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Stuttering with h.264 MP4 on 360?

ChewyWafflesChewyWaffles Registered User regular
I'm using DVD Decrypter + Handbrake to rip and encode my DVD collection onto a file server. I decided to go the H.264 coded route, as it outputs a better picture. The videos look and play great on my laptop, etc using the default 360 preset for the encode. However, when I play them on my 360 they stutter. A two hour movie encodes to around 1.2GB, so I don't think it's my bitrate that the 360 can't keep up with.

Any advice or suggestions on how to combat this stuttering would be greatly appreciated.

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    ResonantResonant Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Is the file server and the 360 running on wireless? If so, how far away are they from the router.

    Try hardwiring both devices if thats the case and see if the stuttering stops. When my file server was wireless, I also experienced some stuttering.

    The bitrate is probably not what is causing the issue. What encoder are you using? I'm not sure what h.264 encoder Handbrake uses. It is probably x264 though. Make sure you are using the latest version of Handbrake.

    I know that they just put out a new version on Nov 23 that updated their build of x264. Quote from the handbrake site:

    A large portion of these speed, size, and quality improvements come to us for free, from the x264 project. The past year, like every year, has seen some massive improvements for that video encoding engine. As always, it has been further hand-optimized for better performance. But it has also gained new features like macroblock tree rate control and weighted P-Frame prediction. The end result? Better picture quality, at a smaller size, faster.

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    useless4useless4 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Handbrake has discontinued the 360/PS3 presets , saying they "just didn't work"

    They suggest using the new version (.94) and "General" preset.

    Side note the AppleTV preset plays back on the 360 no problems (up to and including 1280x720)

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    Dark ShroudDark Shroud Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I will also note that DVD Decrypter is extremely outdated now on Encryptions. If you want free try DVD Fab Decrypter.

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