Ripit4me FAQ's

Failed to load IFO’s. Skip steps 2 & 3 and try clean up once more? Refer to FAQ 11?? How do I skip these steps??? Help.:sad:

[quote=Mitnic;1982808]Failed to load IFO’s. Skip steps 2 & 3 and try clean up once more? Refer to FAQ 11?? How do I skip these steps??? Help.:sad:[/quote] This program is not being developed anymore and does not handles some of the newer titles correctly. I suggest you try a different program.

Give DvdFab HD Decrypter a go, it usually works when RipIt4Me can’t do it & they do a good job of updating to keep up.

Thanks beef barley!!! ;- )

You are welcome & good luck.

I agree with Beef Bartley that dvd fab is an excellent prog for you to try.
A free version can be gotten here;
http://www.dvdfab.com/free.htm

[QUOTE=Mitnic;1982808]Failed to load IFO’s. Skip steps 2 & 3 and try clean up once more? Refer to FAQ 11?? How do I skip these steps??? Help.:sad:[/QUOTE]
BTW,
What movie are you trying to do??

Ripit4me, which I use daily, seems to work on 75% of the movies I backup.Still a great ripper…

I use dvdFab Platinum when ripit stalls.
Fab always works but I like to mix it up a bit.
Ripit4me/shrink/ burn with Imageburn…

Ripit4me, which I use daily, seems to work on 75% of the movies I backup.Still a great ripper…

Agreed, but I think the % is higher so far.

[I]Agreed, but I think the % is higher so far. [/I]

your right…
sucess is probably 95% but thought that would sound
exagerated!!!

[QUOTE=rago88;1984656][I]Agreed, but I think the % is higher so far. [/I]

your right…
sucess is probably 95% but thought that would sound
exagerated!!![/QUOTE]

I actually think its closer to 99%, especially if you are talking about DVDs released in USA. In USA, I believe it is something like only 3 movies that Ri4m can not handle…
Still a great ripper.

[QUOTE=Mitnic;1982808]Failed to load IFO’s. Skip steps 2 & 3 and try clean up once more? Refer to FAQ 11?? How do I skip these steps??? Help.:sad:[/QUOTE]
You can skip these steps if you use the Wizard mode (Do NOT use 1-click mode)
Heres [B]FAQ 11[/B]
11. Can I do the cleanup without having to re-rip the DVD?
Yes, you can. This is particularly useful if you have had a crash in
Step 3b after the rip has completed or you have ripped the DVD
with all options off.

First, go to Preferences and untick “Empty directory
before rip”

Ensure your original DVD is in the drive and the logs are in the ripped folder.
.
Start RipIt4Me in Wizard Mode.
.
Press ‘Next’ and answer ‘Yes’ when you are asked if you wish to overwrite your files.

Press the “Skip” button twice to move to Step 3b (IFO
Cleanup). Perform that function and the rest of the steps in Wizard Mode.

This method will not work if you select 1-Click Mode.

Remember to re-enable your preferences once this is complete.

Here are FAQ’s for Ripit4me. Its not of the latest version, but still pretty good info.

        FAQ’s for RipIt4Me Version 1.6.2. 
  1. When to use Wizard mode and 1-Click mode?
    If you want to have more control over the process, use Wizard
    mode. The outcome will be identical to 1-Click mode so long as
    you use the same settings but it does add flexibility.

  2. What options should I have checked?
    You can find a discussion on what the various options do in section
    3 of the RipIt4Me guide. The default settings should work very
    well on all DVDs.

  3. Do I do need to do the cleanup?
    If you know for sure that the DVD is not ARccOS or Ripguard
    protected, you can skip this step. However, for ARccOS or
    RipGuard protected DVDs, you should definitely perform it to
    enable the DVD to open properly in DVD Shrink.

This step is usually very fast and can also mark for removal,
unwanted and uneeded video, as well as giving you valuable
information about the quality of the rip.

