Originally Posted by GRnis200
So I got an OPPO BDP-105 player about 3 months ago.
This feeds into a Rotel Pre/Power (stereo) combo with my beloved Pro-Ject turntable and Canton Vento speakers - I'm happy with the system.
I'm using a NAS drive with ALAC rips for digital music playback via the app which works nicely.
How do most people rip and stream their BD/DVD collection? (I mostly use Mac but have Windows too)
I'll probably look at a bigger NAS soon (4GB currently).
I would like to rip my BD/DVDs (Full HD for the BDs and native res for the DVDs) and store them on the NAS.
I would like to playback across the network (ethernet).
What formats do most people use for video?
Pros and cons?
I'm looking for quality - not so worried about file size. (I'm more of a music guy so I don;t have thousands)
Thank you in advance.
Use MakeMKV (1.8.11; 1.8.12 has issues right now with LPCM audio) to rip blu ray to MKV. Remember it's a rip, no re-encoding; just packaging into an MKV container.
I'm a mac guy, but the best DLNA/media server is JRiver. There is a MAV version but it's severely limited and can't serve video yet. The windows version is great.
Couple that with (on iOS) JRemote or (on Android) BubbleUPNP so that you can browse your JRiver library and *push* contenct to the Oppo.
1: You likely need a wired connection. Wireless will likely stutter - even wireless N.
2: As a Digital Media Renderer, the Oppo will not be able to enable subtitles from MKV. Doesn't matter what format they are in (PGS, SRT, etc...)
2a: Using the Oppo to "pull" content via DLNA, the Oppo will be able to enable subtitles from MKV, but only if they are SRT. It will not display PGS subs overDLNA
2b: Using the Oppo iOS/Android app to browse SMB shares (if you don't want to use DLNA), the Oppo will indeed now be able to render PGS subs from MKV files! But the app is basic, uses Gracenote, and has terrible library capabilities.
2c: Forced subtitles in MKV containers are completely ignored by the Oppo player. It does not matter if you enable them or not using an MKV metadata editor; the Oppo largely ignores most all MKV tags (I name all my movies with forced subs using a "*" in the title that tells me to enable to forced sub track)
3: Gapless FLAC audio playback over DLNA does not work. I think it's supposed to work fine over SMB.
4: SMB from a Mac is a royal pain in the butt to set up and get working. Again, Windows (as much as I hate it) made this trivial for me. I use Windows 7 in this case.
5: For Music, FLAC is the way to go. With JRiver you can also stream DSD which AcousticSounds sells (limited selection, but seems to be growing).
5a: DVD Audio Extractor will rip DVD-A discs to FLAC if you have them. You'll need to do some tag editing to set the tags like artist, album art using something like Yate.
Oh, and finally, using the Oppo as a DMR, chapter skip forward does not work; chapter skip back does. Using the direct-chapter selection does work however which tells me at least the Oppo "sees" that chapters in this mode within MKV files.