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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:04pm

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No.... I am not trying to rip off official DVDs. My friend just did a school project which is a movie. He wanted me to edit what he had already edited to tighten it up and get another "spin" to the editing. He gave me a DVD and I need to get the file from the DVD "uncompressed" so i can slice and re-arrange what he has done in Premiere.

He made the DVD with Roxio 5 and i can't find the specific file that is the movie (only Video TS stuff...) Does anyone know how to get the .avi file off of this DVD?

Thanks
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:09pm

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search for dvd help on google. You should be able to download some rippers. [dvd help is a website]

Otherwise, buy the ImToo DVD ripper for about $19
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:09pm

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First off, there are no AVI files on a DVD.

I am not 100% sure about the structure of a DVD, but i know that. What you need to do is "Rip" the DVD video. You can do this with a variety of free programs on the internet, and many that you can buy. You can search download.com for lots of them. Also, try " SUPER DVD RIPPER "

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:11pm

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you should check out www.dvdrhelp.com
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:15pm

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if there are no AVI files, how do i get it into Premiere?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:17pm

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Many DVD Rippers convert the video footage to AVI or MPEG files, which are able to be used in Premiere smile

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:18pm

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DVD format is Mpeg2 I believe. It may be more cross-extension-friendly these days, try a ripper. The information might also be encoded in a format not recognized by the computer, so the ripper will sort that out.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:18pm

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why doesn't he just give you the original files?

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:19pm

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2.7 gigs

thats why
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:20pm

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A dvd can contain 4.7 gb

Just get him to write the raw files to dvd.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:24pm

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Mellifluous wrote:

A dvd can contain 4.7 gb

Just get him to write the raw files to dvd.
he tried that but could not do it. How do you do it? He tried to drag and drop and copy and paste, but niether of those worked...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:25pm

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I have the unregistered version of Roxio 5, and whilst browsing through, seeing the things I could do if I got the full version, I thought I saw an option to burn a data DVD. confused
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:26pm

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does he have Ahead Nero? That burns dvds
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:31pm

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I wanted to do somthing simillar a while back. I accomplished it using a program called DVD decrypter and super DVD ripper. It worked very nicley. DVD decrypter makes .vob files and DVD ripper can convert them into .avi s. That's just how I did it I'm not sure it's the best way. In fact I'm almost certain but it worked!
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:34pm

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okay... i got the DVD files off of the DVD. Now all i need is to convert them to AVI...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:36pm

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anyone know of a FREE file that converts the files... Super DVD ripper costs $
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:40pm

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Have you tried searching google for 'DVD Ripper' Like people have said? There have even been specific programs mentioned. Read the thread. confused
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:42pm

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evman101 wrote:

anyone know of a FREE file that converts the files... Super DVD ripper costs $
Get the trial. It is fully functional.

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Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:43pm

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Marek wrote:

Have you tried searching google for 'DVD Ripper' Like people have said? There have even been specific programs mentioned. Read the thread. confused
i just said in the above post that i searched and found that DVD Ripper costs money... read the thread... razz
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 9:49pm

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AndrewtheActorMan wrote:

evman101 wrote:

anyone know of a FREE file that converts the files... Super DVD ripper costs $
Get the trial. It is fully functional.

Andrew biggrin
The trial only converts 20% of the movie...
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:30pm

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ok you said you got the vob files already so go here http://www.doom9.org/ and download:
DGMPGDec - latest version of the tool formerly known as DVD2AVI

that should get you your avi files. you will still be without audio though. i usually just use DVD2SVCD to rip everything to the finished mpeg files which you can also find at the above site.

if he can get you the original files it will be much less of a hassle in the long run. less time consuming anyway.

good luck
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:32pm

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aenigma wrote:

ok you said you got the vob files already so go here http://www.doom9.org/ and download:
DGMPGDec - latest version of the tool formerly known as DVD2AVI

that should get you your avi files. you will still be without audio though. i usually just use DVD2SVCD to rip everything to the finished mpeg files which you can also find at the above site.

if he can get you the original files it will be much less of a hassle in the long run. less time consuming anyway.

good luck
Yeah, well i dont have time to do that, really. School is out on Friday... sooooo... ya know... confused

And if i doesn't have audio whats the point? razz
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:42pm

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yeah audio gets ripped separately. smile

you could always get an avi splitter and burn them to cdr if he can't get the dvd thing figured out.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:45pm

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would there be a way to capture the first 20% ...

and then the next 20%...

until i got the full thing?

And put it together in premiere?
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 10:57pm

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i've never used super dvd ripper but if you can select chapters to rip it might be possible. that's if there are chapters on his dvd to begin with. they might be wise to someone trying that though. so i wouldn't get my hopes up.
Posted: Wed, 16th Jun 2004, 11:35pm

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oh never mind... this is too confusing. Does ANYONE know of anyother FREE programs that can convert? I searched all over and could not find a thing that was not a trial version...
Posted: Thu, 17th Jun 2004, 9:20pm

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http://www.doom9.org/Soft21/Decoders/dgmpgdec1012a.zip

and read the Quickstart.html file that's in there.

