BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

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counter_clockwise
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BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by counter_clockwise » Wed Jan 13, 2010 3:42 am

First of all, MakeMKV is incredible, and I will happily pay once it's ready. I've ripped a number of disks without any glitches, but I've had some real problems with Battlestar Galactica - The Plan.

MakeMKV works just fine, but the resulting file is pretty effed up on my system.

- In Handbrake, I get: "Scanning title 1 of 1...", then "No Valid Source Found."
- In VLC, just trying to play it, I get this and then audio only: "No suitable decoder module. VLC does not support the audio or video format 'undf'. Unfortunately there is no way for you to fix this."
- Quicktime stutters and chokes, giving me *maybe* one frame every five seconds or so sporadically.
- Visualhub is just a mess anyway, but also just chokes and dies.


The blu-ray disc seems to be encoded with VC-1 instead of h.264, so I was wondering if it's just a playback issue on the Mac with Windows Media stuff so I've tried re-ripping and playing back using a plethora of programs, both on Snow Leopard as well as in Windows 7 via Parallels, but it's just not doing it. I have the latest version of perian, flip4mac, MakeMKV, I've messed around with Pavtube junk (which actually works fine if I use AnyDVD HD first, which means I'd have to pay for both programs which seems like overkill if I'm just missing something simple).

Thanks for any help!

El Massman
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Re: BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by El Massman » Wed Jan 13, 2010 11:20 pm

i've had a few rips that have come out in this format and experienced the same issues you have. while i've found no way of reencoding them into a more suitable format, they are perfectly playable under plex. http://www.plexapp.com if you're the kind of person that rips films then you will probably find it great for keeping them organised as well.

hope this helps,

marc

counter_clockwise
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Re: BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by counter_clockwise » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:11 am

That's a good point, and I'll take what I can get, but I'm still hoping I can manage to convert them to an iTunes friendly format. Plex sure is pretty but it's a little buggy, it seems.

On another note, I'm thinking of buying the complete BSG series on blu-ray, but I wonder if anyone has successfully ripped any of those disks? It'd be a shame not to be able to digitize them.

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Re: BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by mike admin » Fri Jan 15, 2010 8:08 am

please run http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en on this file and post the results here.

counter_clockwise
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Re: BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by counter_clockwise » Fri Jan 15, 2010 2:13 pm

General
Complete name : /Users/XXXXXXXX/Movies/Battlestar_Galactica_The_Plan/title01.mkv
Format : Matroska
File size : 25.4 GiB
Duration : 1h 51mn
Overall bit rate : 32.6 Mbps
Encoded date : UTC 2010-01-11 16:37:12
Writing application : MakeMKV v1.4.9 beta darwin(x86-release)
Writing library : libmakemkv v1.4.9 beta (0.7.7/0.8.1) darwin(x86-release)

Video
ID : 1
Format : VC-1
Format profile : AP@L3
Codec ID : WVC1
Codec ID/Hint : Microsoft
Duration : 1h 51mn
Bit rate : 30.4 Mbps
Width : 1 920 pixels
Height : 1 080 pixels
Display aspect ratio : 16:9
Frame rate : 23.976 fps
Resolution : 8 bits
Colorimetry : 4:2:0
Scan type : Progressive
Bits/(Pixel*Frame) : 0.612
Stream size : 23.7 GiB (93%)

Audio
ID : 2
Format : DTS
Format/Info : Digital Theater Systems
Codec ID : A_DTS
Duration : 1h 51mn
Bit rate mode : Constant
Bit rate : 1 510 Kbps
Channel(s) : 6 channels
Channel positions : Front: L C R, Surround: L R, LFE
Sampling rate : 48.0 KHz
Resolution : 24 bits
Stream size : 1.17 GiB (5%)
Title : 3/2+1
Language : English

Text #1
ID : 3
Format : PGS
Codec ID : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Language : English

Text #2
ID : 4
Format : PGS
Codec ID : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Language : Spanish

Text #3
ID : 5
Format : PGS
Codec ID : S_HDMV/PGS
Codec ID/Info : The same subtitle format used on BDs/HD-DVDs
Language : French

Menu
00:00:00.000 : en:Chapter 00
etc...

Figured you didn't need the entire chapter listing. Hope it helps!

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Re: BSG - "The Plan" giving me a headache!

Post by starburst » Sat Jan 23, 2010 9:34 am

mike admin wrote:please run http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en on this file and post the results here.
Great tool ; thankzzzz mike! :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

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