What is better DVD rip or MKV conversion

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by MikaelSmoot, May 20, 2009.

  1. MikaelSmoot macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    My brother rips our blu-rays to mkvs on his pc,

    i was thinking on putting them on my macbook and convert them with handbrake from 1280 x 720 at 4,000 kps to 848 x 480 around 2800 kbs

    my question is it worth it, all the extra time, or would i be better ripping my dvds

    someone told me that the compression to mkv, then to mp4 would loose quality, but would it still be better than ripping dvds, since there only 720 x 480, with anamorphic
  2. spice weasel macrumors 65816

    Jul 25, 2003
    Why would you want to convert them again, especially with lower resolution and bit-rate? Why not just leave them as mkv's and play them on your MacBook as-is?
  3. eddyg macrumors 6502

    Sep 5, 2003
    Christchurch, New Zealand
    Better off going direct from DVD if you need to recompress again. Probably not much in it though depending on the quaility of the mkv.

    Cheers Ed

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