decent, free, DVD ripping?

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  • President_Weasel 29 May 2012 12:48:16 8,984 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 1,298 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 4,621 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 4,621 posts
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    Oh wait.

    "sounds like a public school ponce"

  • neilka 29 May 2012 12:59:53 15,679 posts
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    Is she hot?
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2012 14:50:11 18,949 posts
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    Where can I buy DVD's of this hot Aunty?
  • monkeyspasm 29 May 2012 14:55:02 2,774 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 28,495 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 ½ gig, you're worth it.

  • Rhythm 29 May 2012 15:11:33 2,471 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 2,471 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 6,839 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 6,994 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 27,265 posts
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    Seems legit.
  • stephenb 20 Jul 2012 16:42:51 2,731 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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  • TVoJ 30 May 2014 19:13:12 1,762 posts
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    Seeing as the last comment was 2 years ago, does anyone have any more up to date info re. ripping?

    Want to rip a few doovders to the Mrs' laptop before so heads up her parent's caravan tomorrow.

    Thing is they're mostly Disney and I've read them evil bastards have some top quality DRM so whatever I use needs to be top notch.
  • Bremenacht 30 May 2014 20:37:00 17,614 posts
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    You could try reading

    http://lifehacker.com/5559007/the-hassle-free-guide-to-ripping-your-blu-ray-collection
  • midnight_walker 30 May 2014 20:46:25 1,878 posts
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    Format Factory is the best thing since sliced bread for DVD ripping and file conversion. I paid a lot for one of the Chinese format converters and blu ray/dvd rippers and while it is amazing and much quicker than FF it was certainly not bloody free.
  • TVoJ 30 May 2014 21:34:17 1,762 posts
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    Bremenacht wrote:
    You could try reading

    http://lifehacker.com/5559007/the-hassle-free-guide-to-ripping-your-blu-ray-collection
    Close the forum! There's a whole world wide web out there! We have no need for this site anymore.

    I'm sure everyone will thank you for it Brem.
  • OptimusPube 30 May 2014 21:46:49 2,914 posts
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    I don't know of free ones but Magic DVD ripper is the nuts, but you're going to have to shell out for it.

    Magic DVD Ripper.

    It's well worth the investment IMO.

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  • Bremenacht 30 May 2014 21:46:58 17,614 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Bremenacht wrote:
    You could try reading

    http://lifehacker.com/5559007/the-hassle-free-guide-to-ripping-your-blu-ray-collection
    Close the forum! There's a whole world wide web out there! We have no need for this site anymore.

    I'm sure everyone will thank you for it Brem.
    ?

    Just running through the guide myself. Ripping 'Contact' with mkv at the moment.

    Edited by Bremenacht at 21:47:39 30-05-2014
  • Dirtbox 30 May 2014 21:52:09 77,480 posts
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    Download them from pirate bay.

    Who the fuck buys hokey DVDs?

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  • TVoJ 30 May 2014 22:02:05 1,762 posts
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    @Dirtbox

    Done :)

    To answer your question, kids mam's buy DVD's. Apparently children like to hold the case while they watch them.

    Viva la digital future.
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