DVD to avi rip/convert

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  1. ggulliver macrumors member

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    Is there a good (reliable and easy to use) and free app that'll convert dvd files to avi?
     
  2. timothy632 macrumors member

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  3. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks - but it no longer outputs avi, only mp4 and mkv which aren't suitable for standalone dvd players.
     
  4. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    Then post-process your .mp4 with MPEGstreamclip or some other utility.
     
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  6. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    >Then post-process your .mp4 with MPEGstreamclip or some other utility.

    Good point - though I'm trying to avoid another process.

    >http://mac.oldapps.com/handbrake.php

    The older versions were often buggy.
     
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    I had no problem with the 2006 and 2007 version of Handbrake and transcoded several dozens of video DVDs to .avi files using my 2004 iBook.

    But if you don't have a problem with MPEG Streamclip, also take a look at its Batch List (CMD+B) to transcode several videos in one go.
     
  8. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Although most of the time it was fine, I had problems with some source material - usually toward the end of an encode - and hence stopped using it. When I posted on their forum, the repsonse was akin to 'avi is outdated crap' (with which I basically agree, but it's stil very useful).

    And I'm fine with Streamclip (and avidemux will do similar) - but I'm looking for a single-step process.
     
  9. blueroom macrumors 603

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    Maybe it's time to retire that old DVD player and buy an ATV2 ;)
     
  10. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    Atv2 or something else that will play avi's...

    By the way, you could look into a vm solution opening up the pc world of software.
     
  11. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks - a media player is an obvious solution, albeit beyond the initial scope of my original query.

    And the vm issue just adds needless complexity.
     
  12. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    No doubt. I mention it because I'm not sure you are going to find a single app that will do exactly what you want.
     
  13. timothy632 macrumors member

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  14. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    You're probably right - Handbrake used to but was buggy, and more recent alternatives seem not to be supporting the becoming-obsolete avi format.
     
  15. ggulliver thread starter macrumors member

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    Seems I was wrong with 'unlikley to find anything'. On a quick look, that app seems excellent - a lot of user-config options which should cover just about any requirement.

    Thanks for the tip.

    As a paid app, RipIt (http://thelittleappfactory.com/ripit/) is also of interest.
     

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