FortyTwo: rip your DVDs to Divx!

Discussion in 'New Mac Application Announcements' started by vniow, Jan 23, 2003.

  1. macrumors G4

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    Found this on xlr8yourmac:


    You can get the app here and it would also be worthwile to check out this thread.
     
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    edesignuk

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    Sounds cool, I'll defiantly give it a go. Thanks :)
     
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    alset

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    This is also on the page.


    osXboxISO

    What is osXboxISO?
    osXboxISO allows Mac Users to create UDF iso9660 dvd disk images that are compatable with the MicroSoft Xbox by simply dropping a folder of files on the applicaticon.

    Additionally, these disks are known to work on DVD players that can read files from iso file systems for mpeg or audio playback


    This will also be nice, if it works. Does anyone know if this might work without a MOD chip?

    I downloaded both - I will report back as soon as I have results.

    Thanks for the great link!

    Dan
     
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    rainman::|:|

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    Okay, can i install BSD without causing problems with the rest of my system? i don't have to reformat, or anything, right? also, will it make things different in the future, or can i just ignore it when not using it? i don't have a clue about the whole thing... but i definitely want to try this...

    :)
    pnw
     
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    arn

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    should be transparent when installed... there is no reason not to install it always in the future...

    don't know about installing it after the fact.

    arn
     
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    When I run forty-two it starts fine. When it goes to show the preview movie before continuing I run into trouble. The movie file meant for preview cannot be found. Sherlock doesn't find it, even when searching invisible items.

    Has anyone else tried this out? Any reports on setup?

    Dan
     
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    I thought the default Jaguar installation installs it automatically. :confused:
     
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    Yes, the default 'standard' install does put BSD on you're machine, but you can do a custom install and set it no not install it.
     
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    beez7777

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    seems like a cool program, but when i try to rip a dvd, it says "mpeg2enc is missing" so it asks me if i wanna dload it, so i click ok, and it says "curl: (23) Failed writing body (23)" what's goin on???
     
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    edesignuk

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    Did u read the readme file? In there it tells you that you need to download some stuff and put it into the Library. Check the readme for full information.
     
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    I can't seem to download mpeg2enc (I just get some alien computer language) and my computer doesn't seem to recognize the file format of mplayer...:(
    Help!
     
  12. macrumors 65816

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    iGod, right click 'save link to disk' and make sure the .txt extension is taken off.

    Everything works until terminal launches, then i get this-

    Any ideas what this means? I'm saving to a 2nd HD, could that be the issue?
     
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    I had the same problem. When i command-f'ed files modified today, the Finder would quit every time. I read all the documentation I could find, and I finally gave up and told it to exit gracefully.

    Then when I started to try again, the test appeared on my desktop, right where I told it to save. Woo hoo!

    I opened it in vlc. Sound but no image. I opened it in QT. Error. Damn.

    I'm trying again with different settings now (I was trying divx 1 CD). Let's see how I go this time...


    Looks like a really sweet tool though, if I can get it to work!
     
  14. macrumors 65816

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    All you file not found guys, here's the thing. I spoke to the author and it seems that both folders (file and temp) can not have spaces in them. So for this release what ever path you are saving to make sure there are no spaces. He said it would be fixed soon. Also "your *boot* drive can have spaces in the name..this is cool. But any mounted extra drives cannot"

    I just found this out, so I'm gonna try it again.
     
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    Beej

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    Hmm, well I read that too, but no path relating to anything to do with 44 had a space in it.

    I fiddled a bit, and ripping to high quality divx works for me as advertised. A full Buffy episode (44 mins) in 380 MB. Tasty. But I already own the DVD... so a smaller and lower quality version is really rather useless to me :)

    Sensational product though, when it works. Very impressive, and very simple. I remember back in my day when DVD ripping was an amazingly borng and difficult thing to do. Now this comes along and all my old skills are nearly useless! Damn ease of use, damn it!
     
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    how long does a conversion (90min movie) to divx take on a average g4?
     
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    Just use Mencoder... it says you have to use the Terminal but you don't have to type in anything... it's all automated... and it doesn't require the mpg2enc (which I tried to make work but didn't)...





    irmongoose
     
  18. macrumors member

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    I haven't been able to get mine to work yet, but I was wondering, is it possible to only convert sections of a movie - for example, could I make a CD of specific movie clips? Or does it have to be the entire film?
     
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    Argh! Still doesn't work. Any other way of getting mpeg2enc?
    ALSO I still can't get mplayer to open - it is not a recognizable file format and asks me which application I'd like to open it in...:( :confused:
     
  20. macrumors 65816

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    God, make sure you download it in IE or Navigator, Safari adds the extension to it. I got everything to work, but once it's ready to actaully rip, it can't find it's preview file to continue with. I don't think you can open mplayer, the apps will open automatically when it's ready.
     
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    Ah, finally, I have been waiting for them to release this for a few weeks!
     
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    doesn't work for me

    I set up everything as indicated but I get the message "mencoder missing", but it is where it should be. Also, mpeg2enc looks like a text file even though I dl in IE and has no .txt . Please help! I use a PBG4 1G. :confused:
     
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    DVD ripping not 4 the rest of us yet

    While many of these applications can work, they are all hampered by the long and complicated process involved in doing a simple rip. With audio CDs the process could not be simpler: insert the CD, launch iTunes and press the 'Import' button. When DVD ripping software has reached this stage of simplicity, then they would be worth my time.
     
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    mencoder comes in it's own folder, it can NOT be in that folder in the application support folder. you must copy the folder's contents to the forty-two folder in app support.

    here's my problem when i try and run 42:

    Volume /Volumes/QUEEN_OF_THE_DAMNED unmounted
    STATUS: Phase 1 Analysis
    STATUS: This content is safe to encode at NTSC Film Rate
    STATUS: Phase 2 Analysis
    STATUS: Checking Audio Format...
    STATUS: Using MP3 VBR...
    STATUS: Encoding 1-Pass Test Clip at your Requested Quality
    STATUS: Copying test clip to /Users/myname/testmovie.avi
    cp: movie.avi: No such file or directory
    STATUS: Playing test clip...See README


    MPlayer CVS-030122-17:15-3.1 (C) 2000-2003 Arpad Gereoffy (see DOCS)

    AltiVec not found
    Reading config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/mplayer.conf: No such file or directory
    Reading config file /Users/myname/.mplayer/config
    Reading /Users/myname/.mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/Users/myname/.mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
    Reading /usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf: can't open '/usr/local/etc/mplayer/codecs.conf': No such file or directory
    Using built-in default codecs.conf
    font: can't open file: /Users/myname/.mplayer/font/font.desc
    font: can't open file: /usr/local/share/mplayer/font/font.desc
    Using usleep() timing
    Can't open input config file /Users/myname/.mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
    Can't open input config file /usr/local/etc/mplayer/input.conf : No such file or directory
    Falling back on default (hardcoded) input config

    Playing movie.avi
    File not found: 'movie.avi'


    Exiting... (End of file)
    793
    STATUS: Ok...Encoding DVD to DivX...ZZZZzz
    syntax error: Expected end of line, etc. but found ?end tell?. (-2741)
    Disk /dev/disk2 ejected
     

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