Just copied a DVD and the file size is...

Discussion in 'iPad General Discussions' started by Sharkbait, May 17, 2011.

  1. Sharkbait

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    1.2gb (for about a 1.30min dvd). I used handbrake with the iPad preset and switched off the 'large file' option.
    Does this sound about right? I'd like smaller file sizes if they still looked OK.
     
  2. sjleworthy

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    1-1.5gig for a typical iPad movie is normal :)
     
  3. cypress

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    Would just using Handbrake work for ripping a dvd? I am trying to get this right myself.

    I was thinking to do DVD Decrypter first and then use Handbrake after that to set it to iPad.
     
  4. Sharkbait

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    I did the conversion on a XP box.
    I used DVD43 to decrypt the DVD on the fly while Handbrake did the conversion. DVD43 simply needs installing and then it runs automatically when needed in the background.
    I also have VLC installed - I'm not sure if that's needed.

    Thanks for the file size info. I'll stick with those settings then
     
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    I don't put movies on my iPad because I have an Airvideo server set up, but in all the fiddling to get the best size and codec for streaming that from a PC and also being decent quality played locally on that PC over a 46" TV, I ended up with WMV at 1500kbps. The result is about what you have - 1-1.5GB for an average feature film.
     
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    I backup my dvd movies with dvd fab by using the clone mode.
     
  7. cypress

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    Reason why i asked my question was a member by the name of wot_fan said that the method of DVD Decrypter plus Handbrake was the method that really worked for him. I ripped a movie with the DVD Decrypter program last night, and the file size was 7.48 GB. But I haven't tried encoding it yet wit Handbrake to see if that would work, and also bring down the file size using the iPad preset.
     

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