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    What is the best way to putt all my DVD to my Hard Disk?
    I have ca. 500 DVD and I want them so I can have them on my computer so I can look at them in my TV. What program is the best to use to rip them from DVD and I want the best quality on movies. What format on the files is the best? I thinking DivX.AVI and each file 3-5GB is that ok?

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    3-5GB is overkill if you use divx or h264 compression, around 2GB for a 2 hour movie is way enough. I would convert using handbrake with anydvd and use "constant quality encoding" mode.

    Or keep the entire movie as an iso file(anydvd) or mkv file(makemkv) or VIDEO_TS folders(dvdfab decrypter), around 4-7GB/movie and no reconversion.
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    I try to rip one movie whit HandBrake, that is 01H:51M, V.C. =H.264 (x264), FPS: Same as source, Constant Quality: at 80% is that normal it take 8 houers?

    I meen I have more then 500 DVD! gonna take nerly 1 years
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    Originally Posted by DVDhook
    I meen I have more then 500 DVD! gonna take nerly 1 years
    Then you need a faster computer, or more hard drive space and store them without re-encoding. If they are commercial DVDs, you can use DVD Shrink and shrink them down to around 4.37GB. Depends on the quality you want. But it's fairly quick.

    500 DVDs, average size maybe 6GB= ~3,000GB or 3TB space. Three 1GB drives would do that. If that's not an option, then re-encode them. MKV gives you great compression and still preserves quality, but it takes a long time to encode, even with a fast computer. If you run them through Shrink and reduce them to 4.37GB, then you would need about 2.2TB hard drive space.

    Another option that I use is a DVD changer. I have a couple of Sony's that holds 400 DVDs each.
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    Well can someone elaborate on this one.
    i am converting one DVD to MKV using XVID4PSP and i followed two methods.

    1)Keep the bitrate of MKV file to be nearly as possible to fit in DVD.
    2)Don't worry with size and encode under Constant Quality Q18 Extreme/Q21 Extreme.

    Eg : Movie 1 is of 7.23 GB on DVD
    Bitrate of Original Movie is 5325 Kbps

    Using situation 1 - to get 4.4 GB of MKV file i decreased Bitrate to 3800 Kbps and 2 pass bitrate encoding
    Using situation 2 - to get the same bitrate Q18 Extreme i used but the file size resulted in 6.4 GB and Q21 Extreme resulted in 5.9 GB.

    does decreasing the bitrate effects the Movie Quality much and what does constant quality actually does.

    Thanks
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