Downsizing to 720p

Discussion in 'High Definition Software' started by Chew, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. Chew

    Chew Active Member

    OK, I backed up BD of Cars to my Hard Drive... I converted the m2ts file to one ts file now. Does anyone know how to use expert mode of Quick Media Converter to resize the 1080p ts file to a 720p ts file and still keep DD 5.1? I want to store it on my Media Server to stream to my ps3. If you have suggestions for an easier tool to use, please let me know!

    Thanks,
    Chew
     
  2. hddvdsupporter

    hddvdsupporter Well-Known Member

    where did you get the correct order of all these m2ts files for cars?
     
  3. Chew

    Chew Active Member

    If your Cars is like mine, I just ordered my Stream folder by file size and there was one that was nearly 30 GB... That was the movie.

    Anyone have a clue on how to get the movie from 1080p to 720p, I want just resizing of the frames.. and keep the DD 5.1?

    Thanks,
    Chew
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2008
  4. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    You can't just resize the frames, you have to completely re-encode the video at the new framesize
     
  5. Chew

    Chew Active Member

    Thanks Adbear, what can I use to do that?

    Thanks,
    Chew
     
  6. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    when you figure that out please let me know.
     
  7. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I'd take a look over at Doom9.org, you'll probably find everything you need over there, but it's not usually that easy to do. Getting the audio out is the easy part, But then you need to demux the video stream and then re-encode it into a 720p file whilst keeping the quality up
     
  8. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    aware of that. its a pain and i have given up on that. HD DVD i've got down. so thats why i said, let me know.
     
  9. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I don't tend to do it myself as I have a Blu-ray and a HD DVD burner so I don't need to downsample stuff to play it back
     
  10. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    If i had a money tree like you must i would do the same. although i tend to be cheap and would not see the need to spend 10-15 on a bd-r when i could spend 5 more and get another actual movie.
     
  11. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I store them on a Harddrive and write to BD-RE when I want to watch them. Also helps that we use the same equipment at work so I can borrow stuff from there when I want to
     
  12. Chew

    Chew Active Member

    Thats what I want to do.. You can fit more 720p movies on a hard drive though, thats why I was wanting to do this.

    Quick Media Converter there seems to be the capoability, but I'm not sure the settings because it keeps erroring out on me.
     
  13. Rusty257

    Rusty257 Well-Known Member

    then delete them and reburn a new one? that would make sense. i used to have a job like that. left for more money elsewhere but lost all those techie perks.

    chew:
    i am trying different methods for it if i ever get a working way i will surely post it. I dont want to create all those avisynth scripts and such. there MUST be a better way. if you find a way please let us al know as well.
     
  14. Chew

    Chew Active Member

    Will do Rusty, thanks.
     
  15. AlwaysNever

    AlwaysNever New Member

    I'm trying to do this exact same thing, only with HD-DVD - can you please elaborate on your process for this?

    TIA
     
  16. xmas1888

    xmas1888 New Member

    RipBot264

    RipBot264 is the best tool I've seen for shrinking the video from both blu-rays and HD-DVDs, especially since it will automatically read from the blu-ray structure when you select the video file. MeGUI is also a pretty handy encoding tool as well. Check on the doom9 forums for guides on how to use these apps, especially RipBot.
    Also, first post :).
     
  17. AlwaysNever

    AlwaysNever New Member

    RE: Ripbot264

    Thanks for the info - I've tried using Ripbot264, but I'd rather not recompress the video again to h.264. What I'm trying to do is simply resize the video from 1080p down to 720p without re-encoding to a different format. I really want to keep the same level of color detail, etc. but shrink the file size. I'm hoping that downsizing to 720p will accomplish that. I'm not even sure if it's possible to do...
     
  18. xmas1888

    xmas1888 New Member

    Not possible

    It's not possible. There is a lengthy explanation of why, but the simple version is that encodings are based on each frame and each frame has a certain resolution and byte size, hence to reduce the size of the frames, you need to do a full re-encoding, which with h.264 can take a LONG time.