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post #2341 of 5705
I will try that, thanks
post #2342 of 5705
It worked perfectly. The only catch is make sure to delete old copies of the actual files and anything that might reference in XBMC. I am liking this program more and more.
post #2343 of 5705
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Originally Posted by LowellG View Post

How do you know what files to rip in a multi volume series like Firefly? There are lots of choices on the disk.
I rip each episode individually. I did this for Pushing Daisies. Works great with YAMJ having the episode plot information etc.
post #2344 of 5705
For those, like myself until recently, that wonder which playlist to choose when ripping just the main movie: if you use AnyDVDHD (I do), enable Speedmenu's in the options menu. Then double-click the disc as if you were going to play it on your PC - the Speedmenu loads up and shows you the main movie and the playlist. VERY helpful. biggrin.gif
post #2345 of 5705
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

For those, like myself until recently, that wonder which playlist to choose when ripping just the main movie: if you use AnyDVDHD (I do), enable Speedmenu's in the options menu. Then double-click the disc as if you were going to play it on your PC - the Speedmenu loads up and shows you the main movie and the playlist. VERY helpful. biggrin.gif

Wryker,

I found the setting in AnyDVD-HD and turned it on. I tried double clicking on the disk, but my Win 7 PC started up Windows Media Player and failed to play it. What software do you have installed to play the BD?
post #2346 of 5705
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Originally Posted by ejhuzy View Post

Wryker,

I found the setting in AnyDVD-HD and turned it on. I tried double clicking on the disk, but my Win 7 PC started up Windows Media Player and failed to play it. What software do you have installed to play the BD?

Windows media player cannot play back blu ray discs. You need to use programs like TNT, pDVD. Mpchc (main movie only), etc...I use mpc hc, I only care about main movies, its free, and no need to worry about cinavia (although anydvd has a sort of hack for)
post #2347 of 5705
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

Windows media player cannot play back blu ray discs. You need to use programs like TNT, pDVD. Mpchc (main movie only), etc...I use mpc hc, I only care about main movies, its free, and no need to worry about cinavia (although anydvd has a sort of hack for)

Damian,

I have MPC-HC. The particular blu-ray I'm looking at is Salt which has many mt2s files. After I run it through ClownBD, I use MPC-HC to test the main menu rip I made. I guess what I want to know about is the Speedmenu and how to use it.
post #2348 of 5705
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Originally Posted by ejhuzy View Post

Wryker,

I found the setting in AnyDVD-HD and turned it on. I tried double clicking on the disk, but my Win 7 PC started up Windows Media Player and failed to play it. What software do you have installed to play the BD?
With one (or both) of my BD players I got PowerDVD software - I use that.
post #2349 of 5705
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Originally Posted by ejhuzy View Post

Damian,

I have MPC-HC. The particular blu-ray I'm looking at is Salt which has many mt2s files. After I run it through ClownBD, I use MPC-HC to test the main menu rip I made. I guess what I want to know about is the Speedmenu and how to use it.

You must have AnyDVD HD to have speedmenu's. I double-click the icon for the BD from My Computer and it defaults to PowerDVD to play the movie but instead of going to the previews etc it bring up the speedmenu which shows the main movie/s and the playlist for it.
post #2350 of 5705
Pardon the OT - Is there any reason to populate a server with 2TB drives instead of 3TB (or greater) drives? The cost per TB is only slightly lower moving from 2 to 2.5 to 3. (Reliability, power consumption, etc?) And what backup strategies are being used ... only backing up content for which the physical media is not "archived?"

Jeff
post #2351 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Pardon the OT - Is there any reason to populate a server with 2TB drives instead of 3TB (or greater) drives? The cost per TB is only slightly lower moving from 2 to 2.5 to 3. (Reliability, power consumption, etc?) And what backup strategies are being used ... only backing up content for which the physical media is not "archived?"

Jeff

 

I use 2x2TB in RAID arrays. I have two enclosures with 2 drives each (8Tb in total but only 4Tb 'seen' because the RAID uses the other half of course).   Because I have all my legacy DVDs ripped and on the server now, I used RAID not because I don't have the physical media but because it is such a PITA to rip close on 1000 discs that it is something I would never want to do again!  The RAID array gives me that security.  I still watch BDs from the physical media. There may come a time when I xfer these to a server too but I am not contemplating it just yet. I currently have about 500 BDs.

 

PS. I;d have used 3Tb drives if they were reasonably priced but when I bought my drives, the 2Tbs represented the best VFM that's all. 

post #2352 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Pardon the OT - Is there any reason to populate a server with 2TB drives instead of 3TB (or greater) drives? The cost per TB is only slightly lower moving from 2 to 2.5 to 3. (Reliability, power consumption, etc?) And what backup strategies are being used ... only backing up content for which the physical media is not "archived?"

