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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: DVD Ripping
From: DAVID CARMICHAEL <dec2955@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Sat, 21 Aug 2004 22:07:16 -0700 (PDT)
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Due to this topic could be rated as questionably

Software for a windows based machine is:
DVD Decrypter [software to remove anti copy info] and
DVD ISO burning software].
DVD Shrink [software to re-encode/compress a dual
layer DVD to a single layer DVD to your harddrive and
does link to the above software for burning or NERO]

I can state that media used makes a big difference in
the quality of the burn more than the
encoding/compression does!! [brand name on the package
does not mater!! I have had brand name disc's not work
in my set-top boxes]

If you are using a NEC based burner then you will also
want to check out the following web site to make sure
that you drive has the latest firmware:

Now about your DIVX question might have more to do
with the way the original file was encoded and not
anything that you are doing yourself.

There are now DIVX set-top DVD players on the market..
one from Philips and one from RCA.

Personally I put a program disc in one DVD drive and a
blank in my DVD+R drive and start up 'DVD Shrink' and
go to sleep... and when I get up the next AM
everything is doen....

--- Jonathan Hall <flimzy@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've just begun experimenting with the process using
> the dvdrip program (a
> collection of perl scripts with a GUI front end). 
> I've ripped a sample
> portion of a DVD, and encoded it a couple times,
> both times with divx5, but
> at different video bit rates.  In both cases, when I
> play the clip, I get
> some distortion when the image moves.  Almost a bit
> of an after image, most
> noticable in areas of high contrast.  The distortion
> takes the form of
> horizontal lines.
> I was wondering if anyone might have a clue as to
> what is causing this.  Is
> it a defect/drawback of my video playback software,
> the encoding method, or
> the codec?  Or something else entirely?
> Also, somewhat related, but more generally... if
> anyone has experience
> ripping DVDs, what encoding software can you
> recommend?  And do you
> recommend any specific audio or video codecs?  What
> other things should I
> consider when ripping DVDs?
> And lastly... is anyone qualified and interested in
> giving a presentation on
> this topic? :)  (If not, perhaps I will be in a
> month or two)
> Thanks!
> -- Jonathan
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