One more quick question Audioboxer
I've been digging through this thread and you've mentioned you prefer the VOB file format when using mkv2vob, but the guide shows the file to convert to as MPEG. Is there much of a difference between the two and would you suggest using VOB over MPEG when picking the output format?
Also is there any/much of a size difference between the two output formats?
The ability to change the container (VOB/MPG/AVI/MP4) in MKV2VOB only came in version 2.10.
From now on according to 3r1c (creator), output to .MPG.
It's just a container, makes no quality difference to your audio/video inside - All 3r1c has said is the .MPG container may offer more playback compatibility.
Now in my tests, the ONLY difference I've seen is .MPG, plays better on a PC, than .VOB does. VOB played on the PC, but WMP11 didn't like it.
Which works good for me, as what I've now done, is convert my MKVs in MKV2VOB, and actually deleted the MKVs themselves. Previously i'd convert the MKV to VOB, stream the VOB in TVersity to watch on PS3, then afterwards, delete the VOB keeping the MKV on the PC.
I only done that due to the sketchy playback of VOB on the PC. Now that MPG plays fine, I have no reason to keep my MKV files, and I can now watch any movie on my PS3, without converting MKV to VOB whenever I want to watch it.
Just remember you're NOT actually converting anything by typical standards. You're remuxing. Which means no matter what output you use, VOB/MPG/MP4 the video and audio quality remains the same, only the container changes.
That is unless you have to transcode, and only a very small % of 720p stuff has to transcode - The majority of 1080p stuff has to though.