I have a large DVD collection which I wish to convert to MKV with h264 and audio passthrough (unless there's something much better that the untranscoded AC3 or DTS) with subtitles.
So far I have found MakeMKV which very handily rips DVDs, including multi-episode DVDs, to a set of MKVs in a folder, containing the original MPEG2 and AC3/DTS streams with subtitles.
It's missing all the optional audio and chapter information though.
What I'm looking for is a tool to transcode those MKVs to MKVs, but re-compressing the video to h264 at an equivalent quality.
Also I would like it to automatically chop black bars off if detected.
So, ultimately I'm looking for a method to:
- Rip the titles off a DVD, ignoring short titles
- Include all the audio and subtitle tracks
- Automatically detect and crop black bars
- Re-compress MPEG video to h264
- Store it all in an MKV container
- Set default audio and subtitle tracks
- Subsequently fill in the meta-data, Title, etc.
Does anything like that exists?