Organize Chapters On A Ripped Video

When you rip video from a DVD or VCD, the video rips as a disk image file, or ISO, in most programs. This one file contains the information files, video files and backup files for the disk, but does not provide editing abilities. To do any editing of the ripped video, such as organizing chapters, you must pull the video files from the ISO. Once the videos are separated, you can organize them as you wish.


1. Download an extraction program, such as WinRAR or WinZIP, either of which can be downloaded for free and can be used to extract the files from a ripped ISO file. Once you download the program, double-click the “exe” file in the “Downloads” folder and follow the screens that come up to install the program.

2. Open the folder that the ripped ISO video is saved in on your hard drive. Go to “Start,” “My Computer,” click the drive on which the ripped video is stored and navigate through the folders to the folder in which the file is stored.

3. Right-click the ISO file and choose “Extract” in the menu that comes up. All the files stored in the ISO are pulled from the ISO file and saved separately in the same folder.

4. Create a folder within the current folder by right-clicking in any blank space in the folder, hovering over “New” and clicking on “Folder.” Name the folder something that makes it easy to recognize, like “Reorganized DVD.” Click on each DVD file that extracted from the ISO, hold down the mouse button and drag the file into the new folder.

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5. Change the names of the files in the folder so that they appear in the order in which you want to organize them by right-clicking the file and choosing “Rename.” If you want to move the fifth video file to the first position in the folder, rename the file something like “1 Chapter,” for instance, to place it at the top of the chapter list. Continue changing file names in this manner until you have renamed all the files to put them in the order that you want.