  1. Should I always run FixVTS - even if it opens up in DVD Shrink?
    If you can open the DVD in DVD Shrink and you can’t see any odd
    issues such as a major part of the DVD being in the “Unreferenced
    Material” section of DVD Shrink, there is no need to run FixVTS.

If you uncheck the option to always run FixVTS on the full DVD,
this will speed up the running of FixVTS considerably.

  1. Does the automatic updater update all involved programs?
    Yes, you will be notified when there is an update for RipIt4Me or FixVTS.
    DVD Decrypter and DVD Shrink are no longer updated.

  2. Is RipIt4Me available in other languages?
    For the moment, RipIt4Me is only available in English. Hopefully,
    there will be translations of the program at a later stage.

  3. RipIt4Me doesn’t automatically pick up my DVD drive.
    Check that another program is not locking your drive.

Try to see if you can see the inserted DVD in Windows
Explorer.

  1. I can’t get the program to work or I get odd results in DVD
    Shrink.
    First, ensure all required programs (RipIt4Me, DVD Decrypter and
    FixVTS) are installed correctly and the paths point to their "EXE"
    files in RipIt4Me’s preferences.

If everything is installed correctly and things are still not working,
start a thread in the RipIt4Me forum and post as much information
as possible about your problem. Include (as a zipped attachment)
the folder of your rip in your “Application Data\RipIt4Me” folder.
This will be easily identified by the name of the DVD and you
simply need to zip the folder to include:

Full DVD Decrypter log

RipIt4Me log

Debug log.txt file

FinalPSL file

ButtonInfo.txt file

Original IFOs sub-folder

Ripped IFOs sub-folder

On occasions, RipIt4Me might crash. In this case, a debugging log
is created called DebugLog.txt, which is contained in the
"Application Data\RipIt4Me" folder.

If you experience a crash, please re-open RipIt4Me. It will ask you
to post the debug log and take you to the RipIt4Me Bug Reports
forum where you can do so. Please post the debugging log as an
attachment.

For more information on how to find and attach the debug log, see
here.

Please also refer to FAQ 23 for known program conflicts and also
try the procedure outlined in FAQ 21.

  1. Do I need to use this program on all my DVDs?
    RipIt4Me will not be needed in the following instances:

On older DVDs (released 2004 and earlier).

If DVD Shrink can open the DVD properly.

If DVD Decrypter can rip it without any problems and you are able to open up the files in DVD Shrink.

Later year’s releases of Sony, Disney, ScanBox and other studios’

DVDs that are protected with either ARccOS or RipGuard DVD copy protections need to be run through RipIt4Me.

However, RipIt4Me handles all DVDs, so there will be no
problems if you use RipIt4Me on all your DVDs.

  1. What logs are created and where are they by default?
    RipIt4Me creates these files:

ButtonInfo.txt

Information about the DVD’s buttons. A temporary work file used by RipIt4Me.

DVDDecrypter.log

The logfile from the rip with DVD Decrypter. It will show you the rip in detail.

FinalPSLFile.psl

This is the PSL file that you can use if you want to rip the DVD again without using RipIt4Me. You can simply start DVD Decrypter, import this PSL file, rip the DVD and then run FixVTS on the ripped files. The DVD should then open fine in DVD Shrink (see also FAQ 15).

FixVTS.log

Logfile from FixVTS that shows you what was done during the fix process.

RipIt4Me.log

The same log as you can see in RipIt4Me’s log window during the process. The only difference is that a time stamp is inserted before each task.

RipIt4Me.psl

A temporary work file used by RipIt4Me.

Original IFOs and Final IFOs

The IFO files off the DVD and the final IFOs after processing with RipIt4Me.

When you use the menu option ‘Main’ . ‘Save Logs’ the log files will be moved out of the ripping folder and saved in a special folder.

