How to Create aXXo Quality DVD Rips

by Karthik on August 11, 2008 · 153 comments

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DVD movies are the best way to pass time while you are at home and have nothing else to do. There are times though when the DVD you rented at the local DVD store has to be returned within 24 hours and you want to watch the movie again and again. In such situations ripping the DVD’s is the best way to go.

If you have been a P2P torrents user for any length of time, I’m sure you’ve heard of aXXo. A lot of people are in love with him and his releases on the internet (including me as well). The quality of his rips are always spot on, and many people have asked me to how he creates such wonderful rips at 700mb which is insanely small.

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photo credit: ryoichitanaka’s

Sometime in the past aXXo had stopped releasing new movies, and many users were angry. Well you can’t blame him, because he had his own reasons. The purpose of this Hack Attack though is to reduce your dependency on guys like aXXo.

Its as simple as going to a DVD rental store or site, getting the DVD and creating a perfect 700mb DVD rip for the rest of us to enjoy. You don’t need to depend on guys like aXXo anymore.

Without further delay, lets get started with the process, of creating your super small high quality DVD Rip. Here are the tools you will require to get started’

Install the above softwares, just like you would install any other software, and then grab yourself a cup of caffeine before you proceed. I am going to split this guide into two parts. Lets get started with the first part.

PART 1 : Ripping the DVD to your Hard Disk

Ripping DVD

Step 1

Fire up DVD Decrypter. It should like the screenshot above. Insert your DVD in your DVD drive and select the appropriate drive as Source, and a folder on your hard disk as the destination with atleast 3-4GB of free space.

Step 2

As you can see in my screenshot, my DVD doesn’t have any region protection, copy protection and RCE protection. It might not be the same with your DVD, and you need to get rid of the protection schemes.

To get rid of the protection schemes, click tools from the menu bar and select settings. The settings dialog should now appear. Now tick the ‘Remove Macrovision Protection’ check box, this will remove the Macrovision flag of the VOB files on the disc. RCE
Protection Region should be set to the region your drive (or standalone DVD player) has.

You can find the regions below :

  • Region 1 – 1: U.S., Canada, U.S. Territories
  • Region 2 – Japan, Europe, South Africa, and Middle East (including Egypt)
  • Region 3 – Southeast Asia and East Asia (including Hong Kong)
  • Region 4 – Australia, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Central America, Mexico, South America, and the Caribbean
  • Region 5 – Eastern Europe (Former Soviet Union), Indian subcontinent, Africa, North Korea, and Mongolia
  • Region 6 – Peoples Republic of China
  • Region 7 ‘ Reserved
  • Region 8 – Special international venues (airplanes, cruise ships, etc.)

See the following screenshot for a clearer picture of what you are supposed to do.

Removing DVD Protection

Step 3

Now that you are done with everything, you are ready to rip the DVD to your disk. Make sure the drive containing your destination folder has enough free space on it. Select all the files on the right column if they aren’t already selected and hit the Start button as highlighted in the screenshot below.

Ripping DVD

It should complete ripping after a while and you should see something like this’

Ripping DVD

Yup that is it, you are done with the first part. Now that you have the ripped files on your disk, you can test them on your media player and when you are satisfied you can eject the DVD. Now lets proceed with part 2 of this guide’

Part 2 : Compressing the DVD to AVI format

Compresing DVD

Open up Auto GK. It should like the one shown above. Basically this is where all the action happens. I’ll guide you through the process of choosing the best settings through to the last step where you can watch your 700MB rip.

Lets continue then’

Step 4

Compresing DVD Compresing DVD

(Click on the screenshots to enlarge)

Locate the input file from the folder you used to store the rips in DVD Decrypter’ Here’s how you select the file. In the Open dialog box, select the details view. The input file that we are going to select is an *.IFO file.

As you can see from my screenshot VTS_00_0.IFO has three .VOB files under it with the maximum size, which means this is the movie we’re looking for. Select the IFO to proceed.

Now give the output file, whatever name you need to give by clicking the Output file field.

Step 5

Compresing DVD

As you can see from the screenshot above, the program lists the available subtitles and Audio tracks. On my DVD there are no subtitles, and there is only one Audio track, so I will select that.

On most DVD’s you have 2 Channel Sound (2ch), Surround Sound (6ch). I’d prefer Surround sound over normal 2 channel if available simply because they sound much better.

