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General WDTV Groups => Audio and Video Conversion => Topic started by: mikebrute on September 16, 2010, 09:15:50 PM

Title: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: mikebrute on September 16, 2010, 09:15:50 PM
Hello Everyone,

I recently bought the WD TV Live to eliminate the need for dvd's or connecting my laptop to the computer.  Now I realize that the over 300 DVD collection i have been building needs to be converted back to avi or another suitable format for viewing on a 46" LCD.

Is there any way to reverse the transcoding that was originally done (I think I used Nero)

I would re-download them all, but now I have a download limit from Rogers. 

I have done some research but have come back empty handed.  Some programs I have tried are AutoGK, DVDx, and WINAVI.

any assistance would be greatly appreciated.  I just want my dvds back to 700-800mgs.

Mike
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: mikebrute on September 17, 2010, 06:59:01 PM
So I have done some more research and tried a few more programs.  I am now more comfortable with the processes and my options after reading the sticky threads.

It looks like the WINAVI program is going to work, however I am noticing that when previewing the movie, it has subtitles.  How do I go about converting the file without subtitles?  All of my search results have been people asking how to add not remove subtitles.  Or can I simply turn off the subtitles once the file has been converted?

I am attempting to convert a TS file to AVI.  Any suggestions?  I feel I am getting close here.

Mike
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: mikebrute on September 17, 2010, 08:54:40 PM
Using WinAVI i have managed to get a movie from 4 gigs to 2.9 gigs, but I would still like them in the 1 gig range.  Can anyone recommend some settings to achieve this?

Thanks,

mike
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: twisty on September 18, 2010, 03:19:18 AM
G'day Mike,

Uuummmm ... not sure I understand.  Do you have the original dvd's?  If so then I suggest you convert to .mkv.  Select container contents as required and enjoy.  If not, buy them.  This way you have an original as backup  in case of technical failure ... oh ... believe me ... it happens ;D
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: joecody01 on January 26, 2011, 11:42:39 PM

Aunsoft DVD Ripper is the first-rate easy-to-use DVD decryptor, DVD backup and converting tool which can quickly crack DVD encryption (CSS) and region code (RPC), decode the configuration of DVD disc, and ISO, IFO files and then encode or convert to AVI, WMV, MP4, MOV, DivX, XviD, 3GP, TS, FLV, ASF, DV, AAC (5.1 channels), MP3, WMA, AIFF, AC3 (5.1 channels), etc format, so that you can upload to YouTube, Hulu, Myspace, Websites or play on iPad, iPod, iPhone, iPhone 4, Droid X, Droid 2, HTC EVO 4G, other Android Phones, Blackberry, PSP, PS3, Apple TV, Xbox 360, Sansa, etc anytime anywhere.

http://www.aunsoft.com/dvd-ripper/
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: nicejane on April 19, 2011, 10:52:28 PM
have you tried bigasoft dvd ripper
it can convert dvd to various video format like avi, mkv, wmv, mov, mpg, mp4, 3gp and more
you can convert with or without subtitle
you can make file size to any desired level by changing the resolution in "Setting" function.

window version at http://www.bigasoft.com/dvd-ripper.html (http://www.bigasoft.com/dvd-ripper.html)
mac version at http://www.bigasoft.com/dvd-ripper-mac.html (http://www.bigasoft.com/dvd-ripper-mac.html)

Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: Marishvcard on August 14, 2011, 03:27:33 AM
I would like to convert my DVD collection to MPEG4 AVC/H.264
My kids have been using the program AVS Video Converter 6.22 to convert their DVD videos to watch on their Ipods, but it takes about 2 hours to complete one movie but I cant find a quick way of doing it ... please help.
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: twisty on August 17, 2011, 02:33:56 PM
I would like to convert my DVD collection to MPEG4 AVC/H.264
My kids have been using the program AVS Video Converter 6.22 to convert their DVD videos to watch on their Ipods, but it takes about 2 hours to complete one movie but I cant find a quick way of doing it ... please help.

G'day Marishvcard,

Handbrake will do that.  http://handbrake.fr/  It even has an ipod option.  Conversion speed depends on your computers "grunt" as well as conversion compression.  See link in my sig.
Title: Re: Convert DVD Collection
Post by: ocbilly on June 14, 2013, 02:18:12 AM
I've used AppGeeker DVD Ripper in the past to convert files. It, supposedly, can convert home-made and  DRM protected DVDs.
Get the source at: how to convert DVD to AVI format (http://www.ilikemall.com/convert/rip-dvd-to-avi-mac.html)
I'm not certain which OS you are operating (windows or mac), but you can get its right version.