First off, I'm new to the forum. I searched around and couldn't locate a better place for this question, so here it goes:
I'm trying to save wear-and-tear on my PS3 BD drive, so I'm ripping BDs onto my computer for streaming to the PS3. I use PS3MediaServer as my streaming software.
My primary concern is the AUDIO tracks. I don't want to lose audio quality, as this is much more noticeable to me than loss of video quality when compressing a 35GB m2ts file into an MKV around 8-10GB. If the movie has DTS Master Audio or Dolby TrueHD, I want those tracks to remain so they can be sent to the PS3, passed-through the PS3 to my Onkyo TS-XR805 for decoding in all their glory!
I'm OK with compressing the video to save space. I've seen some 8GB rips that look indistinguishable from their BD source on my 50" screen. If I had a 65" screen or bigger, maybe I'd say screw it and not compress.
So, what software can properly process my 35GB m2ts file into an 8-10GB mkv file by compressing the video, while simultaneously leaving the DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD audio untouched?
I've read some posts elsewhere that indicate PS3MediaServer can stream DTS Core + Master Audio 'extension;' if not, please advise a better software for that. Or, tell me it's not possible and I'll call it a day.
Last part of my question: I own Nero Recode 12. When I select recode to MKV with DTS (passthrough) selected, will this maintain the DTS-MA track or will it only give me the DTS Core?