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Quickie question about VOB ripping

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Just a question if anyone has preferences on how to rip a VOB out to MPEG2 without loss of quality. I'm looking for an tool to extract the official V-SE boxset and do some work with it. Also, my experience in editing has mostly been in AE, but it HATES Mpeg2...any thoughts on editing software?
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go to www.videohelp.com there are rippers there that you can download also www.dvdshrink.org is a great tool.
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DVD shrink is great for ripping an entire DVD, or specific segments thereof. After that, Vobrater is great for splitting Vobs into component parts.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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As far as I can tell, DVDShrink just copies over the VOBs. Am I missing something in the settings? What I'm really looking for is something that will extract an MPEG2 file losslessly from the official DVD, so I can make my edits with frame accuracy. The best method I have figured out so far is to rip the discs with DVD Decrypter, then pretend I'm authoring a new disc in NTI DVD Maker Gold, which converts the VOBs to MPEGs if you tell it to. It's kinda clumsy, adn I'd rather do it all in one step if possible. The project as it's looking right now is a stop-gap compromise between the official DVDs and whatever/whenever they get around to releasing the original theatrical cuts of the films. I'm cutting a few objectionable scenes, replacing a couple with the, apparently, remastered original stuff on the bonus disc, correcting the bizzare speed on the opening title card, and adding about 3-5 seconds of new animation in one spot.
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"As far as I can tell, DVDShrink just copies over the VOBs. Am I missing something in the settings?"

No. This is why I mentioned using Vobrator - it'll extract the MPEG from the VOB for you.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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Ah, cool, I misunderstooded. Thanx! Any suggestions for editing software? Like I said, I'm a fan of AE, but it hates big files and hates MPEG2...
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I love Vegas 5. You can download and use it free for 30 days. In fact, you can drop the VOB straight in, and edit as is. (You will have to extract the audio, though, but that's easy. I use AC32PCM for quicky jobs.)

Hey! Turn on your PMs.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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Originally posted by: MeBeJedi
I love Vegas 5. You can download and use it free for 30 days. In fact, you can drop the VOB straight in, and edit as is. (You will have to extract the audio, though, but that's easy. I use AC32PCM for quicky jobs.)


I had no idea about the ability to edit VOB's with Vegas.

Oh, and about my 'promise', don't worry I haven't forgotten. I don't really have a computer, as this is an old HDD I had to boot up because my brand new 250 GB drive got attacked by a virus onslaught and changed the file system to FAT12. Thus, all the files are in there but I can't get the computer to agree with PartitionMagic that the drive is indeed bigger than 10.0 MB.
The Jedi are all but extinct.......
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Dude, that sucks. Too bad you got hit by the virus before giving me those files.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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Brutal, I've been fighting off about 95 incredibly aggressive spyware problems the last few days which have brought my system to a virtual standstill.
Just tried Vegas, and it seems promising indeed! A little weird getting used to it after working in AE, but it looks like it may do the trick. The only problem I've got with it really is that I haven't yet been able to advance footage frame by frame to make cuts. It seems to look through MPEG2s and VOBS by I,B, or Ps, which skip a few frame of film. It's also got some really nice filters (thinking of adding a little bit of grain or softness onto some of the CG shots which are staying in, as is, everybody knows how badly they conflict with the original footage). Thanks for the advice!
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You have to zoom in on the footage to advance frame-by-frame. Click on a segment and push the up arrow on your keyboard a few times.

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: Sadly, I believe the prequels are beyond repair.
<span class=“Bold”>JediRandy: They’re certainly beyond any repair you’re capable of making.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>MeBeJedi: You aren’t one of us.
<span class=“Bold”>Go-Mer-Tonic: I can’t say I find that very disappointing.</span></span>

<span class=“Italics”>JediRandy: I won’t suck as much as a fan edit.</span>

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Thanks, that's a help! Well, I'm a happy puppy now! I was all worried that LFL screwed with the timing of the Greedo sequence when they did the SE cut of the film. THANK GOD!!! All they did was drop in that horrendous extra shot! I thought this sequence was going to be the biggest challenge to put back together, but I'm watching it loop right now in all its DVD-quality glory! Just gotta asemble the audio now (which I imagine IS going to be a little trickier), and the first segment of the project will be done.
Where did you find AC32PCM? I've done a google search for it, but don't get a single hit...