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Old 07-22-2007, 02:55 PM
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Wow, thanks for the guide! I think this should be a Sticky.
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Old 07-25-2007, 12:38 PM
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I have looked through this thread and still not found exactly what I am looking for...

I want to encode video direct from a DVD to put on the Sansa/Rockbox. All the methods I have seen on this thread seem to take a file to convert. So, with a DVD there are multiple VOB files and I don't really want to put each one of them into MediaCoder. I'd prefer just to point the software to the DVD drive and let it do it's thing.

Is there such a beast out there that can be used for the Sansa?

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Old 07-25-2007, 04:19 PM
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I'd prefer just to point the software to the DVD drive and let it do it's thing.

Is there such a beast out there that can be used for the Sansa?
You need a DVD ripper that can transcode (well, not exaclty transcode since DVD video is actually MPEG2) to MPEG1 or MPEG 2 video on the fly. However, I haven't really used Windows in years, so I can't recommend a good GUI program. For Linux, you can use DVD:Rip.

Alternatively, if you are comfortable with the command line, you can use a mplayer/mencoder combo, ie: dump the stream using mplayer and pipe it to mencoder. You will need Cygwin, Bash and mplayer/mencoder installed, if you are using Windows.

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Old 07-25-2007, 07:39 PM
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Thanks Charles. Yes, I am using windows. But I know nothing about the Cygwin/Bash/Mplayer/mencoder software and how to use them in this fashion.

But I would prefer a GUI approach.

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Old 07-27-2007, 12:15 PM
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Thanks Charles. Yes, I am using windows. But I know nothing about the Cygwin/Bash/Mplayer/mencoder software and how to use them in this fashion.

But I would prefer a GUI approach.

Colin.
roadhog if u just want a particular scene from the DVD just find the VOB file (use VLC player) and put the VOB file directly into super and convert it...Hope this helps
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Old 07-27-2007, 01:30 PM
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Thanks Charles. Yes, I am using windows. But I know nothing about the Cygwin/Bash/Mplayer/mencoder software and how to use them in this fashion.
I don't suggest this approach if you are not used to the cli (command line interface). This involves installing a Unix like environment.

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I have been looking for a freeware Windows DVD ripper for you. This is the only one I can find from a site that I trust:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-...dDVD-NET.shtml

However, I don't know which format it rips to.

There are also others, but they are trailware:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-...p-Other-Tools/

This one looks OK, and not too expensive:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/CD-DVD-...essional.shtml

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Old 07-27-2007, 03:04 PM
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I recommend a tool called DVD Shrink combined with WinFF. It requires two utilities, but between them I've found it very easy to convert DVDs for playback on Rockbox (though I use a player with a larger screen and faster processor, the Sansa isn't so great for video playback).
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Old 08-05-2007, 11:08 PM
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I do use DVD Shrink anyway for copying DVDs to from DVD9 down to DVD4 (or is it DVD5?). So when you use DVD shrink what options do you use - backup? Do you just use it to create a dvd disk image then use winFF?
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:20 AM
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Assuming you're on an NTFS filesystem (that allows filesizes large enough) I simply have DVD Shrink extract the main video as a single .vob file, without compressing it any. So not strictly a backup, a custom setting. Then I feed that .vob to winff.
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Old 08-06-2007, 01:05 PM
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Llorean,

How do you set up DVD Shrink to extract all the .vob files that make up a movie into 1 .vob file?
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Old 08-06-2007, 03:52 PM
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It has an option, I can't remember where, that lets you set that. I haven't used it in quite some time, and it's not on the computer I've got with me right now. Just one little checkbox and it does it, no complicated anything.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:31 PM
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Assuming you're on an NTFS filesystem (that allows filesizes large enough) I simply have DVD Shrink extract the main video as a single .vob file, without compressing it any. So not strictly a backup, a custom setting. Then I feed that .vob to winff.
how you are talking my language. I'll look into those settings tonight and see if I can find it. Thanks. I guess once it is in one single vob, then winff, or Super, or any number of video processing programs can convert to MPEG1. Thanks again.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:25 PM
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MPEG1 or MPEG2, Rockbox supports either (the WinFF presets we provide convert to MPEG2).
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Old 08-07-2007, 12:00 AM
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Llorean,
Thanks. Looking into that setting as that is what I've been wondering how to do since I got my sansa a few weeks ago.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:49 AM
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When ripping DVD to avi/mpg, I used DVD Decrypter & Auto Gordian Knot. They're as automated as you'll get.
Good guides here http://www.doom9.org/index.html?/guides.htm
You may then need to use the original guide in this thread to convert to a sansa/rockbox friendly version.
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Old 08-07-2007, 02:27 PM
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MPEG1 or MPEG2, Rockbox supports either (the WinFF presets we provide convert to MPEG2).
I thought that rockbox only supported MPEG1. I guess that was because the "How To" at the beginning of this thread only mentioned setting SUPER to MPEG1...
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Old 08-07-2007, 03:48 PM
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That's why you should use official documentation.
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Old 08-09-2007, 09:08 AM
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I have looked through this thread and still not found exactly what I am looking for...

I want to encode video direct from a DVD to put on the Sansa/Rockbox. All the methods I have seen on this thread seem to take a file to convert. So, with a DVD there are multiple VOB files and I don't really want to put each one of them into MediaCoder. I'd prefer just to point the software to the DVD drive and let it do it's thing.

Is there such a beast out there that can be used for the Sansa?

Thx.
Roadhog - I have just started using mediacoder as per JacOb's posting and using his xml file (remember to change the output folder from "Jacob & Wendy" desktop !)

Mediacoder allows you to rip from a DVD (Add Track as opposed to Add file or folder) provided you have the additional s/w from the same website, direct to an MPeg2 for Rockbox. It creates one full mpeg file and works great.

I would definitely recommend this for a simple and effective conversion and simple windows GUI front end.

My son has a brand new iPod Video and we are using the same s/w to convert to Mpeg4 format to put onto his player as opposed to all the converted .VOBs he has done already (maybe put Rockbox on for him too!)
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Old 08-13-2007, 06:38 AM
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this worked fine for me, but the video is upside down!!
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Old 08-14-2007, 03:12 PM
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Super works great for smaller files, but whenever I try to convert a larger file (like around 800 MB), it gets halfway through encoding and then says ERROR. Any way to fix this?
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