We have discussed this a little bit in the past...Can more people comment on this? I am interested in this too!
I also use anyDVD and Handbrake...I have a couple suggestions for you that you may find helpful.I started doing this the other day for the first time. I downloaded a trial version of AnyDVD (and I'll probably end up buying it) to rip DVD to hard drive. Then I use HandBrake to convert into an iPod touch format. Mpeg-4 / 2 pass / 500kbps / 480 width settings look perfect on the touch. For a 2 hour movie the file is approx 500mb.
My pleasure...I ripped the first few to harddrive myself until I read more about anyDVD...it's one of the main reasons for choosing anyDVD over competing products, although to be fair, I didnt confirm this ability with any of them......Thanks for the tips goldypoker, I didn't realise that you could encode straight from the DVD drive, this will be really handy! How do I do this? What do I specify as the destination location in AnyDVD and source location in Handbrake?
This worked a treat!! Fantastic, thank you.My pleasure...I ripped the first few to harddrive myself until I read more about anyDVD...it's one of the main reasons for choosing anyDVD over competing products, although to be fair, I didnt confirm this ability with any of them......
To do it this way, first make sure that anyDVD is running, at least in the background (to tell if this is the case, you must be able to see the little "fox icon" in the "icon/system tray" in the bottom right hand corner of your computer screen...it doesnt necessarily have to be open on your desktop. Then, when you put a DVD in your DVD drive, it should pop up (in about 10-20 seconds...) with a little ballon notification that it is "scanning/reading" the disk...and ask you to wait for a few seconds. Once this is done (you can tell by placing the cursor over the small fox icon....it will say 1-DVD or something in drive...) you can start up Handbrake.
Since your not ripping anything to harddrive, you dont have to set a destination in anyDVD (as I mentioned, it doesnt even have to be open on your desktop!), all you have to do is select your DVD drive as the source in Handbrake...keep clicking the title until you can access the Video-TS folder of the DVD directly from there, and voila....encode straight from the DVD drive!
**The only problem you may have (and this is dealing more with handbrake than anyDVD) is if your PC is running Vista, you must first set your Handbrake program to an administrator rights program (just right click on the Handbrake desktop shortcut icon to do this..only needs to be done once...)
If your running XP it doesnt even require that.......enjoy!
If your on a MAC..... I have no clue, though, LOL!