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Idiots guide to converting DVD to AVI for use in Prem Pro2

Discussion in 'Other video questions' started by Farrside, May 17, 2007.

  1. Farrside

    Farrside Member

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    Hi. Could someone please give me the idiots guide to converting DVD to AVI for editing in Premier Pro2 using Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum 4.

    I have a rough idea but don’t know which codec to use that is best or which file format in the dropdown list to choose.

    Should I use AVI – Audio-Video Interleaved?

    I have become dizzy with conflicting information and just need to convert one personal DVD so I can re-edit it in Premier Pro. Simple! Or so you would think….

    So please just give me straight answers I can follow step by step which will work first time. I really need your help as I am a total novice when it comes to conversion. I didn’t realise it would be so complicated.

    I already have Indio and Canopus codec’s installed on my PC if this helps. I need to know what will work for definite in Prem Pro2 for re-editing. What choices do I make?

    Many thanks.
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    Go with either a lossless codec or DV.
     
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    Lossless? I don't know what you mean. Can you just give the name or link to one exact codec which will work.
    I also need to know more than just which codec.
    What file format do I use in Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum 4? Should I use AVI – Audio-Video Interleaved?
    I really need a step by step guide if possible.
    Thanks for the reply thou. It all helps.
     
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    celtic_d Regular member

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    Well you said you wanted avi in your title.

    Lossless: "Used to denote a form of compression that does not degrade the quality of the image being compressed".

    I haven't used Premiere in some time, so it isn't possible for me to say what codecs 100% work. For the least hassles, probably DV is the best choice, despite the fact that it is lossy.
     
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    Thanks for that. I installed the codecs and chose wmv2 in Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum 4 and it all worked fine in Prem Pro for editing. A little loss in quality but the job can be done. Phew!
    If you know of a better codec selection in Xilisoft DVD Ripper Platinum 4 that works then please post a reply.
     
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    DivX codec has good video quality, but small size.
    If you'd like to compress your DVD to video files saved as your hard disk, this format is perfect.
     
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    premiere pro 2 now accepts mpeg-2, mp2, m2v, avi, dv, video now( or at least mine does-could be a plugin(that i've forgotten about) premiere pro 1.5 never accepted mpeg).

    You can simply de-multiplex your .vob and import your resulting video stream...but last night I noticed very poor results this way...it's better to use an encoder such as tmpgenc 2.5 and re-encode your .vob footage first to seperate mpeg-2 streams.
     

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