DVD compression?
April 19, 2005 5:08 PM   Subscribe

I love MacTheRipper for OSX. Could someone tell me what is a comparable piece of software that will compress the ripped files so they will fit on one 4.7 dvd disc.
posted by vronsky to Technology (11 answers total)
posted by genial at 5:22 PM on April 19, 2005

doh, you silly mac users.....

posted by genial at 5:24 PM on April 19, 2005

There's also DVDRemaster. I often see HandBrake mentioned, too. And ffmpegX is a very handy tool for any video arsenal.
posted by bcwinters at 5:30 PM on April 19, 2005

posted by nathan_teske at 5:46 PM on April 19, 2005

I use Popcorn but have not tried anything else so can't really compare it. It ain't free, however.
posted by dobbs at 5:59 PM on April 19, 2005

DVD2OneX works great, but alas it also isn't free.
posted by chrisgrau at 6:20 PM on April 19, 2005

Ditto on Popcorn
posted by maniactown at 6:24 PM on April 19, 2005

FYI: Popcorn won't copy a protected DVD. I use DVD2OneX, and I'm very happy with it.
posted by letitrain at 7:55 PM on April 19, 2005

Popcorn works fine on formerly-encrypted DVDs once MacTheRipper has worked its decss magic, it just can't do the rip itself since it is pretending to be fine upstanding software. Just point it at the VIDEO_TS folder created by MTR. I've found it to be a slighly less reliable in terms of giving me playable output than DVD2OneX, and I use it rarely.

As far as I know, Handbrake doesn't do VIDEO_TS targeted recompression. It's damn good software otherwise.

ffmpegX has a handy mode to automatically do this with a click of a button, but it is slow. And only works on registered versions of the front end. Also, ffmpegX is kind of a pain in the ass to install for the first time.
posted by majick at 9:29 PM on April 19, 2005

Handbrake is great. From what i remember (haven't used it for a few months) you can just type in a target file size and rip directly from a DVD.

Not sure if it keeps the menus and stuff intact though...
posted by derbs at 3:37 AM on April 20, 2005

Handbrake is great, but I want to emphasize: It does not do what the poster is asking for, which is create DVDs. What you get out of Handbrake is a big honkin AVI file, not a VIDEO_TS containing a bunch of VOB files.
posted by majick at 6:01 AM on April 20, 2005

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