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    ripping dvds

    i want to rip all my dvds to hdd.

    does any one know any good bits of software that is free that will convert dvd to mpeg.

    i've tried a few tonight that i've found. any they been crap.

    Is mpeg the best format to use, or should i use avi?

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Using something like Divx will save you alot of space without too noticable loss in quality.

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisH
    Using something like Divx will save you alot of space without too noticable loss in quality.
    thats great as long as media portal software can playback divx.

    i'll look into that.

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Would only really consider xvid/divx

    I rip the DVD's with DVD Decrypter and then convert to xvid with Auto Gordian Knot

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    Would only really consider xvid/divx

    I rip the DVD's with DVD Decrypter and then convert to xvid with Auto Gordian Knot
    i've got all the dvd files using dvd decrypter.
    I've now had a go with auto gk.

    out put, it wont let me select divx. only avi is selected and greyed out.
    i'm using divx codec. is this right???

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    Re: ripping dvds

    This probably isn't the place for this sort of stuff...

    A more appropriate forum is doom9.net - I'm sure you'll find your answers there

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    Re: ripping dvds

    I've used DVDx in the past, converts DVDs to MPEG/AVI all in one go.

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    Re: ripping dvds

    I use Clad DVD and AVI.Net. Both are free and do excellent jobs. You can choose Bit rate settings, audio etc before converting the DVD.
    I do this to all DVDs before placing them on our media server.
    I don't think Clad DVD is used much anymore though. Check out

    http://www.clonead.co.uk/

    For more details.

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    Re: ripping dvds

    www.videohelp.com and www.doom9.org are the 2 best sites, they give you tutorials on just about anything video related, with free utils / tools etc.

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    Re: ripping dvds

    It is worth pointing out that AVI is not a specific file format, it is just a wrapper. Making a file an AVI tells the system that the file is a video file. An AVI could use any codec whether it be divx, MPEG2, H264, xvid, indeo, quicktime or whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goodhead
    out put, it wont let me select divx. only avi is selected and greyed out.
    i'm using divx codec. is this right???
    It sounds to me that you don't have a divx encoder installed. One is available with the K-lite mega codec, try installing that

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Quote Originally Posted by Norphy
    It is worth pointing out that AVI is not a specific file format, it is just a wrapper. Making a file an AVI tells the system that the file is a video file. An AVI could use any codec whether it be divx, MPEG2, H264, xvid, indeo, quicktime or whatever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goodhead
    out put, it wont let me select divx. only avi is selected and greyed out.
    i'm using divx codec. is this right???
    It sounds to me that you don't have a divx encoder installed. One is available with the K-lite mega codec, try installing that
    Just to add to that , you got it half right but you are guessing when you say it sounds like ....

    Just get gspot :

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/download.html

    quick start guide :

    http://www.headbands.com/gspot/v26x/quick_start.html

    That will help you identifiy if it is a movie file , if its the correct size, what its encoded using etc and from there you can establish what codecs you require and get them and install them

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    Re: ripping dvds

    i've installed a divx codec and it now gives me the option.
    I got it all working yestoday.
    I used the one that starts with x

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    Re: ripping dvds

    Quote Originally Posted by sidewinder
    Would only really consider xvid/divx

    I rip the DVD's with DVD Decrypter and then convert to xvid with Auto Gordian Knot
    Just tried AutoGK - what a lovely set of software! (bin struggling with some DVD files and this did the trick (Students new DVD Cam )

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    Why don't you convert the movies to iso images(DVD decrypter or simelar), install Daemon tools and just mount the images to play them.

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    The .vob files on the dvd are MPEG2. If you copy them to the HDD and rename them from .vob to .mpg they should run.

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