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by nicolaidenmark
Wed Dec 04, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

I already sent in a dump of the firmware. So if you need a drive working now with UHDs, better go with the Asus. Update: with the new 1.46 release MakeMKV starts to read an UHD but then says that a libre-compatible drive is needed... Do you get a "keep fingers crossed" status on the right pane? If ...
by nicolaidenmark
Thu Nov 28, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 571

Re: UHD Friendly / Official 4K

My advice is to ditch backing up optically. It is unreliable and more expensive per GB. If you have a reasonably large collection backing up to HDD makes much more sense providing you triple your redundancy - high initial investment but pays you back in under 3 months with media costs in mind. If y...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: UHD Friendly / Official 4K
Replies: 7
Views: 571

UHD Friendly / Official 4K

Hi all, I have a Pioneer BD-RW BDR-209D revision 1.34 which works great fore 1080P BDs. However, as 4K disc releases are increasing in number, I was wondering if there's an inexpensive, easy way to get a drive that will do this? Previously, I was told on this forum that my current drive cannot be ma...
by nicolaidenmark
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

I can't put it any other way: with hardware players capable of playing this content there's NO NEED for conversion. You would simply playback the files from your NAS. Well, seeing as VLC for Android won't let me choose the Danish audio track or any subtitles included in the MKV, I'm converting for ...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Jan 23, 2019 10:14 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

Tried with VLC on the Sony TV: No problems with VC-1, it seems... However, some reason VLC on my TV can only "see" and play one of the two audio tracks within the MKV: I ripped the CW to have Danish Audio as standard (for the sake of my son) and the original English as a second track. Also, PGS Dani...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

I'd rather invest in cheap media players that can handle VC-1 instead of wasting time and energy on conversion. Plex would then simply deliver the content without on the fly encoding and you can watch the original rips. My Synology NAS IS my Plex Server, so is it possible to have anything BUT Plex ...
by nicolaidenmark
Tue Jan 22, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

nicolaidenmark wrote:
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:31 am
xr200 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:13 pm
https://forums.plex.tv/t/batch-converti ... v/166921/3

says you can do it with mkvtools. YMMV.

Good Luck.
Doesn't say HOW.... as far as I can tell
My bad. Some how "MKVTools" became "MKVToolnix" in my brain. I found MKVTools, and it seems to do the job.

Thanks,
by nicolaidenmark
Tue Jan 22, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Re: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

xr200 wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:13 pm
https://forums.plex.tv/t/batch-converti ... v/166921/3

says you can do it with mkvtools. YMMV.

Good Luck.
Doesn't say HOW.... as far as I can tell
by nicolaidenmark
Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:29 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?
Replies: 11
Views: 2981

Simple way with GUI to Re-encode from VC-1 to h264, h65 or anything "Plexable"?

Hi all, I enjoy MakeMKV for ripping my original discs to my Synology NAS / Plex server. I have ripped Star Wars - The Clone Wars Season 1-5 for my son (and myself) to enjoy via Plex. Problems is that some episodes (basically all from Season 1 and some from Season 2) have the VC-1 codec, which means ...
by nicolaidenmark
Fri Mar 16, 2018 8:35 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8581

Re: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversio

Hi all, I found the problem: Power lines connected to a power strip. Now plugged into the wall outlets, the problem has gone. I have read that a regular blu-ray is like 100 mbs when playing? Is this correct. When I play my MakeMKVs untouched (I didn't convert to 264 or 265) It seems they stream at a...
by nicolaidenmark
Wed Mar 07, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8581

Re: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversio

OK: Can someone tell me why MAKEMKV .mkvs and Plex aren't compatible as is? A member on the Plex forum said Plex had to convert my sound as it is DTS HD MA and Plex can only handle 2 channel audio ACC? So far so good, however, what is with the picture from MakeMkv that makes it incompatible with Ple...
by nicolaidenmark
Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:25 am
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8581

Re: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversio

If you are anal about quality, which I assume, then there's really only three options: 1. Bug Sony about adding h265 support. But if the hardware is lacking a decoder, then that's very unlikely to happen. 2. Get another TV. 3. Re-rip everything. As Woodstock says, encoding from an already lossy for...
by nicolaidenmark
Fri Mar 02, 2018 9:14 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion
Replies: 6
Views: 8581

I need to recode all! H.265 to H.264- lossless conversion

Hi, I have a Sony XE90 TV and it seems it does not support H.265 nor DTS HD output. In other words, I need to re-rip my entire collection AND have it in 264 for the streaming of the files from my nas to my TV to work. How and what program do I use to convert from from 265 to 264 without loosing qual...
by nicolaidenmark
Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:46 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix
Replies: 4
Views: 7052

Splitting long MKV into chapters using MKVToolsNix

My first ever NAS will be arriving on Saturday and I'm in the process of Ripping my Star Wars - Clone Wars Box Set (Season 1-5). Unlike season 1, disc 1 of season 2 has all the episodes merged into a large MKV. Using MKVToolNix, I get an error when I tell it to "Split before chapter". How do I enter...
by nicolaidenmark
Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Star Wars Complete Saga
Replies: 4
Views: 2443

Re: Star Wars Complete Saga

If you're not encoding, you COULD use mkvmerge (search for mkvtoolnix, Google knows where it is) to write a copy with only the tracks you want, without ripping a second time. I'm not. I'll check it out, thanks. EDIT: Bummer, it seems with the Danish realease, there's no subs for the Intro text. One...