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Convert DVDs to ? for 1080p TV

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by johnsh, May 10, 2012.

  1. johnsh

    johnsh Member

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    This is a beginner question: I have a ton of old dvds and I want to put them all on a portable hard drive so they can be watched on 1080p TVs using the USB input.

    What file type and settings should I be using for maximum quality?
     
  2. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    The 4 items listed below are what you'll need depending on what route you wish to go,the first two are for ripping,dvdshrink however can cut the front & end of the main movie to remove the intro & outro crap,which will leave more improvement of quality if you decide to place them in a MP4 or MKV container

    If you have a ton you need to decide how many movies compared to how much hdd space you have,you also need to take into consideration where this hdd will be played & whether the unit you connect it to has the ability to play a particular format & read a format like mkv or mp4 as this will affect output size of video & it's quality if your drive is formatted to FAT,What you want to do is fairly straight forward it just depends on whether you use a container (mp4,mkv,iso)or not,yeah so i'll stop here till you come back & member attar should be along soon too,he appears to be the most experienced in this dept next to me that is :p

    DVDFAB HD Decrypter-to rip & remove protection
    DVDShrink-to rip & remove protection & cut front & end frames of main movie title/s
    Handbrake-encode to a container of mp4 or mkv
    menushrink-use with full movie,removes animation from menu shrinking the file size from anywhere between 0-700mb
     
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  3. attar

    attar Senior member

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    What file type does the TV expect to see on the USB input?
    The maximum quality would be the actual DVD files - which are mpeg2 - and would require the least amount of work.
    Conversion to mp4 or AVI takes time and a quality hit.
     
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    lol..how's that for timing better luck next time padawin :p
     
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    ...well I can't compete with someone in league with the Devil.
     

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