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by rogodeter
Thu May 26, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Dirty Grandpa - Which is the right mpls?
Replies: 22
Views: 24283

Re: Dirty Grandpa - Which is the right mpls?

DJRumpy wrote:Confirmed for UPN 31398244110, MPLS 573 is the correct one.

Thanks. Trying it now and will confirm when I view it later
by rogodeter
Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:09 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Player
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

Re: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Pl

Thanks for the recommendation. I do already have the Buffalo, which is working ok so far, but if it dies I've got this one in my Amazon list for future reference. Without a doubt this is the best drive you can get IMO: http://www.amazon.com/LG-Electronics-Su ... lg+blu+ray There is no rip-lock and i...
by rogodeter
Mon Mar 14, 2016 4:45 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray
Replies: 6
Views: 9697

Re: Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray

Very good question, and the answer is, "Could be". There are two English PGS subtitle tracks on your disk. Most likely scenario is that one of them contains JUST things like signs, and the brief passages of Russian that you mention. The other will have "everything". The "Forced only" track that Mak...
by rogodeter
Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:44 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray
Replies: 6
Views: 9697

Re: Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray

Firstly, it is important to note that MakeMKV won't burn it in - it's a 1:1 copy, and doesn't alter the video stream in any way. To burn in forced subs, you'd need to use a program like Handbrake In regards to selections, only select the English subs and the English forced - no need for other langu...
by rogodeter
Mon Mar 14, 2016 2:41 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Buffalo External BluRay extremely slow under Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 4142

Re: Buffalo External BluRay extremely slow under Linux

MakeMKV sees the drive as BD-RE PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209M 8.11 What does MakeMKV see the drive itself as being? The spec sheet doesn't say who's drive is in the unit. Some drives need special prodding to unleash their full speed. Pioneer drives, for example, default to minimizing noise, which limits th...
by rogodeter
Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:54 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Player
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

Re: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Pl

Thanks for the information all, I decided that power is not an issue as portability is not much of a concern (I don't mind keeping it plugged in all the time). I went with the Buffalo bdXL, thinking that with cheap media I could replace a couple 5TB backup drives with a stack of 128GB bdXL's -- Gues...
by rogodeter
Sun Mar 13, 2016 10:23 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray
Replies: 6
Views: 9697

Advice/Help with ripping subtitles from Blu-Ray

I recently got a blu-ray drive and for the first time tried to rip a blu-ray disc. The first thing I noticed was that the format of subtitles on Blu-Ray are quite different looking (in MakeMKV) than they are with DVD. It seems that every entry is a PGS entry, and that each one has a sub-entry for fo...
by rogodeter
Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:09 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: Buffalo External BluRay extremely slow under Linux
Replies: 3
Views: 4142

Buffalo External BluRay extremely slow under Linux

I bought this external, USB3 BluRay writer and it is extremely slow. Seems to be about 18x slower than the 4+y/o DVD-Rom in my laptop. It's supposed to read DVD at 16x but it doesn't seem close to that. 1 900MB mkv is taking around 40 minutes to pull off the disc, where with the DVD I can do a 5-6GB...
by rogodeter
Tue Feb 16, 2016 1:58 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Player
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

Re: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Pl

Biggest issue with external drives is getting them sufficient power, regardless of the operating system. When they spin fast, they need full-spec USB power (older ones need more than full spec), and any non-powered hub will not provide that. If the drive has its own power adapter, that is "better",...
by rogodeter
Mon Feb 15, 2016 11:41 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Player
Replies: 9
Views: 5611

Seeking hardware recommendation: External USB Blu-Ray Player

I have a laptop that does not have a built-in blu-ray drive. I'm wondering if anybody has experience with external (USB) Blu-Ray players and if there are any issues/recommendations with respect to MakeMKV and external players (I'm on Linux if it matters)