If you have a set top box or compatible disc player and would like to compress your BluRay backups, BD Rebuilder Beta may be the way to go:http://forum.doom9.o...wthread.php?t=143716
From what I've tried so far, it seems faster and less crash prone than Handbrake. The main fly in the ointment at this point, as usual, is subtitles. If your set top box doesn't support PGS subs and you cannot get a good conversion to .srt subs, there's no way at the moment to "burn in" idx/sub subtitles as you can with programs like Quick AVI Creator. But it's on the to do list.
This program has the fastest x264 encoding I've seen with multi Mb bitrates.
At first I tried to output an .mkv file, but since my set top box actually likes .m2ts files better anyway, and the custom output size seemed easier to adjust, I started using Movie Only mode with the disc structure output instead. Once complete I just rename the .m2ts file that's in the streams folder to the name of the movie and copy to my USB drive.
I'm getting good looking output in less than the play time of the film on my quad core.
It's definitely more convenient than using HC Enc 2 pass to convert .mkv to .m2v to procude a DVD. That has the advantage it's playable on a standard DVD player and SD TV. Still may be worth doing in some cases. But to fit more files on your USB drive looks like BD Rebuilder kicks ass!
I don't know what will be charged if it ever comes out of beta. Or maybe it will be left as a voluntary donation thing. But I see no registration mechanism on it currently.