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by Woodstock
Thu Feb 25, 2021 1:21 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: TV series disc not showing individual episodes?
Replies: 1
Views: 24

Re: TV series disc not showing individual episodes?

Not all that unusual. Can be really "phun" when they put 50 or more episodes in a single playlist (Standard definition on a BD). The fix is to split them after the rip. I do it with handbrake, because EVERYTHING goes through handbrake before it gets dropped on the media server. But, it can be done w...
by Woodstock
Thu Feb 25, 2021 12:22 am
Forum: DVD discs
Topic: MakeMKV misses a title?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: MakeMKV misses a title?

More likely, the length of the title is smaller than your minimum title length. Slideshow titles have WEIRD times on them, in my experience.

If it didn't show up with zero for the time, it may be even weirder than the ones I've encountered.
by Woodstock
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:23 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Ugly subtitles
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Ugly subtitles

MakeMKV copies the subtitles found on the disk (DVD, BD, UHD) to the MKV file. These are graphic images, with their style defined by the disk author. Unless your player is substituting its own subtitles in, what you see is what was on the original, "pretty" or "ugly". If you are using an external SR...
by Woodstock
Wed Feb 24, 2021 1:30 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: DEMONS 1 AND 2 ARROW 4K UHD
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: DEMONS 1 AND 2 ARROW 4K UHD

The log should have said to send the .tgz files to svq@makemkv.com for analysis. Anything else will slow the process down.
by Woodstock
Wed Feb 24, 2021 3:40 am
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Read Speeds? LG BP50NB40
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Read Speeds? LG BP50NB40

Read speeds are marketing hype. They can be reached under certain conditions, but the general case isn't as rosey. There is a limit to how fast the disks can be spun. Besides the "fly apart explosively" speed limit, some drives do not get enough power to spin at their max rate. But, the linear bit d...
by Woodstock
Wed Feb 24, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: LibreDrive drives
Topic: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.10 on Unbuntu no longer reading Blu ray discs
Replies: 3
Views: 83

Re: Asus BW-16D1HT 3.10 on Unbuntu no longer reading Blu ray discs

Restarting your computer does not reset the computer hardware. Since they've dropped the reset button from most computers nowadays, you have to remove power to get the motherboard to actually reset hardware to a known state.
by Woodstock
Tue Feb 23, 2021 10:24 pm
Forum: General MakeMKV discussion
Topic: Playback Regions?
Replies: 1
Views: 31

Re: Playback Regions?

Once it is in MKV format, there is no more region coding. Getting there depends on your drive. Most DVD drives can be made to ignore the region code during ripping. MakeMKV will tell you if it had an issue bypassing it. I haven't seen any of my Bluray drives complain about region coding (BD regions ...
by Woodstock
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:10 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: MakeMKV does not display englisch audio tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: MakeMKV does not display englisch audio tracks

In the mkvtoolnix GUI, the header editor will do the trick for changing the metadata. I've been making extensive use of it recently, for different reasons.
by Woodstock
Tue Feb 23, 2021 6:03 pm
Forum: Blu-ray discs
Topic: MakeMKV does not display englisch audio tracks
Replies: 3
Views: 55

Re: MakeMKV does not display englisch audio tracks

MakeMKV displays the metadata for the tracks. If there are none tagged as English, they won't be displayed as being English. Sometimes it depends on the play list. GKids movies often have different play lists for "English" and "Japanese", where only one language is available. To get a bilingual file...
by Woodstock
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:12 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Transcode UHD mkv to JUST < 50GB to fit on 50GB BDR-DL: Best app / settings to shrink mkv & (retain DV / HDR)?
Replies: 4
Views: 77

Re: Transcode UHD mkv to JUST < 50GB to fit on 50GB BDR-DL: Best app / settings to shrink mkv & (retain DV / HDR)?

The handbrake forum is the place to check for improving your settings. The standard advice, though, is to start with the presets, and move on from there if needed.

Keeping HDR is relatively new; you're going to have to work with their nightly builds to do it.
by Woodstock
Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:17 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: decrypting 4k Blu Ray files
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: decrypting 4k Blu Ray files

Searching came up with this link: https://makemkv.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=17087&p=60530&hilit=discatt#p60530 The assumption is that you have access to the same drive that copied the files, because of bus encryption that would be involved. Start a backup (without decryption), and you can abort...
by Woodstock
Mon Feb 22, 2021 2:19 pm
Forum: UHD discs
Topic: decrypting 4k Blu Ray files
Replies: 3
Views: 101

Re: decrypting 4k Blu Ray files

If MakeMKV created the backup, there will be a file that holds the necessary information for decryption named discatt.dat. If you do not have that, you will have to either generate it, using the original disk, or get a decryption key independently.
by Woodstock
Sun Feb 21, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: MKV file processing and playback
Topic: Extract PGS Subtitles for Editing
Replies: 1
Views: 47

Re: Extract PGS Subtitles for Editing

MakeMKV, of course, won't do it on its own. What have you tried editing the MKS file with? Remember that this is NOT a text file, so tools intended for dealing "just" with SRT and SSA aren't going to do it. A google search for "pgs subtitle edit mac" comes up with a number of references, for doing j...
by Woodstock
Sun Feb 21, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: UHD drives
Topic: Can I flash LG WH14NS40 1.05 directly to Re LG BH16NS40 1.03
Replies: 8
Views: 122

Re: Can I flash LG WH14NS40 1.05 directly to Re LG BH16NS40 1.03

Just to make sure, when you say "burn 4k", you are referring to creating new 4K disks and writing them to a blank disk, correct? A lot of people think "ripping" is "burning", when they are the opposite actions. "Ripping" is pulling data off the disk, "burning" is writing data to a blank disk. If you...