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Since: 16.4.02
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Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard! Good luck to those down south.

So I finally succumbed to the iPod revolution and snagged me an 80 GB video iPod. Me likey.

I bought and downloaded Star Trek: The Motion Picture off of iTunes, and loved how it came with chapter breaks, just like a regular DVD.

But now, when I look for a software program that will do the same thing for putting DVDs I've already bought onto my video iPod, they just come out as one big file with NO CHAPTER BREAKS. Just one long movie. You gotta sit there and fast-forward like it's a VHS tape.

So knowing that I know nothing, I humbly ask the citizens of The W...anybody know a good Windows program (free would be good, but if it works, it's worth paying for) that will rip my commercial DVDs and still give me chapter breaks (yet still burn the movie as one .MP4 file) on my video iPod?

Thanks, gang...and feel free to bash me and my stupidity.




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Since: 7.2.02

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The only program I've used (with limited success, I might add) is Handbrake.

I *think* that my issues had more to do with the hardware I was running this on, and less to do with the program itself. They've also released two updates since I last gave this a go. And I was trying to rip a training video that's on DVD for work, and that video, for some reason, just isn't liked by all sorts of programs.


Edit: Prompted by your questions, I re-tried Handbrake on our latest system (iMac 2.4ghz Intel Dual Core), and it worked without a hitch - although it took a little over 90 minutes for a 45 minute DVD.

(edited by Leroy on 27.3.08 0046)


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Since: 16.4.02
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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.25
Welcome home, men of the 2nd Bn, 127th Inf, 32d "Red Arrow" Brigade, WI Army Nat'l Guard! Good luck to those down south.

Looks like you found my solution, sir.

Handbrake, in conjunction with DVD43 ripping software, does the job (including those elusive chapters)...it just takes FOREVER. A 90-min. DVD performance of the Rat Pack in St. Louis in '65 is taking over 6 hours to rip.

Then again, I am doing it at the highest possible quality. So I just do 'em overnight. (Set it and forget it...take that, Ronco!) :-)

Anyway, you saved my keister. Many thanks!!!




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#4 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.13
    Originally posted by The Thrill
    Handbrake, in conjunction with DVD43 ripping software, does the job (including those elusive chapters)...it just takes FOREVER. A 90-min. DVD performance of the Rat Pack in St. Louis in '65 is taking over 6 hours to rip.


Save for a blazing fast processor, I'm not sure there is a trivial solution for the time issue. The computer I initially tried this on has an Athlon XP1600+ processor - and I was literally looking at 8+ hours for a 22 minute rip (with all sorts of problems with the resulting video file).

Glad it worked out, though.




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