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    Gave a shot to MakeMKV yesterday and it ripped all titles individually to mkv. The final size of mkv file was same as the title VOB size. There was no compression. I checked advanced settings but they were all command line settings and didn't get a clue.

    Can anyone offer some pointers please?

    Thanks in advance.
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  2. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Makemkv does not compress. It just rips and put the video in mkv.
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    MakeMKV just changes the container from VOB (MPEG) to MKV. No real changes otherwise. If you want compression or a smaller file or other changes and a MKV output, you might try VidCoder. It's a front end for Handbrake and very easy to use.
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    Last edited by sanlyn; 19th Mar 2014 at 03:49.
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    Thanks guys, I had no idea that it only changes the container.
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  6. Mod Neophyte Super Moderator redwudz's Avatar
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    Well, sometimes it's a 'good thing' to just change the container. Then you have the highest quality and very fast conversion into the format or container you want. But MKV, or really the H.264 codec is very efficient for compression and can retain a lot of quality with a much smaller size than most other codecs.
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    Last edited by sanlyn; 19th Mar 2014 at 03:49.
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    I don't think just repackaging into a new container is such a bad idea either for a lot of people. Video encoding is actually pretty complicated. The bit rate or crf number is just the start. All those nice settings were not designed for the average user but for professionals.

    Plus those nice settings usually take more encoding time. A lot more.

    For people who are unwilling/unable to wrap themselves around all those parameters, or spend that much time encoding, it makes sense to me to buy more HD space and just rip.
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    Unless you need smaller files, leave them be. However with Makemkv you can choose only the audio and subtitle streams you want to keep. This will reduce the file sizes a bit, but not significantly. For Blu Ray to MKV you can really reduce file sizes by ripping the lossy audio track instead of lossless if your goal is to play back on a non home theater audio system.
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