Friday, July 9, 2010

Convert DVDs to MKV

I’ve been looking at options for ripping my DVDs to my home NAS that I connect to with a media streamer. Anyone who has ever tried ripping DVDs will know that this can be an overly complicated and often disappointing task.

I recently had the most success to date using a utility called MakeMKV. This utility takes the files in the Audio_TS and Video_TS folders and encapsulates them in a single .mkv file for each title on the DVD.

My WD TV Live plays MKV files perfectly, the quality looks the same as the original DVD to me. For PC playback I was disappointed to see WMP does not play MKV files out of the box, but there are plenty of options out there in the form of codecs and alternative free players.

No comments:

Post a Comment