Yet Another MakeMKV question

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  1. Stevieboy_uk

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    Ok folks (and really sorry if this has been raised before) but I am about to pull out what little hair I have left.

    A few weeks ago I decide to go down the route of ripping my DVD collection to HDD (not got enough drive space for the Blu Rays!!) and after looking through this forum decided on the WDTV Live box and started ripping using MakeMKV.

    However, I am not sure what I am doing wrong but so far out of the 60 I have done so far (only another 300 to go!!) I have around 10 so far that brings up the following error message :

    Complex multiplex encountered - 31 cells and 12306 VOBUs have to be scanned (obviously the numbers may differ dependent on the film).

    All of the other have taken between 5 and ten minutes to rip but if I have to wait hours for the discs MakeMKV have problems with its going to be a never ending task.

    My question is a) does everyone else using MakeMKV encounter this type of problem and b) how do you get around it?

    I like MakeMKV (when it works!!) as it is such a simple way of ripping being a novice without having to do anything overly complicated (having to use multiple applications would be a pain) however it would seem that it might not be the best way.

    Any help or advice would be gratefully received:lease:.

    Steve

    Sorry, forgot to mention I am using MakeMKV ver1.8
     
  2. jdewinnaar

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    Sorry for my awnser as it's not gonna help you directly, but have you tried using handbrake?

    It's very straight forward and easy to save a profile for ease later on...
     
  3. Stevieboy_uk

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I think (although I can't be sure as it was some time ago) I tried handbrake once before and had some issues. Does it rip straight to MKV format without having to put the files through another application?
     
  4. jdewinnaar

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    You can choose between mkv and mp4, the rest is pretty straight forward..
     
  5. Stevieboy_uk

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    I will give it another try. :smashin:
     
  6. t-force

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    It will only rip from a DVD if there is no copy protection on it, which means there's not a huge amount it will do without using something like AnyDVD.
     
  7. mcspongy

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    Have you tried the MakeMKV forum?
     
  8. Stevieboy_uk

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    Thanks for the replies.

    I think I might have been expecting a bit much from it. The gist I got from the sticky was makeMKV was the way to go so I must have misinterpreted its capabilities.

    Looks like I need to get the wallet out and purchase anyDVD.

    Thanks again.
     
  9. t-force

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    Sorry - you may have misunderstood what I was referring to above - I meant that Handbrake will only rip an unencrypted DVD - MakeMKV should be fine on its own, and shouldn't really see any significant difference if you use AnyDVD.
     
  10. TechyMike

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    "All of the other have taken between 5 and ten minutes to rip but if I have to wait hours for the discs MakeMKV have problems with its going to be a never ending task."



    It does not take hours to do these type of discs, most I have had to wait is around 10 to 15 mins while it works out the disc. Then around 5-7mins to rip it.

    How long did it take on your pc?
     
  11. Stevieboy_uk

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    I was perhaps underestimating the times. The ones that have ripped OK using MakeMKV have taken anything between 10 to 20 minutes to complete the whole process (that's from inserting the DVD to the process being complete). The calculation time is usually a couple of minutes (well, it has been on most of the disks).

    Perhaps I was assuming that all of the disks should take roughly the same amount of time. I will give the disks I am having problems with another go and be a bit more patient this time around :D
     
  12. t-force

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    Are the "problem" discs dirty at all? I've had 1 or 2 like that, and with a bit of a clean they went through second time round.
     
  13. michaelkenward

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    As well as dirty disks, I also find that not all disks work in some of my DVD drives.

    I have a pile of drives. And sometimes need to use one drive rather than another.
     
  14. twa00

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    Absolute rubbish!!
    You do not need Anydvd to run Makemkv which will remove the protection all by itself.... and Yes I have both products, but although i update AnyDVD, it has been disabled for teh last 2 years, because Makemkv runs better without.
     
  15. twa00

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    try cleaning the disks, I have ripped a couple hundred disks with Makemkv and half an hour is about normal
     
  16. t-force

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    If you had read my post properly, you would have understood that I was talking about Handbrake, not makeMKV.
     
  17. twa00

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    Then apologies:), but "it" on a makemkv post I assumed was Makemkv!

    I guess I just came off from an argument about what Makemkv cannot do.... but actually can if the other person had read up a bit more :)
     
  18. t-force

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    Apology accepted! Generally there's very little that makeMKV can't do, as I've discovered. I've done rips well into the hundreds now, on DVD, Blu-Ray and HDDVD, and I've only had 1 disc that failed to rip, but that was scratched beyond belief, so my hopes weren't high anyway
     
  19. HeadBanger

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    Hi Stevieboy_uk. Yes, I have encountered a fair few of these with DVDs. I think that the MakeMKV also message states that it cannot be avoided and to be patient. ;)
     
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    Agreed - my heart does sink a little when I see the message come up, but it does do it in the end, and it's just a question of waiting.
     

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