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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:03 PM
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I've looked and still am unceratin.....is there 1 simple program that will take my DVD's and make them into DIVX files?
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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:18 PM
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Oh yeah, is there one that can do it with only about 3 gig hard drive space free?
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Old Jun 22, 2002, 11:56 PM
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Flask or XMpeg can encode directly from the DVD to divx whilst also encoding the audio. This would mean that you only need 700mbs free for a 1 pass encode. A little more for 2 passes. It also means that your DVD drive will be left reading for hours.
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Old Jun 23, 2002, 10:03 AM
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Thanks for the response Celtic Druid. Out of the two programs which would you recommend most? When you say that the DVD drive will be left reading for hours is this any difference than when playing a DVD movie or is there more wear and tear on it ripping then playing a movie?
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Old Jun 23, 2002, 10:06 AM
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One more thing, what is the difference in the number of passes? Does quality increase with the number of passes? How much more time and space does doing multiple passes add on?
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Old Jun 23, 2002, 03:55 PM
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No difference between reading a DVD and ripping it.. Except encoding may take longer.

There is only 1 or 2 passes. 2 passes allows better quality for a given size, whilst increasing file predictability. With 2 passes I can get the video to within under a meg of my desired file size.

However if the bitrate is high enough, there will be no difference between 1 and 2 passes and if it is set too high, you will not be able to achieve the desired file size.

When using DivX311alpha before Nandub came out, I often had to rencode whole movies because they were the wrong size, this was after calculating the correct bitrate first.

I would imagine that DivX 4.xx and 5.xx are better than 311 in this respect, but to be honest I have not done a single pass encode since nandub came out.

I also have not use Flask or XMpeg in ages.. XMpeg is based on Flask, with many tweaks and optimizations... I don't believe that Flask supports 2 pass encoding, however there may be a version that does??
 

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