Found 8th Jan 2011
I've got a xbox360 hd-dvd drive and a load of hddvd's that i want to put onto my pc so i can run them through xbmc, is it possible to rip them using the hddvd drive and if so what software do i need?

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AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I think. If you're thinking of converting to x264 though, you're probably quicker off just downloading. My Core2Duo 2.5GHz can't even hit realtime when it's converting DVD content, so even a meaty i7 against HD is going to struggle compared to just torrenting it.

You can connect the hddvd player up to a pc, search google. I did this a couple of years ago for playback. For ripping you will need to ensure the software has hddvd support, so you will be looking at older versions of ripping software.

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dxx

AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I … AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I think. If you're thinking of converting to x264 though, you're probably quicker off just downloading. My Core2Duo 2.5GHz can't even hit realtime when it's converting DVD content, so even a meaty i7 against HD is going to struggle compared to just torrenting it.



I've got a 3.4ghz quad core so i can give it a try, anydvd is the one i found, was asking to see if there are any different ones others have used, i could download them but i have over 20 hddvd's and so i thought i'd try and rip them

Deano467

You can connect the hddvd player up to a pc, search google. I did this a … You can connect the hddvd player up to a pc, search google. I did this a couple of years ago for playback. For ripping you will need to ensure the software has hddvd support, so you will be looking at older versions of ripping software.



yeah thanks, i know i can connect it, just wanted to know what software to use

Original Poster

anydvd takes forever to do one disc..anything thats quicker?

Banned

Could try another eac3togui in conjunction with AnyDVD to convert to MKV with no loss.

dxx

AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I … AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I think. If you're thinking of converting to x264 though, you're probably quicker off just downloading. My Core2Duo 2.5GHz can't even hit realtime when it's converting DVD content, so even a meaty i7 against HD is going to struggle compared to just torrenting it.



The exact combination i use.
Rip the video from the disc and encode to H.264 with handbreak.

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but you can use anydvd to rip it, what other software do you recommend to rip hddvd?



so that software will rip it quicker than anydvd?
dcx_badass

You don't use anydvd to rip it, you leave it running in the background so … You don't use anydvd to rip it, you leave it running in the background so it removes the encryption on the fly and then use other software to rip it which see's it as an unprotected disk, as for the software, I've not bothered doing it yet myself (although will at some point).

master_chief

Could try another eac3togui in conjunction with AnyDVD to convert to MKV … Could try another eac3togui in conjunction with AnyDVD to convert to MKV with no loss.

dxx

AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I … AnyDVD, possibly in addition to Handbrake is the setup to go for, I think. If you're thinking of converting to x264 though, you're probably quicker off just downloading. My Core2Duo 2.5GHz can't even hit realtime when it's converting DVD content, so even a meaty i7 against HD is going to struggle compared to just torrenting it.



so you use any dvd to rip it? does it usually take hours? i can then convert the files using handbrake, is that straight forward to do?

souljacker

so you use any dvd to rip it? does it usually take hours? i can then … so you use any dvd to rip it? does it usually take hours? i can then convert the files using handbrake, is that straight forward to do?



Nope, Waht i usually end up doing is batch encoding.

I just rip the video off the disc, not the whole disc, then set it up in handbrake as a batch encode, 2/3 DVDs at a time and run it over night then delete the original ripped file.

Process was taking between 2-4 hours per encode and 5-10 mins to rip the video from the dvd.

running a 1.83ghz C2d with 4gb of ram.

Original Poster

Ah right I must be ripping the whole disc or something it's taking hours!

I've got a amd x4 965 black edition and 8 gb ram

What do I have to do in anydvd just to rip the film?

it should have a shortcut in the start menu that installs with it that is like rip (video only)
i cant check exactly as i havent got it installed atm as ive just done a rebuild.

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Can't find that option, the one film I have tried I ended up with a folder of around 20gb tried converting it through handbrake and it just converted what looks lime the titles to an mkv, tried selecting the largest evo file, which I presume is the main film, and it wouldn't convert it
Edited by: "souljacker" 9th Jan 2011

Oh yea, damn, i think the newer versions of anyDvd dont add the additional shortcust, it is there though!

Try a right click on the system tray there should be an option. i think its called ripper.

once that is ripped you should just be able to select folder in handbreak and then it will automatically select the film (usually) change your settings to your desired output and you are away
Edited by: "Jetpac" 9th Jan 2011
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