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mpeg2 mkv to x264 mp4 always heavy artifacts
#1
Hello guys,
I'm new to Hybrid.

I Extracted bunch of old DVDs with makemkv and I would like to convert them into x264 codec, mp4 container.
Every time, the final result is artifacting, sound skipping and bunch of other errors. Sometimes VLC crashes when playing those files.
I tried un/checking all the avaliable options and settings, nothing works. Even when choosing to passthrough original video and audio, same result.
When I try to encode different video mp4 file it is errorless.
I am very desperate, I was running Hybrid all days and nighs, encoded hundreds videos but I cannot solve the problem by myself.
Filip.
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#2
Hmm,... no debug output, no details, no sample,.. you did read [INFO] Infos needed to fix&reproduce bugs,.. right?

Since even video&audio passthrough results in this problem I wonder:
a. does the source mkv properly play (in vlc? mpc-hc?)
b. can you reproduce the issue with a small sample that you could share with me via pm?

Cu Selur
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#3
General
Unique ID                                : 16122812076564479656541002724922483739 (0xC2124021221F55AACF5DD17BB25E41B)
Complete name                            : C:\Users\Filip\Desktop\Youtube filmy\serie2\1.mkv
Format                                  : Matroska
Format version                          : Version 2
File size                                : 2.14 GiB
Duration                                : 49 min 29 s
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                        : 6 197 kb/s
Encoded date                            : UTC 2021-01-10 15:17:58
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.15.3 win(x64-release)
Writing library                          : libmakemkv v1.15.3 (1.3.10/1.5.2) win(x64-release)

Video
ID                                      : 1
ID in the original source medium        : 224 (0xE0)
Format                                  : MPEG Video
Format version                          : Version 2
Format profile                          : Main@Main
Format settings                          : CustomMatrix / BVOP
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, GOP                    : Variable
Format settings, picture structure      : Frame
Codec ID                                : V_MPEG2
Codec ID/Info                            : MPEG 1 or 2 Video
Duration                                : 49 min 29 s
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                : 6 000 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                        : 8 500 kb/s
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                  : 576 pixels
Display aspect ratio                    : 4:3
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                              : 25.000 FPS
Standard                                : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                      : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                              : Top Field First
Compression mode                        : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                      : 0.579
Time code of first frame                : 01:00:00:00
Time code source                        : Group of pictures header
Stream size                              : 2.07 GiB (97%)
Language                                : English
Default                                  : No
Forced                                  : No
Original source medium                  : DVD-Video

Audio
ID                                      : 2
ID in the original source medium        : 189 (0xBD)128 (0x80)
Format                                  : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital
Codec ID                                : A_AC3
Duration                                : 49 min 29 s
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                : 192 kb/s
Channel(s)                              : 2 channels
Channel layout                          : L R
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Frame rate                              : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Compression mode                        : Lossy
Stream size                              : 68.0 MiB (3%)
Title                                    : Stereo
Language                                : Czech
Service kind                            : Complete Main
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                  : No
Original source medium                  : DVD-Video

Menu
00:00:00.000                            : en:Chapter 01
00:01:13.960                            : en:Chapter 02
00:11:57.440                            : en:Chapter 03
00:19:43.600                            : en:Chapter 04
00:25:56.560                            : en:Chapter 05
00:37:37.640                            : en:Chapter 06

Yes, extracted mkv is no problem playing.
If I make small sample and encode it with hybrid it is also no problem.

I decided to rip DVDs from Hybrid and not from makemkv. That works well, no artifacts or glitches but somehow, hybrid does not recognize audio streams from DVDs. So it will rip but no audio Sad .


