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I've used all three, but was wondering if anyone prefers one over the other? Make MKV does seem the easiest. Put the disc in and hit the button. Clown BD doesn't work %100 of the time for some reason for me and DVDFab actually works pretty good and has gotten much better since older versions. What I forgot, does any of these software titles NEED to have AnyDVD running?
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I've used all three, but was wondering if anyone prefers one over the other? Make MKV does seem the easiest. Put the disc in and hit the button. Clown BD doesn't work %100 of the time for some reason for me and DVDFab actually works pretty good and has gotten much better since older versions. What I forgot, does any of these software titles NEED to have AnyDVD running?

makemkv doe not require anydvd and dvdfab tells you to turn it off when you launch dvdfab. clown is the only one that does require it. For 99% of my rips I use IMGburn with anydvd running in the background and create an iso...
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Make MKV and DVDfab are great. DVDfab seems cleaner and easier though..
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I have used all three programs but Clown_BD is my program of choice (the disc needs to be un-encrypted so you need either DVDFab passkey or AnyDVD running in the background). If you want a full disc rip then Clown_BD is out of the running (you can actually make a full disc rip with MakeMKV). If you want a main movie rip MakeMKV is great for an mkv and Clown_BD for a folder structure. You can create a main movie rip with DVDFab but I think if this movie is a seamless branch when DVDFab rips it keeps it as a seamless branch (which many players seem to have issues with)

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I've been using the free version of DVDfab-HD for 1:1 Blu-ray rips. I haven't looked into it yet but I'll probably need something else to remove the trailers, special feature, foreign language track, subs, and lossy audio tracks. I have MakeMKV and ImgBurn also. Will either of these let me do this?
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I've been using the free version of DVDfab-HD for 1:1 Blu-ray rips. I haven't looked into it yet but I'll probably need something else to remove the trailers, special feature, foreign language track, subs, and lossy audio tracks. I have MakeMKV and ImgBurn also. Will either of these let me do this?

MakeMKV will allow you to do this, as long as you are fine with the resulting mkv.

DVDFab allows this as well, but I guess only the paid version?

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MakeMKV will allow you to do this, as long as you are fine with the resulting mkv.

As long as the video is uncompressed and I still have lossless audio the container format doesn't matter to me (I have a NeoTV 550).
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As long as the video is uncompressed and I still have lossless audio the container format doesn't matter to me (I have a NeoTV 550).

Correct, we aren't talking about encoding here, only lossless

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I've been using the free version of DVDfab-HD for 1:1 Blu-ray rips. I haven't looked into it yet but I'll probably need something else to remove the trailers, special feature, foreign language track, subs, and lossy audio tracks. I have MakeMKV and ImgBurn also. Will either of these let me do this?

The commercial version of DVDfab is fairly robust and can remove trailers, subs, menus, audio tracts, etc. It also supports a command line, which can be handy. I've had some issues with using the command line and the way it takes control of the optical drives, but I'm trying to do something 'out of the box'.

I find ClownBD to be quirky with how it handles temp files, batch jobs, and how it deals with directory names. Plus it requires AnyDVD.

I'm currently playing with anyDVD because it is essentially a drive filter. Thus standard Win copy methods work for moving movies around, although it's ability at managing trailers, special features, audio tracks and subs is extremely limited.
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As long as the video is uncompressed and I still have lossless audio the container format doesn't matter to me (I have a NeoTV 550).

My NeoTV 550 is unable to bitstream Dolby TrueHD in the MKV container on the current firmware. Full support for MKV on the NeoTV 550 is still buggy.

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I used ClownBD with AnyDVD HD for my blu-ray rips. I use MakeMKV for SD movies, and I use AnyDVD HD to make ISO's for SD TV Shows for full menus.

Both my media player cannot play full menus with BD ISOs. Since, I only buy SD TV shows dvds it isn't a problem
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My NeoTV 550 is unable to bitstream Dolby TrueHD in the MKV container on the current firmware. Full support for MKV on the NeoTV 550 is still buggy.

Thanks for the tip. I guess I'll stick to m2ts or ISO (both of which work fine with TrueHD and DTS MA). The only mkv files I have are friends' rips with DTS or Dolby Digital core tracks so I've never encountered that issue.
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I have used all three programs but Clown_BD is my program of choice (the disc needs to be un-encrypted so you need either DVDFab passkey or AnyDVD running in the background). If you want a full disc rip then Clown_BD is out of the running (you can actually make a full disc rip with MakeMKV). If you want a main movie rip MakeMKV is great for an mkv and Clown_BD for a folder structure. You can create a main movie rip with DVDFab but I think if this movie is a seamless branch when DVDFab rips it keeps it as a seamless branch (which many players seem to have issues with)


Does ClownBD rip folder preserve the full BD menu while removing warnings and extras or the main menu is also lost?
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I have used all three programs but Clown_BD is my program of choice (the disc needs to be un-encrypted so you need either DVDFab passkey or AnyDVD running in the background). If you want a full disc rip then Clown_BD is out of the running (you can actually make a full disc rip with MakeMKV). If you want a main movie rip MakeMKV is great for an mkv and Clown_BD for a folder structure. You can create a main movie rip with DVDFab but I think if this movie is a seamless branch when DVDFab rips it keeps it as a seamless branch (which many players seem to have issues with)


Does ClownBD rip folder preserve the full BD menu while removing warnings and extras or the main menu is also lost?
Clownbd only gives you the main movie. There is a different ClownBD version (I can't remember the exact name, but it preserves full disc while removing some of the unwanted stuff.)
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I think you mean Clown_BD BDCopier:

http://www.videohelp.com/software/Clown-BD-BD-Copier

Worked okay for removing unwanted stuff from full disc the few times I used it for that. Not very intuitive.

