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by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

It is a choice. DVD and BD have defined aspect ratios and pixel resolutions. You can use anamorphic settings to "stretch" pixels, but, at the end of the disk, you are stuck with 640x480 and 1920x1080 pixels of information. Few TVs/monitors have resolutions that aren't a multiple of 1920x1080, so, e...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

I wish those TV channels such as FXM and Starz would start selling their "versions" of these movies. They contain "detail" not found in the Blu-ray versions.
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

You need to ask disk authors. We, in the unwashed general public, are not privy to why disk authors do ANYTHING. Some guesses: As for cropping, most BDs are authored in the original aspect ratio, so they'll have letterboxing if that doesn't work out to the 16:9 ratio that defines BD video. Broadcas...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

UPDATE: I have also confirmed that the movie Deadpool on Blu-ray is inferior to Deadpool broadcast on the Cable FXM channel. The Blu-ray version of Deadpool is shown at the ratio of 2.4:1. The TV version of Deadpool is shown at the ratio of 16:9. The media and manufacturers are telling us this means...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?

You can pick it up for $4.99 on eBay with shipping. [/quote] Thank you for suggesting that idea. I actually noticed that, too. However, I would not consider making this purchase on eBay or anywhere else for one reason. That reason is because I am not the only person to experience this problem with A...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 517

Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

SUBJECT: Blu-ray movies are visually inferior to Starz movies. ... I want to know "Why?" I recently watched a Blu-ray movie called Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This Blu-ray movie claims to have a resolution of 1920x1080 - as all Blu-ray movies do. In reality, the movie only uses a resolution of 1920x103...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 762

Re: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?

Normally you'd return the set to the place of purchase, rather than contacting the studio direct. Searching on Google for "Disney replacement disk support" came up with an immediate hit about Disney's replacement disk service, posted about a year ago, with links that are no longer valid. But, based...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Ender's Game Bluray
Replies: 53
Views: 66796

Re: Ender's Game Bluray

The version of Ender's Game I used had the following information, which I confirmed is correct when I watched the movie on Blu-ray and watched the MKV simultaneously on a laptop. MakeMKV had this version selected as the correct Main Feature, and it was correct: Title information Name: Ender's Game S...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Alias Season 2 Disc - DVD Isn't Acknowledge At All
Replies: 3
Views: 649

Re: Alias Season 2 Disc - DVD Isn't Acknowledge At All

Curious if you had any luck with this. I am having the same issue with disk one of season 2. Unfortunately, I was not able to achieve anything good. I contacted Disney and I was told that they did not have any of the Alias Season 2 discs in stock. This meant they could not replace the DVD that is b...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?

What's about backup the disc an view/check the stream element 00002.m2ts to figure it out ???? Sorry, I wrote this solution many times, also in the your last MIB thread. It's very easy to find the correct playlist. Easy task! A MPLS file is a playlist and not an M2TS video stream file, it describes...
by mike_mgoblue
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 579

Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?

On the Blu-ray of Pirates of the Caribbean 1 - The Curse of the Black Pearl - there are actually two potential MKV files that can be seen. The First one says: Title information Source file name: 00001.mpls Duration: 2:23:15 Chapters count: 17 Size: 31.5 GB Segment count: 2 Segment map: 1,2 File name...
by mike_mgoblue
Thu Oct 24, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Anna (2019) - Which Playlist?
Replies: 22
Views: 4979

Re: Anna (2019) - Which Playlist?

Any ideas for the RB rental? The Java selected mpls in MakeMKV has an error when Anna and her boyfriend return to their apartment after the car wreck. Shows Anna talking to KGB agent over her friend's body then shows the agent shooting the boyfriend later. Which chapter # was out of place? This tim...
by mike_mgoblue
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:58 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Replicas
Replies: 16
Views: 6976

Re: Replicas

The file listed as "Main Feature" that is 00593.mpls is wrong because it has the wrong number of chapters and the wrong length of time. Why is this listed as "Main Feature" when it is wrong in so many ways (i.e., the Chapter Count and the Duration of the movie)? https://www.makemkv.com/forum/viewto...
by mike_mgoblue
Thu Oct 17, 2019 5:36 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Pixels Problem in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)
Replies: 3
Views: 788

Re: Pixels Problem in Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

Thank you. I'm glad to finally learn someone else has this Blu-ray and sees this same "pixel" problem at the start of the movie during the "WB" screen. As you describe, these pixels are not visible anywhere else in the movie - only at the start of the moving during the "WB" screen when Godzilla is "...
by mike_mgoblue
Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Replicas
Replies: 16
Views: 6976

Re: Replicas

My version of 00375.mpls is identical to yours in virtually every way; however, the File Name is different. Mine says: Replicas_t161.mkv Total detected titles will vary depending on a users 'Minimum title length (seconds)' value, possibly affecting the 'File Name', which includes the selected title...