Thanks for the replies Wombler and AZImmortal.
AZImmortal, yes, good idea reducing intermediate steps. I have a few questions.
Let’s say I recorded something off the TV which is an hour long and is about 4GB, what sort of time should it take for autoGK or h.264 to convert a video? Are we talking 4 or 5 hours to convert and bring it down to 300mb?
What is h.264? I don’t know of it, is it in autoGK? If something is converted to h.264, what do other people need to have to view my video?
Last night, I recorded the 45 minute documentary on my DVD recorder in LP record mode, to try and reduce the size of the file when I put it into my pc. But it showed up as 4.35GB. This is about the same size as another 1 hour recording I made in XP mode which is the best quality. Shouldn’t the file size be considerably smaller depending on xP, SP and LP? However, I have no idea what [B]‘Unreferenced Material’[/B] means which you can see in the screenshot, and is over 3GB. The only thing on the disc was the documentary and it says main movie is 473MB:confused: I was hoping to rip just 473MB.
When I clicked ‘backup!’ DVD shrink started to encode, and was going to take an hour. What is it encoding, I thought it was meant to just rip in a few minutes? DVD shrink is giving me problems at the moment, keeps closing. Do I need DVD shrink, or should I rip and convert all in one program, say, autoGK?
What do you think of Magic DVD Ripper? That seems to be able to rip direct from DVD and convert to WMV, AVI and MPEG.