Now select the Target (Output) Size. I have selected 700MB here. Generally speaking, higher the size you select, the more clearer the picture is on the DVD will be.

Now click Advanced Settings button to show the Advanced Options window as shown.

Compresing DVD

Configure the settings as shown in the Screenshot. Choose XviD over DivX because it gives you higher compression for same quality compared to DivX.

Step 6

Compresing DVD

Now that you have finished configuring everything, just click the Add Job button and the Start button to start the conversion/compression process.

Just grab yourself some coffee, if you have finished the one you took before getting started. The compression process will take quite a while, so you could even have a nice nap meanwhile.

Note : You won’t much activity in Auto GK itself. A lot of programs will load including a couple of command prompt windows, do their jobs and exit. This is completely normal so don’t bother messing around with anything.

That’s it guys! You have made your first aXXo like DVD Rip!

Please share with is in the comments how the process went. I’ll be gald to hear your opinions out.

P.S : I am trying out a variety of settings, so I will write a follow up post sometime in the future detailing them as well.

If you have any ideas or suggestions please share with us in the comments ‘

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Mike Ryan August 11, 2008 at 10:45 pm

Heh, I love aXXo rips. They are spot on awesome and the fact that his name is now branded upone a method is just cool.

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David Guinan August 12, 2008 at 12:13 am

Thanks for this always wondered how they get the rips so small my goog quality ones are always well over a gig thank you

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Multi-Monitor Computer August 12, 2008 at 7:07 am

axxo was the bomb! I wondered where he went. I use DIVX. Anyway, your blog is great! I will definitely be back!

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Thomas August 12, 2008 at 10:31 am

There is nothing like autoGK as far as ease and quality.
I’m always travelling so there was no other option that backing up all my DVD’s to my portable hard drive, in order to always have my favorite movies with me.

Great guide

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Chris P August 12, 2008 at 2:13 pm

XviD lets you do 2-pass encoding, it takes longer but you get the best picture quality for the smallest file size.

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saga August 12, 2008 at 2:58 pm

It’s nice to have high quality rips. However, if one is doing this themselves why not make DVD-R copies? Pretty much all computers have DVD-R drives these days and the media isn’t that much more expensive than CD-R’s either. Add to that a person can still play it on their comp or their DVD player on a larger screen with minimal compression (if any) needed.

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David Guinan August 13, 2008 at 12:05 am

Saga: because copying dvds is illegal so technically you cant just sling a blank disc in and if you was going away on holiday and you wanted to take say 10 movies with you and your laptop you would run out of space in your bagage taking 10 boxes or risk damaging them in plastic wallets where all you need is 7 gig on your hard drive and you can carry 10 movies anyway. you may also want to edit or batch movies if your into that

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Jack August 13, 2008 at 7:01 am

Great post, I can sometimes not find movies for my Media Center PC online, this way I can rent them and still keep it in my Movie library while not losing space or quality, awesome site, every hack attack Rocks!

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Aravind Jose T. August 13, 2008 at 7:16 am

I used FairUSE Wizard till now for ripping DVDs into Quality-700MB rips.

I’m perfectly satisfied with FairUSE, as it does all by itself.
With that, there is no need for DVD Decrypter.

You just have to select the DVD Drive and set the conversion rules (as we did in AutoGK).

But, the tutorial is nice, and I’ll surely use this, if ever, FairUSE fails.

N.B. A tutorial on ripping DVDs using FairUSE, could be found on my blog.

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Delighted August 14, 2008 at 4:56 am

Thanks for the guide!
You really helped me out!

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DanielS August 14, 2008 at 11:46 am

While I too love my xvid rips. I’ve found that using the newer h.264 codec even for normal dvd rips (normal being DVD-R not HD/Blueray which is where the h.264 codec was really intended for) the video quality is far superior. I’ve made a side by side copy. autogk set to 700MB and used Staxrip http://www.planetdvb.net/staxrip/ set to encode a 700MB file and the quality was still better. Like noticably better.

While I still use the Xvid codec when it’s called for via site rules, I encoded to h.264 for my personal collection.

B.T.W. I only used the 700MB setting for staxrip for the side by side comparison I still prefer a slightly larger encode for quality settings and use the mp4 container for compatability with a larger base of devices.

