Converting DVD to .AVI

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by thriii, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. thriii macrumors 6502

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    i have a ton of DVDs and I just recently got a new external HD and i would like to put alot of my dvds o it so i dont have to carry the DVDs around (im not sharing the files with any1!) how do i do this? I searched but I only see converting avi to dvd.. any help would be appreciated :) also I have a PC in the living room would the avi file work on that?
     
  2. amnesiak macrumors member

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    Handbrake is the best tool for that. http://handbrake.m0k.org/
    very easy to use and i've been using it ever since i found it.

    and yes you can watch the avi on your pc too. although i recommend exporting it to mp4 with the h264 codec which is way better.
     
  3. skimaxpower Guest

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    another vote for handbrake. what an excellent program.

    Depending on how important quality is to you, I suggest scaling down your resolution if you are scaling down the bitrate too. Something along the lines of 416x240 usually looks great for widescreen dvd rips.
     
  4. simie macrumors 6502a

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