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Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby ToM » Mon Nov 24, 2008 9:48 am

Hi all

I'm wondering which point 'n' click software exists for encoding retail DVDs straight to MP4 for use on an iPod.

This isn't for me, hence why I'm asking such a ridiculous (see: retail DVD) question - but for a friends kids who are going to get an iPod Touch for Christmas.

I use WinAVI MP4 converter for my mp4 conversion needs but this of course only deals with already ripped/encoded files.

Does any decent conversion software exist without the need to bust out DVD Decrypter before hand?

Cheers crew - if nothing's suitable I'll teach them the ways of piracy if I really have to.
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby boneface » Mon Nov 24, 2008 4:52 pm

TMPGEnc XPress,i don't think it can access a retail dvd without ripping it first but for quality and ease of use i can recommend it.

guide:http://gohtech.wordpress.com/2007/10/22/iphone-video-encoding-setting-and-program-for-windows/
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby velatire » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:22 pm

Handbrake. Use AnyDVD to break the copy protection (have it running), then just start it up and point to the video_ts folder on the disk. It will give you options for codec, container, resolution, ect. Has pre-made profiles for iPods. It's what I use for all DVD rips, but mine are 600mb high profile x264 mkvs..

Make sure to check 'loose anamorphic' setting when you change the resolution, so you get correct AR
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby boneface » Mon Nov 24, 2008 5:53 pm

Yes, scrap my recommendation, Handbrake is much better and free. :pirate:
it's been so long since i ripped a dvd, i didn't know of the anydvd driver.

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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby ToM » Mon Nov 24, 2008 6:28 pm

Cheers homies, just the sorta info I was after.....

I'd leave rep if it was one of those crazy forums but instead you'll have to accept my lameass thanks. :toast:
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby bigboxes » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:43 pm

I use FairUse Wizard. It usually breaks the copyright protection. If not then I use DVD Region+CSS Free (leave it running) before using FU Wizard. FUW does x264 (mp4) as well as XviD, etc. Once you set the options then it's pretty much straight forward (rips and encodes). If you have any quality issues then you just need to adjust the way it joins frames as well as interlacing options.
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby zbeast » Mon Nov 24, 2008 8:53 pm

I beg anyone who's ripping dvd's to any other video format.
Please, please, please take the time and make sure that the video and audio stays in sync..

Play both the start of the movie then skip to the end of the movie make sure dialog is till in
sync there. Note I said dialog, listening to just music won't tell you anything.

Also the other thing to make sure is is that the dialog stays in "english" I've come across rips that
swap between, English, french and Spanish.

So check your rip in at lease 4 places.

With that said, I tend to use pay software for dvd rips
I use slysoft.com software. It does mp4 as well as convert your dvd for playing on your iphone.
Which is what I use it for.
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Re: Best / fastest software for encoding DVD's straight to MP4

Postby jokster » Thu Dec 04, 2008 6:36 am

clone dvd mobile is quite good, easy to use and fast aswell as converting to a multitude of formats
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