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by paulster
Mon Nov 26, 2012 1:32 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD
Replies: 11
Views: 5602

Re: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD

When you choose the FLAC profile and highlight that audio track, does MakeMKV suggest it will be converted to FLAC or left as-is in the bottom right panel? If it says it will leave it as-is then you might be able to forced it to FLAC by creating a custom profile that forces every single audio track ...
by paulster
Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:20 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD
Replies: 11
Views: 5602

Re: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD

Try the following: cd e:\eac3to g: cd "\The Third Man" e:eac3to The_Third_Man_t00.mkv That should give you the track listing, and you're using the same version as I am, so it should work. I have seen a few MKV files that it hasn't been able to parse successfully, in which case I use mkvclean to rege...
by paulster
Sun Nov 25, 2012 6:31 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD
Replies: 11
Views: 5602

Re: VLC can't decode audio on certain MKV rips of BD

You can re-run the MKV back through MakeMKV and choose the FLAC profile. This will convert all audio tracks to FLAC. Otherwise, if you just want to convert a specific track you can use eac3to (free) to extract the particular track and convert to FLAC on-the-fly with a command something like: eac3to ...
by paulster
Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:11 am
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: Just want to pull LPCM
Replies: 3
Views: 3604

Re: Just want to pull LPCM

No, FLAC is where you want to be. Completely lossless so the quality is identical to LPCM, plus it has the advantage that channel assignments are stored in the FLAC metadata which tells the player what the correct channel order is rather than having it assumed in LPCM. And you save a bit of disk spa...
by paulster
Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:22 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: HD-DVD does not support FLAC conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 3200

Re: HD-DVD does not support FLAC conversion

In the MakeMKV program folder create a new file named something like hddvdflac.mmcp.xml, containing the following: <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <profile> <!-- profile name - Default --> <name lang="eng">HDDVD->FLAC</name> <!-- Common MKV flags --> <mkvSettings ignoreForcedSubtitlesFlag="tr...
by paulster
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MakeMKV
Replies: 1
Views: 1345

Re: MakeMKV

See the news and announcements sub-forum for the beta key.
by paulster
Sun Oct 28, 2012 9:12 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: HD-DVD does not support FLAC conversion
Replies: 7
Views: 3200

Re: HD-DVD does not support FLAC conversion

I've already raised this with Mike and sent him some test files so he can fix it. Meantime, if you look in the MakeMKV directory and find the profile files, you can create a custom one as a workaround which forces everything to FLAC and select that particular profile for HD-DVDs, then it'll work. Cu...
by paulster
Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:02 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Why does MakeMKV Allow...
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Why does MakeMKV Allow...

Because MakeMKV can do full disc backups of Blurays, but not DVDs. Yeah, that's a given, but the question is 'why' MakeMKV is coded to only do full disc backups of Blu-rays. I use another product to back up my DVDs, HD-DVDs and Blu-rays so I don't have to go into storage to retrieve the physical di...
by paulster
Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Why does MakeMKV Allow...
Replies: 5
Views: 2772

Re: Why does MakeMKV Allow...

This is a good question. I'm sure a number of people would want to have a full backup on disc that could be gone back to for extra features, etc. without having to pull out the original disc, whatever format it began its life on. I know I do since all my physical discs end up in storage.
by paulster
Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Linux
Topic: What about nas release
Replies: 1
Views: 3323

Re: What about nas release

MakeMKV is for ripping DVDs and Blu-rays that you own, not have ripped off from somebody else. So, since most NASes don't have optical drives, you pretty much have to use a PC or Mac in order to get your legitimate content onto the NAs in the first place. So that's why MakeMKV runs there.
by paulster
Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:18 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: forced subtitle issue solved
Replies: 16
Views: 15554

Re: forced subtitle issue solved

Thanks for saving me the bother of typing the same, obvious question!
by paulster
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:38 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: forced subtitle issue solved
Replies: 16
Views: 15554

Re: forced subtitle issue solved

It's been a couple of years since I ripped Avatar so I can't remember for certain but the forced subtitles might be in a separate stream which isn't flagged as forced. Play the movie in a regular Blu-ray player and then use the equivalent of the Display button to see if a set of subtitles has been t...
by paulster
Mon Oct 08, 2012 5:33 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: 3d Backup Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3428

Re: 3d Backup Issues

I believe some of the Realtek-based players can play these files. The new Sigma-powered Popcorn Hour A400, which is a full 3D player, should be released in November. We're still waiting for conformation from one of their engineers that it successfully plays these MKV files though, but it should defi...
by paulster
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:42 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: 3d Backup Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3428

Re: 3d Backup Issues

When MakeMKV creates a 3D MKV the video stream consists of the basic 2D video, plus the 3D MVC extension which supplies the stereo information. The MKV specification is written such that if a player can't play back 3D content it will (well, it should) ignore the MVC extension and just play the 2D co...
by paulster
Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:18 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: 3d Backup Issues
Replies: 6
Views: 3428

Re: 3d Backup Issues

Your player has to be able to identify and correctly handle a 3D MKV file. I don't believe the Boxee Box supports 3D, but I might be wrong.