I apologize in advance as in some manner this has been covered before.
I've been ripping an encoding my DVD collection using DVD Fab Decrypter -> VidCoder = Good end result with relative ease.
But now I have moved on to Blu-ray ...I have everything ripped, but I am trying to encode the video using x.264 & mkv settings to shrink the video file size down, but I want to leave the audio untouched. This is where I run into a bit of a problem as Handbrake/VidCoder doesn't work properly with L-PCM or the 7.1 versions of DTS-HD MA or TrueHD. It wants to covert them to 5.1 and a couple of other issues ...
Bottom line after about 5hrs searching ... What is the simplest workflow to encode the video in Handbrake/VidCoder and reinsert the original lossless audio tracks back into the mkv ?
Everything I have seen seems like it needs eac3to, TSmuxer, mkvmerge and a handful of additional programs to make these other programs easier to work with.
Thanks in advance
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Likely you will need to use something else rather than Vidcoder/Handbrake for (high def.)blu-ray/mkv output.
So you have ripped your blu-ray discs?
I believe your best choice would be to use BD Rebuilder.
You can set your output size and likely keep the audio file as is.
At least I think you can.
What do you want your final output size to be?
What will you use to playback?
Your wanted results are a bit different from most but that is ok too.
Generally most want the best video quality they can attain with blu-ray or a blu-ray file wrapped in a MKV.
Another program is BDtoAVCHD.
You can use it like BD Rebuilder and rewrap to mkv..keep audio, lot of choices but I don't use it
to re-encode video..it takes longer...but then again...I have got to the point of being a minimalist
in that I only output to one m2ts file, keep audio as is and then play the file.
Or re-wrap the main movie into a mkv...full size with no change or audio or video.
For a re-wrap to mkv, you could also use MakeMKV..use it to rip and wrap to mkv.