DVD to LG HDD Player

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  1. lIghty

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    Hi

    I'm wanting to store all my music DVDs to my LG HDD player (as I'm getting to lazy to keep changing the discs), can this be done? someone suggested DivX (which the player supports), but how would I seperate the songs and would it support the 5.1 or DTS audio?

    Whats the best way to do this?

    Any suggestions?
     
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    It can be done, but you need to get around the copyright embedded features of most DVD discs.

    Have you tried copying the disc directly to the HDD ? If this works you will keep the Dolby decoding.

    The other way of doing it, is connecting a separate DVD player to the AUX/Video inputs of the recorder and recording each disc individually. When doing this, you will loose all the interactive features and track separation of the DVD.

    DivX works very well. You basically rip all the discs on your PC, with the appropriate hacks and then cut a new disc and copy this to your HDD recorder.
     
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    This is more on the lines I was thinking, seems you can get DivX clip with Dolby Digital, as DivX is only a Video compression, audio normal get converted to MP3 format but can de done AC3 format with good ripper.
     
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    Bump:(
     
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    Use your PC to convert them to MP3 and then copy them on to a DVDRW or CDRW, very easy to do.

    Did a sim thing for the car as now I only have 1 CD with about 8 cd's on it.
     
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    Oh, it is legal to do it as you are not selling them, I hope.:)
     
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    Why bump? DivX is the only way you going be able to do it. So download the software and start ripping.
     
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    I think he is wanting to rip DVD video rather than CD music
     
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    Well the same thing applies just not MP3 then. Still easy to do. And still legal for personal use.
     
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    Been thinking a bit more about the movie side, your LG HDD player probably does not see menu's when it come to DVD's so it may not work. It works with MP3's thou.
     
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    I would like to try this too - where can one get the DivX software ?

    Hennie
     
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    You can get the DivX software here: DivX Video Player - DivX Video Codec - DivX Converter | DivX.com

    But this will not allow you to rip or copy your normal copyrighted DVD's, you need to get a little more "hacky" to get around the embedded copy protection on the discs. Once you have hacked your discs, the DivX format is great due to it's great compression and ability to playback on loads of devices.

    Unfortunately getting hacks means going into the weird world of warez sites, and that is where I run away :whistling:
     
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    Thanks, Warr :)

    Agreed - all kinds of nasties lurking in those scary, dark places ;)

    If someone knows of a decent hack that is not embedded with all kinds of malicious code, please let us have the details & url - I'm also too scared to surf around those sites, even with up to date anti virus software AND wearing a condom :biggrin:

    Hennie
     
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    Overheard one day someone mentioned DVD Fab decripter... :whistling:
     
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    Tell me about it, now I need to format my HDD because I picked something up:(
     
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    Does work well.

    Another good one that I've used is Shrink DVD, allows you to convert a 9Gb DVD to a 4.7Gb disc, it does it by allowing you to drop "audio" tracks as have a 5.1, DTS and Stereo takes up space, so only keep the DTS if your system allows for it. It also drop the picture quality deppending on disc space availible, but if use in a std tube TV you don't generally see the difference.


    Hennie, I've been using Plato DVD Ripper Pro v6.66.14, but has limited function.
     
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    Use AnyDVD to get around the copyright protection. It is pay software but it is worth it.
    To clone your DVDs use CloneDVD and if you want to rip your DVD to DivX (avi) use Handbreak.

    All my DVDs and MP3 are stored on a Mvix, works great and I dont have to mess with disks at all.
     
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