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by VarHD
Sat Feb 29, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: 2001: A Space Odyssey
Replies: 9
Views: 4951

Re: 2001: A Space Odyssey

Has anyone had any issues ripping the 4K UHD version of 2001: A Space Odyssey? Oh yes. It was a bit of a pain for me too. I've put it in, wanted to rip it and the drive said: "I'm sorry Dave, I'm afraid I can't do that" ;) But seriously, yes, my drive didn't want to mount the disc at first and/or h...
by VarHD
Wed Feb 26, 2020 1:42 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MakeMKV files vs original VIDEO_TS/.IFO for archival/future proofing purposes?
Replies: 8
Views: 4322

Re: MakeMKV files vs original VIDEO_TS/.IFO for archival/future proofing purposes?

I’m trying to reduce the physical media I own and essentially want to have an uncompressed and digitised ‘master’ archival version of these DVDs that I can confidently use indefinitely into the future to convert to any format as technologies and formats evolve. Based on this, you should definitely ...
by VarHD
Fri Feb 07, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Is storing on Blu-Ray discs generally the best way to archive a collection?
Replies: 3
Views: 1958

Re: Is storing on Blu-Ray discs generally the best way to archive a collection?

I was told this would be the best place to ask this question I'm afraid most people here are all about the opposite - we don't archive data on Blu-ray discs, we rip the discs to archive the data on HDDs ;) As you've said, the M-Disc format (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M-DISC) promises archival-gr...
by VarHD
Tue Feb 04, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Sound Error in LPCM of the movie Unbreakable
Replies: 2
Views: 1954

Re: Sound Error in LPCM of the movie Unbreakable

I can answer the 4th question - I just checked and there's no such issue in my copy. I have the UK release: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B00 ... UTF8&psc=1
by VarHD
Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:28 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: What do you guys do with your DVD copies from Blu-ray/DVD combo packs?
Replies: 1
Views: 1369

Re: What do you guys do with your DVD copies from Blu-ray/DVD combo packs?

I guess it depends mainly on your financial situation. If your income is low enough that selling them would make a difference, then you could try eBay, always making sure that you make it clear that you're only selling the disc to avoid misunderstandings, but you've said that your collection keeps g...
by VarHD
Tue Jan 21, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: 4K movies from the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: 4K movies from the UK

I got the flicker info from a web site, as they mentioned 25fps vs 30fps. A-ha. I suspect that must have been related to the very old analogue signals which were indeed different - in the US you had NTSC which would run at 60 Hz (30 frames, interlaced) and in Europe we had PAL at 50 Hz (25 frames, ...
by VarHD
Mon Jan 20, 2020 4:28 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: 4K movies from the UK
Replies: 3
Views: 1513

Re: 4K movies from the UK

Not sure where you've got the idea about flicker :shock: , but no, there won't be any flicker or any issues whatsoever. Unlike DVDs and standard Blu-rays, the 4K UHD Blu-ray specification doesn't have regional restrictions so they will play just fine, even directly in your 4K player (if you have one).
by VarHD
Fri Jan 17, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Beginner Question - list of titles/languages for discs?
Replies: 2
Views: 1328

Re: Beginner Question - list of titles/languages for discs?

When it comes to spoken (audio) languages, MakeMKV should always show you the language on the track selection. Similarly, the subtitle tracks are also named appropriately. As for screen titles in different languages. There are two reasons why this can happen: REASON 1 - The text is displayed from a ...
by VarHD
Wed Jan 15, 2020 1:36 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: How to get copies of shows I legally own
Replies: 3
Views: 1226

Re: How to get copies of shows I legally own

I'm scratching my head on this one because I don't understand why they will play fine in my living room, but will not rip on my desktop. When a movie is played back on a "normal" player and the drive can't read some tiny part of it - it will skip it. You may either not even notice it or see some ti...
by VarHD
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:47 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Building a computer for bluray ripping
Replies: 6
Views: 2230

Re: Building a computer for bluray ripping

(...) has a large collection of Blu-rays and DVDs 2x4TB storage drives in a raid. ^ This right here is going to be a problem, if by "large" you really mean large and if he wants to preserve the highest quality, that is - just rip and not transcode the files. I would call my collection "medium-sized...
by VarHD
Wed Dec 25, 2019 1:27 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Gremlins 4K UHD won't rip - volume key unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Gremlins 4K UHD won't rip - volume key unknown

Out of curiosity, what does the disk look like? Brownish color? The disc itself is completely black, here's a photo of it: https://i.imgur.com/ogpVajv.jpg If yours is brown, then I guess it's this one (found on Google): https://highdefdiscnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/IMG_3507-1024x559.jpg ? ...
by VarHD
Tue Dec 24, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Gremlins 4K UHD won't rip - volume key unknown
Replies: 3
Views: 1337

Re: Gremlins 4K UHD won't rip - volume key unknown

heapercreaper wrote:
Tue Dec 24, 2019 2:43 pm
I'm curious if anyone else has had any luck ripping this disk?
I ripped it on the 6th of November, but there could be different releases. I have the UK release that came in a steelbook case.
by VarHD
Fri Dec 20, 2019 11:27 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: How many TB drive to hold complete GOT series?
Replies: 11
Views: 2682

Re: How many TB drive to hold complete GOT series?

Woodstock asks if the OP would be wiling to try transcoding, but I think the better question is - does he want to start a Blu-ray collection, but prefers to watch the content from the HDD or is he not planning on buying any other discs in the future, he's just a big Game of Thrones fan and only want...
by VarHD
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Wrong aspect ratio in some video players
Replies: 1
Views: 717

Re: Wrong aspect ratio in some video players

According to the MediaInfo, the size of the video is exactly 1920x1080 so it doesn't look like there's anything wrong with the file itself. I would just ditch this other player if I were you and keep using VLC. Alternatively, get Plex and use their player - it also seems to be able to play anything ...
by VarHD
Tue Dec 10, 2019 6:38 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: The Shape of Water (UHD)
Replies: 1
Views: 754

Re: The Shape of Water (UHD)

It works now. Thank you, Mike! :)

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