Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
Forgive my shortness but I am getting a little frustrated here. I am using MakeMKV for BR and DVD's. I am playing them back both through Jriver MC18. When I play back a DVD rip with Jriver, the video is crappy. When I play a BR back it looks fantastic. When I play a DVD rip back through VLC it looks fantastic but I am not getting the audio I should get because I get no subwoofer channel even though I have it setup .
No, I have not asked this in the Jriver forum because up until now, I was convinced by other people that the likely culprit was not Jriver but it was my ripping software. But I will ask it there as well. I have to double check what version of Red October I am using because I don't remember off hand.
I could understand the shortness, as people seem to reply regarding playback software instead of reading the progression of the thread thus far. I think everyone is trying to help, but let's address where you are specificallySetting up VLC
- I don't really want to take you through the entire world of VLC setup
- I assume your end goal is perfect playback of DVD rips (and all content) in JRMC
- I mentioned VLC since it's a quick download that usually works out of the box for most content (kind of a fact-check on the is this a good rip/download/etc)
For the audio portion (which is kind of irrelevant, since we're only troubleshooting the video problem you had in JRMC) you could *try* right click while the track is playing and change the audio track
If that doesn't work, are you sure you selected the AC3 or DTS 5.1 track in MakeMKV? Did the source DVD have one? If the source audio track was only 2.0 (some DVDs have only included stereo audio, very rarely, but I've experienced this) then it will be up to your AVRs audio processing to "pick" out the low frequencies and send to your sub (Audessy or some other AVR audio processing)
Back to the real issue, (just to reiterate as you've already accepted this) the mkv rip is fine. A folder rip using anydvd would be fine too. The audio and video will be no different with either method. You can ignore what is being said about encoding and handbrake settings, etc
-Now that all that has been re-iterated you'd need to focus on the Video settings in JRMC. I really can't be of any help here. The settings look pretty bare from the wiki, so I'm not sure what would be going "right" or "wrong"
-Does JRMC support "Play Disc" options? Like if you put the DVD in the drive, do you get an option just to select "Play" or "Play Disc" in the JRMC menu? If so, check it out. The video should be choppy there as well, because it sounds for sure that the JRMC video playback settings are wrong for MPEG2 video