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by philb1701
Sat Jul 25, 2020 12:13 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: How to Rip Blu-Ray discs with MakeMKV and handbrake
Replies: 25
Views: 23815

Re: How to Rip Blu-Ray discs with MakeMKV and handbrake

Maybe I'm just lucky, but I don't have to do the dance of a thousand coding languages when using makemkv and Handbrake. I just open my external 4K-compatible drive, insert the disk and run mkv (latest version). I select the file(s) I want and as Jackie Gleason said..."Away we go!" Usually about 45 m...
by philb1701
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Star Wars 4Ks
Replies: 124
Views: 25742

Re: Star Wars 4Ks

I have successfully ripped Star Wars IV A New Hope. Although the opening scene with the scrolling into is in Spanish even though I am selecting English as audio and subtitles. Is there anyway to fix this? All of the Star Wars 4K discs I've ripped have the English script as the last one. Usually the...
by philb1701
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:33 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Star Wars 4Ks
Replies: 124
Views: 25742

Re: Star Wars 4Ks

Last Jedi Freezes up at about 7gig mark. My guess bad disc no idea how to exchange. Try cleaning the disc with some isopropyl alcohol or glasses cleaner and a microfiber cloth (wipe out from the center NOT in circles around the disc). Often discs with no visible scratches/marks have a chemical laye...
by philb1701
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:29 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Star Wars 4Ks
Replies: 124
Views: 25742

Re: Star Wars 4Ks

By the way...if you notice the opening of the movies is in a foreign language (a long time ago...), I figured out that each of movies has multiple listing for the film on the 4K disc. The only difference being the opening script language. The dialogue is English in each case unless you turn it off b...
by philb1701
Fri Jun 19, 2020 7:22 am
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Star Wars 4Ks
Replies: 124
Views: 25742

Re: Star Wars 4Ks

I purchased all 11 Star Wars 4K UHD movies (the 9 traditional ones and the two Star Wars stories) as separate items from Amazon. Most of them were in a 3 movies for price of 2 deal. Got all of them for about 20% less then that monstrosity of a box set. So far, all have ripped fine except The Last Je...
by philb1701
Sun Mar 08, 2020 7:55 am
Forum: Drives for sale, Flashing Services, where to buy...
Topic: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,USB,USB C,sleep bug fix,Remote Flashing,Tested no read errors
Replies: 174
Views: 135419

Re: Selling UltraHD Friendly+Official UHD drives,usb,sleep bug fix,LibreDrive Enable,Remote Flashing,Tested no read erro

Just got my new 4K-compatible drive and enclosure from Billy Carlson.
The drive works as good as it looks and it arrived just in time for me to try
it out on a set of Ghostbusters 4K blu-rays. Each disc scanned perfectly and
VERY quietly.

Mahalo Nui Loa Billy!
by philb1701
Wed Mar 04, 2020 11:26 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: New version looks fantastic
Replies: 9
Views: 5959

New version looks fantastic

Downloaded the newest version of makeMKV and what did my eyes feast upon but a great DARK MODE display.
Looks as good as it works!

Well done all.
by philb1701
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:35 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K
Replies: 10
Views: 8511

Re: Blade Runner Final Cut 4K

Just to bring an end to my part of this conversation... After having determined that it was indeed the media itself (due in no small part to the good offices of Billy Carlson), I ordered a third one. This one I got from a different vendor, in hopes of getting it from a different batch then the first...
by philb1701
Tue Feb 25, 2020 7:31 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Can't Rip Rise of Skywalker Screener
Replies: 5
Views: 6837

Re: Can't Rip Rise of Skywalker Screener

If memory serves me, a screener is an advanced copy of a movie usually sent to vendors before the actual product is released. Back in the old days of VHS, they were used so the retailer could see the product ahead of time, to decide if they wanted to order it. That's how I originally saw Planes, Tra...
by philb1701
Sun Feb 23, 2020 6:33 am
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: Loss of subtitles
Replies: 18
Views: 10443

Re: Loss of subtitles

It's a little off-topic, but I feel your pain with regards to managing large libraries. I'm retiring twin 10TB external drives and am moving to twin 20TB RAIDS (in 5-bay containers) to manage my ever-growing library. These RAIDS have an ultimate storage capacity of 64TB (4x16TB each; I'm leaving one...
by philb1701
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:44 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: What do you use after makeMKV?
Replies: 12
Views: 6172

Re: What do you use after makeMKV?

I’ve tried using Handbrake for UHD transcoding but it has a very washed out look to it, not to mention it takes a really long time. I’d be happy to know what your settings are when using it.
by philb1701
Sat Feb 22, 2020 7:11 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Grease 40th blu-ray
Replies: 0
Views: 5802

Grease 40th blu-ray

By any chance does anyone know which of the English subtitles contains the sing-along portion that can be selected when the disc itself is playing? I'd rather not get all the dialogue with it if I can avoid it.

Thanks.
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:49 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: MakeMKV - Mac compatibility
Replies: 1
Views: 5366

Re: MakeMKV - Mac compatibility

I ran into a similar issue with MakeMKV when running Sierra (10.12), regarding the OS not wanting to properly install the program after downloading it. I just did the Control-Open trick to override it and all was well. Yes, I had to do this every time I installed an updated version of mkv, but it's ...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:38 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Forced subtitles
Replies: 13
Views: 9342

Re: Forced subtitles

Assuming that you are not trying to transcode a UHD mkv file, Handbrake should solve your subtitle problems. First off, check to make sure the subtitles you want are turned on in makemkv before you rip the media. Then once you get the mkv file, do the transcoding in Handbrake. It will let you turn o...
by philb1701
Fri Feb 21, 2020 11:24 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Hitchcock - The Lady Vanishes
Replies: 6
Views: 7909

Re: Hitchcock - The Lady Vanishes

Something I've noticed with ripping standard DVD's that might help in this instance. Once I installed the patch to a new external blu-ray/UHD drive so it would properly handle UHD media, the drive no longer likes regular DVD media. It would eventually just grind to halt during the initial scan proce...