Okay, I'm all new to this, but I think I'm finally starting to "get it" (maybe). It haven't been able to find a great layman's guide to ripping, so I'm trying to learn as much as I can, while a lot of this is over my head.
I think I'm getting it a little, but please tell me if I'm wrong and chime in with your opinions.
1) Typically a blu ray ripped and compress into a 720p will look better than a standard DVD rip (with no compression).. am I wrong?
2) MKV files will NOT support DVD (or blu ray) menus, is that right?
3) I'm using at WDTV Live SMP - so It's my understanding that blu ray rips (ripped with DVDfab) won't have subtitle's available, but it does support subtitles in an iso file? If I want to use subtitles with an MKV file (ripped from blu ray), then one of the better options is to use bytecopy as it will encode the subtitles into a format with blu ray rips that can be played back on the WDTV
4) In bytecopy, is 8000 bitrate a good choice to compress a blu ray rip down to a 720p or should I go higher?
5) what would you rather have? a higher bit 1280x720 mkv or a lower bitrate 1920x1080p mkv? The videos are played back on a 55" LG (55LW6500)
I've been searching all over the internet for that one great guide to fully explain everything from the top down (for idiots like me), but I haven't found any such website yet. At least not written for extreme beginners.
I've been reading all the posts trying to pick up on exactly the best way to do things, etc... but a lot of the posts are over my head (for now), so I'm having some difficulty really understanding everything