Debug here:


Attached Files
.7z   HybridDebugOutput.7z (Size: 30,77 KB / Downloads: 5)
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#4
Debug output already contains a details MediaInfo output:
General
Count                                    : 331
Count of stream of this kind             : 1
Kind of stream                           : General
Kind of stream                           : General
Stream identifier                        : 0
Unique ID                                : 16122812076564479656541002724922483739
Unique ID                                : 16122812076564479656541002724922483739 (0xC2124021221F55AACF5DD17BB25E41B)
Count of video streams                   : 1
Count of audio streams                   : 1
Count of menu streams                    : 1
Video_Format_List                        : MPEG Video
Video_Format_WithHint_List               : MPEG Video
Codecs Video                             : MPEG Video
Video_Language_List                      : English
Audio_Format_List                        : AC-3
Audio_Format_WithHint_List               : AC-3
Audio codecs                             : AC-3
Audio_Language_List                      : Czech
Complete name                            : C:\Users\Filip\Desktop\Youtube filmy\serie2\1.mkv
Folder name                              : C:\Users\Filip\Desktop\Youtube filmy\serie2
File name extension                      : 1.mkv
File name                                : 1
File extension                           : mkv
Format                                   : Matroska
Format                                   : Matroska
Format/Url                               : https://matroska.org/downloads/windows.html
Format/Extensions usually used           : mkv mk3d mka mks
Commercial name                          : Matroska
Format version                           : Version 2
File size                                : 2300138153
File size                                : 2.14 GiB
File size                                : 2 GiB
File size                                : 2.1 GiB
File size                                : 2.14 GiB
File size                                : 2.142 GiB
Duration                                 : 2969200
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s 200 ms
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.200
Duration                                 : 00:49:29:05
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.200 (00:49:29:05)
Overall bit rate mode                    : VBR
Overall bit rate mode                    : Variable
Overall bit rate                         : 6197328
Overall bit rate                         : 6 197 kb/s
Frame rate                               : 25.000
Frame rate                               : 25.000 FPS
Frame count                              : 74230
Stream size                              : 1877345
Stream size                              : 1.79 MiB (0%)
Stream size                              : 2 MiB
Stream size                              : 1.8 MiB
Stream size                              : 1.79 MiB
Stream size                              : 1.790 MiB
Stream size                              : 1.79 MiB (0%)
Proportion of this stream                : 0.00082
IsStreamable                             : Yes
Encoded date                             : UTC 2021-01-10 15:17:58
File creation date                       : UTC 2021-01-10 15:17:58.773
File creation date (local)               : 2021-01-10 16:17:58.773
File last modification date              : UTC 2021-01-10 15:37:04.347
File last modification date (local)      : 2021-01-10 16:37:04.347
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.15.3 win(x64-release)
Writing application                      : MakeMKV v1.15.3 win(x64-release)
Writing library                          : libmakemkv v1.15.3 (1.3.10/1.5.2) win(x64-release)
Writing library                          : libmakemkv v1.15.3 (1.3.10/1.5.2) win(x64-release)

