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Safe (Legal?) Way to Have Service/Person Rip DVDs Into Movie Files?

Is there a person or company that one could safely hire (i.e., safeguards against theft) to rip DVDs they own into digital video files? [more inside]
posted by WCityMike on Oct 3, 2012 - 8 answers

How to break up tracks when ripping CDs?

CD Ripping - how to break tracks into smaller chunks? itunes or MediaMonkey. I recently got a copy of Stay Awake, a CD of new artists doing covers of old Disney songs, and I want to rip it to my computer. Several tracks are medleys - 3 or 4 songs running into each other as a single track. I know I can rip these individually, and then use a cutting program to make an individual copy of the songs, but is there an easier/automated way? [more inside]
posted by RevRob330 on Jul 16, 2012 - 14 answers

Help me find a way to download Senate Finance hearing testimony

I need to save a video from the Senate Finance Committee's hearings video library so that I can edit out a small snippet of testimony. [more inside]
posted by forkisbetter on Jul 11, 2012 - 2 answers

Music on data disc -- can't rip??

How do I rip music from a data disc? [more inside]
posted by noelpratt2nd on May 10, 2011 - 7 answers

Help Ripping Music CDs

Can anyone help me with a problem I have with Ripping music to my Ipod/Computer. I have several CDs that are meant to be gapless Album (IE a continous 80 minute mix) and when I try to rip them to my Ipod, it make a momentary gap appear. So how can I rip these CDs without the Gaps, or how can I rip them to my PC without track markers, so that they are one long mix Thanks for any advice/Help
posted by maxmix on Apr 8, 2011 - 4 answers

Revealing hidden CD tracks

How do I play/rip CD tracks with negative indices? [more inside]
posted by breakfast_yeti on Jan 5, 2011 - 3 answers

slipping a disc

CD drive won't rip CDs, will barely play songs. Help! [more inside]
posted by threeants on Dec 28, 2010 - 5 answers

How do I rip DVDs legally?

I'm out of the loop on the current state of legal duplication of commercially available movies on DVD. Please help. [more inside]
posted by FlamingBore on Dec 8, 2010 - 17 answers

How do I extract movies from a homemade DVD?

My Dad burned me a DVD of home movies. Is there an easy, free way to extract clips in a common format? [more inside]
posted by sidereal on Aug 30, 2010 - 7 answers

Ripping TV show season box sets to iTunes seasons?

I recently bought The Twilight Zone Season 2 box set on DVD. I'm wondering how to turn the set of DVDs into a nice TV show series in iTunes complete with episode titles and other information about each episode. I've tried using Handbrake, but all of the DVD chapters are of the same length and it looks really confusing. I have an iPad and would like it to look like other TV show seasons do that are purchased from the iTunes store. Anything super automated and created for this purpose?
posted by antgly on Jul 16, 2010 - 8 answers

How do I create a single .VOB file for each TV episode from a ripped DVD in Snow Leopard?

How do I create a single .VOB file for each TV episode from a ripped DVD in Snow Leopard, when it looks like the episodes span multiple .VOBs? [more inside]
posted by DakotaPaul on Jun 18, 2010 - 5 answers

Vinyl Ripping Again

Is there easy to use software (free or otherwise) to rip vinyl to my Mac? [more inside]
posted by gteffertz on Apr 7, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I quickly name and tag TV episodes ripped from DVD?

Is there an ripping/converting application that will automate naming and labeling of TV episodes copied from DVD? [more inside]
posted by sun-el on Oct 30, 2009 - 4 answers

High fidelity DVD ripping

High fidelity DVD ripping: collecting short videos from separate DVDs without losing any quality [more inside]
posted by sloe on Aug 25, 2009 - 7 answers

No libdvdcss? Curse you, Handbrake!

What's the best (free) way to back up DVDs these days? [more inside]
posted by dunkadunc on Aug 9, 2009 - 10 answers

How to Handle Partial Subtitles with Handbrake

Using Handbrake, is there a way to put subtitles onto DVD when they are interspersed in the real movie? Example: the movie Defiance had some English subtitles when characters spoke Russian/German. These didn't come through when I made my first trial run disc. So basically I'm asking for situational subtitles if I can call them that and not the full movie-lenght subtitle added throughout the whole movie. Thanks for your input.
posted by snap_dragon on Jul 7, 2009 - 5 answers

DVD Shrink rips slower on my new Vista laptop! HALP!

Speeding up DVD Shrink ripping on my laptop? [more inside]
posted by wastelands on Apr 16, 2009 - 19 answers

Ripping a TV series in Handbrake

I can rip movies to Xvid using Handbrake and it is all good....it rips the movie but no special features which is fine....But lately, when I tried John Adams (miniseries) or the TV show the 4400, it only took one chunk out of the whole disc and ignored the other episodes. Is there a way around this so I can get all the episodes even if they are lumped into one .avi file? (I really don't mind all the fast-forwarding). Thanks...and to all of those reading/responding...have a great weekend.
posted by snap_dragon on Mar 13, 2009 - 7 answers

Why do my books skip?

