Tuesday, June 5, 2012

A History of Violence

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Coming off of the spotlight that The Lord of the Rings granted Viggo Mortensen, we now have Viggo titles like Hidalgo, Eastern Promises, and A History of Violence. I first saw this movie when it came out on DVD and enjoyed it although I haven't bothered revisiting it in the ensuing 7 years.

There seem to be two different encodes that have been released by the studios. The USA one was released first by New Line Cinema. Entertainment in Video, who usually just buy the encodes from Warner and New Line, decided to try it for themselves and did a pretty good job.

Expand each title for disc info and screenshots by clicking the +/-
+/-US Blu-ray (Released 2/10/2009)-New Line
DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     HISTORY_OF_VIOLENCE_BD01
Disc Size:      23,070,782,323 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00002.MPLS
Size:                   19,590,955,008 bytes
Length:                 1:35:43 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          27.29 Mbps
Description:            

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
VC-1 Video              22493 kbps          1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Dolby TrueHD Audio              English         1321 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1321 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio             English         192 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 192 kbps / Dolby Surround

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         24.268 kbps                     
Presentation Graphics           Spanish         21.301 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00002.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:35:43.404     19,590,955,008  27,288          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:06:05.573     19,681 kbps     57,515 kbps     00:00:19.477    28,094 kbps     00:05:12.895    25,619 kbps     00:05:08.099    102,760 bytes   461,748 bytes   00:00:19.644    
2               0:06:05.573     0:04:36.776     20,809 kbps     41,088 kbps     00:06:37.480    29,735 kbps     00:06:34.852    27,260 kbps     00:06:29.430    108,491 bytes   325,152 bytes   00:06:32.392    
3               0:10:42.350     0:01:25.502     18,758 kbps     39,859 kbps     00:11:08.292    35,761 kbps     00:11:07.583    31,283 kbps     00:11:04.246    97,798 bytes    625,401 bytes   00:11:39.448    
4               0:12:07.852     0:09:13.094     25,634 kbps     36,861 kbps     00:16:28.320    31,497 kbps     00:18:53.298    30,928 kbps     00:20:48.538    133,643 bytes   309,205 bytes   00:14:50.556    
5               0:21:20.946     0:03:45.099     22,173 kbps     37,897 kbps     00:23:22.734    28,319 kbps     00:21:44.886    27,542 kbps     00:21:41.383    115,599 bytes   293,390 bytes   00:23:23.610    
6               0:25:06.046     0:04:02.116     24,098 kbps     34,668 kbps     00:27:11.921    32,092 kbps     00:27:11.087    31,189 kbps     00:27:09.919    125,637 bytes   300,778 bytes   00:29:08.121    
7               0:29:08.163     0:09:12.843     20,280 kbps     29,603 kbps     00:34:18.389    26,751 kbps     00:34:15.094    25,053 kbps     00:37:50.518    105,729 bytes   276,778 bytes   00:33:26.295    
8               0:38:21.007     0:06:08.117     19,783 kbps     29,720 kbps     00:40:24.213    26,977 kbps     00:39:27.406    25,971 kbps     00:39:22.401    103,138 bytes   415,291 bytes   00:40:38.310    
9               0:44:29.124     0:03:38.176     20,124 kbps     26,592 kbps     00:47:59.084    24,126 kbps     00:45:08.622    23,202 kbps     00:47:55.038    104,916 bytes   306,414 bytes   00:46:07.181    
10              0:48:07.301     0:04:01.866     21,007 kbps     34,504 kbps     00:49:27.089    31,075 kbps     00:49:31.718    30,139 kbps     00:49:26.713    109,519 bytes   289,099 bytes   00:49:25.379    
11              0:52:09.167     0:05:53.186     18,889 kbps     32,401 kbps     00:55:44.549    27,967 kbps     00:55:32.287    26,370 kbps     00:55:31.453    98,478 bytes    487,939 bytes   00:55:45.383    
12              0:58:02.353     0:03:44.349     22,688 kbps     31,032 kbps     00:58:36.846    27,143 kbps     01:00:52.857    26,612 kbps     01:00:48.186    118,284 bytes   460,860 bytes   01:01:46.703    
13              1:01:46.703     0:08:27.340     21,876 kbps     37,751 kbps     01:07:54.779    33,158 kbps     01:08:04.038    32,867 kbps     01:08:05.581    114,052 bytes   471,805 bytes   01:01:56.587    
14              1:10:14.043     0:04:57.005     25,249 kbps     41,491 kbps     01:12:26.842    35,826 kbps     01:12:07.614    34,038 kbps     01:12:03.027    131,634 bytes   308,375 bytes   01:12:45.819    
15              1:15:11.048     0:12:06.767     25,579 kbps     39,459 kbps     01:24:35.320    34,160 kbps     01:16:05.102    33,116 kbps     01:15:27.731    133,355 bytes   428,721 bytes   01:24:31.524    
16              1:27:17.815     0:04:30.687     21,455 kbps     35,401 kbps     01:31:43.080    29,018 kbps     01:31:39.285    27,525 kbps     01:28:39.188    111,857 bytes   251,949 bytes   01:28:53.995    
17              1:31:48.503     0:03:54.901     29,396 kbps     35,929 kbps     01:32:55.027    34,594 kbps     01:32:53.192    34,310 kbps     01:32:47.436    153,692 bytes   372,059 bytes   01:34:48.933    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00002.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    5743.279                22,494                  16,148,547,434  87,846,928      
00002.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           5743.279                640                     459,473,920     2,692,230       
00002.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x83            TrueHD          eng (English)           5743.279                1,961                   1,407,721,084   10,217,171      
00002.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           5743.279                192                     137,842,176     897,410         
00002.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           5743.279                24                      17,422,433      100,971         
00002.M2TS      4609 (0x1201)   0x90            PGS             spa (Spanish)           5743.279                21                      15,292,273      89,076
Review: DVDbeaver.com/
Screenshots:
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+/-UK Blu-ray (Released 3/2/2009)-Entertainment in Video
 DISC INFO:

