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Ripping DVDs (yeah yeah)

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Excuse the ignorance, I hardly use computers anymore and I just want to know what software to download so that I can rip a bunch of DVD's to save on my hdd.

 

Back in the day a friend was using dvd shrink... it seemed to mess up the chapters at times, never attempted it myself but I'm sure there's a standard now.

 

Thanks!

 

Xx

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DVD Shrink used to be the latest and greatest Freeware around, I never had any dramas at all with it hey. A mate at work uses DVD Decrypter

 

If you want to convert them into watchable files (.avi, .mp4 etc) you'll quite often need a second program. Handbrake and SUPER are 2 of my recommendations.

 

Don't know if anyone else has any better suggestions?

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I use a program called Xilisoft DVD ripper . It's alright.

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Thanks

 

The Xilisoft one looks ideal but I was hoping for a free one.

 

:P

 

Might hunt down dvd shrink then.

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If they're movie DVD's it's quite often quicker and easier to download the video file straight off a torrent site or something. Otherwise you've got time to rip, time to encode, time to review encode, time to adjust encode, time to re-encode... You get the idea :P

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Handbrake isn't really a DVD ripper, its a video converter. Any that it might do are very limited, it falls over when it comes to region encryption

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DVD shrink will rip the dvd into multiple VOB files which is fine if you want to burn it back onto a blank DVD using another program or store them for later. But if you want to watch the ripped DVD o your computer then you will have to watch it in parts as the files a re separate video files, if that makes any sense.

 

I use DVD Shrink to rip and X2X DVD Video burner to burn back onto a blank DVD.

 

VSO DivXToDVD is good for converting .avi or .mp4 files to DVD format.

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I'm just imagining kids these days, especially over the next few years... "dad, What's a DVD? "

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Here you go Spazo.

 

http://letitbit.net/...ch-Lz0.rar.html

 

Not hard to use. Rips and encodes to almost any format at the click of a button.

 

Thanks... although the file isn't found. D/led a torrent but the file is only about 9meg, seems a tad sketchy. Will unzip it next weekend when I'm back at a PC!

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Spaz,

 

If you own the DVDs why not download them as you are making a back up anyway. Ripping DVDs is a timeconsuming job. Downloading would be simpler and potentially smaller file size for equal or greater quality.

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I'm actually ripping my drumming DVD collection, all very hard to find online.

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I'm actually ripping my drumming DVD collection, all very hard to find online.

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