So I tried again, now that the FlexRAID update finished over night. I think that part of the problem is the FlexRAID pool. Even though the pool shows well over 10TB free, MakeMKV is seeing that the "drive is full" basically. That in my guess anyway. The error isn't helpful at all actually. So, I am going to try to rip to the SSD and see if it finishes. If it does, and assuming that the FlexRAID pool drive is still functioning beyond 1 drive worth of space (which I think it will when I copy more stuff to it from my desktop), then I will just know that I can only rip 3 movies before needing to move them from the SSD to the RAID Pool. Another step in the process, but not a huge deal. Just stinks that it was working perfectly until I filled up one of the physical drives in the pool.
***EDIT: I think that I know what is happening. Windows disk manager, is seeing one of the physical drives as drive E:. Drive E: also happens to be the FlexRAID pool drive letter. FlexRAID also shows a drive E: when I list out all of the physical drives inside it (each one has a letter). Again, I think that it is something that FlexRAID is doing, and I should have picked a different "FlexRAID Pool" drive letter... I just changed it to R since that isn't used (R for "RAID"). I will report back my findings.
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***EDIT#2: I changed the pool drive letter to R in FlexRAID, and after a stop and start of the pool, Windows Disk Manager now changed the one physical drive that was E: is now R:. However, inside FlexRAID, each individual drive letter is still what it was before (E, F, G, H, I, J) and the pool is now R, so nothing conflicting there from a disk perspective. Then I tried MakeMKV and it errored out on loading. I uninstalled and reinstalled, same thing. Rebooted, and the same thing. "MakeMKV Beta popup: Application failed to initialize." Crap.
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***EDIT#3: I forgot that I had put in my environment variables for temp files to be on the FlexRAID drive, so they were hard coded as E:. I just changed them to R: (my new FlexRAID pool letter) and it works.
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EDIT#4 - Grrrr.... MakeMKV errored out again on the server when saving directly to the FlexRAID pool even after the changes above. It seems that as soon as you fill up the first drive in the pool, you can't use MakeMKV for whatever reason to save directly to it. I can copy to it fine. For now, I will just go back to C: for the rips and copy them manually.
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Another question. This one more simple (I hope)...
Chapters in the MKV... When messing around with Media Center last night, I noticed that if I tried to skip chapters, it went ahead like 30 seconds is all. Yuck.... So then I launched Total Media Theater 6 and it would skip an exact number too (for one movie it was exactly 7 minutes, for another is was 5 minutes 25 seconds). I don't seem to have the actual chapters as you would with the disc in a stand alone blu-ray player. Is that normal or did I screw up somehow on these rips (gosh I hope not). I know that there is software that will add chapters back at a set interval, but that isn't the same as being able to skip right to a particular scene change, etc...
Just loving the information flow and I appreciate it.Edited by nickbuol - 9/28/13 at 10:22am