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post #331 of 5697
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Originally Posted by Real World View Post
I see people post that dvdfab doesn't provide the same quality as the other two programs, is that accurate?
IMHO I would consider that to be an accurate statement. I use DVD Fab for full disk rips that I feed to Clown_BD, etc. I would not use DVD Fab for compression. Also, unless you pay the license fee for DVD Fab, it embeds it's logo as a video watermark when it recodes for compression.
post #332 of 5697
I just ripped Rango with Anydvd to a HD. What I got is a bunch M2TS files in the STREAM folder.

In the past, the biggest M2TS file is the main movie file. But I have not ripped anything lately, and to my surprise, the was no big M2TS file with Rango, instead there were a bunch of M2TS files, some as long as 10 minutes but no main movie file.

So my question is, how do I play those files to get a movie out of them?

I got a Seagate FAT and a WD TV HD. Please give me a simple answer!!!!
post #333 of 5697
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Originally Posted by chanc View Post

I just ripped Rango with Anydvd to a HD. What I got is a bunch M2TS files in the STREAM folder.

In the past, the biggest M2TS file is the main movie file. But I have not ripped anything lately, and to my surprise, the was no big M2TS file with Rango, instead there were a bunch of M2TS files, some as long as 10 minutes but no main movie file.

So my question is, how do I play those files to get a movie out of them?

I got a Seagate FAT and a WD TV HD. Please give me a simple answer!!!!

That is a seamless branch Blu-ray. Either your player needs to know how to read playlists which will allow it to combine all the individual files, or you can use a program like Clown_BD t o create a single m2ts file in a blu-ray structure
post #334 of 5697
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post


That is a seamless branch Blu-ray. Either your player needs to know how to read playlists which will allow it to combine all the individual files, or you can use a program like Clown_BD t o create a single m2ts file in a blu-ray structure

I have a similar file that DVD fab fails to read connect and compress to bd25? Would clown work 4 me too?
post #335 of 5697
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

I have a similar file that DVD fab fails to read connect and compress to bd25? Would clown work 4 me too?

Sounds like it may be a problem with the disc itself. Clown_BD does not compress, only gives you a lossless main movie
post #336 of 5697
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post


Sounds like it may be a problem with the disc itself. Clown_BD does not compress, only gives you a lossless main movie

I already have a ripped bd 50 that I am either would like compress to bd 25 or split, but once loaded in fab and started it gives error and stoops process ?
post #337 of 5697
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Originally Posted by zoro View Post

I already have a ripped bd 50 that I am either would like compress to bd 25 or split, but once loaded in fab and started it gives error and stoops process ?

Try BDRebuilder
post #338 of 5697
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post


Try BDRebuilder

I will thanks.
post #339 of 5697
Thanks Damian, my Seagate FAT and WD TV HD cannot read playlists. I assume the Dune or PCH can read playlists. Any recommendation?
post #340 of 5697
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Originally Posted by chanc View Post

Thanks Damian, my Seagate FAT and WD TV HD cannot read playlists. I assume the Dune or PCH can read playlists. Any recommendation?

I am a fan of the Dune Smart series:

http://www.mediasmartserver.net/2011...-media-player/
post #341 of 5697
Thanks again. I have been eying them for a while. I recently bought a Synology 211J and tried to stream M2TS over my wifi N network. Of course that did not go so well so I bought some 200 Mbps powerline adapters hoping that they will be better than N network. That did not do it either. I wonder if my players were at fault although with an attached USB HD, M2TS files play well on my players.

PS That was a great review of the Dune.
post #342 of 5697
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Originally Posted by chanc View Post

Thanks again. I have been eying them for a while. I recently bought a Synology 211J and tried to stream M2TS over my wifi N network. Of course that did not go so well so I bought some 200 Mbps powerline adapters hoping that they will be better than N network. That did not do it either. I wonder if my players were at fault although with an attached USB HD, M2TS files play well on my players.

PS That was a great review of the Dune.

I just bought a MOCA adapter and it works like a charm for my BD MKV files. If you have a Coax line near where you plan on putting your media player, that could help you out.
post #343 of 5697
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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

I just bought a MOCA adapter and it works like a charm for my BD MKV files. If you have a Coax line near where you plan on putting your media player, that could help you out.

I have known about MOCA for some time. Never tried it. My cable coax is right next to my TV and electronics so it would work. Any recommendation of model or brand? I don't even remember who makes them.
post #344 of 5697
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Originally Posted by chanc View Post

I just ripped Rango with Anydvd to a HD. What I got is a bunch M2TS files in the STREAM folder.

In the past, the biggest M2TS file is the main movie file. But I have not ripped anything lately, and to my surprise, the was no big M2TS file with Rango, instead there were a bunch of M2TS files, some as long as 10 minutes but no main movie file.

