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bradl
12-07-2003, 01:22 PM
I am getting more and more of my source material delivered on DVD. I am curious if anyone recommends a good DVD ripper/converter for use with VT3? These DVD's are generally not commerical DVD's but homebrew ones, PR pieces or Music Videos that we are making commercials or Promos from with the author's full permission. This type of distribution is increasing across the board so I'm sure many people are looking for a good way to get the streams (VOB) to AVI's, MPEG or whatever.

The well known www.doom9.org (http://www.doom9.org/) website has all kinds of information and I managed to get the video off the disks, but it was a pain, crashed a lot and not the best quaility. I used DVD Dycryptor to rip and DVD2AVI to convert. Dycrypting not really an issue for me, and looking for a cleaner interface than these programs, any suggestions.

I found the program DVD to VCD AVI DivX (http://www.yasasoft.com/magicdvdripper/) and was wondering if anyone has used it or recommends it? It costs $29.95.

Thanks,

RomainR
12-07-2003, 03:24 PM
If you have quicktime pro you could just copy the .vob file to your hard drive and rename it .mpg or .avi and then open it in QT pro and then save it as a DV avi.

I think you can even do this in Aura I never tried it.

Jim_C
12-07-2003, 03:35 PM
If you have a mpeg2 player installed like Moonlight Elecard you can change the .vob to mpg and play it right on the timeline in Ted.
I usually immediately convert to flavor of choice before editing.The vob/mpeg can get a little flaky when chopping it up.


jim

bradl
12-07-2003, 05:56 PM
THXS!!

It's nice when things are simple...

Search in Google gives you mountains of info but not once did I read this!