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post #1381 of 5690
Does anyone know why "all of a sudden" all my BD rips to .ts using ToNMT have set the year and month to January 2000? Now none of the 'new' rips show up under 'new' since the date is wonky.
post #1382 of 5690
Well, I built my HPTC (first ever pc build, yay!) and I plan on ripping my collection of dvd and blus. Here is my workflow plan:

1. Rip dvd and blu including video, audio (multiple audio tracks), and subtitles using MakeMKV
2. Compress rips with handbrake.

My main concern is getting those subtitles working properly, especially with blus. I've been doing a lot of research and it seems like it's a total PITA to get subtitles working with handbrake. Is this still the case with the new nightly builds?

Thanks for any help.
post #1383 of 5690
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Originally Posted by xxfury2xx View Post

Well, I built my HPTC (first ever pc build, yay!) and I plan on ripping my collection of dvd and blus. Here is my workflow plan:
1. Rip dvd and blu including video, audio (multiple audio tracks), and subtitles using MakeMKV
2. Compress rips with handbrake.
My main concern is getting those subtitles working properly, especially with blus. I've been doing a lot of research and it seems like it's a total PITA to get subtitles working with handbrake. Is this still the case with the new nightly builds?
Thanks for any help.

I don't use handbrake at all. The only time I use handbrake is if I need a movie for my smartphone. Then I change the movie from mkv, m2ts, etc to m4v, which my android and idevices can play. MakeMKV is a nice easy to use software, but I've had issues with lagging and stuttering with several movies. So, I don't use it to rip BD movies at all. I use MakeMKV is for SD movies only. I use ClownBD with AnyDVD HD to rip main movies only for BD, which main soundtrack and secondary soundtrack. If by some reason or another I cannot rip the BD movies with ClownBD, I use MakeMKV. This has happened once when I tried to rip The Help.

The only think I like about MakeMKV over ClownBD is that MakeMKV keeps chapters.
post #1384 of 5690
Thread Starter 
Yeah, but if he wants to compress the rips he has to use handbrake. I think if you use Clown_Bd to force the subtitles and then use handbrake, it should work. It's a long process, I know.
post #1385 of 5690
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Originally Posted by xxfury2xx View Post

Well, I built my HPTC (first ever pc build, yay!) and I plan on ripping my collection of dvd and blus. Here is my workflow plan:
1. Rip dvd and blu including video, audio (multiple audio tracks), and subtitles using MakeMKV
2. Compress rips with handbrake.
My main concern is getting those subtitles working properly, especially with blus. I've been doing a lot of research and it seems like it's a total PITA to get subtitles working with handbrake. Is this still the case with the new nightly builds?
Thanks for any help.

This isnt meant to be rude, Just curious if you may know something I dont know.. What is the point of buying a Blu Ray and ripping it then compressing it? Wont you loose quality?
post #1386 of 5690
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Originally Posted by xxfury2xx View Post

Well, I built my HPTC (first ever pc build, yay!) and I plan on ripping my collection of dvd and blus. Here is my workflow plan:
1. Rip dvd and blu including video, audio (multiple audio tracks), and subtitles using MakeMKV
2. Compress rips with handbrake.
My main concern is getting those subtitles working properly, especially with blus. I've been doing a lot of research and it seems like it's a total PITA to get subtitles working with handbrake. Is this still the case with the new nightly builds?
Thanks for any help.

This isnt meant to be rude, Just curious if you may know something I dont know.. What is the point of buying a Blu Ray and ripping it then compressing it? Wont you loose quality?
post #1387 of 5690
It could be that the resulting quality is good enough. It would depend on the title, the viewing circumstances, and personal preferences.

As with many things, I would like to see tests of what people can actually distinguish. But what other people can or can't see isn't really the point.

-Bill
post #1388 of 5690
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Originally Posted by agogley View Post

Yeah, but if he wants to compress the rips he has to use handbrake. I think if you use Clown_Bd to force the subtitles and then use handbrake, it should work. It's a long process, I know.

You don't need handbrake. ClownBD already does force subs.

