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Posted: 10/14/2004 2:07:46 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 2:08:01 PM EST by Negative20]
I'm looking for something to rip my DVD's onto my computer. I don't want to end up with a huge 3GB file, just something along the lines of an 800MB .avi, .mpeg, etc. I have come accross numerous programs that will get the job done...but I'm not about to spend the cash to test them all. Any help is appreciated.

- N20
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:12:08 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:13:31 PM EST
use dvd decrypter and autogk. You can make the movie as big or as small as you want. I find that 2 GB is the sweet spot. If you go less than this you really start to notice the quality decrease on the TV.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:13:35 PM EST
Try www.videohelp.com]videohelp.com[/URL . Its a website and forum on DVD authoring and you will find many programs that will do what your looking for. Different programs will rip into different file types. I heard Dr. Divx is a good program for ripping into divx.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:14:12 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 2:15:34 PM EST by Janus]
Rip it with DVD Decrypter. Then use AutoGK to compress down to your favorite format. I also use Dr. Divx to encode to Divx format.
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:20:36 PM EST
Thanks ya'll. I just want to be able to keep a couple of my favorite movies on my laptop...without carrying around the DVD's and cases.

- N20
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:24:02 PM EST
DVDShrink will do the job also
Link Posted: 10/14/2004 2:28:07 PM EST
[Last Edit: 10/14/2004 2:30:33 PM EST by Synister1]
Best program out there is FairUse.

Will rip the movie to Divx or Xvid. You specify the final size. It also has a feature that will allow you to degrade the video quality with the movies credits start.

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