Video
Count                                    : 379
Count of stream of this kind             : 1
Kind of stream                           : Video
Kind of stream                           : Video
Stream identifier                        : 0
StreamOrder                              : 0
ID                                       : 1
ID                                       : 1
ID in the original source medium         : 224
ID in the original source medium         : 224 (0xE0)
Unique ID                                : 1
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Format                                   : MPEG Video
Commercial name                          : MPEG-2 Video
Format version                           : Version 2
Format profile                           : Main@Main
Format settings                          : CustomMatrix / BVOP
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, BVOP                    : Yes
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format settings, Matrix                  : Custom
Format_Settings_Matrix_Data              : 10111112121213131313141414141415151515151516161616161616171717171717171718181819181818191A1A1A1A191B1B1B1B1B1C1C1C1C1E1E1E1F1F21
Format settings, GOP                     : Variable
Format settings, picture structure       : Frame
Internet media type                      : video/MPV
Codec ID                                 : V_MPEG2
Codec ID/Info                            : MPEG 1 or 2 Video
Codec ID/Url                             : http://ffdshow-tryout.sourceforge.net/
Duration                                 : 2969200.000000
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s 200 ms
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.200
Duration                                 : 00:49:29:05
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.200 (00:49:29:05)
Bit rate mode                            : VBR
Bit rate mode                            : Variable
Bit rate                                 : 6000280
Bit rate                                 : 6 000 kb/s
Maximum bit rate                         : 8500000
Maximum bit rate                         : 8 500 kb/s
Width                                    : 720
Width                                    : 720 pixels
Height                                   : 576
Height                                   : 576 pixels
Sampled_Width                            : 720
Sampled_Height                           : 576
Pixel aspect ratio                       : 1.067
Display aspect ratio                     : 1.333
Display aspect ratio                     : 4:3
Frame rate mode                          : CFR
Frame rate mode                          : Constant
Frame rate                               : 25.000
Frame rate                               : 25.000 FPS
Frame count                              : 74230
Standard                                 : PAL
Color space                              : YUV
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Chroma subsampling                       : 4:2:0
Bit depth                                : 8
Bit depth                                : 8 bits
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan type                                : Interlaced
Scan order                               : TFF
Scan order                               : Top Field First
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Bits/(Pixel*Frame)                       : 0.579
Delay                                    : 0
Delay                                    : 00:00:00.000
Delay, origin                            : Container
Delay, origin                            : Container
Delay_Original                           : 3600000
Delay_Original                           : 1 h 0 min
Delay_Original                           : 1 h 0 min 0 s 0 ms
Delay_Original                           : 1 h 0 min
Delay_Original                           : 01:00:00.000
Delay_Original_Settings                  : drop_frame_flag=0 / closed_gop=1 / broken_link=0
Delay_Original_DropFrame                 : No
Delay_Original_Source                    : Stream
Time code of first frame                 : 01:00:00:00
Time code source                         : Group of pictures header
Stream size                              : 2227004232
Stream size                              : 2.07 GiB (97%)
Stream size                              : 2 GiB
Stream size                              : 2.1 GiB
Stream size                              : 2.07 GiB
Stream size                              : 2.074 GiB
Stream size                              : 2.07 GiB (97%)
Proportion of this stream                : 0.96820
Language                                 : en
Language                                 : English
Language                                 : English
Language                                 : en
Language                                 : eng
Language                                 : en
Default                                  : No
Default                                  : No
Forced                                   : No
Forced                                   : No
Buffer size                              : 229376
Original source medium                   : DVD-Video
intra_dc_precision                       : 10

