vob to mpeg
i have ripped some dvds to my pc using dvdfab platinum but am looking to save some space. whats a good program that can convert the files witout quality loss?
I dont know about it being losless, but I use Handbrake from going from dvd to mp4, i think it might do mpeg also...
There really is no lossless compression for DVD .voburl==http://=http:///url files. You [ia96eb96068]can[/ia96eb96068] use DVD Shrink however to further compress (lossy) your .voburl==http://=http:///url files as well as get rid of useless FBI warning screens, extras, etc.
Well. You can take out all the features you want to "compress" it to the size you want but if the actual movie is bigger then you want you WILL have to reencode it. Which means loss of quality. How much loss of quality is a matter of how much you know. There is many ways you can reencode your mpeg2 to another smaller mpeg2 usualy used to convert dvd9to the dvd5 like a 8pass VBR through CCE. Or you can compress it to a mpeg-4 codex like XviD or DivX. Its up to you.
check out vcdhelp.com (videohelp.com) for tutorials.
yeah i actually only have the main movie extracted anyway
DVD VOB's are already in MPEG2 format, which is lossy. Re-encoding to shrink them will result in even greater loss, even though you should't have to compress very much to fit only the movie on a 4.7GB disc. In fact a lot of movies will fit as-is on a 4.7GB disc if you delete all extra features, extra soundtracks, etc.
I use DVD Shrink, or the updated version which is Nero Recode, to edit/compress DVD's to fit on a 4.7GB disc.
im just trying to get the best quality. i just want to keep the main movie on my hard drive but not take up so much space
[quotec3c0e28f96="chewy"]im just trying to get the best quality. i just want to keep the main movie on my hard drive but not take up so much space[/quotec3c0e28f96]
Personally, I've been pleased with MPEG4 (DivX/XviD) transcodes from DVD. Quality suffers only minimally unless you get crazy with compression ratios or scale the resolution down. Of course, to play these anywhere but on your computer, you'll need a DivX/XviD compatible DVD player. There are several on the market.
The following sites will have all the info and tools you need to tackle almost any sort of video job
ill be playing them on my pc only
[quote627d575562="chewy"]im just trying to get the best quality. i just want to keep the main movie on my hard drive but not take up so much space[/quote627d575562]
Well either keep it as it is in Vob files or convert it to 1.4gb of xvid. You will notice a little bit of loss if you are blowing it up on a big screen TV but if you are just using it on your computer or a regular 32" or less tv you should be fine.
Although in reality I have not really downloading many xvid / divx movies in a long time because of how much space I have. I only do h264 and full dvd5 releases.