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  1. I am completely new to the forum, so forgive me if this is the wrong area to be posting this.

    I want to learn how to convert Blu-Ray files to MKV, preferably, or at least some other format which is actually playable on the PC.

    Is this possible to do with MKVToolNix?!

    Thanks
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    I use VidCoder.

    But other members may give you better advice about MKVToolNix.
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  3. Originally Posted by redwudz View Post
    I use VidCoder.

    But other members may give you better advice about MKVToolNix.
    I was instructed to use MakeMKV, which is free until February, which worked.

    I was informed that MKVToolNix only lets you manipulate MKV files, so it isn't very useful in this situation.

    Does VidCoder allow me to convert "movie objects" (or Blu-Ray files) to MKV or other formats?!

    Thanks
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  4. Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    I was informed that MKVToolNix only lets you manipulate MKV files, so it isn't very useful in this situation.
    It only creates MKV files. It takes almost anything as input.
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  5. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    I was informed that MKVToolNix only lets you manipulate MKV files, so it isn't very useful in this situation.
    It only creates MKV files. It takes almost anything as input.
    Okay, sweet! I'll download it right now
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  6. Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    I was informed that MKVToolNix only lets you manipulate MKV files, so it isn't very useful in this situation.
    It only creates MKV files. It takes almost anything as input.
    Okay, sweet! I'll download it right now
    Keep in mind that MkvToolNix does not re-encode the audio or video. It just takes the streams out of the source container and re-multiplexes them into an MKV container. Hence the MKV audio and video will be exactly the same quality as the Blu-ray source. And about the same size. If you're looking to squeeze a 25 GB Blu-ray rip down to a 5 GB MKV you need to re-encode, not re-mux.
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  7. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Originally Posted by tOkyO1 View Post
    I was informed that MKVToolNix only lets you manipulate MKV files, so it isn't very useful in this situation.
    It only creates MKV files. It takes almost anything as input.
    Okay, sweet! I'll download it right now
    Keep in mind that MkvToolNix does not re-encode the audio or video. It just takes the streams out of the source container and re-multiplexes them into an MKV container. Hence the MKV audio and video will be exactly the same quality as the Blu-ray source. And about the same size. If you're looking to squeeze a 25 GB Blu-ray rip down to a 5 GB MKV you need to re-encode, not re-mux.
    Yeah, I'm really not looking to re-encode, but, for future reference if I were, which programs would allow me to re-encode? Would ffmpeg suffice?
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  8. Yes, ffmpeg would be fine for reencoding.
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  9. Originally Posted by jagabo View Post
    Yes, ffmpeg would be fine for reencoding.
    And I would re-encode the MovieObject or index file, correct? Thanks
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