Nero Recode: Remake DVD without re-encoding?

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#1

Hi,

I need to be able to rip main DVD movies onto my HD (for eventual transfer onto my new Archos AV700). Unfortunately the Archos won’t work with Nero Digital which is a shame because if it did, I’d have a totally superb all-in-one (inlcuding AnyDVD) solution. So, as Nero Recode is so easy to use, I wanted to be able to rip without re-compression the main movie files from DVD’s which I will then encode using DivX Pro.

However, there seems to be no option to do this and even if I specify a target size equal to or higher than the actual size of the files I want to rip, Recode still seems to do some, well recoding!

Does anyone know if there is a work-around for this?

Thanks

Andrew


#2

Try ripping the DVD to .ISO with DVD Decrypter, then mount the image with Nero ImageDrive. This should allow you to use any re-encoding software.

Maybe DivX Pro will work on .ISO files natively without the Nero…


#3

Nero Recode does not re-encode unless compression is used. NeroVision Express DOES re-encode. You can also use DVDShrink to rip the main movie only.


#4

Oh right, so if I say have 5GB file and set it to fit to target of DVD-9 (8.5GB), I take it that counts as not compressing… or is there another option somewhere else that can be ticked to prevent compression? It’s just that it seems to take longer than I would have expected to save to the HD.

I am using Recode as it seems to produce files that work with DivXPro Converter, where as other apps (like DVD Decrypter) are giving me compatability problems.

Thanks

Andrew


#5

Depending on your reading drive, It can take up to 15 min to copy a DVD to HD, or more.


#6

Care to expand on the “compatibility problems”?

I use DVD Decrypter all the time, and compress the ripped ISO files with Fairuse Wizard to XviD. Works every time after transfer to the AV700.

Recode finishes stuff to .MP4, a wrapper which the Archos won’t accept.


#7

At present I am using DivX Converter to convert the .vob files to DivX and it does not seem to like it if I use DVD Decrytper to get them onto the HD.

If I use Nero Recode to rip the .vob files I have no problem with the converter app but I just wanted to make sure that I was not compressing the files in Nero in the process of getting them off of the DVD. I am using the “Backup Main Movie” option in Nero…