Originally Posted by funhouse69
Thanks for the reply - I've been copying / ripping my BRs with DVD Fab to an ISO File, I do some with compression and some without. Ender's I did without compression (usually don't compress the action / adventure / Animated movies). In this format I was getting the dropouts not only in Ender's but also The Lorax which was way, way worse and even Star Wars - Phantom Menace. Someone suggested taking the same ISO Copy / Rip and converting it to an MKV to see what would happen. I did that with Ender's first and the Dropouts were gone so I tried it with the other two and they also play perfectly.
Looks like MKV is the way to go isn't it?
Originally Posted by djc11369
When you run it through Clown BD it joins all the m2ts segments together into a single m2ts. Extract the main movie to disk using DVDFab and then put in an ISO container and I'll bet you'll see the drops with the SMP.
As has been noted, Enders Game
is comprised of 15 segments. A main title rip to .iso by DVD Fab does not join the segments so your player must be capable of handling the seamless branching of that title. This is opposed to what Clown_BD does which is to use eac3to
to join the segments as it is extracting the main title and then remux into a single .m2ts file.
I have done it both ways for EndersGame
. The new firmware for the WD Live-SMP apparently supports seamless branching in a BD.iso (but still not chapter points). I have been wanting to test it and Enders Game
was the first new BD I got that was authored as seamless branching. So in addition to ripping the .m2ts as I detailed above, I also used DVD Fab to rip the main title to a folder structure (to verify the presence of 15 segments) and then used ImgBurn to package the folder into an .iso. I can tell you with certainty that the WD Live-SMP plays the segmented BD.iso as perfectly and flawlessly as it does the single .m2ts file.
Again, I would not be surprised if your issue is a player issue with a seamless branching .iso.Edited by Kelson - 2/24/14 at 8:52am