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I have an older dual core computer that im currently using as an HTPC until i get the money to build a new one. At the moment i have ripped all my BD iso using ANY DVD to my HDD/server. The BD iso play fine using clone drive and power dvd, But i am wanting to keep just the movie and get rid of all the extras and put it into a MKV container for easier use. I am using Handbrake at the default High profile settings with the default constant RF 22. After handbrake finished the MKV i went to play it and the video always skips and looks blocky a bit. Ive tried a lower RF (better quality) and it still happens. But if i lower the quality down to like RF 35-40+ it looks like crap but plays fine and doesnt skip or become laggy/blocky.


Anyone have an idea of why?


Computer unable to play the MKV properly? To intensive to un-compress the video?


FYI i tried MP4 container also still the same. and several codec settings.
 

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Originally Posted by Tpearson02 /forum/post/20855849


At the moment i have ripped all my BD iso using ANY DVD to my HDD/server. The BD iso play fine using clone drive and power dvd, But i am wanting to keep just the movie and get rid of all the extras and put it into a MKV container for easier use. I am using Handbrake at the default High profile settings with the default constant RF 22.

If your PC is good enough to play back a BD ISO with PowerDVD, then it is good enough to play back MKV (of the same movie) with a proper player/video decoder.


Avoid HandBrake (or a similar x264 front end) unless you want to shrink the file for a specific reason (e.g. for a mobile device). I recommend MakeMKV. You can keep only the video/audio/subtitle streams you want, and the quality of video/audio/subtitles are exactly the same as the original. Basically the only difference between the original M2TS (BD's container) and the MKV created by MKV is just the containers.


Try MPC HomeCinema as a player ( Media Player Classic HomeCinema (x86), 1.5.3.3677, BE Mod, With installer ).
 

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im Using VLC to play back the video. Ive actually tried MakeMKV and it does the same thing. plus you have to pay for it. It doesnt get blocky really i think that was a bad word to use but it freezes and the audio keeps playing. and while its frozen sometimes the picture breaks up. but usually it just freezes on a single frame or so and just plays the audio.



Also i noticed that MakeMKV has an issue with ANYDVD rips. It says to disable anydvd because it detects it or something but i think thats because i removed the BD protection from the BD iso i made. FYI anydvd is not running in the background. and it says there may be errors if you continue. any idea on that front as well.
 

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im Using VLC to play back the video. Ive actually tried MakeMKV and it does the same thing. plus you have to pay for it. It doesnt get blocky really i think that was a bad word to use but it freezes and the audio keeps playing. and while its frozen sometimes the picture breaks up. but usually it just freezes on a single frame or so and just plays the audio.


Also i noticed that MakeMKV has an issue with ANYDVD rips. It says to disable anydvd because it detects it or something but i think thats because i removed the BD protection from the BD iso i made. FYI anydvd is not running in the background. and it says there may be errors if you continue. any idea on that front as well.
MakeMKV is still free while in the beta. I would try using MPC-HC I have had a lot better luck with it.
 

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Somehow many people use VLC, come here and complain.
MPC HomeCinema + LAV Splitter (with integrated video decoder or CyberLink Video Decoder or ...) is simply (one of) the best solution for MKV.


MakeMKV is free for now. Ignore AnyDVD something message, actually that does not affect anything. Re-encoding a 2-hour HD video by x264 (via HandBrake for example) takes a very long time. Unless you have a serious reason to do so, MakeMKV is (one of) the best ripping solution for MKV.
 

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This message always appears and it seems that "30 day" never decreases. MakeMKV is free while in beta .


If you own AnyDVD HD, BluRip is another good option.
 

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I'm assuming you will still need AnyDVD when using MakeMKV? I've been looking for a way to back up my Bluray's to my HDD.. An easy way that is
 

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MakeMKV does not require any other software.
 

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ill give that other media player a try but im going to be using the MKV files with XBMC and it does the same thing but its a little less choppy/ jittery in the play back. Seems like it skips frames or something.


just tried the MPC it works great no problems at all with it playing the MKV thanks. But again what about with playback on Xbmc which is what i will be using as my HTPC software. Unless you guys have any other ideas besides XBMC.


i will be:


Playing back MKV/MP4 etc files from my media server

Netflix integration if possible

Hulu would be great not hulu plus just plain free Hulu

music & pictures possibly


xbmc just seems perfect from the several other things i looked into.

Wd TV live box would probably work but then again alot of them will but i dont want to pay for Hulu and i get alot of shows from there that i stream.


Was thinking of purchasing an Apple TV 2 and putting XBMC on it as another option besides my computer, but i am going to wait and hoping they release an Apple TV 3 in september since there is mention of 1080p play back in the source code of IOS 5.
 
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