Handbrake Guide for Dummy
Version 0.1 - HB Guide Simplified Released ; 20/7/2016
Version 0.2 - Added Preset Step because Dudette reminded me ; 20/7/2016
Why hello there fellow members who are interested in learning the way of uploading. You have come across to the simplified guide on how to use the program name, “Handbrake” or HB for short. Count yourself lucky to even reach here. Now stick with me for a while.
Few years ago, I actually have written a very in-depth explanation about HB. If you are interested just head there and read each one thoroughly. Don’t worry, it will be INTERESTING. Learning new stuff is fun.
The link to my in-depth tutorial is in the link below:
Be advice, you may notice just a little bit different in my guide here and there since I have not update that thread for awhile. Therefore I use this one to add a bit what missing. What I suggest to you is improvise. Again, I have put a very thorough explanation there. It is useful.
That guide man, it was written when I was still a brat at heart. Just don’t mind some of the words I put in there. It was a year where being edgelord was a thing. Haha.
Put that aside, it is still relevance. Handbrake have not done any drastic change to their interface and settings. I have pretty much share all my knowledge about what do’s and don’ts when encoding in there.
My goal is just to reduce redundancy. As in, the user of HB or any similar program, that is probably going to be you in the future, will be able to solve your own video problem occurring during the encoding process.
Believe me when I said,
Therefore, what does this guide do if I already explained everything in the previous one?
“What matters is the SETTINGS, as long you got the right settings, any encoder program can do the similar jobs and still able to provide a similar quality.”
The answer is pretty simple really.
1. As per the title, some of you guys are a DUMMY.
2. To make a tl;dr version of the previous guide for this DUMMY.
3. To try not to overwhelm beginners.
4. To get e-FAME. Hahahaha
Jokes aside, please don’t take my reason seriously. The tl;dr part is true though. I got PM saying it is TOO LONG. You guys don't have patience huh when reading?
Honestly speaking, this guide was originally made for our dear moderator named Dudette. Trust me, I have call Dudette DUMMY so many times I lost count while I teach Dudette. To keep the aesthetics values, I keep some of the originality intact for laugh.
(Dudette will kill me later for this but YOLO)
This guide will be simple as learning ABC, follow this through, and you will get a fully functioning HB with an optimum setting that can encode a very good quality video to your need. More importantly, for OS streaming purpose of course.
It can be for yourself too if you need to reduce your video size for saving purpose.
Download the program. Hell, you need it first dummy. Otherwise, how can you start the next step?
My HB guide before primarily use the Nightly Builds. My suggestion is to just use the original build. Why? Less hassle since Nightly Builds can be a pain in the *** sometimes. Trust me it does.
Original Build - https:/brake.fr/ (RECOMMENDED)
Nightly Build - https:/brake.fr/nightly.php
Please download either 32bit or 64bit version depending on your operating system. Just choose one.
Install it. Yep pretty much install it. What? You need me to teach you how to install too? Oh you dummy.
Now run the Handbrake. You will see the interface is like this.
Before anything, I want you guys go to the preferences first.
In the General setup I want the “Show Advanced Encoder Options Tab” to be selected.
Press Back button once you’re done.
Load video by pressing “Source” and choose File.
And your video will be loaded to the program like this,
Okay from this point forward, I will show what to do after you load the source aka the video you want to encode.
Just follow what is in the picture.
Select your “Destination” for the encoded file by clicking the button Browse. Be it desktop or any of your preferred folder.
Make sure the Output Settings is like this for OS encoding purpose! Otherwise, ehh it is up to you.
Remember to use this 480p setup for OS. The standard definition. What matter is the Height only.
Make sure to select Keep Aspect Ratio. Anamorphic to None.
Make sure to tick the Use Advanced Tab instead. We will be using Advanced Tab to control the settings.
Other than that, just follow the picture setup.
Click Add Track if the HB did not detect the audio track of the video. Otherwise follow the picture.
Mixdown to Stereo most of the time if available.
Now then, a little bit of info here.
If you are the user of old HB or MAC user, the option for HE-AAC still exist for you, so use that.
Otherwise for the recent release of HB, they remove the HE-AAC codec,
therefore, my suggestion is to just use AAC-passthrough to just copy the audio. Less hassle.
HB with HE-AAC
HB without HE-AAC
Press Add Track to add subtitle that is in the video.
Tick the Burn In to make sure the subtitles appear in the video after the encoding process.
Untick the Create chapter markers.
Video with chapter markers will cause a problem on the video player in OS for reason I don’t know why.
Just follow what the settings in the picture shown.
For further breakdown on the settings, go read my previous guide that I have linked above or you can look at my signature and click the "Encoding Tutorial".
It will be worth it. Maybe you will get even smarter and graduate from a dummy.
Click “Add to Queue” to add the video to the queue.
If you have another video to be encoded, you can repeat Step 5 to Step 13 again.
Once you’re ready, click “Start Encode”.
Congratulations, you have encoded your first video!
To make your life easier after this, save all the setting into one preset.
Press Add button at the bottom right to save your settings.
and if you feel like sharing your preset you can always export them by going to options. If someone give them their preset, use import option.
Load the video you want to encode and click the preset. After that only do Step 6, 7, 8, 10, 11 and 13 only.
There you go. Simple enough for you dummy? I hope so~
If you are having problem with it, PM me.
Thank you for reading till the end.