Correct on handbrake not fully-embracing 10- and 12-bit color yet; internally, everything is processed as 8-bit. 10- and 12-bit color files can be read, and the just-released version can encode to 10- or 12-bit (optionally), but it's going to be converted to 8-bit color on the.
I am new the forum but have been a MakeMKV users for over 10 years ripping DVD's, Blu-Ray's and now attempting 4K UHD. I run a Plex Media Server so I encode all my rips using Handbrake and the default High Profile setting. When I started getting into Blu-Ray's I purchased an older Dell Precision Workstation running dual quad core Xeon processors with 32GB ram and running Windows 10 Pro to help speed up the Handbrake process. My encoding times went from 8 or 10 hours on my old iMac to 2 or 3 hours per Blu-Ray movie on the workstation.
- MakeMKV is a ripper it copies original content into MKV container. MKV is universal container takes any combination of video and audio, the container does not define the codec. Handbrake is a front end to the x264 encoder an open source implementation of the H.264 specification. As to your questions.
- Re: Decrypter and Shrink to Make mkv and HandBrake Post by Woodstock » Fri Mar 11, 2016 4:33 pm I don't think you can count on MakeMKV being able to decode these files after something else has modified them from their original form.
Fast forward to today, I recently added a new Asus BW-16D1HT drive to see if I could rip UHD movies. After following the fantastic guide posted here in the forums by TeddyRaspin and after only a few slight hiccups I successfully was able to downgrade the drive from firmware 3.02 to 3.01. The drive was manufactured in 2018 and 3.02 wouldn't read the 4K disc. My first rip yesterday was The Last Jedi and after 42 minutes I have a nice 49.3GB file that I extracted of the 4K disc.
Now here is where I need help. As a comparison The Last Jedi Blu-Ray rip encoded in a little over 3 hours using Handbrake. I am using the Nightly Handbrake release and the default setting for Fire TV 2160p60 HEVC Surround profile and Handbrake is telling me the complete the encoding will be about 30 hours. Is this Normal?
Is this what I should expect going forward with UHD movies? Is there a better option then Handbrake? What are some of the the people here doing? I know there are probably many opinions and options out there as there but any suggestions would be great to see if this process can be significantly improved other than going out and buying some new Super Computer.
Thank you all.
Compared with other disc ripping tools, MakeMKV features more practical functions. Remarkably, it can remove most copy protections while enabling you to backup DVD and Blu-ray discs. You can either choose to save 1:1 content or movie file with desired audio and subtitle tracks from a DVD or Blu-ray to MKV video file. However, MKV is the only option of its output format, which always results in incompatibility with some devices or players, and large file size. In order to make up the deficiency and get a more device friendly file, the most common and effective way is to further convert the video file to MP4 with the well-known HandBrake. But how?
The following is the detailed process of how to use MakeMKV to rip any DVD and Blu-ray disc, and as a bonus tip, how to convert the exported file with HandBrake. The whole process is demonstrated on Windows 10 64 Bit and also apply to Mac OS X and Linux.
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Disclaimer: This tutorial is for personal fair use only. Generally, you can rip copyrighted materials you have purchased and use them for handy playback or backup on your devices. Please do not distribute the backup for commercial or other illegal purposes.