Why can my mac (macbook pro) not rip audiobook CDs without skipping near the end? [more inside]
posted by arniec on Feb 17, 2009 - 5 answers

How can extract audio from my DVD's on my mac?

How can I extract audio from DVD's on my mac? [more inside]
posted by fishthefly on Jan 1, 2009 - 12 answers

Bypass encoding when ripping DVDs

I need a program for ripping DVDs to get past the encoding (I think that's the term). I've got most of them covered by my DVD Ripper, but I'm having some trouble on a few. [more inside]
posted by Deflagro on Jan 1, 2009 - 13 answers

DVD/Handbrake Divx Burning Woes

I using Mac the Ripper than Handbrake to turn DVDs into mp4 files. (I use DVD dual layer)...When I use Roxio Popcorn, I can fit several movies on a disc (4) but it takes honestly a day and a half to burn on DVD !!!! But the DVD plays perfectly in my cheap player. Trying a different route, I tried dragging the mp4s to a blank DVD disc and then clicking "Burn" -- it burns and takes only 30-40 minutes but this version will not play on my DVD player. Anybody out there have an idea what I can do to make the process more efficient? Different software or different method? I appreciate your insight. By the way, I am running Mac OX X 10.5.5.
posted by snap_dragon on Nov 15, 2008 - 13 answers

Modernize My Spins

Best place to get some vinyl ripped to electronic format, in Seattle? [more inside]
posted by nomisxid on Jul 14, 2008 - 8 answers

External sound card for laptop. Recommendations wanted!

External sound card for laptop. Recommendations wanted! [more inside]
posted by watson415 on Jun 15, 2008 - 7 answers

Creating new CDs from old CD tracks -- how not to lose quality? (OS X)

How do I create my own CDs from existing CD tracks, without losing quality on OS X? It seems iTunes will let me rip to WAV but will it then burn back to CD in the same quality? I don't want to go through any encoding/decoding stage.
posted by deeper red on Apr 20, 2008 - 11 answers

How do I copy a DVD movie to DVD-R on a Mac?

MacFilter: Mac DVD copying on the cheap free? [more inside]
posted by rentalkarma on Apr 17, 2008 - 13 answers

DVD ripping with both menus and compression

I need a way to rip DVDs to a hard drive whilst maintaining menu structure and picture quality, but also compressing the data. Something like the DVD-like features offered by DivX Author but with an automated front end to convert DVD menus to DivX menus [more inside]
posted by leakymem on Mar 26, 2008 - 15 answers

DVD ripping on linux

What do I use on Ubuntu to do exactly what Mac the Ripper does on Mac? [more inside]
posted by mzurer on Mar 24, 2008 - 10 answers

M3U CUE LOG WTF?

Please explain to me what a cue, m3u, and log file are in layman's terms. (In regards to audio files.) [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Dec 20, 2007 - 3 answers

Why do the sound and video sometimes get out of synch when ripping DVDs?

When ripping some DVDs to my hard drive, why do the sound and video get out of synch? [more inside]
posted by psmealey on Aug 31, 2007 - 8 answers

Ripping and listening to my CD collection

I'd like to rip my CD collection and be able to listen to them when I'm not at my computer. I want to be able to listen to them in the living room or kitchen. I've got several hundred CDs. And I don't want to spend a ton of money. [more inside]
posted by GernBlandston on May 23, 2007 - 22 answers

Maybe the problem is that the world CAN'T listen.

Why won't this CD rip properly? 12 out of 18 songs are completely garbled, regardless of which program I try to use. [more inside]
posted by punchdrunkhistory on Mar 26, 2007 - 17 answers

Let 'er rip. Um, I mean, let me rip.

What's the easiest, cheapest, quickest way to move content from a DVD to individual files on a hard drive? [more inside]
posted by jbickers on Mar 13, 2007 - 16 answers

How do I get everything off of a CD?

I want to make sure that the next time I rip my CD collection is the last time. What should I know? [more inside]
posted by reventlov on Dec 29, 2006 - 8 answers

How to split a.iso into 2 .iso?

Can you split an .iso (DVD burn image) file in two? I've been ripping all of my Netflix movies into .iso files before realizing that my burning software (Nero burning rom) doesn't split an image file (.iso) that is larger than 4.7gig into two smaller files. All of these movies require dual layer blank DVDs, but since I have a 100 pack of blank DVDs I would like to try to see if I could split the movies to 2 different discs rather than buy the larger blanks. [more inside]
posted by wile e on Dec 13, 2006 - 18 answers

Turn DVD into separate clips

DVD Rip Filter: I want to rip several movie clips of a DVD and convert them into separate mpeg files. Please help me out. [more inside]
posted by IZ on Nov 10, 2006 - 7 answers

Why can't I rip mp3s?

