I am looking to get rid of all of the physical copies of my DVDs. I want to start ripping them to my hard drive and I would like to view them via DLNA when needed. (I have a Samsung PN50C7000 TV and Samsung BD-C6800 BD player) I prefer to use DLNA because I currently have it running and I prefer to not have to purchase anything extra. My TV is wired into my network. Computer is currently on Vista.
When I play a 1.85:1 DVD directly from my DVD player, the video plays full screen. No windowboxing, no letterboxing.
When I play a 2.35:1 DVD directly from my DVD player, the video plays letterboxed (which is fine)
If I rip the dvd directly to an mkv file with MakeMKV and view it over DLNA (via Mezzmo or Samsung AllShare) the video is windowboxed.
If I rip the dvd to my hard drive with DVDFab and try viewing the a vob file via DLNA they are windowboxed as well.
Is there a recommended way to rip or encode the video files so I can view them full screen (or at least only letterboxed for a 2.35:1 video) via DLNA? It doesn't matter to me what type of video/container it is, higher quality the better and I would like to retain the 5.1 sound as well. I don't have any space requirements, so the videos do not need to be compressed.
Thoughts or recommendations on the best way to achieve this?