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jk_gabba
28-02-2005, 11:00 AM
Can anyone recommend a good DVD ripper, I'm looking to rip some dvds to small quicktime files, or DVX's ..

ome
28-02-2005, 12:37 PM
i cant be bothered with the transcoding to QT or whatever and just rip the image of the dvd onto the hardDrive. space is cheap....

I do this to all my kids dvd so the kids(4yrs) just have to click to view what they want rather than fuck up the dvd. (I have lots of non-disney animation)

On Windows I use:
-'deamon' (a virtual cd/dvd-rom emulator) to mount the image as a DVD (OSX does this natively) - http://www.daemon-tools.cc
-DVD dycrypter to extract DVD and remove protection http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/software2.htm
-vlc is a good dvd player on all platforms if you dont want to use whatever you have....

-I also write a little script in deamon and have bought a little shareware prog that changes the image of each scriptfile (to a picture of a character in the DVD) - so the kids can recognise the film.

www.doom9.org is the place to go for your .nfo on windows/linux boxes.

I cant remember whats out there for osx but its pretty much the same situation: do a search in google and you get 100+ crap pay loads of money software but the opensource community has good solid 'free' non-comersial solutions - just need to know where to look.....

nomos
28-02-2005, 05:40 PM
In OS X I use a combination of MacTheRipper to rip (obviously) and DVD2One to compress and re-image for burning.

I'm not positive, but I think that FFMPEG (http://ffmpeg.sourceforge.ne) is supposed to be a very comprehensive utility for converting ripped video to other formats.

Pearsall
28-02-2005, 10:53 PM
I use a combination of two programs to do it.

I use a program called DVD Decrypter (http://www.dvddecrypter.com/) to rip the DVD files onto my hard drive, and then a program called Auto Gordian Knot (http://www.autogk.net/) to create a new Avi file.

boosted
02-03-2005, 07:48 PM
http://www.dvdshrink.org/

Woebot
03-03-2005, 08:16 AM
http://www.fastdvdcopy.com/

i use this, but it may not be what you're after (ie rip to QuickTime)

its excellent though, and extremely easy to use