So my question is, how do I play those files to get a movie out of them?

I got a Seagate FAT and a WD TV HD. Please give me a simple answer!!!!

Doesn't WD TV HD play ISOs? Have AnyDVD rip to image.
post #345 of 5697
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Originally Posted by stepmback View Post

I just bought a MOCA adapter and it works like a charm for my BD MKV files. If you have a Coax line near where you plan on putting your media player, that could help you out.

Yes, but.. have you tried it with mt2s files? Or conversely, did chanc have any luck with streaming mkv files with either previous method?

I assume not since neither of you mentioned it, but just thought I would ask.
post #346 of 5697
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Originally Posted by CruelInventions View Post


Yes, but.. have you tried it with mt2s files? Or conversely, did chanc have any luck with streaming mkv files with either previous method?

I assume not since neither of you mentioned it, but just thought I would ask.

I tried wireless n before with no luck. I have tried high bit rate uncompressed bd mkv(Avatar) and it played as good at my cat6. The one thing I have not tried is transferring a file to see what speeds I really get.
post #347 of 5697
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Originally Posted by junglalien View Post

Doesn't WD TV HD play ISOs? Have AnyDVD rip to image.

You can feed the WD Live(+) an .ISO file but it only goes so far as to pick and play the largest .m2ts file in the BDMV\\STREAM folder. It won't read/interpret the playlist to tell it the order to play a seamless branching title.

So there is no reason to feed it a BD.ISO file vs. just the BD.m2ts file for the main title. In my experience, I find the WD is most happy being fed .m2ts files -- something about the Sigma chip being able to directly play them in hardware. If the title is split up into multiple .m2ts files (seamless branching) you just use TSMUXER or Clown_BD to assemble them into a single BD.m2ts. Works perfectly for me.
post #348 of 5697
I am backing up some BD's to my HD and in order to save space, I'm leaving out the HD option on the BDRebuilder software. When I watch the movies using the streamer its says "Multi channel in". I know I should know this answer, but does this mean that I'm still gettting a very good audio signal; not just HD? Is there any reason to stop being so tight with the space, and keep the HD audio?
post #349 of 5697
I've had an LG Whls30 BD burner for a year. A few months ago, I started having problems, so I sent it in to Lg. In the meantime, I bought a Pioneer from Amazon. It worked great. Awhile later, I got the LG back with a note saying there was nothing wrong with the product. Sure enough, I stuck it in, and it worked fine. Now, a month later I'm having problems again.

I use Anydvdhd, and I can't seem to "Rip to Hardisk". I keep getting errors halfway thru. I sent a log file to anydvd, but they weren't much help. I can burn to iso with no trouble. I want the the rip to hardisk, so I can then send it to BDRebuilder and compress to a smaller file.

Does it sound like I need a new disc burner. i don't mind getting one, but don't want to waste the money.
post #350 of 5697
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post
Ripping workflow is such a personal and situational choice. I don't think there is a single best way. One reads what others do then picks and chooses to suit one's hardware situation. After many iterations of my ripping workflow I have settled on Clown_BD myself as a preferred tool. In my case I use DVD Fab to rip the full BD to my HDD, then use Clown_BD to extract the main title, HD audio and English subtitle track to a native BD.m2ts file. I just transfer the BD.m2ts file to my NAS for playback -- absolute minimum space. I use DVD Fab because that is what I have. I do a full disk rip because my 8+ yr old PC can do that the quickest and I prefer using Clown_BD for the rest -- DVD Fab can't do what Clown_BD does. The things I like about the Clown_BD approach:
  • It makes main_title selection much simpler than using main_title mode of DVD Fab.
  • It assembles seamless branching titles into a single BD.m2ts file and does so without the audio getting out of synch as the movie plays. That overcomes the limitations of players that don't support playback of seamless branching titles.
  • It extracts and creates a separate forced subtitle track from the full subtitle track and muxes it first in line. That makes it easy to enable display of forced subtitles with players that don't provide automatic support.
  • For titles with multiple English subtitle tracks, it is very fast and simple to just demux those sub tracks so I can quickly identify which one I want in the final rip.
  • It supports a batch mode for overnight unattended operation.
Why BD.m2ts? A situational necessity. It works the best (and flawlessly) with my hardware. BD.m2ts is supported by DLNA. Using DLNA I can perfectly stream the highest full bitrate titles (Startrek, Transformers, Avatar, etc.) to my player through a pair of AV200 powerline adapters. That makes it the best (only) format for me. The only thing I lose using BD.m2ts vs. a main_title BD.iso is the chapter skip points in the playlist. I've always found them to be arbitrary, anyway and prefer my players predictable 10 min skip instead.
I am using a PS3 as my main media streaming device so I also like to rip everything to .m2ts because it seems to work best with all of my DLNA hardware as well.

