Originally Posted by Relic
Why does it have to pirated, I always convert all of my DVD and BlueRay discs to DIVX and or MKV.
Two of the four worst formats in the world right now? Why?
And because people will be curious how I rank them, it's WMV, DivX, AVI, and then MKV, in descending order of suck.
Well I also do it to the stuff that we rent so I guess that's completely and utterly illegal, beyond reproach, and without explanation.
I hate, hate converting media files to my iPad
HandBrake updates once a year (lazy bums, not updating this awesome free software they're taking time out of their own lives to write), and as of the last update, I don't like converting as much as I once did, either.
But I take solace in the fact that HEVC will be finalized next January. Once HandBrake supports HEVC, I'll do one final conversion of my entire library, cutting its size in half, and then, barring an absolute miracle in compression algorithms, I don't see any more conversions being done.
I'm saying that once you get to a modern, usable format, you can stick with it indefinitely. MP4 is really the only modern format.