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Another dvd ripping question

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Mike-M, Oct 6, 2005.

  1. Mike-M

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    I have bought a D-Link DSM320 along with a Maxtor NAS drive and Twonk to run it all. I will be ripping my CD's as .wav's using EAC (no prob's there)
    I want to put my dvd's on it as well. And this is where the hair loss and premature ageing has kicked in :mad:
    I am not a computer novice and have been trying lot's of programmes and advice on this forum and elsewhere all of which have not worked for many and varying reasons.
    The DSM320 supports xvid and avi. Can anyone suggest some software that will take the files from the DVD convert them to the required format and save them to the NAS realiably in one go (ideally with the click of just one button after I've set the prefferences)
    I am not interest in making copies of the disk's just want to store them on the drive
     
  2. Mike-M

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    Forgot to add. Not looking for something for nothing, fully expect to pay for the right programme
     
  3. lisag

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    If you are looking for a one click DVD to Xvid conversion, I don't think it exists. I convert all my DVD's to xvid (eventually) and have tried a few programs, a popular one is (Auto) Gordian Knot, but you have to rip the DVD in IFO mode, which is not compatible with MCE My Movies.

    My current preffered set up is - rip 1:1 in file mode using DVD Decrypter, watch and enjoy a while in full quality. When ready to encode for archiving I use Rejig to demux the AC3 soundtrack, then DVX to convert to to Xvid at maximum possible compression, muxed back in with the AC3 track.

    I know, not exactly one click, but the results are amazing, I use ffdshow to post process the xvid file for playback and the difference between the original dvd quality is negligible, but file size reduces from say 7gb to 1.5gb.

    Let me know if you find a quicker method...

    lisa
     
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    I use the new Divx create bundle here

    Please note for DVDs you need the MPEG-2/DVD plug-in (bought separately) and you have the option to use a batch queue so you can rip multiple DVD VOBS from your hard disk!

    It will also convert MPEG2 .ts streams as well ,either SD or HD!!

    It really is drag and drop or single button click.

    I am not saying the quality is as good as other methods but i am unable to see a *real* difference compared to the source DVD.
     
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    Careful, that produces DivX files not XviD ones and I doubt very much that a player which only supports XviD will be able to play DivX 6 files.
     
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    On my set up I was really disappointed with the quality of the divx6 encodes.

    lisa
     
  8. Mike-M

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    Thanks for all the input so far. There doesn't seem to be a relatively straight forward option at this time.
     
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    I dont have a DSM just yet but I am converting my dvds into MP4. I use DVD Decrypter then I convert using Nero Recode 2 set it to shrink the movie to any size you want. I have it do 2 passes with extra high quality and size is set for 1.5 gigs cause I have the room for it. It works great takes 6 hours on my 1.0ghz pc with 512megs of ram. Very slow pc. Try it out, it will only take you 5 mins to get it setup to convert..
     
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    AutoGK, is *the* tool for this.

    Personally, I would backup lets say 5 dvd at a time on to your harddrive (with NO compression) then fire up AutoGk and starting the encoding process.
     

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