Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Trailer D Experimental Mix 5.1 – FLAC and AC3

Independence Day: Resurgence
Independence Day: Resurgence

Well, the latest trailer for Independence Day: Resurgence certainly looks great. I have to confess that I am a huge fan of the original. In fact, I just picked it up on Blu-ray, and I hear that there is a 4K version with a DTS:X soundtrack coming soon. Unfortunately, Fox has only released the trailer in 2 channel stereo, so I have put together another “experimental mix” for Trailer D. I think it turned out ok, certainly better than the default 2 channels.

In addition, I also performed a transcode using the High Efficiency Video Codec (HEVC h.265). The result looks very similar to the normal Advanced Video Codec (AVC h.264) but is a lot smaller. The AVC is 425 MB with the FLAC audio, while HEVC comes in at 159 MB including the FLAC audio. I had some problems playing the file in PLEX, but I was able to play it back using GOM Player. Give it a try and let me know what works and does not work for you. H.265 is not yet mainstream, but it will likely be the preferred codec in the near future.

You can get these files at the Independence Day: Resurgence page.


3 Replies to “Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) Trailer D Experimental Mix 5.1 – FLAC and AC3

  1. Simply Awesome, I think H.265 is great, its too small with huge in quality, thanks for this great job

  2. HEVC would be best for digital films, or grain-free movies. HEVC has a tendancy to blur and remove details by nature. It’s still early and udergoing vast imrpovements, but even recent additions, there is loss of details for HEVC when compared to AVC.
    For digitally filmed movies, HEVC should do better. For movies still using film, with grain, there will be loss of details. Wider shots would be the best to compare for encodes. A wide shot of lots of small details like a cityscape or a jungle would point out obvious degradation in quality when comparing HEVC to AVC. Close/tight shots are easier to maintain details.
    Banding should be less of a problem with HEVC, it’s natural blurring should reduce any significant difference in gradients.
    Purely CG movies (Pixar) should be great for HEVC encoding.

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