How to select ONLY MVC video?

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falconeye
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How to select ONLY MVC video?

Post by falconeye » Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:08 pm

I'd like to select ONLY the MVC video track when producing an MKV from MKV.

After converting a 3D bluray to MKV, I obtain an MKV with both a standard, and a 3D MVC video track. I can select/unselect the additional MVC track.

However, I would like be able to select the MVC track as the ONLY video track (thereby becoming the output MKV's main video track).

This way, I could create a left(right eye MKV from an MVC-MKV. And merge both into a SBS mp4 easily.

Is it possible with a command line like -sel:all +sel:mvcvideo ?

Kind regards,
Falk

Woodstock
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Re: How to select ONLY MVC video?

Post by Woodstock » Sat Apr 29, 2017 10:39 pm

As I understand it, the MVC track is the DIFFERENCE between the left/right eyes, and is useless without the "base".
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falconeye
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Re: How to select ONLY MVC video?

Post by falconeye » Sun Apr 30, 2017 11:29 pm

Thanks, that's what I now figured out too after reading that MVC is a coding extension to AVC rather than another track.

To visualize it as MVC track maybe isn't the best possible representation in the UI. But now I got it, thanks.

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Re: How to select ONLY MVC video?

Post by Woodstock » Mon May 01, 2017 12:08 pm

But it IS a separate track - it is not needed if you are viewing the movie as 2D. It's just as "connected" as the audio, subtitle, and chapter tracks, in that they work together, but do different things.

How else would you suggest representing it?
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Sagacity
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Re: How to select ONLY MVC video?

Post by Sagacity » Sat Jul 22, 2017 1:25 pm

It may be useful to categorize the tracks based on content type. For example, the way I would categorize things is as such;

Video Tracks, Audio Tracks, Supplementary Video Tracks (IE 3D information), Supplementary Audio Tracks (IE Subtitle Information)

I think this sort of categorizing of tracks would make the program quite a bit more user friendly as well. Of course, this may be a bit unnecessary, and perhaps better to leave to 3rd party GUIs.

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