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Topic # 198272 2-Jul-2016 19:36
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Time has come to pack up our DVD collection as it's taking up quite a bit of real estate in the house.

 

So we still have access to to the movies I want to copy the DVD's to our NAS.

 

Can anyone recommend a suitable piece of software that is easy to use (the key here is that the WAF must be high as she will be the one loading the copying of the DVD's)

 

plan is a file format that is supported by both Tivo and plex and hopefully not too hungry on the space, I fully expect that we will be investing in another HDD for the NAS.

 

We have a wide variety of region DVD's, so what the software has to handle the different regions.

 

 


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  Reply # 1584848 2-Jul-2016 20:41
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Save yourself a HUGE amount of time and effort and just download all the movies you own.

 

 





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  Reply # 1584866 2-Jul-2016 21:15
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If it's your wife you should probably just buy a piece of software that's user friendly. There is free software but WAF is low.





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  Reply # 1584885 2-Jul-2016 21:56
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Handbrake will do that, and it's free.  Output to MP4, or whatever format you like, and quality is excellent.

 

Handbrake is primarily used by professional video editors to downsize the huge MP4 files typically rendered out from apps like Premiere Pro, and will downsize by 30% or more with no apparent loss of quality.

 

https://handbrake.fr/

 

It was actually completely by chance that I discovered it could rip a DVD, after using it as format converter for years.

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1584949 3-Jul-2016 06:56
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TLD:

Handbrake will do that, and it's free.  Output to MP4, or whatever format you like, and quality is excellent.


Handbrake is primarily used by professional video editors to downsize the huge MP4 files typically rendered out from apps like Premiere Pro, and will downsize by 30% or more with no apparent loss of quality.


https://handbrake.fr/


It was actually completely by chance that I discovered it could rip a DVD, after using it as format converter for years.


 


 



I used handbrake to put the entire M.A.S.H DVD box set on hdd, worked a treat, this was some years ago mind you.

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A mans entire DVD collection is now on a mans hard drive that is served through out a mans house by Plex.

 

A man used Handbrake while VLC was also installed.

 

A man is happy.


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  Reply # 1584988 3-Jul-2016 09:55
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I used Handbrake running on Ubuntu as it was region code agnostic.

 

Also needed vlc on play the film on occassion when the inital scan of handbrake listed 99 tracks of the same size. Play the movie and then see which "track" is actually playing, then go back into Handbrake and rip that track.

 

Check that you can still use handbrake under windows though as I thought they had removed the ability of rip protected dvds (I could be wrong)

 

"Handbrake can process most common multimedia files and any DVD or BluRay sources that do not contain any kind of copy protection."

 

You could I imagine create a live install of ubuntu on a USB stick, install handbrake, vlc and dss decode thingy (google this). Then boot to the usb drive open handbrake and start ripping to one of the windows drives.

 

 

 

Alternatively I imagine you can just buy the windows software that does all of this. ie windows dvd ripper etc.

 

 

 

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