Thriller (box set)

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Alpaca
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Thriller (box set)

Post by Alpaca » Fri Dec 30, 2016 5:19 pm

I am trying to rip episodes from the discs from the box set of https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thriller_(UK_TV_series) . The MKV files that makemkv generates have corrupt video (screen mostly black) but OK sound. I can rip episodes to MPEG2 one at a time with WinX DVD Copy Pro (running in a Windows VM) and then convert these to MKV files, but it's a bit more labour intensive than getting three episodes from each disk with a single run of makemkv!

I don't know whether it's relevant but each episode starts with a countdown clock which you don't see when you play the disc normally (presumably because the menus automatically skip over it).

I've got the licensed version of makemkv and am running it on Linux. Happy to upload any diagnostics.

Woodstock
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Re: Thriller (box set)

Post by Woodstock » Fri Dec 30, 2016 10:09 pm

There is a good chance you're dealing with VC-1 Interlaced video, which not all players can handle. BBC seems to love that codec, but was designed by Microsoft.

If this is the case, the transcoding of the file "fixes" the issue, by changing it to h.264 video. You may want to download and install handbrake (from handbrake.fr), which can read VC-1 Interlaced, and output h.264 or h.265 (for the adventuresome).

What player are you trying to use? VLC for Linux handles VC-1i and will at least identify the codec.
How to aid in finding the answer to your problem: https://www.makemkv.com/faq/item/8

Alpaca
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Re: Thriller (box set)

Post by Alpaca » Fri Dec 30, 2016 11:00 pm

I'm not transcoding it to h.264 (either in MakeMKV or in WinX DVD Copy Pro). It's staying as MPEG2.

In any case, I'm playing back the files in VLC on Linux, which will usually play most things.

MrVideo
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Re: Thriller (box set)

Post by MrVideo » Sat Dec 31, 2016 12:00 am

Woodstock wrote:There is a good chance you're dealing with VC-1 Interlaced video
Not on DVDs you won't.

Alpaca
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Re: Thriller (box set)

Post by Alpaca » Sat Dec 31, 2016 9:04 am

Here's a debug log file from ripping one of the discs with MakeMKV:

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Debug log started at Fri Dec 30 23:01:01 2016 , written by MakeMKV v1.10.4 linux(x64-release)
Using 524544KB for read cache.
001005:0000 MakeMKV v1.10.4 linux(x64-release) started
001004:0000 Debug logging enabled, log will be saved as /home/alpaca/MakeMKV_log.txt
003007:0000 Using direct disc access mode
003028:0000 Title #1 was added (2 cell(s), 0:00:30)
003024:1000 Complex multiplex encountered - 12 cells and 4424 VOBUs have to be scanned. This may take some time, please be patient - it can't be avoided.
003028:0000 Title #2 was added (12 cell(s), 1:13:23)
003024:1000 Complex multiplex encountered - 13 cells and 4677 VOBUs have to be scanned. This may take some time, please be patient - it can't be avoided.
003028:0000 Title #3 was added (13 cell(s), 1:14:55)
003024:1000 Complex multiplex encountered - 12 cells and 4340 VOBUs have to be scanned. This may take some time, please be patient - it can't be avoided.
003028:0000 Title #4 was added (12 cell(s), 1:11:58)
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at ]JQh)!&BY!wvez``z{uUg0V:213130122
003034:0000 Audio stream #0 looks empty and was skipped
005011:0000 Operation successfully completed
005014:0000 Saving 4 titles into directory /home/alpaca/data/DVDs/Thriller
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at C\E7YZr[zI71.MY+j:121262026
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at C\E7YZr[zI71.MY+j:121262026
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at C\E7YZr[zI71.MY+j:121262026
004007:0010 AV synchronization issues were found in file '/home/alpaca/data/DVDs/Thriller/title01.mkv' (title #2)
004008:0010 AV sync issue in stream 1 at 0:00:23.192 with duration of 8ms : encountered overlapping frame, audio skew is +8ms
004047:0010 AV sync issue in stream 1 at 1:08:20.608 : short audio gap was removed, audio skew is +0ms
004047:0010 AV sync issue in stream 0 at 1:08:27.720 : video frame timecode differs by +80ms
004047:0010 AV sync issue in stream 0 at 1:13:27.320 : video stream has 1 frames with invalid timecodes
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at C\E7YZr[zI71.MY+j:121262026
004007:0010 AV synchronization issues were found in file '/home/alpaca/data/DVDs/Thriller/title02.mkv' (title #3)
004008:0010 AV sync issue in stream 1 at 1:08:14.576 with duration of 16ms : short audio gap was removed, audio skew is -16ms
001003:0020 DEBUG: Code 0 at C\E7YZr[zI71.MY+j:121262026
004007:0010 AV synchronization issues were found in file '/home/alpaca/data/DVDs/Thriller/title03.mkv' (title #4)
004008:0010 AV sync issue in stream 1 at 1:06:53.320 with duration of 80ms : audio gap - 2.5 missing frame(s)
005005:0080 4 titles saved
005036:0104 Copy complete. 4 titles saved.

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