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davidmmac
09-07-2009, 12:33 PM
I'm after a free DVD ripper that will rip my DVD to MPEG2 or WMV.

I would use handbrake only it'll only rip to MPEG4/x264 :(.

Any help is greatly appreciated :).

Rob99
09-07-2009, 12:50 PM
I have use Shrink in the past with good results, others listed here:

http://www.afterdawn.com/software/video_software/dvd_rippers/

Blam
09-07-2009, 02:00 PM
DVD Shrink only copies the VOB/IFO files and doesn't actually convert it...

Try this:
http://www.removedrmfromwmv.net/freeware/free-dvd-to-wmv-converter.html

Blam

kahawai chaser
09-07-2009, 03:05 PM
Try Your Free DVD Ripper (http://www.ourfreeware.com/free-dvd-ripper.htm), or Next free DVD ripper (http://www.en.2lex.com/next-free-dvd-ripper-250/), but it's unclear whether if they directly rips from disc. There are more free DVD/movie format converters (http://pcsourcepoint.blogspot.com/2008/02/video-format-conversions-software.html) than direct DVD rippers. Hence maybe use DVD shrink then convert the VOB files with something like internet video converter, Super, etc.

davidmmac
09-07-2009, 03:39 PM
DVD Shrink only copies the VOB/IFO files and doesn't actually convert it...

Try this:
http://www.removedrmfromwmv.net/freeware/free-dvd-to-wmv-converter.html

Blam

Just installed it, and it asked me to do a survey :illogical, then NOD32 picked up this (attached) :eek::

wainuitech
09-07-2009, 03:43 PM
Thats why its Prob Free, Free software "sometimes" comes a few added extras -- Infections/Malware.

Try Xmedia Recode (http://www.xmedia-recode.de/) - its malware free - never had any problems. it installs in dutch I think, but change the language to English, Options (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Options1247111222.jpg) -- Doubt it will do copy protected DVD's -- as per forum rules its not allowed any how.

Zippity
09-07-2009, 03:45 PM
You want a decent programme, yet you don't want to pay anything for it :(

Who do you think subsidises the freebies?

Maybe if you ran a search on Google or even this site, you might get some better answers/options.

Have you tried videohelp.com or do you want it all on a silver platter :(

davidmmac
09-07-2009, 04:04 PM
You want a decent programme, yet you don't want to pay anything for it :(

Who do you think subsidises the freebies?

Maybe if you ran a search on Google or even this site, you might get some better answers/options.

Have you tried videohelp.com or do you want it all on a silver platter :(

There are some great programs that are free, so I figured I'd try my luck to see if there was a good free DVD ripper that met my demanding needs :thumbs:.

Did a google search but it comes up with so many options, so I thought I would ask my fellow pf1'ers to see if they had some good advice :).

I'll give that site a look :thanks.

davidmmac
09-07-2009, 04:14 PM
Thats why its Prob Free, Free software "sometimes" comes a few added extras -- Infections/Malware.

Try Xmedia Recode (http://www.xmedia-recode.de/) - its malware free - never had any problems. it installs in dutch I think, but change the language to English, Options (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/Options1247111222.jpg) -- Doubt it will do copy protected DVD's -- as per forum rules its not allowed any how.

Thanks waiiuitech, I'll keep that in mind for next time :).

Xmedia recode worked well the first time I tried it, only thing was it was in 4:3, not 16:9 as I'd hoped for, but I went back and found I'd forgotten to fix the ratio :stare:.

Secound attempt fixed it though, thanks wainuitech :thanks

Also, thanks to those who gave their advice :thanks

wainuitech
09-07-2009, 05:32 PM
Someone else here mentioned that Xmedia a few weeks back ( cant remember who it was) -- thought -- Why not, gave it a go ;) Did what I wanted.-- All's well again.:D

zqwerty
09-07-2009, 07:24 PM
I was me that mentioned Xmedia Recode, try this as well, for audio, there are two version, the older one available at the bottom of the page, I haven't tried the newer one yet:

http://xrecode.com/