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Juggz
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 11:58 am Reply with quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2011 Posts: 1336 Location: Under A Lesbian Moon
I'm looking to rip my DVDs to hard disk, I need to clear some space in the sitting room and want to clear out all the DVD boxes. I tried a few which ripped to avi and mpeg but found some were better than others when it came to syncing audio and video. I'd rather keep the quality as close to dvd too. Has anyone got any recommendations of a good DVD ripper, I don't mind paying for the software if it's quality.
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Zero Squiggles
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Jan 2009 Posts: 1261 Location: Where Humans Dwell
Not sure if it they're the best but I use dvd decypter for the most part.

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/

And dvd shrink if the dvd is dual layered.

http://www.dvdshrink.org/much_en.php
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sirocco_jim
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:08 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Jul 2005 Posts: 2898 Location: Cork/Waterford
dvdshrink to make an exact backup, or dvdx to make an xvid copy
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Zero Squiggles
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:17 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Jan 2009 Posts: 1261 Location: Where Humans Dwell
Making an exact backup keeps it close to the quality of the dvd. I would think! Very Happy
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Juggz
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 12:32 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2011 Posts: 1336 Location: Under A Lesbian Moon
Cheers, I'll have a look at them later.
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Bane
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:12 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 06 Jun 2005 Posts: 12736 Location: Dublin
I haven't done it in a few years but when I wanted to divx my DVDs, I would first have to rip it to my computer using DVD Shrink and then use xvid to convert the rip/backup to divx. It was a slow process.
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DaveG
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:24 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 05 Jun 2005 Posts: 1263
Use DVD Decrypter then Handbrake to compress. If you're just going to play the files back on a PC and have a recent PC with either a dual. quad or whatever core processor you can compress to X264 in MKV instead of XviD in AVI - x264 is multithreaded so it'll compress 4x as fast on a quad core processor.

DVDShrink doesn't create exact backups of dual layered DVDs - the clue's in the name.
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Shando
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 1:47 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 27 Jun 2010 Posts: 667 Location: Belfast
I've always used DVD Shrink to rip DVDs to my computer. Its primary function is to compress DVDs from DVD9 to DVD5 but you can also make an uncompressed rip using it. If you're looking to save a bit of hard disk space you should convert the rip to x264 using Handbrake.
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mickO)))
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 5:54 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 18 Oct 2006 Posts: 2430
Shrink isn't a good program I always had problems with films skipping when I burned them back onto DVDs. DVD Fab Platinum is the best program to use.
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stabmasterarson
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 6:35 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Jun 2005 Posts: 1678 Location: Dublin
Use a dedicated DVD software ripper like I'm Too or Total Video Convertor. They can be found on torrents with serials. I have a few different programs I've used in the past.
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Juggz
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:19 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 01 Nov 2011 Posts: 1336 Location: Under A Lesbian Moon
Just tried DVDfab, looks just fine playing through VLC, it's picking up the Video_ts folders and happily playing away. Great stuff, thanks all.
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stabmasterarson
Posted: Tue May 01, 2012 8:24 pm Reply with quote
Joined: 08 Jun 2005 Posts: 1678 Location: Dublin
I convert all DVD's to AVI...makes them easier to play anywhere.
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