decent, free, DVD ripping?

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  • President_Weasel 29 May 2012 12:48:16 8,604 posts
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    Dear EG Hive Mind,

    I have an Auntie with a new netbook, who would like to occasionally watch her (legally bought) DVDs while travelling. She has an external DVD drive, so I suppose she could theoretically take the drive and the disks with her, but since the whole point is to travel light it would be better if she could rip her (did I mention she bought them) DVDs and put them on a memory stick or whatever.

    Can anyone recommend any, preferably free but if it's a fiver or whatever I'll pay it, software that can do this for her?
  • D_arkTrooper 29 May 2012 12:54:14 1,285 posts
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    Handbrake or DVD Shrink.

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  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 29 May 2012 12:58:22 4,604 posts
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    Die spammer!

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • Venatio Event Features Manager, Gamer Network 29 May 2012 12:58:44 4,604 posts
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    Oh wait.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • neilka 29 May 2012 12:59:53 14,942 posts
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    Is she hot?
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2012 14:50:11 18,201 posts
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    Where can I buy DVD's of this hot Aunty?
  • monkeyspasm 29 May 2012 14:55:02 2,770 posts
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    DVDShrink is old now and can't rip newer copy protection. DVDFab HD Decrypter is free and will remove copy protection etc. But it's a free version of paid software, and will rip to the full size of the DVD - 8GB if it's a dual layer DVD.

    So then you need something to convert to AVI or MKV, whatever. There's loads of software that will do that, but I use an older version of Handbrake that stills rips to AVI as it's dead easy to use.

    Both pieces of software are free and as simple as it gets. Pretty much one click.
  • mrpon 29 May 2012 15:08:37 27,647 posts
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    Load_2.0 wrote:
    Where can I buy DVD's of this hot Aunty?
    Think Terry has a few copies, VHS I'm afraid. She gets her bloomers out though.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • Rhythm 29 May 2012 15:11:33 2,375 posts
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    Handbrake's literally one click - disc goes in, hit "rip" and that's it, converted down to whatever format you've specified in the settings. Free and easy, although IIRC there's an initial hurdle of having to locate the decryption key first
  • Deleted user 29 May 2012 15:52:21
    Or you could just install VLC.
  • Rhythm 29 May 2012 16:19:38 2,375 posts
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    CrispyXUK wrote:
    Or you could just install VLC.
    Why on earth would you want to do that?
  • dominalien 29 May 2012 16:53:13 6,742 posts
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    Doesn't Handbrake require VLC for DVD decryption anyway?

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  • HappyPigo 20 Jul 2012 16:30:14 1 posts
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    :) :) I started doing it but it took sooo long so found DigiRAW.com ...Cheap too, 14 days embedded metadata all done. Love it :)
    Oh and VLC is a cracking player, those guys did well.
  • fletch7100 20 Jul 2012 16:37:28 6,182 posts
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    Used to use DVD decrypter

    Couldnt find any freeware Blu ray rippers when Blu Ray first came out so brought Any DVD HD.
  • Deckard1 20 Jul 2012 16:38:16 25,414 posts
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    Seems legit.

    Called it

  • stephenb 20 Jul 2012 16:42:51 2,677 posts
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    Excuse me Mr President but this is bloody incredible!

    It's free for the first 5 or 6 uses and it was so good I had no qualms buying the full version.

    One click and it not only rips the dvd but it converts in to a file of your choice.

    Edited by stephenb at 16:43:10 20-07-2012

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