As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/
Options

Free, simple DVD ripping software?

whuppinswhuppins Registered User regular
edited October 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Emphasis on simple. A friend wants to put some music videos from a DVD onto her iPod. I imagine that this would mean they'd have to be ripped to .avi or .mpg or somesuch, right?

The main problem is that she is not very computer-savvy and I'd like to point her in the direction of some software that's user-friendly enough so that I don't end up having to do it for her. I'm picturing something where you just load a DVD, pick out the chapters you want to rip, choose an output format/resolution and go. Anything more complicated than that is likely going to end in disaster. Any recommendations for an ultra-simple DVD ripper/converter?

whuppins on

Posts

  • Options
    PeregrineFalconPeregrineFalcon Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Handbrake is free, relatively easy to use, and available for Mac and Windows.

    First result off Google:
    http://www.methodshop.com/gadgets/tutorials/handbrake/index.shtml

    PeregrineFalcon on
    Looking for a DX:HR OnLive code for my kid brother.
    Can trade TF2 items or whatever else you're interested in. PM me.
  • Options
    RUNN1NGMANRUNN1NGMAN Registered User regular
    edited October 2008
    Handbrake is pretty good. They have a bunch of presets (iPod, PSP, iPhone, etc.) based on what you want to play the ripped file on, but it also has a lot of advanced settings if you want to play with the resolution, compression rate, etc.

    Edit: DAMN YOU.

    RUNN1NGMAN on
Sign In or Register to comment.