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Originally Posted by John Livings View Post

This isnt meant to be rude, Just curious if you may know something I dont know.. What is the point of buying a Blu Ray and ripping it then compressing it? Wont you loose quality?

Yes, you will lose quality, and it is a long process, which is useless unless you don't have enough storage space. I would recommend getting and ripping DVD's instead of BD movies if you want to do that route. In my opinion is a waste of time to use Handbrake.
post #1389 of 5690
Thread Starter 
Anybody rip John Carter yet? I'd like to know which is the best playlist to choose. I'm probably going to start with the top one since it is the longest.
post #1390 of 5690
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Originally Posted by agogley View Post

Anybody rip John Carter yet? I'd like to know which is the best playlist to choose. I'm probably going to start with the top one since it is the longest.

The longest one isn't the best one. Use ClownBD, and it will give you all the playlist. Usually the first two files are the same for all of them, and the third file will be different. What I usually do is I open the BD disk via windows, and I play all the different files, and find the correct one. Once you find the correct file that will let you know, which one is the correct play list.
post #1391 of 5690
I just got the LOTR extended edition set on BluRay and ripped the titles to my server. Each movie is split across two BD disks so that gives me 6 BD.m2ts files. I wanted to combine the two halves of each movie to a single file (~60 GB). Using TSMUXER that was straight forward but, the audio was very out of synch for the second half of the title. I have had this type of problem before with TSMUXER when I let it do the demuxing in addition to the remuxing. So I tried it again, this time using the Clown_BD GUI to have eac3to do the demuxing. I then used TSMUXER to only do the remux of the two halves -- same result; audio very out of synch in the second half.

If anyone figures out hot to do this, I would like to know.
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post #1393 of 5690
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by GusGus748s View Post

The longest one isn't the best one. Use ClownBD, and it will give you all the playlist. Usually the first two files are the same for all of them, and the third file will be different. What I usually do is I open the BD disk via windows, and I play all the different files, and find the correct one. Once you find the correct file that will let you know, which one is the correct play list.

The first two playlists were almost the same. The first playlist was about 5 seconds longer and included one extra file. I guess I should have simply loaded it up and looked at it. Instead I ran the movie in TMT and took the playlist that matched the time that TMT showed, which happened to be the second playlist. I should have known that Disney uses the one closest to 800 and that was the second one.

I'm already on my second run through. Clown_BD didn't pick up the forced sub the way it should have. Since I watched the movie before I ripped I knew there should be a forced sub track. So I opened them all in subrip and then had to manually force it.

I've gotten into the bad habit of not checking my work. I really should be looking at all the sub tracks if none of them get forced.
post #1394 of 5690
Thanks for the link. That will take care of it for me.
post #1395 of 5690
I can't even count the number of times that Damians' articles have helped me. His articles provide alot of info.
post #1396 of 5690
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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I can't even count the number of times that Damians' articles have helped me. His articles provide alot of info.

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Been a bit busy these past few months but hope to start writing more again soon. Have the Dune HD 301 to review and Prodigy, software stuff, etc....
post #1397 of 5690
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Originally Posted by John Livings View Post

This isnt meant to be rude, Just curious if you may know something I dont know.. What is the point of buying a Blu Ray and ripping it then compressing it? Wont you loose quality?
Yes, I'll lose quality, but I've seen plenty of blu rips that still look damn good. Right now I'm limited in terms of budget so I only have one 2tb hard drive in my htpc, so I don't have unlimited space to work with.

I might wait a little while and see if I can buy another 2tb hdd in a month or two, or maybe even buy a nas, so I can just rip with makemkv and skip handbrake all together. smile.gif
post #1398 of 5690
For all you rippers out there, NewEgg has the Seagate 2TB LP drives on sale for $99. Good to see prices finally coming back down.
post #1399 of 5690
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

For all you rippers out there, NewEgg has the Seagate 2TB LP drives on sale for $99. Good to see prices finally coming back down.

I can't find any 2TB Seagates for $99 on Newegg.

