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How do you rip DVD's fully?

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Hello,

 

I am new to this forum so I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered/discussed. I have tried to search the forum before starting a new thread but to no avail.

 

I have been using Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 (or as it's commonly known on here EMC8 :) ) for a while now and it is working fine.

 

The only problem I am having is that when I rip a DVD, the .vob files are automatically split into sizes no bigger than 0.99GB.

 

Is there any way to rip a DVD fully, so it rips one big .vob file, instead of a number of small .vob files?

 

I hope I have made myself clear enough for users on this site to help me. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Thank you,

 

Robert - UK.

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Hello,

 

I am new to this forum so I apologise in advance if this question has already been answered/discussed. I have tried to search the forum before starting a new thread but to no avail.

 

I have been using Roxio Easy Media Creator 8 (or as it's commonly known on here EMC8 :) ) for a while now and it is working fine.

 

The only problem I am having is that when I rip a DVD, the .vob files are automatically split into sizes no bigger than 0.99GB.

 

Is there any way to rip a DVD fully, so it rips one big .vob file, instead of a number of small .vob files?

 

I hope I have made myself clear enough for users on this site to help me. I look forward to hearing from you.

 

Thank you,

 

Robert - UK.

 

Because DVD movies consist of menus, chapters, etc., so there will usually be more than one .VOB file. What kind of DV's are you ripping?

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What kind of DV's are you ripping?

 

They must be the legal kind or it wouldn't be working for the op!

 

cd

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Because DVD movies consist of menus, chapters, etc., so there will usually be more than one .VOB file. What kind of DV's are you ripping?

 

Yes, they are a lot of .vob files, however they are around four .vob files which actually play the movie. The file is no bigger than 0.99GB. This means I have to join the clips together etc. It also leaves a slight blur at the end of each .vob file. Is there any way it will rip just one file for the movie?

 

The DVD's that I am ripping are either television programmes that I have recorded onto DVD, then ripping them onto my PC hard drive, or they are movie DVD's which I have purchased from the shop.

 

Also to user "CD," Disc Copier gives you an option to save the whole DVD onto your hard drive in .ISO format or into a folder.

 

Thanks,

 

Robert.

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The DVD's that I am ripping are either television programmes that I have recorded onto DVD, then ripping them onto my PC hard drive, or they are movie DVD's which I have purchased from the shop.

 

Robert, any DVD player software will play the DVD from the Video_ TS.IFO, without any "slight blur"!

Talk about ripping of DVD's bought from the shop, is not allowed here!

 

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Talk about ripping of DVD's bought from the shop, is not allowed here!

 

Fair enough, lets just talk about the programmes that I have recoreded from the TV. :)

 

Any DVD player software will play the DVD from the Video_ TS.IFO, without any "slight blur"!

 

OK here is my problem. Basically what I do is record from the TV, then rip onto my hard drive, and then from there I would like to edit bits of the TV programme. So what I do is:

 

Convert the .vob files to .avi

Cut the .avi bits that I want

Then join the .avi files together to make one file.

 

However, when I cut and join the files it loses some of the quality so I was just wondering if there is a way to have one big .vob file?

 

I assume that the Video_TS.ifo file just plays the .vob files so if I removed the .ifo file from the folder, the file would not play the TV programme?

 

Robert.

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Try using the Video Compilation method in Disc Copier. Point to the dvd video folder as your source and select the "movie" to be included in your compilation. In the Source destination, you can output the compiled movies as divx, mp2, wmv, etc. You can then bring in this output file to Videowave and do the editing.

 

As I understand from other posts, you can bring in VOB files directly to Videowave. You may want to try this first.

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They must be the legal kind or it wouldn't be working for the op!

 

cd

 

You must have had an inclination as to the direction that I was heading. I won't tell you if you were right or wrong, but if your inclination was right, then you found out I was right. :)

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Fair enough, lets just talk about the programmes that I have recoreded from the TV. :)

OK here is my problem. Basically what I do is record from the TV, then rip onto my hard drive, and then from there I would like to edit bits of the TV programme. So what I do is:

 

Convert the .vob files to .avi

Cut the .avi bits that I want

Then join the .avi files together to make one file.

 

However, when I cut and join the files it loses some of the quality so I was just wondering if there is a way to have one big .vob file?

 

I assume that the Video_TS.ifo file just plays the .vob files so if I removed the .ifo file from the folder, the file would not play the TV programme?

 

Robert.

How are you recording from tv? Capture cards usually capture in mpeg or avi so you shouldn't have anything to 'rip'. If you're recording from tv with Media Center, then that's a proprietary file and is another story.

So, assuming your getting files from TV, how would you get these in .vob format?

Bottom line: if it's an encrypted DVD, it won't work. If it's not and you have a dvd that you want to copy, the best way is to do what's already been suggested and that's to copy to an image file.

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How are you recording from tv? Capture cards usually capture in mpeg or avi so you shouldn't have anything to 'rip'. So, assuming your getting files from TV, how would you get these in .vob format?

 

I am recording TV programmes using a DVD recorder - LG RH7500. It is not connected to my PC and it definitely records in .vob.

 

Try using the Video Compilation method in Disc Copier.

 

Excellent! This works a treat. Thank you very much for your help! :)

 

Robert.

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I am recording TV programmes using a DVD recorder - LG RH7500. It is not connected to my PC and it definitely records in .vob.

Excellent! This works a treat. Thank you very much for your help! :)

 

Robert.

Excellent. Now that makes sense.

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KUDOS Jess !! :) I had never tried bringing VOB files into Videowave.

 

Frank...

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I had never tried bringing VOB files into Videowave.

 

Frank & Jess, EMC 8 don't do vob files.

 

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Frank & Jess, EMC 8 don't do vob files.

 

cd

 

You are correct. EMC 9 does, but no previous versions allow it. You have to change the file extension to .mpg, and sometimes that doesn't work.

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You have to change the file extension to .mpg, and sometimes that doesn't work.

 

Always has for me in 7.5 and 8.

 

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For me, also. But, there were post from folks who it did not work for.

Some camcorders and Recorders use VR format and often these files are fragmented but Explorer doesn't know that, so you only get a partial file.

 

I just ran some experiments this week using a Recorder and a disc in VR format. The vob files were unusable unless a full import was performed.

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Well I learned something-- NO I guess I didn't learn something, so it's back to square UNO !! :)

Thanks for the corrected information :huh:

 

Although I did know about changing the VOB files to Mpeg and use them that way :D

 

Frank...

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Well I learned something-- NO I guess I didn't learn something, so it's back to square UNO !! :huh:

Thanks for the corrected information :D

 

Although I did know about changing the VOB files to Mpeg and use them that way :D

 

Frank...

I think the OP seems (or at least appears) to have resolved his issue with the suggested use of Video Compilation in Disc Copier. :D

 

My bad about VOB in EMC8. :)

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