Originally Posted by assassin
We have had this debate many times.
Despite both being exact copies MKV amazingly is a little smaller file for whatever reason when both are full rips. Both are exactly the same otherwise. I prefer MKV.
Can you explain something to me? Recently I had the misfortune of having to set up Magic Mike for my wife and two of her girlfriends to watch. I ripped the Blu-Ray as normal, but something got messed up and the menu would not work (I think I had AnyDVD set to cut out clips less than 1 minute long, have had problems with that before). Since I couldn't play the movie from the menu, I decided to make an MKV of it to play. The MKV came out to about 23GB, as expected. When I tried to play the MKV, it started fine, but then started stuttering. The MKV was on my WHS, same as all my blu-ray rips. Haven't had any trouble playing blu-rays rips (via TMT5). Large MKVs though seem to really stutter. I've got gigabit lan, so its not a network issue. My HTPC is far from stout (E5400, 4GB ram and a discrete video card (GT250 or something I think). I'm a bit baffled why the movie would play fine in one structure, but not the other.