Originally Posted by Jackal55
I was just trying them both for comparison in ripping speed and so forth. There was a slight difference in file sizes but I want uncompressed files.
MakeMKV just remuxes the main movie into an mkv container instead of a BD folder structure. It doesn`t compress anything. Compressing takes hours even on my i7 CPU.
The difference could be that DVD Fab also takes the additional audio tracks (secondary ones, not the main DTS-HA MA or TrueHD) and puts them intro the rip.
I don't have TMT3 and I was hoping to be able to use as few extra programs as possible but I'll check into the MPC-HC.
Sorry, i missed the part where you said that you have PDVD9. As umdix
said, PDVD does not support playback of BD folder structures, just ISOs. That`s the main reason why i recomended
What I meant buy the same folder was that I have files nested like this:
- - Dragonball Z Season 6
- - All of the separate DVD folders
- Blu Ray
- - All of the separate BR folders
- TV Series
- - Freaks N Geeks
But unlike DVDecrypter or even Make MKV, when I ripped the movie only in DVDFab HD I still got a bunch of folders (mostly empty) and a few other files. The movie wouldn't play in this nested folder structure so I just moved the folder up the nested tree and deleted the other folders. Now it will play in 7MC Movie section but not with Media Browser. I'm not sure if the other folder/files that came from the rip are needed. I can put them back if needed but I'm just experimenting right now.
It's a work in progress as I'm still testing out different apps and plug ins in 7MC. But I'd still like to use as few extra apps and codecs as possible.
Well a BD folder structure is made up of several folders. The BDMV folder (with a subfolder called STREAM where the movie video file is stored, also a couple of other subfolder like BACKUP, JAR and AUXDATA) and a Certificate folder, containing DRM information or smth (i think). Is this what DVD Fab is producing? (i have 0 experience with DVD Fab, i use Clown_BD for ripping to BD folders)
As i said, you need to asociate BD playback with PDVD in Media Browser if you want playback. External Players Tab -> Add an external Player, choose Blu Ray for the video type.
As for codecs, both of the routes my guide take install only ffdshow & madFLAC (Section 1.1) / ffdshow & mpc-hc decoder & madFLAC (Section 1.2). TMT3/PDVD have their own internal decoders, same goes for MPC-HC.