[QUOTE=ndlwejs0809;2132514]I have been buying tv shows on dvd for about 4 years now but they are starting to take up a lot of room. I tried ripping the episodes off the discs like I do with all my dvds but it only gives me the first episode. HELP! I really want to be able to put them on my ipod. All i need to know is how to get them off the disc after that I pretty much know what i am doing. Any advice is more then appreciated. Thanks.[/QUOTE]
I’m not sure exactly what your using for ripping DVD’s but the easiest way is to rip the entire dvd to the HDD (and don’t pick just the “movie” that some rippers default to). Then, if the ripper doesn’t change anything on the VOB names and structures, each episode (or extra’s or previews) will have a slightly differant naming scheme. Usually episodes can be picked out by the mess by how big each VOB fileset is and you can encode those groups of files seperately so each episode is it’s own mp4/avi/mkv/oog.
Make sure you have enough HDD space! A DVD is up to 8.5gigs, so you’ll want that plus some for virtual memory available!
Also, DVD layouts will vary, so when it is all ripped, you’ll find yourself playing the differant segments to figure out what’s what before spending time to encode it. In some cases, episodes are on the disc twice to cover differant DVD features, or other video’s (like directors cuts) are also there.