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Ripping to MPEG or AVI

Discussion in 'Convert DVD to another format' started by GobBluth, Jun 27, 2007.

  1. GobBluth

    GobBluth Member

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    I want to rip a dvd to my portable hard drive and then hook it up to my dvd player. My dvd player won't play vob files. ANy way to get the movie in AVI or MPEG without encoding it. I tried and it was gonna take a few hours to do that.
     
  2. IHoe

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    that's funny....... a DVD player not playing VOB files??? VOB, IFO, BUP files are what you call DVD compliant files! That's what a DVD player plays!!! I don't understand what you did and why it won't play a DVD compliant disk! maybe your disk is not good media and it can't read your disk properly. it's usually the other way around that a DVD player can't read AVI files or MPG files! So it must be your disk that it can't read.

    there are plenty of reasons why certain dvds won't play in other players:

    1. burning speeds: burn at 4x so there will be less writing errors (rule of thumb is to burn at half the rated speed of the disk--8X disk burn at 4x).
    2. read manual for your stand alone player and use the disks that will play in your player. If your player is less than 2 yrs old then it should play the + or - R disks! I said SHOULD that's why you read the manual.
    3. try booktyping your drive to DVd-ROM so it will make your +R disks more compatible to players. Read this:
    http://k-probe.com/bitsetting-booktype-faq.php
    4. make sure that there are no finger prints or scratches on your disk that make it hard for the player to read the disk!
    5. use good quality media (rule of thumb....buy the ones that are Made in Japan.) Verbatim is a top notch disk and is the only exception to this rule....some Verbatims are made in Taiwan and they are top notch!
    6. and don't burn too close to the outer edge of the disk ..... which will make the disk unreadable! but using good media you will be able to burn close to the edge better than lesser quality media. Just in case I only burn no closer than 4400MB, so if you can set your programs to that, all the better!

    follow these little tips of the trade and you'll have better success! good luck.

    also read this:
    http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/Why-DVDRW-is-superior-to-DVD-RW/
    why the +R media is better than the -R media

    can you explain what you did and what went wrong?
     
  3. GobBluth

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    Sorry I should have been more specific. I put the movie on my portable hard drive and hooked up the portable hard drive to the TV via usb. I have some tv shows stored in avi format on my portable hard drive and they work just fine.
     
  4. IHoe

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    how do you mean this? they work fine on the TV hooked up by the USB or they play fine on the computer? still don't know what you mean? How does your TV use the portable Hard drive? or are you hooking up the portable hard drive to the DVD player by USB..... I still don't understand you!
     
  5. res2cue

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    do you have a player (eg Nero)installed on the hard drive that will play VOB files?
     
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  6. IHoe

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    sooooooooo confusing!
     
  7. res2cue

    res2cue Guest

    I'm with you IHOE, just trying to figure it out
     
  8. emily22

    emily22 Guest

    ImTOO DVD Ripper Platinum is a good choice , just download it at edited by ddp
     
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