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Hi there!Do you know a good software I can use to rip a video DVD and edit the contents to make smaller videos? I received a video in DVD and I need to divide it into smaller videos and publish them on the internet. The original video is about 45 minutes long. I tried Total Video Converter but it freezes and nothing happens. Also, do you know if it's true that you can upload videos only as long as 10 minutes to YouTube?Thanks in advance for your help!

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Want to rip a DVD? Ripping a DVD to xvid or divx avi is really quite easy, if you have the right tools. You?ll first need to download DVD decrypter and auto gordian knot (autogk). DVD decrypter allows you to rip the raw DVD video and audio data off of your disk drive, decrypt the CSS protection, and finally remove any other protection schemes, such as Macrovision. AutoGK is a package of codecs and a GUI interface that will take the raw DVD data through an AV processing pipeline to produce a single windows video file.


Step 1: RIP


Put in a DVD and launch DVD Decrypter. Choose IFO (Information File) mode:

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Now make sure you?ve selected a destination for your files:

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Now you need to find which program chain to rip (PGC). Pick the one that?s the longest, or in the case of a TV dvd, the episode you want to rip:

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Everything?s set up. Just click the green arrow and wait about twenty minutes, after which you will have a set of files which look like this:



VTS_01_PGC_07 - Stream Information.txt



The whole ripping process shouldn?t take more than 5 minutes.


Step 2: ENCODE


Launch AutoGK and select the first .vob that you just ripped as an input file, and set an output file name:


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Now you need to select audio (choose the first one) and subtitles, if any:


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If you?re ripping a TV, set the preferred size to 350MB, if you?re ripping a movie, choose either 700MB or 1400MB, depending on your preference:


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Finally, click on advanced settings and choose MP3 VBR 128kbs:


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Then click ?add job? and ?start.? After all this, you?ll have a log that looks like the following:


[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] AutoGK 2.26

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] OS: WinXP (5.1.2600).2

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Job started.

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Input file: J:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_0.IFO

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Output file: J:\Output.avi

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Output codec: XviD

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Audio 1: Unknown language AC3 2ch

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Subtitles: none

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Format: .AVI

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Target size: 350Mb

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Custom audio settings: VBR MP3 with average bitrate: 128Kbps

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Started encoding.

[12/26/2005 9:07:27 AM] Demuxing and indexing.

[12/26/2005 9:08:30 AM] Processing file: J:\VIDEO_TS\VTS_01_PGC_04_1.VOB

[12/26/2005 9:08:30 AM] Source resolution: 720?480

[12/26/2005 9:08:30 AM] Found NTSC source.

[12/26/2005 9:08:30 AM] Source aspect ratio: 4:3

[12/26/2005 9:08:30 AM] Analyzing source.

[12/26/2005 10:28:40 AM] Source is considered to be hybrid (mostly NTSC).

[12/26/2005 10:28:40 AM] Looking for optimal hybrid thresholds.

[12/26/2005 10:28:45 AM] Found threshold of: 1.38

[12/26/2005 10:28:45 AM] Output will contain 38690 frames

[12/26/2005 10:28:45 AM] Decoding audio.

[12/26/2005 10:29:16 AM] Normalizing audio.

[12/26/2005 10:29:28 AM] Encoding audio.

[12/26/2005 10:31:57 AM] Audio1 size: 17,708,400 bytes (16.89 Mb)

[12/26/2005 10:31:57 AM] Overhead: 1,547,648 bytes (1.48 Mb)

[12/26/2005 10:31:57 AM] Video size: 347,745,552 bytes (331.64 Mb)

[12/26/2005 10:31:57 AM] Running compressibility test.

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Duration was: 3 minutes 4 seconds

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Speed was: 12.61 fps.

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Compressibility percentage is: 55.96

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Chosen resolution is: 560?416 ( AR: 1.35 )

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Predicted comptest value is: 73.79%

[12/26/2005 10:35:01 AM] Running first pass.

[12/26/2005 11:02:56 AM] Duration was: 27 minutes 55 seconds

[12/26/2005 11:02:56 AM] Speed was: 23.10 fps.

[12/26/2005 11:02:56 AM] Expected quality of first pass size: 76.04%

[12/26/2005 11:02:56 AM] Running second pass.

[12/26/2005 11:42:42 AM] Duration was: 39 minutes 46 seconds

[12/26/2005 11:42:43 AM] Speed was: 16.22 fps.

[12/26/2005 11:42:43 AM] Job finished. Total time: 2 hours 35 minutes 15 seconds



Step 3: WATCH


You?re done. Delete all the non .avi files and enjoy the fruits of your ripping.

Here mate, try this i found it with some googling.

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Very useful 1000janovski!
I'm already downloading both AutoGK and DVDDecrypter... :(

Also, another option could be AVS Video Converter. You can find the full tutorial here. It's pretty clear, and in several languages including Spanish (check right top corner to choose).

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Convert DVD to AVI is one FREE and powerful DVD utility, can be used as DVD ripper and converter, it can help rip DVD video and convert to popular AVI video format, AVI video formats supported include DivX, Xvid, H264/AVC, MPEG4, MPEG2, not only AVI video formats, but also other popular video formats be supported, such as WMV, Flash video, Quicktime MOV.Program "Convert DVD to AVI" is very simple and easy to use very much, it is one ideal DVD utility for all DVD fans, specially for beginners, program don't have any complicated video settings, you don’t need any knowledge about video formats, with one friendly interface, anybody can handle this free DVD tool in minutes.RegardsVicky Milza

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