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Old 09-16-05, 11:14 AM
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Converting DVD video to .AVI? (Non-Piracy)

I need to take a home video on DVD (Not a movie. This is not piracy), and convert it to a file like a .avi so it can be e-mailed. What is the easiest way to do this?
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Old 09-16-05, 11:16 AM
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Go to www.videohelp.com and put "DVD to AVI" in the search. It should give you the best programs with instructions on how to use it.
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Old 09-16-05, 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Mopower
Go to www.videohelp.com and put "DVD to AVI" in the search. It should give you the best programs with instructions on how to use it.
Cool site. Thanks.
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www.doom9.org is also helpful.
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Old 09-16-05, 01:24 PM
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If you don't mind speding $30, this is a good tool

http://www.winavi.com/
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You do realize that an avi file from a DVD will be 12gig an hour. (if thats even possible) I think what you want is an MPEG2 file from the DVD.... this will be about 4 gig if the dvd is single layer. Can you really email 4 gig? How long is this movie?

I take it you no longer have the data file the DVD was created with? This is why I will always create a data DVD and a movie DVD.

You could always play the DVD and run the video through your camcorder so you PC can capture the video...
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Old 09-16-05, 03:39 PM
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Um...you just convert the mpeg2 to an .avi format after you rip the vob(s) from the DVD. It isn't hard to do, and the size will vary with the codec and quality.
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Old 09-16-05, 04:26 PM
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check out mrbass.org
look at DVD ripping
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Old 09-16-05, 04:42 PM
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I hope the above thread of mine is ok........ If not will a mod please delete it...

Of course this thread really could go either way.... as the method for ripping is the same for home movies and copywrited movies... This thread should probably be deleted or locked.....
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Old 09-16-05, 06:17 PM
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Home videos on DVD probably don't have CSS encryption on them, so it's not about ripping, but merely copy over the VOB files, and then using another application to crunch them up, like to the XVID format (usually has the AVI extension as well as AVI is a container to many different video file formats, unfortunately).

AVI's can be big (uncompressed) or small (compressed). Why anyone thinks compressing MPEG-2 files is going to make them easier to email is a different matter. It'd be much more time-effective to simply burn another copy of the DVD and mail it to the person wanting so see the video.
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Old 09-16-05, 06:48 PM
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Originally Posted by ANDREMIKE
This thread should probably be deleted or locked.....
No it shouldn't. I've been needing to do the same thing with some home videos on DVD, but I know nothing about making/compressing AVI files. And if we're talking about ripping home videos, there's no breaking of CSS, Macrovision or any other copy protection, which is where the problems would come in.
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Old 03-10-06, 11:30 PM
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Now I need help. Did anyone come up with a solution?
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Old 03-10-06, 11:36 PM
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Do this:

-Let's try to keep this open -X

-Use VirtualDub (I use VirtualDubMOD) to load the .VOB file that you are given.

-Go to Video, then to Compression and pick one, like XviD or DivX.

-Then just go to File, then to Save As and save it as .AVI and you'll be finished.
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Old 03-10-06, 11:38 PM
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Why do you need to rip video that won't be protected with CSS?
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Old 03-10-06, 11:45 PM
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What program will take video from a DVD that doesn't have CSS?
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Old 03-10-06, 11:51 PM
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Windows Explorer's copy command copies the files on the disc just fine as Patman said above.
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Old 03-10-06, 11:55 PM
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DR DIVX.

Rip it removed
CONVERT TO DIVX
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