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by The Griff
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:05 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Save Bluray and DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Re: Save Bluray and DVD?

I do not keep any of the original DVD or BD rips, because everything gets processed through handbrake, which changes the whole bandwidth discussion. A BD rip that has been re-encoded by handbrake often ends up smaller than the less-well-compressed DVD version, so why bother? I have handbrake, but h...
by The Griff
Sun Oct 22, 2017 4:41 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Save Bluray and DVD?
Replies: 3
Views: 3126

Save Bluray and DVD?

Does anyone save both DVD and Blu ray copies of the same movie?

If so, why?

If not, why?

The only reason I could think to save both is in case WiFi cannot handle the larger Blu ray file.
by The Griff
Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:35 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Re: NewBie Ripper

Two known limitations by DS-Video and TV Streaming: - The DS Video Software cannot handle Blu-ray DTS Master Tracks, normal DTS Tracks (the DTS Core) are converted on the fly. Not sure if True Dolby Digital Tracks are converted. - The DS Video Software cannot handle Blu-ray HDMV-PGS Subtitles. So y...
by The Griff
Sun Sep 03, 2017 2:47 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Re: NewBie Ripper

Maybe a bit sooner than most software I try out, but word of mouth goes a long ways with me too. Just bought it and still ripping away!
Thank you Folks for the time to give me advice and help.

Might have other questions later.

Thanks again
by The Griff
Sat Sep 02, 2017 4:39 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Re: NewBie Ripper

I'm sure everyone has their own way of doing things but this is what's worked for me. I create a main folder for each movie and name it after that movie. I place the main movie and another folder called Extras into it. Any extra features like trailers, interviews, deleted scenes, etc. go into that ...
by The Griff
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:09 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Constant need for new keys is so annoying. Better options?
Replies: 11
Views: 8637

Re: Constant need for new keys is so annoying. Better optio

Once smart phones came out and I started down loading apps, I learned that everyday folks spend their time developing and supporting (which I feel is more work than the development stage) these apps. So if I like an app, I make it a point to "buy them a beer", buy the paid version (I do not like ads...
by The Griff
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Re: NewBie Ripper

I pretty much do the same thing: Rip to MKV, retaining the HD audio tracks, dumping all but english subs, and retaining 3D if applicable. Use handbrake to re-encode for portable devices. Note that VLC on iOS will play MKV files. Thank you TheShoe. I am able to stream at home with VLC on my android ...
by The Griff
Fri Sep 01, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

Re: NewBie Ripper

Does anyone save more than just the movie? Directors comments, deleted scenes, making of....etc.? This is more about file structure and preference. I have a Synology server and use their DS Video software for playback on WiFi capable TV's so far. After ripping a movie, I transferred two smaller titl...
by The Griff
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:29 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: NewBie Ripper
Replies: 12
Views: 8010

NewBie Ripper

Hello Folks, Any basic words of advice before I start ripping my DVD's and BluRays? Haven't done this before, but I am fairly computer savvy. I want to get all of our movies on our server. Just not sure if the MKV format is going to work for our movie server software. Will have to do a "test rip" on...
by The Griff
Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Current version of MakeMKV is to old but download same
Replies: 8
Views: 9847

Re: Current version of MakeMKV is to old but download same

Newbie here. Thank you for the info. Fixin' to start rippin' my collection. Just downloaded over the weekend and needed the registration number. The site was down the other day. Figured no worries and back up now. Want to try this with Handbreak before going to a paid ripper. If it works out, might ...