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Old 17.04.2012, 14:58
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How to rip a DVD - help needed.

I would like to rip a DVD I have bought so I can watch it on my android mobile/tablet but I cannot find out how to do it.

I have tried to find help on Google but after installation of 3 different programs, I am not any closer to a ready to use avi/mpeg4 file and I am tired of installing suspicious SW which doesn't do the job.

One of the programs managed to convert my DVD to an avi-file, but it also planed a watermark in the middle of the picture saying "free trial" which of course was announced anywhere where they said the program was free.

Any help?
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

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Old 17.04.2012, 15:34
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

Just use VLC:



There are more vids like that, just google for "VLC DVD avi"
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Old 17.04.2012, 15:36
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

fairusewizard

http://fairusewizard.com/
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

say no to piracy
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Old 18.04.2012, 01:11
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

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say no to piracy
Ripping a DVD/BluRay/etc that you physically own is not piracy...

Now if you would go to the rental shop and rip that one, that could be considered fishy. Switzerland has funny 'friends can share' rules though thus quite a few actions are actually legit.
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Old 18.04.2012, 08:40
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

Tried VLC last night with no success. Program either does nothing or crash

Tried Handbrake as well and it converts. However, the result is crappy. Full of big pixels and bad sound

Will try fairusewizard as a last resort....and then I give up.
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Old 18.04.2012, 08:53
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

Hmm...VLC can do the job:

http://www.wikihow.com/Rip-DVDs-with-VLC
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Old 18.04.2012, 08:54
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

I use AVS Media. It's not free, but it is cheap. Sometimes it's worth paying a bit to get the software that you need.

DVDShrink is free and useful for backing up DVDs.
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Old 18.04.2012, 09:16
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Sometimes it's worth paying a bit to get the software that you need.
I agree and I normally buy SW as well but I just wanna be sure that I can make it work before wallet comes up.

VLC prompted me for an update yesterday so I updated it to latest version before I attempted to convert/steam.....maybe I should uninstall and try again.
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Old 18.04.2012, 09:48
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Tried Handbrake as well and it converts. However, the result is crappy. Full of big pixels and bad sound
Yes, unless you pay attention to the transcoding settings this may well be the result. I've generally found that doing 2 pass encoding produces way better results, but it'll take at least twice as long.
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Old 18.04.2012, 09:56
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Tried VLC last night with no success. Program either does nothing or crash

Tried Handbrake as well and it converts. However, the result is crappy. Full of big pixels and bad sound

Will try fairusewizard as a last resort....and then I give up.
I use Fairusewizard and then Handbrake for each DVD. Works well with good sound and no pixelation.

As Slaphead said, you need to get the settings right.
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Old 18.04.2012, 10:39
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Yes, unless you pay attention to the transcoding settings this may well be the result. I've generally found that doing 2 pass encoding produces way better results, but it'll take at least twice as long.
That's my problem....I don't have a clue about transcoding settings and I don't want to spend an evening looking around on the internet to learn about it. I basically just want to load a DVD, push a few buttons and...voila....having a file I can play on Android with good picture and sound quality.

But maybe it is not that simple.
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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

Use the Apple TV 2 preset and you should end up with a high quality video file with the original DD5.1 sound (and a stereo down mix). This file should play on most devices including Android devices



I used this preset on 500 DVDs and Bruray that I own and the resulting files seem to play on anything I try them on.

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Re: How to rip a DVD - help needed.

http://www.dvddecrypter.org.uk/
It is easy to use.
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Old 20.04.2012, 15:45
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I agree and I normally buy SW as well but I just wanna be sure that I can make it work before wallet comes up.

VLC prompted me for an update yesterday so I updated it to latest version before I attempted to convert/steam.....maybe I should uninstall and try again.
AVS Media has a free offering that allows you to convert a few minutes - so at least you can try. I bought it for the same purpose as you.
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