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Postby Darthozzor on Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:02 am

I would like to add my collection of SCI-FI to this site. I started experimenting with DVDFab on my Roughnecks: Starship Troopers DVDs. Any advice the "Professionals" can give me on DVDFab settings is most welcome.

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Postby spudthedestroyer on Mon Apr 07, 2008 8:33 am

avoid dvdfab like the plague; it is a transcoder not a re-encoder!!!! That's all about speed and not about quality. You want a re-encoder.

For rips (Xvid - best for releases):
Gknot
http://forum.dead-donkey.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=15117

For DVDrs (Personal backups):
DVDRebuilder (+CCE)

DVDFab is not a professional app, its a quick noddy one... personally, avoid!
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Postby Darthozzor on Mon Apr 07, 2008 11:34 am

thanks, looks like i have some learning to do!
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Postby pure on Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:04 pm

There's a couple of threads @ SBiG about ripping aswell that you might wanna check out:
For GK:
http://bad-good.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1189

And another nice prog and way to make rips;
avs2xvid:
http://bad-good.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=8128

Those in combination with the 'uber' doom9 site should be more then enough to get you started :beerchug:
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Postby Darthozzor on Thu Apr 10, 2008 1:13 am

OK, tried ripping one of my Roughneck DVDs. It gave me 5 VOBs and 5 audio files. Is there a way to combine the audio? ALso, does someone here need to check my work?

Thanks for the info and help.

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Postby spudthedestroyer on Thu Apr 10, 2008 8:13 pm

Darthozzor wrote:OK, tried ripping one of my Roughneck DVDs. It gave me 5 VOBs and 5 audio files. Is there a way to combine the audio? ALso, does someone here need to check my work?

Thanks for the info and help.

Darthozzor


so you've got the vobs on your disc, you need to now use DGIndex to create a d2v file.

That will give you the audio as wav / ac3 / dts, and a file you can now load in gknot that points to the video in the vobs.

Next you then need to choose the correct filesize, resolution, etc. and do an encode. Covered in the above guides :)
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Postby Darthozzor on Fri Apr 11, 2008 2:13 am

thanks spud, got it to work, though I think I went overboard on filesize..I'll keep playing with this. As to my using DVDFAB...what's DVDfab??? :wacky:
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Postby spudthedestroyer on Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:30 pm

what filesize are you going for?

You need to strike a balance between:
filesize
compressibility
length/type of movie

For a crap b-movie i tend to go for 744mb (1/6th DVDr) with mp3 audio and reduce the resolution if needed, for decent films I go for 1490mb (1/3rd DVDr) and try and preserve resolution + AC3 :)
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