View Full Version : MakeMKV problems

Mark A
03-08-2011, 08:51 PM

I've been having a few issues that looked to be Mezzmo problems, but now not so sure.
Basically when 2.1.11 came out I ripped a load of my Seinfeld DVD's to HD using Makemkv, there was one particular episode that Mezzmo seemed not to like. Although it could see the file it said file not found when I tried to run it. I then updated to 2.1.13 and could see the file, but all the files now had no sound. Adric has been very helpful trying sugestions etc. Anyway, in the mean time my HD crashed and I lost all the rips. 2.1.20 came ut, so I ripped them again and now the sound is low and distorted. All along I've presumed this is a Mezzmo issue, but decided to roll back to 2.1.11 as this worked the best, only to still have the issue around distorted sound.

So has anyone else encountered problems, as it doesn't look like a Mezzmo issue, or just a Mezzmo issue? Or what other software is best for ripping DVD's to HD?

Many Thanks

Mark A

03-09-2011, 01:15 AM
I've used MakeMKV once or twice without issue, but I converted them to VOB with MKV2VOB before playing them. If you can't get that one to work you could try that route, but I assume you'd probably prefer consistency.

What device are you sending them to? Have you made any firmware updates to it?

Mark A
03-09-2011, 02:12 AM
Thanks for the reply, they are going to a Sony KDL403. As I said they all worked before 2.1.11 and thats when I started getting problems (albeit 2.1.11 only won file had issues). I believe the TV automatically updates firmware so presume it's the latest but would have to double check that. The fact that it doesn't work now even with 2.1.11 does seem to say something with MakeMKV has changed as they seem to time limit the software so you have to use the latest beta release.

So you converted to MKV and then converted to VOB? I might give that a try, all I want is to watch DVD's from the hard disk, if that method works then I'll happily use it.


03-09-2011, 02:28 AM
Basically, if I have an MKV file that I know I'm going to keep, I automatically feed it into MKV2VOB to convert it to VOB format. For whatever reason, the VOB container has always been better suited compatibility-wise for my PS3 and doesn't seem to need transcoding by Mezzmo. The MKVs you're developing would (I believe) have to be transcoded for playback, so, assuming you're essentially archiving these episodes, you may be better off running them through MKV2VOB. The filesize ends up being a bit larger, though, due to VOB requiring a larger file overhead. You can also load them all up in a queue for processing.

However, and as I've stated in a number of other threads, I don't want to step on Conceiva's toes in case they have a better fix for your issue, but this may be an option.

03-09-2011, 09:19 AM
Mark A - Please you send us the FFMpeg information for a few of the MKVs that do not stream with Mezzmo v2.2. To get the FFmpeg information, right-click on the file in Mezzmo and click "Get FFmpeg Information". Also, send us the logs so we can see the conversation between your TV and Mezzmo. Here's how to turn on logging - http://forum.conceiva.com/showthread.php/419-FAQ-How-to-turn-on-diagnostic-logging. Send all information to us at support [at] conceiva [dot] com.

Mark A
03-10-2011, 03:59 AM
Hi Paul

Here's the ffmpeg info, I did email Adric at the weekend with the log files.


FFmpeg version git-c3897d7, Copyright (c) 2000-2011 the FFmpeg developers
built on Feb 28 2011 10:03:54 with gcc 4.4.2
configuration: --enable-memalign-hack --arch=x86 --target-os=mingw32 --cross-prefix=i686-mingw32- --enable-static --disable-shared --enable-zlib --disable-ffprobe --disable-ffplay --prefix=/media/windows/ffmpeg --extra-cflags=-U__STRICT_ANSI__ --enable-libmp3lame --enable-libx264 --enable-gpl --extra-libs='-lx264 -lpthread' --enable-runtime-cpudetect
libavutil 50. 39. 0 / 50. 39. 0
libavcodec 52.113. 2 / 52.113. 2
libavformat 52.102. 0 / 52.102. 0
libavdevice 52. 2. 3 / 52. 2. 3
libavfilter 1. 76. 0 / 1. 76. 0
libswscale 0. 12. 0 / 0. 12. 0
[matroska,webm @ 0116cca0] Estimating duration from bitrate, this may be inaccurate
Input #0, matroska,webm, from 'E:\Video\DVDs\Seinfeld Season 4\Seinfeld S04 E01 The Trip Pt1.mkv':
Duration: 00:22:36.00, start: 0.000000, bitrate: 9992 kb/s
Chapter #0.0: start 0.000000, end 38.400000
title : Chapter 01
Chapter #0.1: start 38.400000, end 507.600000
title : Chapter 02
Chapter #0.2: start 507.600000, end 1311.000000
title : Chapter 03
Chapter #0.3: start 1311.000000, end 1354.000000
title : Chapter 04
Chapter #0.4: start 1354.000000, end 1356.000000
title : Chapter 05
Stream #0.0(eng): Video: mpeg2video, yuv420p, 720x576 [PAR 16:15 DAR 4:3], 9800 kb/s, 25 fps, 25 tbr, 1k tbn, 50 tbc (default)
Stream #0.1(eng): Audio: ac3, 48000 Hz, stereo, s16, 192 kb/s (default)
title : 2/0
At least one output file must be specified

---> DB Level Info: 8

03-19-2011, 06:13 AM
you can run dvd vob/ifo files thru vStrip to save each ep as a .vob (rip it to hdd first (use dvdfab) no re-encoding neccesary and its fast