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#1 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 12:50 PM

Free, or at least cheap.


Looking for a way to rip some DVDs of TV series to an HDD for easier access. I've found a few, but it's hard to tell which sites to trust anymore.

Also, if you have a series on disc, how long should it take to process 6 or 8 half-hour episodes?
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 01:20 PM

It maybe old , but I like DVD Shrink 3.2 if you can find it.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:26 PM

I use a mix of DVD Shrink and DVD Decrypter depending on the title....

#4 OFFLINE   SayWhat?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:43 PM

I read something about Shrink earlier, but it seemed like it was intended for making a backup DVD, not extracting to a hard drive.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

DVD Decrypter for me.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:56 PM

There are a bunch of DVD rippers available for download on CNET. I've used a few but can't recommend any of them.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:27 PM

Looked at some of those earlier too.

What format do I want them to end up in, or does it matter? I want to put them in folders by show titles to be selected by episode for play.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 08:50 PM

What format do I want them to end up in, or does it matter? I want to put them in folders by show titles to be selected by episode for play.


I think the answer to that depends on how you plan to play them back. For example, I like to have mine end up in a single video file, usually .m4v or .mkv. Both offer nice compression so I don't need one-to-one disk space based on the size of the source DVD or Blu-ray. I add the video files to my Plex server (http://www.plexapp.com/) on the PC and then stream them from my Roku. My kids love it because all of our movies are available on-demand without swapping discs. I like it because the discs aren't getting scratched up anymore. I haven't had to buy the same movie twice because the kids scratched the first one for awhile now.

I use DVDFab HD Decrypter (http://www.dvdfab.co...d-decrypter.htm) to do a one-to-one rip of the disk and then feed that to HandBrake (http://handbrake.fr/) to create the .m4v or .mkv file. I purchased the commercial version of DVDFab, which has the capability of ripping straight from disk to .m4v file, but I've found that I end up with audio sync issues when I do that, so I've switched to the two step process instead.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:11 PM

I use this, totally free and very versatile
http://www.dvdvideosoft.com/

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 09:19 PM

Handbrake is hands down the best DVD ripper.


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Posted 25 February 2013 - 07:47 PM

I also need to do that and found this theme on google, thanks for so many options, as Kevin F said Handbrake is the best, it's awsome because it's also free! I have tried it but I wonder if there is some video quality loss on output video, it seems not good...:nono2: I have rip my DVDs to mp4 but really not good...




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