3 Questions about file type(s) to rip BD content to
I'm ripping a lot of BD content with anyDVD HD keeping the resolution in HD for connecting the PBO via HDMI to my TV
My PC's 1Tb hard drive and the 2 Ext. drives (1TB & a 750Gb) that I duplicate each BD Rip on (as a double back up for saftey reasons) are quickly starting to fill up because of the large size of all the BD content I'm accumulating
The reason they are filling up is because I'm ripping all the BD content in anyDVD HD as "Rip Video DVD to Harddisc" AND duplicating the same BD as "Rip to Image" -- throw in a few makeMKV rips of some of the BD's, plus some BD RB re-encodes and before I knew it my harddrives were getting quite full
I borrow a lot of BD's from friends and return them in a few days - not knowing which way to rip the BD's is why I'm ripping the BD content both ways in anyDVD HD because I don't know for sure if there is an advantage to one or the other and after returning the BD's to friends I won't have the original BD to re-rip from again, if I wanted to in another format/container
I was recently helped by a knowledgable member (Glob.) to get BD RB'r fuctioning correctly on my PC and if I understand the benefits
of BD RB'r, it squeezes the BD content down to a much smaller size and hardly looses any video quality in the process - I have only used BD RB once so far to compress a large BD down to fit on a regular DL DVD which I believe left the compressed file in 1080 resolution and the DL DVD looked great and the Dolby sounded great also
Question #1 -- Does the BD RB compression result in much of a picture/audio loss if squeezing BD content down to fit on a regular DVD?
I believe the "Rip to Image" (ISO) is a very good format to burn/back up the BD's with - but a lot of the ISO rips are much larger than 25Gbs and I'm not going to purchase any 50Gb blank BD's because of the price right now - so a lot of the ISO's I have that are larger than 25GBs will have to be compressed down anyway (to DL DVD or 25Gb BD size) -- and of course the same BD's can also be ripped using the "Rip Video DVD to Harddisc" choice in anyDVD HD
Question #2 -- With all that said -- Is there a good reason to rip to an image/ISO - or is the "Rip Video DVD to Harddisc" choice in anyDVD HD a better choice to use for ripping all future BD content with? (And might be compressed in BD RB before burning)
#3 -- Can a file saved from using "Rip Video DVD to Harddisc" be directly burnt to a blank BD in imgBurn - or does it have to be re-encoded for it to burn correctly
Thanks in advance for shedding some light on these 'grey areas' that I'm trying to understand a little better
OK, I am attempting this to the best of my knowledge ..
If you are keeping all the contents of the BR disk (extras, commentaries, multiple audio tracks) then you are sacrificing quality, this might be not noticeable, some can't even recognize the difference between a good 720p rip and the original BR-D. That said, you can always strip down a BR-disc without any loss of quality, by keeping only the main title and perhaps an audio track its granted to fit on a 25GB BR-Disc.
Originally Posted by gmd024
ISOs are easier to manage (being a single file), they need a virtul disc program to be mounted on your computer though. But the main risk is file gets corrupted for some reason it wont be mountable and you will lose the whole disc contents.
Originally Posted by gmd024
As far as I know yes, you might need to set type of the disc to BR-D from your burner (not sure if all drives can do typesetting though).
Originally Posted by gmd024
Thanks aasoror - that helps to clear things up a little -- much appreciated
- Do not rip to iso file. You will need to mount the iso file in a virtual disc to play or recompress it.
- The PBO has a hard time streaming a Blu-ray isofile
- It is very easy to create an iso file from your rip with ImgBurn if you need it later and ImgBurn has the ability create a iso of your rips in the proper format or burn them to discs as easily so do not worry about that.
The way I do is rip the Blu-ray disc to HD and watch it with the PBO.
If I really like the movie or if I want to keep the picture quality really high (like Wall-E), I use BD Rebuilder to make a full disc 25GB Blu-ray out of it (minus unwanted languages and subtitles).
If you want to keep the best picture quality, use the movie only mode and make a 25GB BLu-ray.
Otherwise, I use BD Rebuilder to make a mini Blu-ray (DVD-9) of the movie only and burn it on a DVD-R(W) DL.
I keep the picture in 1080HD and the loss of quality is not very noticeable.
There is no reason to compress a Blu-ray in DVD-5, get the DVD instead and recompress it to DVD-5 if you want to.
I do not backup the movies I keep on hard drive, I burn the one I really want to keep and if the drive goes bad I'll get the other movies back from Netflix.
There's no perfect way of storing movies on your drive. Some people want menues, others don't. Extras can be great and really worth keeping it. But many so-called "Making-ofs" are just crap.
So, here's my workflow: I rip excellent Blu-rays (Criterion etc.) as isos. It's easy to navigate and perfect for creating MD5 checksums. On the other hand it's true: If the file is corrupted, it becomes unusable. However, I backup my files, so not a big deal for me.
I rip most Blu-rays as M2TS streams only using TsMuxer. I don't want any dub tracks or svedish subtitles. M2TS is a widely supported container format and in my opinion much better than MKV. The Realtek chip supports Blu Ray subs. So I don't have to care about that.
I definitely don't want to compress hi-def material. Ripping just the main movie reduces significantly the amount of space you need. That depends on menues, extras, audio tracks etc. Typically, a movie needs 20-25 GB. 2 TB hard discs are available at very low prices. I don't care very much about the size of my rips.