Ok, some really general questions here. The last time I ripped DVDs was years ago with DVDshrink, that's how out of it I've been.
I want to rip Blu-ray/DVD movies and TV shows. Quality is paramount. As such, I'm looking for only lossless solutions here, no compression. I currently have a speaker system with a built-in DTS and Dolby Digital decoder. I will upgrade at some point to the newer HD audio formats, so I need to preserve both options (for now, and later). I'm not above stripping out some things to save room however, such as foreign language subtitles / audio. I do like watching the extras sometimes though.
Given the above, I thought:
1) My best option for Blu-ray / DVD rips was as ISO. I believe with VirtualCloneDrive that it will automount the ISO file in SageTV when you select the movie...unless I'm wrong? That would allow me to then choose my audio source each time for, as I said, now and then later after I upgrade a receiver. Do you have any recommendations regarding this for software / methods, and is there an easy way to then remove some of the extras I don't want to keep (such as for sure the foreign language bits) to save space?
2) For TV shows, it gets complicated. I'm wanting to have them listed in SageTV by show, season, and episode. I like seeing them better that way, plus, it allows you to actually track which ones you've watched and which you have not. Since usually the blu-ray or DVD has multiple shows per disc, I need to rip them individually. Is my best option, keeping in mind my quality and audio requirements, to do this using makemkv? And if so, how would I select an audio stream then (say DTS or Dolby Digital now, but DTS-HD or DD+ later)?
Any pointers / examples you can give would be great.