dannyboy48888 wrote:The following has worked for me and is under windows. Yuo will need the following:
OpenedFilesView: Free (ask Google, made by Nir Sofer)
A bluray player: Free usually with drive-$60 (used arcsoft TMT6)
MakeMKV: Free-$50 (worth the cash folks!!)
1)Run OpenFilesView and set the refresh interval to 1sec and apply a search for m2ts filter
2)Open TMT6 and navigate to the menu and select the title you want
3) in OpenfilesView watch for the open M2TS name and note it
4) forward around 8x (just forward, not chapter mode as each chapter may have multiple M2TS files) and note each change in M2TS file that is opened as this is the order they are played in. If you observe the % file read gauge you can speed up and slow down the forward speed as seen fit, but may result in a missed segmet.
5) In BDInfo Scan The disc and then look at the MPLS listings. Note the one that has the correct M2TS files order as this is the title.
6) In MakeMKV Pick the title that corresponds to the MPLS you picked in BDinfo. You can use it to look at the mpls list in MakeMKV but sometimes it goes 511,1,505,508,503,3,510 which makes it harder to pick the correct title (and it's just a double check).
This method has proven more accurate at least for me as it reduces the odds of bad sections that are the same time and documents the same order the Software is playing it in. As always crtique welcome and results may vary....Tested on Hunger Games 1 and 2 on a windows 7 box without anyDVD running. VM MACHINES WILL NOT WORK and will cause TMT6 and PowerDVD to exit
Brilliant, just what I needed, a few minutes searching to find all the programs and got to work on the "non-bought, postal" UK version of Sin City 2 and Expendables 3. If any are interested in the results pm me.
If it helps others I found it easier to hide columns so that only Full Path, File Size and File Position show. Then also select to hide files in windows folder, system and svchost files. The result is a much smaller list to observe.
I also found it impossible to find the .M2TS file hidden among the 2000+ showing, so use the find command (under Edit) to hunt it down.
Then click the "Full Path" header to re-organise the list into path order, first click will order it A-Z, second click will reverse the order, now you can find your Optical Drive so much easier.
When you start playing the film just keep an eye on the File Size and Position columns, dannyboy4888's advice to run at 8x speed is good but if the file is large then you can speed right up but be prepared to slow down as the position counter gets close to the full size.
BDinfo throws up an error if the disc is copy protected, just cancel the warning and you should find that it has got the basic information you need showing anyway.