Copying DVD/VCD to hard disk

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Punkychan, Jul 3, 2002.

  1. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

    Not too sure if this one has been posted before..but could anyone give me a tip on how to copy an entire DVD or VCD into the hard disk ? I've tried this by copying all files into my drive but there is always an error message.
  2. mbunny

    mbunny Guest

    for vcd's the video files are contained inside the mpegav directory usually a .dat file

    DVD's however need to be ripped off... search for SmartRipper in google (anyone know of a better ripper?)
  3. jasonb

    jasonb Guest

    for it to hard drive using dvd decrypter or smart rip and of course u gotta have a dvd rom drive to rip it
  4. omgsoup

    omgsoup OSNN Senior Addict

    you could always use deCESS or somthing like that. it used to be hosted at, but i think the RIAA made them take it off. i had it for a while, but never had a need to use it.
  5. Sir_Tony

    Sir_Tony Guest

    use VCD GALAXY

    To save HDD space convert to MPG using Xmpeg.. did i mention it takes a long time (8-15hrs depending on your CPU)

    To make smaller MPG's us IFilmEdit (VCD format)

    then Nero or Roxio to burn to CD

  6. avsdotcom

    avsdotcom Guest

    If you just want to rip the VOB files to hard drive, I use a prog called Clad DVD XP, which you can download here

    Theres a good walkthrough on the site for using it, but its pretty straightforward. Takes about 10 mins to rip a full film.

    There's a couple of other progs on that site for converting to VCD, SVCD, DivX, etc which are also very good. Ripped Gladiator last night in 5 hours to SVCD and the quality is excellent :D
  7. Punkychan

    Punkychan OSNN Addict

    Thanks guys...would like to try that.If there's a problem will get back to you later..
  8. brocher

    brocher Moderator

    If you have a limited hard drive there is a proggie out there called
    DVDBack up, It buffers the VOB files on your HDD of your memory. I have used it but it was slightly slower that Smart ripper and DVD2AVI and TMPGEnc.
  9. sparky

    sparky OSNN Addict

    for the ultimate,use smartripper (its the best believe me ive tried them all).you can then code it to an audio visual file(avi file) with something like dvd2avi 176 then use tmpeg coding software to code it to an mpeg 1 or mpeg 2 file this in turn can be chopped up to fit onto cdr(s) and then copied with a programme like nero 5.590( the latest) onto the cdrs. of course you would only be doing this as a backup wouldnt you. as this in any other light might be seen as piracy and we wouldnt want that now would we..............;)