VLC + DVD ripping doesn't work

  1. Hello everyone,

    I'm trying to make backups of a few DVDs that I have. I'm using VLC... following the instructions here: http://guides.macrumors.com/Rip_a_DVD_to_iTunes_using_VLC

    ... It won't work.
    I'm running Windows XP on a 5-year old laptop... 2GB RAM, 1.83 GHz processor. I can stream the DVD just fine (as per the instructions above), but when it comes to transcoding (saving the stream) I get either a really small file (80-100 MB) that doesn't load or a really large file (1.12 GB) that doesn't load in VLC or Winamp. Also VLC has a tendency to randomly crash while doing this.

    I'm trying to back up a DVD that was released within the last year.. so I don't know if that has something to do with it (copy-protection??). The instructions are c. 2008. I'm using VLC 1.1.11

    - 'Mage
  2. Zilpha

    Zilpha TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 349

    I tried a load of free solutions but eventually gave up and went to magic dvd ripper.
  3. Buckshot420

    Buckshot420 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 467

    DVD Shrink works quite well.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 10,530   +857

    Well, VLC won't defeat the copy protection on a DVD. Of late, copy protection strategy changes with practically every new high profile release.

    As a consequence of this "DVD Shrink" won't work on many DVDs, as it hasn't been updated in years

    This is as much as I am able to publish, as this site does not condone, aid or abet, the contravention of copy protection.

    We do however, offer "DVD Fab", as a download: http://www.techspot.com/downloads/956-dvdfab-decrypter.html Go figure......:rolleyes:


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