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Easy as 1,2,3?

Discussion in 'DivX / XviD' started by box2325, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. box2325

    box2325 Member

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    I am looking for a program that will let me simply stick a DVD into my DVD drive and rip the DVD to DivX format so that I can store the dvd(s) on my hard drive. I don't like backup dvd discs because they can easily be lost and are less portable than just having the divx on your hard drive. (right?) Are divx files small enough for this to be practical?
    Is there a better way to fit all my dvds onto my hard drive? Does anyone have a good program?
     
  2. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    Hey box2325,

    Yeah, .avi format is the best, in my opinion.

    I would go with the xvid files, which, and I am still new to still, are considered .avi format. So it is probably the same thing.

    There is a program called dvd2avi. But it kinda takes awhile. I know there are some, but this is the one that I use. I have been looking into other programs and trying some other stuff out.

    Hope this helps!

    ;)
     
  3. box2325

    box2325 Member

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    Thanks venom,
    I'll try it. BTW, Venom is my favorite character in M vs. Capcom!
     
  4. The_OGS

    The_OGS Active member

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    Puh-leese, Venom - you're not recommending that to people...?
    :^) Both you guys need the GordianKnot suite:
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_encoders/gordian_knot.cfm
    Box wants something easier/automatic/nOObie?
    There is Automatic GordianKnot (AutoGK):
    http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/video_tools/autoGK.cfm
    Traditionally, DVDs are backed-up to 700MB MPEG4 files, these are AVI (audio-video interleave) files using predominantly XviD (open source) and DivX (proprietary) codecs.
    The 700MB size offers approx. 550MB video and 150MB audio, which is a good compromise and balance between quality vs. filesize for a typical 100 minute DVD program.
    Can't go wrong with GKnot + XviD - hey you try it too, Venom ;^)
    Of course, you need to rip to HD with DVDDecrypter (in IFO mode) first.
    Then (ideally) you will send the output AVI to a second HD, that the VOBs are not on.
    Two-pass rips with total maximum-quality settings!
    Maybe 4 hours total, complete (with my PC listed below).
    Just set it to run overnight :^)
    I know! It's great - I serve 158 titles (and counting) on my LAN, which includes a spare PC in the guest bedroom.
    Any questions, ask back here - we help if we can.
    Regards
     
  5. venomX05

    venomX05 Regular member

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    @box2325

    I love the character...was great in the game! I used to use him and spiderman, kinda of like an "uneasy alliance" ;P

    @The_OGS

    LMAO!!! Ok ok OGS...you talked me into it! I'll try it!

    ;)

    I know the DVD2AVI is slow, believe me, I know!
     

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