Extract Video From A Home Dvd

Extracting the video from a DVD is done by ripping the DVD to your computer then encoding the data, so you can view it with common media players. Extracting video from a home movie is simple because home DVDs don’t have copy protection to bypass when ripping. Extracting video on your computer is useful if you want quick access without finding, inserting and then playing your DVD. You also can transfer video from your computer to a portable media device, so you can watch your home DVD on the move.

Instructions

Extracting Video with HandBrake

1. Download HandBrake, Macintosh-compatible freeware. Double-click the downloaded installer to begin setup. Once setup is complete, click “Start,” then “All Programs” and “HandBrake” to launch the application.

2. Insert your home DVD to the disc drive. Click “Detected Volume” in HandBrake, then click “Open.” Click the “Title” drop-down menu and choose the longest title. Typically a home DVD will only have one title (as they lack special features), so you might not have a choice.

3. Click the “Codecs” drop-down menu and choose “MPEG-4 Video” for standard quality ripping or “AVC/H.264 Video” for higher definition ripping. Click “Browse” and choose a folder for your extracted video to be stored.

4. Click the “Target size” button in “Quality” and choose a file size for your extracted video. The higher the file size the better quality the rip.

5. Click “Rip” to begin extracting your home DVD to a video file on your computer.

Extracting Video with FairUse Wizard

6. Download FairUse Wizard, which is freeware. Double-click the downloaded installer to begin setup. Once setup is complete, click “Start,” then “All Programs” and “FairUse Wizard” to launch the application.

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7. Insert your home DVD to the disc drive. Click “Browse” next to “Folder” and choose a folder for your project. Click “Next.” Click “OK” to select the DVD drive as the source of extraction.

8. Click “Next” on the streams window. Home DVDs typically only will have one multimedia stream. Click “Next” once the DVD has ripped to your computer. Click “Next” again to go to the editing sections. Click “Auto Detect” and then “Next” again.

9. Click “XviD” (for an older format, lower quality rip) or “x264” (for a higher definition, new codec rip). Click “Size” and specify a target file size for your video. Click “Next” to begin extracting your home DVD to a video file.

Extracting Video with meGUI

10. Download freeware meGUI, AviSynth and the .Net Framework. First double-click the .Net Framework installer to set up, then the AviSynth installer. Finally double-click the downloaded meGUI file to begin set up. Once setup is complete, click “Start,” then “All Programs” and “meGUI” to launch the application.

11. Insert your home DVD to the disc drive. Click “Tools” and then “D2V Creator.” Click the “…” button, locate your home DVD, double-click the “Video_TS” folder and then select the first .VOB file in that folder. Double click it to open it to MeGUI. Click “Demux all Audio Tracks” if the “Track1” and “Track2” fields don’t contain any data. Click “Queue.”

12. Click “Save” once the AviSynth script creator opens. Click “Browse” next to “Video Output” and choose a location for your video to go. Click the “Codec” drop-down menu and click “XviD.” Click “AutoEncode.”

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13. Click the “Container” drop-down menu and choose a file format. Typically users will choose a “AVI” container, but if you want to playback your video in iTunes, click “MP4.” Click “Queue” to begin extracting the home DVD data to a video file.