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  1. I tried ripping two different titles from a DVD and each of them ripped but when I play them back the image is pixelated and doesn't go back to normal. I didn't see any settings anywhere to change the system options or anything. Is there anything I can do to prevent this?

    Appreciate the replies!
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  2. aBigMeanie aedipuss's Avatar
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    vob2mpg doesn't do any encoding. there are no settings. all it does is take the mpg out of the vob wrapper.
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  3. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    vob2mpg is not a ripper. It just remuxes/changes the dvd tracks to mpg files.

    You must rip with something like dvdfab or install a background dvd ripper/decrypter like anydvd, dvdfab passkey. Then use vob2mpg.
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  4. So the file that VOB2MPG produced that I can play in Media Player was not a rip? It showed the video, although pixelated, and the audio was fine. Basically what I was looking to do was create mpg or other file type copies of my DVDs, which is what this software did, except the result was pixelated.

    So are you saying I should rip the VOB files with another program and then use this one to convert them into mpgs? If that is the case, why was I able to create mpg files directly from the DVD itself?

    Is there a way to create mpgs directly from the DVD that are not pixelated?
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  5. to join several mpg files...

    on MacOSX & linux,

    enim@user$ cat file1.mpg file2.mpg > filejoined.mpg

    on Windows, try...

    1. Open a blank text file.
    2. Type copy /b *.mpg FullMovie.mpg
    3. Save the file with a .Bat extension.
    4. Save the text file as Joiner.Bat in a same directory where you have several mpg files from VOB2MPG.
    5. Double click the Joiner.Bat file.

    A combined file named FullMovie.mpg is created from all the mpg files in the folder.
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    The files on the dvd disk are copy-protected. Vob2mpg will attempt to convert those to mpg but CANNOT defeat the copy-protection so you end up with distorted video or the pixilation that you see.

    Follow the advice as given as firstly RIP the files from the disk - do NOT simply copy/paste them - to your HDD. That process WILL remove the copy-protection and then you can use Vob2mpg to make a mpg WITHOUT pixelation.
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  7. I'm a MEGA Super Moderator Baldrick's Avatar
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    Reread my post.

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  8. So ripping means copying the files from the DVD and removing copy protection? I thought it just meant copying them from the DVD into a file that was playable by you computer.

    I was able to rip them into files I can use with another player. I will keep VOB2MPG in mind if I need to convert them into mpeg files.

    Thanks for helping.
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    Originally Posted by newtable View Post
    So ripping means copying the files from the DVD and removing copy protection.
    The traditional meaning of the word is just that. A 1:1 copy of the files and no c/p.


    Originally Posted by newtable View Post
    I thought it just meant copying them from the DVD into a file that was playable by you computer.
    Generally, as you subsequently did, that is a 're-encode' since the video/audio codecs have changed.

    Like all terms, it has evolved and you now see the term 'DVDRip' which combines a standard RIP with a re-encode.
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