Quick and dirty encoder?

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  1. TheMonarch macrumors 65816

    TheMonarch

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    Hello all, I have a DVD encoding question...

    What encoder should I use for turning a DVD (actually its a VIDEO_TS folder) into a uncompressed video file?

    Yes, uncompressed

    Reason is, I want my PC to do the "bitchwork", as I don't want to wait 2 days for my PB to do it (I also don't want my PB to fry my manhood :p )

    Also, the reason I say uncompressed is because I don't want to lose any quality and I'm also assuming it will encode way faster.

    I don't Use my PC all that much anymore, so I don't care if it takes 2 days, since it just sits there as my 280GB file/ music server.

    I tried handbrake, but it only does MPEG-4/H.264, (so it was gonna take forever anyways)

    So basically:

    DVD->VIDEO_TS->UNCOMPRESSED->TO PC->PC DOES BITCHWORK AND ENCODES HIGH QUALITY H.264
     
  2. homerjward macrumors 68030

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    by uncompressed do you mean DV? that'll be a hell of a huge file...try ffmpegx
    http://homepage.mac.com/major4/ and it'll still take forever on your pb
     
  3. crazzyeddie macrumors 68030

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    Dont change the video_ts folder at all. Most PC programs you find will accept that, or be able to convert it. Converting it to uncompressed video will get you nothing.
     
  4. TheMonarch thread starter macrumors 65816

    TheMonarch

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    I wanted to encode it with quicktime pro (windows), but it wouldn't open it
     
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  6. Nermal Moderator

    Nermal

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    Popcorn and DVD2One will both recompress it.

    You should keep it in its original format, there's a component for QuickTime which will allow it to open MPEG-2 files.
     

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