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by Woodstock
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Extract subtitles and insert into another mkv
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Extract subtitles and insert into another mkv

Using the GUI version of mkvmerge, you load both MKV files, select the tracks from each you want in the output, name the output file, and select start. From what you've described, you would select ALL tracks from the "target", and just the subtitle track from the donor. The process is pretty fast, s...
by Woodstock
Sun Nov 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: Extract subtitles and insert into another mkv
Replies: 3
Views: 18

Re: Extract subtitles and insert into another mkv

mkvmerge from mkvtoolnix does this quite well. Used to use it for putting DVD subtitle tracks into BD video, for players that didn't support PGS subtitles. I got better players, though.
by Woodstock
Sun Nov 17, 2019 4:07 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: MKV won't run - can't buy
Replies: 1
Views: 28

Re: MKV won't run - can't buy

To use the beta key, you need to temporarily set your system date to a date before it expired. The current beta key expires at the end of this month; if you are just installing MakeMKV from a fresh download, the key in the archive expired at the end of September. Current beta key lives here: https:/...
by Woodstock
Sat Nov 16, 2019 10:49 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: No audio from DVD rip
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: No audio from DVD rip

One thing it might be - what language did it have for the audio?

If you have set a preferred language in Preferences->Language, MakeMKV will not automatically select tracks for any other language.
by Woodstock
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: MakeMKV for Mac OS X
Topic: No audio from DVD rip
Replies: 4
Views: 52

Re: No audio from DVD rip

What are you using to play the MKV?

As a DVD, it should have AC3 as one of the audio tracks, for compatibility.
by Woodstock
Sat Nov 16, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Looking to buy a "ready" out of the box ripper
Replies: 5
Views: 282

Re: Looking to buy a "ready" out of the box ripper

I use a NAS with 8 drive slots from Synology. The box itself was USD1000, plus drives. One day it shut down and wouldn't start up; failed power supply. Bought another, plugged the disks in from the failed unit, and it was operational in a few minutes, with all the settings from the original intact. ...
by Woodstock
Fri Nov 15, 2019 9:17 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: Reducing MKV size with Handbrake without loosing too much quality
Replies: 12
Views: 1113

Re: Reducing MKV size with Handbrake without loosing too much quality

How many cores are useful varies, depending on choice of encoder and filters. You can find more information about this on the handbrake forum , where it has been discussed many times. Generally, if you have more than 8 cores, and certainly with more than 12, the only speed-up you'll see is if you ru...
by Woodstock
Fri Nov 15, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

AC3 because it's more universal (same audio codec used on DVD). AAC because Apple devices don't like AC3 (licensing issue), and AAC is native to Apple products. DTS pass-through for when I have something that actually supports DTS audio properly. To be honest, though, the DTS will probably not be us...
by Woodstock
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:31 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: Six Swedes In Paradise - MakeMKV Fails To Rip
Replies: 3
Views: 75

Re: Six Swedes In Paradise - MakeMKV Fails To Rip

Suggestion: Visit https://makemkv.com/download/old/ and pull down an older copy of MakeMKV, such as 1.12.3. Install it in a DIFFERENT directory than your current copy; this will prevent it from trying to wipe out the current install. Start the old version, and try ripping the DVD again. I've been wo...
by Woodstock
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:23 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

For me, I have MakeMKV rip ALL audio tracks, including the "core" copy from the DTS HD MA track. If I were going to store the raw rip, I wouldn't remove any of them. But, I don't keep the raw rip around longer than needed. I run it through handbrake, and have it create an AAC plus an AC3 audio track...
by Woodstock
Fri Nov 15, 2019 2:17 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: MakeMkv ignores an audio track language and the subtitles for that language
Replies: 1
Views: 70

Re: MakeMkv ignores an audio track language and the subtitles for that language

I have not seen this behavior. Well, not if you haven't selected a preferred language in Preferences->Language. If it is not set to "None", the default behavior is to not select any other language. What I have seen are BDs and DVDs that say their tracks are English, when they are not. Many subtitled...
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:44 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?
Replies: 11
Views: 209

Re: Keep DTS-HD MA Only?

A DTS HD MA track contains the lossy DTS data, plus the data necessary to replace what was lost in the compression. You are never really "throwing away" the lossy part of the track - it's a necessary part of the lossless playback. The reason that MakeMKV writes a separate DTS track is that some play...
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:37 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Custom firmware
Replies: 39
Views: 8643

Re: Custom firmware

If there is no LibreDrive information, your drive isn't on the list. Look at the firmware date shown in the information window; if the date is prior to 2015, the drive is too old. And even drives made in 2015 may be too old.
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: LibreDrive for HL-DT-ST BD-RE BT30N GL02

You won't find your drive on the LibreDrive list... It's too old. Only a few drives manufactured prior to 2015 are capable of having their firmware limits modified "on the fly". The oldest one I've owned that was recognized at all was a 2015 LG drive, and it didn't get any extra capabilities. Yours ...
by Woodstock
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:57 am
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: Workflow issue
Replies: 3
Views: 94

Re: Workflow issue

VC-1 is a rather common codec, but there is a variant of it, VC-1 Interlaced, that a number of players do not like.

I've always used handbrake to re-encode video to h264, which fixes a myriad of compatibility issues.