Ok, Long Winded Question here…
I’ve recently ripped my Star Trek: Next Generation Season 2 discs.
The EXTRAS at the end of the last disk are creating problems.
I’m using HANDBRAKE to recode them to h.264 MKVs with Passthru AC3 and Soft Subtitles.
When I coded the first couple of them (there’s 6, I think) they were horribly out of sync. I finally determined that a couple of them have VARIABLE frame rates; they go back and forth between 23.976 and 29.97 frames per second.
The REST of them (that don’t get out of sync) don’t appear to be variable; they appear to be fixed at 23.976 all the way through the video.
I discovered that if I transcode the troublesome ones by setting HandBrake to FIXED Framerate that it works OK, but the video quality suffers in the sections that are not at the same framerate in the video (IE, the parts that are on the DVD in 29.97 fps don’t look as good if I set HandBrake to code at 23.976fps, and vice versa.)
But leaving HandBrake set to “Same as Source,” where it leaves the frame rate as-is, is unworkable on these videos.
I can’t tell if this is a Handbrake problem, or a WDTV problem.
I’m thinking it’s a WDTV problem, because the MKVs play fine on my PC, and if I use the divx.com MKV->DIVX converter, the resulting DIVX files play fine on the WDTV, too (with the same noted loss of quality described above.)
I don’t want to have to Re-Rip and re-transcode my library if this is a bug that might get fixed.
Can anyone out there comment?
(((EDIT: Uhm, sheepish grin… I searched again and this time found a few posts referencing the same problem; WD Bug. Never Mind! :) )))