Audio
Count                                    : 312
Count of stream of this kind             : 1
Kind of stream                           : Audio
Kind of stream                           : Audio
Stream identifier                        : 0
StreamOrder                              : 1
ID                                       : 2
ID                                       : 2
ID in the original source medium         : 189-128
ID in the original source medium         : 189 (0xBD)128 (0x80)
Unique ID                                : 2
Format                                   : AC-3
Format                                   : AC-3
Format/Info                              : Audio Coding 3
Format/Url                               : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC3
Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital
Commercial name                          : Dolby Digital
Format settings, Endianness              : Big
Codec ID                                 : A_AC3
Duration                                 : 2969024.000000
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s 24 ms
Duration                                 : 49 min 29 s
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.024
Duration                                 : 00:49:52:30
Duration                                 : 00:49:29.024 (00:49:52:30)
Bit rate mode                            : CBR
Bit rate mode                            : Constant
Bit rate                                 : 192000
Bit rate                                 : 192 kb/s
Channel(s)                               : 2
Channel(s)                               : 2 channels
Channel positions                        : Front: L R
Channel positions                        : 2/0/0
Channel layout                           : L R
Samples per frame                        : 1536
Sampling rate                            : 48000
Sampling rate                            : 48.0 kHz
Samples count                            : 142513152
Frame rate                               : 31.250
Frame rate                               : 31.250 FPS (1536 SPF)
Frame count                              : 92782
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Compression mode                         : Lossy
Delay                                    : 0
Delay                                    : 00:00:00.000
Delay, origin                            : Container
Delay, origin                            : Container
Delay relative to video                  : 0
Delay relative to video                  : 00:00:00.000
Stream size                              : 71256576
Stream size                              : 68.0 MiB (3%)
Stream size                              : 68 MiB
Stream size                              : 68 MiB
Stream size                              : 68.0 MiB
Stream size                              : 67.96 MiB
Stream size                              : 68.0 MiB (3%)
Proportion of this stream                : 0.03098
Title                                    : Stereo
Language                                 : cs
Language                                 : Czech
Language                                 : Czech
Language                                 : cs
Language                                 : ces
Language                                 : cs
Service kind                             : CM
Service kind                             : Complete Main
Default                                  : Yes
Default                                  : Yes
Forced                                   : No
Forced                                   : No
Original source medium                   : DVD-Video
bsid                                     : 8
Dialog Normalization                     : -27
Dialog Normalization                     : -27 dB
compr                                    : -0.28
compr                                    : -0.28 dB
dynrng                                   : -7.66
dynrng                                   : -7.66 dB
dsurmod                                  : 0
acmod                                    : 2
lfeon                                    : 0
dialnorm_Average                         : -27
dialnorm_Average                         : -27 dB
dialnorm_Minimum                         : -27
dialnorm_Minimum                         : -27 dB
dialnorm_Maximum                         : -27
dialnorm_Maximum                         : -27 dB
dialnorm_Count                           : 570
compr_Average                            : -4.12
compr_Average                            : -4.12 dB
compr_Minimum                            : -10.10
compr_Minimum                            : -10.10 dB
compr_Maximum                            : 0.53
compr_Maximum                            : 0.53 dB
compr_Count                              : 532
dynrng_Average                           : 9.43
dynrng_Average                           : 9.43 dB
dynrng_Minimum                           : -23.55
dynrng_Minimum                           : -23.55 dB
dynrng_Maximum                           : 22.76
dynrng_Maximum                           : 22.76 dB
dynrng_Count                             : 570