I usually extract main movie with Clown_BD, DVDFabPasskey running in the background. Then check the demux folder for any forced subs (with BDSup2Sub). Then do a CRF encode, output to MKV container.
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I could spend hours searching, or post a new thread, or hope someone here will/can answer, even though the last post is six months old.

So here I am.

First off, relative newbie on this video ripping converting, not too up on the lingo.

My preferred method for playback is via my Blu-ray player, which seems to handle most types of audio and video files (but NOT ISO files).

Have been using a full up-to-date version of DVDFab for ripping my blu-rays and DVD's. No probs. Esp with Blu-rays.

But with the DVDs I end up with a folder of VOB files, which my blu-ray player plays, but pauses when progressing from one VOB to the next. This can be in the middle of a song on concert dvds -really spoils the mood!!

Want to convert to h.264 or TS or something that will be one continuous file, either at time of ripping or after ripping.

I also own a copy of VideoRedo, which I primarily use to cut out the ads from stuff record from TV.

So with these two packages, what is my best option to end up with a continous single file from my DVDs? I want orginal video and audio quality, no compressing (unless there is a lossless compression option, as with flac with cds)?

With DVDs already ripped, can either of these packages join vob files, and is that a good option? Should I aim for one big vob file by joining, or can I use the convert option in either of these programs to convert to .ts or h.264 or whatever?

Suggestions, comments?

And for the copyright spies, yes I know all this is technically illegal, but I paid for these discs, I intend to keep the originals after copying, and I do not (and will not) provide family or friends with copies of my ripped DVDs or Blu-rays. There is absolutely no loss of income being incurred by the "original owners". Nor do I participate in any peer-to-peer sharing.

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I could spend hours searching, or post a new thread, or hope someone here will/can answer, even though the last post is six months old.

So here I am.

First off, relative newbie on this video ripping converting, not too up on the lingo.

My preferred method for playback is via my Blu-ray player, which seems to handle most types of audio and video files (but NOT ISO files).

Have been using a full up-to-date version of DVDFab for ripping my blu-rays and DVD's. No probs. Esp with Blu-rays.

But with the DVDs I end up with a folder of VOB files, which my blu-ray player plays, but pauses when progressing from one VOB to the next. This can be in the middle of a song on concert dvds -really spoils the mood!!

Want to convert to h.264 or TS or something that will be one continuous file, either at time of ripping or after ripping.

I also own a copy of VideoRedo, which I primarily use to cut out the ads from stuff record from TV.

So with these two packages, what is my best option to end up with a continous single file from my DVDs? I want orginal video and audio quality, no compressing (unless there is a lossless compression option, as with flac with cds)?

With DVDs already ripped, can either of these packages join vob files, and is that a good option? Should I aim for one big vob file by joining, or can I use the convert option in either of these programs to convert to .ts or h.264 or whatever?

Suggestions, comments?

And for the copyright spies, yes I know all this is technically illegal, but I paid for these discs, I intend to keep the originals after copying, and I do not (and will not) provide family or friends with copies of my ripped DVDs or Blu-rays. There is absolutely no loss of income being incurred by the "original owners". Nor do I participate in any peer-to-peer sharing.
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MakeMKV.
Am really trying to find out if either of the two programs I already own (both legal, full and up-to-date) will do what I want without going to yet a third program.
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Am really trying to find out if either of the two programs I already own (both legal, full and up-to-date) will do what I want without going to yet a third program.
I've got AnyDVD HD, and I only use MakeMKV for both BD and DVD.
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Am really trying to find out if either of the two programs I already own (both legal, full and up-to-date) will do what I want without going to yet a third program.
Talking DVD:

Video ReDo will directly open a title from a DVD folder rip. It's in the File menu: "Open Title From A DVD...". You just select the folder of the rip and VRD will present you with the titles present. You select the one you want and VRD opens it up for editing. At that point you can save it to the format of your choice. However, VRD is limited in this regard -- limited audio support, no support for subtitles and you lose chapter points. I own VRD and use it for editing TiVo recordings -- I would never use it to process my DVD collection. IMHO VRD is an inferior tool for this specific task.

I overwhelmingly prefer MKV format for DVD title rips. Use MakeMKV -- it's free -- it is my preferred tool for processing DVD's. I have over 800 DVD.iso of TV series and I am actively converting them to single episode MKV files using Make MKV. MakeMKV will open the disk (no need for DVD Fab) or the folder rip or an .iso and present you with the titles. You can select the audio track(s) and desired subtitle tracks to include. MakeMKV creates a separate MKV file for each title you select. The MKV file created is original quality and has the chapter skip points.

Caveat: MakeMKV does not like rips made by DVD Fab. It gives you a warning message that the rip you are opening was created by DVD Fab and claims it is known that DVD Fab produces corrupted VOB files. It still works and the few that I tried from DVD Fab did seem to play properly but the warning is troublesome nevertheless.

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