storing hd dvd on server

rab4169

Standard Member
hi just built a htpc with help from these forums,now i have it up and running with hd dvd drive and blueray what is the best way to rip and store films to a pc to use as server and program to use , is there a way to compress as in divx to take up lass space but keep the quality high.
thanks
 

New Start Neil

Distinguished Member
hi just built a htpc with help from these forums,now i have it up and running with hd dvd drive and blueray what is the best way to rip and store films to a pc to use as server and program to use , is there a way to compress as in divx to take up lass space but keep the quality high.
thanks

AnyDVD HD is what I use (no DivX etc, just plain backups).

HTH.
 

rab4169

Standard Member
ok tried to convert to a smaller file using guide but lost it at the part where i input the audio , any help on how i do this ,managed to point to my blueray file for video but how do i put in blueray audio .
 

rab4169

Standard Member
this is the part i am having trouble with "If your input source is MPEG based (.MPG, .TS, .M2TS, .M2V, etc), and you do not have compatible codec installed, you can use DGIndex to create a .D2V file which can be read by MEGUI. DGIndex is one of the Tools that is updated/downloaded automatically by MEGUI. You'll find it in the tools folder of your MEGUI install. Just drag/drop your MPEG file onto DGIndex, (see the GUIDES section for help with DGIndex) and save your project as a D2V file. For my Blue-Ray project, I will use DGIndex to extract the audio track from my .M2TS and to read the file since it creates a .D2V file for me. Note I could simply use the .M2TS file directly for video if I chose to since I have FFDShow and Haalie Media Splitter installed. "

just not sure how to make a d2v file , any help
 

rab4169

Standard Member
think i am getting there , got a job loaded last night . would this be about right ,first pass took about 4 hours and still doing second but will take about 16 hours so about 24 hours all in to convert a blueray to h264 file if it works ,processor is duo core 2140 at 1.6 ghz. also looks like file will be about 2.5 gig is this right and can i change this anywhere to give a larger file and quicker time.
thanks
 

Decadent Fool

Active Member
Time wise, yes it can be a monster; I remember divx encoding dvd years ago when there were no 'one click' solutions and it took 24+ hours only to be out of sync. Thank god those days are gone :D

I would bump up the video bitrate by say 50%, and see what you get.

It can be a real case of suck it and see....welcome to the world of the encoder ;)
 

rab4169

Standard Member
well did hitch from blueray , came out 2.85 gig ,muxed the sound and works perfect,now trying casino royale but when i drag the film file to dgindex it says "no video sequence header found " any ideas
 

rab4169

Standard Member
Still getting this "no video sequence header found " with most bluray ,any ideas ,also is there a guide for doing hd dvd , blue ray movie is one file to import but hd dvd is 2 files for a movie do i need to join them ?
 

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