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DVD authoring software

by riddletech / February 14, 2007 11:15 PM PST

Could someone recommend a good, simple, yet fully functional software package for: ripping movies off of dvd's, cd's, etc..., converting them to mpeg4 or divx, xvid, etc..., and also cropping the file into smaller chunks (example a 2 hour movie broken down into 2 1 hour movies), I would also like the option of converting a file to dvd format to burn to a dvd. Thanks!

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Try Videoredo.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 14, 2007 11:22 PM PST
In reply to: DVD authoring software


But then again some posters insist on free or stuff that breaks copyprotected DVD content. At least you didn't ask for that.


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Thanks, any other suggestions for comparison?
by riddletech / February 15, 2007 12:05 AM PST
In reply to: Try Videoredo.

I will take a look. If it matters, this is for corporate use with dvd's produced in house. We don't need copy protection breaking software. If anyone else could recommend a couple more that we can compare, I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks!.

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Backup a second.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 12:22 AM PST

These are made inhouse? Why not remake then with the tools you use now?


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by riddletech / February 15, 2007 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: Backup a second.

people are making them at home and bringing them in and we want to consolidate it under the IS department. We are just starting to move out of the 80's in our institution and need help. Thanks!

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Oh, the outhouse method.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 15, 2007 1:09 AM PST
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There are other ways such as RIPPING the DVD (see and then we have software from Sony (Vegas) and that can re-use DVD content for new creations.


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by riddletech / February 15, 2007 1:24 AM PST

I will try these three and then make my recommendation to the boss. It is a shame they are so against open source, because I have been using sourceforge tools and they work great. The bosses do not want opne source because of the support issue. Anyway, thanks for the help!

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