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Old Feb 02, 2010, 09:07 PM
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Default Best ripping software—rip/convert DVD to Divx AVI for Mac

Best ripping software—rip/convert DVD to Divx AVI for Mac

When we have bundles of DVD movies or episodes, we often need to do a lot of Xvid conversion. The software we tend to choose is Handbrake, a free open-source and multithreaded video transcoder. However, HandBrake's researchers made a strange decision that the version 0.9.4 gives away supporting AVI files using Divx and Xvid (an open source equivalent to Divx). Probably it is a major breakthrough for HandBrake corp, but it is not really a good news for many users.

[b]What's the relationship between Divx and Xvid?[/b]
First, DivX is a proprietary software developed by DivX, Inc. including the DivX Codec which has become popular due to its ability to compress lengthy video segments into small sizes while maintaining relatively high visual quality. Generally, there are two DivX codecs: the standard MPEG-4 Part 2 DivX codec and the H.264/MPEG-4, AVC, DivX as well as HD codec.

Second, Xvid is also a video codec library following the MPEG-4 standard, specifically MPEG-4 Part 2 Advanced Simple Profile (ASP). It uses ASP features such as b-frames, global and quarter pixel motion compensation, lumi masking, trellis quantization, and H.263, MPEG and custom quantization matrices. As a matter of fact, Xvid is a top competitor of the DivX Pro Codec In contrast with the DivX codec, Xvid is free software distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License. That is, being different from the DivX codec, which is only available for a limited number of platforms, Xvid can be used on all platforms and operating systems for which the source code can be compiled.

No worries, for those people who want to rip DVD to Divx AVI, they can choose [b]Moyea DVD Ripper for Mac[/b] or [b]DVD Ripper[/b] for Windows depending on the OS they using. Below is the free User Guide for fast converting DVD to Divx AVI:

[b]Step One:[/b] Freely download [b]Moyea DVD Ripper for Mac[/b] and install it on your computer
Click "DVD Folder" or "IFO File" button on the toolbar to load your DVD or files.


[b]Step Two:[/b] Choose output format as "Xvid" and destination folder
Using the pull-down list of "Format", you can choose output format as "Xvid AVI-Audio Video Interleaved (Xvid) (*.avi)", and specify your desirable export path by "Browse" button.
[b]Step Three:[/b] Advanced settings and video parameters setting (skip)
If you want to adjust the video/audio parameters, you can click "Settings" on the main interface. On this interface, there are many choices including Codec Name, Bit Rate, Size, Frame Rate and Channels. If you want to enhance the listening effects, you can alter the Format as "AC3-Dolby AC-3 (*ac3)" and then choose "6" from the drop-down list of 'Channels' to realize the 5.1 Channel Surround sound. (Of course, you can skip this step.)


[b]Step Four:[/b] Ripping
Hit "Convert" on the main interface to start the conversion.


[b]Step Five:[/b] Playback this converted files on portable players
Once the conversion above is completed, you can get Xvid AVI files and drag them to your computer or media players for playback. Even you can rip a DVD to a smaller file size that will look great on a palm player, on your laptop or on a TV from a WD TV Live or HD media player.