I'm trying to see if there is a way to determine if a movie file was ripped from a DVD/Blu-ray. Currently the only way I can check is looking at the ffprobe output and checking the tags property:

  1. "_STATISTICS_WRITING_APP-eng: MakeMKV v1.14.5 win(x64-release)"

This tells me it was created by the MakeMKV application. If I have the video properties is there a way to check that it's a straight copy of a DVD/Blu-ray?


  1. Bitrate: (7,209 kb/s)
  2. Resolution: (480p)
  3. Bit Depth: (8)
  4. Frame Rate: (23.976)
  5. Color space: (YUV)
  6. Chroma Sampling: (4:2:0)
  7. File size: (4.35 GiB)
  • Yes you can google the encoding settings for a bluray and compare it to your file. Looking at your example, this is definitely a rip, since blurays are never (afaik) encoded in 480p (yuck!) Mar 3, 2020 at 13:41


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