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Good evening everyone,
I have tried a couple of different programs, such as AnyDVD to rip my a few movies out of my collection but so far the output file has been jittery and unwatchable. I've tried different settings but the outcome is the same. I've recently bought a blu ray burner so I'm looking for a program that will rip both dvds and blu ray discs.

Thanks for all your help!
 

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The two most common are AnyDVD (you need the HD version to rip your blu rays) and DVDFab.

I like DVDFab because the basic ripper is free (including blu ray). But the free version gets less-frequent updates so discs sometimes need a little time before you can rip them. That's fine with me... it's rare that I'm in a huge hurry to get my latest disc ripped, when I can just watch the disc itself while I wait. (And in over 500 rips, I'd say I've had to wait perhaps 10 times, so that's not too bad.)
 

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A reminder to everyone: As silly as it may sound to HT enthusiasts looking to setup a Media Server with content that they've legally licensed, cracking copy protection is still illegal according to the DMCA and will not be discussed on HTS.
 

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Leawo DVD Ripper is an excellent DVD COPY, RIPPING and CONVERSION program that allows you to copy DVD to Hard drive, rip and convert DVD to AVI, MP4, MP3, H.264, MPEG, WMV, WMA, MOV, FLV, 3GP, etc. So that you can backup too-easily-scratched DVDs to computer, or watch DVD movies on multimedia devices like iPad(2), iPod, iPhone, PSP, Xbox 360, Smartphones(Android/Blackberry/Windows) and more for entertainments on-to-go.
 

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How does DVD Shrink 2012 compare to DVD Fab and Any DVD?

I tried DVD Shrink yesterday (3 free uses) and found a few glitches, it converted the DVD Chipwrecked, so it does copy.
I have many DVD's + 4 young kids, they have already distroyed around 10 DVD's by scratching them and cracking the DVD via forcing them out of the package.

I need to start making backups
 

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I went with Leawo DVD ripper for around $29.99.
It is able to convert a DVD to MP4 in about 1/2 hour depending on size.

I was going to go with DVD Fab, but decided against it due to:
1) > $51 with a subscription style service to keep the program up to date.
2) Requires more fine tuning then Leawo, default audio for MP4 gave no sound, alternative audio gave great sound but was out of sync with movie.

I dumped DVD Shrink 2012, due to its issues, the main issue being #3.
1) When installing the software it errors when you enter your email address as required.
2) When converting a DVD it does not store a path where you wish to rip the DVD. On one screen it shows you the path that it is going to store the file, then on the next screen if you do not speciffically fill in the place where you wish to copy it the program fails with a ToDo error causingthe program to re-start. Happened on 2 of my 3 free tries. :hissyfit:
3) When I sent an email requesting support, they did respond, but when I opened there email it poped up a new window for me to register for some type of service, this window did not have any mean to be able to cancel out or close it. I had to go into Task Manager and close the specific process. :paddle:
 

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I went with Leawo DVD ripper for around $29.99.
It is able to convert a DVD to MP4 in about 1/2 hour depending on size.

I was going to go with DVD Fab, but decided against it due to:
1) > $51 with a subscription style service to keep the program up to date.
2) Requires more fine tuning then Leawo, default audio for MP4 gave no sound, alternative audio gave great sound but was out of sync with movie.
1) DVD Fab works just fine in the free mode, just for ripping, then use Handbrake (totally free) to convert. Two step process, true, but very reliable, and completely free. Updated versions of DVD Fab are released regularly, also free.
2) Canned scripts in Handbrake require little or no tweaking, but offer immense control if you wish to extract every last bit of quality. Both also work with BR discs, if you have a BR drive. (Leawo does have a BR option that's $10 more than the regular one, I see)

The quality of Handbrake conversions is second to none. Periodically, as technology changes (referring to BR only, as DVD tech doesn't change at this point), there is some lag before DVD Fab (free) is updated, so occasionally there is a wait before a particular disc can be processed. I'm ok with this because it's free... I would hope Leawo is as on-the-ball as the DVD Fab authors are, with updates. As one of the two industry leaders, I can depend on DVD Fab to be updated as needed, I don't know enough about the much smaller Leawo company to say the same.

But, the money is spent, so if you're happy with what you have, that's a good thing, as that's all that really matters. :)
 

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1) DVD Fab works just fine in the free mode, just for ripping, then use Handbrake (totally free) to convert. Two step process, true, but very reliable, and completely free. Updated versions of DVD Fab are released regularly, also free.
2) Canned scripts in Handbrake require little or no tweaking, but offer immense control if you wish to extract every last bit of quality. Both also work with BR discs, if you have a BR drive. (Leawo does have a BR option that's $10 more than the regular one, I see)

The quality of Handbrake conversions is second to none. Periodically, as technology changes (referring to BR only, as DVD tech doesn't change at this point), there is some lag before DVD Fab (free) is updated, so occasionally there is a wait before a particular disc can be processed. I'm ok with this because it's free... I would hope Leawo is as on-the-ball as the DVD Fab authors are, with updates. As one of the two industry leaders, I can depend on DVD Fab to be updated as needed, I don't know enough about the much smaller Leawo company to say the same.

But, the money is spent, so if you're happy with what you have, that's a good thing, as that's all that really matters. :)
The vesion of DVD Fab I downloaded included a 30 day free trial of all their products, which left a watermark on the converted files when using the DVD Ripper option. Looking at their site it sounds like the product I could have used was "DVDFab HD Decrypter" to convert the DVD to a VOB then use Handbrake to convert it from there. This is something I may use when I get a new computer.
 

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I use 1 click dvd copy pro and 1 click dvd to ipod by LG Software, i have been using these now for about 4 years and never had a problem with them.With them programs when i bought them, i got a dvd ripper program with them as a special buy. Its called " dvd rip" and came with the other two programs and it does a fantastic job of ripping dvds. One thing to note which is real important is i recently built my own computer and changed my email address and was permitted to register the same program on my new computer after some great support from the customer service at LG software. This is a paid version i am talking about and is well worth the money. No problems at all.

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I've been using AnyDVD HD for about a year now. It's been pretty solid for what it does, but I think DVD Fab has more features. There is a Mac version of DVD Fab too but I think it's not as fully fleshed out yet.
 

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Good evening everyone,
I have tried a couple of different programs, such as AnyDVD to rip my a few movies out of my collection but so far the output file has been jittery and unwatchable. I've tried different settings but the outcome is the same. I've recently bought a blu ray burner so I'm looking for a program that will rip both dvds and blu ray discs.

Thanks for all your help!
If your output file from anydvd is jittery then your problem lies elsewhere, most likely hardware, because anydvd does nothing to the outputted video file.
 

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I would highly recommend MakeMKV, especially just for ripping, I ripped over 80 blu-rays from my collection without any issues to the hard drive, you dont have to worry about any copy protection, the fuss of using another software on top of that, plus its free. It makes an exact 1:1 copy will not lose any quality in either video or audio with all the chapters intact , except for the trailers/menu. It all plays flawlessly with the HD audio to the receiver from XBMC. Here's a how to if you're interested http://assassinhtpcblog.com/guide-makemkv-made-even-easier/
 
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