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Old 02-20-2013, 01:40 AM   #1  
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Default Speedy way to rip to a htpc?

I've a decent stash of dvd, bd's and such.

Short of a kalidescape, I'd like to put them all on a server with metadata and at stock res.

The collection with cd's ( mine and the brides ) numbers well over, well too dang many to sit and feed the tray.

A good answer here might be what I'm already pondering which is to just pass on the hassle and when I move, build a huge wall rack or spinning dealies.....

I've looked at the ripping/transcoding/hard and software and to date, other than a kscape, nothing is leading me towards buying a kilobuck worth of terrabytes and another 5 large on the programs, box, cpu power supply etc. to say nothing of the actual time loading and ripping the disks.

If there is a magic bullet out there that sure does not show up on a thourough google, I'm ready and willing to listen.

Thanks guys and btw, unless streaming through a wifi arrangement with provide glitch free and clean viewing, I'm really looking to hard wire this setup anyway.

Thanks again,

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Old 02-20-2013, 01:18 PM   #2  
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For SD DVDs I use AnyDVD and VideoReDo. The AnyDVD will allow the VIDEO_TS files to be loaded into VideoReDo. Then using the join function in VideoReDo a file containing the movie can be generated with the movie name and, say, a mpg extension. These files can be played in Windows Media Center, Windows Media Player, Plex media player or XBMC media player and results in the minimum amount of storage required.

Now for the metadata I assume you mean fanart and such which Plex or XBMC media players will automatically retrieve over the internet.

This can be a really big job before you get it done, so I'd try downloading some trial software for free before spending any money. Anyway you look at it, the largest investment will be the time.

By the way if you get a WDTV Live media player, it can be used as the "brain" for your network storage device. A 8-port USB hub can be used on the USB port to allow, say, 8 1TB drives to be attached. You can access the drives over your LAN to both R&W from your PC. Plus it will be able to play the files, if desired. I use mine just as a network storage device.

Anyway, if you could make a list of the features you want in the finished system, better information can be supplied. Especially the metadata you want.
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Old 02-20-2013, 07:32 PM   #3  
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Thanks Boss!

I have seen and read the um's of the programs you describe. No doubt, when correctly enabled all would work.

My problem is that I have had through the calibration biz, hands on experience with k scape. What a breeze. I guess it it just that I would like to achieve as a final product exactly what that device allows.

I do like the separation of the data to several/many terrabyte hds and I can percieve that I may be able to rip as many dvd at one time as I have dvd players. I may have to dust them off... But I think I may have 6 or so.

The wd live acting as the hub is definitely a front runner. Problem is that I may have amased over the years, more than I wish to chew, so to speak.

I do appreciate your skillset and ideas though. It is just that in the long run, it may well save me time to just shop in my shop for a film- plug it into a player and hit play.

At least until k scape hits the $3k market instead of the huge bucks they want (and perhaps deserve) now.

Thanks Rbinck,

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I'm a big fan of using AnyDVD HD and MyMovies. I just pop in the disc, MyMovies sees it and I click a button and the title is copied to my server. I have an HTPC in my living room that also has MyMovies installed, which has a nice little plugin to WMC, so I get all the metadata and covers. I also have a Dune Prime player which works perfectly with it, too.
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mymovies is probably a good choice starting from scratch combined with Windows Media Center or one of the other media players it works with like plex or xbmc or the one you mentioned.

I use Windows Media Center myself because the cable tuner I use only works with it.

It had been a while since I first tried the mymovie software and determined earlier that it was not for me. I decided to give it another try since kegobeer mentioned it and was surprised to see they had integrated it with Windows Media Center as well as several other popular media players. I am using Hauppauge cable card tuners and they only work with Windows Media Center, so using mymovies to collect the files required for medidata and thumbnails seemed to be a good idea.

The first problem I ran into is Windows Media Center needs to have each indivdual movie stored in a separate folder with the movie name the name of the folder like would happen if DVDs were ripped. Unfortunately, I had several movies combined in common folders, so I had to create a folder for each movie and move the movie file into them. With nearly 500 movies, that was a bit of work. The movie files I have were either recordings made with either an OTA tuner card, a cable tuner or via my Hauppauge 1212 video capture device and all of these devices make a single video file compared to the DVD format that has multiple files for each movie.

Once I had reformatted the hard disks to put the movies into separate folders, I used the import folders method of reading my hard drives and about half of the movies were wrong. For example, "The Man Without a Face" was considered to be "The Year Without Santa Claus." The only common words in the two titles was the and without. So then I had to use the manual lookup, "Change Title Source and Data," for those that came out wrong. I may have not choose the strict selection forcing an exact match on the titles.

Now that I have the data done for my collection it is a very nice addition to Windows Media Center and I can get rid of the links to XBMC.
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No one mentioned Handbrake for doing the rips?
Great little program for doing the actual rips, as for steaming I have no clue.
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No one mentioned Handbrake for doing the rips?
Great little program for doing the actual rips, as for steaming I have no clue.
There are some issues ripping DVDs and Blu-rays with handbrake. Removing DRM is a problem, see: Wiki for Handbrake.
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There are some issues ripping DVDs and Blu-rays with handbrake. Removing DRM is a problem, see: Wiki for Handbrake.
It is still a good free solution especially for older movies.
There are programs that remove the protection.
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It is still a good free solution especially for older movies.
There are programs that remove the protection.
I would imagine that it would work with AnyDVD installed, but the OP would just have to be aware of that.

Does handbrake make a single file containing the movie or does it use the VIDEO_TS files in a separate folder?
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I would imagine that it would work with AnyDVD installed, but the OP would just have to be aware of that.

Does handbrake make a single file containing the movie or does it use the VIDEO_TS files in a separate folder?
You can rip to mkv, mp4 etc or .iso I believe.
Here is all you need to know about handbrake..
https://trac.handbrake.fr/wiki/HandBrakeGuide
I haven't used it in a while since my PC doesn't have a disk drive anymore so I am a bit rusty.
I forgot which DRM remover I used to use and didn't know if I could post that stuff here or not.
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That's what I remember that handbrake is not a ripper, but a video converter. It could be a great accessory for people that want to re-encode Blu-ray video so it does not consume as much disk space.
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