Can't get crop to work

Request Type:
MCEBuddy Version and Type (32bit or 64bit):
latest 64bit / 2.5.1
Operating System and Type (32bit or 64bit):
win10 x64
Summary of the problem or suggestion:
Crop not working (or possibly crop values not really detected)
Steps to replicate the bug:
Downloaded TV Movie as TS, tried to convert as TS (H.264/AC3) with enable cropping flag set, no changes in profile.conf

I used ffplay to detect cropvalues and it showed (ffplay -i “In guten wie in schweren Tagen.ts” -vf “cropdetect=24:16:0”)

x1:1 x2:719 y1:58 y2:505 w:704 h:448 x:10 y:58 pts:556519 t:6.183544 crop=704:448:10:58

Screenshot of original file and file played with ffplay and cropvalues 704:448:10:58 attached

Log-file shows the following:
2019-11-09T20:52:16 MCEBuddy.AppWrapper.Handbrake --> + autocrop: 38/70/2/0

Can you help?

In guten wie in schweren Tagen.ts-Remove Ads-2019-11-09T20-49-52.1155442 01-00.log (1.1 MB)

Handbrake does auto cropping

INFORMATION> 2019-11-09T20:52:15 MCEBuddy.Transcode.ConvertWithHandbrake --> Handbrake auto video cropping

You can switch your encoder order=ffmpeg if you want ffmpeg to detect the cropping or you can create a custom profile with your own cropping parameters.

Thanks Goose,

will try it with ffmpeg.

But allow me to ask, how would that profile look like? How would I handover the parameters for cropping correctly?

Here our TV operator keep me quite busy as some shows switch the resolution during the programme (best known from Top Gear). I found that -ss 600 is somewhat a good value to start the search with ffmpeg. But how would that apply to a profile?

Many thanks

Most stock profiles use both handbrake and ffmpeg (as a fallback) but the order varies so it’s easy to switch them.

In your case:

–> Profile being used : TS
–> order=handbrake,ffmpeg

The encoder profiles for both ffmpeg and handbrake are already in your profile. Just make a copy of your TS profile (or change it) and switch