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A how-to guide to transcode DVD to Divx
Authored by: macman13 on Feb 11, '04 10:36:17AM

Here is the fastest most consistent method I have found for making good quality backups of DVDs:
1. Rip the DVD with OSEx.
2. Make sure you have the 3ivx driver installed.
3. Use DiVA to rip the video that OSEx generated.
4. Use mAC3dec to convert the audio portion of the rip.
5. Combine the audio and video created in steps 3-4 with Quicktime.

After doing this, I usually generate a .mov file that is anywhere from 856Mb to 1.5G depending on what quality setting I put in DiVA. If yo need smaller size files, you could import into iMovie and break them up or break it up into smaller pieces when you rip wit OSEx. I use DVDs to back up the movie file so this is not a big issue for me, but it may be for others. OSEx is the fastest DVD ripper I have found yet. Handbrake does all of these steps in one app, but it is about 7-10 times slower.

Good Luck.
SA :)

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