This section will explain how to decrypt 3D Blu-ray files and get them ready to use with video editing software. Unfortunately the tools needed to handle these sources are Windows only so you will need to either use Windows or install AMVpack through some form of WINE in Linux or macOS (ex. PlayOnLinux or PlayOnMac).
IMPORTANT: Make sure the full path of the directory that you work out of does not contain any unicode characters as it will cause errors when using AviSynth!
Need the software mentioned in this guide? Visit the Setup Guide for more information.
1. Insert disc and Open MakeMKV.
(NOTE: Windows users should make sure to “Run as administrator” or it may not be able to access the disc drive!)
2. When the disc scanning is complete, click on the large disc drive icon with the Blu-ray logo.
3. After the disc is processed, the window will be divided into three sections. In the top-left section, right click on any Title and click on “Unselect all”.
4. Under the listed descriptions, find the first title that has the largest file size and click the checkbox on the left.
5. Next, click on the triangle next to the checkbox to expand the list. Then click the check box with the description “Mpeg4-MVC-3D”.
6. Uncheck all of the other checkboxes.
7. In the top-left section, make sure the Output folder is set to the directory you want to save the file to. Then click the image of the hard drive with a green arrow pointing to it, under the text “Make MKV”.
8. Once the copy is complete, click OK in the popup box and close MakeMKV.
9. Open AvsPmod then go to File > New tab and then go to File > Save script as…
10. Browse to the directory where the movie_t##.mkv (the file you just created) was saved to then save the script as info.avs to the same folder.
11. In AvsPmod use the following example:
(NOTE: When using “LWLibavVideoSource()” VirtualDub may appear to lock up and not respond for a short period of time upon opening the AVS file, this is normal, DO NOT force close the application as the script is creating an index file for itself. This will ONLY happen the first time a particular video is opened!)
12. Click on the triangle pointing up to the left and examine the yellow text on the video.
13. At the bottom right you will see “Frame” followed by “0 /” and then another number. Write down the second number, this is full frame count and you will need it later in this process.
14. Next, look for “Frames per second” and record that number as well.
(NOTE: This number should be either 23.976 or 29.970.)
15. Go to File, then Close tab.
16. Close AvsPmod and delete the script you created, “Info.avs”.
17. Open tsMuxeR GUI and on the Input tab, click “Add,” then browse to the directory you saved the MKV file to and open it.
18. At the bottom under Output, select “Demux.”
19. Next choose the output folder you wish to save the files to. Click “Start Demuxing.”
20. Once the demuxing is complete, click OK and close tsMuxeR.
21. Open AvsPmod then go to File > New tab and then go to File > Save script as…
22. Browse to the directory where the files were demuxed to then save the script as Video.avs to that folder.
23. In AvsPmod use the following example:
FRIMSource("mvc", "movie_t##.track_1_2.264", "movie_t##.track_1.mvc", layout="sbs", num_frames = *calculated frame count* )
(NOTE: This will export both video streams simultaneously side by side as one video.)
24. After the script is finished go to File > Save script, then close AvsPmod.
25. Open VirtualDub, then go to File > Open.
26. Set “Files of type:” to “AVIFile Input Driver”
27. Browse to the directory where video.avs is located and open it.
28. Go to Video then select “Fast recompress”
29. Go to Video > Compression…
30. In the “Select video compression” box, select “UtVideo YUV420 BT.709 (HLY0) VCM” and click the OK button.
31. Go to File > Save as AVI…
32. Browse to the directory where you wish to save your output and save the video as video.avi
Result: You will have video.avi which will be usable with any editing software.