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Ripping DVDs using Elgato Turbo 264


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Has anyone got their hands of one of the new Elgato video encoding sticks and, if so, can it be used to encode DVDs directly? I've ben told "NO" by a reliable source but then I read the following from Reg Hardware:

"Pulling a standard-definition MPEG 2 movie of 1h 55m 58s duration straight off a DVD took Turbo.264 28m 23s to rip and convert to its iPod Standard pre-set. Setting HandBrake to match Turbo.264's settings - 320 x 240 resolution, 128Kbps 48kHz AAC audio, 768Kbps encoding rate, 30fps - ripped the same video and saved it as an H.264 file in 59m 33s, a little more than twice as long"

http://www.reghardware.co.uk/2007/05...264/page4.html
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I've managed to answer my own question. I downloaded the latest version of the software from the Elgato website (even though I do not yet own the hardware). I then inserted a DVD and dragged the desktop icon onto the Turbo .264 application. It showed it as a VOB file ready to encode. Of course without the hardware I couldn't do anything with it, but at 2-3 times the speed of Handbrake/ internal processor, I'll be ordering soon.

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