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I am wanting to convert my DVD collection to hard drive for playback through my 360 (using TVersity, so xbox compatible format isnt an issue.) I have a few questions: What is the best format to … Read More
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
I am wanting to convert my DVD collection to hard drive for playback through my 360 (using TVersity, so xbox compatible format isnt an issue.)

I have a few questions:

What is the best format to rip into for playback on a 32" LCD TV (Panasonic LX80) i've heard rumblings of MKV and .h246 (or something like that).

What programs do i use (im just looking to rip the films. no menus etc)?

Also how do you rip series' from dvds into individual episodes?

What settings would be optimal? (For quality on my tv and size, i want to keep it to 1gb -1.5gb per film if poss)


I have a few downloaded films that are around 700mb in .avi, but the quality back on the TV is a bit blocky so i would quite like to do better than this with my own colection.
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8y, 3w agoPosted 8 years, 3 weeks ago
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first thing you need is "anydvd"

then you can use TMPGEnc xpress 4.0 to rip the DVD... if it is a series then it will show you all the episodes you want to rip in lots and lots of formats with crystal clear results


http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html
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bykergrove
first thing you need is "anydvd"

then you can use TMPGEnc xpress 4.0 to rip the DVD... if it is a series then it will show you all the episodes you want to rip in lots and lots of formats with crystal clear results


http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html
http://tmpgenc.pegasys-inc.com/en/product/te4xp.html



What settings do i use and what format?
have some rep
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Jetpac
What settings do i use and what format?
have some rep


I dont know about settings mate...I encode to 700mb as i have a 22" screen

best asking in here http://avforum.com/

the progs above are probs some of the best out there!
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bykergrove
I dont know about settings mate...I encode to 700mb as i have a 22" screen

best asking in here http://avforum.com/

The progs above are probs some of the best out there!


Ta very much, i am already asking over there but so far they aren't being too helpful.
but now i know what programs to use they might be a bit more helpful!

anyone else have any ideas on settings i should be using?
#5
dvd shrink is pretty good although it doesnt rip all films.
#6
bykergrove

best asking in here http://avforum.com/


Ive just had my thread closed over at AV forums. Apparently they don't allow that kind of thing over there!?
So anyone here got any ideas?
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Jetpac
Ive just had my thread closed over at AV forums. Apparently they don't allow that kind of thing over there!?
So anyone here got any ideas?


strange as you wouldn't be asking unless you had bought the dvd's anyway...

soz, know a bit about video encoding but not much about 360 do you know if it has any hardware video acceleration for movies not games..
you need to balance out hdd space..best mpg2 quality/hdd space is usually around 700mb, tiny bit less qulity than standard dvd toy with settings and experiment but write down what you change..
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why bother with tversity? just use the standard xbox 360 dash player.. can play from a storage device or from media storage device on the same network (can be setup on a pc running vista or win7 i believe). plays most divx these days, hi def .wmvs which are widely available now.. if you're going to rip your dvd collection try reading some of the guides over at doom9.org
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baconsandwich
why bother with tversity? just use the standard xbox 360 dash player.. can play from a storage device or from media storage device on the same network (can be setup on a pc running vista or win7 i believe). plays most divx these days, hi def .wmvs which are widely available now.. if you're going to rip your dvd collection try reading some of the guides over at doom9.org


I have a fair few films that it the 360 doesn't support. so TVersity works great!
thanks for the link i will take a look!

maddogb
strange as you wouldn't be asking unless you had bought the dvd's anyway...

soz, know a bit about video encoding but not much about 360 do you know if it has any hardware video acceleration for movies not games..
you need to balance out hdd space..best mpg2 quality/hdd space is usually around 700mb, tiny bit less qulity than standard dvd toy with settings and experiment but write down what you change..


It doesn't matter about the 360, as i use TVersity as a MCE it enables the 360 to handle more formats.
I may be looking into getting a Popcorn Hour or something similar so I'm just looking to get the Best quality viewing on my 32" tv.

I have a few downloaded Avis at 700mb and they can appear a bit blocky. So i don't mind bumping the file size up to 1 - 1.5gb and switching format to a better compression.. what would you advise?

i really have no idea about this sort of thing or settings/what to change etc!

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