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Windows 7: Ripped Movies File Format Discussion

05 Sep 2009   #1
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 
Ripped Movies File Format Discussion

All

I know that this has been discussed a lot in the past but things move on..

Some members here have very large movie collections stored within internal hard drives and NAS devices. I know that there are many format conversion apps out there but I don't like converting a format unless I have too because of concerns over quality loss - video and audio.

Can we have a view on what formats are used and the quality implications for the following set-ups:

1/ Media Center with no extenders - DVD and HD/BD
2/ Media Center with extenders - DVD and HD/BD

Regards
UKMedia


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05 Sep 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I don't rip Blu-Ray movies, so I can't comment on format for them. However, I rip my DVDs directly to my WHS, and they play back without any issues on my Windows 7 and Vista computers through Media Center. I rip the entire DVD, as my kids love all the extras that come on the DVD, and I keep things in the standard VIDEO_TS format. No issues with gigabit wired or 802.11n wireless.

With 1TB drives so cheap nowadays, I don't even worry about running out of space.
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05 Sep 2009   #3
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

all the kool kids™ seem to use matroska/mkv these days...
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05 Sep 2009   #4
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

I use bitripper and xvid codec.
They look pretty decent on the screen and just as good through my xbox.
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05 Sep 2009   #5
TripOG

windows 7 X64
 
 

dvrms works perfect in media center and on extenders
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05 Sep 2009   #6
bmac6996

Windows 7 RTM
 
 

with Windows 7..

From Dvd. I use handbrake.. rip to MKV.. using h264 and ac3.

Turn that mkv into a m2ts file... Best you can do!
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06 Sep 2009   #7
UKMedia

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit (SP 1)
 
 

Hi bmac6996

What utilities do you use and what space saving are you achieving?

UkMedia
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06 Sep 2009   #8
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
all the kool kids™ seem to use matroska/mkv these days...
+1 on that (that and mp4)...
although ogg has gotten to grow on me too...
add to that h. 264 (either 3.1 for SD video or 4.1 for HD) and either Flac, ac3, or mp3

avi is 5 years ago...


as for blu-ray i also dont have a reader so i only come around with hd demos or online videos...

the only thing about my setup is that i have to transcode to avi (or to DVD as i have no bluray...) anyways to view them on my Zen although i wish it will change with Android and the Zii (im pretty sure that mkv is not a priority for the Zune HD...)

and with the Zii being able to handle 1080p when i have enough (planning to get the EGG dev version...) $$$
although both do look nice but with the openness of Linux (yes yes i know this is a Windows/Microsoft forum...) it wont be long till the port mkv support for Android...
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06 Sep 2009   #9
masterB

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Mkv(h264 and ac3) Blu-Ray rips and I use WD HDTV Mediaplayer to watch on big screen LCD TV.

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06 Sep 2009   #10
johngalt

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kegobeer View Post
I don't rip Blu-Ray movies, so I can't comment on format for them. However, I rip my DVDs directly to my WHS, and they play back without any issues on my Windows 7 and Vista computers through Media Center. I rip the entire DVD, as my kids love all the extras that come on the DVD, and I keep things in the standard VIDEO_TS format. No issues with gigabit wired or 802.11n wireless.

With 1TB drives so cheap nowadays, I don't even worry about running out of space.
AMEN!!!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
all the kool kids™ seem to use matroska/mkv these days...
That does seem to be one of the more popular containers these days - everything I see on the newsgroups is either that or DivX / XviD

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darkassain View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
all the kool kids™ seem to use matroska/mkv these days...
+1 on that (that and mp4)...
although ogg has gotten to grow on me too...
add to that h. 264 (either 3.1 for SD video or 4.1 for HD) and either Flac, ac3, or mp3

avi is 5 years ago...


as for blu-ray i also dont have a reader so i only come around with hd demos or online videos...

the only thing about my setup is that i have to transcode to avi (or to DVD as i have no bluray...) anyways to view them on my Zen although i wish it will change with Android and the Zii (im pretty sure that mkv is not a priority for the Zune HD...)

and with the Zii being able to handle 1080p when i have enough (planning to get the EGG dev version...) $$$
although both do look nice but with the openness of Linux (yes yes i know this is a Windows/Microsoft forum...) it wont be long till the port mkv support for Android...
The container is a popular one, indeed. I am pretty positive (hint) that someone is working on porting it to Android as I type this (no, not me).
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