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Windows 7: Adding Videos to "Movies"?

11 Jan 2009   #11
mSeliga

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buckeye25 View Post
Guys stupd question alert... So if i want to add movies to my HDD so i can view them later with out the disk. What do i need to do? can i just insert the DVD into my drive then copy the files to the folder of my choice?
You need DVD ripping software. I use Xilisoft DVD Ripper. It costs money though. I think HandBrake will work if you have a third party dvd player installed.


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11 Jan 2009   #12
Buckeye25

XP,Vista, Windows 7
 
 

what about that my movies program that the other poster mentioned? Does that have a built in ripper?
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11 Jan 2009   #13
johngalt

 

No, that is a Movie *cataloging* software, IIRC.
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11 Jan 2009   #14
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

I do think MyMovies does have a built in ripper.

My issue with My Movies is that it looks so awful. While the backend is extremely impressive, the author hasn't been able to update the GUI to a Vista or Win 7 UI theme. I'm sure the next version would rock, but many people stay away from MyMovies for that reason.

Beyond the standard Disc rippers like DVD Decrypter, or an unregistered copy of DVDFab, you can also use Handbrake and convert the files to mp4.

Handbrake can encode the file to an mp4 or an avi so it's playable on an extender as well. From what I've read, to make it work with an extender, you can encode a mp4 with h264 video & stereo aac (Set Handbrake to Dolby Pro Logic II) or an avi with xvid video & stereo mp3 or AC3 passthru.
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11 Jan 2009   #15
mSeliga

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dalhectar View Post
I do think MyMovies does have a built in ripper.
All My Movies does is copy the entire dvd to a folder, not just the video file. Not to mention I haven't been able to get My Movies to work in WMC.
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11 Jan 2009   #16
dalhectar

Windows 7 Beta Build 7100 x86
 
 

If you want a single file, probably handbrake is the application for you. You might need to use DVD DeCrypter to copy the vob files to your hard drive (and remove CSS while it copies) then Handbrake will recompile those files to a single mp4.
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11 Jan 2009   #17
Buckeye25

XP,Vista, Windows 7
 
 

ive got handbrake running right now.. im trying to just pull the files straight off the DVD. If that doesnt work i will use DVD Decrypter.
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11 Jan 2009   #18
SIW2

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Vista x64 / 7 X64
 
 

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13 Jan 2009   #19
Buckeye25

XP,Vista, Windows 7
 
 

Guys im having some trouble getting Media center to add my DVD cover to my movie.

I manually added the movie Rock N Rolla using the steps that delhectar mentioned... I added the folder Rock N Rolla to my movies library. Inside that folder is my jpeg of the DVD cover. Media center sees the movie but not the album art... Im so close yet so far away!!!


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13 Jan 2009   #20
mSeliga

Windows 7 Build 7100 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Buckeye25 View Post
Guys im having some trouble getting Media center to add my DVD cover to my movie.

I manually added the movie Rock N Rolla using the steps that delhectar mentioned... I added the folder Rock N Rolla to my movies library. Inside that folder is my jpeg of the DVD cover. Media center sees the movie but not the album art... Im so close yet so far away!!!
The image needs to be named "folder.jpg".
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