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Old June 20th 09, 09:04 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will convert DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage on my hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something simple.
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Old June 21st 09, 10:34 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

Hello,

Handbrake is freeware and converts to MPEG4
http://handbrake.fr/

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Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will convert
DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage on my
hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something simple.



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Old June 22nd 09, 07:02 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

Tried HandBrake and it works. Thanks for the link. It took almost 3 hours
to convert a 55 minute DVD movie. Is this normal speed or is my Compaq
Presario V2000 Laptop with Intel Celeron M excessively slow? Are commercial
software programs, e.g. Nero, faster?


P S Rumbaugh

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

Handbrake is freeware and converts to MPEG4
http://handbrake.fr/

___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
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"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will convert
DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage on my
hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something simple.




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Old June 23rd 09, 08:31 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

Hello,

The rendering speed is heavily dependent on CPU. Yes, it is normal for it to
take this long.

Not able to comment on whether commercial programs are faster, you may want
to download the trial and test it out.
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"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Tried HandBrake and it works. Thanks for the link. It took almost 3
hours
to convert a 55 minute DVD movie. Is this normal speed or is my Compaq
Presario V2000 Laptop with Intel Celeron M excessively slow? Are
commercial
software programs, e.g. Nero, faster?


P S Rumbaugh

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

Handbrake is freeware and converts to MPEG4
http://handbrake.fr/

___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will
convert
DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage on
my
hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something
simple.






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Old June 24th 09, 04:02 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

My Windows Media Player V10 apparently reads HandBrakes .AVI output as a
music file, there is no video just sound. A HandBrake 20 minute .AVI file is
only about 200 MBytes. Wouldn't a 20 minute .AVI file be much bigger, say
about 500 MB?

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

The rendering speed is heavily dependent on CPU. Yes, it is normal for it to
take this long.

Not able to comment on whether commercial programs are faster, you may want
to download the trial and test it out.
___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Tried HandBrake and it works. Thanks for the link. It took almost 3
hours
to convert a 55 minute DVD movie. Is this normal speed or is my Compaq
Presario V2000 Laptop with Intel Celeron M excessively slow? Are
commercial
software programs, e.g. Nero, faster?


P S Rumbaugh

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

Handbrake is freeware and converts to MPEG4
http://handbrake.fr/

___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will
convert
DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage on
my
hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something
simple.






  #6  
Old June 24th 09, 08:07 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.video
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Default Freeware DVD movie to file converter

Hello,

The AVI file format is just a container for the actual file format inside
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Audio_Video_Interleave

The size of the AVI file depends on the codec, bitrate and resolution of the
video.

You can use VLC to play Handbrake's generated files.

To play the file in Windows Media Player, you can follow this guide here
http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/arch..._mp4_files.cfm

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"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
My Windows Media Player V10 apparently reads HandBrakes .AVI output as a
music file, there is no video just sound. A HandBrake 20 minute .AVI file
is
only about 200 MBytes. Wouldn't a 20 minute .AVI file be much bigger, say
about 500 MB?

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

The rendering speed is heavily dependent on CPU. Yes, it is normal for it
to
take this long.

Not able to comment on whether commercial programs are faster, you may
want
to download the trial and test it out.
___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Tried HandBrake and it works. Thanks for the link. It took almost 3
hours
to convert a 55 minute DVD movie. Is this normal speed or is my Compaq
Presario V2000 Laptop with Intel Celeron M excessively slow? Are
commercial
software programs, e.g. Nero, faster?


P S Rumbaugh

"Singapore Computer Service" wrote:

Hello,

Handbrake is freeware and converts to MPEG4
http://handbrake.fr/

___
http://www.bootstrike.com/ComputerService/
Singapore Computer Home Remote On-Site Repair Service
"PSRumbagh" wrote in message
...
Can you recommend a decent, virus free FREEWARE program that will
convert
DVD
movies to .AVI, .WMV or other popular video file types for storage
on
my
hard
drive? I don't need a lot of editing capability, just something
simple.








 




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