Extract DVD video to flv?

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by pinetec, Jan 9, 2007.

  1. pinetec macrumors member


    Mar 21, 2006
    Red Sox Nation
    I have a client that wants me to take around 200 DVDs and extract the video and then convert to .flv (they own the copyright and wish to put them on the web).

    I've done a test on one using Handbrake to extract the video and then use Flash to encode to .flv.

    Is that the best way to handle it (handbrake and flash)? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

    Also, when extracting video is the speed based more on the amount of memory you have or your processor speed? I'm debating on getting a new Mac Pro or a refurbished dual G5.

    Also, any recommendations on how to add metadata to the .flv file?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. killr_b macrumors 6502a


    Oct 21, 2005
    You could rip the DVD with a higher quality format, like DV (DVDxDV or similar), and then encode to flv. And you can ensure the best compression to quality in flash with the Vp6 codec in flash 8. Check out On2.

    The extraction from DVD will go as fast as your reader will read…
    But the encoding to flv will only go as fast as your system will allow.

    MacPro's are obviously faster, but only so much as the hard drive read speed will allow. If you get 3 drives in a raid the encode will be 1.5x faster. MacPro has space for four internal drives for this reason.
  3. Brucewl, Apr 13, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 14, 2011

    Brucewl macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2010
    So old thread, I don't know whether you can read my reply or not. I just want to say this the method is a bit complicated. And right now, lots of Mac DVD Ripper can solve your problem. Some of them can convert DVD to FLV with the quality most close to the orignial.:D

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