Jeff

I am slowly moving over to 3TB drives now (I have 18 2TB drives). Main reason is physical server space (i.e. I can only hold so many drives so the extra TB makes a big difference when you multiple it by the number of drives I use). Can't wait until the 4 and 5TB drives hit later this year biggrin.gif
post #2353 of 5705
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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

I use 2x2TB in RAID arrays. I have two enclosures with 2 drives each (8Tb in total but only 4Tb 'seen' because the RAID uses the other half of course).   Because I have all my legacy DVDs ripped and on the server now, I used RAID not because I don't have the physical media but because it is such a PITA to rip close on 1000 discs that it is something I would never want to do again!  The RAID array gives me that security.  I still watch BDs from the physical media. There may come a time when I xfer these to a server too but I am not contemplating it just yet. I currently have about 500 BDs.

PS. I;d have used 3Tb drives if they were reasonably priced but when I bought my drives, the 2Tbs represented the best VFM that's all. 

That's where I was headed ... until the Thai flood dramatically raised hard drive prices, a rise from which prices have not "recovered" from. Don't those bloody idiots know solid state is going to eat their lunch?
post #2354 of 5705
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

I am slowly moving over to 3TB drives now (I have 18 2TB drives). Main reason is physical server space (i.e. I can only hold so many drives so the extra TB makes a big difference when you multiple it by the number of drives I use). Can't wait until the 4 and 5TB drives hit later this year biggrin.gif

Sooo, you don't see any issues with more and more content being on any single drive?

Backup strategies?
post #2355 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Pardon the OT - Is there any reason to populate a server with 2TB drives instead of 3TB (or greater) drives? The cost per TB is only slightly lower moving from 2 to 2.5 to 3. (Reliability, power consumption, etc?) And what backup strategies are being used ... only backing up content for which the physical media is not "archived?"

Jeff

I have 1TB, 2TB and 3TB drives. Why the variety? - it's simply that I've been adding to my drive collection over the past 5 years and the cost of a 2 or 3TB drive was prohibitively expensive. So I began w/the 1TB drives, bought some 2 and now 3. No RAID so if the drive dies I'm SOL. I keep a spreadsheet for every drive and what files are on them in case one dies. While migrating from a Popcorn Hour A110 to the A400 I had several issues that caused me to lose everything from a 1TB and 2TB drive. I'm still in the process of re-ripping those files back to the drives. frown.gif
SO - in some cases I prefer to stick w/1TB drives in case some adverse event occurs. I have 700+ DVDs ripped (movie only) and >350BD rips to a total of 14 drives totaling around >30TBs.
post #2356 of 5705
Thanks, Wryker. Are you using an OS that provides any sort of data redundancy or rebuilding?
post #2357 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Sooo, you don't see any issues with more and more content being on any single drive?

Backup strategies?

I use Windows Home server. I just went the simple route and use their drive extender which is essentially RAID 1 (1:1 mirrored). Any time a drive has died I have popped out the dead drive, put in a new one, and all my data is in tact.

If you are relying on a single drive you might as well get an External USB drive to use as a backup
post #2358 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

I use 2x2TB in RAID arrays. I have two enclosures with 2 drives each (8Tb in total but only 4Tb 'seen' because the RAID uses the other half of course).   Because I have all my legacy DVDs ripped and on the server now, I used RAID not because I don't have the physical media but because it is such a PITA to rip close on 1000 discs that it is something I would never want to do again!  The RAID array gives me that security.  I still watch BDs from the physical media. There may come a time when I xfer these to a server too but I am not contemplating it just yet. I currently have about 500 BDs.

PS. I;d have used 3Tb drives if they were reasonably priced but when I bought my drives, the 2Tbs represented the best VFM that's all. 

That's where I was headed ... until the Thai flood dramatically raised hard drive prices, a rise from which prices have not "recovered" from. Don't those bloody idiots know solid state is going to eat their lunch?

 

:)  Agreed, but I think it will be a while before 2Tb SSDs are 'affordable' :)  

 

I like the added security of the RAID array. Everything on drive A is mirrored on drive B. In the event of a failure, simply swap the failed drive for a new one, switch on and they automatically mirror themselves again. For a non-techie like me, that is very easy and very reassuring.

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

smile.gif  Agreed, but I think it will be a while before 2Tb SSDs are 'affordable' smile.gif  

I like the added security of the RAID array. Everything on drive A is mirrored on drive B. In the event of a failure, simply swap the failed drive for a new one, switch on and they automatically mirror themselves again. For a non-techie like me, that is very easy and very reassuring.

Sure, I like the idea as well. I'm most interested in a solution that allows me to use some RAID redundancy selectively so that only content for which I "can't find" the original media is protected.

