Where do you get your source?

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hardliner
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Where do you get your source?

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I've been trying to encode some Blu-rays and have been having difficulties but I am curious on which ways would you encode a Blu-ray.

Straight from the Blu-ray itself?

I've ripped the entire Blu-ray onto my external hard drive using AnyDVD HD and used it from there. Is that a better place?

Just curious if anyone has tested either way.

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Re: Where do you get your source?

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I pre-rip to HDD using MakeMKV prior to encoding.

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Re: Where do you get your source?

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I also prerip with MakeMKV. I do use AnyDVD HD for backing up a BD if the feature has seamless branching for different versions of a movie.

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Re: Where do you get your source?

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Smithcraft wrote:I also prerip with MakeMKV. I do use AnyDVD HD for backing up a BD if the feature has seamless branching for different versions of a movie.
Why not use MakeMKV too?

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The MakeMKV workflow is somewhat odd to me. I always click on scanning the disc, after which you can't do the disc copy (or am I missing something?) and I don't see an easy way to get back to the beginning of the process without ejecting the disc/quitting and restarting MakeMKV.

Plus I bought a lifetime license for AnyDVD HD a few years ago. ;)

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Which is why I do the backup first, and then decide whether to convert to MKV or not (from that backup rather than the disc).

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