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Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by y.b.e, May 16, 2003.

  1. y.b.e

    y.b.e Guest

    hello. I am new to this. i have been reading the forum messages and this is excellent. how do i transfer movies (dvds) to my hd. could someone tell me how step by step and if i need the smart ripper software???? thanks a lot _X_X_X_X_X_[small]yoyo[/small]
     
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  2. powerdup

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  3. Rally

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    Okay so I have finally figured out this whole DVD to CD-R process now I have another question Can you compress the video files so that you can fit more than like 80 minutes of video on 1 CD? their must be a way I have ordered CD's from Anime fansubbers that have had like 2 and 1/2 hours of video on them. Anyone know how to do this? I don't want to chop up this movie onto 2 CD's.
     
  4. powerdup

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    Sure, hell you can save up to about 3 hours of divx video onto an 80-min CD. But it only applies to divx or xvid enocded movies, not vcd(mpeg-1) or svcd(mpeg-2) encoded movies. Anyways, it all depends on the settings you used to encode the movie and also what kind of movie it is youre trying to encode. For example if its a 3 hour low-motion movie wherein not a lot of action takes place, then itd be easier to fit into one 80 min cd, than say a 3 hour high action movie. Also 90 to 100 minutes is ideal for one 80 min cd when looking at quality, anymore and quality will probably decrease but thats my opinion. Use a bitrate calculator to find the right bitrate to fit your movie into a cd. also try resizing your movie to a lower resolution. Mess around with some filters, especially smoothers, try smoothing out the picture a little, and gain some more compression. Cut out the credits, unless you like them, personally they are a waste to me, downsample audio, like say 160 kbits to 128 kbits. These are only a few ways to reduce size, there are many other ways so just keep looing and trying different things.
     
  5. Rally

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    Woah slow down their buddy. Okay the movie I want to rip is actually a cartoon and relativley low action so it shouldn't be a problem but how exacly do I encode my files with DivX >_<? I mean I have a DivX player downloaded and all but basically all I'm using it for is to play my movies in because it has a good video codec. So care to explain this DivX encoding process to me or point me to a place where I can get instructions?
     
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    Whoops! never mind I found the guide >_<' I'llprobably have questions later but for now I'll follow instructions and see where I end up.
    Thankx for the help.
     
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    LOL, sorry got carried away there. Are you using the afterdawn guides?

     
  8. CCBleu

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    [bold] Hello & HELP[bold]
    I am yet another newbie... Just got DVD X Copy and was under the impression that it was all I needed to copy the movies... what is all this talk of other encryption stuff? (ie. nero?)
    I just wanted to plug in the dvd and a few blank dvd-r's and voila.... so far, I try to start the program and it just cancels the recording without doing anything!!
    [bold] ANYONE [bold] PLEASE... if you are on AOL, PLEASE im or email me at: gr0mit1203@AOL.COM if you have the time to give me a walk through on getting started... I would so appreciate it!
    Thanks
     
  9. powerdup

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    Hi, you would have better luck finding help on the dvd-r for newbies message boards.
     
  10. Mahogany

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    ccbleu if you can afford it get dvd xcopy xpress you just pop the disc in your dvdrom let it load on your system it will ask you some questions about rental or borrowed just say no then say i agree wait until the movie finishes then put in the blank in the dvd writer press start then wait until it finishes xcopy you need 2discs xcopy xpress you only need 1disc
     

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