Decent way to convert DVD's.

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  1. Stilgar1973

    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    I have a collection of Music CD's that include DVD discs with music videos on them.

    I want to convert them to a file that would allow me to copy the file and play on my Zune, PSP and stream to my 360 upstairs.

    I have tried several programs (even paid for one of them grrrrrr.....) and what they create is COMPLETE SHIT.

    What was once a beautiful and musically synced DVD image is a pix-elated and out of synch MESS.

    Does anyone know of any programs that would fit this bill?

    Right now I am trying a AVI program that runs it through FFDSHOW. Problem is.... I am not sure any of my devices are going to read a .avi file.

    I think I have to go MPG or go home.
     
  2. Stilgar1973

    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    Currently I am playing with Nero.

    Oh and before you say, 'You dimwit, you are up against copy protection!'. I got that covered.
    I use DVD-Cloner VII to convert to Disc Image (no I don't let it shrink it. That way the only thing it does is remove the copy protection) then I mount it into Alcohol 120.

    FWIW: The programs I paid for are: Nero (newest version), DVD Cloner VII.

    The program that I had the most hope for, but wasn't willing to pony up the cash until I saw it work: Roxio Creator 2010 Pro. When I try to convert to an MPG it crashes to desktop. They want $80 for this buggy POS. I swear if I could get a decent conversion out of it I would pony up the $80.

    The other program I am using and if it worked like I wanted it to I would pony up the cash: DVDNEXTCOPY 3

    I also own a paid for and up to date version of Divx.
     
  3. Mycophiles

    Mycophiles OT Supporter

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    convertxtodvd , dvd decryptor and handbrake are all you need. good luck (all those are free programs)
     
  4. dissonance

    dissonance reset OT Supporter

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    SlySoft AnyDVD: to "adjust" encyption
    SlySoft CloneDVD Moble: to rip/encode into whatever format
    SlySoft CloneDVD: to rip into ISO

    Use all three frequently and never had a single problem.
     
  5. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    i use dvdfab6, seems to handle everything i throw at it
     
  6. SeeVinceRun

    SeeVinceRun Currently In Prison OT Supporter

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    I rip my DVD's to a single VOB file using DVD Shrink. Then I convert that into a mp4 file. It doesn't have 5.1 sound (unless you have a receiver that can decode aac audio, then it does) but the video is gorgeous. And it plays in my HTPC and the PS3
     
  7. Chitown B

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    handbrake is all you need. freaking awesome. even crops if the image is letterboxed instead of anamorphic.
     
  8. AVengeance

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    Never heard of Handbrake!
     
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    Love this one...
     
  10. scottiemac

    scottiemac It's time to shoot some hot dogs!

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    what's the best way to convert an mpeg-4 to something i can burn and watch on my dvd player?
     
  11. Chitown B

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    Toast or Nero probably. They'll convert them on the fly.
     

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