  • For Win XP/NT/2000 - C:\Documents and Settings<Your
    Username>\Application Data\RipIt4Me.
  • For Win 95/98/Me/Linux - C:\Windows\Application
    Data\RipIt4Me.
    The DVD’s label will be added at the start of the folder containing
    the log files.
    Sometimes, a special debugging log is also created. See FAQ 8.
  1. Can I do the cleanup without having to re-rip the DVD?
    Yes, you can. This is particularly useful if you have had a crash in
    Step 3b after the rip has completed or you have ripped the DVD
    with all options off.

First, go to Preferences and untick “Empty directory
before rip”

Ensure your original DVD is in the drive and the logs are in the ripped folder.
.
Start RipIt4Me in Wizard Mode.
.
Press ‘Next’ and answer ‘Yes’ when you are asked if you wish to overwrite your files.

Press the “Skip” button twice to move to Step 3b (IFO
Cleanup). Perform that function and the rest of the steps in Wizard Mode.

This method will not work if you select 1-Click Mode.

Remember to re-enable your preferences once this is complete.

  1. I get a “couldn’t create target rip directory” message.
    You can get this error message if you try to create two sub-folders in your “Target” field. RipIt4Me can only create 1 new subfolder at a time.

Example:

OK - If you have already created a folder named C:\DVDs
(for example) on your hard drive, and you enter
"C:\DVDs\New Rip" in the Target box, there will be no
problem since only one new folder is being created.

No good - If the C:\DVDs folder is not already created on your
hard drive and you enter “C:\DVDs\New Rip”, the error message
will appear since you are trying to create a sub-folder of a new sub-
folder.

  1. Warning about AnyDVD, DVD Region+CSS Free or DVD43
    running in the background.
    If you have AnyDVD, DVD Region+CSS Free or DVD43 running
    at the same time as you use RipIt4Me, you will see a warning
    message:

If you click “Yes”, the program in question will be closed down
and you can continue with RipIt4Me. If you select “No” the final
result with RipIt4Me will most likely be corrupt.

  1. I put the DVD in the drive and it starts to play. I can’t rip it.
    Always start RipIt4Me before putting the DVD in the drive.
    RipIt4Me will trap any autoplay that might be on the DVD.

  2. How do you rip using the PSL file created from RipIt4Me?
    RipIt4Me creates a PSL file that you can use to rip the DVD even
    without using RipIt4Me.

Start DVD Decrypter and insert the DVD in your reader. Then
select “File” . “Protected Sectors List” . “Import…” in the
menu bar of DVD Decrypter.

Browse to the folder where you have the PSL file that you want to
import. The PSL file you should use will be named
FinalPSLFile.psl.

Do not use the file named “RipIt4Me.psl”.

Select the target folder of your rip and then rip the DVD by

pressing the start button in DVD Decrypter.

After the rip, open the files in DVD Shrink. If DVD Shrink
generates an error message, run FixVTS on the ripped files and
then open the files in DVD Shrink.

  1. How can I change the folder where my logs are saved?
    This is a hidden setting in RipIt4Me’s INI file. Go to the RipIt4Me
    sub-folder in Application Data, double click on RipIt4Me.ini and
    look for the line “DirWhereToSaveLogs=”. Enter a path after the
    "=" sign to change where your logs will be saved. For example,

DirWhereToSaveLogs=E:\Saved Logs

Save your INI file. Future logs will be saved to your chosen folder.

  1. My drive slows down after reading bad sectors and the rip takes a
    long time. What can I do?
    Some drives (e.g. LG) will slow down after reading a bad sector and not
    recover to normal ripping speed. This can be frustrating.

If you experience this, open DVD Decrypter, and click Tools . Settings.
On the General tab, place a check mark in “Cycle Tray After Bad
Sectors”. Click OK.

Now, when a bad sector is encountered, the drive will open and
close. It will re-initialise and once you are through with the bad
sectors, it will resume ripping at normal speed.

  1. How should I rip Episodic DVDs?
    To be on the safe side, you should rip episodic DVDs in Full DVD
    or ISO mode (see the warning in step 1).

