Ripping DVD to Mpeg2

May 28, 2009 at 14:51:30
Specs: WinXP SP3, Athlon64x4000 2GB
Looking for suggestion for a fast and easy to use program to rip DVDs that have no copy protection on them.

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June 2, 2009 at 02:20:57
ony one worth its salt (freeware), dvd decrypter,, rips vobs to hdd, the definitive guide ..

i use winavi for vob to mpeg4 for ipod but it does mpeg2 & every format ive seen & used.

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June 11, 2009 at 19:45:18
I settled on ZC DVD ripper. Needed something simple (I am not doing the rips). There is no retail DVDs in the mix. These are DVDs made to play on PEG channels. Needed to rip them DIRECTLY to Mpeg 2. Also allows simple editing. Needed that to lose color bars and countdown at the beginning of many of the DVDs.

DVD Decrypter doesn't do that. DVD Decrypter is the best I've used to copy DVD to DVD but that isn't what I needed.

ZC DVD ripper is shareware that will cost $45 for the needed simple version. I tested at least 12 or more programs. That one is the simplest to use.

For anyone interested I did stumble on a small program that may help someone when ripping DVD when copy protection is a problem. It is called DVD43.

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June 14, 2009 at 07:23:14

Thanks for your input. As I stated I needed to find something SIMPLE that only needs to do ONE thing. Too many options make it complicated to use. I am not the person using the program. The folks using it are not computer experts and are doing this while performing their other duties. Thanks anyway. The person using the program already sign on for the one I posted.

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June 15, 2009 at 03:51:20

Did you read my first or last response. This is NOT for ripping movies. This is ONLY for ripping government produced DVD that has no copy protection.

Not interested in anything but ripping DIRECTLY (without conversion) to MP2 on the hard drive. The more options available the more chance of operator error.

I tried at least a dozen freeware/shareware programs before deciding on the one I did. Thanks for your response anyway.

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July 24, 2009 at 11:59:09
I don't want to convert the files to play on any devices. I just need them on a hard drive as Mpeg2.

Response #2 already suggesteed that program.

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August 13, 2009 at 04:23:14

Do you have a relationship with that software? If you are pushing shareware here that you have an interest in then you should be paying for ads. If I am mistaken then I apologize.

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August 13, 2009 at 12:23:19
I am no longer looking for suggestions.

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August 16, 2009 at 05:05:44
"I am no longer looking for suggestions."

Yes, it's a pity that none of the suggestions included simply copying the .vob file(s) to your hard drive and changing the file extension to .mpeg.

Yes, it really is that simple (.vob files are mpeg2 encoded, already).

Please let us know if you found someone's advice to be helpful.

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August 23, 2009 at 05:59:34
I use a program called Xilisoft DVD Ripper. You can download a free Demo version at
hope it helps.

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August 30, 2009 at 19:35:23
I much prefer FreeStar Free DVD Ripper. It has more sets.

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September 23, 2009 at 19:41:01
I have also had the same problem, a friend recommend a software help me, its conversion speed and quality are very good, more info you can click:

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