I started to rip my blu rays to my media drive using both MakeMKV and Handbrake.
Q) What are the best settings people use for having the best quality with a small file size, specifically for a blu ray 1080p rip with 7.1 surround sound?
e.g. I ripped Incredibles 2 within 30 hours using the settings quoted below, managing to reduce the file down from 24.6GB to only 5.24GB.
HandBrake version: 1.2.2 (2019022300)H.265 MKV 1080p Same as Source:
Interlace Detection: Default
Video Codec: H.265 (x265)
Framerate FPS: Same as source
Encoder Preset: Very Slow
Encoder Tune: None
Encoder Profile: Main
Constant Quality: 22 RF
I tend to stick with the same as the original for 7.1 or 5.1 Surround Sound.
Foreign Audio Scan
Forced Only = ticked
Burn In = ticked
Default = unticked
Operating system and version: Win 7 Ultimate x64 bit - latest updates
Case = Phanteks Enthoo Pro TG
PSU = Antec HCP850W
Motherboard = Asus P6T
CPU = Intel i7 975 (stock) with Thermalright Archon SB-E X2 cooler
RAM = 8GB GSkill PC3-12800
GPU = EVGA GTX1080 8GB
Hard Drives = S/G 480GB SSD + S/S 500GB SSD + HGST 2TB + WD 8TB
Optical Drive = PIONEER BD-RW BDR-209D
NOTE: I plan on upgrading to Windows 10 and an AMD Ryzen 3000 build this year in Q3 / Q4.
HandBrake Activity Log ***required***
See Log file from Incredibles 2 rip