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I rip my shows using MakeMKV. I always rip the MPLS. Not the M2TS. Sometimes I'll get lucky and the episodes will be in numerical order. For instance, if there's 4 episodes on a disc they'll appear as 7000, 7001, 7002, and 7003 in MakeMKV. Where it gets tricky, is when they're not in order.
What I like to do is play the first 1 or 2 seconds of each episode, using a Blu-ray player or TMT5. I then write down what appears on screen during those brief moments, and the episode length in minutes and seconds. I then rip all MPLS episodes on the discs that match up with the run times I had written down. I will play the first 1 or 2 seconds of each episode I ripped and compare what I wrote down and run times to figure out which episode is which.
It's a huge pain in the but to do. But it's the safest way for me to rip TV shows. In the past, I didn't know that some TV shows are out of order when you ripped them. And then found out the hard way by accidently watching an episode out of order.
There's still some risk of spoilers with watching those first 2 seconds of each episode, but I don't know of any safer way to do it.
Edit: I should add that most of the time, I can tell which episode is which by their run times. It's only when each episode is exactly the same length, that I have to rely on watching those first 2 seconds.
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