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by russellbateman
Wed May 08, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Blurays and subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Blurays and subtitles

(Thank you for responding!) I generally keep it up-to-date, but I see just now that I've fallen far behind. I use a pile of settings I refer to as "YIFY" which I put into an .xml file and select after launch from the pane on the right side. These reduce the huge Matroska files by up to 90% without v...
by russellbateman
Tue May 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Blurays and subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Blurays and subtitles

My mistake... I have just transcoded Tristan & Isolde including English subtitles with MakeMKV. The product is 27Gb and the subtitles are accurate . Once I reduce the .mkv file using Handbrake to a much smaller size, though I included the English subtitles (and there is no option to control their sy...
by russellbateman
Fri May 03, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Blurays and subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Blurays and subtitles

Profuse thanks for your responses. Lifecycle Commercial Bluray or DVD -> MakeMKV (running on Linux Mint desktop) -> intermediate.mkv -> Handbrake -> final.mkv -> Plex filesystem (Ubuntu 18.04 headless) -> various devices (Roku, Apple TV, Chromcast, XBox, NVIDIA Shield, PS, etc.) When I transcode a d...
by russellbateman
Thu May 02, 2019 8:39 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Blurays and subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Re: Blurays and subtitles

Thanks for the responses. I think I adequately explained why I'm exploring (not accusing or complaining) that this problem is not in my process nor in the disk. The point is that I've been ripping disks using MakeMKV and Handbrake for nearly a decade the same way every time. DVDs work flawlessly. Bl...
by russellbateman
Thu May 02, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Blurays and subtitles
Replies: 9
Views: 1343

Blurays and subtitles

Summary For years now, I have robotically used MakeMKV (legally purchased version--always kept up to date), then Handbrake to transcode (rip) disks, both Bluray and DVD for use on my Plex Media Server. I've changed nothing in my habits or settings, yet, for the last 2-3 years Bluray subtitles are n...
by russellbateman
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:53 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Two specific POSIX errors repeated many times
Replies: 0
Views: 395

Two specific POSIX errors repeated many times

In general, MakeMKV always works perfectly for the vast majority of titles I ask it to transcode. Posix error - No such device occurred while reading /VIDEO_TS/VTS_01_1.VOB at offset 0 and, interspersed, Posix error - Input/output error occurred while reading /dev/sr1 at offset 0 This happens after ...
by russellbateman
Mon Jan 21, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Does MakeMKV write a log?
Replies: 1
Views: 602

Does MakeMKV write a log?

If so, where does it live. I can't find anything. It would be useful to know if MakeMKV had already finished transcribing from a disc should I find my computer host crashed and wonder whether to restart the transcription or not. Could be useful for other reasons too like asking questions in this for...
by russellbateman
Fri Mar 09, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Re: Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays

However, for a long time (several years), my procedure was: 1) Bluray disc -> MakeMVK -> .mkv 2) .mkv -> HandBrake (for compaction and optional subtitles) -> .mkv 3) .mkv -> Plex Media server and it worked perfectly. I was only 18 months or so ago that this procedure began to exhibit unsynchronized ...
by russellbateman
Fri Mar 09, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Re: Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays

Perhaps it is a change in HandBrake, then. I believe I can use the output of MakeMKV directly, but it's literally 10 times the size of my YIFY settings in HandBrake. These settings allow me undiminished quality, for the most part, while reducing the size of the film on disk. Where I lose is in rare ...
by russellbateman
Thu Mar 08, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays
Replies: 5
Views: 3349

Subtitles are seriously ahead on Blurays

I've used (paid for) MakeMKV for years now. It's always worked perfectly. My procedure is to transcode from a purchased disk to an .mkv file, then transcode using HandBrake to get the finished product, always including one or two sets of subtitles (English or English and French) as optional. I then ...