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Old 12-01-2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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Thumbs up Help required with DVD:rip


I have finally figured out how to use DVD:rip, hooray!
Now if some kind individual could help me join all the .avi files into one large file, then I'll be one happy chappie.
Go lightly please, I'm a noob!!!
 
Old 12-01-2010, 05:27 PM   #2
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avi files ?? and not .vod files ?

also if this is a commercial video it might be illegal for us to help you do something that is illegal
 
Old 12-01-2010, 06:33 PM   #3
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OK. I'm in Canada, if that makes a difference. I want to create copies of DVDs to prevent my grand daughter damaging my good copies.
I have found both vobs and .avi files. It is inconvenient having to stop, find the next copy and load it into view. I would like to join them all together into large file, to play from start to finish.
Can you help, please?
 
Old 12-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #4
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i don't know how to do a large file , but what i know is that ...
you could add them all into a list that plays itself ... wait ...
isn't that named playlist ? ^^
 
Old 12-01-2010, 06:40 PM   #5
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Im a little confused, Your trying to make a copy of a video DVD? If you are then why are you "ripping" it to AVI first then burning back to DVD? If you want to do a straight copy of a DVD you need something like k9copy or you can use k3b (if libdvdcss is enabled) and make a perfect iso of the disc which you can use to burn to a blank, however you would need a DVD-R DL disc. K9Copy on the otherhand can do dvd-9 to dvd-5 copies (retail DVD's to standard 4.7 gb blank DVD's)

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:00 PM   #6
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Im a little confused, Your trying to make a copy of a video DVD? If you are then why are you "ripping" it to AVI first then burning back to DVD?
I understand, and correct me if I'm wrong, but .avi files are smaller in comparison. Which means I can store a number of files purely as a backup, in case my 'originals' get damaged, without filling my HD too full.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 07:09 PM   #7
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true BUT those avi files are NOT in a lossless format
there quality is MUCH lower that the originals

use k9copy or k3b to make a 100% identical copy and burn to a new dvd
but the dvd9 to 5 might be needed

if you have two dvd bays this might be very easy to do
-- that is --
unless you want your grand daughter to watch the movies on the computer and not on the tv with the dvd player

the neighbor to the south( in the Detroit area part of CA. is SOUTH of me)
i am not sure of the Canada law on making backups
but here is the "new iron curtain" USA
we have to break the law ( DMCA) and bypass the anti counterfeiting software to make the 100% legal back up copy
so to do something that IS LEGAL we have to brake the law
 
Old 12-01-2010, 07:11 PM   #8
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Yes that is true, the average 2 hour movie in .avi format is around 700mb. while a uncompressed retail dvd is around 4.7-8.5gb. But like John above said your sacrificing some quality doing it that way.

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Old 12-01-2010, 07:19 PM   #9
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Yes that is true, the average 2 hour movie in .avi format is around 700mb. while a uncompressed retail dvd is around 4.7-8.5gb. But like John above said your sacrificing some quality doing it that way.
OK. Thanks to all. I would suggest my best bet, make a complete copy, hide the good ones away and let her play with the copies.
Thanks again for the prompt replies.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 10:07 PM   #10
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I'd apt-get install handbrake and simply make a mp4.

I guess you could use them as a playlist and watch it that way.
 
Old 12-01-2010, 10:36 PM   #11
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hi guys dvdrip canbe done using lots of softees available on the cloud so gooooooooooooooooooo have fun
 
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