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by Woodstock
Sat Mar 28, 2020 10:39 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Back up greyed out
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Back up greyed out

If that message was like this, that's a DVD, because BDs do not have VOBUs. Complex multiplex encountered - 1 cells and 1803 VOBUs have to be scanned. This may take some time, please be patient - it can't be avoided. A quote from an Amazon review: To be clear, this review is for the Lord of the Ring...
by Woodstock
Sat Mar 28, 2020 6:04 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Back up greyed out
Replies: 5
Views: 67

Re: Back up greyed out

Many commercial BD sets come with DVD versions of the extras.
by Woodstock
Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:51 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: best way to get small high quality rips?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: best way to get small high quality rips?

The main thing is that the BD isn't interlaced... Removing interlacing is something that works OK sometimes, other times, the video gets muddy. You also start with a better video transfer, so even if you shrink it down to "old TV size" (720x480) it looks smoother. BTW, I found Logan's Run with a BD ...
by Woodstock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 6:29 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: best way to get small high quality rips?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: best way to get small high quality rips?

Logan's Run (the original movie) is long out of print, but the Star Trek movies often show up in the Walmart bargain bin on Bluray. I eventually upgraded all the movies to BD copies.

If you go shopping, just "remember where you parked." :)
by Woodstock
Fri Mar 27, 2020 4:08 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: DVDs not recording
Replies: 1
Views: 55

Re: DVDs not recording

Need more information.

First, are you trying to WRITE DVDs, or rip them?

Do you have debug logging turned on, and are any errors being reported? FAQ link in my signature explains debug logging and how to use it.
by Woodstock
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Always saving to title_t00 even if name set
Replies: 2
Views: 70

Re: Always saving to title_t00 even if name set

Have you read Changing names with Expert mode enabled yet?

A file has at least two names; the metadata name, and the file name. The default file name is derived from the name you enter, according to rules. You can change that to specify the EXACT file name you want.
by Woodstock
Wed Mar 25, 2020 1:38 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Back up
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Back up

DVD players expect MPEG2 video, and BD content is usually h264, although there are disks out there that use a variant of VC-1, and UHD content is almost always h265. VLC, Kodi, and more can play the unencrypted BD backup files. I haven't tried to do it with the Win10 movie player. The Win7 player co...
by Woodstock
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:39 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Back up
Replies: 3
Views: 142

Re: Back up

If you do not remove the encryption during the backup, whatever you use to play the video has to have the decryption key for the disk.

This is not a problem if your intention is to then use MakeMKV to create MKV files, but most playback programs will need to have the encryption removed first.
by Woodstock
Wed Mar 25, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: MakeMKV not decrypting - MacOS!!
Replies: 2
Views: 90

Re: MakeMKV not decrypting - MacOS!!

DVD or BD? If DVD, does the box say anything about "Closed Captions"?
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: best way to get small high quality rips?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: best way to get small high quality rips?

Vidcoder is a "friendlier front end" to handbrake; if you're using that, you're using handbrake indirectly. So, have fun playing! It's like an adventure game. You have a goal (defeat the anti-quality demon lord) with powerful weapons you have never seen before, but you don't lose just because you di...
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Putting the duration in the filename?
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Putting the duration in the filename?

Not automatically. You can manually add it in Expert mode.
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: best way to get small high quality rips?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: best way to get small high quality rips?

How far you can shrink things depends on what you're willing to sacrifice. For animated stuff, I see a 70-90% reduction in size at a quality I can tolerate. But, I'm not the sort to climb up close to the TV and look for errant pixels in the "black" areas of the screen. Action movies, 40-60% reductio...
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: best way to get small high quality rips?
Replies: 13
Views: 208

Re: best way to get small high quality rips?

The highest quality you are going to get from a DVD is the raw MKV file you get from MakeMKV. Any post-processing to make the file smaller is going to give up more "quality", although converting from MPEG2 compression to h.264 is a LOT more efficient. Handbrake with one of their "480p HQ" presets wi...
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Opening multiple instances of MakeMKV on Win10
Replies: 6
Views: 263

Re: Opening multiple instances of MakeMKV on Win10

I did a quick scan of the executable, and there doesn't seem to be a command line switch to select which drive to associate an instance to.
by Woodstock
Tue Mar 24, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Rise of Skywalker UHD
Replies: 6
Views: 500

Re: Rise of Skywalker UHD

Send C:\Users\ckapu/.MakeMKV/MKB20_v72_Star_Wars-_The_Rise_of_Skywalker_B042.tgz to SVQ@makemkv.com for analysis.