I have a Samsung Smart TV and many movies on an external USB hard drive. Some movies displayed with subtitles and some don’t. This is the way to make sure all subtitles will be display: The name of the subtitle.srt must be exactly the same as the title of the MP4 file, even the capital […]
When we have a MKV file, if HandBrake stops in the middle or early while encoding from MKV to MP4, chances are the MKV file is corrupted or has a bad frame that causes HandBrake to stop. To fix this, we need to fix the MKV file and the current best software for this is […]
Yesterday, I bought a blu-ray DVD movie from Fry’s for $8. It was an old ghost movie, I need to encode it to MKV and MP4 for my Media Portal 1.2.3 and Thrive to play. I actually don’t have a blu-ray player. Things have changed for the better since the last time I wrote an […]
To make sure all Tablets and iPads can play our MP4 successfully, we use Handbrake 9.8 to convert our MKV to MP4. The quality comes out great, the size is 1280×720 @ 1.3GB for 90 minutes movie.
Normally, if we want to play MKV movies, we have to use VLC or others players besides Windows Media Player, now, we can install some codecs and we can use WMP (Windows Media Player) to play all movie containers. We need to download Media Player Codec Pack from CNET Matroska-Pack-lite from mkvcodec (since the one […]
If we have a MKV file with many unwanted audio or subtitle files, we can use MKVmerge to remove or add them. Just follow the instructions to install the program and when done, it’s very easy to use. Load the mkv file that needs to be edited. There should be all the videos, audio, subtitles […]
After a few months of trials and errors, I came up with a simple way of shrinking Blu-ray/HD dvds to DVD9/5 which can play in Blu-Ray players for faster loading and playing (compared to the original discs); and MKV files for PC and HD DVDs to play with regular PC DVD players. To get a […]