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varun August 14, 2008 at 6:35 pm

Quite a method dude…
I wonder why did u choose to tell us.. U could have been the next AxxO and earned a millions :) )

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ArchAngel August 16, 2008 at 7:21 am

I am curious to know if compressing down to 700mb loses any quality and would a 1080P LCD show these imperfections.

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FireFox August 18, 2008 at 1:55 am

Archangel, a 1080 vertical lines screen would have to upscale the whole image. In facto you will see ‘errors’ larger. Ofcourse quality is lost. However this is only visible if you really go and compare still images of the same sequence.

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FireFox August 18, 2008 at 5:38 pm

I like this tutorial, really I do, but what about us linux guys? Is there a similar way to compress to h264 in let’s say Ubuntu. I’d be happy to see that:)

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xroblade August 19, 2008 at 10:47 am

I think you did axxo a favor doing this cause he wont get prosecuted if everyone is doing it. Just like the music industry :)

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projectgrafix August 21, 2008 at 11:51 pm

Yea man I am also a fan of aXXo and download without reading comments, his name is enough! Thanks for telling how we can make such fine DVD rips, I was thinking to do so but didn’t knew where to start.

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Dave August 25, 2008 at 6:48 am

In Step 2 you didn’t say what to do if the copy protection comes up with something. For example this DVD i just threw in reads: CSS/CPPM

Any ideas?

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someguy August 28, 2008 at 1:18 am

Or you could just use DVD Shrink 3.1. . . . .

It’s really simple to use, and I’ve been able to burn any dvd with it.

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James August 28, 2008 at 12:37 pm

Hey! I’m from New Zealand (that little island next to Australia that we like to call a country). :)

I’m a programmer in Visual Basic and I’m wondering if you’d be interested in me creating a way to automate all of this, hit me back on this. I’ll check back weekly. :)

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Cybersupam August 31, 2008 at 6:09 am

This is very simple to use, but still quality gets some way lower than axxo,..In this way axxo is great.
I also use Yasa VOB-AVI converter n select its size to 700 mb,..as well nice tools like Vidsplitter n Divx Converter

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Cybersupam August 31, 2008 at 6:16 am

Yup again really Vidsplitter is also a free n easy tool to compress VOB files to 700mb avi files. Thats what I found lets us to customise size of the output file, n the remaining it does itself. So give a try to it!

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Bill Williams September 2, 2008 at 11:26 am

Just use FairUse wizard. It gives you all the tools of the mentioned software, all rolled up in n00b format.

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shrek412 September 3, 2008 at 11:46 am

many many thanx…………..

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ClaudioX September 4, 2008 at 5:35 am

How about some Mac software?

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ONe321 September 4, 2008 at 5:03 pm

I just converted scary movie 4, the quality is great but there is a probelm with the sound, the film is lagging behind the sound which means that you can hear the sound before you the movie on the screen,

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Kekabu September 12, 2008 at 6:17 am

i used the autoGk software but the output still not the same like axxo. the quality still lower (sharpness & clear) . usually axxo version got the DIVX logo on the bottom right corner .. mine one dont have

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Robert September 13, 2008 at 12:51 am

once i have copied the dvd to my hard drive,
can i just select all and burn to a dual layer disc?
or is part 2 an important step?
im not looking to compress, ill be using dual layer discs.

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Tanay September 14, 2008 at 10:49 pm

Thanks a lot for your post, it really helped a lot.

I was wondering that normally the movie is in parts, many VOB and IFO files.

So how to merge them into 1 file like aXXo does?

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Curtis September 16, 2008 at 8:36 am

@ ROBERT – I have a program called DVDFab, which copies the disc and can burn it all in one step, the quality remains high, so there’s no need for the second step. Try and download the full version from a torrent site. The full version is called DVDFab Platinum. I have burned a fair amount of DVD’s and have never had problems with quality.

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Michael Garmahis September 25, 2008 at 9:05 am

I doubt that automatic gives you perfect quality, it’s all about tweaking settings.

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Tarquin October 3, 2008 at 6:45 am

My rip did not have an IFO file, what now?

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Zero October 5, 2008 at 10:10 am

Thanks for a great info.

