Originally Posted by IanD
Sometimes I think that 1080p equipment should be retained as a system and UHD equipment added as a separate system, with audio extracted and sent to the primary AVR. It's messier though but should be functional if the AVR supports the audio codecs you want.
Right now I have the OPPO 203 connected to the AVR's HDMI2 and the Roku Ultra connected to the AVR's HDMI3. As far as I can tell for HDR sources they are working fine. The HDMI chain for each of them is TV, AVR, OPPO 203 or TV, AVR, Roku Ultra.
HDMI is an end-to-end protocol, so plugging an Oppo 93 into an Oppo 203 must still honour that convention through the HDMI chain and there are now 4 separate devices in the chain that need to coexist with an upgraded HDCP and HDMI protocol.
When viewing 1080P or lower source material the HDMI chains seem to be behaving in the following way when the OPPO 203 HDMI IN port is used.
1. TV, AVR, OPPO 203 HDMI IN, Switch 1, Cable Box
2. TV, AVR, OPPO 203 HDMI IN, Switch 2, Roku 3
3. TV, AVR, OPPO 203 HDMI IN, Switch 3, OPPO 93
The OPPO 203 has HDMI IN set to 1080p.
This may not be the way the end to end protocol actually works but I see it as three independent 1080p end to end strings. All the cables in this setup are Premium Certified with the magic label.
It's easy to convert an ISO file into its internal structure: simply mount the ISO and copy the contents of that "drive" to a named folder on another physical drive.
Do you mean mount the drive containing an ISO file?
The only problem is with 3D ISO, which creates a folder double the size of the ISO (but you can delete the movie m2ts file and its m2ts extension file and still play the folder as 3D, but not sure if 2D playback is retained).
I don't do 3D so can I ignore this problem?
Alternatively, I think Winrar and makemkv might open ISO and save to folder/files.
Are Winrar and Makemkv available for download?
Additionally, it's possible to convert 3D to mkv with some software which retains the 3D structure but requires a player that understands it. There would undoubtedly be command line versions that could be run in batch over a full drive.
Skipping 3D, I'm most likely to make new copies of my backup movies on a need to watch basis. So far there are very few of them that anyone but me wants to see again.
Thanks very much for the information. I hope I haven't misunderstood too much of it.