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Old Feb 19, 2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Converting .dvdmedia to .m4v

Just wanted to see if anyone has had success in finding video conversion (specifically .dvdmedia to .m4v or mp4) freeware that does not have a watermark? I have tried a numer of 'free trails' but they have all been about as 'free' as Hester Prynne walking around with a big, red A. I have a couple programs that run conversions great, but that '.dvdmedia' extension is throwing them all for a loop.

Please let me know what y'all have seen and use. Thanks
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 01:35 PM   #2
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Just wanted to see if anyone has had success in finding video conversion (specifically .dvdmedia to .m4v or mp4) freeware that does not have a watermark? I have tried a numer of 'free trails' but they have all been about as 'free' as Hester Prynne walking around with a big, red A. I have a couple programs that run conversions great, but that '.dvdmedia' extension is throwing them all for a loop.

Please let me know what y'all have seen and use. Thanks
Unless I've missed something, .dvdmedia files are just full DVD rips (VTS Folders), right? If that's the case you can just use Handbrake and convert them to iTunes friendly files. Not sure if you have to remove the .dvdmedia extension or if they will load directly as is, but I would try Handbrake.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 03:32 PM   #3
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You're correct, martinm0. .dvdmedia files are just VIDEO_TS folders with an extension tacked on. If you delete the file extension you're left with a normal DVD rip folder.

Either way, Handbrake can handle these conversions (either .dvdvideo or VIDEO_TS) and doesn't cost a dime.
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Old Feb 19, 2013, 04:08 PM   #4
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Tried to rip the original DVD with Handbrake but securities on the DVD wouldn't allow it. When I delete the extension it does give me the Video_TS and Audio_TS so I will try doing through Handbrake again.

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Old Feb 20, 2013, 10:55 AM   #5
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you need to rip the video before converting. I use RipIt.
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you need to rip the video before converting. I use RipIt.
Not true. On a Mac you Handbrake can use a VLC plug in, on a PC you need a decrypter such as AnyDVD.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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Ok i would say: Use "Permute"

Yes it is shareware, but you can so several conversions as a trial.

After using the trial i personally was utterly convinced, and i use it for any kind of audio / video conversion.
It is just superb.
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Old Feb 20, 2013, 12:12 PM   #8
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Most of the time (with VLC) Handbrake will rip and convert.

When Handbreak fails, the RipIt followed by Handbrake

.dvdmedia files are already ripped and Handbreak encoded to .m4v

BluRay rips with MakeMKV, converted withHandbreak to .m4v
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