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by Reiver
Sat Jan 23, 2021 3:43 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: The Expanse Season 4 Bluray Region A - Episodes/chapters out of order
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: The Expanse Season 4 Bluray Region A - Episodes/chapters out of order

Ah, yes, that issue. That is indeed an makemkv bug. I'd reported it in The Expanse Season 1 [UK] Episode Rips Have Hidden Extra Video and there have been other discs collated under Shannara Chronicles Season 2 - UK release where mike admin had stated; This is (still) a limitation of MakeMKV. The pla...
by Reiver
Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:51 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: The Expanse Season 4 Bluray Region A - Episodes/chapters out of order
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: The Expanse Season 4 Bluray Region A - Episodes/chapters out of order

For all television series you cannot assume that the episodes are sequentially numbered MPLS files on the disc. You have to visually or temporally (i.e. the run time) verify the correct episodes. This is not a makemkv bug.

I had to do this with The Expanse series 1-3 blurays.
by Reiver
Fri Dec 11, 2020 9:21 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Shannara Chronicles Season 2 - UK release
Replies: 11
Views: 14774

Re: Shannara Chronicles Season 2 - UK release

All three series. Not sure why you'd want the textless (and soundless) elements though!
by Reiver
Thu Dec 10, 2020 5:19 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Shannara Chronicles Season 2 - UK release
Replies: 11
Views: 14774

Re: Shannara Chronicles Season 2 - UK release

Was the same for the UK releases of The Expanse.

Easy to split using mkvtoolnix from the second chapter to second last chapter using mkvtoolnix as first chapter was all the title cards and the last chapter was the textless elements.
by Reiver
Fri Dec 04, 2020 4:33 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Dual Mono Tracks Labelled as Stereo?
Replies: 1
Views: 4182

Re: Dual Mono Tracks Labelled as Stereo?

It's still technically a stereo track, just both channels are the same hence dual mono. Rename the track "Mono" if you desire - I do if I know. Mono tracks are usually encoded as 2.0 instead of 1.0 to account for crappy devices routing to the wrong speaker (i.e. not center). Prologic decoding should...
by Reiver
Thu Oct 15, 2020 9:33 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Permissions issue with 1.15.3
Replies: 2
Views: 6071

Re: Permissions issue with 1.15.3

Yes, I'm seeing the same for all files created for a mkv image or a full backup but directories have the correct umask. Skimming a diff between makemkv-oss-1.15.1 and makemkv-oss-1.15.3 doesn't immediately show the cause.
by Reiver
Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:54 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: A Better Way To Find The Correct Playlist/Segment Map
Replies: 41
Views: 120716

Re: A Better Way To Find The Correct Playlist/Segment Map

A word of caution on VLC though, it doesn't always get the right playlist/segments. The last time I tried it got the wrong playlist for me with John Wick 3 aka Lionsgate obfuscation. This was with (now) a few minor releases old VLC 3.0.8 (on Linux) but still the same libbluray 1.2.0 that chose the w...
by Reiver
Sun May 17, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Issue with UK Masters Of Cinema Blu-rays. Maybe others?
Replies: 7
Views: 2774

Re: Issue with UK Masters Of Cinema Blu-rays. Maybe others?

Had a similar issue ripping The Expanse UK S1 and S2 blurays having similar title cards (with the S1 episodes additionally having a wasteful 15 minutes tail of soundless video after the end credits). Mastering error or laziness? Depends how the publisher handle the provided upstream video. Just used...
by Reiver
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 4984

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

In regards to the framing differences you're essentially talking about Open Matte . For widescreen television, the aspect ratio of 16:9 was essentially chosen as compromise between all the aspect ratios in use. You're not loosing image on a bluray or dvd with black bars as you seem to perceive it bu...
by Reiver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 5:12 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: The Expanse Season 1 [UK] Episode Rips Have Hidden Extra Video
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

Re: The Expanse Season 1 [UK] Episode Rips Have Hidden Extra Video

Sorry but it's like you read the title and not the actual post. Easter eggs, if this could remotely be classified as such, are irrelevant. The issue is the stream played by hardware players versus what MakeMKV ripped.
by Reiver
Thu Aug 01, 2019 2:17 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: The Expanse Season 1 [UK] Episode Rips Have Hidden Extra Video
Replies: 2
Views: 2118

The Expanse Season 1 [UK] Episode Rips Have Hidden Extra Video

Bit of an odd one here, probably more of an authoring issue but I wonder whether MakeMKV could be processing it differently. For the UK release of The Expanse season 1, when compared to playing via bluray player each ripped episode has an extra chapter included which has a "Textless Elements" title ...
by Reiver
Mon Dec 17, 2018 11:39 pm
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: FLAC Quality selection????
Replies: 18
Views: 26877

Re: FLAC Quality selection????

Just to note that for FLAC encoding using FFmpeg, which MakeMKV does, the compression level should really be set to maximum of 10 not the current 12 for flac-best. The FFmpeg FLAC compression levels 11 and 12 are not a FLAC subset meaning potential streaming and hardware decoding issues (some do exi...
by Reiver
Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Location for profiles in v.1.12.0
Replies: 12
Views: 17597

Re: Location for profiles in v.1.12.0

It's just changing the default flac.mmcp.xml file and setting compression_level for flac-fast to 10 at this section; <outputSettings name="flac-fast" outputFormat="FLAC"> <description lang="eng">Save as FLAC (fast compression)</description> <extraArgs>-compression_level 10</extraArgs> </outputSettin...
by Reiver
Thu Mar 15, 2018 5:05 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Location for profiles in v.1.12.0
Replies: 12
Views: 17597

Re: Location for profiles in v.1.12.0

The profile files included with MakeMKV 1.12.0 seem to have been put into a /usr/share/MakeMKV/appdata.tar archive for some reason. I've been patching flac.mmcp.xml to increase flac-fast compression level from 5 to 10 (while flac-best with compression level 12, with FFMpeg as used by MakeMKV, is not...