How do I choose the correct bitrate in CloneBD?

Discussion in 'CloneBD' started by Roger Jacobsen, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Roger Jacobsen

    Roger Jacobsen Active Member

    Hi! I just bought CloneBD and I'm wondering on how to choose the correct bitrate when transcoding a Blu-Ray. My priority is to NOT lose any quality going from the BD to the mkv. I tried making a copy using the lossless option and see that I'm not saving a lot of space using this option(approx. 4Gb on the entire disc). Now, I've read that the H.265/HEVC is a more effecient codec and that it makes the files smaller. I tried using this codec on max quality(slider to the right) and surprisingly I get a bigger file than the lossless one... Why does this happen? I just want to make a copy that is perfect compared to the original and still take less space. Any toughts on this?

    Roger J.
  2. Ch3vr0n

    Ch3vr0n Translator NL

    ZERO quality loss, simple. Use the "lossless" setting. All done :) And off course you're not saving space. Lossless means INTACT everything. Audio & video. The only way to save space is to eg: strip audio tracks, resize resolution, recoding,...

    Perfect is relative. My backups are PERFECT too, for my taste. 100% visual quality half the size (BD50 > BD25), due to removing ALL unwanted audio (all tracks except english/dutch), by the time all the "useless" audio tracks are removed, CloneBD barely has to recode the video itself, and even then it's pretty perfect due to the power of x264