rip BD to HD or iso

Discussion in 'AnyDVD HD (Blu-ray)' started by ricoman, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    I've been ripping all my bluray movies to my HD and compressing with BDRebuilder to burn on a BD disc for my standalone BD player. I've done a hundred with no problems. Recently I read that James said the you should almost never rip to HD but should rip to iso instead. My question is how do you then separate the movie only and compress the iso to burn it on a BD-25 disc to play on a standalone? I ripped 7 Psychopaths to iso but it wouldn't even play on my computer with MPC or MPC-BE. I never have a problem playing my burned BDs with either or my panny standalone. Is there a guide for this? I couldn't find one.
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Recycle

    Recycle Well-Known Member

    You do know they make 50gig blue media right? They say to go ISO because you can use BDRebuilder to compress or make it however you want. Rip to movie is just movie only and might not give you options that is present in the ISO since that will be close to the movie format when you burn it back. But if you haven't had any problems doing what your doing then keep doing what your doing unless you are having problems.
  3. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    I think the main reason James says that is because it preserves the discs structure so the files are laid out on the image when burnt back to discs exactly the same way as they are on the original, so if you have a seamless branching disc and the authoring has bothered to try and lay the files out so they have minimum seek time you preserve that structure (Personally I've yet to find any where it makes any difference whether you rip to folder or image other than 3D discs which always should be ripped to image).
    As you are running it through BD Rebuilder to make a 'Movie only' it won't affect anything you are doing as BD Rebuilder removes that structure anyway
  4. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    Thanks for your replies. I guess I'll stick with what I'm doing. I'm only interested in "movie only" and 50 gb discs are way too expensive.
  5. fast eddie

    fast eddie Well-Known Member

    I also have been using the BDMV folder rip for years and it works just fine.

    If you rip to ISO from AnyDVD HD it won't load into software programs like BD Rebuilder, BD info, they need the BDMV folder method of ripping to be loaded.

    Most software players and hardware players will play ISO or BDMV folder methods of ripping.

    If you MUST have an ISO image as output and it needs to be compressed to fit on a BD-R single layer, you can go this route.

    Using AnyDVD HD rip to hard drive using BDMV folder method, using BD Rebuilder compress movie only to 25gb, use Imgburn and convert BDMV folder method to ISO image method, then burn ISO image with Imgburn to a BD-R single layer.

    There are many times when a BDMV folder method of ripping is preferred over and ISO image of ripping.:agree:

    In this corporation, all the evil of BDMV folder ripping went over to Sony and Verance.
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  6. Adbear

    Adbear Well-Known Member

    Like when? You can rip to ISO, then mount that ISO and use it in your program of choice. The only reason I used to do it was to remove the spare empty space which you would sometimes get on images which James has now removed by using sparse files
    Last edited: Mar 7, 2013
  7. capsbackup

    capsbackup Active Member

    ... and the program of choice should be Virtual Clonedrive! ;)
  8. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    I'll stick to what I've been doing. I don't watch all of the extras so I don't need menus. I just put the BDRebuilder processed disc into the standolone and the movie pops right on. That's the way I like it. It doesn't make sense to me to reprocess to iso after compressing movie only. James was so adamant that I assumed that there was some great advantage. I guess if you're saving to a media server it would be advantageous, but I guess I'm old school, I still like discs. :D
  9. RBBrittain

    RBBrittain Well-Known Member

    VCD is for mounting the ISO. By "program of choice" Adbear meant BDRB, etc.
  10. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    I didn't see any options in BDRebuilder to work with an iso. In fact, it wouldn't even accept the iso in the "source path." Am I missing something?
  11. RBBrittain

    RBBrittain Well-Known Member

    Mount the ISO with VCD, then use the VCD drive as your "source path" in BDRB or other weapon of choice. :bang:
  12. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    OK, thanks. I didn't realize that the iso had to be mounted on a virtual drive first. I tried to go right from the ripped iso file. I'll download VCD and give it a shot with my next one. And don't hurt your head on that wall dude. :p
  13. ricoman

    ricoman Well-Known Member

    OK, just to follow up: I ripped Skyfall to iso mounted it with VCD and processed it to movie only and burned to a 25gb BD disc. Everything worked hunky-dory. Just my observations, things that I didn't realize.
    1) It seemed to take longer to rip to iso than to HD. It could be that Skyfall is just a longer movie with more stuff on the disc. What is your experience?
    2) When the iso is processed with DVDRebuilder the result is the same BDMV folder as you get if you process the HD rip. I don't know what I was expecting just thought it would be different.
    Questions: What are the advantages and disadvantages, if any, of processing with either method with BDRB if the goal is to burn to BD disc?
    Now I know this is old, boring stuff to some of you, but though I'm no noob to burning discs and BDs, I am to the iso method so I figure there might be some other peeps out there like me, with similiar questions.
    Thanks to all for your help.:rock:
  14. James

    James SlySoft Development Team Staff Member

    Writing isos should be faster.

    Whatever they are, (isos only have advantages), if you use isos, it takes you some seconds to have folders (you mount the iso with VCD).
    But if you have folders and want an iso.... good luck.