Looking for free video compressor

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  1. answer348 macrumors member

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    I'm looking to move some of my DVDs onto my computer, and from what I know about it, I'll need a ripper and a compressor. I've already downloaded Mac The Ripper for the first part, and I was wondering what would be a good choice for the compression. Thanks!
     
  2. Heb1228 macrumors 68020

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  3. cb911 macrumors 601

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    whoa, whoa, whoa... easy there...

    you'll probably get alot of conflicting answers on this one. i would NOT recommend HandBrake - i used it once, and it was the last time. it was buggy, and slow. numerous other users have also commented on how slow it is.

    i use DVD2OneX to compress ripped DVD's. but that keeps them in the Video_TS/DVD format. (which may or may not be a problem for you). if you want to convert them to MPEG or similar, you could use FFmpegX, an OpenSource video/audio utility. that does take a bit of getting used to - but there's tutorials available and great help on their forums.

    but really - the first question you need to ask yourself is - what format do you want to compress the DVD's into?
     
  4. Windowlicker macrumors 6502a

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    If not DVD -> ffmpegX

    A new version of ffmpegX was just released. The version now is 0.0.9t and supports encoding of fully QT7 compatible H.264 - with cropping and subtitles!

    So if you're not burning the stuff on a DVD, I recommend getting this software. Also, if you like it it's only $15 and you get some more functions and no nags. In my opinion this is the best encoding app there is.

    http://homepage.mac.com/major4/news.html
     
  5. answer348 thread starter macrumors member

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    I was hoping to compress them into .avi or .mpeg
     

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