How to Hardsub with VirtualDub using H264

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How to Hardsub with VirtualDub using H264

Postby uberathlete » Sat Oct 11, 2008 9:14 pm

Hi everyone, newbie here. I've been trying to hardsub (SSA subs) with VirtualDub using H264 to encode. The source vid is 700 Mb but when I encode it becomes super big like over 2 gigs. I would like it to be less than 2 gigs at least.

If anyone could help me out it would be much appreciated. If you need my settings please let me know and I'll post them. Thanks in advance.

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Postby ethidda » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:14 am

Um, which format is the source encoded in? If it's not h264, then your final should be around 300-500 mb after encode. If it's h264, then it should be about the same.

If you're encoding it and it comes out super big, make sure that you're actually encoding it (i.e. compressing it with a codec) and that you have not checked lossless for any of the options. Beyond that, there are many great tutorials floating on the internet for you to google.

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Postby AkumaX » Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:21 am

9 times out of 10 people forget to encode the audio (and leave it uncompressed @ 1536kbps)

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Postby konsui » Thu Oct 23, 2008 4:54 pm

Learn how to use Avisynth for the hardsubbing part (why do hardsubs, anyway?) and MeGUI for the actual encoding. It's worth it.

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Postby shadow-of-sin » Mon Nov 03, 2008 6:19 am

The proper way to encode H264 is by using MeGui (or other x264 front end or just x264). VirtualDub uses a VFW hack to encode H264 - this is not how its supposed to be.

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Postby sungie » Mon Nov 03, 2008 11:58 am

Settings: target kbps, audio quality, number of passes..
There are several ways to encode files.

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Postby cowsaysmeow » Fri May 29, 2009 6:19 am

Use Megui it is easier and has better profiles.

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