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Jack
08-11-2006, 05:05 AM
I'm Looking For Free Software

I've got a DVD that I want to place on my website but I need free software to do it. If you know of any would you be so kind as to post it's link.

It's not that I'm cheap - it's that I'm poor!

Thanks... :cool:

Twey
08-11-2006, 05:18 AM
There are other reasons than being poor to use Free software (http://www.fsf.org/).

Anyway. What sort of software do you need exactly? DVD ripping tools?

Jack
08-11-2006, 05:29 AM
Actually I never formatted a DVD so I'm kinda at your mercy here. Someone had told me how to a while ego but the software that I had downloaded would only format the whole DVD once I had purchased it, so I wasn't able to. I'll check out that link you posted and hopefully I'll find what I'm looking for.

Thank you! :)

jscheuer1
08-11-2006, 05:31 AM
http://www.nonags.com/

Jack
08-11-2006, 06:32 AM
I found something and it looks like it's working... :)
It's called, "Easy DVD Rip".

It's going to take all night to format this movie though!
Also, it's formatting it into MPEG so I'll need something to format the MPEG files into .ra or something like that.

Anyone know where I can find software that would do that for free?

Thanks for your help guys... Much appreciated! http://www.beholdhecomes.net/cheers.gif

Jack
08-11-2006, 03:39 PM
Ok... So far so good!
I managed to get the DVD to my hard drive and the files are in .mpg format. What I need now is to convert all 24 .mpg files into one single playable video.

What (free) software would you recommend?

Thanks...

blm126
08-11-2006, 03:55 PM
http://www.download.com/Riva-FLV-Encoder/3000-2140-10320097.html
To encode them and
http://www.jeroenwijering.com/?item=Flash_Video_Player
to play them.
However before you do that you should consider whether the MPAA would approve of what you're doing. Because if you can't afford to buy the software, you probably can't afford the legal fees.

Twey
08-11-2006, 04:39 PM
I tend to use mencoder from the mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/) package to encode/decode files.

Jack
08-11-2006, 04:46 PM
Thanks blm126,

What I was actually looking for is a software that would convert the .mpg files into one playable video. The software you linked me up with converts the files but it doesn't join them - not as far as I can tell. However I may be wrong.

I've got 22 .mpg files so if you know of a software that would convert them into one playable video I sure would like to hear back from you.

Oh yes, another thing is that I would like to convert them to one .rm file.
I like .rm because they load fast.

Thanks again! :)

Jack
08-11-2006, 04:48 PM
I tend to use mencoder from the mplayer (http://www.mplayerhq.hu/) package to encode/decode files.

Checking that out right now. :p

blm126
08-11-2006, 05:04 PM
Sorry, I read wrong. What platform are you on(windows/linux/mac)?

Jack
08-11-2006, 06:24 PM
Sorry, I read wrong. What platform are you on(windows/linux/mac)?

I'm using Winxp.

Everything is just about ready to go but I have to format those .mpg files because there just to BIG. I like windows media player and .wmv is a good format since they to load fast. Oh yea, I'm not going to join them together after all - but I still need to format them into wmv.

Your help is very much appreciated.

Once I'm done I'll be sure to show you guys what I've been doing.
Hope you like it!

Twey
08-11-2006, 08:02 PM
Yes, mencoder should do it. Make sure to download the appropriate codecs from that site as well.

I would recommend RM over WMV, although only slightly. Ogg Theora is nice, but I doubt many people will have the codecs, a great pity.

Jack
08-11-2006, 10:44 PM
Just wanted to let you know that I figured it out. All I needed was, "Easy DVD Rip" and "Magic Video Batch Converter". Mind you that it took about 8 hours to rip the DVD to my hard drive but it's coming along nicely.

Kind words of thanks for your help.
It was very much appreciated.

:)

Robspace1
08-21-2006, 07:52 AM
:cool:
Thanks blm126,-When it comes to making good copies you need good software and good media or it's coaster time~

What I was actually looking for is a software that would convert the .mpg files into one playable video. The software you linked me up with converts the files but it doesn't join them - not as far as I can tell. However I may be wrong.

I've got 22 .mpg files so if you know of a software that would convert them into one playable video I sure would like to hear back from you.

Oh yes, another thing is that I would like to convert them to one .rm file.
I like .rm because they load fast.--HYJACK!-sorry-The best and easiest way to convert is with the program called X TO DVD CONVERTER-they also make the COPY TO DVD software-the reason I like it is because it is simple to use and works everytime- and after it converts a video to dvd it will burn it for you!-One stop burning-I also use 1 CLICK DVD BURNER-very easy to use-both programs have trial use periods with full function-I also download a free program called dvd 14-If you use this software you should have no more problems burning ANYTHING!-check it out-as far as free stuff goes' try Download.com-

Thanks again! :)

Robspace1
08-21-2006, 07:59 AM
To make good copies you need good software and media-I use 1CLICKDVD COPY and Copy To DVD- Both work easy and fast-I use XTODVD CONVERTER-This program is easy and also will burn the dvd if you want after it converts it-it's like 1 stop burning!--1 click removes css and dvd 14 removes area restrictions on your player-and it is free-all 3 of these have trial versions that are fully functional-

djr33
08-21-2006, 09:28 AM
Ogg IS nice, but I hadn't heard about it until recently, and I had to install a new player. But... it's nice.

I hate RM. Use .mov, or if not, avi or even wmv. But never RM. It's horrible.
It's proprietary* and not everyone has it, and it's just annoying.
*yes, wmv is proprietary too, but comes default on like 90% of computer systems, so it's a better bet than RM which comes standard on none.

Twey
08-21-2006, 04:52 PM
*yes, wmv is proprietary too, but comes default on like 90% of computer systems, so it's a better bet than RM which comes standard on none.Standard on all Macs, I believe :)

I'll admit that RM is a pain, but I won't agree that WMV is better. RM's compression algorithm is superior to WMV's, and it supports things like streaming. Also, I think there's a Free codec for it, though I could be wrong there.

tacmig99
08-23-2006, 02:47 AM
Only thing I hate about Windows Media Player is so many thing require codecs which don't seem to be available. I've never tried any other program though, except Quicktime which I hate because it seems to be really slow.