How to make my original dvd to divx?

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  1. delboyuk2005uk

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    Hi am looking to rip all my dvds onto my hard drive and them convert them to divx. out of you experinced computer boffins can anyone recommend me the best program software to rip my dvds onto my hard drive then convert them over to divx.

    also what will be the best settings to use when converting to divx

    many thanks
     
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    I wouldn't.

    When you convert to DivX you're going to lose image and sound quality. Unless you want to take your movies with you on a portable player, this is what I'd do.

    1) Get a big HDD. You can get 500GB for ~£115 (http://svp.co.uk/products-solo.php?pid=1728). Your average DVD movie is 4.7GB - so you can fit around 100 on a single drive - uncompressed.

    2) To save space, use DVD Shrink (http://www.dvdshrink.org/). Use it to strip out soundtracks and subtitles that you won't use (are you ever going to want the 5.1 German Dubbing and Swedish subtitles on Jackie Chan's First Strike?). You can also use it to strip out the trailers, special features, menus etc.

    3) You can use DVD shrink to lower the size of the video. It will keep it as MPEG which will be compatible with any DVD player if you want to burn the movie to disc.

    4) If you really want to go down the DivX route - go to http://www.doom9.org/ and read up. There are a number of guides and settings and automated programs - but you'll always end up with lower quality than taking a straight rip.

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  3. delboyuk2005uk

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    well i got a 200gig hard drive in my xbox and want to put them on there.
     
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    how do i rip the normal dvd onto my pc?

    dont they have security on them?
     
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    Haha.

    Yes they do. But it was cracked ages ago. dvd shrink does it (also many other programs).
     

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