Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Conners on Wed 15/Oct/14 7:18am

Hey peeps,
I know this will have been discussed previously but I'm not getting any hits on my search.

Wanting to get my DVD collection onto hard drive to simplify my life.
Looking DVD ---> mpeg4* ripping software. Requirements are as follows:

1. Free
2. Simple

I'm not looking for a Danose style fourteen step mega complicated solution here. I don't need to upscale from DVD res to 4k etc :p :satan:
I guess the simplest option may be just to download fresh?

Thoughts welcome.

*or whatever format gives good quality without gigantic file sizes.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Scotty on Wed 15/Oct/14 7:20am

Freemake dude.

Totally and utterly kicks arse, especially for conversion work. Easy as to use too. :)
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby rustic on Wed 15/Oct/14 8:05am

https://handbrake.fr/ if wanting to put them on an iPad or Tablet. Super Simple
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby danose on Wed 15/Oct/14 8:14am

rustic wrote:https://handbrake.fr/ if wanting to put them on an iPad or Tablet. Super Simple


trouble is whilst handbrake is a great at re-encoding, it has NO decss functionality (so will read only UN-protected dvds). For free de-css I used to swear by the free version of DVDfab, and it's still quite a good option except some of the newest/funkiest dvd protection schemes are too much for it - I've gone to pavtube's DVDaid as a result (but it's not free)
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby znomit on Wed 15/Oct/14 8:17am

danose wrote:
rustic wrote:https://handbrake.fr/ if wanting to put them on an iPad or Tablet. Super Simple


trouble is whilst handbrake is a great at re-encoding, it has NO decss functionality (so will read only UN-protected dvds). For free de-css I used to swear by the free version of DVDfab, and it's still quite a good option except some of the newest/funkiest dvd protection schemes are too much for it - I've gone to pavtube's DVDaid as a result (but it's not free)

I've only found a few new releases that won't rip with handbrake.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Conners on Wed 15/Oct/14 9:05am

Scotty wrote:Freemake dude.

Totally and utterly kicks arse, especially for conversion work. Easy as to use too. :)

Awesomesauce - cheers Scotty.

rustic wrote:https://handbrake.fr/ if wanting to put them on an iPad or Tablet. Super Simple

Nice one - will check this one out too. Generally I stream from hard drive to AppleTV via Plex (Plex media server on laptop, app on phone), so don't need the files on the tablet/phone - but will look into this too as an option for when travelling :thumbsup:
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Wed 15/Oct/14 12:50pm

Scotty wrote:Freemake dude.

Totally and utterly kicks arse, especially for conversion work. Easy as to use too. :)


Freemake have a few products which work nicely.
Freemake Video Downloader is good for nicking video from YouTube etc. (Since Orbit Downloader includes DDoS attackware and is no longer updated anyway)

Various Freemake products silently install OpenCandy adware (and leaves it behind after uninstall I imagine). Also if you select the browser plugin option it installs a persistent Firefox start page hijacker, I had to use Windows rollback to remove it.
OpenCandy can silently install other stuff explicitly (e.g. the bundled FireFox) or secretly (e.g. Lord Knows What).

Here's my notes in case anyone wants to avoid OpenCandy:


FREEMAKE: How to avoid OpenCandy adware:

Get the Offline full installers, not the 2MB stubs offered by their download page:
http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline ... der/?net=0
http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline ... ter/?net=0
http://www.freemake.com/offline/offline ... oom/?net=0


Latest version numbers are here if you need to check for updates later:
http://www.freemake.com/downloads/
http://www.freemake.com/freemake_video_ ... changelog/
http://downloads.pcauthority.com.au


INSTALLATION: Open a command line. To skip installation of OpenCandy adware run
FreeMakeInstallerThingy.exe /NOCANDY

HIJACK of startup page in Firefox was persistent! Came from Downloader browser plugin option, Just Say No!
Uninstalling Firefox didn't fix it, Windows rollback does. Maybe uninstall Firefox before starting?

If the offline installer links above change, to obtain the latest offline installer:
Download the web installer from freemake.com. This is a stub, about 2Mb.
Unplug your LAN cable. Run the stub installer. It will fail because no internet, and offer a link to the offline installer.
Plug in, download the offline installer then unplug again.