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Dibyajyoti Deb October 6, 2008 at 5:14 pm

pretty nice article up there, i wanna know will leaving anything unchanged in advanced option change the aspect ratio.
How to crop the file to smaller resolution like 640X480 or 546 X 328

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Dustin October 28, 2008 at 3:49 pm

Nice, I tried it out with one of my DVD’s.. everything went fine except for the audio syncing. In the beginning of the DVD it looks okay but later, the lips of the people don’t go together with what they’re saying.. like a sort of lag between audio and video. I don’t know what’s wrong here. But thanks for sharing.

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Andy November 4, 2008 at 5:39 pm

aXXo actually uses DivX compression

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REX December 1, 2008 at 5:50 am

This is great. It’s just what I was looking for. Thank you.

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superawesomecooldude December 9, 2008 at 9:08 am

Are you sure he uses this method? I tried AutoGK but it doesn’t produce the same quality as aXXo’s. Maybe aXXo uses blue-ray discs because AutoGK doesn’t produce the beautiful quality of aXXo from dvd rips

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cybersupam December 11, 2008 at 3:51 am

after a long time my comment here again….
I just downloaded Edison Force created by axxo from the net…then I also rented the original version of Edison Force DVD n ripped with this process. But surprisingly axxo’s file n my ripped file were not of much differences…n unlike other axxo’s files I downloaded from net this Edison Force seemed to be of lower quality…anyone knows why?

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SparkyFlary December 17, 2008 at 12:05 am

I think this is what aXXo uses but i found a better way to make 700 MB copies of DVDs. I you use FairUse and set it to PS3 and set the size to 700 MB then youll get better quality results than that of aXXo. It’s because H264/AVC is better than XVID which aXXo encodes to.

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Mr. Briggs December 18, 2008 at 5:50 am

Ain’t it illegal to spread these things around? Including methods…

[runs to MPAA to tell on this guy]

[stops halfway and turns back]

On second thought, it’s good that these things are around. XD

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Someone December 20, 2008 at 1:35 am

Mr. Briggs, your a dork, go get a life and take you worthless postings with you.

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Eric December 26, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Before i saw this post i made up my own process to rip a dvd and they never came out in the right language.

I just tried your process and this time the movie came out with 5 seconds of one language, 5 seconds of another (same 5 secs as previous just different language), and 5 seconds of another. And it repeated like this for the whole movie.

Idk why it would do this. Any suggestions?

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p3rf3ctg3ntl3m4n December 27, 2008 at 12:33 pm

great tutor

thanks

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Rasu December 27, 2008 at 11:47 pm

its really great bro..

this is really great guide for all dvdrip lovers…. thanks a lot…

small quest, do we need DVD Decrypter or just copy video_ts folder from dvd ???

keep doing supports like this bro, u inspired many to guide like u…

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Viisva December 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

hey i tried converting use those software with same specified settings. its frame width starts with 320. it should be with 720 when we open the window.

im not getting good quality picture. i think we need to find better dvdrip software.

100% sure, AXXO is not using this software.

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AVI LOVER December 30, 2008 at 9:10 am

Hey, guys…
just download Mediainfo, after installing right click on the axxo file if u have, n select Mediainfo. Now see wat it shows.
Surprising it shows tat the avi file was encoded with Virtualdub, n divx codec was used. In the same way Autogk files also shows as encoded by Virtualdub.
Question is wat axxo really uses?

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se7en January 1, 2009 at 7:05 am

Believe me and I mean that seriously

*** There is NO WAY for anyone of us to get even close to aXXo’s or any other superior quality DVD rip group’s quality just by using such a noob tool as Auto Gordian Knot in fact is !!!!!!! (unless you add a little mysterious spice to it) ;) ))

This is the avi information of one of the aXXo’s movie called Passengers. Instead of bothering with the Auto Gordian Knot try its much more advanced brother *** the Gordian Knot Rip Pack v.0.35.0 *** which is btw higly customizable + *** Gordian Knot Codec Pack v.1.9 *** Find and Install these two LEARN THEM and you’ll be much much closer to your goal. But trust me – never mind what you’ll do your rips and his or other PROs’ rips won’t still be looking the same. Sorry for saying it but… trust me I know what I’m talking about ;) . U know it’s not just about you download some smart soft that will do everything for you. It’s about years of experience and the perfect knowledge of avisynth as a frameserver and of course of all of its plugins and virtualdub’s filters as well and much much more that these guys have. On the top of all of that – there are for example free VDM filters and of course even much more perfect and powerful – the commercial ones. And these groups are not just a bunch of dumb people which aren’t able to edit them or write down their own ones. And … bare in mind that even a hardware could be involved.

