Ripping "Friends" TV Series from blue-ray disk

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AZ1101
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Ripping "Friends" TV Series from blue-ray disk

Post by AZ1101 » Sun Jan 05, 2020 6:41 am

Hi,
As Netflix stopped streaming "Friends" when my wife and two daughters where on Season 4, I bought a complete series from Amazon on 21 discs. Joggling discs is not the best possible experience, so I decided to rip the to mkv to put on Kodi. However, I have issues in using MakeMKV with these discs. The first disc in series contains 12 titles and, correspondingly, 12 large ".m2ts" files (below is the fragment of directory listing sorted by name):

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2012-07-06  14:41           970,752 00055.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:41            49,152 00056.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:41            61,440 00057.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:41            55,296 00058.m2ts
2012-07-06  15:01     3,341,144,064 00062.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,104,225,280 00063.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,102,148,608 00064.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,099,697,152 00065.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,095,617,536 00066.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     2,832,635,904 00067.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:54     3,058,630,656 00068.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:41         3,047,424 00069.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,085,793,280 00070.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,096,016,896 00071.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,100,250,112 00072.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,096,557,568 00073.m2ts
2012-07-06  14:55     3,088,766,976 00074.m2ts
              69 File(s) 37,679,167,488 bytes
               2 Dir(s)               0 bytes free
I configured MakeMKV to ignore files with less than 15 minutes playtime as each episode is over 20 minutes. After loading the disc into MakeMKV, it identified 25 files to be converted - all of which correspond to the 12 large ".m2ts" files. Here is the MakeMKV load log:

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MakeMKV v1.14.7 win(x64-release) started
Using direct disc access mode
Evaluation version, 30 day(s) out of 30 remaining
Loaded content hash table, will verify integrity of M2TS files.
File 00075.mpls was added as title #0
File 00074.mpls was added as title #1
File 00073.mpls was added as title #2
File 00072.mpls was added as title #3
File 00071.mpls was added as title #4
File 00611.mpls was added as title #5
File 00608.mpls was added as title #6
File 00401.mpls was added as title #7
File 00607.mpls was added as title #8
File 00610.mpls was added as title #9
File 00612.mpls was added as title #10
File 00081.mpls was added as title #11
File 00609.mpls was added as title #12
File 00604.mpls was added as title #13
File 00606.mpls was added as title #14
File 00605.mpls was added as title #15
File 00603.mpls was added as title #16
File 00602.mpls was added as title #17
File 00601.mpls was added as title #18
File 00082.mpls was added as title #19
Title #00055.mpls has length of 340 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00054.mpls has length of 29 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00120.mpls has length of 8 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00053.mpls has length of 50 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
File 00201.mpls was added as title #20
File 00080.mpls was added as title #21
File 00079.mpls was added as title #22
File 00078.mpls was added as title #23
File 00077.mpls was added as title #24
File 00076.mpls was added as title #25
Title #00011.m2ts has length of 10 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00012.m2ts has length of 23 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00004.m2ts has length of 19 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00051.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00010.m2ts has length of 10 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00003.m2ts has length of 11 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00002.m2ts has length of 11 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00037.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00052.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00050.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00069.m2ts has length of 4 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00049.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00048.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00047.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00046.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00045.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00044.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00024.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00043.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00022.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00042.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00041.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00039.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00038.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00035.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00034.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00015.m2ts has length of 340 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00021.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00016.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00014.m2ts has length of 29 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00008.m2ts has length of 7 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00007.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00006.m2ts has length of 5 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00005.m2ts has length of 103 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00013.m2ts has length of 50 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Title #00009.m2ts has length of 10 seconds which is less than minimum title length of 900 seconds and was therefore skipped
Operation successfully completed
Attached is what MakeMKV prepared for conversion. After saving MKV files to HDD, I could see that some episodes were captured twice and 1 - three times. Also, they were in totally random order!

Is there a way to address this issue? Maybe there is a way to decrypt and convert to MKV just specific stream files from the disc? I tried to use "Open File" feature, but MakeMKV does not load ".m2ts" files. I also tried to use MakeMKV to backup the blue ray disc to the HDD - the operation succeeded, but, apparently, the video files were not decrypted as neither Handbrake, nor VLC was able to play the large ".m2ts" files.

I would greatly appreciate your advice on how to best rip these discs.

Thank you,
Alex
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mreedelp2
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Re: Ripping "Friends" TV Series from blue-ray disk

Post by mreedelp2 » Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:48 pm

Friends playlist.txt
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There used to be several postings in 2017 that addressed this. I just did a search and couldn't find any of them. Fortunately for you, I had downloaded one of the listings someone had developed.

I can't validate the accuracy of his choices. But see the attached.

Krawk
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Re: Ripping "Friends" TV Series from blue-ray disk

Post by Krawk » Wed Jan 08, 2020 10:06 pm

Ultimately I suspect there is no special protection in place. Likely extra tracks for extra features.
The playlist above looks like your easy ticket.

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