I rip my DVD to iso with DVDFab and remove all crap before ripping. Only keeping the main movie, one or two audio tracks and subtitles.
I store the files on a network share and stream to Boxee or VLC over WiFi with no issues except that VLC stutter some times. Boxee runs fine.
Now I had read that mkv is better for streaming. I have converted one iso to mkv with makemkv and found some differences.
The file size is about 100 mb smaller. When I play the iso in Boxee the audio has two tracks, English 1/2. When I play the mkv it shows English DTS and English Dolby digital. Everything else is the same.
Edit: One more thing. Hitting Info in Boxee showing 5.1 in iso while mkv reports 6 channel.
Now to my questions.
Is mkv better for streaming?
Do I lose any quality if I convert to mkv?