I have been using makeMKV for some time for my movie collection. I rip the main movie and the main HD audio file, be it Dolby True HD or whatever best option. Movie is normally 25 gig or so. So for years, I have decided on MKV as the best format. Now I may be changing to MP4, possibly, due to the fact that my family uses Apple TV, ipad etc. So I have a couple of questions and I wanted to see if I could get your feed back and help with Handbrake:
1) Do most of your just rip your movies with Make MKV and just buy more HD space as you need it?
2) For those with AppleTV and ipads, would it be best to just use Handbrake to compress with Dolby Prologic Sound and just have it as a compressed movie for those devices? Effectively I would have two copies of each movie - one for the main home theater and one for the other devices and streaming. Is that what many of you do as well?
3) If I decided to convert my blu-ray from MKV to MP4 using Handbrake, I am right in saying that Mp4 can't hold certain audio streams like MKV? What audio stream format do you use with Handbrake to keep full surround sound? I converted one movie from MKV to MP4 and it had a great picture, smaller file size, but no sound. I think the audio setup on the conversion was wrong.