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Topic # 15186 8-Aug-2007 16:53
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As I get closer to getting my home network sorted and will soon have the ability to stream media content around the house, I am wondering what software people are using to rip DVD's to their HDD's. I have read many good reviews of Slysoft's AnyDVD + Clone DVD, but would be interested in hearing what others are using.

Slysoft currently have a promotion on until 12th August that gives a 20% discount, so AnyDVD HD + Clone DVD can be had for about USD$75. This combination will allow for the copying of DVD's including HD & Blu-Ray, and the removal of any copy protection.

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  Reply # 81600 8-Aug-2007 17:33
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Are you intending to just rip them to your HDD intact or do you want to compress them to an MPEG4 format first?

If you dont want to compress them then you can use freeware like  "DVD Decrypter" or "DVDFab HD Decrypter"

Check this site for tools/help/etc: http://www.videohelp.com/tools/sections/decrypters-dvd-rippers




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  Reply # 81609 8-Aug-2007 18:24
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Thanks Regs.
I assume that to compress them there is a loss of quality? I guess I have a lot more research to do.... I want the best quality possible, and I guess with the cost of HDD's coming down, compression becomes less of an issue. What's you opinion on whether to compress or not?

 
 
 
 


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  Reply # 81620 8-Aug-2007 20:21
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Yes, there is always loss of quality with video compression. A DVD usually will have about 8GB worth of material, so it make sense to compress video in to a smaller file. Also remember that a DVD come with lot of extra material like menus, subtitles, trailers, audio tracks etc, which can be omitted when compressing the movie.

I am using DVD Decrypter for ripping to hard drive and AutoGK for compression, both are free tools.






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  Reply # 81669 9-Aug-2007 06:05
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Another free alternative is DVD Shrink

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  Reply # 81673 9-Aug-2007 07:20
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Check out dvd.box.sk, heaps of tutorials and software.

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  Reply # 81693 9-Aug-2007 09:47
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I use dvd decrypter then virtualdub-mpeg2 to compress it into divx/xvid
remember this is illegal so giving your credit card number to a criminal is not the best idea.
(IE don't pay for DVD rippers)

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  Reply # 81729 9-Aug-2007 13:52
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To mitigate the risk of my kids scratching DVD's what I have experimented with is to backup the DVD using DVD Shrink and using the option to create just one vob file, rather than a bunch of 1G files. I then rename the file to a mpg filetype.

This file then plays fine using gbpvr over my 802.11G network. I use no compression since I have sufficient disk space on the server to handle the small number of titles the kids want to watch at any time. It doesn't take long to do the backup since there is no compression involved.

Interesting the renamed vob files also play fine on my Pinnacle Showcenter 1000 with DD sound (the SS can output DD over optical)

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  Reply # 81736 9-Aug-2007 14:47
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I use TMPEGEnc http://www.tmpgenc.net/en/download.html (free)
to convert VOB files to true MPG - you can remove unwanted audio streams too.

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  Reply # 82033 11-Aug-2007 18:42
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I use dvd decryptor to copy onto pc then dvd shrink to compress. If im putting movie onto HDD then I compress movie only and as far have not had any issues with picture quality. I watch movies using my chipped xbox and HDD in computer room on network all works well.

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  Reply # 82049 11-Aug-2007 22:04
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I do the same, but I would love to find a way that will let me keep the movie and scene selection menus, but delete all the annoying warnings at the start so that it goes straight to the scene menu ready to play the movie.

At the moment I just copy it all and replace the other stuff with a still image, but its not ideal

Oh, and I delete all the 2 channel audios, only keeping one AC3 or DTS whichever it has.  




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  Reply # 82059 12-Aug-2007 06:31
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richms: I do the same, but I would love to find a way that will let me keep the movie and scene selection menus, but delete all the annoying warnings at the start so that it goes straight to the scene menu ready to play the movie.

At the moment I just copy it all and replace the other stuff with a still image, but its not ideal

Oh, and I delete all the 2 channel audios, only keeping one AC3 or DTS whichever it has.  


Dvdshrink allows you to 'reauthor' and it will even isolate the main movie. You can then remove unwanted audio streams which leaves you with just the main movie. Dvddecryptor can as well but to me is a lot more complicated than with shrink.




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  Reply # 82096 12-Aug-2007 16:04
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I cant find a way to make dvdshrink totally delete things. I can re-author it but the menus do not work.

It is what I use at the moment to delete the ac3 and 2 channels from dvds when I rip them to hdd. I don't find its re-encodeing capabilities to be very good, but apparently if I tick the options that say they take ages, then it will improve it somewhat.




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  Reply # 82126 12-Aug-2007 19:59
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From distant memory to edit and remove items on a DVD it's not as easy as using DVDShrink etc. - you have to get into ifoedit and other esoteric tools

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http://forum.doom9.org/forumdisplay.php?s=1abc4820aca5f478c9eca7b473fb1939&f=50






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