Originally Posted by Sammy2
I have a couple hundred mkv's with HD Audio so I'm not seeing the issue here?
I think part of the problem is using a tool that hides the details but doesn't really make things any easier.
Almost every "Blu-Ray to other fomat" GUI uses eac3to to get the details about the disc, parses the output, and presents it a very slighly more friendly format. After which, the user has to make some decisions about what to keep. The only thing the GUI really does is allow the user to click check boxes instead of manually entering the eac3to command line. But, if you are going to keep most everything in the original format, I think the GUIs get in the way more than help.
Using eac3to to extract without conversion (except maybe for container type), then possibly re-encoding video, and then a re-mux with MKVmerge GUI is pretty simple. Although I built a whole queue system using batch files that allows me to keep extracts, re-codes, and muxes running with little more than adding a simple command file to the queue directory, it's really nothing more than 3-4 batch files that can be run manually in sequence for each Blu-Ray, and only the ones that handle the video indexing and x264 options are very complicated.
I think it's because I run more manually that I have never had any of the issues that I have heard about, like figuring out which playlist is the right one, or which subtitle track is the right one. I always extract every English subtitle and take a quick look at it with BDSuptoSub, and it's always obvious which has the forced subtitles. The extra track extraction costs basically no time, and examining the tracks is a 30-second job.