In some cases, all the episodes are in a single VTS and ripping in
any mode will give you a good rip. If you use Movie Only or
Movie+Menus mode, you may run the risk of missing some
episodes that might be authored in separate VTSs (in these modes,
RipIt4Me will rip only the largest VTS).

On start up, RipIt4Me will analyse the structure of your DVD and
let you know if the episodes are in a single VTS. In this case, it is
safe to use any mode.

However, if you see that the DVD has episodes in different VTSs,
be sure to use Full DVD mode.

  1. I have Remove tiny cells on. Why do some tiny cells remain at the
    start of the movie except in movie only mode?
    RipIt4Me will imitate exactly the DVD’s navigation in all modes except
    movie only. This means that we must keep cells where there are cell
    commands because we need to ensure we are not breaking the navigation.
    The PGCEdit plugin removes these cells by making a few assumptions.

For the technically inclined, in addition to the protected cells, RipIt4Me
removes tiny cells:

That are not played

That don’t have cell commands

Whose cell commands are conditional commands that are never

executed

Whose cell commands don’t do anything

This ensures that important registers are modified exactly the same
way in the rip as they are in the original, which is crucial for a
valid rip.

In movie only mode, we don’t care about the DVD’s navigation and
so we can safely remove all tiny cells and their cell commands.

In any event, since the original DVD will play with tiny cells, the
ripped DVD should also. Users who wish to rip for input to Auto
Gordian Knot must therefore use movie only mode.

  1. I get a funny message about missing important menus.
    What should I do?
    You will see this message only if: .
    you are ripping in Movie+menus mode; and
    the menu to select the movie is contained in the titles domain

In this case, simply click OK and RipIt4Me will re-rip some of the
smaller VOBs in order to find the missing menus. You can also rip
the DVD in Full DVD mode, if you wish and then blank the
unwanted titles with any popular blanking program such as
VobBlanker.

  1. I get the ERROR: Video_ts.ifo declares X VTS, and I’m
    finding only Y on the disc". What should I do?
    This error means RipIt4Me is having difficulty reading your DVD. In this
    case, you can try the following:

Abort the rip

Open your RipIt4Me preferences (Logs/Settings . Preferences)

Change copy IFOs to either MIcrosoft API or DVD Decrypter

OK and start the rip again

  1. I get a “Report Key - Title Key (#)” error when I rip. What should I do?
    Sometimes, the following screens will appear (for example, on some
    versions of the DVD “RV” or “Art School Confidential”).

You should click Cancel. The following message will appear

Answer Yes and proceed with your rip.

  1. What programs can conflict with RipIt4Me?
    These programs has been known to create problems if you use
    them at the same time as RipIt4Me:
    Keyboard Express
    Memory Manager in TuneUp Utilities 2004

The CeEkey hotkey utility in Toshiba Satellite laptops
There have also been reports that Microsoft’s Intellitype 5.0 driver
(type32.exe) conflicts. If you are experiencing problems, update to
the latest Intellitype driver, which uses itype.exe - see here.

  1. What “hidden” settings are there and what do they do?
    The following settings are not accessible in the preferences but can
    be changed by editing the INI file, which is usually kept in your
    Application Data\RipIt4Me folder:

AutoImportPSL

This is normally set to 1 (on). Set it to 0 to manually import
the PSL file after DVD Decrypter has opened (use File .
Protected Sectors List . Import and navigate to
RipIt4Me.psl in your ripping folder). This can be useful if
the PSL is not importing correctly or your PC is behaving
abnormally at the PSL import step (e.g. going into standby
or shutting down).

DirWhereToSaveLogs

Set this to any folder on your hard drive if you wish to save the
logs other than in the Application Data\RipIt4Me folder. Default is
empty, which saves to the normal place. See also FAQ 16.

OpenAppFolderWhenUpdating

Set this to 0 if you do not wish to automatically open the
RipIt4Me.exe folder when an update is available. Default = 1 (on)

RunDVDShrinkDeepAnalysis

Set this to 1 to have DVD Shrink automatically run deep analysis
after loading from RipIt4Me. Default is off.