Disc Title:     A History of Violence 2005 Blu-ray UK 1080p VC-1 TrueHD
Disc Size:      19.392.493.528 bytes
Protection:     AACS
BD-Java:        No
BDInfo:         0.5.2

PLAYLIST REPORT:

Name:                   00000.MPLS
Size:                   16.472.518.656 bytes
Length:                 1:35:41 (h:m:s)
Total Bitrate:          22,95 Mbps
Description:            

VIDEO:

Codec                   Bitrate             Description     
-----                   -------             -----------     
VC-1 Video              18406 kbps          1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / Advanced Profile 3

AUDIO:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Dolby TrueHD Audio              English         1212 kbps       5.1 / 48 kHz / 1212 kbps / 16-bit (AC3 Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps)
Dolby Digital Audio             English         640 kbps        5.1 / 48 kHz / 640 kbps
Dolby Digital Audio             English         224 kbps        2.0 / 48 kHz / 224 kbps

SUBTITLES:

Codec                           Language        Bitrate         Description     
-----                           --------        -------         -----------     
Presentation Graphics           English         22,504 kbps                     

FILES:

Name            Time In         Length          Size            Total Bitrate   
----            -------         ------          ----            -------------   
00000.M2TS      0:00:00.000     1:35:41.402     16.472.518.656  22.953          

CHAPTERS:

