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by bvrulez
Sat Aug 10, 2019 8:11 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Make an unfinished MKV playable
Replies: 0
Views: 315

Make an unfinished MKV playable

I tried to rip from a very scratched disk (chinese movie Fallen Angels) and I got a medium error just during the last 5 seconds of ripping. I tried it twice and the second time I copied the file that was in the making before makeMKV deleted it and aborted the rip. Now I have a 5GB mkv file that is n...
by bvrulez
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:18 am
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: Select several audio tracks of same language
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Re: Select several audio tracks of same language

I answer my own question. With

Code: Select all

-sel:(havemulti|havecore)
I obviously deselect the multi (and the non-core of HD).
by bvrulez
Sun Jul 07, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Advanced MakeMKV usage
Topic: Select several audio tracks of same language
Replies: 3
Views: 860

Select several audio tracks of same language

My setting is -sel:all,+sel:audio&(eng|favlang|nolang),-sel:(havemulti|havecore),-sel:mvcvideo,=100:all,-10:favlang,-sel:subtitle,+sel:(forced*(eng)) and I have the problem that from two german audio tracks (DTS and stereo DD) just one (DTS) is selected. Favlang is German at the moment. It looks lik...
by bvrulez
Sun Jun 16, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Ripping multiple discs at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 5016

Re: Ripping multiple discs at once?

Well, I am not sure that worked. I don't get the Windows message any more but the second drive is not working any more. It seems like it crashed while reading the disk. I was able to eject the disk manually and the GUI still showed the startup spinning process.
by bvrulez
Sun Jun 16, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Ripping multiple discs at once?
Replies: 10
Views: 5016

Re: Ripping multiple discs at once?

I did ripping with two drives often with my Linux system. Now I tried the same on a Windows laptop with a built in DVD and a second external one. Something strange happens when I try this: One instance of the program is working with a DVD and when I put the disk into the other drive then Windows tel...
by bvrulez
Mon Jan 28, 2019 6:39 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: White horizontal lines on top of rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

thanks both for answering! yes it is probably the time code. it moves not all the time, but when it does it moves fast.
by bvrulez
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: White horizontal lines on top of rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: White horizontal lines on top of rip

Better picture
by bvrulez
Sun Jan 27, 2019 5:26 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: White horizontal lines on top of rip
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

White horizontal lines on top of rip

I ripped first season of The Wire DVD and they all look like this with the white lines on the very top of the picture (and just there) moving/changing over time. Do I have to crop every file or is there a setup in MakeMKV I could change? Sorry, I did not pick the best scene to fotograph.
by bvrulez
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

Actually, if the black frame is always the same this would explain that the remaining part of the film takes up pretty much everything of the file size and the quality is alright then with the same file size as without black frames.
by bvrulez
Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

Thanks a lot for the explanation. The weird thing is that the files MakeMKV does save have the same size as the files from the other DVDs. If the TV is zooming in by default with this setup I would expect the quality of the files to be better, eg higher file size. Because the TV displays a smaller p...
by bvrulez
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

To make things absolutly clear I attached a screenshot from VLC. Image
by bvrulez
Sun Dec 16, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

There isn't anything MakeMKV can be told to do differently; it has rules for which aspect ratio to insert into the MKV file header. There are ways to change that header with other tools, such as mkvtoolnix (google can find it), or (what I use) handbrake, which will straighten out the aspect ratio w...
by bvrulez
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:52 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

Grauhaar wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:39 pm
If black frames are on top and bottom, this is typical for an 4:3 letterbox format. You can test it with VLC and post a screenshot.
So if VLC also has this wrong format can I instruct makeMKV to process the DVD differently?
by bvrulez
Sat Dec 15, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Re: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

I think the main issue here is that the player is misinterpreting the video. It usually comes down to how the disk was authored, and where the aspect ratio information is stored. MakeMKV only saves one copy of that information, but there are two places it can be specified. They're SUPPOSED to match...
by bvrulez
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:19 pm
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video
Replies: 12
Views: 2717

Black frames on top and sides of 16:9 video

I used makeMKV to save my DVDs of the old series "Westwing". Seasons 1 and 2 with several DVDs are ripped perfectly. But season 3 is ripped in 16:9 with black frames all around the image (top, bottom and sides). --- Weirdly, one short scene at the beginning is displayed in 4:3 with black just at the...