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# 36195 21-Jun-2009 21:51
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Whats the best way to rip your dvds into the movies library in media center on w7?

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  # 227217 21-Jun-2009 22:33
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is that legal tho'?




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  # 227219 21-Jun-2009 22:37
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Whats the point of the function if it isn't?

 
 
 
 


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  # 227250 22-Jun-2009 08:28
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hasole: Whats the point of the function if it isn't?


It's for ripping you own home movies or DVDs that aren't copy protected Money mouth

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  # 227261 22-Jun-2009 09:04
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Correct. The New Zealand Copyright law allwos for format shiftting audio CDs, but not DVDs. As CYaBro says this is for your own movies and non-copyright protected DVDs.







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  # 227266 22-Jun-2009 09:12
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So.... is the best way to iso the disc or just rip the raw files (like a file copy) to a folder?

Actually wonder if w7 will even read iso files

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  # 227275 22-Jun-2009 09:42
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7MC movie library recognizes the directory structure of a DVD - so the correct way is to have the raw files in a "Movie Name > VIDEO_TS > *.VOB" structure.



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  # 227277 22-Jun-2009 09:48
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Thanks, what I was after. Time for a 1TB drive i Ithink



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  # 227767 23-Jun-2009 19:12
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What is the most common/best format to covert dvds to? h.264 mp4?

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  # 228145 25-Jun-2009 04:02
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You'll also need to put a dvdid.xml file in the same dir that contains the video_ts dir so media center can go out and get the cover art etc. THe dvdid will have the contents like


70464E8C|56B47572


to get the id, you can look it up from dvdxml.com





A quick search found this link http://paraesthesia.com/archive/2008/09/12/how-to-set-up-a-dvd-library-in-windows-media.aspx that might be a good read. It has a sample dvdid.xml file in it.



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  # 228169 25-Jun-2009 08:59
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That is an awesome how-to. Thanks mate. Going to buy a few tb drives today.

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  # 228172 25-Jun-2009 09:07
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In W7 the dvdid.xml file can just be called dvdid.xml (doesnt need anything in front in the filename).
Also the dvdid xml doesnt need the Name element in the file (just the ID element)




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  # 228205 25-Jun-2009 11:03
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While slightly OT, I would advise against using the inbuilt library and use mediabrowser as it is 23562362356 x betterer. Probably the best HTPC app I've seen yet




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  # 228207 25-Jun-2009 11:07
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Is that a plugin for MC?

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  # 228210 25-Jun-2009 11:13
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Tis indeed

http://www.mediabrowser.tv/

I'll start another thread on it, dont want to jack this one





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