View Full Version : How to strip DVDs...

05-09-04, 18:40
Hi! http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

I own dvds at home which I would like to be able to somehow copy and place as real player format /quicktime's .mov format and place it on my nokia n-gage's memory card, so that I can view movies with the built-in Real One Player.

I hope that this is legal, http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif as I payed for the dvds. Is there any software (that's not too hard to use) that can do this? Does this exist? Does anyone maybe have any experience in such a thing?

Thanks for the help http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif Larasfrend

05-09-04, 19:17
The legal issues are grey at best. I can't imagine you being able to compress them so small to go on to your phone. And I'm not aware of encoding to the formats you mention. But it must be possible. You might like to try www.everwicked.com (http://www.everwicked.com) and www.doom9.org (http://www.doom9.org) to start you off. Maybe you will find something.

05-09-04, 21:17
Well first off you will need a DVD ripper, but off hand i think its safe to say that they are illegal, once you've ripped them, they can stored in many formats, i myself have not tried it, and as Net says the file will be hurrendously large to say the least.

05-09-04, 21:47
wow never heard of anyone attempting to do this. I know with RMVB which is real media variable bitrate you can get movies down to less than 200MB tho the quality isn't that great. When compressing movies, to keep the quality decent the average file size is around 700MB with divx/xvid. I suppose you could them convert to rmvb, how you do this I have no idea. It would also depend on how fast the n-gage's processor is.

[ 05. September 2004, 22:48: Message edited by: laracroft8290 ]

06-09-04, 06:23
128 MB is the limit. :D So I'll forget the movie idea, but maybe a 22 minute long FRIENDS episode? :D

On the nokia ngage official forums people talk about how they do that, but I suppose they have a HUGE memory card worth a couple of 100 dollars, which I'm not gonna spend, just to watch my 20 dollar movie on my phone... But also I was thinking about the transfer via Bluetooth- it'd take a few days to transfer the movie onto my phone. (Really- It's soooooooooooooo slow- for a 8 minute movie I waited forever). http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/yikes.gif
[edit- OK wait, trying the 'user friendly' ripper from that 1st site hahahah this is user-friendly?] :confused:

[ 06. September 2004, 07:30: Message edited by: larasfrend ]

06-09-04, 17:15
OK.... boosty http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

06-09-04, 17:45
Well I did say I couldn't imagine you doing it. I know that ripping a DVD takes a long time. Then come the encoding to another format takes a seeming age to complete too. One film can take all day to do. If you think it takes too long simply to transfer something to your phone, you are not going to want to rip DVD's. Hm, 128MB lmao, no I'm not surprised you've decided to give it a miss. The film would look appalling.

09-09-04, 17:34
Thanks Net and everyone for your help. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/smile.gif

Ugh... I hate bluetooth anyway. It's sooo slow. I just guess I'll stuff my phone with mp3s. I can't believe that people on the ngage forums where actually saying that they did this every few days, so they could watch 'perfectly fine quality' movies.... Liars. I hate that forum anyway- I try to always avoid using it because I know it takes a week of begging someone to reply your thread, before you actually get a response. ANd if you're lucky to get one- it's a blunt sharp one. I hate that.

It just reminds me how nice everyone here is. :D http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/grouphug.gif

09-09-04, 17:47
He he, well i rip DVD's etc and it takes me about mmmmm, couple of hours i think. And about the same to burn i think! And thats using my laptop!