SaveIFOsWithLogs

Set this to 0 to not save the IFOs. Default = 1 (on) and is
recommended.

  1. Why does RipIt4Me sometimes open DVD Decrypter and
    rip part of the DVD at the start?
    There are two situations where this can occur:

After loading the DVD, RipIt4Me checks to see if all the
titlesets are referenced. If it finds a titleset is not referenced,
it opens DVD Decrypter and rips VIDEO_TS.VOB to make
sure this is the case. If a titleset is not referenced, RipIt4Me
doesn’t bother to rip it.

This not only saves ripping time, but also means you don’t
rip useless titlesets that are potentially full of protected
cells.

This will only occur in Full Disc and Movie + Menus
modes.

When you are in “DVD Decrypter Mode” (see FAQ 21). In
this case, DVD Decrypter is opened and the IFOs are ripped
using DVD Decrypter’s ripping routines. You are then
passed back to RipIt4Me to create the initial PSL and then
on to DVD Decrypter again to rip the VOBs.

  1. What’s this setting about bypassing annoying PGCs about?
    This is our way to kill playback of junk like FBI warnings. It is an
    "advanced setting" and is set to “off” by default.

A PGC is by-passed if:

There are no buttons in any cell of the PGC

No cell of the PGC has an infinite still time
No cell of the PGC has a cell command
All the cells of the PGC are less than 30 seconds long
The operation to skip forward is prohibited
Either the call to the root menu or title menu is prohibited

If all these are true, the PGC is deemed “annoying” and its
playback is killed.

Note that in some cases, menu transitions can be removed and
some FBI warnings may not be removed if they don’t fall within
the criteria.

  1. I’ve heard that RipIt4Me temporarily changes some of my
    DVD Decrypter settings. Which ones?
    RipIt4Me operates under the following settings from DVD
    Decrypter’s Tools . Settings menu. Certain DVD Decrypter
    settings are turned off and are replaced by RipIt4Me’s advanced
    settings whilst RipIt4Me ensures certain other settings are turned
    on:

General Tab

Remove Macrovision Protection = On

Hide Pack Header Warnings = On
Removal Method = Normal
Display RCE Protection Warning = On

File Mode Tab

File Splitting = By File
Ignore Unreferenced VTS Sets = On
Remove IFO Structure Protection = Off

IFO Mode Tab

Uncheck suspect cells = On
Remove Structure Protection = Off

ISO Read Mode Tab

Remove IFO Structure Protection = Off

CSS Tab

Cracking Method = I/O Key Exchange

I/O Tab

Software Read Error Retries = 3
Ignore Read Errors = Off

Device Tab

Eject Tray After Read = Off

Events Tab

Check For Program Update = Off

Delete Incomplete Files = Ask
Save the Log = On
Overwrite Existing = On

  1. How do I run RipIt4Me under Linux?
    See this thread. If Linux users have problems, post in the special
    RipIt4Me For Linux forum.

  2. I get EAccessViolation errors when running DVD
    Decrypter. What can I do?
    In this case, first make sure you have installed the latest version of
    RipIt4Me.

Open DVD Decrypter and from its menu, select Tools . Settings. Turn
off “Check for Structure Protection”

That’s it. Just click OK when you encounter this error and the rip will
continue normally.

Heres link to all RI4m FAQ’s:
http://club.cdfreaks.com/f62/ripit4me-faqs-237349/#post1984927

Thank you jamoskeag3 this is the first time I have seen this.:slight_smile:

last/final version… 1.7.1.0.

tried to upload the .zip to you but it was 197kb.
forum limit is 195 KB…

@rago88

Could you remove the first 10 FAQ’s and then up the remaining bits and bobs?

Thx

how bout I send the .zip to your email address?

Threads merged. :cop:

You can get RipIt4Me Version 1.7.1.0 here. http://www.videohelp.com/tools/RipIt4Me