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Ripping DVD problem

Mar 12, 2007
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I have been playing around with mac the ripper and handbrake and have had no luck. I have gone through the forums a few times and read everything I could find but still nothing. I used mac the ripper and it ran for about 40 mins and I ended up with a file 1GB less then the original. Im not too worried about the size right now but the problem is the file is divided in chapters and gives me an error when I play one of the chapters in VLC. So I tried Handbrake and it ran for 5 hours and the file I ended up with was 2.3MB and 25 seconds long. So I went from 7.5GB to 2.3MB and got the opening scene but it ran for 5 hours......I'm running this on a powerbook G4 867mhz 512ram 60GB drive which is empty. I have followed recomendations on settings and what not and this is what I end up with....Both coppies are useless. Mac the ripper was quick but how do i get it all into 1 file.

I am trying to keep a copy on the hard drive not burn it to a DVD.

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