I noticed that you'd mentioned that you'd ripped Avatar. How did you get the subs to run through an .m2ts without burning, and subsquently transcoding, the subtitles into the video stream?
post #351 of 5697
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Originally Posted by Av8tr View Post
I am backing up some BD's to my HD and in order to save space, I'm leaving out the HD option on the BDRebuilder software. When I watch the movies using the streamer its says "Multi channel in". I know I should know this answer, but does this mean that I'm still gettting a very good audio signal; not just HD? Is there any reason to stop being so tight with the space, and keep the HD audio?
I personally say keep the HD Audio. You never know down the road when you are going to upgrade your setup and want to take full advantage of HD Audio. Storage is so cheap these days, and honestly the HD Audio is such a small percentage of the total BR (maybe 4GB out of 35GB+). Stop being frugal with your Blu-rays
post #352 of 5697
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Originally Posted by Av8tr View Post
I've had an LG Whls30 BD burner for a year. A few months ago, I started having problems, so I sent it in to Lg. In the meantime, I bought a Pioneer from Amazon. It worked great. Awhile later, I got the LG back with a note saying there was nothing wrong with the product. Sure enough, I stuck it in, and it worked fine. Now, a month later I'm having problems again.

I use Anydvdhd, and I can't seem to "Rip to Hardisk". I keep getting errors halfway thru. I sent a log file to anydvd, but they weren't much help. I can burn to iso with no trouble. I want the the rip to hardisk, so I can then send it to BDRebuilder and compress to a smaller file.

Does it sound like I need a new disc burner. i don't mind getting one, but don't want to waste the money.
Can you try using AnyDVD + Clown_BD and rip to Blu-ray folder (main movie only) and see if it works. Also, try using MakeMKV to rip the full disc and see if that works.

This will help you isolate what the problem may be.
post #353 of 5697
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Originally Posted by smitbret View Post
I noticed that you'd mentioned that you'd ripped Avatar. How did you get the subs to run through an .m2ts without burning, and subsquently transcoding, the subtitles into the video stream?
Not sure what you mean by that. I used clown_BD with the forced subtitle option on. It creats a separate subtitle track with just the forced subs and muxes that into the .m2ts along with the full subtitle track. When I play the .m2ts I just tell my player to play the first subtitle track and that plays all the forced subs.
post #354 of 5697
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Originally Posted by Kelson View Post
Not sure what you mean by that. I used clown_BD with the forced subtitle option on. It creats a separate subtitle track with just the forced subs and muxes that into the .m2ts along with the full subtitle track. When I play the .m2ts I just tell my player to play the first subtitle track and that plays all the forced subs.
The forced subs option in Clown_BD simply automatically checks all subtitles to process based on your selected Language (instead of you having to check individually). It actually has nothing to do with "forced" subtitles.
post #355 of 5697
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

Can you try using AnyDVD + Clown_BD and rip to Blu-ray folder (main movie only) and see if it works. Also, try using MakeMKV to rip the full disc and see if that works.

This will help you isolate what the problem may be.

Great suggestion. i forgot that I could use Clownbd to make a BD folder. That's all I need; then I can us BDRebuilder to to compress a little.
post #356 of 5697
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Originally Posted by dbone1026 View Post

I personally say keep the HD Audio. You never know down the road when you are going to upgrade your setup and want to take full advantage of HD Audio. Storage is so cheap these days, and honestly the HD Audio is such a small percentage of the total BR (maybe 4GB out of 35GB+). Stop being frugal with your Blu-rays

First of all, I didn't realize that HD was such a smal percentage, but part of the reason I need the smaller disc sizes is for making copies for friends, and I want to keep it under 25gb. I have the 50 gb, but the price is shocking. For my own needs, I wll heed your advice and rip everything to HD audio.
post #357 of 5697
is it me or is the makemkv site down?
post #358 of 5697
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Originally Posted by fpsfreak View Post

is it me or is the makemkv site down?

It is. I was trying to get to a forum post there from a search and was down for me as well.
post #359 of 5697
Is there a good option that can do the same thing as makemkv for mac users? The site seems to not be working. I found an older version but it directs me to visit the site to download a newer version. I have heard of Pavtube but that is not shareware like Makemkv.
post #360 of 5697
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Originally Posted by fpsfreak View Post

is it me or is the makemkv site down?

It appears that the site went down around the time version 1.6.13 was released (Aug 6 2011). I downloaded the latest version from videohelp website.
The administrators probably uploaded the latest version on Saturday then went fishing, probably don't know the site went down.
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