Backing up DVD's in a series without re-typing all the Specs?

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BroMoSeltzer
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Backing up DVD's in a series without re-typing all the Specs?

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NOTE!

I am a Novice to HandBrake and the terminology.

I would like to Back Up DVD's in a series, without re-typing all the Specs?

Example, DVD's 1 thru 10.

If I enter the Spec's for DVD # 1, can I just load 2 thru 10 without entering additional info?

I have not downloaded HandBrake yet.

Windows 7-Pro

I do not have an Activity Log to download yet as I have not installed HandBrake yet.
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Re: Backing up DVD's in a series without re-typing all the Specs?

Post by BroMoSeltzer »

I read the Link you posted regarding (VLC).
I tried it and see how it works.
Thank you for posting it.

I do have a question.
Assume I am copying 10 DVD's that are in a series.
I use (VLC) to determine which Title to copy on DVD # 1.
After I download HandBrake I select that Title and begin the process of copying the 10 DVD's.
Will the remaining 9 DVD's copy the same title as indicated by the first DVD?
If not, will I have to use (VLC) to examine all ten DVD's for the correct item to copy, writing them down to use with HandBrake?
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Re: Backing up DVD's in a series without re-typing all the Specs?

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HB defaults to the longest title, if you want to encode a specific title with no user intervention you would need to script the CLI.
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My intent for wanting to use HB was to avoid having to load / unload DVD's that my wife and I want to view on our TV in the front room.

Having them all on a Hard Drive connected as an HDMI input to the TV would make life simpler.

She is 74 and disabled, I am 76 and lazy.

Sitting at our PC and adding one DVD after another using HB is certainly doable.

I was however, looking for the most efficient way to do it.

Right now, if she wants to view a DVD, she has to load it in our DVR Player, repeating the process every time, over and over.

With them on a Hard Drive, I envisioned her just using the TV's Remote, selecting what she wanted next.

I will download HB and install it today and try and learn how it works.

Thanks for your feedback, especially the write up on using (VLC) was very easy to understand and use.
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The "lazy" way to do that is to use a proper ripping tool to create files, then use the command line interface and a batch file to process the raw files.

There's examples in the CLI section on doing exactly what you want.
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Re: Backing up DVD's in a series without re-typing all the Specs?

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Time for a Netflix subscription?
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If you can just rip with makemkv and play that.
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Wow, lots of great feedback!

So far and being lazy, I will give the makemkv a try.

I will report back tomorrow.
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VideoRedo is a paid solution that will do what you want easily, using Batch Queue.
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Tried makemkv last night.
I learned that it makes a copy of a video or videos individually and also makes on video that contains all the videos combined.
After hours of 'studying', I figured out I could un-check the function that creates the combined video.
Minus the 'studying', my PC spent about four hours of copying.
After copying each disc I found out I needed to re-name the copies so they would not be over written.
Makemvk uses a numbering schema that starts with 0 and progresses up each and every time, causing potential over writes on the next copy.
Once I realized this I began re-numbering starting with 00 and adding the name of the video episode.
So far, five disc's copied creating 8 episodes on my PC Hard Drive.
Five more to go some time later today when I recover from the intense studying I did last night.
Thanks again for this solution.
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I will take a look at VideoRedo today and check out how affordable it is.
Thanks for the referral!
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I took a quick look at VideoReDo.
WOW, it has a lot of features / stuff that it does.
I believe a person, a novice like me, could spend a lifetime learning the language and applying it's features.
It's also 'pricey', in my estimation, for what I am looking to do.
Certainly, it would automate some of what I have been doing, last night, and help avoid errors.
For the very limited amount of materials I am working with, I will have to take a pass on it.
Thanks again.
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