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  1. CountMike's Avatar
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    DVD ripper (legal)


    Starting about 10 years ago I recorded large bunch of videos from my GF's camera, the one with tape and Firewire connector. Those were home movies most in remembrance to her father and my good friend.
    Right now they are in proper DVD format:
    DVD ripper (legal)-image.png

    DVD ripper (legal)-image.png

    All copied on a HDD. Now, when better format (MP4) exists I would like to convert and edit and make several themed videos out of them. Tried few converters but they don't work so I need a ripper to do it.
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  2. RickC's Avatar
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    I had the same issue... dozens of mini-DV tapes of my daughter growing up. At the time I converted them to DVD and used DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0 (the last version available - still works fine in Win 10) to shuffle them between single DVD disks to the AUDIO_TS/VIDEO_TS folder structure that your screenshot shows (and vice versa).

    These days she wants to view them on her iPad and smart TV using a USB stick ("Nobody uses DVDs these days, Dad") so I've been using Handbrake to convert the ISO files to M4V format to load them on her iPad (and just rename the M4V file extension to MP4 to load them on a large USB stick she can stick in her TV).

    Really simple... really quick...

    Hope this helps...
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  3. CountMike's Avatar
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    RickC said:
    I had the same issue... dozens of mini-DV tapes of my daughter growing up. At the time I converted them to DVD and used DVD Decrypter 3.5.4.0 (the last version available - still works fine in Win 10) to shuffle them between single DVD disks to the AUDIO_TS/VIDEO_TS folder structure that your screenshot shows (and vice versa).

    These days she wants to view them on her iPad and smart TV using a USB stick ("Nobody uses DVDs these days, Dad") so I've been using Handbrake to convert the ISO files to M4V format to load them on her iPad (and just rename the M4V file extension to MP4 to load them on a large USB stick she can stick in her TV).

    Hope this helps...
    Tnx, I shall try those, Handbrake I have. Also can convert .vob files using VLC but it's one by one there are hundreds.
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  4. Try3's Avatar
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    Mike,

    I assume that your Audio_TS folder is empty [every one I saw was].

    When I was doing a similar job I opened a command prompt at the folder containing the VOB files and ran this command

    Code:
    copy /b VTS_01_1.vob + VTS_01_2.vob Combined.vob
    and then used a simple converter to get Combined.vob to the particular format I wanted to use. I think I later modified the command to

    Code:
    copy /b VTS_01_1.vob + VTS_01_2.vob Combined.mpg
    then worked off that instead but I don't think it made any material difference.

    Denis
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  5. CountMike's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    Mike,

    I assume that your Audio_TS folder is empty [every one I saw was].

    When I was doing a similar job I opened a command prompt at the folder containing the VOB files and ran this command

    Code:
    copy /b VTS_01_1.vob + VTS_01_2.vob Combined.vob
    and then used a simple converter to get Combined.vob to the particular format I wanted to use. I think I later modified the command to

    Code:
    copy /b VTS_01_1.vob + VTS_01_2.vob Combined.mpg
    That seems to work, it really makes mp4.

    then worked off that instead but I don't think it made any material difference.

    Denis
    That seems to work, it really makes mp4.
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  6. Try3's Avatar
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    Glad I could help.

    Whilst not relevant to this particular case, if there are also such files as VTS_01_0.vob then I copy every vob that has a non-zero length [time/duration] into a new folder and attempt to play each one in WMP. If some will not play or if they contain bits of the DVD menu structure then I omit them from the copy /b combination command.

    Denis
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  7. CountMike's Avatar
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    Try3 said:
    Glad I could help.

    Whilst not relevant to this particular case, if there are also such files as VTS_01_0.vob then I copy every vob that has a non-zero length [time/duration] into a new folder and attempt to play each one in WMP. If some will not play or if they contain bits of the DVD menu structure then I omit them from the copy /b combination command.

    Denis
    Tnx again. It's a lot of work but doable. One of few Combined.mpg (.mp4) would notwork but I converted it again with Wondershare Video Converter Ultimate and it was OK.
    I'm going to use that program for some of editing (cutting and formatting) until last production.
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  8. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi folks
    @CountMike

    I have used this in the past to make .mkv files from DVD's.

    MakeMKV - Make MKV from Blu-ray and DVD

    What I used was to rip the DVD to decrypted .iso with AnyDVD

    RedFox AnyDVD HD | Backup movie DVD and Blu-ray

    now mount the .iso with windows file explorer and run makemkv. You can use the free part of makemkv.

    Honestly while Handbrake will do the wretched program has about 10 zillion presets and takes forever to run unless you have a really fast machine (this stuff is highly CPU bound) or want really low quality resolution.

    Insidently won't VLC or KODI play those files in any case -- I've found though DVD ripping and then simply playing the ISO on a remote TV through an amazon fire TV stick with KODI / VLC installed on it does the job perfectly -- having the DVD as unencrypted and non regionalized iso makes good backup / archive and it preservers all menus / subtitles etc etc.

    Many ways to do this of course depending on your hardware and on how you want to play / stream the content.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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  9. CountMike's Avatar
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    jimbo45 said:
    Hi folks
    @CountMike

    I have used this in the past to make .mkv files from DVD's.

    MakeMKV - Make MKV from Blu-ray and DVD

    What I used was to rip the DVD to decrypted .iso with AnyDVD

    RedFox AnyDVD HD | Backup movie DVD and Blu-ray

    now mount the .iso with windows file explorer and run makemkv. You can use the free part of makemkv.

    Honestly while Handbrake will do the wretched program has about 10 zillion presets and takes forever to run unless you have a really fast machine (this stuff is highly CPU bound) or want really low quality resolution.

    Insidently won't VLC or KODI play those files in any case -- I've found though DVD ripping and then simply playing the ISO on a remote TV through an amazon fire TV stick with KODI / VLC installed on it does the job perfectly -- having the DVD as unencrypted and non regionalized iso makes good backup / archive and it preservers all menus / subtitles etc etc.

    Many ways to do this of course depending on your hardware and on how you want to play / stream the content.

    Cheers
    jimbo
    Hi @jimbo.
    I had to copy all those disks in DVD format I made ages ago, to HDD and have to work from there because I have to return original disks to my GF, so I have to work from HDD in any case. I was hoping that Vondershare and DVDfab could do it but they can do it from commercial DVD movies, can't do this format for some reason. Once I have them all in some workable format (prefer .mp4, AVI is too coarse) I can merge, cut and edit otherwise. Handbrake is not a problem on this machine either, Overclocked 8 core and 16 threads CPU + 16 GB of 3600MHz RAM make a short work out of it.
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  10. jimbo45's Avatar
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    Hi there @CountMike

    If you have the DVD's already in .iso format try the makemkv program.
    Then wondershare will convert mkv to mp4 in secs though I'd keep it as mkv.

    BTW wondershare can also convert to H.265 HEVC format if you have a nice fast machine and cuts down storage space dramatically.

    If DVD's were made from camcorders etc then you might have data format or m2ts format rather than normal DVD format.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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