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Windows 7: Converter to AVI?

12 May 2010   #1
jonesnewton

Acer Aspire 7738G Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 
Converter to AVI?

Hi, any ideas for a AVI converter, I just want to save my DVDs onto my laptop and save some space. I would also like the option of different language / subtitle settings.

Thanks


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12 May 2010   #2
Crispy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)
 
 

I'm pretty sure that DivX converter dose that.
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12 May 2010   #3
johngalt

 

AVI is a container, there are more than one type of codec that uses a .AVI extension but are completely different from each other.

That being said, if oyu want goo quality and smaller filesizes, look at DivX (proprietary) or XviD (Free, OS). If you want really good quality and don't care about the file size, look at other formats (including Matroskva containers, aka .MKV) - I have nothing but pure success viewing Blu-Ray rips that were put in an .MKV container, complete with Subtitles for foreign films / anime.
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13 May 2010   #4
Dark Nova Gamer

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

A good free program that I reviewed at MintyWhite was called Daniusoft Video Converter Free.

You can get it here and try it out: Video Converter Free, Free WMV MPEG MP4 MOV AVI Video Converter
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13 May 2010   #5
johngalt

 

I somehow missed part of my post in making this post - thanks for the reply, DNG, now I see it is missing.

A good one that I use is handbrake - HandBrake
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13 May 2010   #6
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

If encoding your dvds to a file, I would suggest the x264 codec.

Its far more effecient, and has a better quality at lower bitrates than something like Xvid.

I would also suggest using a MP4 container. You will also have the option of using AAC 5.1 Audio, or keep the original AC3.

But x264/AAC in a MP4 container will yield much better results, with reasonable file sizes. At least IMO.

MeGUI and Handbrake are probablly the best choices. Nero Encoder for AAC stereo and 5.1 is a good choice as well to go with them (which is free)
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13 May 2010   #7
johngalt

 

As a matter of fact, at least one of the .MKVs I have is that exact combination - not sure *why* but it is lol...

h.264/AAC3 IIRC....
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13 May 2010   #8
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If encoding your dvds to a file, I would suggest the x264 codec.

Its far more effecient, and has a better quality at lower bitrates than something like Xvid.

I would also suggest using a MP4 container. You will also have the option of using AAC 5.1 Audio, or keep the original AC3.

But x264/AAC in a MP4 container will yield much better results, with reasonable file sizes. At least IMO.

MeGUI and Handbrake are probablly the best choices. Nero Encoder for AAC stereo and 5.1 is a good choice as well to go with them (which is free)
That is exactly the settings I use while using HandBrake . It provides the outcome as good as the original DVD with a smaller filesize

In fact, I have used almost all DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD tools , but I love HandBrake
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13 May 2010   #9
jonesnewton

Acer Aspire 7738G Win 7 X64 bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Arc View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Wishmaster View Post
If encoding your dvds to a file, I would suggest the x264 codec.

Its far more effecient, and has a better quality at lower bitrates than something like Xvid.

I would also suggest using a MP4 container. You will also have the option of using AAC 5.1 Audio, or keep the original AC3.

But x264/AAC in a MP4 container will yield much better results, with reasonable file sizes. At least IMO.

MeGUI and Handbrake are probablly the best choices. Nero Encoder for AAC stereo and 5.1 is a good choice as well to go with them (which is free)
That is exactly the settings I use while using HandBrake . It provides the outcome as good as the original DVD with a smaller filesize

In fact, I have used almost all DVD to AVI/DivX/XviD tools , but I love HandBrake
So, MeGUI and Handbrake is all I need?
Do I>
RIP with MeGUI and convert with Handbrake?
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13 May 2010   #10
Arc

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 10 Pro Insider Preview 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jonesnewton View Post
So, MeGUI and Handbrake is all I need?
Do I>
RIP with MeGUI and convert with Handbrake?
Rip with handbrake using the settings prescribed by wishmaster, and no need to convert It will rip your DVD to AVI
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