The act of taking the content of a CD or DVD and putting it into a file or files.

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Simple utility to rip ISO's on Windows (7)

I'm after a really simple utility to rip ISO's from CD's and DVD's on Windows 7. Ideally it would be very small, free and have no spammy-ness to it (no advers, no nags etc). A simple right click of ...
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Best Mac OS X DVD Ripper [closed]

I want to rip a DVD on OS X, but don't know what software to use. Is there free open source software? What is the best software for ripping on OS X?
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Rip a website via HTTP to download images, HTML and CSS

I need to rip a site via HTTP. I need to download the images, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as organize it in a file system. Does anyone know how to do this?
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What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? [closed]

What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies? I have used "Dr. DivX" long back. Is there any better tool to rip DVDs?
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Completely automated DVD insert-rip-compress-eject workflow

(Partially inspired by this question.) Background: I have a PC hidden away behind an HD LCD in custom-built entertainment center. The only visible part of the PC is an external DVD drive, mounted ...
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DVD ripper for Windows

I am looking for a good DVD ripper software for Windows. Looking for something that will easily rip the raw bits DVD to hard drive without any loss of quality. Looking for something that will easily ...
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What is the best file format/bit rate to rip tracks from a CD into iTunes? [closed]

I know it sounds subjective but its not meant to be. I am very new to ripping CD's using iTunes, and I'm confused over the different formats available. I have read Wikipedia regarding the AAC and ...
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How to convert .ogg to .mp3?

Ubuntu ripped a CD for me into audio files but they are all .ogg format which I can't play on my MP3 player. How can I convert .ogg files to .mp3 files?
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New Dvds with 99 Title tracks, which one is the correct track?

I have embarked on the task of backing up my DVD collection. I have noticed that some of the newer movies I am attempting to rip contain 99 Title tracks all with approximately equal overall run ...
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Ripping DVDs to 700 MB video files

When downloading movies on torrent websites, usually they come as 700 MB video files and with the .avi extension. In one single DVD I have 4~6 movies and they play very nice (with good quality) in my ...
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Convert DVD to a flash application (including menus)

I was wondering if it is possible to convert a dvd to a flash application which I could then embed in a website. What I am looking for is not simply ripping the video, but something that encodes the ...
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What is the preferrable way to archive a private DVD collection?

The problem: a big collection (about 100 DVDs) of old home videos which have been burned to DVDs. Some of them are already damaged and are barely playable (often depending on the used DVD player). ...
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Rip subtitles from DVD?

What software (on windows) do I need (and what is best) to rip subtitles from DVD's, so they are stored in a separate file, that can be used with vobsub or similar?
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Re-RIP a DVD to extract AVI, MP3 and SRT files

I have been reading many articles for many days, and finally I found a very useful question in superuser (What tool can I use to to rip DVD movies?) I have a large original DVD's collection and they ...
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Rip DVD on Linux

I want to rip a DVD and store it in a good and compressed format. What software to use for that and what is the best format; I want best quality and low file size. +1 if I don't have to install any ...
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Best way to rip DVD movies to ISO files

I'm trying to backup my DVD collection. I have Handbrake, and will eventually experiment with the best settings to use. For now, I'd like to backup the DVD's to ISO files, that i can mount and then ...
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Automate ripping TV show DVDs

RipIt & Handbrake do a really good job of ripping and compressing. For normal "single main feature" DVDs I have a good workflow, and for the most part handbrake does a good job of figuring out ...
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Ripping TV episodes from DVDs – how can I know which stream belongs to which episode?

I'm ripping DVDs using a series of calls like mplayer -dumpfile foo$i.vob -dumpstream dvd://$i and using lsdvd to list the available streams to rip. Here is an example command I wrote for this for ...
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Ripping a DVD to watch on iPod touch

I have a DVD that I'd like to watch on my iPod touch. Can I use normal PC ripping software or is there something special I need to do to get iTunes to sync it to my iPod?
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Lossless DVD to avi?

I'm looking for a free or GPL program to rip DVDs to avi. I have AutoGK, but that only makes a compressed DVD. I want full quality, filesize be damned!
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Why rip CDs or download music at high bitrates (eg beyond 192 Kbps)?

Here are the facts as I have read them: Most humans cannot hear the difference beyond ~192Kbps (a full, scientific study would be great) CD audio is encoded at 1378.125Kbps Okay, so the latter ...
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Rip whole audio CD to 1 file on Ubuntu

Which program can do it for ubuntu? Many can rip audio file by file. I'm looking for software that can rip a whole audio CD to 1 file.
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Software to get audio from home DVDs?

Not for illegal use! I have some home movies and footage from a wedding, and I'd like to easily 'rip' or extract the audio to WAV/MP3/etc. If the audio came off as one big file, I am proficient ...
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Easy mass ripping of CD's?

I have tens of CD's that I wish to rip (so to be able to listen to on my computer). What (free) software (for PC, but also for Mac would be interesting) can help me get the most ripping in the least ...
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How can I rip a DVD but merge/join episodes

Some background. I have the Pink Panther Collection, they have about 30 episodes on each DVD. Now I want to watch this on my $MobileDevice. So I went and converted it to both m4v and avi. This of ...
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What is the best method for ripping DVD to stream to Xbox 360?

