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Windows 7: Program for shrinking DVD'S?

29 Sep 2009   #11
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

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I want to shrink it to 400mb-700mb is there some program like that if there is please send me the link?
What you want is Handbrake. It's becoming the standard, and it's free and quite easy to use.

HandBrake
I'll second Handbrake. It's free and easy and is becoming the standard. It's the only app that I have continued using.
How is it speed wise?


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29 Sep 2009   #12
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's fast enough...I guess? Honestly, I haven't cared about speed so much...but output quality is what I do care about. I wouldn't say it is any slower than anything else I tried, but output quality is great on my .mkv files. A typical movie ends up being 1.1 to 1.4 GB, with DVD resolution, and 5.1 surround.
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29 Sep 2009   #13
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

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It's fast enough...I guess? Honestly, I haven't cared about speed so much...but output quality is what I do care about. I wouldn't say it is any slower than anything else I tried, but output quality is great on my .mkv files. A typical movie ends up being 1.1 to 1.4 GB, with DVD resolution, and 5.1 surround.
Thanks for the info.

I'll try it out.

Quality is my first priority, but speed is important to, since I am in the process of converting 200+ dvd's and 60 TV recordings.

TmpEnc 4 takes about 1hr per 1hr of video on my system, and it also makes the files between 1.1gb and 1.4gb, with DVD quality.

Longer than 2 hours per movie is not acceptable for me for obvious reasons.

Thanks again,

Greetz
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29 Sep 2009   #14
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

For me, like you, quality is the top priority, so I won't put time limits on it, regardless of how many I have to do...and I'm looking at a similar number of DVDs as well. I could certainly see if one package took 5 hours while another took 2...I agree. But if Handbrake, for some reason, takes 15 minutes more, but outputs a superior quality....I'd consider that time well spent.

The time also depends highly on how Handbrake is configured, what type of hardware you are running, and what else you are doing with your computer at the time. If it sits idle, obviously, it will be much faster than if you are playing an intense game during the encoding. For me, I set it up to encode, queue up some tasks, and let it run overnight.
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29 Sep 2009   #15
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DeaconFrost View Post
For me, like you, quality is the top priority, so I won't put time limits on it, regardless of how many I have to do...and I'm looking at a similar number of DVDs as well. I could certainly see if one package took 5 hours while another took 2...I agree. But if Handbrake, for some reason, takes 15 minutes more, but outputs a superior quality....I'd consider that time well spent.

The time also depends highly on how Handbrake is configured, what type of hardware you are running, and what else you are doing with your computer at the time. If it sits idle, obviously, it will be much faster than if you are playing an intense game during the encoding. For me, I set it up to encode, queue up some tasks, and let it run overnight.
That is how I do it to.

With speed I don't mean a 15 minute difference but hrs.

I tried several programs that took 4hrs or more and couldn't utilize dual core, nor hardware acceleration.

TmpEnc 4 uses both multi cores and hardware acc.

But like I said I will try out this Handbrake and compare both quality and speed.
I have already bought TmpEnc, so you understand Handbrake will have to be better or faster or easier for me to make the switch.

Greetz
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29 Sep 2009   #16
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

That makes sense. That's how I'd test as well. I'd rip a movie with DVDfab, and use those files as my base...and then rip it with the same settings, using both apps.
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30 Sep 2009   #17
mickey megabyte

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

+1 for handbrake

after playing about with it for most of today, i have to say it's fast and flexible and file-type friendly.

advantages over dvdfab:
  • it's free!
  • you can encode multiple audio streams

disadvantages:
  • it's not strictly a dvd ripper
  • it doesn't bypass any copy protection

still, it has a worthy place in my software arsenal, thanks DeaconFrost!
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30 Sep 2009   #18
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mickey megabyte View Post
it doesn't bypass any copy protection
That's what I use DVDfab HD Decrypter for. I rip the files to my hard drive, unprotected, and then run them through Handbrake. This way, I'm not pulling from the disc directly, and I can queue up several movies at once.
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