Buster D said:
I'd kinda like to have an 1080p version since that seems to be the only way for me to optimally watch version 2.5. My PC can't handle DTS-MA, and playing 2.5 on my Blu-ray player after remuxing the MKV into a Blu-ray structure only allows playback at 720p60 or 1080p60, not 1080p24, so I get pulldown judder.
I'd be fine with just an upscale of the 720p24 master, if Harmy can't do it perhaps someone else would be up for the task? I'd volunteer myself but I only have a low-end laptop at the moment.
If you can use the LAV filters and find the Arcsoft dtsdecoderdll.dll, a PC should be capable of decoding DTS-HD. Also, the latest ffdshow filters will decode the DTS-HD MA core.
Alternatively, many TVs support IVTC (converting 60i->24p) internally, so if you can output from your Bluray player as 1080i60, you may still be able to get 1080p24 on the screen.
Some of the cheap Bluray players will upscale 720p24 to 1080p24.
If you have an HD audio capable AVR, you should be able to bitstream DTS-HD MA from your PC.
There are many ways to skin a cat.
+1 to splitting a large mkv file into smaller pieces for FAT32: you can split at main chapter points where there are logical break points or fades to black. I'm familiar with having to change laserdisc sides, so it's a no-brainer for me.