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Slight newbie: can't convert DVD to mp4 for iPad

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  • Started 1 year ago by Yarveded
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Yarveded
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Hi,

I'm trying to convert a copy-protected Paramount John Wayne DVD, "The Shootist", but, although the conversion appears to work, the picture is garbled and still 'encrypted'.

I've followed the guide, but to no avail:
http://www.howtogeek.com/10288.....-rip-them/

Handbrake appears to be installed in the C:\Program Files... directory, not Program Files (x86), so I don't know if that's the problem.

I've installed XBMC and moved the libdvdcss-2.dll to the Handbarke folder and renamed it.

Are there any easier ways of ripping a dvd and converting it to mp4?

Sorry, if this is a bit basic.

Thanks.

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whs
Posts: 17584

If it is copy protected, there is nothing you can do.

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warlock
Posts: 4100

http://macx-dvd-ripper-pro-for.....tonic.com/ You might want to try this. It is a trial version. Occasionally you will see the full version given away for free. I have used the full version and works okay, have not used it for some time however.

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whs
Posts: 17584

Yeah, regarding converters - this is the best I found: http://www.pcfreetime.com/ and here is a little tut I made on how to handle it: https://vimeo.com/9283805

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aij07
Posts: 26

@whs - Is this for free? Wow. Thanks for this dude! :)

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whs
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Yes it is free.

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digitalagent
Posts: 15

You cant go wrong with using handbrake as a converter. Very simple and has built in pre-sets for different devices. Even has an option for iPad.

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Enthusiast
Posts: 566

Yarveded,

The bottom line is we cannot aid you in the circumvention of copy protection features.

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warlock
Posts: 4100

This process always involves installing a DVD decrypter first to break the Content Scramble System (CSS) copy protection so your transcoder (HandBrake) can read the information and copy it to a self contained video file.

This method works fine but it means that your decrypter needs to be able to decrypt anything that you want to rip. In the past, legal action has been taken against DVD decrypting software to shut down development claiming it to be illegal. There is however a work around.

This is in the link that Yarveded posted he is working from. So, I understand his confusion when he is now told it can't be done or is illegal.

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