[mythtv-users] Ripping DVD's

Bill Chmura Bill at Explosivo.com
Wed Mar 14 21:39:13 UTC 2007

On Wed, 14 Mar 2007 20:08:46 +1100
Bruce Nordstrand <brucen at ksl.com.au> wrote:

> I started ripping my collection of DVD's to hard drive today but space 
> is being eaten at a phenomenal rate.
> Can anyone tell me what the difference would be in both size/quality 
> would be with ripping a DVD with Perfect, Medium or Good?
> For example I have been ripping at Perfect and "Lord of the Rings - The 
> Two Towers", for instance, is 7.0Gb. As you can see, my ripping is 
> filling up my 80Gb drive quite quickly. I know I am going to need more 
> eventually but I didn't think so few DVD's would take up so much space...
> Cheers
> Bruce

The other posts did a great job of mentioning the quality.  Before making too many decisions, try the different levels just to see how long they take.  I can rip a perfect dvd in about 20 minutes.  I've tried some others and they take *significantly* longer.   To the point I would just rather add a larger drive (SATA drives seem to be dirt cheap).   

Happy mything


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