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Which is the best tool to convert DVD films to avi (ripping)?

I tried DVD Shrink, but it doesn't compress while ripping. I need an easy way to rip a DVD straight to a compressed format. How can I do that?

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This is not an easy answer since most DVD/blue-rays are copyrighted but if your willing to go the legit route get http://www.dvdfab.com/ by far is amazing and worth the money, I also have some opensource ones but they are more complicated to use.

  • this solved my problem. well worth the 50 bucks. – coderama Dec 29 '11 at 7:10
  • Ahh, good to know this got the job done. Is the final video quality good? – Melikoth Dec 29 '11 at 16:58

Handbrake will do that I believe. I've only used it for DVD's I had pre-ripped, so I'm not 100% sure.

  • Doesnt accept copy-righted dvds... – coderama Dec 28 '11 at 16:24
  • Doing so would be in violation of the DMCA as breaking the encryption even for fair-use reasons is considered illegal (in the US anyhow). It was probably left out intentionally so the US Gov wouldn't bully the author. – Melikoth Dec 28 '11 at 16:36
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    Illegal to copu your own dvds?! sigh Dumb law. – coderama Dec 28 '11 at 19:22

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