HOW TO CONVERT 10BIT TO 8BIT
Jesus Christ will you people stop asking me how to encode 10bit to 8bit. Don’t ask me for help if this fails because it’s not supposed to fail.
1. Grab latest 8bit x264. Just go with the 32 for simplicity. You can grab one here, or use your favorite build, whatever.
2. Save it in a folder. (This guide assumes you’re using windows. x264 works on linux too, but fuck it if you use linux you can figure that shit out by yourself)
3. Make a new text file. Paste this line in:
x264 --preset veryfast --tune animation --crf 18 -o %1.8bit.mkv %1
You can change this:
veryfast – fastest, highest file size
veryslow – slowest, lowest file size
Leave the rest alone unless you know what you’re doing. (But fuck, if you knew what you were doing, why am I explaining this to you)
5. Save the text file as encode.bat
5. Move a 10bit file you want to encode into the same folder.
6. Click and drag the 10bit file onto encode.bat.
7. Holy shit something should be encoding.
8. Wait until encoding window disappears.
9. Open mkvmerge GUI (You can get that here)
10. Drag the ORIGINAL VIDEO into the input files. There should be a list of checkboxes underneath. You want to UNCHECK the V_MPEG4 (this is the 10bit video you want to throw out)
11. Now drag in the ENCODED VIDEO. It should be the same name as the ORIGINAL VIDEO except it has a .8bit.mkv at the end.
12. Name your muxed file at the bottom and hit mux (don’t forget a .mkv)
13. Congratulations you have a something in 8bit with quality loss due to reencoding and the file size is most likely larger to boot. Now ask yourself why the hell you wanted it again.Posted by RHExcelion under Another Chapter in the Guide to World Domination, I'm not being sarcastic why would you think I'm being sarcastic | Permalink