BluRay Confusion...

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MightyWhite, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. MightyWhite macrumors member

    Feb 29, 2012
    Oxford UK

    I am backing up for streaming to Apple TV. DVD's were fine... Now onto BluRay..

    I searched the forum etc. And it seemed the best way was MakeMKV and then Handbrake..

    First film I set off last night was Inception and in the Make MKV Bit the advice was to chose the larges file. There was 2 at say 32gb and 2 at 37gb. I shose one at 37gb but then when I checked it the copy was one where every now and then it cuts to people having a chat of how they made the scene and the file was over 3 hours long instead of 2 and a half..

    My question.. Is there anyway to tell which is the best to use? Or is there a forum where people say "Superman 1 go for the first file that is X big" etc.

    Or just trial and error.

    Thanks for any advice
  2. mic j macrumors 68030

    Mar 15, 2012
    Play your MakeMKV rip in VLC. Look under the Video pulldown and it will tell you which track it is playing. When you go into HB, choose the same track you were watching in VLC.
  3. KevinC867, Aug 2, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

    KevinC867 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 8, 2007
    Saratoga, CA
    I had the same problem with Toy Story 3 recently. There were three full size titles to choose from when doing the MakeMKV rip. I had the disk space and wasn't in a hurry, so I just ripped all three, then played each of them with VLC to find the right one before transcoding it with HandBrake.

    Otherwise, you can play the disc in a BluRay player (or a PC if it has the right software), select the right title through the menus and find out which title number is playing (probably with an "info" button on the player). The next step is a little complicated because MakeMKV usually strips out a lot of short titles it finds on the disk. You have to look at the report generated after it scans the disk to figure out, for example, that MakeMKV's "title_0" is the the third title on the disk, and "title_1" is the fifth title on the disk. If your player tells you that the main movie is title 5, then you would tell MakeMKV that you want it to rip "title_1".

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