Henrik Carlsson's Blog

Slight update to my Blu-ray workflow

MakeMKV to rip the video. detect-crop from Melton’s tools. transcode-video with the crop value from detect-crop plus -add-audio all. Subler to remove unnecessary audio and add subtitles.

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My current workflow for ripping blu-rays into an iTunes-friendly format

This post is just for my own sake. I’ll probably write this up better once I’ve reached a final conclusion. The workflow is as follows: MakeMKV to rip the titles from the blu-ray disc. Don Melton’s transcode video with the following options: transcode-video –add-audio all <videofile> Subler to remove unnecessary audio tracks and add external […]

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I’m making some progress on my media encoding problem. If I replace Melton’s scripts with Handbrake, I’m able to keep the subtitles.

Do you know of a good way to rip Blu-rays with subtitles intact?

I’m trying to rip the video (and audio) from Blu-rays1 into an iTunes and AppleTV friendly format, while preserving subtitles and, this is key, not burning them in. I’ll write a detailed post on my needs, findings and workflow soon but right now I just want to throw the ball out to you. I’m currently […]

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Why I think DVDs suck (and how I solve the problem)

DVDs suck! They really do. The basic idea was great and when they were news they were actually good news but today DVDs (and Blurays as well) suck. Why? The main reason in my opinion is their reliability, or lack thereof. The optical media is extremely delicate. If you are obsessively anal retentive about your […]

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