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    software to rip DVD's to AVI (genuine reason, not piracy!)

    My parents will be heading off to Canada at the end of the month for a 3 month tour in a RV and Dad has a collection of (as yet unwatched) DVD's which he'd like to take with them, ripped to a portable HDD.

    I've been trying to figure out the best way of doing this and have been playing about with winavi with mixed results. In general the avi's (divx encoded) are coming out at 1.5gb with subtitles hard-coded in to them! I'm obviously doing something wrong...

    Does anyone know a good, simple, preferably free program I can set Dad up with and let him get on with ripping his collection?

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    I'm sure if you own the dvd, there is nothing illegal in downloading an avi copy for backup..... might be easier to just do that.

    i think 1.5 is a decent size, should be a good copy. not sure why you're getting hard coded subs though. Maybe try another program, sure peeps here will have some good suggestions.

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    ChipSticks;3969857

    I'm sure if you own the dvd, there is nothing illegal in downloading an … I'm sure if you own the dvd, there is nothing illegal in downloading an avi copy for backup..... might be easier to just do that.i think 1.5 is a decent size, should be a good copy. not sure why you're getting hard coded subs though. Maybe try another program, sure peeps here will have some good suggestions.



    You're right about downloading them, but I very much doubt some of them will be on the torrent networks and if they are, will be very slow! We've been able to rip a movie in about 45mins, so its actually quicker... we just need to work out how to get it to ~700mb like the majority of the movies you can download and get rid of the subs!

    With hard drives getting every increasingly massive and cheap, wouldnt it be much easier just to rip the Video TS folder? Why bother re-encoding?


    edit: For what you wanna do, try auto gordian knot and have a look at the guides out there.

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    rep for that, DVDx looks like it might be the solution we need, thanks :thumbsup:

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    baconsandwich;3969900

    With hard drives getting every increasingly massive and cheap, wouldnt it … With hard drives getting every increasingly massive and cheap, wouldnt it be much easier just to rip the Video TS folder? Why bother re-encoding?edit: For what you wanna do, try auto gordian knot and have a look at the guides out there.



    for backups, yeah, but they're flying to Canada so need something small and light. He's got a 120gb HDD which currently holds most of his music collection, photos and important documents and weighs next to nothing, theres not that much room left! :-D

    I'll take a look at auto gordian knot though, thanks :thumbsup:

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    rep for that, DVDx looks like it might be the solution we need, thanks … rep for that, DVDx looks like it might be the solution we need, thanks :thumbsup:



    no probs mate its a cracking site with a lot of knowledge and people in the forums on practically everything tech wise

    when i go i end up spending hours there

    try dvdfab, they have a website and convert to most things including iphone etc

    I think 1.5 Gb is the only option with WinAvi.

    If I remember correctly to get rid of the subs when you encode with WinAvi go into Advanced, click the encode tab and in the 'Source Sudtitle Streams' box - select none.

    This will stop any subtitles being encoded with the avi

    Depending on the speed of your connection, it might be quicker and easier just to download the pirate copies off the internet. It should take no longer than an hour for each, maybe even as little as 20 minutes, and this is considerably less than the 30 minutes each DVD rip will take, plus the several hours of recompression time, plus the manual labour of having to swap discs in and out of your system. Take the lazy way, it wins.

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    dxx;3970058

    Depending on the speed of your connection, it might be quicker and easier … Depending on the speed of your connection, it might be quicker and easier just to download the pirate copies off the internet. It should take no longer than an hour for each, maybe even as little as 20 minutes, and this is considerably less than the 30 minutes each DVD rip will take, plus the several hours of recompression time, plus the manual labour of having to swap discs in and out of your system. Take the lazy way, it wins.



    see my previous reply to the same suggestion, but thanks :thumbsup:

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    barneydog;3970024

    I think 1.5 Gb is the only option with WinAvi.If I remember correctly to … I think 1.5 Gb is the only option with WinAvi.If I remember correctly to get rid of the subs when you encode with WinAvi go into Advanced, click the encode tab and in the 'Source Sudtitle Streams' box - select none.This will stop any subtitles being encoded with the avi



    awesome, I'll check that out, if I can I'd like to stick with winavi as everything else came out spot on and didn't take long at all to do

    Some sites have sections specifically with 300mb rips. Some of them are pretty good... its all in the codecs.

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    see my previous reply to the same suggestion, but thanks :thumbsup:



    Ah, right enough. I still reckon it's worth a shot though, especially since you can leave the downloads going overnigh and let uTorrent do all the hard work for you. But then, I am incredibly lazy, and my opinions get skewed by that.
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