File Name ……….: Passengers[2008]DvDrip-aXXo.avi
Total Size (Bytes) .: 736,049,152 Bytes
Total Size (KB) ….: 718,798 KB
Total Size (MB) ….: 701.95 MB
Total Streams ……: 2 Stream(s)
File Size Correct ..: Yes

Video Size (Bytes) .: 650,776,984 Bytes
Video Size (KB) ….: 635,524 KB
Video Size (MB) ….: 620.63 MB
Video Length …….: 01:28:49
Video Codec Code …: DX50/XVID
Video Codec Name …: DivX 5.0 codec
Video Bitrate ……: 976 KB/s
Resolution ………: 692 x 280
Aspect Ratio …….: 2.47:1
Total Frames …….: 133229 Frames
Framerate ……….: 25 FPS
Color Depth ……..: 12 Bits
Quality Factor …..: 0.201 B/px
Packed Bitstream …: No

Audio Size (Bytes) .: 85,264,000 Bytes
Audio Size (KB) ….: 83,266 KB
Audio Size (MB) ….: 81.31 MB
Audio Length …….: 01:28:49
Audio Codec Code …: 85 (0×0055)
Audio Codec Name …: MPEG-1 Layer 3 (MP3)
Audio Bitrate ……: 128 KB/s (CBR)
Channels ………..: 2 Ch
Sampling Rate ……: 48000 Hz

Every aXXo movie was encoded with the Xvid codec v.1.0.3
(that is the info about his movies says it which absolutely does not mean it’s true) which is included in the Gordian Knot Codec Pack v.1.9 and until a few months ago he was using exactly the same VirtualDubMod’s build that the Gordian Knot Pack includes.
Forget about AGK.

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Hamza January 2, 2009 at 6:14 am

Hey thanks a lot!
Process takes quite long but in the end its all worth it.
The quality is brilliant!

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Sam January 3, 2009 at 10:20 am

Wait a minute, if you’re the one doing the ripping, then why bother making it itsy bitsy in file size? The only real reason for these small file sizes is bandwidth preservation since, after all, storage is cheap. Me? I just rip to vobs most of the time and then buy more storage when its needed. I don’t keep backups of all the digital data, so I’m bound to eventually lose some movies and/or TV shows, but I really don’t care.

For those who want to try another alternative (for Mac too!) that has a great 264 encoder, check out HandBrake. It’s command line for Ubuntu and works like a champ.

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Jacob January 4, 2009 at 5:51 am

Umm i hate to sound like a douche but theres an app called “Handbrake” this is available on all OS’s and all u need to do is click one button and 2 hours later u have the movie on ur hard disk soo yeah. u all kinda need to rethink this.

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viisva January 4, 2009 at 5:44 pm

hey guys, i tried with single vob file which has 1gb, it got converted with perfect quality n sound by using this AutoGK ,

but when i try to make as like that guys screen, i get bad quality bcos width is very small.

so i dont understand what exact prob is with. What i feel is, since we are getting perfect quality for single vob file, then why we cant get perfect quality as per screen…

Experts pl try something and help us… im searching in other few sites too, if i found any solution, sure i’ll save all dude’s time :)

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Venkat January 4, 2009 at 10:44 pm

thanx a ton…
awesome…

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c0ward January 5, 2009 at 8:10 am

Dang, i got stuck in AGK. After i start the job it does about 20 steps, and then gets stuck on one step that reads: Demuxing and indexing. If anybody knows whats going on please leave a follow up comment

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aXXo FAN #1 January 7, 2009 at 2:18 am

Thankx alot bro,i was looking for a good technique and now i got one.AWESOME!

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Wally January 12, 2009 at 5:21 am

Norton detected a security breach with Auto GK. be careful

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Broseidon January 14, 2009 at 8:39 am

This method works on Apple computers/OS X?

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Zero January 14, 2009 at 9:42 am

Hey thanks a lot! This guide produced a great rip! We shouldn’t always need to really on people/groups like axxo to make rips, they can’t rip everything. This is definitely a good technique if you wish to do it on your own or for dvds that you can’t find elsewhere.

