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Video converter help?

Postby Danger Mouse » Fri Feb 22, 2008 12:27 am

Hi all, I have been using dvd shrink to rip my dvd's onto my laptop. It creates ISO files. I've recently been getting an ipod classic & want to put someonto it as mp4 files. I downloaded a program i bought for £1 on ebay but it ddoesn't recognize these iso files. I also googled it but to no avail. Any advice out there,i'm sure other people must have had a similar problem.
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Postby Venom » Fri Feb 22, 2008 4:08 pm

An ISO file is just an image file, its an image of the disk. It looks like you are making a disk image each time instead of ripping the actual film in VOB or any other format.

You could get and install an ISO tool to view the contents of the ISO file where you will see the VOB files under video or you could just get software that can rip the VOB files and convert them to MP4 format at the same time (DVD to MP4)

There are these that rip and convert

http://www.xilisoft.com/dvd-to-mp4-converter.html

http://www.imtoo.com/dvd-to-mp4-converter.html


For converting video only (not ripping from DVD), Colour 7 Video Converter is very good and fast

http://www.color7tech.com/cvc/features.htm

I use Canopus Grass Valley ProCoder 3 to transcode files but it aint cheap.

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Postby monosodium » Sat Feb 23, 2008 12:08 am

Have a look at doom9.org - they have a good collection of tools and tutorials there.

I used VLC for a lot of transcoding work (as a part of my own pc-based PVR system) and I know VLC can read direct from DVD and stream to Mpeg4, I've not done that exact conversion so I don't know how easy / what the results are like.

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Postby Mr A » Mon Feb 25, 2008 1:14 am

Venom wrote:An ISO file is just an image file, its an image of the disk. It looks like you are making a disk image each time instead of ripping the actual film in VOB or any other format.

You could get and install an ISO tool to view the contents of the ISO file where you will see the VOB files under video or you could just get software that can rip the VOB files and convert them to MP4 format at the same time (DVD to MP4)

There are these that rip and convert

http://www.xilisoft.com/dvd-to-mp4-converter.html

http://www.imtoo.com/dvd-to-mp4-converter.html


For converting video only (not ripping from DVD), Colour 7 Video Converter is very good and fast

http://www.color7tech.com/cvc/features.htm

I use Canopus Grass Valley ProCoder 3 to transcode files but it aint cheap.



I have a different version of xilisoft (it can still do dvd to mp4 though)

and I can highly reccomend it

i managed to get it for free ...but it's so much better then all the other video converters i've ecountered I actually felt a little bad this time I didn't pay for it ..which is rare

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Re: Video converter help?

Postby eileentong12 » Fri Mar 23, 2012 12:40 pm

Thanks for your great article.

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Re: Video converter help?

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Re: Video converter help?

Postby PlasticAnnArbor » Tue Mar 19, 2013 7:51 am

Thanks for your great article.

you do realize that in the last 5 years since 2008
That things have changed a lot

5 years is one full generation of newer computers and software

a generation in people terms is 20 years
in computer terms it is 5 years
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Re: Video converter help?

Postby jinjin » Fri Oct 11, 2013 4:31 pm

DVDFab Free will produce mp4. To convert the existing ISO files, you will need Deamon Tools Lite to mount the ISO image so that DVD Fab Frre thjnks it is reading a DVD.
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