[FFmpeg-user] Trying to Reduce Sizes of Movies Ripped with MakeMKV

Carl Zwanzig cpz at tuunq.com
Mon Oct 26 07:52:21 EET 2020

On 10/25/2020 10:40 PM, Marc Barrett wrote:
> I am ripping the DVDs (and Blu-Rays) in exactly the same way: with MakeMKV,
> to MKV containers. As the name suggests, MakeMKV rips to MKV containers.
> MakeMKV is a GUI utility, so there is no output that I can post.

But there _is_ output from ffmpeg, and that can tell us a lot about the 
files. For instance, just what's in the mkv file? (Use ffprobe to see that.)

> I get no error messages, and the MKV files play wonderfully with the
> Plex client/server software.
How about with vlc or ffplay?

> The following command works, it just does not take advantage of my video
> card:
> ffmpeg -i in.mkv -map 0 -codec:a copy -codec:s copy -max_muxing_queue_size
> 4096 out.mkv

(Output needed)

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