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Old 11-11-2011, 12:37 PM   #1
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DVD compression

A quick question - I have some DVDs (unprotected-they're VHS backups actually) that I want to compress to AVI/Xvid or some similar video file.

What would be the best way to do this?

I've tried a few options so far, handbrake for example, but it only gives you a few options.

Cheers in advance guys.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:27 PM   #2
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Should help, I use AVS4YOU...
http://www.avs4you.com/AVS-***************.aspx

All key formats are supported
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HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, AVCHD, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), DV AVI, MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), DVD, VOB, VRO, MPEG-1, 2, 4, TOD, MOD, MPG, DAT, VCD, SVCD, Real Video (RM, RMVB), ASF, ASX, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, DVR-MS, MKV, OGM, FLV, F4V, AMV, MTV, TS, M2TS, M2T, MTS, DPG, NSV, FLI, FLC, CDG, PPT, GVI, TRP, GIF.

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HD Video (inc. Blu-ray video, MPEG-2 HD and WMV HD), AVI (DivX, Xvid, etc.), MP4 (inc. Sony PSP, Apple iPod and Archos), WMV, 3GP, 3G2, QuickTime (MOV, QT), SWF, FLV, F4V, DVD, MPEG-1, 2, 4, MPG, MJPEG, H.263, H.264, MKV, MPEG1 DPG, AMV, MTV, GIF, TS, M2TS.
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You may need to try various types of software, try Mr Paco's suggestion first, I have at least five different programs I use, each one is better at certain packages than others.

Most programs will covert and save to DVD etc with differing results.

I use DVD Flick, Prism Video File Converter, Any Video Converter, Handbrake and VideoRedo, I tried AVS4You didn't suit my needs, I don't burn to Disks, I use a media player, all but VideoReDo are free, Dvd Flick works well on most files, but fails on some MKV packages, so do most of the others.
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DVDShink is a great software to compress DVD files. If you want to convert the DVD vob files, then there are many free options, such as Freemake, FormatFactory,Any video converter free edition.
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DVDshrink is what I used to use. I haven't used it in a while though.
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