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Rip Blu-Ray movies to external HDD for playback
Rip Blu-Ray movies to external HDD for playback –
I have 3.55 CFW Kmeaw running. I have an external 2TB drive that my backups are on. I couldn't care less about access to PSN as I don't play online. I have kids in the house and ALL of my disks are getting wrecked. Its great I can now put my games on the HDD to play. But I am wondering...has anyone thought of/wanted to play BluRay movies from the external HDD too?
My copy of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly is scratched. BluRay disks can't be resurfaced the way a DVD/CD can be (so far, 3 fails). Maybe there is an App or post I haven't found yet explaining how to do this?
Not really possible with the 4GB limit. Here is what I've done though. Rip the blu-ray on a computer to mkv format. Then use mkv2vob to convert it to m2ts split in 4GB chunks (has an option). Then transfer those files to your external. That's about your only choice until we get a media player. If you don't want to put the files on your external, but have a good network setup, you can just rip the files to mkv and stream them via your computer using ps3 media server, tversity, or any other transcode/streaming program.
I have PS3 Media Server installed on the PC. But I frequently have issues with different file formats. Its my understand this is because of the transcoder I may be missing. Any thoughts on a good config/group of encoders/decrypters to install?
Originally Posted by chesh
well dude i'm just going to say this, if you are going to rip it as a mkv right off the bat, i assure you will lose ALLLOT of the picture quality. i'm a encoder of blu-ray's to mkvs and you need to know what your doing to keep pq at 720p. and at 1080p you need a mighty fast computer.
also with ps3 media server, just use the #transcode and use tsmuxer for any file format except avi. mkv plays the best when i use tsmuxer.
If you aren't transcoding on the fly, you don't need a super machine for 1080p. When I use avidemux to 2-pass transcode 1080p to x264 / ac3, it takes my 2.0ghz athlon x2 a full 24 hours or more depending on the movie length, picture quality is excellent on all of my rips. That's 24+ hours of 100% processor usage though, and there's not much you can do on the machine while it's transcoding, not an issue for me but everyones computer situation is different.
It would be interesting to find out how quick the ps3 can do the same thing, but it's an intense job I wouldn't want to use my ps3 for. It makes more sense to only extract the m2ts file using the ps3, which could be done with the S.A.K on otherOS. That only dumps a disc image though, leaving you do deal with mounting, decrypting, and transcoding (if filesize is a concern) all on the pc still. At that point you only need a $50 bd reader to do it all on your pc.
I'm on Kmeaw 3.55 + Multiman 1.15.01 : All my blu ray movies are ripped onto external HDD and I use the ever wonderful mulitman AVCHD feature to playback on my PS3. Excellent quality! I know what you mean about kids !!
In a nutshell :
1. Ripped bluray movie on PC with bluray disc drive to my internal NTSC hdd using DVDFAB v8050.
2. When done, create AVCHD disc/structure using tsMuxer splitting files into 4gb chunks onto external FAT32 hdd
3. When complete, use AVCHDManager to indentify the contents and then rename files to standard 8.3 format.
4. Done - play move via PS3 using MM 1.15.01.
I can priovide more in depth detail if you think this might be suitable for you.
jumper i assure you it looks good but if you compare them side by side you clearly see the pq loss. and i meant actual encoding not transcoding on the fly.
ripping the m2ts then makein the script and then using a bat file to encode the video. its not as easy as push button here and another here and done.
but i digress.
Originally Posted by dukevader
Here is the easiest way I have found on a PC if you need help on a Mac P.M. me and I will send you a guide.
1. if you still have otherOS installed on ps3 use Swiff Army knife, will copy the full .iso to a split format that can be rejoined with copy dos by a program called EAC3to, also a handy tool for converting DTS to AC3.
(eac3to 3.24 - VideoHelp.com Downloads)
Then use AnyDVD to do the decryption.
2.Use Clown_BD BD Copier is a Blu-Ray main movie and menu copier. Rip out the main movie and keep the menus from your blu-ray backups.
(Clown_BD BD Copier 0.40 - VideoHelp.com Downloads)
no conversion yet so no loss of quality yet.
3. use one of 2 programs to do the conversion and maintain good quality.
Good quality and alright file size usually means video bit rate at about 8Mbs and audio at 5.1 Ac3 at 640kbs.
auto conversion with good quality on video use Encode_HD. you will only get a 2 channel audio but it is the most simple to use. you can always convert the DTS that came with movie to an AC3 then remux with the video from the Encode_HD file and have Great video and audio. Use Eac3to for audio conversion.
(EncodeHD 126.96.36.199 - VideoHelp.com Downloads)
if you want to set your setting a bit more use Xvid4PSP.
(XviD4PSP 188.8.131.52/6 Beta 20110129 - VideoHelp.com Downloads)
this is a handy tool just take the time to read on how to use.
thats it, both of these will produce video files for a lot of devices.
keep TsMuxer on hand for easy remuxing (not reconverting) of many video files to ps3 .m2ts format it will even split the files to Fat32 sizes for you.
(SmartLabs - SmartLabs tsMuxeR)
Well, u can have a try with this Blu-ray Ripper which enables u to rip and copy the whole Blu-ray content from disc to your PC or HDD without quality loss. And it sitll can convert Blu-ray movies to other video formats in 1080P or 720P quality.
Too much work. Get a dedicated media player. Back-up/rip your blu-ray and that's it, you're done. No converting, no compression, no quality loss. That is... if you own the popcorn hour c-200, Dune Prime or Base. I own the Dune Base. Plays my BD rips as if the real disc is playing complete with Blu-ray Menu.