DVDFAB Plat. - more encoding options required

Hello, g’day and welcome to everybody!

My first post here so I am a bit scared :wink: Anyway, I want to thank for DVDFab Platinum. I have to say that I installed it two days ago and I am absolutely amazed. Everything is very simple and intuitive, but in my opinion some aspects need some more work. I use DVDFab Platinum for encoding my DVDs to H.264 and played with my laptop, when in travel. Making films is so simple, even simpler than using Nero Recode. I do love automatic subs making. Wow! Really great! However, the visual results of my encodings are only so-so. I have encoded films with ASP profile codecs with better resultsthan DVDFab with AVC (same resolution and bitrate). Frankly, I I made some investigation. The results are below:

[ About file ]

Name: Fahrenheit 451.mp4
Date: 7/01/2008 03:22:42
Size: 1,402,678,687 bytes (1337.699 MB)

[ Generic infos ]

Play duration: 01:52:27 (6747.241 s)
Container type: MP4/MOV
Major brand: ISO Base Media version 512
Creation time: 1/03/2006 13:56:37 UTC
Modification time: 1/03/2006 13:56:37 UTC
Number of streams: 2
Type of stream nr. 1: video (avc1) {VideoHandler}
Type of stream nr. 2: audio (AAC Low complexity) {SoundHandler}
Audio streams: 1

[ Relevant data ]

Resolution: 704 x 400
Width: multiple of 32
Height: multiple of 16
Average DRF: 21.713386
Standard deviation: 2.182377
Std. dev. weighted mean: 2.178892

[ Video track ]

Codec: avc1
Resolution: 704 x 400
Frame aspect ratio: 44:25 = 1.76 (~16:9)
Pixel aspect ratio: 1:1 = 1
Display aspect ratio: 44:25 = 1.76 (~16:9)
Framerate: 23.976023 fps
Number of frames: 161772
Bitrate: 1574.017820 kbps

[ Audio track ]

Codec: AAC Low complexity
Bitrate: 84.557711 kbps
Channels: 2
Sample rate: 48000 Hz

[ About H.264 encoding ]

SPS id: 0
Profile: Baseline@L1.3
Num ref frames: 1
Aspect ratio: Square pixels
Chroma format idc: YUV 4:2:0
PPS id: 0 (SPS: 0)
Entropy coding type: CAVLC
Weighted prediction: No
Weighted bipred idc: No
8x8dct: No
Number of frames: 161772
Drop/delay frames: 0
Corrupted frames: 0

P-slices: 161116 ( 99.594 %) #########################
B-slices: 0 ( 0.000 %)
I-slices: 656 ( 0.406 %)
SP-slices: 0 ( 0.000 %)
SI-slices: 0 ( 0.000 %)

[ DRF analysis ]

Average DRF: 21.713386
Standard deviation: 2.182377
Max DRF: 31

DRF<10: 0 ( 0.000 %)
DRF=10: 356 ( 0.220 %)
DRF=11: 134 ( 0.083 %)
DRF=12: 69 ( 0.043 %)
DRF=13: 35 ( 0.022 %)
DRF=14: 39 ( 0.024 %)
DRF=15: 85 ( 0.053 %)
DRF=16: 339 ( 0.210 %)
DRF=17: 1755 ( 1.085 %)
DRF=18: 5986 ( 3.700 %) #
DRF=19: 13424 ( 8.298 %) ##
DRF=20: 23183 ( 14.331 %) ####
DRF=21: 28856 ( 17.837 %) ####
DRF=22: 31761 ( 19.633 %) #####
DRF=23: 26151 ( 16.165 %) ####
DRF=24: 14446 ( 8.930 %) ##
DRF=25: 7490 ( 4.630 %) #
DRF=26: 4922 ( 3.043 %) #
DRF=27: 2131 ( 1.317 %)
DRF=28: 590 ( 0.365 %)
DRF=29: 18 ( 0.011 %)
DRF=30: 1 ( 0.001 %)
DRF=31: 1 ( 0.001 %)
DRF>31: 0 ( 0.000 %)

P-slices average DRF: 21.721207
P-slices std. deviation: 2.179745
P-slices max DRF: 31

I-slices average DRF: 19.792682
I-slices std. deviation: 1.969200
I-slices max DRF: 27

[ Profile compliancy ]

Profile to check: MTK PAL 6000
Resolution: Ok
Framerate: 23.976023 <> 25
Min buffer fill: 81%

This report was created by AVInaptic (18-11-2007) on 8 gen 2008, h 01:17:16

And my comments:

  • the size of the H.264 movie does not match what I set, however, I made it 2-pass
  • the encoded autio is 84 Kbps only, however, I set it 128. OK, I know that AAC is VBR but difference is much too much.
  • the AVC stream is the simpliest profile, good for cell phones and portable gaming consoles so no wonder that XviD/DivX give better visual results. Will it be possible to encode movies with High Profile, e.g. 5.1, somehow in the nearest future? I know that it will make the encoding much longer (currently DVDFab produces every film below 2 hours - my processor is Intel Pentium E2160 overclocked to 3.2 GHz) like , for example, FairUse Wizard does (I use the compitation of Celtic Druid). Maybe a plugin for an external app like Handbrake?

Anyway, thank you for the great app!

Hello Yokozuna and welcome to the Fab forum. If I were you, I would go to the Fab request sticky at the top of the Fab page and put your request in. This way, if you don’t get a responce from here, Fengtao will see your request and he can work on it. Possibly put it in a future update. ~ Mike