MKV format


#1

I am converting all my movies/series to .mkv format i have two questions

  • i am converting through Handbreak, what is the best setting to have this set on 

  • Average Bitrate

  • Quality

  • Target size

I need the space so the files need to be realitivly small, but i need to ensure a good quality picture

  • It the .mkv format supported by most DVD player, i am often asked for movies, which i normally just rip so will converting them into .mkv still offer this 

#2

Unless you’re an expert your best bet is to use one of the presets.

Typically the High Profile preset will give you the absolute best quality for size – however, you could try the Standard and see if you can tell any difference.  Regardless of whether you use the Standard or the High Profile you can adjust the quality/file size by adjusting the RF (for DVD sources the best would be 20, and the minimum you could use might be around 24 – the higher the number, the worse the quality).

I don’t know what you mean by “mkv format supported by most DVD players”.  If you are looking to play your files on a DVD player you can’t do much better than leaving it as a DVD format.


#3

shaun wrote:

 

  • It the .mkv format supported by most DVD player, i am often asked for movies, which i normally just rip so will converting them into .mkv still offer this 

I assume you mean ‘is the .mkv format supported by most DVD players’. The answer is no.


#4

Hi Yes you are correct

Sorry I meant

Is the .mkv format supported by most DVD player, i am often asked for movies, which i normally just rip so will converting them into .mkv still offer this 

simply can you play a CD/DVD which has a movie in a .mkv format on it in a normal DVD player


#5

No, a DVD player plays DVDs – most will not handle other formats (some will, but it’s sketchy at best).  If you are copying (legal) DVDs for other folks, leave them at the DVD VOB format.