Hope that helps!
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jun 2004, 3:54pm

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For all the hassle and time consumption here, it would've been easier to get your friend to burn a data dvd with the original files. Uncompressed and untainted.

So, since it's now 5 days later...what happened?

Adam.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jun 2004, 4:14pm

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wow I guess it's a lil too late to post but wow, I can't believe that there aren't any pirates among ye ...err um... I am not a pirate... um... any who this link should do the trick for ya http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=221896

It's REALLY not that hard smile but that spells it out. And just for your general Info smile

Vob's are MPEG-2s smile all DVDs are encoded using MPEG-2 due to it's low loss compression to size ratio. 2hrs = 2+ Gb roughly. Now I know you're all prolly saying to yourselves "Well hey, why don't I just rename it from .vob to .mpg and we'll be in business" errrr Wrong, even tho it contains MPEG-2 VIDEO the .vob is more of a container of VIDEO and 5.1 Sound (which isn't in your typical wav) ALSO I am pretty sure all the subtitle information is part of teh VOB as well (not 100% sure on that one).

Now that that is out of the way, these "Ripper" programs read teh .VOB and seperate them up and converts it into a Normal .MPEG (and then into an AVI), it takes teh 5.1 sound (actually the sound if it's dts is .dts and .ac3 if doubly... nevermind the sound is seperate) and it De-Muxes it into 5 seperate files, Then I don't know if it combines the sound into 2 channels or if it just takes the Left and Right but whatever it does it then turns the audio into a normal PCM wav. Okay so to recap, now we have a seperated MPEG-2 Video Feed and a 2 Channel Wav, Now it's time to Mux those together. Now it combines the Mpeg 2 Video (it's broken up for chapters) and combines all those into one 2hr long clip and then processes that into a normal MPEG-2 file that we all know and love .. OR it reencodes it to MPEG-1 for buring to a VCD OR it'll FrameServe it or Convert it into an AVI file for y'all smile

smile Hope that was some what coherant and at the very least somewhat informative. I am pretty sure I got all the info right.
Posted: Tue, 22nd Jun 2004, 4:45pm

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Cutty201 wrote:

um... any who this link should do the trick for ya http://www.videohelp.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=221896
Yeah he could have done all that or he could have used DVD2SVCD like I mentioned above and with two clicks and few hours he would have wound up with a pristine .mpg file. But I’m thinking he probably didn’t get the footage since we haven’t heard anything.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 2:48am

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Yawn! I'm ripping (actually encoding right now) a dvd for a guy... ("i'm actually making a compilation for him for his brother's memorial and all he has is DVDs of his brother's band) ANYWAY... what a long ass process!

anyway I did the "Smartripper -> DVD2AVI -> TMPGEnc" process... Is there a faster way!?!?! it's taking forever (8 hours actually) to encode the vobs using TMPGEnc!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 2:39pm

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JamieC7 wrote:

... Is there a faster way!?!?! it's taking forever (8 hours actually) to encode the vobs using TMPGEnc!
Unfortunately 8 hours sounds right. I just use DVD2SVCD because it automates the whole process. Once you set it up the way you like about the only thing you ever have to change is the minimum bitrate depending on whether you are doing full screen or widescreen. Usually I start it before I go to bed and everything is waiting for me in the morning.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 2:41pm

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I think I tried them all, but I'll give that one another look...

Thanks smile
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 2:57pm

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With free rippers, it's going to take that long. But with the program I mentioned earlier on page 1, ImToo DVD ripper, it rips DVDs in just over the length of the actual footage. Plus, it rips immediately to avi, wmv, mpeg2 or DivX without having to convert loads of times. It is the fastest way. So if you've got the dosh, get it. It will save you 4 times the usual time it would take.
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 3:02pm

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I must not have been paying attention early on wink I'll check that out now, because for $19 or so, the time saved would be well worth it!

Thanks!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 3:05pm

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Sorry, it's $39.

I'm in UK, so that actually worked out at £19. Me getting confused. Sorry. It's still a great program, but it's cheaper over here due to the £ being strong
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 3:11pm

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Yup, thanks! I noticed that... but I'll probably get it, and I'm downloading the demo now...

Thanks for the tip!
Posted: Wed, 23rd Jun 2004, 3:32pm

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adamlightandmagic wrote:

For all the hassle and time consumption here, it would've been easier to get your friend to burn a data dvd with the original files. Uncompressed and untainted.

So, since it's now 5 days later...what happened?

Adam.
He had to turn his copy in as it was, unedited, and boring. He was unable to get me the raw file because there was no time, as it was due the next day after i posted. sad