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  • MrDigital 1 Oct 2010 16:59:27 1,866 posts
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    You seem like a nice guy so I genuinely don't want to sound like a dick here, but just read page 1, it answers your question pretty much perfectly.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • PearOfAnguish 1 Oct 2010 17:27:44 7,297 posts
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    DVD Decrypter and/or DVD Shrink.
  • MrDigital 1 Oct 2010 17:33:14 1,866 posts
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    Fair enough. As far as I know, the most popular one for turning the DVD into video as opposed to an ISO file (a file which is just a carbon copy of the data on the disc) is Handbrake. If they are copy-protected DVDs (i.e. not home-made), you can use Handbrake in conjunction with DVD43 which basically removes the copy protection on the fly before the data reaches Handbrake.

    If you just want to rip the entire DVD image to your hard drive, I personally know DVD Decrypter will do a perfect job, but of course to use it, you would have to mount the virtual image, as most media players can't play ISO files.

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • PearOfAnguish 1 Oct 2010 17:38:22 7,297 posts
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    Geesh wrote:
    but of course to use it, you would have to mount the virtual image, as most media players can't play ISO files.

    I think DVD Decrypter has an option to extract as the files rather than an ISO, and if not DVD Shrink can do that. There are lots of media players and some DVD players that will play DVD video files straight off a disc or hard drive or whatever.
  • gamingdave 1 Oct 2010 17:38:27 4,235 posts
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    If space isnt an issue use MakeMKV. Will create an MKV of the film, without touching the video or audio, but stripping out everything on the disk you dont want. Makes a large file, but is very quick, and has the bonus of being the best quality possible.
  • MrDigital 1 Oct 2010 17:46:15 1,866 posts
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    Thanks for mentioning MakeMKV gamingdave, seems like a really cool tool. Do you know if it decrypts or will I have to use DVD43?

    PearOfAnguish wrote:
    Geesh wrote:
    but of course to use it, you would have to mount the virtual image, as most media players can't play ISO files.

    I think DVD Decrypter has an option to extract as the files rather than an ISO, and if not DVD Shrink can do that. There are lots of media players and some DVD players that will play DVD video files straight off a disc or hard drive or whatever.

    Horrible, seperated VOB files :)

    Formerly TheStylishHobo and Geesh.

  • Deleted user 1 October 2010 19:23:33
    Any handbreak users have any suggestions on the optimum settings? Thinking about ripping all my films to an external drive for play back on the PS3.
  • daz_john_smith 10 Oct 2010 14:06:35 1,636 posts
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    Keyser_Soze wrote:
    Any handbreak users have any suggestions on the optimum settings? Thinking about ripping all my films to an external drive for play back on the PS3.

    Would also like to know this
  • Mr_Sleep 10 Oct 2010 14:51:23 17,074 posts
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    I always had a lot problems with handbrake and now I use Format Factory which has many many settings. Make sure you switch off the ask.com toolbar install during the install wizard. otherwise it is mighty fine.

    You are a factory of sadness.

  • Deleted user 10 October 2010 14:54:01
    daz_john_smith wrote:
    Keyser_Soze wrote:
    Any handbreak users have any suggestions on the optimum settings? Thinking about ripping all my films to an external drive for play back on the PS3.

    Would also like to know this
    Universal setting.

    You could skip the 2 channel AAC channel, but then the files wouldn't be compatible with other devices.
  • kentmonkey 27 Mar 2011 13:00:53 20,686 posts
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    I'm confused with DVD Decrypter.

    I'm trying to copy a box-set of cartoons for my nephew, as essentially he's already fucked up one of the discs and my brother doesn't want to have to pay for any more repairs to them, and it's not as easy as I remember when I did it back in 2006 or whenever it was.

    So I've put the disc in and asked DVD Decrypter to burn it on to my hard drive as DVD files (so the VSO or whatever they are, not an ISO image). Now when I try to copy it back on to a DVD...I can't actually work out how. I'm thoroughly confused. Does DVD Decrypter not have a 'copy to disc' function?
  • Flying_Pig 26 Jun 2011 21:12:43 11,002 posts
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    OK - total DVD ripping novice, so apologies in advance...

    I'm looking for some [u]free[/u], decent and easy to use software to rip some DVDs into MP4/AVI/MKV format for me to copy to, and watch on, my tablet. Lots of names mentioned above, so I'd appreciate some suggestions as to my best option.

    Additionally, slightly off topic, but where would be the best place for me to [u]legally[/u] acquire digital versions of films/TV series'?
  • Bremenacht 27 Jun 2011 00:33:23 18,275 posts
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    kentmonkey wrote:
    Does DVD Decrypter not have a 'copy to disc' function?
    It's been a while since I last used it, and it's been a while since you asked, but I think it just decrypts old DVDs and rips. You need something else, like Handbrake, to process the rips.

    Flying_Pig = DVD Decrypter to rip, then Handbrake for writing, used to be a great pair of freebies for writing MKV and MP4 (not WAV, and not sure about AVI). I used them anyway. Handbrake scales really well on multi-cores too. Don't know what the current favourites are.
  • Chopsen 27 Jun 2011 01:17:13 15,999 posts
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    Would think that running dvd43 in the background bypasses the need for using dvddecryper. I.e run dvd43 then just use handbrake to covert the dvd to mp4/whatever. Dunno though, as I haven't really looked in to this since I last posted in this thread :)

    Legally getting copies of films you already own for mobile viewing? You're looking at buying it again, really. iTunes etc.
  • Flying_Pig 27 Jun 2011 06:44:26 11,002 posts
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    thanks for the tips, guys. I'll give 'em a go, and see which one suits me best :)

    Chopsen wrote:
    Legally getting copies of films you already own for mobile viewing? You're looking at buying it again, really. iTunes etc.
    I'm talking about buying films in MP4 etc format. Didn't realise iTunes did this, but what about format/DRM. Will I only be able to watch it on my iPhone? I'll download something cheap and see what I can do...

  • Deleted user 27 June 2011 08:38:38
    Don't bother buying legally, DRM'd to death.
  • gooner77 27 Jun 2011 08:54:57 765 posts
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    I've found that when using DVD 43 and handbrake it doesn't get round the copy protection of Sony films. So sadly I had to make do without casino royale on my iPod
  • Flying_Pig 25 Jul 2011 17:46:35 11,002 posts
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    OK, so using a combination of DVD Decrypter and Handbreak which seems to work OK, however when watching the film, I occasionally get (what I can best describe as) 'blocking' whereby the picture distorts into large blocks for a couple of frames, usually in fast moving scenes.

    I don't think it's my media player as it claims to be able to handle HD movies, so I wonder if it's the settings I'm using on Handbreak. I am using standard settings (i.e. I haven't changed anything), but am thinking maybe a few tweaks might fix the problem...?

    Advice gratefully received!
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