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Old 29 Aug 2006, 01:45 AM   #1
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Ok.. Im a beginner to DVD BackUp/DVD Ripping process. I been browsing net and found out ton of tools ( DVD Rippers. Codecs etc.. atm im playing RipIt4me about)

Well this is I wanna do DVD Backup/Rip (convert DVD Movie Disc to AVI(Best Quality Codec) have best quality. So which DVD Ripping Tools I should use and which codec should convert to get best picture quality.

I appreciate any recommendations

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Old 29 Aug 2006, 04:16 AM   #2
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Hi and welcome to the forum, cakarott!

If you want a ripping program that can read directly from all your protected DVDs - then Magic DVD Ripper (not freeware) can be used to create the AVI files in one process.
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Old 29 Aug 2006, 11:11 AM   #3
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thx.. cool i will look into Magic DVD Ripper...

firstly sorry for hassling. im a noob to this so i know i ask alot please bare with me . well i been playing about with some tools such as DVDPeanPro,StaxRip,RipIt4Me,MeGUI also Magic DVD Ripper I will look into.

i encounter few things like Codecs x264,divX,Xvid major ones.i would u like u 2 recommend/advice me which one of the tool and codec i should select to obtain best picture quality ripping.
and last and all Dimesion(Size of video Height and Width) and Video Bitrate (i think it quality) what kinda input i should go

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Old 29 Aug 2006, 06:13 PM   #4
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which one of the tool and codec i should select to obtain best picture quality ripping.
for higher quality at a lower file size, x264, but certainly not in avi; use mp4 or mkv. if after slightly faster encoding/decoding go with xvid. the best tool for the job IMHO is MeGUI

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Dimesion(Size of video Height and Width) and Video Bitrate (i think it quality) what kinda input i should go
avoid resizing if possible and go for an anamorphic encode, just crop and set DAR
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Old 2 Sep 2006, 04:17 PM   #5
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Well, my question is what do you intend to watch these converted DVDs on?
PSP?
iPod?
cellphones?

It really depends on what you plan on doing with the finished conversions. mp4 will give you your best quality, but some devices won;t play the mp4 format. I can convert a full DVD to a 120-170mb .vai file and watch the entire movie on a Treo cell phone and many other palm portables. The picture quality is excellent for that platform.
My PSP requires the mp4 format and file size is the main factor in getting a good quality picture with good video/audio sync.

So, before we go on any further, let us know how you intend to use the files and we'll try and give you advice that would best suit your needs.

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Old 4 Sep 2006, 08:05 AM   #6
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none at all, Im just backing up my collection to my hard drive with obtaining best quality. i been told to use x264 and xvid codecs to gain it so past week i tryed tons of ripper found out

for x264 > MeGUI,
for xvid > AutoGK and DVDPean Pro

but im still open for recommendations..

any how i got few questions i will be appreciate if u guys can answer em,

1st question, as u know u use gspot for get information about avi/mpeg files.
Which tool i need to use to get information about MP4 files

2nd question, this is regarding subtitle. Well i convert sub to srt it worked fine but problem is the position it showing (atm showing on the movie which is letterboxed) but i want the subtitle showing bottom of the letterbox in the black area
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for xvid > AutoGK and DVDPean Pro
MeGUI does xvid as well, though AutoGK is fine too.

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Which tool i need to use to get information about MP4 files
easiest is probably mediainfo or YAMB. for further detailed info you can open files (well x264 encodes anyway, don't think other encoders store such info in the bitstream) in a hex editor

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2nd question, this is regarding subtitle. Well i convert sub to srt it worked fine but problem is the position it showing (atm showing on the movie which is letterboxed) but i want the subtitle showing bottom of the letterbox in the black area
use media player classic; set position in options-->subtitles-->default style. otherwise vsfilter
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thx m8

yeah about xvid with megui gives me error
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download xvid_encraw.exe, place in the MeGUI folder
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extra\Didees SixOfNine.cqm this what i missing i search net couldnt found the link
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if you don't know what it is, you won't be needing it
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Old 4 Sep 2006, 10:38 PM   #12
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hmm i manage to rip avi now but when try adap. mux it! i get green screen kinda mess there but again i sort that out 2 using Avi-MuxGUI but im still curious y is that and how to fix it...

and about subtitle i manage the avi(not mp4 file) file with srt showing on media classic player but dont work on windows media player or bs player.


b4 i were selecting profile and that profile required that file this time i done it manually all done but , yer i dont know what exactly that file necessary and do. if u dont mind i care to listen

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