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by mike_mgoblue
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:26 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?

3D Blu-rays are not encoded SBS or Top Bottom, they are encoded as frame-packed. QUESTION: Above, you previously said that "3D Blu-rays are not encoded Side-by-Side or Top Bottom, they are encoded as frame-packed." When I use MPC-HC with madVR to play 3D MVC MKV files, it is seen as a Side-by-Side ...
by mike_mgoblue
Tue Oct 27, 2020 8:20 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: 3D MKV Solution Apparently Found - But Not Sure Why
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: 3D MKV Solution Apparently Found - But Not Sure Why

These are really questions for the makers of the playback software, not for MakeMKV. Short answer: playback software simply doesn’t support 3D MKVs. And yes, you do need a certain amount of processing power - and compatible Windows version, graphics card, and viewing device - for MPC/madVR playback...
by mike_mgoblue
Tue Oct 27, 2020 6:18 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: 3D MKV Solution Apparently Found - But Not Sure Why
Replies: 2
Views: 52

3D MKV Solution Apparently Found - But Not Sure Why

MAIN SUBJECT: I have found that using MPC-HC with MadVR allows your Windows 10 PC to display a Side-by-Side 3D Image whenever it sees a MVC MKV 3D Blu-ray that has been ripped. You simply right-click, and then select "Options." Then, under "Playback" go to "Output." Then, under "DirectShow Video" se...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Oct 26, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Re: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?

Short answer, yes, MakeMKV works properly with 3D Blu-rays. It copies the data exactly as it is on the disc into the MKV container. What you do with the MKV afterwards for playback will depend on the requirements and capabilities of your playback software and hardware. 3D Blu-rays are not encoded S...
by mike_mgoblue
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?
Replies: 5
Views: 267

Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays?

QUESTION: Can MakeMKV properly rip 3D Blu-rays? I have tried to do some research online before giving this a try. Based on what I have read online, it sounds like there is a difference between the Side-by-Side 3D Format and the Top-Bottom 3D Format in terms of whether or not they can be played back ...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Twilight Zone Boxed Set - Season 1 Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 278

Twilight Zone Boxed Set - Season 1 Problems

I recently purchased the Twilight Zone Boxed Set of Blu-ray discs. This includes every episode of all five seasons. Many (but not all) of the episodes have a radio commentary broadcast version of the episode. You can easily select this option when it is available for that particular episode while wa...
by mike_mgoblue
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Why are Blu-ray 2:35:1 when they should be 16:9? - There's Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 1120

Why are Blu-ray 2:35:1 when they should be 16:9? - There's Proof

I recently watched The Maze Runner trilogy of movies on Blu-ray. I then watched The Maze Runner movies on Comcast. It was very obvious to me that the Comcast versions that filled the HDTV screen with 16:9 Widescreen were showing me things that were NOT seen in the 2:35:1 Ultra Widescreen version on ...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon May 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Playlist obfuscation: The Whole Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 12898

Re: Playlist obfuscation: The Whole Truth

I watched the Netflix version of The Whole Truth on Blu-ray simultaneously with the Track 190 on my laptop. 100% of the scenes were identical. It appears that the "Track" is different in various versions, but the "Segment Map" is identical. The Segment Map in Track 190 was Segment map: 517,510,520,5...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon May 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Divergent Bluray
Replies: 38
Views: 57087

Re: Divergent Bluray

I watched the Netflix rental Blu-ray simultaneously with the 810 version. I can confirm 100% of the scenes in the 810 version are identical to the Blu-ray. Therefore, this is the correct information: Source file name: 00810.mpls Duration: 2:19:40 Chapters count: 16 Size: 20.0 GB Segment count: 15 Se...
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: 3922

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: 3922

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: 3922

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: 3922

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: 4896

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: 3922

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...