If you do get infected, consider these:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings “CertificateRevocation” = 1
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System “DisableTaskMgr” = 0
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\policies\system “DisableTaskMgr” = 0



OBSERVATIONS
---------------------------
After installing videoDowloader /NOCANDY with network unplugged it opens IE with
http://www.freemake.com/installation?id ... 1&online=0

LOG:
16:31:22.002 Filename: C:\Windows\system32\netsh.exe
2014-06-22 16:31:22.002 Parameters: http add urlacl url=http://+:11425/ user=Owner

2014-06-22 16:31:24.299 Filename: C:\Windows\system32\netsh.exe
2014-06-22 16:31:24.299 Parameters: http add urlacl url=http://+:11425/ user=\everyone

Enter: InitializeWizardOpenCandy
2014-06-22 16:26:43.299 OpenCandy: Key1 : 91a44a0713a231f4cd6010d61824d5e9
2014-06-22 16:26:43.299 OpenCandy: Key2 : eaf63e2654e3e1ba2f9a6a747e92272a
2014-06-22 16:26:43.299 Initialize OpenCandy
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 loading of the OpenCandy Network Client library
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 connect to the OpenCandy Network
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 Enter: CreateSelectTaskPage
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 Enter: AdjustCheckBoxLabel
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 Enter: RemoveAcceleratorKey
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 Enter: SetDefaultParameters
2014-06-22 16:26:43.315 Enter: IsParamSetAutoInstall
-----------------------------------------------------
COMMAND LINE OPTIONS
www.jrsoftware.org/ishelp/index.php?topic=setupcmdline
/LOADINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINF.txt"
/SAVEINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINFSaved.txt"
/LOG=c:\blah\blah.txt (plain /LOG will create a file in user's TEMP dir)
/DIR=f:\programs\FreeMakeVideoDownloader
/CLOSEAPPLICATIONS
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby mark2c on Wed 15/Oct/14 12:59pm

Not free, but certainly the best: Slysoft's Anydvd. Does blu-ray too and seems to be updated almost weekly.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Wobbler on Wed 15/Oct/14 1:19pm

Prob easier to just download them from uncle torrence if its a tv series. I have copies of a bunch of mine because its such a pita swapping disc and watching stupid ass menus if you wanna have a decent binge.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby jo on Wed 15/Oct/14 1:36pm

I have WinXDVD - I paid for platinum. It was fairly dumb-proof. I tried anydvd and a few others but had issues, especially around getting the audio as well as the video in the same mp4.

Still have issues with subtitles? Ones that are occasionally in, say Russian. Necessary for the plot when mostly the track is english. lack subtitles is irritating. eg Salt.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Wed 15/Oct/14 2:43pm

Simonius_Titius wrote:http://www.jrsoftware.org/ishelp/index. ... tupcmdline
/LOADINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINF.txt"
/SAVEINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINFSaved.txt"
/LOG=c:\blah\blah.txt (plain /LOG will create a file in user's TEMP dir)
/DIR=f:\programs\FreeMakeVideoDownloader
/CLOSEAPPLICATIONS


ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER DO YOU SPEAK IT
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Wed 15/Oct/14 5:39pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:
Simonius_Titius wrote:http://www.jrsoftware.org/ishelp/index. ... tupcmdline
/LOADINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINF.txt"
/SAVEINF="M:\Install\Web\FreeMake\FreeMakeVideoDownloaderINFSaved.txt"
/LOG=c:\blah\blah.txt (plain /LOG will create a file in user's TEMP dir)
/DIR=f:\programs\FreeMakeVideoDownloader
/CLOSEAPPLICATIONS


ENGLISH MOTHERFUCKER DO YOU SPEAK IT

Hey that was just a paste of notes made for myself since my brain no longer retains stuff.
The options quoted above are explained at the link above, you can creat a .INF file for options instead of typing them on the cmd line each time. Handy if you have to install many times while trying to work out how to disable the adware/spyware.

Freemake Video Downloader is super easy, works on most but not all videos, and it can produce a .MP3 from video too.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby foremannz on Wed 15/Oct/14 6:37pm

Really, people are still encoding MPEG's! Matroska, plain and simple, NO LOSS of quality, subtitles can be included and turned off it not required while playing.
http://www.makemkv.com/
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby Simonius_Titius on Wed 15/Oct/14 7:38pm

.MKV rules.

The ability to embed audio and subtitles in a whole bunch of languages without touching (and degrading) the video each time makes MKV the winner.

Things I hate: films which turn out to have either
- No English audio or subtitles AND finding the right subtitle file is a pain because of varying cuts.
- dubbed English audio replacing the original language
- Non-English audio (original or dubbed) with Russian translation laid over the top of it.
- Huge 5.1 audio streams which make the total filesize suggest the video will be better than it is.

All of the above are less of a problem if people use .MKV.
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Re: Best Option For Ripping Dvds?

Postby neels on Wed 15/Oct/14 8:14pm

I just watch stuff on couchtuner.eu, no converting = no brain required = works for me.
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