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PostSubject: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:09 pm

So I'm using the program "Handbrake" for DVD ripping. I did a test on my nonanamorphic SNAKE EYES DVD and it made it anamorphic. Very cool. Hope I have a DVD burner on this MacBook of mine. I'm gonna use a flash drive and test it on my HDTV.

Hell, I may do this for my theatrical version Star Wars DVDs.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:12 pm

That's what I did with STAR WARS as well, I love that Handbreak also keeps the chapter breaks intact.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:18 pm

I noticed that. I think my SNAKE EYES has 5.1. This is fantastic!

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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:41 pm

Handbrake is awesome, especially if you've gone Apple-centric for you home/portable entertainment.

Just a word of caution. When you're taking a non-anamorphic DVD and scaling it up, you're not gaining any new detail. Using Handbrake also means you're re-compressing everything, which will take varying degrees of forever depending on how fast your computer is.

If you just want to watch non-anamorphic DVD's in widescreen on your TV, just buy an HDMI cable for your laptop and fire up VLC. Easier and faster.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 9:52 pm

I have a Blu-ray player with a "zoom" feature so I can just literally zoom in and have the image fit the screen properly. I actually have two Blu-ray players, and only the older, non-WiFi one has that. The other will just stretch a nonanamorphic picture and look like shit.

As for no new detail, yeah I know. I tested SNAKE EYES on my HDTV and it looks passable until a Blu-ray comes out. The Star Wars movies look acceptible. I'll take a softer Sebastian Shaw over a razor-sharp Hayden Christensen any f-ing day.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 10:29 pm

I suppose it would depend on how good your scaler on your TV/Blu Ray player is. Some are better than others. I swear the software on my computer does a better job at enlarging a video image than 90% of the TV's I've seen.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 10:39 pm

I'm trying to get it to do a larger size file. It comes out 636x274
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Thu May 31, 2012 10:57 pm

After testing out STAR WARS, I think it looks better when I zimply zoom in with my older Blu-ray player. Still, SNAKE EYES looks pretty good. And this Handbreak thing has some nice applications.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:12 am

Ya know what I can do now? I can go to my local video place http://www.wandwvideo.com/ and rent their rare and out of print titles so I can have my own copies. Frankenheimer's SECONDS shall be mine. Hopefully I can get the commentary on it too. Hmmm.

And THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS. Yay!

Pardon me, I'm new to this ripping stuff.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:18 am

I'm curious, why are you ripping DVDs? Aren't Blu-Ray rips better? Especially if done around 1920x800 specs or 1280x544 thereabouts. These are the type that were ripped en masse and stored on filehosts before the FEDS busted Megaupload and scared the shit out of everyone.

Still, an HD rip looks good on a widescreen TV even at 10%-20% the original file size.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:34 am

My Mac doesn't read Blu-rays. And I only need to rip some titles for specific reasons. I have no need to rip Blus at the moment.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:35 am

Ripping Blu Rays is a bitch on a Mac. Not to mention the additional investment in a Blu Ray drive.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:38 am

It ain't worth it for me. I have no need to rip Blu-rays. Well, not yet. If that store I linked to had some hard to find and expensive Blu-rays... Oh well.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 3:27 am

There are only a few reasons to rip/back up movies anyways:

-To watch them while traveling and not have to carry a massive DVD wallet with you
-The creation of a home media server so you can access any video anywhere in your house
-Back ups in case of some asshole breaking your discs
-Copying as many discs as possible before rental stores/Netflix catches on

I kinda like the flexibility of backing up your optical discs and then creating a video file for portable use. The lack of doing that with Blu Rays in my current setup is the only real hurdle I have with the format. Buying a BD player is easy, getting the hardware to back them up is hard.
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PostSubject: Re: The DVD ripping/editing thread.   Fri Jun 01, 2012 1:01 pm

I've been building a collection for my home media box (the Dvico TVIX HD), most are straight rips using the PC prog 'AnyDVD HD' which sorts region coding and more. Recently I have been remuxing the dvds (with tsmuxer) to straight .m2ts files as it makes them cross compaitble with my PS3 and Panasonic TV (with its built in media server function.

What I would like is a program than splits dvd .vobs into their constituent episodes so I can make them individual .m2ts file......anyone any recommendations?
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