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sealy mattresses January 15, 2009 at 1:32 am

hey thanks i’ve been looking for a while for a prog to back up certain dvd’s in my collection – much nicer having them on the hard drive instead of having to bring cases of dvds with me when i travel

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SCENE RLS January 17, 2009 at 8:29 am

SORRY TO BURST YOUR BUBBLES

aXXo simply unrars and renames topsite scene releases.. there is no
magic to the method.

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K607 January 21, 2009 at 6:19 am

Thank you, I like aXXo DVD rip too.

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Kartik January 23, 2009 at 8:31 am

Dude I am another Kartik learning how to rip. and this is awesome.

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JKJK February 4, 2009 at 2:45 am

megui is much better than autogk.
Autogk is OUTDATED.

Megui has support for x.264 (mkv, mpeg4, unameit) and has exelent auto encoding qualities.

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Lhincy G February 5, 2009 at 7:22 am

Hello,

Your tutorial is good. I am now ripping a dvd which my friend lend me. The movie is “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”. Although the DVD came pirated and not the original DVD, I find the motion picture is clear, so I decided to rip it to give me small amount of files 700mb. I googled the aXXo tools he is using and found your site… Really works.. Thanks…

Lhincy G.

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awwawa February 11, 2009 at 11:13 am

the only thing the top rippers supply over everybody else is their high upload bandwidth

u aint gonna be the next axxo with ur normal 256kbps uploads, gotta cash out on something a bit more flashy

thats the only difference between you and them

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mr wig February 16, 2009 at 4:25 pm

SCENE RLS – im not teccy – explain ‘simply unrars and renames topsite’ pls

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lloydvdw February 24, 2009 at 5:21 pm

Is there a possibility to somehow convert the subtitles to an *.srt file? Or make them appear as you play the movie?

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lloydvdw February 25, 2009 at 11:02 pm

if you select use external subtiles, is that the same as an srt file? For example am I possible to edit them?

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Juan March 8, 2009 at 9:07 am

Hey, just what i was looking for. You are exaclty right about axxo quality. It is impressive, and i always wanted to convert several DVDs this way.

Thank you so much for sharing this.

Nice Blog!

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ILuVaXXo March 12, 2009 at 9:30 am

I tried ripping a DVD using this method and it worked perfectly. Quality is completely aXXo like. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us who are not real tech-heads :)

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Edward Cullen March 17, 2009 at 5:08 am

Here is a better and easier way….get fairuse wizard 2.9 choose the “H.264/Ac3/AVI, very slow” setting. Set your size to 700MB, uncheck “show only preffered resolutions” and select the highest resolution, then you’re good to go. It’s actually way way better than axxo quality, just takes a while to encode 11 hours somtimes. You can also choose the “H.264/Ac3/AVI,slow” setting which goes a bit faster if you need the speed.

But here is the tip that matters most no matter what codec/software you decide to use.

Resolution > compression ratio. Don’t downsize the resolution to get a better compression ratio. Resolution makes all the difference in terms of sharpness and clarity, when you downsize in the computer you lose a lot of sharpness. If you keep the resolution close to the native resolution you’ll get much better results. the higher resolution makes the compression artifacts appear smaller and less noticeable. Compression ratios above 600:1 is where movies start to show noticable artifacts, just stay under that and you’ll be good.

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JPie June 28, 2010 at 3:48 am

im not gonna trust u twlight freak. dont bite meh.

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Checkster8ed July 14, 2010 at 7:25 pm

riiiight. should i be laughing now?

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WereStrike March 20, 2009 at 11:06 pm

Well I ran acrossed one dvd no matter what I do the audio and video won’t line up. I have done hundreds of these and this is the first one I have had problems with using AutoGK any suggestions on fixing it?

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AdEpt March 26, 2009 at 5:23 am

Nice tut. Se7en is correct, aXXo encodes with XVid. He of course also puts more time into his torrents than the 20 minutes it takes to do this. I imagine adding many many filters and using specific programs to make the videos of superior quality. He also doesn’t use surround sound and I suggest you dont either, due to larger size… if a vid is going to be 700mb the focus is on video looking its best and the audio will be just bearable. aXXo consistenly also uses MP3 audio so I know he converts it because many of the movies he’s done only have AC3 tracks. Rem acu tetigesti se7en, this tut sheds some light for those that are new to this but there’s so much more complexity to it when a professional, the professional, does it. We can only try to come close.

