MeGUI One-Click Tutorial

MeGUI One Click feature tutorial/guide
 
the newest MeGUI can automatically add the subtitles to the resulting mkv file output
so the “One Click” feature of MeGUI is looking as simple as Handbrake although MeGUI is still
more buggy or have lots of random errors that youll encounter, nevertheless i like the 
audio encoding of it as you can set the decoder to FFAudioSource (and Output Channels to mono)
for better encoding of FLAC 6 channels to as low as 32kbps using vorbis/ogg audio format for example
 
lets begin
 
install it and install .net framework 3.5 SP1 (if megui fail to run)
and install avisynth too -> http://sourceforge.net/projects/avisynth2/
 
run MeGUI (after all installations and updates) and at the bottom click “One-Click” button besides “AutoEncode” button
 
 
on the Input/Output area browse for your input file and choose your output location
on the Audio area just click the “downward arrow” button to select your audio
on the Target area click “Config” besides the “OneClick profile” 
now your on the “Encoding Setup”
on “Output Resolution” inputbox it accepts Width (not Height)
– so if you have a 16:9 (widescreen) source video and want 360p 
you will enter 640 on the inputbox to get 640×360 output resolution
– so if you have a 4:3 (non-widescreen or squarescreen) source video and want 384p
you will enter 512 on the inputbox to get 512×384 output resolution
NOTE: to know simple resolution calculation see this -> Resolution Calculation
uncheck “Automatic Deinterlacing” we do not need any filtering because
fansubs are already filtered and filtering them more will be (mostly) a waste of time 
on “Container Type” tab just select MKV, we will always use MKV to ensure
that subtitles will be included on the output
now go back to the “Encoding Setup” tab and select “*scratchpad*” on the combobox 
and then click “Config” besides “Avisynth profile” 
on the “Template” tab delete others besides <input> and <resize> make sure 
that <input> is at the top of <resize> and then click “OK” button
now go back to the “Encoding Setup” tab and select “x264: *scratchpad*” on the combobox
and then click “Config” besides “Video Preset”
 
on “Presets” slider select “Very Slow” this means higher settings for more compression
but at the cost of very slow encoding, if you want faster but still have some 
good compression then go for “Medium” 
on “Tunings” area select “Animation”
on “Modes” area go for “Targeting quality” and set 26 on the “Quality” inputbox 
and then click “OK” button
NOTE: the “Modes” area will be overidden if you set a filesize on 
“Target” area -> “Filesize” the screenshot is below
now go back to the “Encoding Setup” tab and select “Vorbis: *scratchpad*” on the combobox
and then click “Config” besides “Audio Codec”
 
on “Preferred Decoder” select “FFAudioSource”
on “Output Channels” select “Convert to Mono”
NOTE: you may ask why mono or 1 channel instead of stereo sound that is 2 channel? 
the answer is to ensure low bitrate encoding and processing of FLAC audio
especially those problematic FLAC 6 channels (or 5.1 surround audio)
do note that more audio channel means more bitrate needed so a 32kbps to 48kbps audio 
will likely to cause some errors if its more than 1 channel
on “Ogg Vorbis options” slider set it to -1.0 this will ensure 32kbps of audio output
as long as its mono or 1 channel then click “OK” button
now go back to the “Encoding Setup” tab and click “OK” button
 
now click “Go!” button and go to “Queue” tab and press “Start” button
thats it encoding will begin and thats the end of this little tutorial