So I want to rip and store some episodes

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  1. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    I've got a DVD boxset I'd like to stick on a hard drive to keep a backup, but mainly to watch the series without the need to switch discs.

    I believe I remember the software you had to use to rip the DVD as VOB files and such, although if you have recommendations please bring them forward. But the recommendations I'd really like is software to use after ripping, as I'd like to convert it to .mkv (I've been told this is the current superior file format for HD) of at least 720p but probably higher. Storage space is not an issue.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    To rip the video use the free dvdfabhddecrypter, it rips all the latest dvd's.

    If your dvd's are standard def use the free fairuse wizard lite to convert them to avi (use the x264 codec for best results) I've use fairuse to convert episodic dvd's with good results. The video files have to be in a ISO (the free dvdshrink can take your vobs and back them up into an ISO.)

    I never converted HIdef but the tool of choice is the free "handbrake" it specializes in conversions to mkv.

    more info
    http://forums.afterdawn.com/
     
  3. funkydude

    funkydude Registered Member

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    Thanks, I'm not entirely sure now thinking about it if it is HD but I'll find out soon enough. DVDFab HD doesn't look too trustworthy, more specifically the screenshots showing it expiring and asking for payment.
     
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    Together with Slysoft AnyDVD HD, DVDFab HD Decrypter is highly regarded when it comes to quality ripping of DVD's and Bluray. Both programs are topnotch. DVDFab HD Decrypter has the advantage that it's completely freeware, if you want more features then indeed you need to purchase the full package. However for most people the freeware version is enough.

    Slysoft AnyDVD HD is payware, but it's really easy use, easier then DVDFab HD Decrypter. Especially when you don't want to be bothered setting up all kinds of settings then Slysoft AnyDVD HD is the way to go.

    Both programs are frequently updated and you can't go wrong with either of them!

    http://www.dvdfab.com/en/hd-decrypter.htm
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvdhd.html (DVD + Bluray)
    http://www.slysoft.com/en/anydvd.html (DVD Only)

    :)
     
  6. jonyjoe81

    jonyjoe81 Registered Member

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    dvdfab has a free version and the paid version both of them will rip the dvd. I only use the free version it's drawback is that it won't shrink the video to fit in one dvd. Since you won't be burning dvd's it's not a big deal. Even the free version is updated every month.

    But if you decide you need to shrink your rip dvd's to fit in a single dvd, just use the free dvdshrink (it will take the files you ripped and make them smaller to fit in one dvd).
     
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