Bill
post #1400 of 5690
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I can't find any 2TB Seagates for $99 on Newegg.
Bill

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16822148681&nm_mc=EMC-IGNEFL061212&cm_mmc=EMC-IGNEFL061212-_-EMC-061212-Index-_-InternalHardDrives-_-22148681-L0B

Use Promo Code: EMCNDJH23
post #1401 of 5690

Thanks, the promo code is what I was missing smile.gif

Bill
post #1402 of 5690
Thanks for the tip, I have been following the price of those Seagate 2TB drives on NewEgg since January. I have four of them and want a few more. They have hung out at $120 for what seems like forever. Good to finally see some movement on the price -- they were selling at NewEgg for $80 before the flood. Unfortunately, NewEgg changes price like a girl changes clothes (apologies to Katy Perry), so I would not be surprised to see them back at $120 by week's end. The shortage is supposed to last through the year.
post #1403 of 5690
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Thanks for the tip, I have been following the price of those Seagate 2TB drives on NewEgg since January. I have four of them and want a few more. They have hung out at $120 for what seems like forever. Good to finally see some movement on the price -- they were selling at NewEgg for $80 before the flood. Unfortunately, NewEgg changes price like a girl changes clothes (apologies to Katy Perry), so I would not be surprised to see them back at $120 by week's end. The shortage is supposed to last through the year.

If I could watch them both change to smaller outfits I would be a happy man wink.gif

Bill
post #1404 of 5690
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

I just got the LOTR extended edition set on BluRay and ripped the titles to my server. Each movie is split across two BD disks so that gives me 6 BD.m2ts files. I wanted to combine the two halves of each movie to a single file (~60 GB). Using TSMUXER that was straight forward but, the audio was very out of synch for the second half of the title. I have had this type of problem before with TSMUXER when I let it do the demuxing in addition to the remuxing. So I tried it again, this time using the Clown_BD GUI to have eac3to do the demuxing. I then used TSMUXER to only do the remux of the two halves -- same result; audio very out of synch in the second half.
If anyone figures out hot to do this, I would like to know.


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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post

Thanks for the link. That will take care of it for me.

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Originally Posted by aaronwt View Post

I can't even count the number of times that Damians' articles have helped me. His articles provide alot of info.

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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

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Been a bit busy these past few months but hope to start writing more again soon. Have the Dune HD 301 to review and Prodigy, software stuff, etc....

Glad I could help by passing on the infromation that Damian spent time to put together. His articles are top notch. Thanks, Damian!
post #1405 of 5690
Thread Starter 
I've decided to leave two discs as two discs in my collection. I figure I couldn't sit still for 4 hours anyways.
post #1406 of 5690
still a far cry from the $60 2TB Hitachi's I was buying, but at least sub $100 now!
post #1407 of 5690
I have a question for those of you who are using handbrake to rip your blus. I'm still confused about the audio. While I don't have a surround sound system right now, I do plan on getting one in the future. So I want to make sure that I'm ripping my collection in the best way possible the first time.

Will AC3 passthru give me the best audio quality from a selected DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD track? Any help is appreciated.
post #1408 of 5690
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Originally Posted by xxfury2xx View Post

I have a question for those of you who are using handbrake to rip your blus. I'm still confused about the audio. While I don't have a surround sound system right now, I do plan on getting one in the future. So I want to make sure that I'm ripping my collection in the best way possible the first time.
Will AC3 passthru give me the best audio quality from a selected DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD track? Any help is appreciated.

I dont use Handbrake anymore. I use ClownBD for my bluray movies. I rip them as main movie only M2TS file with HD sound track and AC3 as a secondary soundtrack. So, to answer your question AC3 isnt the best sound track if the movie has HD sound.
post #1409 of 5690
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Originally Posted by xxfury2xx View Post

I have a question for those of you who are using handbrake to rip your blus. I'm still confused about the audio. While I don't have a surround sound system right now, I do plan on getting one in the future. So I want to make sure that I'm ripping my collection in the best way possible the first time.
Will AC3 passthru give me the best audio quality from a selected DTS-MA or Dolby TrueHD track? Any help is appreciated.

If that is the case make sure you retain the original HD Audio track (set to passthru). To confirm this, after your rip run the mkv through media info
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