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#1 of 5 Dave Upton

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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:27 AM

My primary playback methods are to use Dune boxes, as they are the most consistent experience for me so far playing Blu-ray ISO files and mkv's over my LAN. That said - some of the content I have is in this 10 bit format which the Dune devices can't play back.


Does anyone know of a reasonably automated/easy method to convert these to be more compatible?



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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:35 AM

Probably one of the best and easiest to use is VidCoder.

 

http://vidcoder.codeplex.com/

 

1.4.16 is the most current.   Pretty easy to input one MKV, output another, based on whatever rules you want, including conversion, reduction, etc. 


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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:36 AM

Google saved me :)
 

This is your lucky day!

The solution to your problem can be found at the end of this thread:

http://www.networked....ht=anime 10bit

Quick summary:

1) Make this into a .BAT file


@echo off
setlocal

FOR /f "delims=" %%i IN ('dir /b *.mkv') DO call :recode "%%i"
goto :done

:recode
set oldfile=%1
echo %oldfile% | find /i "[8bit]" > nul:
if not errorlevel 1 goto :eof
set newfile=%oldfile:.mkv= [8bit].mkv%
if exist %newfile% goto :eof
echo %oldfile%
set tmpfile=%oldfile:.mkv=.tmp.mkv%
if exist %tmpfile% del /f /q %tmpfile%
x264 --preset veryfast --tune animation --crf 18 -o %tmpfile% %oldfile%
mkvmerge -o %newfile% -D %oldfile% %tmpfile%
if exist %tmpfile% del /f /q %tmpfile%
goto :eof

:done
endlocal

2) Install MKVTOOLNIX 5.6.0 into windows http://www.bunkus.or.....6.0-setup.exe
3) Download x264.exe http://x264.nl/ (Get 8bit version..not 10bit)

Place x264.exe ; above batch (.BAT) file ; and the shortcut to MKVMERGE GUI (Which should appear as a shortcut on your desktop after installing mkvtoolnix.. all together in a folder. Place anime you which to convert in folder and run batch file. Done.

Original method and directions: http://commiesubs.co...-10bit-to-8bit/ ((Use above .bat file instead of encode.bat))

Enjoy..



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Posted March 27 2013 - 04:37 AM

Probably one of the best and easiest to use is VidCoder.

 

http://vidcoder.codeplex.com/

 

1.4.16 is the most current.   Pretty easy to input one MKV, output another, based on whatever rules you want, including conversion, reduction, etc. 

Matt - does VidCoder preserve subtitles? One of the major problems I have is with imported anime Blu-ray's that I ripped to 10 bit accidentally.



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Posted March 27 2013 - 05:47 AM

Matt - does VidCoder preserve subtitles? One of the major problems I have is with imported anime Blu-ray's that I ripped to 10 bit accidentally.

 

If you tell it to,  yes.  You can go through the options and preserve subtitles, etc.

 

Your method also works, and that's a stream method.  The issue with that is you get high quality but not a lot of benefits for storage.   It's up to you.  ;)


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