Hey guys. I'm just in the beginning stages of starting to catalog my collection (mostly Blu-Rays but have some DVDs). Planing to buy a lifetime subscription to anydvd hd this weekend since its 20% off (still seems quite high at about $125 USD for lifetime).
Anyways my question comes on how to best catalog everything. I have a file server located in the basement that will hold most everything. Have some parts on order to restore one of my old pcs to make it a HTPC.
I want to the most flexibility i can get. I can see myself occasionally wanting to watch the videos on my ipad or other devices. I will probably mostly watch the video with my HTPC on my home theater system but who knows what will happen in the future. When streaming boxes get better maybe i'll swap it out with a streaming box but right now i'm unhappy with whats out there for streaming boxes.
Anyways would it be best rip everything to VOBs and just covert, as needed, to whatever you need or would it be better to to rip everything to maybe MP4/H264?
If i convert to some type of file format from VOBs is MP4/H264 generally the most compatible with the most devices? What format of audio do you recommend? I know while MKV support everything the compatibility isn't that great.
I'll probably be on here asking a lot of questions as i learn them like handbrake.
As aside i'm about to buy a blu-ray drive for ripping. Any recommendations or are all of them pretty close? I was thinking on picking up this drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16827136252
Any help would be appreciated.
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Last edited by Ncage1974; 4th Jan 2013 at 19:30.