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Converting DVD's into mpegs


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Are there any free programs that I could use in order to backup my dvds on to my external hd?

I have roughly 150 dvds, and I wouldn't mind having some of my favorite ones on my comp for quick access.

I have mactheripper but that only breaks it into video_ts and audio_ts and the folders are generally like 8gb in size.

Anything?
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After mac the ripper use Handbrake (google it, its the first item and its free) and that will convert it to avi or mp4 for you

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Yes Handbrake is great but if your going to put the DVD on an ipod then I suggest using quicktime to resize the mpeg to 320x240 otherwise handbrake will squish the frame a little.
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handbrake can resize the video as well

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Yeah but it would always make the length and width uneven when I used it.
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did you adjust the width first? if you set the height to 240 the width could be screwed up

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What program converts .vob to .mpeg?
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did you adjust the width first? if you set the height to 240 the width could be screwed up
Thanks I'll make sure I fix that next time.
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What program converts .vob to .mpeg?
ffmpegX, great program but you need to know which .vob's on the DVD make up the movie.
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did you adjust the width first? if you set the height to 240 the width could be screwed up
So what should he have done? Set the height first, then width? Thanks.
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No you set the width first.

There are all sorts of dimensions for movies to be produced in, but all of them the width is what usually changes more. If you set the width to the correct width the height will come out fine. If you set it by the height on a wide screen film it will end up trying to squeeze too much into the width

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