Originally Posted by En Sabur Nur
Kelson, how do you rip your blu-ray tv shows and movies? I like to keep things simple too and I like your workflow.
My previous post was directed specifically at DVD rips to answer the OP. For BD rips I use DVD Fab exclusively as the only tool. DVD Fab will rip the whole disk or main title to a BD.iso which will play on your Dune. And your Dune does BD menus, so for TV disks you can rip the whole thing to .iso and use the BD menu to select an episode. When you have a player like the Dune that does BD menus, it's real simple.
My Seagate player is more limited in it's BD playback because it doesn't do BD menus. So I use DVD Fab to rip the BD main title to the BDMV folder structure then I go into the BDMV\\STREAM folder and pull out the .m2ts file. I rename it to movie_title.m2ts and that is what I feed to my player. Just about any player capable of 1080p playback will play an .m2ts file and I've read that some chipsets play them natively in hardware. Unfortunately, many newer titles are being authored as multiple .m2ts files (Prince of Persia is split into 139 separate .m2ts files). For a player like the Dune which can read the playlist, that is not an issue. But for lesser capable players like mine, I have to use TSMUXER to assemble the multiple .m2ts files into a single .m2ts for my player. It adds another step but is pretty simple.
So basically, I use the native .m2ts file right off the disk and keep it simple. My next player will do BD menus and then I'll just rip directly to BD.iso which is as simple as it gets. And, of course, I don't compress anything so my BD rips only take an hour.