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Saving DVD's

Postby Helmeci on Mon May 26, 2008 8:27 pm

Hey everyone, need some help. Going to iraq in less than 3 weeks so I'm trying to figure out a way to take my DVD's and save them on my computer so that i can put them on my external harddrive and watch them over there instead of carrying a load of movies with me. Does anyone know of any programs that i can use to rip DVD's? thnks

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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby 67GTA on Mon May 26, 2008 9:51 pm

I'm not sure about Brasero(I use K3B). You can use K3B to make an ISO image of a DVD(copy DVD), and then store it where ever you want on your hard drive. Brasero might also have a similar feature. Then just open whatever media player you use and select "open file"(navigate to your DVD ISO). It should play fine. Since the DVD is already viewable, you just need to get it copied to your hard drive. Just be warned, this will eat up a lot of hard drive space.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby ed@Mint on Tue May 27, 2008 7:31 am

There is dvd::rip (http://exit1.org/dvdrip/)
It is available in the repos (package: dvdrip)
There a few others, just search "dvd rip" in synaptic.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby Helmeci on Tue May 27, 2008 10:01 am

thnks. i have a Tb harddrive so im not too much worried about the space issue. lol. i just wanna make sure i have some stuff to keep me entertained over there. thanks again.

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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby 900i on Tue May 27, 2008 10:22 am

I rip all my DVD's with DVDRip. It converts the DVD to an avi file, no dvd menus tho. Keep safe in Iraq.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby Lantesh on Thu May 29, 2008 4:04 am

K9copy is another great ripping tool. It will rip the disk as a DVD .iso file if you want, or it can encode to DIVX, MPEG and a few others I believe. If you've got 1TB of space I'd probably just rip them as DVD .iso files. It will certainly be faster than encoding them as something else. Make sure you have VLC or SMPlayer installed for viewing .iso files as they don't need to be mounted first with either of these players.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby AK Dave on Mon Jun 02, 2008 1:22 pm

Best quality: K3B (or K9copy) to rip an iso of the DVD and then use acetone to play the iso.
More compact: use dvd::rip to rip DVD to an avi (select "no chapters") and use just about anything to play the avi.
Fastest rip: VLC will perform a single-pass rip to avi, very useful for ripping direct to ipod.

Didn't know VLC will play isos directly. Very cool. Learned something new, and VLC is much handier than acetone as I have VLC installed on everything I use.

Since you have 1TB to play with, I'd go the route of ripping whole isos of the discs. That gives you more options for down the road, no loss of quality, and it is pretty fast to rip a full iso.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby EchoLynx on Sat Jul 12, 2008 10:18 am

I know that this is probably too little, too late... and I don't know what platform you will be using in Iraq. But for what it's worth there are 2 Windows programs that I use for ripping DVD's...

DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink

DVD Shrink I think is your best bet as you can choose what from the DVD you want to copy (Just the movie, the movie and the menu, certain subtitles or none at all - etc.) and you can save to ISO. (as far as I know)

You are probably in Iraq now without access to the forum, so this info is probably worthless, but I thought I might as well throw in my two cents.

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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby Midnighter on Wed Jul 16, 2008 12:28 pm

I find OGMRip to be a damn good app for ripping and re-encoding DVD's to more reasonable size, uses good default settings, very easy to use.
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Re: Saving DVD's

Postby Guestman on Wed Jul 16, 2008 4:13 pm

There is also AcidRip...
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