Number          Time In         Length          Avg Video Rate  Max 1-Sec Rate  Max 1-Sec Time  Max 5-Sec Rate  Max 5-Sec Time  Max 10Sec Rate  Max 10Sec Time  Avg Frame Size  Max Frame Size  Max Frame Time  
------          -------         ------          --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  --------------  
1               0:00:00.000     0:06:05.573     24.219 kbps     41.416 kbps     00:04:08.414    36.428 kbps     00:04:08.414    34.753 kbps     00:04:06.329    126.252 bytes   438.641 bytes   00:04:08.665    
2               0:06:05.573     0:04:36.776     21.900 kbps     38.721 kbps     00:09:17.515    32.996 kbps     00:09:16.180    31.342 kbps     00:09:17.515    114.176 bytes   425.223 bytes   00:09:53.009    
3               0:10:42.350     0:01:25.502     32.015 kbps     49.616 kbps     00:11:36.320    37.706 kbps     00:11:32.608    34.835 kbps     00:11:02.244    166.913 bytes   789.298 bytes   00:11:18.260    
4               0:12:07.852     0:09:11.092     14.169 kbps     30.096 kbps     00:13:49.119    22.247 kbps     00:13:32.478    21.254 kbps     00:12:07.852    73.873 bytes    315.441 bytes   00:13:49.161    
5               0:21:18.944     0:03:45.099     19.111 kbps     28.733 kbps     00:24:16.163    24.028 kbps     00:22:45.655    22.409 kbps     00:22:24.051    99.637 bytes    341.363 bytes   00:22:01.194    
6               0:25:04.044     0:04:04.118     16.624 kbps     30.395 kbps     00:25:59.641    22.411 kbps     00:26:06.856    21.227 kbps     00:26:05.564    86.667 bytes    360.053 bytes   00:26:00.392    
7               0:29:08.163     0:09:12.843     21.162 kbps     40.338 kbps     00:33:25.586    33.278 kbps     00:35:01.224    32.164 kbps     00:34:56.761    110.330 bytes   445.746 bytes   00:38:18.921    
8               0:38:21.007     0:06:08.117     20.690 kbps     42.475 kbps     00:40:35.850    36.823 kbps     00:40:31.846    32.669 kbps     00:40:29.176    107.866 bytes   548.747 bytes   00:40:29.260    
9               0:44:29.124     0:03:38.176     22.826 kbps     38.623 kbps     00:44:48.394    34.466 kbps     00:44:47.059    32.301 kbps     00:44:44.765    119.006 bytes   427.083 bytes   00:44:49.144    
10              0:48:07.301     0:04:01.866     19.866 kbps     31.566 kbps     00:50:34.072    27.727 kbps     00:50:18.306    26.447 kbps     00:50:18.306    103.573 bytes   368.357 bytes   00:50:18.390    
11              0:52:09.167     0:05:53.186     20.988 kbps     37.264 kbps     00:55:41.588    30.882 kbps     00:55:38.543    28.408 kbps     00:55:34.539    109.422 bytes   530.263 bytes   00:55:41.629    
12              0:58:02.353     0:03:44.349     19.660 kbps     33.487 kbps     01:01:44.617    28.694 kbps     01:01:41.698    26.249 kbps     01:01:36.693    102.496 bytes   473.794 bytes   01:01:45.326    
13              1:01:46.703     0:08:27.340     19.205 kbps     48.558 kbps     01:01:59.173    38.581 kbps     01:03:44.362    34.730 kbps     01:01:57.880    100.124 bytes   642.937 bytes   01:01:49.330    
14              1:10:14.043     0:04:57.005     14.733 kbps     34.739 kbps     01:12:17.499    27.197 kbps     01:12:16.206    25.322 kbps     01:12:14.663    76.813 bytes    353.880 bytes   01:12:17.791    
15              1:15:11.048     0:12:06.767     12.645 kbps     22.662 kbps     01:27:16.397    16.993 kbps     01:20:44.631    16.083 kbps     01:20:41.837    65.926 bytes    322.162 bytes   01:27:15.772    
16              1:27:17.815     0:04:30.687     16.689 kbps     28.787 kbps     01:27:31.621    26.181 kbps     01:27:58.898    25.600 kbps     01:27:54.227    87.009 bytes    356.198 bytes   01:27:43.675    
17              1:31:48.503     0:03:52.899     13.326 kbps     23.479 kbps     01:35:14.583    22.146 kbps     01:35:11.288    20.272 kbps     01:35:08.786    69.489 bytes    261.260 bytes   01:35:11.997    

STREAM DIAGNOSTICS:

File            PID             Type            Codec           Language                Seconds                 Bitrate                 Bytes           Packets         
----            ---             ----            -----           --------                --------------          --------------          -------------   -----           
00000.M2TS      4113 (0x1011)   0xEA            VC-1                                    5741,319                18.406                  13.209.460.946  71.872.957      
00000.M2TS      4352 (0x1100)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           5741,319                640                     459.312.640     2.691.285       
00000.M2TS      4353 (0x1101)   0x83            TrueHD          eng (English)           5741,319                1.852                   1.329.422.528   10.047.084      
00000.M2TS      4354 (0x1102)   0x81            AC3             eng (English)           5741,319                224                     160.759.424     897.095         
00000.M2TS      4608 (0x1200)   0x90            PGS             eng (English)           5741,319                23                      16.150.251      93.572          
Review: (Aussie) Hifi-Writer.com
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As you can see in the pictures, the USA encoding by New Line used heavy DNR and took out most of the detail. Some describe it as a "wax museum." The lower bitrate, UK version is a clear winner. Audio is the same on each disc.
*Note that the Aussie version shares the same encode as the UK version. The Canadian version seems to be the same as well assuming this is the BDInfo for it: here
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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Site Maintenance

I realize the pictures have been down for a few months now. The website is still getting good traffic, so I'm switching over to a new image host (imgbox.com).