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Rip or Copy A DVD Movie To An AVI Digital File
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Rip or Copy A DVD To An AVI Digital File Using DVDx Program: Web Tech Support! This how to will show you how to Rip/Backup/Copy your DVD's to a digital file to load on your computer or other media player. The future is now! it's all about digital media. Music CD sale are down, digital music file download sales are exploding, doubling in sales every year. This the future for DVD's, people now want to download there favorite movies to this computer or other media players like cell phone, notebook pc's and other pocket players. Today you can buy a very expenses media box that will lit your Rip your DVD's on to the media player box for play back on your LCD or Plasma wide screen T. V. or other monitor. You can make your own media player box with a computer, big hard drive's, and a free media player program like ALShow.
Rip or Copy A DVD To An AVI Digital File Using DVDx Program:
By: Raymond Garcia
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You Need; To Rip/Copy/Backup DVD's
1. A Fast PC for Ripping DVD's.
2. DVDx Software:
Download the latest version of DVDx archive (DVDx 2.10 at this writing) file to your computer (DVDx 2.10 setup.zip), open it and double-click on "DVDx Setup". Complete the installation of DVDx. You need to do a Google or Yahoo search for the (DVDx download). DVDx is a free DVD Rip software, so don't pay anyone to download it. DVDx is a free DVD Rip software that by my testing works on 8 out of 10 copy protected DVD's. You can also try using DVDShrink on the harder DVD Rips.
Ensure you have XviD (and/or DivX) drivers by downloading codecs separately.
3. Download the latest XviD free from xvid.org.
4. Download the latest DivX free from divx.com.
1. Install all the software, DVDx, Xvid, Divx. OK start the DVDx software. The DVDx program window will appear .Click on the the picture to enlarge.-
Put the DVD you wish to rip into the DVD drive. Alternatively, if your DVD is saved as files on your computer, you can rip from there.
On the DVDx top window, there are three menus available, File, Settings, and Tools.
A file window opens, and you can browse to your DVD. Alternatively, to open DVD files which have been previously saved to your hard drive, click "Open IFO" to select your hard disk files as source.
In the folder selection box, select the file VTS_01_0.IFO in the DVD target directory on the hard drive. You will see many .IFO files on the DVD, the larges .IFO file is the right move file to Rip.
Your movie is now loaded as source.
The Input Settings dialog box will automatically open. Click on the picture to enlarge. -
2. Notice that the Input Settings dialog will show, in the Program Chain Index section at top left, the length of the movie to be processed. Check a suitable audio track is shown in the Audio section.
* Output Frame Rate:
(Output Frame Rate): 23.976 NTSC or 25.0 PAL.
If you're in North America, Use 23.976 NTSC. Europe and pretty much everywhere else, use 25.0 PAL.
Avoid PAL to NTSC or NTSC to PAL conversion with this program.
DVDx is not designed for this purpose, and may produce audio/video sync issues.
If DVDx prompts you to use a different NTSC framerate (29.97 fps), agree to the change. A good rule of thumb for the NTSC people is this: When you click "OK" on this dialogue, if you get a message saying that the input and output framerates are different and that a framerate pullup/pulldown will be performed, then you need to switch to the other one. (From 29.97 to 23.976, or from 23.976 to 29.97) Simply enter this screen again and switch the framerate. You should not get the message when you exit this time.
* Tip: For right Output Frame Rate look at the top the DVDx start box. In the original video setting windows look at the 3 input box. 1 is Audio, 2 is Video, 3 is Subtitle, in 2 Video look at the Hz (see picture), that's the settings to use if you get the "error framerate pullup/pulldown will be performed". If it reads 23.98Hz, set the Output Frame Rate to 23.976 NTSC.
Detect progr. 24Hz: Yes
Force 24 Hz: No
* Q. What does “Force 24Hz” do?
* A. Some NTSC DVD's, which are marked 29.97, are in fact 23.97 progressive. The 'detect prog 24' flag allows DVDx to detect that type of DVD. This detection may not work so you have to check "Force 24Hz" if you think that this detection has failed and set output framerate to 23.97. You may get an error like 'too much frame or samples' if the DVD isn't 23.97 though.
* Other settings can be left at default.
* Note: If during conversion you get an error "DVD drive could not be locked", you should install ASPI drivers (from Adaptec), and then select the "Use ASPI" option. Otherwise this will not be necessary.
* Now click OK.
3. Navigate to the Output Settings dialog box (shown below) through the Settings menu. Here you can choose output options such as movie format (AVI), and set the screen size (resolution) and audio quality. Click on the picture to enlarge.
4. How to change several settings in the Output Settings dialog box:
* Choose an output format (AVI is suitable for playback in Media Player).
* Now choose an audio compression method. Lame MP3 is capable of excellent sound at small filesize (AVI only). If Lame is not available, choose the MPEG video compression, or download Lame MP3 drivers.
* Choose the XviD video codec in the dropdown menu. Click 'Enable Video', but leave 'Enable 2nd' unchecked. You can choose an alternative video codec (such as DivX or Mpeg4) if you prefer.
* Across in section Export Settings, choose a screen size (resolution) for encoding.
* * For widescreen monitors (size ratio 16:9) choose 720x576. Any multiple of 16 is acceptable.
* * For normal monitors choose (size ratio 4:3) choose 720x544. Any multiple of 16 is acceptable.
* Next to the Max Frame number, click the button named Whole. Click Here To See Picture!
* Other settings can be left at default.
* Click the Apply button.
5. Finally, under the File menu, click the menu item called Destination.This button is also found next to the red Record button at the bottom right.
* Browse to a suitable destination folder, and type a filename into the box. Click on Save, then OK.
* You are now ready to convert a DVD to an AVI.
6. Click the Red Record button at bottom right. If you get an error message, change the settings. It's all trial and error.
7. Wait for encoding to complete and then. This will take about 2 hour for a 2 hour move, etc.
8. Now test play the movies, if it play OK then enjoy your movie.
You Need: To make a Media Player Box to hold and play digital files. This computer can be a old or new pc. To be use to play the digital files not to Rip. Just a Player.
1. Computer: Computer to load and play your movie media files. You can use a old or new PC to hold and play your digital move files on your monitor or T. V.
2. Hard Drive: A big Hard Drive, the bigger the better. digital movie files are 600MB 800MB ea in size, HD DVD move files a to 4GB to 6 GB ea. If don't have a big hard drive, install a secant or third hard dive. If you don't know how to install a hard drive then, buy a big USB external hard dive.
3. Load your Digital Movies on to your media player box, plug your cable to your LCD wide screen T. V. and enjoy!
** Tips: Web Tech Support!
* Delete any DVD files you have on your hard drive, following conversion, to save hard drive space. Make sure your outputted AVI or MPEG files are of playable and of suitable quality before deleting the source files.
* If you want to make custom videos with your own DVD's and free videos on the Internet you can convert them to AVI, DivX, XviD, VCD, WMV, MPEG4, and any other format using the great all-in-one DVD Video Conversion software.
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NOTE: Understand copyright laws in your country before ripping any copyrighted DVD's. Understand that in the US the laws are unclear and conflicting, you might be
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