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Windows 7: Free DVD Decrypt and MP4 converter

08 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Free DVD Decrypt and MP4 converter

Under Vista 32 bit I used a combination of DVD43, an on the fly decrypter, and Handbrake to convert my collection of purchased DVDs to ipod touch format.

Since upgrading to Windows 7 64 bit I have been completely stumped. Firstly I thought I could just install the 2 programs above in XP mode and it would all work fine. The problem is that I can't play DVDs within XP mode as it says I don't have a DVD decoder. Obviously I do have a decoder as can play them within Windows 7. Is it possible to get my decoder working within the XP mode enviroment? Failing that can I get a dvd decoder to install within XP mode?

I have tried about 12 different free 64 bit dycrypters and converters within the Windows 7 enviroment. They all seem to involve 30 minutes copying the DVD to the hard drive unencrypted and then the same time again running a 2nd program to convert to mp4 format. This is just painfully slow compared to the single pass I had with DVD43/Handbrake combo. Can any one recommend a slick method of getting my purchased DVDs onto itouch?

I only did 2 of my 100 DVD before upgrading so feeling a bit silly!!!

Thanks Mike

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08 Apr 2010   #2

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

Have you tried DVD Ghost? Supposedly it performs dvd decryption in the background just like DVD43. It's not a free program, but it might work.

Any DVD should perform functions just the same. It isn't free either though.

Handbrake should work in Windows 7 just fine, so all you really need is the background dvd decrypter yes?

If you can't use Handbrake... The most popular options as of now are:

AnyDVD & DVD Shrink

There's also the combination of:

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by res45 @ Piriform
I installed RipIt4Me program tried it out but then you have to have DVD Decrypter and FixIt and DVD Shrink all installed to get the same results.
DVD Shrink
DVD Ghost
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08 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Yes I believe handbrake is good to go.
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08 Apr 2010   #4

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

So yeah...

Background Decryption: DVD Ghost or Any DVD

DVD Copy & Conversion: DVD Shrink or Handbrake
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08 Apr 2010   #5

Windows 7 64 bit

I was hoping to not have to cough up $40-50 for the decrypter on the basis I have already paid full price to own these! Thanks for suggestion.

I realyl don't understnad why i can't play DVD within XP mode. Have hunted on the Dell discs for any way to install PowerDVD into XP mode, but can't find it.
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09 Apr 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

i'm a little confused - why rip DVD's under XP mode at all instead of natively under 7?

*happily using handbrake under 7 x64 to convert stuff - including subtitles(!)
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09 Apr 2010   #7

Windows 7 64 bit

Problem is you have to decrypt commercial DVD you purchase before you can rip them. DVD43 is a free background decrypter but only runs under 32 bit. Happy for either solution in order of preference:

a) Free 64 bit background decrptr to use under windows 7 with Handbrake
b) Get my DVDs to play within XP mode so I can do it the old way. My PC was powerDVD installed, by Dell but it isn't on the reinstallation disks they provided with the pc. I assume I need to install PowerDVD or similar DVD decoder under XP mode for DVDs to play?

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09 Apr 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Oh I get you now - I forgot that decrypt part.

Only suggestion I can make is AnyDVD (not free)

I would guess that PowerDVD installed its own DVD decoders - Can you just download it off the Dell support site?
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09 Apr 2010   #9

Windows 7 64 bit

Seems not . They say put in the reinstallation disc, but don't seem to have one. I'll give them a call and find out why not.
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09 Apr 2010   #10

windows 7 32bit

Have you looked on eBay for reinstallation disks for your computer. I know you said you would try Dell again, but it could be an option. I got a set of disks for a Dell Laptop really cheaply.
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