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Making .mkv's from DVD's and BD's on Linux

post #1 of 16
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Originally Posted by mythmaster View Post

If it can rip a blu-ray straight into MKV then I will ditch my copy of AnyDVD and never look back.

You can definitely do that with the Linux version of MakeMKV, I don't know if DVDFab 7 does that too, haven't tried 7 yet.
post #2 of 16
Yeah, I don't want it to be transcoded either. I just want the raw main movie and audio tracks put into a MKV. It would be pretty awesome if they could throw in the chapters info from the playlist file, too.

It's easy enough to do all of this manually, but a one-click solution would make my day.
post #3 of 16
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Originally Posted by mythmaster View Post

Yeah, I don't want it to be transcoded either. I just want the raw main movie and audio tracks put into a MKV. It would be pretty awesome if they could throw in the chapters info from the playlist file, too.

It's easy enough to do all of this manually, but a one-click solution would make my day.

So have you tried MakeMKV yet? That's exactly what it does, including chapters.
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224
post #4 of 16
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So have you tried MakeMKV yet? That's exactly what it does, including chapters.
http://www.makemkv.com/forum2/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=224

Yes, that's what I meant by "easy enough to do all of this manually". It takes another software (can't remember the name right now) to open the bluray .pls file so you can see the chapters.

I did all of this on my NOTLD MKV uploads to archive.org. I also included the MKV chapters text file in case you want to make your own. http://www.archive.org/details/Night...ing.Dead_1080p
post #5 of 16
P.S. The last I checked -- the MKV container didn't support the m2ts format. Hopefully, that has changed or will change.
post #6 of 16
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Originally Posted by tux99 View Post

Yes but to mobile means transcoded, I doubt mythmaster wants it transcoded, I certainly don't, I simply want it re-muxed to MKV like MakeMKV does.

Whats' the typical size of a BluRay movie remuxed into an .mkv container with one or two (main audio + one commentary for example) audio tracks without transcoding?

DOes MakeMKV allow splitting the file into smaller chunks, like 25GB, 8GB or 4.3GB parts as it writes the .mkv?
post #7 of 16
I'm not sure why you would want to split it except for storage concerns; but, yes, a blu-ray rip can go up to 50GB, but this isn't typical. The ones that I have done have been less or half of that. My NOTLD rip is only 16GB.
post #8 of 16
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Yes, that's what I meant by "easy enough to do all of this manually". It takes another software (can't remember the name right now) to open the bluray .pls file so you can see the chapters.

I think you are confusing MakeMKV with MKVmerge.

MakeMKV does the ripping and re-muxing into MKV (including any audio, video and subtitle tracks you select) completely automatically in one step.
No need for any additional external software.

MKVmerge on the other hand does neither the ripping nor the chapter file, it only muxes whatever raw video audio and chapter files you already have into a MKV.
post #9 of 16
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Originally Posted by mythmaster View Post

P.S. The last I checked -- the MKV container didn't support the m2ts format. Hopefully, that has changed or will change.

M2TS is a container format just like MKV, so I'm not sure what exactly you were trying to say?
did you maybe mean that MKVmerge doesn't support the M2TS format as source? That might well be (can't remember) but MakeMKV is the tool for this, not MKVmerge.
post #10 of 16
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Whats' the typical size of a BluRay movie remuxed into an .mkv container with one or two (main audio + one commentary for example) audio tracks without transcoding?

Around 20GB could be less or more, depends on the length of the movie and the bitrate of the original.

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DOes MakeMKV allow splitting the file into smaller chunks, like 25GB, 8GB or 4.3GB parts as it writes the .mkv?

Don't know, never tried that, why? Do you want back up your MKVs to DVD-R/BD-R?
What's the point in that, buying a 2TB hard disk as back-up is much cheaper per GB.
post #11 of 16
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Originally Posted by tux99 View Post

M2TS is a container format just like MKV, so I'm not sure what exactly you were trying to say?

I'm saying that you can't mux a M2TS video file into a MKV container. Maybe this has changed, though. I hope that it has.
post #12 of 16
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I'm saying that you can't mux a M2TS video file into a MKV container. Maybe this has changed, though. I hope that it has.

Ok, see my edit above. MKVmerge is not Makemkv.
post #13 of 16
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Ok, see my edit above. MKVmerge is not Makemkv.

So, are you saying that Makemkv supports adding M2TS video files to an MKV container? I will fly to England and hug you if it does! :P
post #14 of 16
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So, are you saying that Makemkv supports adding M2TS video files to an MKV container? I will fly to England and hug you if it does! :P

No Makemkv rips and converts a BD disk directly into a MKV (with audio and subtitle tracks of your choice and chapter info), no need to have an intermediate M2TS file.

And I'm nowhere near England!
post #15 of 16
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Originally Posted by tux99 View Post

No Makemkv rips and converts a BD disk directly into a MKV (with audio and subtitle tracks of your choice and chapter info), no need to have an intermediate M2TS file.

And I'm nowhere near England!

LOL, OK thanks, I'll give it a try. You have avoided an *international hug* THIS TIME.

But, you really should warn your wife and children that I may come a-hugging in the future. I'm just sayin'. I really do hug people as much as I possibly can. Expect that.
post #16 of 16
Place to discuss making .mkv's from DVD's and BD's, either remuxing and/or transcoding/reencoding.

PLease keep discussion howto in nature- secific tools and methods appreciated!
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