What program to use for DVD to DIVX?

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#1

Hi All,

I am having trouble with my favourite encoding program - XMPEG wich has started crashing on me.

What program can I use to encode DVD to DIVX with ease? I liked XMPEG’s ability to easily select the size of your movie as well as the automatic cropping features.

Is there a good easy encoding program to do this?


#2

See my post to your other duplicate post.


#3

The two main tools are AutoGK (www.autogk.me.uk) or my personal fave, FairUse (www.fairusewizard.com). Hope this helps!


#4

Beware of the spyware in AutoGK.


#5

I second fairuse. The free copy limits you to a 700mg file.


#6

I just tried about 25 of them and I settled on Magic DVD Ripper 32a. Easy to use for a Noob but a few options to keep control of what’s going on. Plato DVD Ripper came a close second but a well placed BitRate Calculator won out over the preview screen and info display. Many of them are just rebadged by resellers.


#7

AutoGK


#8

What spyware and in which version? :eek:
Ad-Aware and Spybot-S&D detect nothing. :confused:


#9

Spyware in AutoGK is a new one on me too! :confused:


#10

Don’t you ever read the EULAs when installing software?

http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?&threadid=87056&perpage=20&pagenumber=1
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=91692&highlight=autogk+spyware
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=92221&highlight=autogk+spyware
http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=93509&highlight=autogk+spyware


#11

Rarely (basically only when M$ crapware is concerned), thanks for the heads up, removed it now.


#12

No more spyware/adware in AutoGK: http://forum.doom9.org/showthread.php?t=96337&highlight=AutoGK+1.96


#13

Take a look at XMPEG.

Maybe a little dated, but simple to use.
Right now is in beta, but it’s under development.


#14

I used to play with it when I first started tinkerign with DivX, but AutoGK is a way more mature prodcut with tons of additional features and tweaks.


#15

I use DVD2AVI to make a .d2v file, then AVISynth with “MPEG2Source” to import that. I resize the video to a width of 512x x/x AR. I extract the AC3/DTS audio to 2ch WAV using foobar2000, normalising to -18DB with GoldWave, and then encode to ABR MP3 with LAMEEnc. I then use the Nic’s MiniCalc to calculate the bitrate. The I encode using VirtualDubMod to XviD using 2 pass. If it is a bigger CD I encode fully, and then open again with VirtualDubMod and split using the “Direct Stream Copy” mode.

A little complex, but gives the best results you can get, and it is spot on size (between 697-699 MB every time).


#16

That’s basically the same method that I use. DVD Decrypter to rip the DVD, DGIndex (same thing as DVD2AVI basically) to demux the streams; AviSynth to apply any filters to improve quality or compressibility and to de-interlace, crop and resize the video where necessary; BeSweet to transcode the audio; and VirtualDub to encode the video and mux the streams together.

That’s if I’m using AVI for any reason. I usually use Matroska and use ChapterXtractor, SubRip and mkvmerge in addition to those programs.