[mythtv-users] "Excellent" transcode isn't so excellent

Chris Ribe chrisribe at gmail.com
Fri Oct 20 03:53:24 UTC 2006

if I rip a netflix or library movie, it is because I don't care enough
to watch it once while the dvd is in my possesion.  if you think I
should go to jail for that, so be it.

On 10/16/06, Brad DerManouelian <myth at dermanouelian.com> wrote:
> On Oct 16, 2006, at 7:44 PM, Chris Ribe wrote:
> > I too, have failed to get satisfactory results from the "Excellent"
> > DVD rip setting.
> >
> > Sometimes the sound is out of sync, sometimes the motion is
> > blocky/jerky, but my major problem is that the aspect ratio is always
> > screwed up (probably due to anamorphic encoding on the dvd).   I've
> > never used myth for movies much, but now I have a fast computer, a
> > fair amount of disk space, and Netflix (well, actually, my sister in a
> > non-DMCA country has the fast computer, but I visit her a couple times
> > a week and always bring my disk array and my latest Netflix titles
> > with me(forget Netflix anyway, most of DVD titles come from the public
> > library) ).
> >
> > THe long and the short of it is that I'm looking to configure myth so
> > that the "Excellent" DVD rip setting makes at least "fair" rips.
> If you have "a fair amount of disk space", then rip to "perfect"
> mode. You'll save yourself tons of time (takes me about 12 minutes
> total per DVD) and get perfect playback at the expense of some extra
> disk space. I know it's not the answer to the problem, but I resigned
> myself to always using perfect mode and I've never had an issues
> since. :)
> <rant> Oh.. and regardless of what country you are in, it's illegal
> to rip DVDs from either NetFlix or the public library since the DVDs
> are bound to the laws of the country of origin, not where you happen
> to be at the moment, so don't do it. If you like a movie enough to
> watch over and over again, support the people that made by buying the
> DVD so they can make more films that you like. (Not to mention the
> fact that you don't even own them and trying to justify it that way.)
> </rant>
> -Brad
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