For some reason, when I try to rip/import anything off a CD, all the audio on my laptop slows down to a choppy crawl. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Oct 23, 2006 - 6 answers

Best DVD ripper for Windows?

Please recommend the easiest-to-use DVD ripping/burning software for Windows.... [more inside]
posted by gnutron on Sep 26, 2006 - 17 answers

How to rip audio only from a dvd.

How to rip audio only from a dvd. [more inside]
posted by heartquake on Jul 5, 2006 - 6 answers

Re-ripping audio CDs

Ripping tracks from a audio CD-R...what bitrate to use? [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Mar 30, 2006 - 16 answers

Ripping Vinyl in OS X

I want to rip a bunch of old vinyl LPs. I have a nice Dual turntable which I got off eBay, and a couple of USB audio interfaces (an M-Audio Audiophile USB and an Emagic A26) which plug into a G4 Powerbook. I have Logic and Garageband. Do I need anything else? How do I go about applying the RIAA curve given my set-up? Would I be better off getting a real pre-amp? What are the cheapest options?
posted by unSane on Mar 7, 2006 - 9 answers

Ripping != Playing ?

Why do some PC game CDs and DVDs play and install just fine on my machine, but absolutely refuse to be backed up? I'm not entirely sure it's due to actual copy protection schemes. [more inside]
posted by cyrusdogstar on Dec 30, 2005 - 14 answers

matching data to digital music

I'm currently listening to track 09. It's good. how do I find out name of the artist? I'm asking a general question here, I have a dozen track 09s. When I pop a CD into iTunes it gets it's info for me online. Is there any way to do that for individual tracks? Since it's digital isn't there a way to do a look up?
posted by Mr T on Nov 20, 2005 - 11 answers

naming audio files automatically?

I have a large collection of bootlegs I'd like to rip to my computer, but I don't want to manually rename all the files. [more inside]
posted by apple scruff on Jun 3, 2005 - 2 answers

Anyone use or know a LP Ripping Service?

I've never had great results ripping vinyl. I still have my 1980 vintage Pioneer turntable, and a receiver that has phono inputs, but the files never sound that good, and noise filtering didn't do much. Also, I really only need to rip about 3-4 albums. While I'm sure the gods of karma will arrange for some to finally be released on CD or iTunes just after I go to the hassle of copying, I'm also sure 2 will never be "officially" released. Anyone have a vinyl ripping service they would recommend?
posted by Marky on Mar 12, 2005 - 8 answers

Help me convert my old tapes and records into mp3 format

We were rearranging the shelves in my house today, and we found a bunch of old tapes from my
Dad's friends from when he lived in Spain (he was born there, as was I). His friends mixed
a bunch of bands together to make this very cool-sounding tape, and the thought struck me: Why not
rip this? (edit: also found bunch of old tapes my brother made of a punk radio station. woot!)

Of course, I lack the knowledge required.

So my question essentially is: what sort of process, programs, and materials is one required to
go through to convert these tapes to mp3? Would the machine I'd have to buy also double as a
tape-pl-ayer itself? What about records? I've been wanting a record player for a while, and I've
been wanting to rip some records as well. Are there record-rippers which double as players? Are
there record/tape player/rippers all combined into one machine? How complicated is this process?
How expensive does it have to be? I don't want to end up with really badly ripped files, but I
don't want studio equipment, either. Basically, what do I have to go through to get good
sounding, 192-320 kbps mp3s from my tapes and records that I could then distribute via
BitTorrent? Thanks.
posted by Lockeownzj00 on Feb 12, 2005 - 17 answers

Basic DVD ripping

DVD Ripping: I need someone to talk to me like I’m seven. [+} [more inside]
posted by glibhamdreck on Feb 7, 2005 - 26 answers

Dual-layer DVD experience

What's your experience with burning "on the fly" DVDs using dual layer media? Does it create a lot of coasters? Do stand alone DVD players play burned dual layer media well?
posted by skallas on Dec 11, 2004 - 3 answers

Streaming DVDs

Let's say I want store DVDs on my hard drive, and access them. I don't need the extras, just the movies/tv shows that are on there. Is there a piece of media access hardware that will (1) pull from ISOs of DVDs on another computer networked, or (2) allow me to stream video I rip from a DVD, and what software would I use to rip said DVD to a usable file. All legal DVDs and all that.
posted by benjh on Dec 9, 2004 - 11 answers

Converting MPG files to DVD for TV viewing.

Converting mpg to dvd for viewing on my tv. More inside. [more inside]
posted by thebwit on Dec 7, 2004 - 5 answers

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