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The major dis-advantage is the possibility of having to re-do 100+ movies... and also the mess of trying to salvage data from a bad drive .. I guess that's not really a big deal though is it... maybe when the drive if found to be faulty I can save 80% or more of the data ....

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I have 1500+ movies with no RAID. I do a weekly long self-test (via SMART) and replace a disk ASAP if the self-test fails for any reason. I've had several HDDs get read errors but I've only had to re-rip one movie. The other times, the data would eventually read successfully (if very slowly).

Keep in mind that RAID is really intended for high availability, not backup. There are many failure scenarios with RAID that could result in the loss of the entire pool. With individual disks, it's easy to take one disk and move it to another system, if necessary to get the data.
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That is just my thought process on the whole subject of server and transcoding. I can tell you that when my HTPC's i5-4440 is transcoding to my phone over the cellular network (I experimented) all the cores of the i5 were maxed out at 100%. This shouldn't be the case over the home network though. But to my dismay it is in regards to transcoding to my laptop (just checked). The thought was that UNC paths reduced server resources but that obviously is not the case. Anyhow, there is no transcoding when I am watching movies on my HTPC so I'm too concerned.
With an i5 that sounds like a bit much. Have you messed with your transcoder settings? It might be trying to transcode the whole movie in one go, but you can adjust so that it takes a break every (enter the amount of time you select) seconds.
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Do you mean that you now have to download a separate program to bypass encryption?
You have always needed a "separate" program to defeat encryption. They have been DVDFab, AnyDVD HD and MakeMKV. DVDFab has had legal entanglements, so except for those who have purchased a lifetime subscription, renewal time might be a good time to bail.

Edit: You need a "separate" program UNLESS you use DVDFab for everything. Most/many here use Clown BD and an array of free utilities.

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With an i5 that sounds like a bit much. Have you messed with your transcoder settings? It might be trying to transcode the whole movie in one go, but you can adjust so that it takes a break every (enter the amount of time you select) seconds.
I'll have to check that out

edit: I checked on my dashboard (MB3) and under transcoding I have it set to "auto". I'm assuming that this yields the best balance as far as quality and speed?

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That the .h265 discussion added nothing relating to the forum topic "Ripping Blu-Rays II". The conversation was certainly not without merit but had just started dragging and was diluting more relevant posts.
Even though it doesn't add to the exact subject of "ripping" it is related none the less... besides, there are other "discussions" on this thread that aren't precisely relating to "ripping".
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Even though it doesn't add to the exact subject of "ripping" it is related none the less... besides, there are other "discussions" on this thread that aren't precisely relating to "ripping".
Any that go on for pages?

I'm just sayin'

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Re-encoding has nothing to do with Ripping Blu-rays," period. I would be in favor of a thread dedicated to "re-encoding" ...

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That the .h265 discussion added nothing relating to the forum topic "Ripping Blu-Rays II". The conversation was certainly not without merit but had just started dragging and was diluting more relevant posts.

I suggest you two re-read the OP. It clearly states Handbrake as a topic of discussion for this thread.
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I suggest you two re-read the OP. It clearly states Handbrake as a topic of discussion for this thread.
You're right and I am wrong.

Let the tedium continue!

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You're right and I am wrong.

Let the tedium continue!

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LOL, I suppose that I could use it for when I am having a hard time sleeping at night.
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You're right and I am wrong.

Let the tedium continue!

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I sense a bit of sarcasm. Just sayin... it only incites a bickering battle to chastise people and tell them to make their own thread for discussion of relevant topics per the OP. If someone reads the OP where re-encoding is a discussion topic and then you flame them for discussing it they are only going to take your comments as flame bait or trolling. If you want a thread dedicated to only ripping discussion then you should make one instead of telling other people to do so. I'm just making an honest suggestion. These dedicated and very specific threads keeps getting suggested but I never see anyone actually create and support one....
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You have always needed a "separate" program to defeat encryption. They have been DVDFab, AnyDVD HD and MakeMKV. DVDFab has had legal entanglements, so except for those who have purchased a lifetime subscription, renewal time might be a good time to bail.