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DooN April 16, 2009 at 5:25 am

Isn’t this all a little pointless? I like being able to watch movies on my computer and iPhone as much as the next guy, but does anyone have a good solution for a straight across DVD copy? I have two Dual Layer DVD-R drives, and could easily get a spool of DL-DVD -Rs, so how do I copy the original DVD to the DVD-R? It’s not like doing it this way is any more illegal than ripping to AVI, I would just rather watch it on my home theater system instead of trying to make it look “ok” with a handful of different apps.

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pepsi754 September 9, 2009 at 1:51 pm

If you have Nero as your burning software get DVDshrink as it will utilise nero to burn a copy of the selected dvd in one action. DVDshrink will rip the dvd to your hard drive and then burn the ripped files to a blank dvd-r, If you have two DVD-roms in your computer you can select in the options to rip the move in one drive and then burn onto your blank media in the other drive in one action. This will save you time and unnecessary waiting and swapping of discs

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A April 28, 2009 at 3:19 pm

DivX notz Xvid :-)

XP 64Bit – Custom
Q8200
8GB DDR2

1) Rip DVD to 4GB RAMDISK (DVDShink “BiCubic”)
2) Encode from 4GB to 2GB RAMDISK (4 Pass “DivX”)

Have PHUN!

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Scr6rider May 6, 2009 at 4:53 am

About how long should this process take? Because i have been trying to rip using this method as well as others listed here. I have yet to complete one. It has taken upwards of 20 hours before i aborted the job.

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Anurag Aggarwal May 14, 2009 at 4:47 pm

Boss…. I must thank you for the excellent details and explanation given! It was great to get an excellent quality dvd-rip… Just one thing… why is it that VTS_01_01.vob shows a menu but when ripped, the menu disappears…

If possible, please reply on my email as I dont know whether I’ll be able to keep a track of this site…

Thank you!

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Harry May 22, 2009 at 9:48 pm

Xvid offers higher compression for the same quality of Divx, so all use that now k?

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Da Pratsta May 25, 2009 at 2:31 pm

@Doom
Use DVD Shrink 3.1 and Nero 8. DVD Shrink is freeware and Nero is easily available on the internet. It rips it to your hard drive and if you have Nero, it will burn it straight to a disc. Problem Solved!

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volt34 May 29, 2009 at 3:26 am

well it didnt work or paul blart mall cop. It stopped at 1% on DVD Decrypter Anyone got any ideas

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Litu June 2, 2009 at 5:06 am

This topic is 100% working and useful.

Adjust the “Output resolution setting” to 720 in the “Fixed Options”.
If the movie is less than 2 hours 700MB will be perfect. Otherwise select the output size to 800MB.

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John June 16, 2009 at 1:59 am

hey…have you tried Handbrake and dvd43?

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Mr. Juiendicalic July 7, 2009 at 4:07 am

I got no dvd drive.
Got a 19 gb hard drive.
SUCK ON THAT

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Rich July 29, 2009 at 10:45 pm

Towards the end of the movie, the audio and video tracks don't match up. They are off by 2 or 3 seconds. Any suggestions?

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Michael Myers October 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm

Thanks this has helped me alot.

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piyush2202 October 12, 2009 at 1:37 pm

The only difference between any other guy and aXXo is that aXXo chooses to share what he rips and we don't. Simple isn't it? It is just that aXXo probably has a large movie collection that makes him as famous as he really is!!

I can say with personal experience that any software that has the right codecs can rip a DVD perfectly. It is simply the knowledge of settings that is required. It makes a big difference just fiddling around with some of the settings in those advanced menus that you find.

