Ripped DVD in one file

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  1. marcelg macrumors newbie

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    Hi there!

    After over two years of following forum discussions, trends, product developments etc, I made the decision to switch to a Mac. I recently purchased a new 15" MBP and I am currently learning how to best use it, given its limitations.

    One of the many tasks that I am still figuring out is how to copy a DVD onto my Mac and convert this copy to a file acceptable for an iPod. I have used MTR, Handbrake, DVD Ripper etc, but the result is actually three or four files (depending on the size of the movie). I would like to obtain only one file and not a set of files.

    I will be grateful for your help in this respect.

    My question, again is: how can I rip a DVD into only one file and not a number of 1Gb files. And if there is no such an option, what program would you recommend I use to join the resulting files.

    Thank you all for your help!

    M
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Handbrake set to the iPod setting will do it.
     
  3. Hawkeye411 macrumors 68000

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    Install VLC player, FairMount and HandBreak. Theses are all free software.

    Then, insert the DVD and run FairMount. FairMount will unmount the DVD and then remount it. It will be listed as one of your devices. Then run HandBreak with the destination folder being the VIDEO_TS folder that FairMount has mounted. You will need to choose the correct HandBreak settings. To do this, click on the Toggle Presets icon at the top right of the HandBreak window. A little window will "slide" out of the right side of the HandBreak window. Then choose the correct Apple version that you would like to create.

    I find that if I copy the VIDEO_TS folder, from the DVD drive that FairMount has mounted, to the desktop and then convert from there, the process is a little faster. However, it still take a couple hours from start to finish.

    I hope this makes sense!!

    Cheers.
     
  4. mpshay macrumors 6502

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    I'm guessing you want the source to be the fairmount file location vice destination.
     
  5. marcelg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much, guys, for your help. I have just run Fairmount and I am currently watching Handbrake run through it's one hour process.

    I will post the outcome.

    I suppose, if the result is one file which can be imported in iTunes, we will consider this as success!

    Thank you once again for your advice!

    M

    PS: crossing my thumbs that when I get up in the morning, it will all have been done!
     
  6. marcelg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well, I used Fairmount to mount \ unmount the DVD; copied the Video_TS file to my Desktop and tried to use Handbrake to do its magic on this file (full of video files).

    However, Handbrake didn't recognize this folder as a source.

    Any suggestions?

    Thank you all for your help!

    M
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Try pointing handbrake at the dvd as the source.
     
  8. marcelg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It still doesn't want to recognize it (Handbrake that is).
     
  9. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    Are you pointing HB at the disc itself or the Video_TS folder, as I believe it needs to be pointed at the folder containing the Video_TS folder, e.g. the disc/desktop.
     
  10. marcelg thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I tried both, and it says that it the source is not valid. It is the same with the copied Video_TS folder I copied through FairMount.

    Hmm! Something is not working here!

    M
     

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