kickass331 wrote:i had a feeling that you misspelled cfr for a reason. Yes I've heard of quality encoding, 1 pass, 2 pass, npass, and quality are the 4 mainstream options. I use one pass.
He didn't misspell it at all, he wrote CRF. You don't know much about x264 do you? You have constant quantizer, constant ratefactor, and average bitrate coding options. Bitrate averaging can be done over as many analysis passes as you want but it really needs only one. When you say you do 1 pass, what do you mean, because that can be either a first pass, a second pass without analysis, constant quantization, or constant ratefactoring. Be more specific.
kickass331 wrote:i had a feeling it was, however I'm blown away by that blu-ray more than any other upscale / even blu rays like the dark knight.
So you're blind, nice that we've established that. The only reason an upscaled BD would ever look better is that it has more bitrate, unless it was mastered from the DVD in the first place in which case lol Yukikaze.
kickass331 wrote:And yes I know the blu-ray format supports irregular things. It does 720p/480p/480/1080i/1080p at 24/25/30 fps in VC-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4 AFAIK. I could be wrong.
In what way are those irregular? Regularity would imply it has a norm, and you don't even know what the norm is. It does more than just those framerates too. Actual codecs in use are VC-1, MPEG2, and MPEG4-AVC.
kickass331 wrote:VFR Impacts bitrate, but only if a large portion is much higher bitrate, for example a 120fps OP+ED Raw, not when VFR maintains about the same.
You completely misunderstand the concept of bitrate, along with how VFR works.
kickass331 wrote:And even if you can IVTC with vfr, I always encode things at 23.976 fps cfr, since I don't see the need for vfr. VFR isn't an accurate representation of the actual number of image data available.
Then your motion will be broken, and as I said above, you don't understand how VFR works.