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HDDVD rip to MKV Pulldown Flag removal?


Established Member
I've tried a search but having no joy (also posted in the ripping thread at the top of the page)

My problem is I have dug out my Xbox's old HD-DVD drive and used it to rip HD-DVD's using MakeMKV, I didn't notice that every file output has been 29fps, is there a solution so I can get 24p playback?

Im a Mac user btw, can use a PC if necessary but would prefer not to.



Prominent Member
It is pretty simple on a PC (I know nothing about Macs). Just get Haali Media Splitter & EAC3To.

Haali Media Splitter

Install Haali and thats all you do with it (Eac3To uses it).

Get eac3to:


Extract this to some (easy to type) folder, eg c:\eac3to

Then open a dos box and CD to the folder the MKV you want to remove pulldown is in. and type:

c:\eac3to\eac3to.exe mkv_with_pulldown.mkv new_24fps.mkv

Where mkv_with_pulldown.mkv is the filename you want to convert/remove pulldown and new_24fps.mkv is the filename for the new file to create with pulldown removed.

This creates a file with the video only in it but the video has pulldown removed. What I do then is use MKVMerge in the MKVToolnix package add in both the old and new files, untick the video from the original MKV and remux (takes a minute or two).

You now have a full rip of the HD DVD with all the original audio, chapters & subtitles that were in your original rip but with no pulldown :)
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Distinguished Member
I dont think the necessary software exists on OSX, similar tools to MakeMKV pavtube & DVDFab for OSX don't support HD-DVD.

This guide here does the same thing but with a UI to eac3to but again Windows only.

I'd get parallels for OSX so you can use a Windows virtual machine.


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Thanks guys, used a combination of the two methods described and ripped a load of old hd-DVDs.

Takes quite a while but they look fantastic.

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