Edit: You need a "separate" program UNLESS you use DVDFab for everything. Most/many here use Clown BD and an array of free utilities.

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I guess you haven't freshly downloaded DVDfab lately... though you do seem aware of their legal entanglements. I had to download a new copy on my HTPC. Based on a recent NY case, they are now forbidden from selling any software in the U.S. that bypasses encryption. Their workaround, vague as it was, was to suggest downloading either anyDVD (I think) or some other software. That some other software was an add-on to DVDfab that bypassed the encryption.


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Ya don't say!

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If you want a thread dedicated to only ripping discussion then you should make one instead of telling other people to do so.
Just make sure you name it something un-ambiguous. How about "ripping blu-rays"?
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I sense a bit of sarcasm. Just sayin... it only incites a bickering battle to chastise people and tell them to make their own thread for discussion of relevant topics per the OP. If someone reads the OP where re-encoding is a discussion topic and then you flame them for discussing it they are only going to take your comments as flame bait or trolling. If you want a thread dedicated to only ripping discussion then you should make one instead of telling other people to do so. I'm just making an honest suggestion. These dedicated and very specific threads keeps getting suggested but I never see anyone actually create and support one....
I have reread the first page a couple of times and I guess I am missing the "Thread Guidelines". All I see is a casual mention of Handbrake as a tool the OP uses. In fact, I thought he pretty clearly avoided mentioning re encoding and only casually mentioned that it could ALSO be used to convert for your iPad.

I don't mind the conversation about .h265 (there will always be brief tangents) it just continued on and on and never came back to topical subject matter. It just diluted the actual conversations about actually ripping Blu-Rays.
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I have reread the first page a couple of times and I guess I am missing the "Thread Guidelines". All I see is a casual mention of Handbrake as a tool the OP uses. In fact, I thought he pretty clearly avoided mentioning re encoding and only casually mentioned that it could ALSO be used to convert for your iPad.

I don't mind the conversation about .h265 (there will always be brief tangents) it just continued on and on and never came back to topical subject matter. It just diluted the actual conversations about actually ripping Blu-Rays.
I think we all see your point... however, ripping BD films to a hard drive is just one step of the a users process in getting that "media" to a point where they can thoroughly enjoy it. For me, I rip the movie to my laptop hard drive to a folder that will eventually be offloaded to my HTPC server (untouched copy of the MKV file) and then I also immediately take the same file and make an x264 copy of the file with stereo sound for an external hard drive (for traveling and so forth).

My point is... BD ripping and re encoding are so closely related that it is almost synonymous with BD ripping. In fact, DVDfab can rip the movie and re-encode the movie all at the same time (at least that is how I remember it doing things during my one month trial with the product before the feds shut them down).

I think most would agree, re encoding is a topic that can easily be discussed in a thread titled "BD ripping" even if the topic drags on for several pages (God forbid).

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I sense a bit of sarcasm. Just sayin... it only incites a bickering battle to chastise people and tell them to make their own thread for discussion of relevant topics per the OP. If someone reads the OP where re-encoding is a discussion topic and then you flame them for discussing it they are only going to take your comments as flame bait or trolling. If you want a thread dedicated to only ripping discussion then you should make one instead of telling other people to do so. I'm just making an honest suggestion. These dedicated and very specific threads keeps getting suggested but I never see anyone actually create and support one....
My suggestion was not only for the benefit of those here ... many, most? ... that don't even know what H.265 is, but for those who are deep in the weeds with the HEVC. Re that, do you think that the only people who are working withit are on this thread and a dedicated thread wouldn't attract more? If so,then again I am mistaken. I do not think that is the case, and yes that was a large dollop of sarcasm in my "tedium" comment.

That's my second $.02 on this and my last.

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So when will HEVC capable media players be released? Have they announced a chip with HEVC decoding that the media players would use? I mean real media players that play many different type of content and BD ISOs.

Of course it would be nice if the BDA would ratify a UHD BD format.
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