I was very excited when I heard about MakeMKV, thinking that this would finally achieve my dream, as numerous indications in the "about MakeMKV" section seem to suggest that MakeMKV is capable of containing a DVD preserving all original information (incl. interactive menus) and that MakeMKV's output could be then used for transcoding to H264:http://www.matroska.org/technical/menu/index.html wrote: Matroska Menu Specifications
What we'll try to have is a system that can do almost everything done on a DVD, or more, or better"
However my tests with MakeMKV did nothing of the quotes above. I ended up with a set of single, independent MKV files. No interactive DVD menu. In fact no DVD menu at all. The files were also not linke to each other (via segment UID).http://www.makemkv.com/aboutmkv/ wrote: "Practically this means that it is possible to put entire movie […] into a single [mkv] file.
You can copy them to your laptop and watch anytime, even if your laptop lacks DVD or Blu-ray drive.
Thought about converting MPEG-2 video into H264 to make the file 5 times smaller? All of it can be easily done.
MKV files are compact. For exactly the same content MKV files are about 10% smaller than DVD files.
Since all meta information is preserved in MKV and compressed media data (video, audio, subtitles) is not changed in any way it is always possible to transcode MKV files into original format. For example, MKV files produced from a Blu-ray disc may be transcoded back to a Bly-ray image or set of M2TS files without any losses."
So my question is, how can I achieve what MakeMKV says it can achieve as quoted above?