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Create disk images from DVD movies for longer playback
Authored by: mbanks on Apr 04, '03 11:22:38AM
I've been using 42 for a while to do just this (rip to DIvX). Works very well. (If you use it, send Kai $$ :) )

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Create disk images from DVD movies for longer playback
Authored by: timbloom on Apr 04, '03 12:25:48PM

fourtytwo is a great program, I vouch for it too. VERY easy to use, and works wonders for people that know nothing about backing up DVD's. As I am a college student and do not keep most of my movies laying out because they either get stolen or severely messed up, and my ibook plugs into the TV, these are great ways to manage my movies without having to gamble with the original.



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woo-hoo for Forty-Two!
Authored by: mikerose on Apr 07, '03 03:59:23PM

I'm one for two with forty-two (ripping to DivX Medium) -- Spinal Tap went fine & resulted in a 680 MB DivX file which looks pretty good. Stop Making Sense only gave me one song out of the movie, oddly. I'm going to try some of the kiddie DVDs (Elmo, Barney) which always seem to get banged up in transit.

Certainly takes up less room than just copying the Video_TS folders! I'm not sure what to say to the people who are complaining about forty-two being complicated. It seems to me to be an excellent example of SBT engineering and very easy to use.

(SBT = single button technology) :-)

--M.



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one thing I forgot -- VLC
Authored by: mikerose on Apr 07, '03 04:01:08PM

Don't forget to use Videolan.org's superb player VLC to view your DivX files.



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