How to Backup Your 3D Blu-Rays

Firstly; this is information on how to extract your legally bought copy of 3D movies so you can play them on devices that do not use optical media (e.g. a VR headset). I do not condone piracy. Whether you want to make a backup, or to convert it to a more usable format, 3D movies … Read more

How To Extract A 3D Blu-Ray with Free Tools

So you’ve bought that shiny 3D Blu-Ray, but they don’t make 3D TVs anymore. Now you have that shiny new VR headset, which just screams “Let me play my 3D movies!,” but alas, no such luck. Well, here is how to extract your purchased Blu-Rays (only use these instructions with movies you own, please!). You … Read more

Converting MKV/BluRay Subtitles

Subtitles come in a myriad of formats, and not all of them work in every container format, and not all containers are as easy to work with. Converting Matroska (mkv) files to MP4s cause issues when the mkv has PGS (Blu-Ray) subtitles. PGS subtitles can be embedded in Matroska video files, but not MP4s. But … Read more

Encoding Video with ffmpeg using NVENC

In playing with values for ffmpeg to try to get a similar output to my “standard” settings in HandBrake, this is what I came up with: ffmpeg -i “$1” -c:v hevc_nvenc -preset slow -profile:v main10 -rc-lookahead:v 32 -spatial_aq 1 -cq 29 -tag:v hvc1 -c:a libfdk_aac -profile:a aac_he -b:a 80k “$( basename “$1″ .avi ).mp4” This … Read more