Forty-Two - Create Divx/VCD/SVCD/DVD-R from any DVD-9 or DVD-5!

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  1. DannyZR2 macrumors 6502

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    Just want to post this here to get more involvement and support from the Mac community for this wonderful program. Here's the link for the webpage...

    http://homepage.mac.com/kaicherry/index2.html

    forty-two v1.5 is the definitive tool for MacOS X for converting a DVD into either an avi DivX movie, a folder of ready to burn bin/cues for VCDs and SVCDs or a ready to burn .iso DVD disk image. It is designed to be simple to use, easy to learn and give good, in sync results. Please read the easy to follow guide to start converting your DVDs right away.


    forty-two v1.5 requires MacOS X 10.2.3 or later, with the BSD Layer installed, 15GB of free space for converting a DVD and a Macintosh compatible DVD drive.


    Burning VCDs and SVCDs required a CD Recordable/ReWritable drive. DVD burning requires a MacOS X supported DVD-R/DVR+R drive.


    Generous contributions from Users Like You insure the ongoing development and improvement of forty-two.

    For more info and stuff, go here (DVDRHelp.com Mac video forum)
    http://www.dvdrhelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=143230
     
  2. DannyZR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OH yeah..

    the best thing about this program is that the output video is IN-SYNC with the audio!!! no more hoping.. put in DVD, tell it VCD, SVCD, Divx, or DVD-R and hit start....

    it creates a 1 minute test clip (audio will appear out of sync with mplayer app that plays it) to view the video, then starts encoding the whole movie... PAL or NTSC format is auto-detected... When it is done, you have an image file that you can burn with Toast or whatever burning program and play on your set-top DVD/VCD player... wonderful!!!

    NOTE: remember, this program is dependent on people who get use out of it to contribute to further development.. if there's a feature you'd like.. reque$t it if you know what I mean...

    (I am in know way affiliated with the development of this program and get nothing for promoting it other than enjoyment of other Mac users getting a good transcoding program that works...)
     
  3. alset macrumors 65816

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    I just downloaded the update a few hours ago. I hope it works better than the version i had previously installed (.5, I think). I had some serious errors witht that one.

    Thank god this tool came about!

    Dan
     
  4. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Just downloading now.

    Anyone know how this handles copy protection for backups? I hate taking my originals in little plastic sleeves on trains/planes.
     
  5. DannyZR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It does all the copy protection handling for you... the reason for this program is to be able to use your originals at home and take backups with you for the road... I keep my originals in my 300disc changer and hate having to take them out when I want to bring a movie to work or to a friend's house.. i can now keep backups in the (now empty) DVD cases and keep the originals in thechanger...
     
  6. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Every DVD I've tried gets rejected as it can't find AC3 audio. Oh well...
     
  7. DannyZR2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Make SURE you follow the READ ME file when installing BEFORE running.. or else.. well, you won't get it to work...
     
  8. gotohamish macrumors 65816

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    Ooops, will do. Thanks!
     
  9. Jaykay macrumors 6502a

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    forty-two doesnt work properly for me so i use use mencoder but id use fourty-two if i could...

    well time to start downloading updates and reading the read me.
     

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