1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Opinions: Ripping to AVI

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by vzmule, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. vzmule

    vzmule Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    I typically copy a dvd to iso then burn the iso to disc and have software that works quite well for that (anydvd, clonedvd2, nero 10.5), but occasionally have a need to rip to avi for internet purposes. I've tried a number of apps but all seem to produce substandard quality results including poor video quality and more importantly audio and video getting out of sync.

    So I have a 2 part question:

    1) What are individual opinions on the best dvd to avi software that has decent processing time, quality video output and is great at keeping audio & video synced? I saw a reference in a recent post to autoGK. Is this the best?

    2) If you have an avi that is out of sync, is there a utility that can easily sync the streams?

    P.S. I saw a sticky about asking about DVD-Rs and that people endanger their accounts by posting about them. Just curious what that was about. Anyone?
     
  2. attar

    attar Senior member

    Joined:
    Jun 17, 2005
    Messages:
    11,504
    Likes Received:
    29
    Trophy Points:
    128
    If the out of sync is constant, you can get the factor in milliseconds by playing it in the likes of VLC and press either j or k and noting the number.

    Load the file in VirtualDub.
    Select Video > Direct Stream Copy.
    Audio > Interleaving > Audio Skew and insert the number from VLC.
    File > Save as AVI.

    AutoGK is as good as any for DVD to AVI.
    It uses the XviD codec and is quite fast on a multicore PC.
    Use 'Target quality (in percentage) 75.
     
  3. vzmule

    vzmule Member

    Joined:
    May 9, 2007
    Messages:
    6
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    11
    Thanks
     

Share This Page