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Old 17th December 2009, 21:53   #1  |  Link
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whats the difference in m2ts/ts & mkv?

Got a couple of question i'm hoping you can answer for me..

When i back up my blu-ray movie to my hd it saves it into a bd folder which is full of m2ts files. Then using tsmuxer i convert it into either m2ts or ts file. A friend of mine has a blu-ray movie in a mkv file, whats the difference?

Also i am looking into streaming my movies, and whilst shopping i came across this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Western-Digi.../ref=de_a_smtd

have a look on youtube as it looks really really good..
Does anyone have one of these because i am really interested, my only problem is that whilst streaming from pc-ps3 the quality is brilliant apart from the black colours which look quite bad, is this media player the same quality as a disc?

lastly how can i convert my m2ts/ts files to mkv? i want no lose of quality in picture or sound..

thanks everyone!!

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Old 21st December 2009, 05:15   #2  |  Link
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A friend of mine has a blu-ray movie in a mkv file, whats the difference?
Your friend's .MKV won't play in a standalone BluRay player.

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how can i convert my m2ts/ts files to mkv?
I'm personally not aware of any benefit to be gained by doing this - so I'll ask you:

What you expect to gain by making such a conversion?
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Old 31st December 2009, 10:41   #3  |  Link
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[Color=Blue]Your friend's .MKV won't play in a standalone BluRay player.
There are players that do play MKV, however their size is restricted to 4GB. Look for some LGs or for the last JVC (xvbp1) which is almost a clone of LG 390.
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Old 31st December 2009, 11:43   #4  |  Link
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There are players that do play MKV, however their size is restricted to 4GB. Look for some LGs or for the last JVC (xvbp1) which is almost a clone of LG 390.
I read in another thread a post of yours about 4GB limit. It is not a problem at all, because you can always split the original MKV into 4gb chunks and play it.

You can do it with mkvmerge or with one of my tools splitMKV which will also split the external .SRT subtitles if present in the same folder.
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I read in another thread a post of yours about 4GB limit. It is not a problem at all, because you can always split the original MKV into 4gb chunks and play it.

You can do it with mkvmerge or with one of my tools splitMKV which will also split the external .SRT subtitles if present in the same folder.
It's in the manual - I don't currently have an LG so I cannot comment. I hope for those having an LG that it works as you suggested. Would be great, indeed, as being a nice alternative to MediaTanks (popcorn, tvix etc.).
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The best Blu-Ray players supporting mkv are Dune BD Prime 3.0.
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I have a Samsung BluRay player which will play MKVs from an NTFS drive over 4GB with no problems (direct remux of Transformers 2 for example plays fine).

In answer to the original question, MKV, TS and M2TS are simply different containers, you can remux from one to any of the others, with the actual video and audio streams staying the same. The WDTV you mentioned is OK, those types of players a 10 a penny these days, there's plenty of choice. If you want to stream to your PS3, try PS3MediaServer.
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