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Help need for copying to media player.

Discussion in 'Media tanks' started by Kevin-2011, Jan 18, 2014.

  1. Kevin-2011

    Kevin-2011 Newbie

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    Hi im needing somehelp,

    Ive been looking at putting my dvds/blu rays on to a media player or something similar but dont know where to start. Im a complete newbie to this sort of thing and would apprecitate any info/help that you guys can give. thanks.
     
  2. scorpNZ

    scorpNZ Active member

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    They need to be ripped first
    anydvd -trial
    clonedvd-trial
    dvdfab -free to rip always the rest is trial
    dvdshrink-very old best used to edit titles by removing un-needed lang & subs & removing intro & outro clips from titles,reducing size of vid = better quality when converting depending on other variables
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    next you need to becareful to what format you choose to convert to & it's compression,you say a media player,converting to a smart phone or some other weak player which requires large amounts of compression will mean quality is severely reduced if you decide to watch them from a computer on a large screen will look like crap so will the dvd will require reconverting to higher bitrate doubling up on the same movie
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    next up is the conversion software to some sort of container lets take a mp4,regardless of what format container you use in the end it's almost like a folder that houses the video content nothing more,the only issue you have will be compatibility across devices
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    free converters there's many others in software section & at videohelp .com

    staxrip -to convert to avi

    handbrake to convert to mp4 or mkv-also can convert to other formats by using the presets which then can be fine tuned manually to suit-supports batching

    vidcoder - same as handbrake main difference if any is manually setting desired file output size-supports batching
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    paid software

    dvdfab-i don't use fab to convert i prefer programs that give me control over all settings & free ones

    clonedvd mobile -bought it never used it..lol..



    as for anything more you'll need to research yourself so:
    1-get a ripper
    2-think carefully about what devices you want to play the vids on
    3-pik a movie edit it with fab,clonedvd or dvdshrink
    4-use shrink & cut a segment out of the movie say 300mb ? convert it to get an idea of what it will look like quality wise on devices you plan to play them on
    5-read tuts in guides section here at AD & at video help most importantly don't spend money if a free software is available

    visit brrip.eu it may save you time hehehe
     
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  3. Kevin-2011

    Kevin-2011 Newbie

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    Thanks very much for all the help.
    One last question but a friend of a friend said he would help me get started but he is trying to get me to part with some serious money for a state of the art pc that he says that i need.. is he telling fibs? thanks so much again..
     
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    a state of the art pc would speed up stuff like video encoding,video conversion and things, my pc was built early 2010 as a gaming pc and would be able to do it wouldn't be as quick as a new one but would work.
    Your friend probably thinks a new pc would be better & quicker and hes right, but its not really needed.
     
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    xboxdvl2 has said exactly what i think in regards to a slightly older pc that's more than capable however you haven't provided details of your specs for the pc you have & more importantly what your intended use is,lastly an ex lease quad with 8gb ram & 1tb hdd,1gb hd graphic card,hd audio & usb ports will set you back under $600-$1000nz depending on how late the comp is,that's where i'd start then look at upgrading from there but for vid coding only a new pc would be a waste of money imo unless you were going to watch stacks of movies & perhaps play some games
     
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