App (Bluray ---> .mkv)

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  1. guklein macrumors 6502a

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    What is the best app to convert a bluray in a .mkv file? I am trying to move my blurays into my iTunes.

    * I know I have to make the conversion a PC because Mac doesn't support blurays.
     
  2. Aidoneus macrumors 6502

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    You can do this with a Mac. Check out an app called MakeMKV (also supports Windows).
     
  3. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    How can I do it in a Mac if it doesn't read blurays?
    :confused:

    Thanks!
     
  4. heliocentric Guest

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    you need an external bluray drive.

    then yes, makemkv would be the best mac based tool too use.
     
  5. Nermal Moderator

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    For what it's worth, MakeMKV also works with internal drives.
     
  6. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I tried MakeMKV with a DVD and the result was so poor, terrible quality. Maybe a wrong config in the app?
     
  7. ashman70 macrumors 6502a

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    How was the quality terrible? What was the size of the MKV when you were finished?
     
  8. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    The original DVD 4.7GB. The converted file around 3.5GB. But the quality was not good, so poor.
     
  9. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    That's because you're converting a DVD, not a Blu-ray movie. If you're expecting Blu-ray quality from a DVD, you need to lower your expectations. If you want to put your DVDs into iTunes, try Handbrake.
     
  10. balamw Moderator

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    Also, make sure you re not using uncompressed (PCM) audio. If you eat up all your bandwidth for audio the video will look lousy.

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  11. xlii macrumors 68000

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    I'm under the impression that makemkv only rips the movie from the blu-ray or dvd... it doesn't compress or change the movie format or quality.

    It that not true?

    In my experience, using makemkv, the quality of the .mkv file is the same as watching the disk in the blu-ray player.
     
  12. Mr Dobey macrumors 6502

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    lol MakeMKV does not convert anything. all it does is package the movie into a new container (DVD Vob to .mkv)

    Any quality loss is in your head because you are seeing the EXACT same file being played.
     
  13. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    It is not in my head...maybe in my eyes!
    :eek:

    But I put a DVD and the quality of .mkv was not similar to the DVD. I haven´t tried with a bluray yet.
     
  14. Mackilroy macrumors 68040

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    That can vary depending on the settings you use. It's not so simple as 'if you convert the DVD you'll lose quality.' If you're just ripping DVDs for now, I'd again suggest Handbrake.
     
  15. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Maybe the DVD was being deinterlaced and the mkv wasn't?

    Either way, it's a 1:1 copy, it's not possible for the picture/sound quality to be downgraded.
     
  16. stordoff macrumors regular

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    MakeMKV only copies the data, so the quality cannot be reduced. The only way this is possible is if the DVD is interlaced - does it look like this during a moving scene?
     
  17. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yes! How can I solve it?
     
  18. AdrianK macrumors 68020

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    Play the file with VLC, then go to Video > Deinterlace > On.
     
  19. guklein thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I don't want to watch in my Mac. I want to convert to .m4v and play on iTunes.
     
  20. balamw Moderator

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    You can recode with Handbrake for getting a deinterlaced m4v.

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