DVD ripping is a nightmare!!!
I have tried to rip DVD's before with little success and I'm trying to get it nailed now once and for all.
I'm trying to use GordianKnot and it's too complicated with too little error workaround help.
What's the most simple (free) dvd ripping program available?
Im not very impressed by the quality though outside of SVCD mode and that gives out stonkin great files
DVD Decrypter to the HDD, DVD2AVI saved as project, Import project to TMPGEnc then Output to *.avi DivX 5.x
Encoding w/TMPGEnc =Length of movie +(or)- depending on settings and quality.
Thats what I do, might work for you.
That site has everything you'll ever need to know.
god i hate gordian knot it is soo complicated and bloated and non-user friendly
if you want to go from dvd to divx or xvid....smartripper to rip, TMPGEnc to encode
if you want to go from dvd to dvd....DVDShrink
yea, im having trouble with the dvd ripping softwares as well. My rig is fast enough, its just when you view it through the software, it just rips and gets "errors" and must close down.
anyone have a user friendly one that takes less time?
Gordianknot has given me good results.
Vidomi is also good so is DVDx.
gknot has so many steps...i guess it would be good for very advanced users...
tmpgenc IMO has a much more friendly user interface....it works right with the .VOB files, you don't have to creat "projects", and you can customize a bunch of options.....video/audio codecs, bitrates, subtitles, languages....everything i've ever needed
"....it works right with the .VOB files, you don't have to creat "projects","
Enlighten me, as I would like to skip a step if possible. How can I Edit the VOB Directly. I use Tmpgenc Plus 2.5 Registered version and have converted 100+ this way for my video server, this could have saved me mucho time. But only if the quality is the same or better.
While waiting for reply I went to TMPGEnc website and searched for VOB support and found this.
"You aren"t supposed to encode VOB files with Tmpgenc Or pretty Much any encoder, The Correct way to encode VOB file with Tmpgenc is to Use "DVD2AVI" to Frame serve the Vob files to Tmpgenc in a D2V file...Vob Files ripped from a Retail DVD"s have information in them Than Encoders Don"t know what to do with, and The Audio format in Most DVD"s is Not supported in Tmpgenc............"
also-"once you "demux" the Video from the Vob file It isn"t a VOB file any more it is a Mpeg video file or a M2V file...So doing it this way isn"t encodeing VOB files it is encodeing Mpeg2 video files..."
Last edited by clippmanta; 09-02-2003 at 05:45 PM.
....i've ripped about 20 of my dvds with smart ripper and opened them with TMPGenc, all have worked flawlessly
DVD2SVCD I think it's www.dvd2svcd.com but don't hold me to it.
As for ripping DVD's, my understanding is you rip the VOB files from the DVD to your HDD then you start de-compressing them and then compressing them to various files which are combined to give required format.
DVD2SVCD simply works, no hassles.
*takes out shotgun*
***throws dvds out window***
i cant stand this. i know my computer is fast enough, why does the frames keep tearing? its a LG 16x dvd amd 2500+ on epx8rda+
maybe ill revert back to dvd2svcd, that atleast gave me no headaches. im currently using this POS called tmp something. i INCINERATED THAT POS. and their hidden ****. i quit. lol
time to go to new programs.
so im going to try out dvd2svcd...again
all test on vanilla sky and gladiator. i'll see which is easiest. id say dvd2svcd on my previous experience.
im not even going to TOUCH gordianknot. i mean, honestly, it even SOUNDS complicated. KNOT. yea, ok...NEXT@!!!!!
i rip with smart ripper, just the .vob files from a dvd that are the movie itself, no extras, no special features...
...when i get into tmpgenc, i go to open file, and i click on the first .vob file...it recognizes that this is a .vob file and that there are four or five more that are from the same movie...so it asks me if i want to combine them...i tell it sure, go right ahead
i crop and resize the movie as i choose, and choose the video codec...i usually use divx or xvid when doing dvd movies, but you can choose whatever codec you want, whatever bitrate, or even uncompressed if you want to waste a lot of space
when it comes to audio, it takes the .ac3 and converts it to a vbr mp3 or ogg vorbis audio file to play with the movie
like i said, i've used this a bunch before
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