Opening index.bdmv does nothing

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transfigure
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Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by transfigure » Fri Jun 12, 2020 3:23 am

This is my first time using MakeMKV on Windows. I've used it before on Mac with no issues. I made a decrypted backup of a Blu-Ray. Backup was the only option available in MakeMKV, and it seemed like a decrypted backup would be more useful than an encrypted backup. However, I can't play it in VLC—opening the folder results in VLC trying to open every single file in the folder alphabetically and hierarchically. I tried to open the backup in MakeMKV, but the application just sits there when I open the index.bdmv file. If I want to make a .mkv file, or to just play the movie directly from the backup, what should I be doing?

jinx100
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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by jinx100 » Fri Jun 12, 2020 4:00 pm

transfigure wrote:
Backup was the only option available in MakeMKV
The big disc icon on the lower left starts the decoding to make an MKV file. I can't imagine the interface being different between the Mac and Win 10. Opening the index.bdmv and then pressing the disc icon should be the same as having the disc loaded.

Maybe running or even installing MakeMKV as administrator would help.

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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by transfigure » Fri Jun 12, 2020 5:50 pm

Thank you, jinx100 for your response. I'll work on figuring out how to skip the backup step next time. For now, I have this backup. I'm told that I should be able to convert it to an MKV, but I see no way to do this. As I mentioned, opening up the index.bdmv file produces no results. I've tried running MakeMKV as administrator. Same nothing .

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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by Grauhaar » Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:57 am

You are opening the index.bdmv file with the MakeMKV option "File->Open files" by navigating to the index.bdmv file? Never had any problems with this.
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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by transfigure » Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:40 pm

Grauhaar wrote:
Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:57 am
You are opening the index.bdmv file with the MakeMKV option "File->Open files" by navigating to the index.bdmv file? Never had any problems with this.
Yes, that is exactly what I'm doing. When I do this, nothing happens.

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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by Grauhaar » Mon Jun 15, 2020 3:21 pm

As told, never had any problems with this. This works also for me if I select the "index.bdmv" direct from the disc. The selection should be something like the below screenshot.

Operating System, which version?
In case of Windows try it with MakeMKV as running as Administror (locate the makemkv.exe program and click right and select run as admin).
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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by jinx100 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:45 pm

tranfigure wrote:
Yes, that is exactly what I'm doing. When I do this, nothing happens.
Just to be sure, after you open the index.bdmv file you do press the animated disc button in the lower left? No decoding/analyzing starts until that large button is pressed.

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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by Grauhaar » Mon Jun 15, 2020 5:11 pm

jinx100 wrote:
Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:45 pm
Just to be sure, after you open the index.bdmv file you do press the animated disc button in the lower left? No decoding/analyzing starts until that large button is pressed.
That's wrong. If the "index.bdmv" is opened over MakeMKV -> "File->Open Files" a Explorer Window opens, navigating to the backup BDMV folder, selecting the "index.bdmv" file and pressing "open" in the Explorer Window, and MakeMKV starts analysing the content. You cannot press the big icon if the "index.bdmv" file is opened.
Good Luck :)
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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by jinx100 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 11:51 pm

Right again, Grauhaar!

Just opening the index.bdmv brings up all the available playlists. The disc button not needed. Just deselect any unwanted playlists and make an mkv of the selected one(s).

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Re: Opening index.bdmv does nothing

Post by transfigure » Tue Jun 16, 2020 1:37 pm

I figured out my problem: I was in the wrong folder. I had been opening the index.bdmv file in the following path:

G:\Video\backup\[TITLE]\BDMV\BACKUP

I should have been opening the index.bdmv file in this location:

G:\Video\backup\[TITLE]\BDMV\

I'm sorry for all the trouble. Thank you for your responses.

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