What is the best method to rip/encode a standard definition DVD, to be streamed to a Xbox360 from a Vista Media Center pc (preferably using free software). I’ve found tons of tutorials on the web ...
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How to rip an asx stream - preferably free

I am trying to rip an asx stream through winamp (at present) on Windows XP (or Vista if necessary) using stream ripper, however it complains I have an Invalid URL (though the stream itself plays). I ...
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Distributed Audio CD ripping and encoding farm [closed]

I'm seeking recommendations for ripping audio CDs and encoding them to ogg vorbis (preferred) or mp3 format. Although most of my new music acquisitions are already in digital format, I've got a ...
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How do I copy DVDs to a hard disk?

I want to copy movie DVDs to an old 1TB external disk where they won't be susceptible to scratching. How do I do this? What software do I use to rip those DVDs? What about copy protection? What ...
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free cd ripper software on windows [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What good, free audio CD ripping/extraction tools exist for Windows, and supporting multiple formats? I am looking to find a cd ripper software package that is free for ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to determine if a 256kbps mp3 is just an mp3 with a lower bit-rate that was converted up to 256kbps?

Every place I look that discusses digital audio quality seems to talk about almost nothing but bit-rate. However, it seems to me that the bit-rate only indicates the number of kbps, and not the actual ...
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Episode by episode DVD Rip to AVI on Windows 7

I'm looking for a Windows tool to rip DVD files to AVI files. VidCode looks cool, but it wants to convert the whole DVD (all files in the VIDEO_TS folder) to one AVI. I would like to pull each ...
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How can you rip a DVD using VLC media player on Mac OSX?

I want to be able to rip DVD's on my Mac using VLC media player.
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Rip an homemade DVD-Video without re-encoding on Mac OSX Lion

I have an home-made DVD-Video (without any copy protection whatsoever) and I'd like to import its content to iDVD on my Mac OSX Lion system to make new menus and cut some of the video sequences to ...
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How to verify FLAC files against the AccurateRip database?

I've been ripping my CD's to CUE+FLAC so that I get image files that allow me to replicate the actual CD. This serves me as a backup and as an easy access to the "media" if I need to re-rip the CD's ...
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Ripping CD Audio simultaneously from 2 drives on one PC via USB or PATA - rip accuracy preserved?

I'm considering ripping audio (reading audio) from CDs using 2 drives simultaneously to speed up the process of ripping the CDs - i.e. 2 at a time rather than 1. Are there any issues with achieving ...
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How do I extract a movie from a DVD to put them on another CD?

I have some Movie DVDs, there are 3-4 movies in a DVD and I want to extract some particular movies from the DVDs to save them on another CD. Please let me know how can I do that. I am using windows ...
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Ripping sound from avi video file to mp3? (on Windows)

Ripping sound from .avi video file to .mp3? (on Windows) What software (free) can do the task ?
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Split MonkeyAudio (.ape + .cue + .log) of whole audio CD into MP3 of individual tracks

I have a whole audio CD ripped to single audio file in MonkeyAudio (.ape) format, together with .cue and .log files (using Exact Audio Copy, from comment in .cue file). How would one split this one ...
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Playing Video Rips Using Windows Media Center

How do I play H264/XVid rips using Windows Media Center?
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What is the fastest way to rip DVDs to my PC?

I have quite a slow PC with only 2GB of RAM, Intel Pentium Dual Core 2GHz, Windows 7. I'm using the latest version of handbrake to try and rip a 2 and a half hour DVD but it says it will take 11 ...
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How to identify music after ripping an audio CD? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Auto-tagging MP3s I've just ripped some audio CDs that I've burned a while back. Since I made the CDs, I mostly know what songs are on, but it would be a pain to rename ...
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Can I rip an Australian dvd on my Canadian machine?

I have decrypter and shrink and Imgburn. XP sp3
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Multi-core DVD ripping/encoding on the Mac

A friend of mine likes ripping DVDs to his Mac. He’s currently on an ancient machine, and is about to upgrade to either a MacBook Pro or an iMac. Just wondering if any of the Mac DVD ripping software ...
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Ripping audio CD from Windows command line

How can I rip an audio CD from the command line in Windows? I've noticed that there are many programs under Linux, but under Windows, all CD rippers are with a graphical interface.
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Having Trouble Ripping Some CD's

When I buy CD's I tend to rip them to FLAC right away. When ripping I use Foobar2000 or Exact Audio Copy and enable secure ripping which uses error correction. Recently I bought a 2 CD compilation ...
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What are some DVD Unprotecting software?

Can you please list off what are some DVD unprotecting applications that are available to download. I use Need4Video DVD Ripper to rip my DVDs. However, it will only rip unprotected DVDs. I will ...
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How can I cut scenes out of a DVD?

I want to be able to rip a commercial DVD, then edit some scenes, and then burn it back onto DVD to put back in my collection. How can I do this?
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How to create video file from DVD

I want to take the DVD video slideshow that I got from my wedding photographer, and put the video on youtube (I have permission, I made sure to get the non-exclusive rights to use anything she created ...
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Backing up DVDs on Linux

I'm trying to backup my DVD collection onto my Linux box. Usually dvdbackup or ddrescue work just fine. With some DVDs, however, dvdbackup and ddrescue fail, likely due to copy protections. I tried ...