07/06/2011, 11:05 PM
This is a quick guide. I utilize open source software most of the time, but someone asked me earlier for tips on how to rip dvd's and encode to mp4.
I am a linux user and not very familiar with windows (anymore), so bear with me. The software used is Format Factory. It runs natively in windows and rather flawlessly in linux via WINE. It appears this suite does all formats, but I only use it to get video on my pre and touchpad. To rip the dvd, I use the standard K3B. I'm sure there are plenty options in the windows neighborhood.
You can utilize the software straight from a dvd or make an iso and mount it that way. I prefer ISO since the HDD is faster.
In this example, I'm using the movie War Inc. Recently picked it up from Target for $2, worth a shot.
Interface. Select 'DVD to Video File'
I usually select 'Folder'
I mount the dvd and navigate to the directory and select the video folder.
It's obvious that the first line item is the movie, while the rest are extras.
Select english, of course, unless you speak other languages encoded on the disc.
Select 'Start' and wait.
Once completed, you have an MP4 movie ready to upload.