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mickeykool
November 15th, 2010, 09:52 AM
I'm just curious on what you guys are using for ripping blu ray to mkv or mp4.

I used to use anydvd / ripbot264 but now i seem to have issues with ripbot and it takes way too long to encode a movie or so.

dhy8386
November 16th, 2010, 03:09 PM
My process is
1) Anydvd HD rip to Image/ISO
2) Use Another EAC3to GUI to go from ISO to an MKV containing just the movie, core track (as opposed to the HD track), and forced subtitles if any. Also preserves chapters which you cannot do going from M2ts/Iso to Handbrake.
3) Take the MKV and convert it to MV4 using Handbrake. Settings are iPad preset, 1280x720 picture size (since i can not tell the diff from that and 1080p on my 52" samsung), two audio tracks for compatibility (one an AC3 5.1 track and the other an AAC stereo track) and if forced subtitles i add the subtitle track and choose both force and burned it (burning it in really is the best options since it prevents any subtitle issues from arising with the player you use).

Result is a pristine MV4 blu ray that looks as good as the source but a fraction of the size. Playable in boxee, on idevices, and through my AppleTv2.

Total times on by i7-870 Hackintosh:
1) AnyDVD HD rip: 20 minutes
2) MKV conversion: 30-60 mins
3) Handbrake Conversion: 75 mins to 110 mins

mickeykool
November 16th, 2010, 03:13 PM
Thanks for the response, what is the avg file size on the mv4?

dhy8386
November 16th, 2010, 03:23 PM
I mean it varies but id say between 2-3GB

gmd024
November 16th, 2010, 03:32 PM
I'd highly recommend MKVs - using MakeMKV to get the job done very easily - it's a no-brainer app and will let you omit different parts of the content and only rip the main movie if preffered, as I do

I also use AnyDVD HD for rips to ISOs - but I find I'm ripping to MKVs exclusivly for streaming BD content over the network without some of the issues that pop up with BD ISOs and also enjoying the highest quality A/V - and I believe MakeMKV is still free to use while in beta - but I haven't paid much attention to that because I was so impressed with the app that I purchased a license a couple of months ago

dhy8386
November 16th, 2010, 04:32 PM
I'd highly recommend MKVs - using MakeMKV to get the job done very easily - it's a no-brainer app and will let you omit different parts of the content and only rip the main movie if preffered, as I do

I also use AnyDVD HD for rips to ISOs - but I find I'm ripping to MKVs exclusivly for streaming BD content over the network without some of the issues that pop up with BD ISOs and also enjoying the highest quality A/V - and I believe MakeMKV is still free to use while in beta - but I haven't paid much attention to that because I was so impressed with the app that I purchased a license a couple of months ago

Also cross platform if you are a mac user. MakeMKV is certainly more efficient and easy to use. Reason i dont use that process is that i have found anydvd HD is the gold standard and have some issues on certain discs with MakeMKV but thats said you can always hop over to anydvd if you need to...

Bigger "issue" is forced subtitles. I found no reliable way to pull the forced subs. You generally have to test each one. Thats a PIA. Unless he changed that in the latest betas. Hence why i use AnotherEAC3to GUI which can do that automagically.

tjp888
November 16th, 2010, 06:01 PM
I was using ripbot also. But I was having trouble getting playable rips.
I still use AnyDVD HD, but to make the MKV I have started using "Bluray to HDD". It's not free, but there's a trial version you can test out.

gmd024
November 16th, 2010, 06:41 PM
I was using ripbot also. But I was having trouble getting playable rips.
I still use AnyDVD HD, but to make the MKV I have started using "Bluray to HDD". It's not free, but there's a trial version you can test out.

I'm not familar with 'BR to HD' - but I can highly recommend MakeMKV - it has a very good reputation - I have 'zero' issues with it - and ALL rips it produces, whether SD or HD from DVDs or BDs plays without issue on a few different media players I've used, including the BBox

yao847zi
December 9th, 2010, 11:39 PM
I always use this Blu-ray Ripper (http://wannasoft.com/Pavtube-Blu-Ray-Ripper/) to help me rip and convert Blu-ray to mkv or mp4. The output quality is great and it supports Mkb v19 or BD+ protection.

jama999
December 10th, 2010, 01:44 PM
I'd highly recommend MKVs - using MakeMKV to get the job done very easily - it's a no-brainer app and will let you omit different parts of the content and only rip the main movie if preffered, as I do


+1 for MakeMKV

I just used MakeMKV with my hackintosh to rip 450+ DVDs and Blurays to .mkv format. 99% of the time I cant tell the difference between the mkv and the original optical content. Once in a while with *really* old sources it seems to be not quite as good. When that happens I make a 264/mkv with Handbrake at the 62% constant quality "normal" setting and some tweaks.

My 2c,

J