To the OP, I know everyone does it. Just remember format shift is only allowed in New Zealand for your own home videos and for music - movies aren't in the list.
gzt: Handbrake does everthing and free.
handbrake.fr: "HandBrake is not a ripper. It converts video, it does not rip it byte by byte. It does not crack the latest DVD copy protection schemes hatched by the studios."
Finch: Ive gone with the DVDFab - Handbrake combo. I ripped the movie, it was about 7.5gb, used handbrake and its down to 4.5gb. I was hoping for 1.5gb file . I made it into 1080p (I think) so that's why its so big I guess?
When you guys do it how big do your files come out?
urban: I use MakeMKV to backup all my fav dvd and blurays (with the latter, I use handbrake to resize after ripping).
tdgeek: Sorry to butt in, I have a video query that I hope some of you experts can advise.
I have some iPhone taken videos. They play on a non iOS device sideways, due to the stupid way Apple places I assume, non standard exif data on photos and videos. Fine now, just take movies and photos holding the iPhone landscape with camera to the top left.
Can any of you advise on software that can rotate the video? Preferably without transcoding although perhaps that cannot be avoided. Wish to retain the best quality possible.
freitasm: Handbrake, free. Not easy to master but after a few attempts you will know the best settings.