Dvd to avi

I do hope someone can help, I had this you bewt brilliant idea that i should compact all of my movies that are vobs down to avis so that instead of backing up every movie to its own disk, i can put them on the hd and then convert to avi and then add 5 movies to a disk.

Great Idea huh lol.

I found autogk but that takes like all night for one movie, does anyone have or know of a program i can get that is quick, and does the job in a lot less time please. i will try anything


Transcoding is one of the harder jobs most people give to their computers so any program is going to take a little while. My favorite D-V-D to .AVI converter is FairUse. It is easy to use and works fairly quickly, depending on the speed of your computer. Nandub is very fast but much harder to use.





thanks for that but fair use doesn’t seem to let me use files contained on my hard drive so i’m unable to use it. you see to be able to use auto gk i had to take the original disk, use any dvd to remove the protection then use auto gk otherwise it wouldn’t work. but fair use is only asking me for the disk in the drive. but thank you anyway.

FairUse Wizard can use an ISO image of a DVD that’s on the hard drive; but not DVD folders (ie those labelled ‘VIDEO_TS’ and containing .IFO, .BUP, and .VOB files).

You can quickly convert the VIDEO_TS folder and its content to an ISO image using ImgBurn. Just select the ‘output’ to ‘image’, select ‘Build’ mode, load the VIDEO_TS and AUDIO_TS folders into the window and press the big icon ‘folder-to-ISO’ button.

Once you have the ISO image, then you can open it in FU.

BTW another advantage of FU is that the recent versions have multicore processor support.

Ok I gave it a try did the iso, but i’m not familiar with imgburn so i may of stuffed it up, but fairuse did the movie, but i’ve got no audio. are there step by step instructions on both imgburn and fairuse at all that i can follow. just think of me as a blond lol

Here’s one guide for Fair Use Wizard: http://www.dvd-guides.com/content/view/34/59/

Here is the guide for making an ISO out of your dvd video files on the hard drive: http://forum.imgburn.com/index.php?showtopic=1778

Thank you for those, i followed the instructions but keep coming up with 'The Muxing operation failed" and no sound so not sure what i’m doing wrong. But thank you for all your help.

I have used DVD-decrypter and Auto-GK with great success and I think coding video files is going to take some time regardless of what software you run like lakedude said. Usually it has taken me about an hour to code a normal 100 min. movie. But you can use the cue function in Auto-GK so that you can just start the coding and go to work or whatever and when you come home the files in the cue have been coded to .avi
just my 2 Cents