Any Free DVD rippers out there = to iso is fine

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    Any Free DVD rippers out there = to iso is fine


    Hi folks

    On my Linux systems its easy to rip / copy DVD to an iso :

    dvdbackup -M -i /dev/sr0 -o ~/Videos/dvd-backup

    However I'm away from home currently and have only got a Windows system at the moment (although with full admin rights so installing software not a problem).

    Any software equivalent to the Linux one --it creates a copy of the DVD to an iso which can be played of course with VLC / KODI or whatever. (I think also it contains libdvdcss which decrypts commercial DVD's although I'm not sure if VLC needs that).

    Doesn't have to be a GUI (Windowed one) == CLI is fine by me.

    Cheers
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    Fabler2 said:
    Hi there

    @Fabler

    Thanks for the suggestion and it's a great program - especially if at some time you want to rip to H265 as well but but it takes a long time even on a reasonably powerful system with a bog standard rip. Probably can optimise / speed up the thing a bit but probably not by that much if I want a reasonable 1:1 copy as regard quality etc.

    For example

    Any Free DVD rippers out there = to iso is fine-screenshot_20210315_102247.png

    On a lowly laptop I think You'd have to run the job overnight


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    OK @ jimbo45 As you know I use the free version from a company to create .isos. When you unsubscribe from their spam it really works! but I guess there's no point in recommending them again for you....
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    Fabler2 said:
    OK @ [FONT="]jimbo45 [/FONT] As you know I use the free version from a company to create .isos. When you unsubscribe from their spam it really works! but I guess there's no point in recommending them again for you....
    Hi there

    @Fabler

    I looked at Makemkv (seems it's forever in beta) - it can rip fast but I get "Orphaned chapters / episodes" especially on those DVD's of TV series that have several episodes on 1 Disc - and it gives odd errors.

    Handbrake is absolutely OK if you only want to rip the odd DVD -- especially to H-265 but if you want to archive several hundred -- I think that's a candidate for a Y3K (Year 3000 !!) project before completion.

    I've an old version of the full version of Nero 7 on an XP VM - that might have possibilities -- OK it's paid software but I did buy that license for the XP machine - so that could work. On the XP machine I have a "Virtual disc mounter" which recognizes the nero .nrg files which can then be converted quickly to .iso's.

    (I'll try that and post back how I get on with it - I can passthru most of the CPU power to the VM and I'm only interested in "Bog standard" type DVD's - no Blu Ray's etc so the older software should still work).

    Cheers
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    I remember using Alcohol 50% on XP to create virtual optical drives.
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    jimbo45 said:
    Handbrake is absolutely OK if you only want to rip the odd DVD -- especially to H-265 but if you want to archive several hundred -- I think that's a candidate for a Y3K (Year 3000 !!) project before completion.
    As you probably know, Handbrake cannot rip commercial copyright video DVDs without an additional .dll from elsewhere.

    Subject to the same limitation (and workaround) if you just want to make an ISO from a DVD, try AnyBurn.

    AnyBurn I Copy disc to ISO file


    jimbo45 said:
    On a lowly laptop I think You'd have to run the job overnight
    On a lowly laptop AnyBurn would make the ISO copy of that DVD in about 30 minutes.
    Last edited by Bree; 15 Mar 2021 at 06:51.
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    Bree said:
    As you probably know, Handbrake cannot rip commercial copyright video DVDs without an additional .dll from elsewhere.

    Subject to the same limitation (and workaround) if you just want to make an ISO from a DVD, try AnyBurn.

    AnyBurn I Copy disc to ISO file




    On a lowly laptop AnyBurn would make the ISO copy of that DVD in about 30 minutes.

    Hi there
    AnyBurn works fine (Shh!!! got the Windows equiv of Libdvdcss !!) . It's legal here where I am but it could be illegal where you are. You are at least in this jurisdiction allowed to make backup copies / archive copies of these things provided they are for personal use and you don't distribute them / upload to "those sites".

    A bog standard PAL DVD is only 720 X 576 so I was wasting a bit of time in Handbrake to convert to mkv H-264 with 1080p type of settings -- once I've got the iso's (for archive) I'll rip to mkv with handbrake - at the standard 720 X 576 settings -- I can add loads to the queue and run overnight - Handbrake can give decent DVD output with file sizes of around 1.3 GB for a 2hr DVD compared with around 8GB for the original DVD - so for online stuff it's worth doing the conversions after the DVD has been ripped, de-crypted and de-regionalized.

    @Fabler -- got the handbrake settings to reasonable performance for "bog standard DVD's -- PAL at 720 X 576" -- for my NTSC ones I'll leave the same settings as there isn't (at least from what I can see) much if any difference in viewable quality between the PAL DVD's and the NTSC ones.

    VLC / Kodi playing the ISO seems to me approx same quality as the mkv rip - of course you don't get the menus but I don't care about those anyway so I can move the iso's off line and just keep the mkv rips.

    For bog standard DVD's it's not worth using H-265 settings on handbrake - the smaller file size isn't worth the price of longer conversion times - especially as a decent rip of a 2 hr DVD is only around 1.2 GB with decent audio encode too (and the subtitle tracks).

    BTW that program Alcohol 50 or is it 52% -- that's the software I've got on the XP system !!! however I probably don't need to do it that way any more - i use that and nero to rip Audio CD's to the iso and also to record the ripped audio cd to minidisc (with tagged tracks). I can't use Windows 10 for that as there's no Minidisc drivers for the (professional level) minidisc recorder I'm using. Works beautifully on XP - and the quality of audio on minidisc is really good played on a pro deck with studio quality speakers. !! The standard Sony software was riddled with DRM restrictions and all sorts of other horrors !! bog standard pro Minidisc simple burn would simply copy audio tracks direct to minidisc without any DRM restrictions -- std 80 min minidiscs - approx 2 audio cd's per disc and on the HI-MD ones around 6 - 8 audio CD's.

    Making this as solved now.

    Thanks folks

    Cheers
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    jimbo45 said:
    AnyBurn works fine....


    For bog standard DVD's it's not worth using H-265 settings on handbrake - the smaller file size isn't worth the price of longer conversion times ...
    If using Handbrake I find converting to Mpeg4 with Q set to 1 to be the fastest, then I convert later with FFMpeg to cut down the size. A batch file for that can be run over night if there are many to process.
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    Bree said:




    If using Handbrake I find converting to Mpeg4 with Q set to 1 to be the fastest, then I convert later with FFMpeg to cut down the size.
    Hi there
    also a good idea -- just experimenting currently. !! BTW Libdvdcss works !! - Blu rays are another issue but I don't have any or any means of playing them either !!!.

    Cheers
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