Originally Posted by comicguy
Speaking as someone who has both DVD Fab AND any dvd AND using clown BD, each has its pros and cons. As far as DVDFAB ALWAYS picking out the correct playlist, that has NOT been my experience. The last two Harry Potters immediately come to mind...
With my workflow, I had no problems at all with the last two Harry Potter movies. There is so much variation that exists -- this is truly an art.
I have ripped BD titles that show a "dozen" identical playlists for the main title in DVD Fab. I'll then do a full disk rip of that same BD with DVD Fab to my HDD, then run Clown_BD on it to extract the main title. When Clown comes up to the playlist selection screen I have often seen the case where Clown only displays a single playlist for the main title -- I rip it and it's the right one. So go figure.
Those last two Harry Potter films may have been like that because I only recall seeing a single playlist in Clown_BD for them.
I have had other cases where DVD Fab would show a bunch of playlists and pick the "right" one. I would make note of that playlist number then do a full disk rip to the HDD. Then when I run Clown_BD on it, the playlist number that DVD Fab selected is not even listed in the Clown_BD playlist selection screen -- does it get any more confusing? In those cases, I go back to DVD Fab and rip the main title it selects then run that rip through Clown_BD to merge the segments and check for forced subs. DVD Fab has always picked the right one for me when I needed it to. Life could be so much easier is the OSD of your BD player would show the title number of what you were playing. It is a feature I've requested DVD Fab put in their new media player.
Unless you only rip to full-disk BD.iso, no one should deny that ripping is an art and we are all artists. If you think of it that way, it makes many of these argumentative discussions, like the compress/not-compress row, little more than arguments over what brush and paint you prefer for your art.