Really grateful for this guide - I have the whole My Movies/PowerDVD setup but I really don't like it and a simple, one language, playable-in-anything, slightly smaller .mkv file is much simpler as I can just play is straight through Vista MCE. Huge thanks for the effort.
One question - I'm trying it on my only disc, which is like this according to eac3to...
M2TS, 1 video track, 1 audio track, 2:43:04
1: h264/AVC, 1080i60 /1.001 (16:9)
2: AC3, English, 2.0 channels, 224kbps, 48khz, dialnorm: -27dB
When I remux it in MKVMerge, I get a file which, according to MediaInfo is this...
Codec/Info: Advanced Video Codec
Codec profile: High@L4.1
Codec settings, CABAC: Yes
PlayTime: 2h 42mn
Bit rate: 14 Mbps
Width: 1920 pixels
Height: 1080 pixels
Display Aspect ratio: 16/9
Frame rate: 29.970 fps
When played in WMP, it's like it's in slow-motion and you can see the interlacing.
So, in short: Should this guide work for 1080i/60 material, and what tweaks might I need in place to get it running nicely in WMP?