Recommend good h.264 software.

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Malus Deus, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Malus Deus macrumors member

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    I'm going to be starting a daunting task of backing up all my DVD movies and was wondering if someone could recommend what software to use. I would like to copy them in the same format and quality as movies in the itunes store if possible.
     
  2. Oberhammer macrumors regular

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    IMO there is nothing better than CloneDVD and AnyDVD used together.

    http://www.slysoft.com/en/

    Don't believe me? You can try them for free!
     
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  5. Malus Deus thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks guys. Handbrake seem to be my best option.
     
  6. careypo macrumors member

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    If your DVD videos are interlaced, don't use H.264 or Handbrake. Handbrake and these other rippers will ruin your video. If you are going to back up your DVDs, make a disk image with the Disk Utility and burn a duplicate copy of the DVD. This will not work on copy protected DVDs however.
     
  7. simsaladimbamba

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    You must have had a really traumatic experience with Handbrake, or why do you talk it down in every possible thread?
    I have used Handbrake and MacTheRipper from 2005 till 2009 and never had any interlacing problems with interlaced footage.
    You just don't seem to do this properly I guess.

    That is where the actual ripping software comes into play. Ripping is not transcoding, it is only the removal of the CSS (content scrambling system) and the 1:1 copy of the video DVD's content from the DVD to the HDD.
     

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