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Old January 6th, 2005, 02:06 PM   #1
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Making DivX files

Hi,

I have a KISS DP-1500 DVD player with WiFi + Ethernet connection. It can play MP3/MPEG2/4/DivX through the net. So now I have a plan of converting my child-DVD-movies into DivX files and store them on my HDD. This way my daughter won't have to ruin the original discs when she wants to see a film. I thought DivX was a broad and widely used format - and was very surprised that the tools available for creating DivX files are so buggy and crude. I have had most success with Dr.DivX 1.06 - but event this rather fine program is bug-ridden. When opening a complex VOB file ( with menus.. ) it loops forever + many times it can't find the audio at first try ( then I'll have to go through the wizard again and again...until finally - we have sound :-)

So now I wonder if you know any better program for converting DVD VOB -> DivX, with subtitles would be very nice - but without is okay ( since my daughter can't read yet, she is just 2.5 years old ).

Cheers,

Lazze Z
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Old January 6th, 2005, 11:13 PM   #2
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Try to search for info here: http://www.videohelp.com/tools?s=30#30
Fair Use Wizard is highly rated but to be honest I haven't tried any of this tools.
I've used Ulead Video Factory 2.5 (there are guides how to do it on the DivX page itself) but for TV MPEG2 recordings. Don't know and haven't had the time to work on a full DVD backup with the menus intakt but I'm considering to do it in the future.

You can check also the guides: http://www.videohelp.com/guides.php?...lect=6;33#6;33

There is not single answer and each tool that is good for one can be bad for others. So you are on your own to find out what works best for you!
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Old January 7th, 2005, 05:08 AM   #3
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Hello Bogdan,

Thanks for your input! I'll check out the tools at videohelp! Alas, many of them are "home hacks" which are hard to get working and they often rely on other applications for doing the real work!

Regards,

Lazze
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Old January 7th, 2005, 08:50 AM   #4
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Lars, if you look well they do list all possible sotware existing on the Eart - paid or free.
The problem is that the variaty is so big that it will take you quite long to figure it out what works for you.
Often the paid soft is inferior to some free options (you said you had problems with Dr. DivX)
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