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I'm finally getting my network bottlenecks worked out and have invested in a dedicated PC for WMC so I have lots of questions. This thread will deal with how to best utilize my hardware for ripping blu-rays, DVDs, and CDs for playback in WMC and my Xbox 360 extender. In addition to the 360 I have two PCs, a slower dedicated WMC and a faster PC for my everyday use. The two PCs are connected to my internet router via gigabit ethernet and the 360 connects to the internet router via 300N WiFi (until I finish running gigabit ethernet). I have a PX-B310U that can be attached to either PC. The specs of both PCs are below. Given my setup, what software is best, and should I simply run it all on the velociraptor and then move the finished movies to the WD40EZRX, or something different?
- *Media Center*
Windows 7 Pro x64
HP 8000 Elite SFF system
120GB SSD (System)
4TB WD40EZRX HDD (DVR storage and pagefile)
- *Everyday PC*
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Gigabyte GA-F2A85X-UP4 motherboard
120GB SSD (System)
640GB HDD (Apps and storage)
300GB Velociraptor HDD (pagefile, transcoding and slow loading apps)
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If you're concerned about playback of these rips on your (wired) xbox360, I suggest that you read THIS THREAD
on my forum about ripped file contents.
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For all the Blurays that I buy, I use MakeMKV to get the movie off of the disc. That leaves anywhere from a 20-30GB mkv file. I then use handbrake to re-encode them. Depending on the original size, I can get anywhere from a 2-5GB final file. Handbrake will encode to MKV or MP4.
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There is an app that will rip Blu-ray in WMC, according to what I read, drop in a Blu-ray/DVD, open app, put in your settings and it will rip the movie in the background. It's a older app, I was going to try to test it out this weekend if I have the time.
It needs some software to run n the background to make it all work but, it looks like this will do...
http://www.thegreenbutton.tv/forums/vie ... f=9&t=9135
Windows Media Center certified and WMC MVP 2010 - 2012