Menu
Count                                    : 100
Count of stream of this kind             : 1
Kind of stream                           : Menu
Kind of stream                           : Menu
Stream identifier                        : 0
Chapters_Pos_Begin                       : 94
Chapters_Pos_End                         : 100
00:00:00.000                             : en:Chapter 01
00:01:13.960                             : en:Chapter 02
00:11:57.440                             : en:Chapter 03
00:19:43.600                             : en:Chapter 04
00:25:56.560                             : en:Chapter 05
00:37:37.640                             : en:Chapter 06
The used Vapoursynth script:
# Imports
import os
import sys
import ctypes
# Loading Support Files
Dllref = ctypes.windll.LoadLibrary("C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/libfftw3f-3.dll")
import vapoursynth as vs
core = vs.get_core()
# Import scripts folder
scriptPath = 'C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsscripts'
sys.path.append(os.path.abspath(scriptPath))
# Loading Plugins
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/GrainFilter/AddGrain/AddGrain.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/DenoiseFilter/NEO_FFT3DFilter/neo-fft3d.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/DenoiseFilter/DFTTest/DFTTest.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/EEDI3.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/ResizeFilter/nnedi3/vsznedi3.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/libmvtools.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/temporalsoften.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/scenechange.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/Support/fmtconv.dll")
core.std.LoadPlugin(path="C:/Program Files/Hybrid/64bit/vsfilters/SourceFilter/LSmashSource/vslsmashsource.dll")
# Import scripts
import havsfunc
# source: 'C:\Users\Filip\Desktop\Youtube filmy\serie2\1.mkv'
# current color space: YUV420P8, bit depth: 8, resolution: 720x576, fps: 25, color matrix: 470bg, yuv luminance scale: limited, scanorder: top field first
# Loading C:\Users\Filip\Desktop\Youtube filmy\serie2\1.mkv using LWLibavSource
clip = core.lsmas.LWLibavSource(source="C:/Users/Filip/Desktop/Youtube filmy/serie2/1.mkv", format="YUV420P8", cache=0, prefer_hw=0)
# making sure input color matrix is set as 470bg
clip = core.resize.Point(clip, matrix_in_s="470bg",range_s="limited")
# making sure frame rate is set to 25
clip = core.std.AssumeFPS(clip=clip, fpsnum=25, fpsden=1)
# Setting color range to TV (limited) range.
clip = core.std.SetFrameProp(clip=clip, prop="_ColorRange", intval=1)
# setting field order to what QTGMC should assume (top field first)
clip = core.std.SetFrameProp(clip=clip, prop="_FieldBased", intval=2)
# Deinterlacing using QTGMC
clip = havsfunc.QTGMC(Input=clip, Preset="Super Fast", TFF=True) # new fps: 50
# make sure content is preceived as frame based
clip = core.std.SetFieldBased(clip, 0)
clip = core.fmtc.resample(clip=clip, kernel="lanczos", w=2048, h=1536, interlaced=False, interlacedd=False)
# adjusting output color from: YUV420P16 to YUV420P8 for x264Model (i420@8)
clip = core.resize.Bicubic(clip=clip, format=vs.YUV420P8, range_s="limited")
# set output frame rate to 50.000fps
clip = core.std.AssumeFPS(clip=clip, fpsnum=50, fpsden=1)
# Output
clip.set_output()
looks fine.
So:
a. does the source mkv play fine in MPC-HC, VLC?
b. does the Vapoursynth Preview look fine? In case it doesn't it might be an issue with the decoder, and either turning on the hardware decoding of LWLibavSource (Filtering->Vapoursynth->Misc->Source->Libav hardware decoding mode) might help.
c. if the source plays fine and the preview also has no issues, I'll need a short sample which allows to reproduce the issue.

My guess is that it's not a decoder problem since during passthrough the decoder isn't used.

Cu Selur
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#5
Ok thank you very much, I am now encoding with the settings you mentioned. I will let you know if it works.
Can you please take a look on another my debug file, why Hybrid ignores audio stream from DVD which I would like to rip to mp4?


Attached Files
.7z   HybridDebugOutput.7z (Size: 9,11 KB / Downloads: 6)
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#6
Since that debug output only contains the job creation and the job processing there is nothing I can say other than the audio queue was empty to no audio processing was done.

Cu Selur
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#7
I have uploaded whole mkv file: https://www.uschovna.cz/en/zasilka/HNZY3...EZCSF-4TH/

If you could try to convert it to mp4, I have no luck, maybe you'll have.
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#8
Downloaded the file, looked did the same settings you did.
Looked at the Vapoursynth preview, mixed content of progressive and interlaced, no artifacts (aside from the once already in the source) in the preview. (personally I would add a bunch of filters to remove ringing, chroma noise, dirt, etc.)
To speed things up a bit I also enabled 'QTGMC Vapoursynth->OpenCL' and set 'Libav hardware decoding mode' to '1'.
Had no problem with the audio processing or video processing.
Won't upload the output file since it's 11GB (x264@crf18) due to the resizing of the source to 2048x1536 which for me destroyed more than it improved anything.
-> Don't see an issue with Hybrid.

Cu Selur

Ps.: In case you overclocked your system or have heat problems that may be cause of artifacts.
PPs.: I used MPC-HC for playback.
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#9
Thank you very much Selur for spending time with me. Would be possible to send me here your conversion profile.xlm with all the tweaks you'd made (maybe also with the filters  Smile ) ? I would try it by myself.

I am upscaling so high because if I upload original mkv file to youtube, the quality is garbage, it downscales even more. So 2048x1536 is Full HD for aspect ratio 4:3 and much of the picture is preserved.
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#10
If I find some time I can look at the file after work and write down some basic filter settings I would use.

Cu Selur
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