First off I would like to say Hi since this is my first post.
I have a really ambitious goal of converting all of my DVDs to store on a media server and then stream to my XBOX 360. I attempted to convert just one DVD in order to get an idea of my network performance and to test the feasibility of this project.
I was able to decrypt a DVD using DVDHDFab. The problem that I cannot seem to solve is finding a way to convert the .vob files from the DVD to one large format that I can use for streaming. I prefer an uncompressed copy with 5.1 surround sound and with the native resolution of the original DVD. I have tried DVD shrink, Nero 8, Fix VTS, and a couple other programs that did not accomplish the task I need. DVD Shrink kept buffering until my RAM was completely used up.
My OS is Vista x64 and I have over 360 GB free on an external HD plus some free space on my internal drives, so space is not an issue. I even booted off my other HD in XP to rule out compatibility problem with Vista.
Does anybody know of a program whether free or not that can convert those files? I would be willing to purchase a program that I know would work. My hardware is already on the way and wanted to start this weekend. I am new to ripping software. The reason for this idea is that I have about 200 DVDs and they are taking up way too much room. If I could convert them I would put the DVDs in storage.
Thank you for your time and effort.