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by mike_mgoblue
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:29 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Twilight Zone Boxed Set - Season 1 Problems
Replies: 0
Views: 231

Twilight Zone Boxed Set - Season 1 Problems

I recently purchased the Twilight Zone Boxed Set of Blu-ray discs. This includes every episode of all five seasons. Many (but not all) of the episodes have a radio commentary broadcast version of the episode. You can easily select this option when it is available for that particular episode while wa...
by mike_mgoblue
Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:48 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Why are Blu-ray 2:35:1 when they should be 16:9? - There's Proof
Replies: 6
Views: 1054

Why are Blu-ray 2:35:1 when they should be 16:9? - There's Proof

I recently watched The Maze Runner trilogy of movies on Blu-ray. I then watched The Maze Runner movies on Comcast. It was very obvious to me that the Comcast versions that filled the HDTV screen with 16:9 Widescreen were showing me things that were NOT seen in the 2:35:1 Ultra Widescreen version on ...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon May 04, 2020 9:53 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Playlist obfuscation: The Whole Truth
Replies: 9
Views: 12766

Re: Playlist obfuscation: The Whole Truth

I watched the Netflix version of The Whole Truth on Blu-ray simultaneously with the Track 190 on my laptop. 100% of the scenes were identical. It appears that the "Track" is different in various versions, but the "Segment Map" is identical. The Segment Map in Track 190 was Segment map: 517,510,520,5...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon May 04, 2020 9:50 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Divergent Bluray
Replies: 38
Views: 56595

Re: Divergent Bluray

I watched the Netflix rental Blu-ray simultaneously with the 810 version. I can confirm 100% of the scenes in the 810 version are identical to the Blu-ray. Therefore, this is the correct information: Source file name: 00810.mpls Duration: 2:19:40 Chapters count: 16 Size: 20.0 GB Segment count: 15 Se...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 3:48 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

It is a choice. DVD and BD have defined aspect ratios and pixel resolutions. You can use anamorphic settings to "stretch" pixels, but, at the end of the disk, you are stuck with 640x480 and 1920x1080 pixels of information. Few TVs/monitors have resolutions that aren't a multiple of 1920x1080, so, e...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:50 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

I wish those TV channels such as FXM and Starz would start selling their "versions" of these movies. They contain "detail" not found in the Blu-ray versions.
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

You need to ask disk authors. We, in the unwashed general public, are not privy to why disk authors do ANYTHING. Some guesses: As for cropping, most BDs are authored in the original aspect ratio, so they'll have letterboxing if that doesn't work out to the 16:9 ratio that defines BD video. Broadcas...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:50 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Re: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

UPDATE: I have also confirmed that the movie Deadpool on Blu-ray is inferior to Deadpool broadcast on the Cable FXM channel. The Blu-ray version of Deadpool is shown at the ratio of 2.4:1. The TV version of Deadpool is shown at the ratio of 16:9. The media and manufacturers are telling us this means...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

Re: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?

You can pick it up for $4.99 on eBay with shipping. [/quote] Thank you for suggesting that idea. I actually noticed that, too. However, I would not consider making this purchase on eBay or anywhere else for one reason. That reason is because I am not the only person to experience this problem with A...
by mike_mgoblue
Mon Nov 25, 2019 12:10 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies
Replies: 10
Views: 3802

Blu-ray movies inferior to Starz Movies

SUBJECT: Blu-ray movies are visually inferior to Starz movies. ... I want to know "Why?" I recently watched a Blu-ray movie called Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. This Blu-ray movie claims to have a resolution of 1920x1080 - as all Blu-ray movies do. In reality, the movie only uses a resolution of 1920x103...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:38 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?
Replies: 7
Views: 4816

Re: Does anyone know how I can contact the DVD Maker of Alias Season 2?

Normally you'd return the set to the place of purchase, rather than contacting the studio direct. Searching on Google for "Disney replacement disk support" came up with an immediate hit about Disney's replacement disk service, posted about a year ago, with links that are no longer valid. But, based...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:36 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Ender's Game Bluray
Replies: 53
Views: 79802

Re: Ender's Game Bluray

The version of Ender's Game I used had the following information, which I confirmed is correct when I watched the movie on Blu-ray and watched the MKV simultaneously on a laptop. MakeMKV had this version selected as the correct Main Feature, and it was correct: Title information Name: Ender's Game S...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Nov 23, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Alias Season 2 Disc - DVD Isn't Acknowledge At All
Replies: 3
Views: 3512

Re: Alias Season 2 Disc - DVD Isn't Acknowledge At All

Curious if you had any luck with this. I am having the same issue with disk one of season 2. Unfortunately, I was not able to achieve anything good. I contacted Disney and I was told that they did not have any of the Alias Season 2 discs in stock. This meant they could not replace the DVD that is b...
by mike_mgoblue
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:17 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Re: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?

What's about backup the disc an view/check the stream element 00002.m2ts to figure it out ???? Sorry, I wrote this solution many times, also in the your last MIB thread. It's very easy to find the correct playlist. Easy task! A MPLS file is a playlist and not an M2TS video stream file, it describes...
by mike_mgoblue
Fri Oct 25, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?
Replies: 2
Views: 2125

Pirates of the Caribbean 1 The Curse of the Black Pearl - Which of the two versions is correct?

On the Blu-ray of Pirates of the Caribbean 1 - The Curse of the Black Pearl - there are actually two potential MKV files that can be seen. The First one says: Title information Source file name: 00001.mpls Duration: 2:23:15 Chapters count: 17 Size: 31.5 GB Segment count: 2 Segment map: 1,2 File name...