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Windows 7: How can I backup my DVDs for quick & easy access?

16 Jan 2010   #31
JohnnyScience

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
In DVD format, perhaps not . If a movie is a very short one, you may encode it in dvd format, it may contain in a single .vob. But for a normal sized movie, usually there is more than one .vob files.

But if you can copy a movie and use a program that can join .vob files, what you want may happen ( it is more laborious than ripping a dvd)
hmm ok.

Well obviously if I use Media center to play the files, they can stay in the .vob format

But what if I want to load a movie up on an iphone?

They wont play like normal will they?


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16 Jan 2010   #32
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All information relating to video formats supported by iphone and the appropriate resolution of the video may be had here : The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge Article

In this field (dont take it otherwise) , handbrake is the best option , too
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16 Jan 2010   #33
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
All information relating to video formats supported by iphone and the appropriate resolution of the video may be had here : The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge Article

In this field (dont take it otherwise) , handbrake is the best option , too
Ok so if I want this to be possible, I need to keep two versions of the same movie?

One with a higher quality for playback on the computer & 46" lcd tv & then another version for the iphone?

Or does handbrake create a version that will work on both yet only make one file?
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16 Jan 2010   #34
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
All information relating to video formats supported by iphone and the appropriate resolution of the video may be had here : The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge Article

In this field (dont take it otherwise) , handbrake is the best option , too
Ok so if I want this to be possible, I need to keep two versions of the same movie?

One with a higher quality for playback on the computer & 46" lcd tv & then another version for the iphone?

Or does handbrake create a version that will work on both yet only make one file?
Its all about screen resolution. As the iphone's screen in smaller, it needs small resolutions, and as the lcd display is bigger, it needs a larger resolution.

You may play a larger resolution movie in iphone, too. But it will take a lot of unneeded space, and the video output will not be perfect. On the contrary, you may play a small resolution movie in your lcd (by clicking "videos-->fit video to player on resize), but it will be a bit hazy .

So, I think it is better to have a same movie in different resolutions for different players
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16 Jan 2010   #35
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
All information relating to video formats supported by iphone and the appropriate resolution of the video may be had here : The Complete Guide to iPod, Apple TV and iPhone Video Formats | iLounge Article

In this field (dont take it otherwise) , handbrake is the best option , too
Ok so if I want this to be possible, I need to keep two versions of the same movie?

One with a higher quality for playback on the computer & 46" lcd tv & then another version for the iphone?

Or does handbrake create a version that will work on both yet only make one file?
Its all about screen resolution. As the iphone's screen in smaller, it needs small resolutions, and as the lcd display is bigger, it needs a larger resolution.

You may play a larger resolution movie in iphone, too. But it will take a lot of unneeded space, and the video output will not be perfect. On the contrary, you may play a small resolution movie in your lcd (by clicking "videos-->fit video to player on resize), but it will be a bit hazy .

So, I think it is better to have a same movie in different resolutions for different players
Hmm ok.

So I can copy the dvd via dvdshrink & get a single file that can be played in Media Center/Player etc

What would I then use to format that file into an iphone friendly format if I wish to?
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16 Jan 2010   #36
Arc

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My Choice is HandBrake. If you dont like it , you may use this :
iPhone Video Converter, iPhone Converter, iPhone Movie Converter
But it is not free.

EDIT: DVD Shrink does not provide a single file. It compresses the video_ts folder.
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16 Jan 2010   #37
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Yeah I'm not into it if its not free.

So far I've found dvdshrink to be much easier to use than HB. I did only try HB in Ubuntu though...

I may be open to try it again if I had a really easy walk thru.

If I copy via dvdshrink, will these movies be able to be watched in Ubuntu with no issues?
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16 Jan 2010   #38
Arc

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If you have to create a single .vob file, you may try this :
VOB Joiner - join VOB files, merge vob merger, combine vob combiner, Camcorder, MiniDV
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16 Jan 2010   #39
Arc

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JohnnyScience View Post
Yeah I'm not into it if its not free.

So far I've found dvdshrink to be much easier to use than HB. I did only try HB in Ubuntu though...

I may be open to try it again if I had a really easy walk thru.

If I copy via dvdshrink, will these movies be able to be watched in Ubuntu with no issues?
Obviously not(I mean they will play in linux with no problem) . And believe me, handbrake is most easy to work with. Have a try it windows 7, if there is any problem, then what for the forum is?
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16 Jan 2010   #40
JohnnyScience

Windows 7 64 & Ubuntu 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Beastie View Post
using dvd shrink when you do the back up uncheck create seperate audio and video folders
then have it save in a folder with the name you want
then in media center go to movies tab right click then add movies select folder to watch

i have a folder on my hard drive called movies then in that i have a folders for each movie

it also helps to add a picture in the folder and rename it to folder
give me a bit of time i can post some screen shots of what i have but it will take me a bit
I there no way to rip the artwork with the dvd so I dont have to worry about finding it & adding it in later manually? Seems like a lot more work than it should be.
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