Originally Posted by ebr
Is there an "easy" way to create MKVs of BDs that doesn't take 12 hours per disc yet?
The only reason it would take 12 hours is if you were reencoding. If all you want to do is strip the HD video track and transcode the HD audio track to flac, then remux, the whole process takes an hour to an hour and a half.
I use eac3to and its GUI front end along with MKVMerge. The programs and their guides can be found at Doom9.
Another thing I really like about the MKV's is they can be played right inside VMC using the Arcsoft decoder. This is a little more advanced and probably not for the non-technical, but it's really smooth. Using MyMovies or, in my case Open Media Library, you never leave VMC. The TMT VMC interface is OK but nothing like this. Total integration.