Originally Posted by evil.
Do you guys prefer to demux/remux the BDMV/.m2ts into a .mkv, or just watch the .m2ts?
i personally highly prefer MKV i usually don't care about menus and stuff like this. i always reencode pcm to flac which is 100% lossless.
Also, do I lose any quality by performing any of the above?
a simple remux is lossless.
And finally, do you use LAV splitters to select the audio stream/subs etc. you want for your movies (Filters -> LAV Splitter -> ...), or you remux the full package into a new one , leaving only the audio stream you need? Some people say, MPC-HC can get buggy if you change streams on-the-fly?
yes I use lavfilter to select the audio and subtitle stream.
i can't remember any problems when switching the audio stream on the fly.
but you have to know what you need and what not.
if you encounter some issue feel free to report them:
Oh and yes, what's the usual audio bitrate a Blu-ray usually offers? ~1509kbps?
depends on codec, channel, bit deep and khz.
1536000 bit per (~1500kbit) sec is 16 bit 48 khz stereo LPCM.
dd trueHD and dts hd ma are both lossless codecs and don't have a fixed size.
5.1 24 bit 48khz can easily have over 7000 kbit. LPCM can reach up to 27.648 Mbit
i know that japanese anime BDs usually use 24 bit 2 channel LPCM which is about 2450 kbit.
but i'm sure hollywood movies use more because they are usually 5.1 or 7.1
so there is no general answer to this.