Jeff
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Thanks, Wryker. Are you using an OS that provides any sort of data redundancy or rebuilding?
Negative. Some (like the other poster) uses a RAID - I rather not give up 1/2 the space for redundancy protection. Most of the time a drive will have 'issues' before it completely fails. When that begins to happen (hasn't yet) I'll simply move/copy everything from that drive to another and then regulate that 'problem' drive to less important use.
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

I am slowly moving over to 3TB drives now (I have 18 2TB drives). Main reason is physical server space (i.e. I can only hold so many drives so the extra TB makes a big difference when you multiple it by the number of drives I use). Can't wait until the 4 and 5TB drives hit later this year biggrin.gif

Seagate, WD, and Hitachi all have 4TB now. I bought a Hitachi 7200rpm 4TB for $150 (iirc) last October on sale at Fry's, but I haven't seen another sale that good since.
post #2362 of 5705
just yesterday i bought a few 4tb seagates from amazon for $130...
post #2363 of 5705
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

Negative. Some (like the other poster) uses a RAID - I rather not give up 1/2 the space for redundancy protection. Most of the time a drive will have 'issues' before it completely fails. When that begins to happen (hasn't yet) I'll simply move/copy everything from that drive to another and then regulate that 'problem' drive to less important use.

Just to clarify, you'd use half the space for protection with a 2-disk array, but after that you'll gain full use of any additional disks. I use a ReadyNas, but i think it uses a version of Raid5, and i've got 4 3TB HDDs that gives me ~9TB storage and protection from a single drive failure.
post #2364 of 5705
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Originally Posted by ScottJ View Post

Seagate, WD, and Hitachi all have 4TB now. I bought a Hitachi 7200rpm 4TB for $150 (iirc) last October on sale at Fry's, but I haven't seen another sale that good since.

Yeah, I mean on the green/red side. I prefer not to use 7200RPM drives in my server. The WD Reds I have only seen up to 3TB
post #2365 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

Pardon the OT - Is there any reason to populate a server with 2TB drives instead of 3TB (or greater) drives? The cost per TB is only slightly lower moving from 2 to 2.5 to 3. (Reliability, power consumption, etc?) And what backup strategies are being used ... only backing up content for which the physical media is not "archived?"
In my opinion, the only reason would be if the hardware didn't support 3TB drives. I'm looking to put more storage on my Media-PC. NewEgg is selling a 4-bay Mediasonic RAID enclosure for a low price of $119 (after promo and rebate). After digging through their site to make sure it supported 3TB drives, I'm getting ready to buy one and some 3TB Seagates.
post #2366 of 5705
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Originally Posted by Wryker View Post

You must have AnyDVD HD to have speedmenu's. I double-click the icon for the BD from My Computer and it defaults to PowerDVD to play the movie but instead of going to the previews etc it bring up the speedmenu which shows the main movie/s and the playlist for it.

Ok, that explains it. I have AnyDVDHD, but I don't have PowerDVD. I'm using MPC-HC and it's only able to play the m2ts files.
post #2367 of 5705
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Originally Posted by skro View Post

Just to clarify, you'd use half the space for protection with a 2-disk array, but after that you'll gain full use of any additional disks. I use a ReadyNas, but i think it uses a version of Raid5, and i've got 4 3TB HDDs that gives me ~9TB storage and protection from a single drive failure.
1/2 is an estimate: bottom-line is when using RAID it has to split the files between 2 drives (thus if one fails you don't lose your data) but it ends up taking up around twice the amount of space when using it.
Up until I bought the 3TB drive EVERY USB drive i have (1 and 2TB) is a Fantom Green drive: they spin down when not in use thus saving energy and wear and tear on them.

It all depends on what you want to do/what you're willing to 'risk'. I back up (burn to BD discs) my files, music, and pictures but not my BD rips (that's what the physical media is for).
A 1TB drive will hold (i'm at work so going by memory) @30 BD rips. I'm not as concerned as others about having to re-rip them if I lose a drive but my goal is, as I mentioned, to see the signs if the drive begins to fail and then copy the files to another drive.

I have 9 USB drives daisy-chained together and plugged into one USB port on my Popcorn Hour A400.
post #2368 of 5705
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Originally Posted by ejhuzy View Post

Ok, that explains it. I have AnyDVDHD, but I don't have PowerDVD. I'm using MPC-HC and it's only able to play the m2ts files.
I've never used MPC-HC so I don't know 'how' it functions. I'm surprised you don't have a movie/BD player that either came w/the BD drive you bought or, if the drive came w/the PC, software preinstalled.
post #2369 of 5705
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Originally Posted by skro View Post

Just to clarify, you'd use half the space for protection with a 2-disk array, but after that you'll gain full use of any additional disks. I use a ReadyNas, but i think it uses a version of Raid5, and i've got 4 3TB HDDs that gives me ~9TB storage and protection from a single drive failure.

Yes. RAID Level 5. Only one drive is "lost" ...
post #2370 of 5705
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Originally Posted by pepar View Post

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Originally Posted by kbarnes701 View Post

smile.gif  Agreed, but I think it will be a while before 2Tb SSDs are 'affordable' smile.gif  

I like the added security of the RAID array. Everything on drive A is mirrored on drive B. In the event of a failure, simply swap the failed drive for a new one, switch on and they automatically mirror themselves again. For a non-techie like me, that is very easy and very reassuring.

Sure, I like the idea as well. I'm most interested in a solution that allows me to use some RAID redundancy selectively so that only content for which I "can't find" the original media is protected.

Jeff

I catch your drift, Jeff wink.gif
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