Tutorial To Convert And Rip Entire DVD To XviD or MKV : Simplest And The Easiest Method

Have you ever tried to convert a full DVD movie and store it on your PC? Using any “DVD Converter” you can di it. But they will take a lot o...

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Have you ever tried to convert a full DVD movie and store it on your PC? Using any “DVD Converter” you can di it. But they will take a lot of time and also they wont include subtitles. Also they will be huge in size too. So how you can be able to convert a movie and store them? Can you able to reduce it’s size to 300-700 MB without losing the quality? And also about subtitle. How can I rip a movie with subtitle? Here I am giving you all the answers. So join with us.

FairUse Wizard 3D is the key tool we will use here. It’s available as both free and pro version. It uses the DivX, Xvid, h.264, ffVFW or x264 codec to convert DVD to an AVI/MKV file. It comes in both a free version and commercial version. The free, or “Light” version, can create files up 700MB while the commercial version can output a 1400MB file. This will allow you to back up your movies to CD, or even multiple movies on a single DVD. FairUse Wizard states that it does not work on copy protected discs, but we’ve seen it work on all but some of the most recent copy protection. For this tutorial we’re using the free Light Edition of “FairUse Wizard 3D” to convert a DVD to AVI. They also offer a commercial version that you can get for $29.99 and it offers even more encoding possibilities for converting video to you portable digital devices.

So we are showing you how to take over this task step by step. Join us after the break.

Installation

1st download the “FairUse Wizard 3D” setup file and after finishing, run the downloaded .exe file. The installation wizard will start automatically.

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Click Next and then you will be asked whether you agree with the TOS or not. Lol, you must select Yes  And then click Next again.

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Then you will be asked to associate two file formats with “FairUse Wizard 3D”. I will recommend to allow association as they won’t be accessable with any other program.

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After clicking Next, the installation will begun soon. Wait till the installation finishes.

Getting Started

Launch “FairUse Wizard 3D” after installing it. FairUse Wizard will open on the new project screen.

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Select Create a new project and type a project name into the text box. This will be used as the file output name. For instance, I am here using one of my favourite movie “Angles & Demons” to create this tutorial. So I am giving the project name Angles & Demons.

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Next, browse for a destination folder for the output file and temp files. Note that you will need a minimum of 6 GB of free disk space for the conversion process. Note: Much of that 6 GB will be used for temporary files that we will delete after the conversion process.

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So this is what I used.

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Click on the Options button at the bottom.

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Under Preferences, choose your preferred video codec and file output size. XviD and x264 are installed by default. If you prefer to use DivX, you will have to install it separately. And if you want to have MKV as output format, you have to install 3 codecs. We will talk about it soon. Also note the “Two pass” option. Checking the “Two pass” box will encode your video twice for higher quality, but will take more time. Un-checking the box will speed up the conversion process.

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Under Audio track, note that English subtitles are enabled by default, so to remove the subtitles, you will need to change the dropdown list so it shows only a dash (-). You can also select “Use TV Mode” if your primary playback will be on a 4:3 TV screen.

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Then click Next. So you are now done with the preference. You will now head over to home again.

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Full Auto Mode vs. Manual Mode

Now on the project page, I hope you have already seen an option “Full Auto Mode”. Now we will determine whether or not to use “Full Auto Mode” to convert the movie. The difference is that “Full Auto Mode” will automatically perform a few steps that you will otherwise have to do manually. If you choose the “Full Auto Mode” option, FairUse Wizard will look for the video on the DVD with the longest duration and assume it is the chain that it should convert to AVI. It’s possible, however, your disc may contain a few chains of similar size, such as a theatrical cut and director’s cut, and the longest chain may not be the one you wish to convert. So make sure that “Full auto mode” is not checked yet, and click “Next.”

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FairUse Wizard will parse the IFO files and display all video chains longer than 60  seconds. In most cases, you will only find that the largest chain is the one closely matching the duration of the movie. In these instances, you can use “Full Auto Mode”. In the following image, you can see that “FairUse Wizard” has detected chains and displaying them to you. You will also see their actual size and duration here.

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If you find more than one chain that are close in duration to the length of the movie, consult the literature on the DVD case, or search online, to find the actual running time of the movie. If the proper file chain is not the longest chain, you won’t be able to use “Full Auto Mode”. In our case we can use “Full Auto Mode”.

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Using Full Auto Mode

To use “Full Auto Mode” simply click the “Back” button in the previous screen shot to return to the initial screen.

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Now, place a check in the “Full auto mode” check box. Click “Next”.

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You will then be prompted to chose your DVD drive, then click “OK

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FairUse Wizard will parse the IFO files and then prompt you to Select your drive that contains the DVD one more time before beginning the conversion process. Click “OK

Now your movie will be started to convert automatically.

Using Manual Mode

If you cannot (or don’t wish to) use Full Auto Mode, then it’s better! Because I don’t like the full auto mode. Now, choose the appropriate video chain and click “Next”.

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FairUse Wizard will first go through the process of indexing the video.

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FairUse Wizard will automatically detect a cropping region. If necessary, you can edit the cropping region by adjusting the cropping region settings to the left. Use “Auto Set” Option for better view. Click “Next” if you have finished.

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Next, click “Auto Detect” to choose the proper field combination.

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Click “OK” on the pop up window that displays your Field Mode. Then Click Next.Tutorial Convert And Rip Entire DVD To XviD or MKV  Simplest And The Easiest Method (8)

This next screen is mainly comprised of settings from the Options screen. You can make changes at this point such as codec or output size. Click “Next” when ready.

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Now Time For Conversation

Now the video conversion process will begin. This may take a few hours depending on your system’s hardware. Note: There is a check box to “Shutdown computer when done” if you choose to run the conversion overnight or before leaving for work.

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If you chose the “Two Pass” option, your video video will be encoded again on 2nd pass. Then you’re finished.

Unfortunately, FairUse Wizard doesn’t clean up everything after itself very well. After the process is complete, you’ll want to browse to your output directory and delete all the temporary files as they take up a considerable amount of hard drive space.

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Now you’re ready to enjoy your movie.

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Resources

We have only used “FairUse Wizard 3D” in this tutorial.

Note

In our case, it took 1 hour- 1:30 hour to completely RIP a movie.

We are going to show you how to RIP movie into MKV soon in a separate post

3 comments :

  1. great tutorial. working fine for me. thanks

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  2. As usual, in this tutorial and others I have seen about this software, it contain very little details about the subtitles options. I have to learn by trial and error.

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