MakeMKV - H.264 Video?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by acuriouslad, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. acuriouslad macrumors regular

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    Hi all,

    I am just getting into moving my DVD's to my Mac and in the near future am thinking of doing the same with my Blu-rays especially to make use on my iPad 3. I have been reading a lot on how iFlicks can mux a MKV if the video itself is encoded in H.264, just contained in an MKV, thus allowing a very quick process of moving from MKV to M4V so it is playable on my iPad.

    Hence my question is when ripping a Blu-ray disc using MakeMKV does it encode the video as H.264 allowing the video to simply be muxed instead of re-encoded?
     
  2. Inconsequential macrumors 68000

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    MakeMKV simply rips the data from the disk.

    The codec is either H264 for VC-1, depending on the distributer/company.

    You would then have to re-encode the VC-1 files into H264 using something like Handbrake.
     
  3. acuriouslad thread starter macrumors regular

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