Can anyone comment on how they think the quality of an MKV compares to the original DVD content? Both in Audio and Video?
Also can't you encode in both H264 and MPEG 2 into a MKV wrapper? I think H264 should be much smaller, but I dont want to drop quality... at today's HD prices I'd rather buy the space.
I think MakeMKV is only encoding in the original MPEG2 format as I dont see any option to use one or the other, but the files being produced are only slighlty smaller than the original media.
Overall I'm pretty pleased with he quality I'm getting. However, I do think I can see a difference from the original media, but I'm playing it on an OPPO BDP 83 player which I would expect to be better than the WDTV anyway.
I have tried one MKV file encoded from a Blue Ray disk in 264 and have trouble playing it on my WDTV Live. It locks up and quits every few minutes in the same spots. I first figured it was a glitch in the file, but you can FF past that spot it locks up but then it finds another. I'm not sure if it's a bad file or a problem with the WDTV reading that rate of compression?