pc will be suspended at end of encoding
Multitemp: if this value is 1 every file will create it own folder as temporary directory
Input Work Folder: if this value is 1 the temporary files will be created in the same folder as input file
Workfolder: this string will specify the directory for temporary files
Muxing Title: this is the title applied on mkv muxing
Note that isn't necessary to save a configuration file. HDC will always start with its settings, BUT if you prefer to load at every start the same settings, you need just to Save Settings and name it HDConvertToX.ini
You want activate "Copy Audio" , X264 in MKV , and CRF +1 Pass
just edit/write your HDConvertToX.ini and set
Audio Codec=Copy Audio
Video Codec=X264 in MKV
Allow CRF + 1 pass encoding=1
Encoding Mode=2 pass (CRF+1pass)
|"C:\Rip\HDC\Beta\applications\Vstrip.exe" @"C:\Rip\HDC\Beta\Work\job1\list.ini" -i"C:\Rip\Source\LanoAndWoodleyDisc2\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO" -o"C:\Rip\HDC\Beta\Work\job1\VTS_01_1.VOB" -p0|