Just a few pointers for all you guys ripping DVDs out there:
1. Keep the Resolution high. keeping the width to around 690px is just fine.
2. Keep the bitrate reasonable. this makes quite a big difference in the sharpness of your video. it should be above 900kb/sec for good quality and around 768kb/sec should do if you want it just about average.
3. Make sure the audio you use is 128kb/sec MP3 or higher. AC3 is the sweetest way to go but then it means a larger file size. Usually 192kbps is a sweet spot, but then you might even be satisfied with 128kbps. anything lower than that and you're better off watching it on a VHS!
4. Unless you have a slow PC, go for 2-pass encoding. This doesn't really improve the quality drastically but it greatly reduces the chances of dropped frames and out-of-sync audio.
5. If you can adjust the framerate of the output video then make sure it is atleast 23fps. Anything lower and your video gets choppy. When I say atleast 23 it means unless you have no other option, try not to use 23fps. 25fps is usually a sweet spot but some like to go higher.
6. Always use Xvid rather than DivX. Xvid gives better compression rates at the same quality and usually DVD players which support DivX can play most Xvid encoded files.

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Checkster8ed July 14, 2010 at 5:08 pm

HAHAHAHA! omg.. Have u EVER tried this urself?!?!?!?

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Checkster8ed July 14, 2010 at 5:40 pm

OK!!

1. First of all: Keep the Resolution LOW (if u have to) rather than a LOW bit pr pixel rate. In the example above (LOL) 900 is absolutely to LOW bitrate for “690″ pixel width. It also depends about height.Having a bitsPRpixelRATE at about 0.21 – 0.25 will give u better images even if theyre at a low pixelrate. (in ex. 572×304 is 173.888 pixels. Multiplied with 25 (frames pr sec) this gives about 4.3 megapixels a second. Now, devide ur wanted birate (be resonable) in ex 900 kbps (900.000 bits) and divide it by 4.3 million and u'll get 0.207 wich is probably a breakpoint (not SWEETSPOT u moron) for most people. now try with 688×364 and ull get 253.184 times 25 is 6.32 million pixels.

2. Notice how a “relatively” small change in pixels makes the total sum of pixels almost 50 percent larger. This is a problem if you want to keep filesize (or bitrate) small.

3. If youre going to use Lame mp3 go with 128 when 1-cd or 192 when 2-cds or more. ac3 is ok and DOES NOT MEAN LARGER FILESIZE. Choose stereo if u like. AAC is amazing (but not for xvid /divx).

4. Unless youre a COMPLETE moron, never use ANYTHING else than 2 pass (or more) encoding. IT MASSIVELY IMPROVES THE QUALITY OF THE VIDEO because it uses the first pass to find out where to spend a lot of bits and where to save the bits without loosing quality (VARIABLE bitrate). This is IMPOSSIBLE to do in a ONE pass encode, since it would have to use a CONSTANT bitrate to achive the wanted filesize.

5. DONT EVER MESS AROUND WITH FPS. If your material (your SOURCE) is 25 fps : encode 25 fps. If its 29.97 do that. Use dgenc to find out. or SOMETHING. If you ABSOLUTELY HAVE to change the fps, visit google. : doom9 and look in the forums.

6. Use xvid. Dont use “Global Motion Compensation” or “quarter pixels”, as it would be incompatible with most standalone divx players (dvdplayers).

7. Dont listen to loosers who think a little bit of this and a little bit of that. Some people will TELL you. Google's your friend.

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piyush2202 July 14, 2010 at 6:22 pm

Yes I have tried this. I have used more than 5 different DVD ripping software and have compared all the results. The differences are not all that noticeable. Why don't you try using the information I have provided, get the results, and then come back here and argue with me!

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haloinreverse October 16, 2009 at 4:06 pm

Im converting now. its at 93% and it looks like the video is going to be over 900mb even though i selected for 700mb like said. hmmmmmm

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Bob October 22, 2009 at 4:44 pm

Use DVDFab Been using it for years and it is the best. It is one program and it does everything in one process. Rip, Converts and deletes Temp files. No out of sync audio or anything.

I recommend you use the setting that piyush2202 did:
1. Keep the Resolution high. keeping the width to around 690px is just fine.
2. Keep the bitrate reasonable. this makes quite a big difference in the sharpness of your video. it should be above 900kb/sec for good quality and around 768kb/sec should do if you want it just about average.
3. Make sure the audio you use is 128kb/sec MP3 or higher. AC3 is the sweetest way to go but then it means a larger file size. Usually 192kbps is a sweet spot, but then you might even be satisfied with 128kbps. anything lower than that and you're better off watching it on a VHS!
4. Unless you have a slow PC, go for 2-pass encoding. This doesn't really improve the quality drastically but it greatly reduces the chances of dropped frames and out-of-sync audio.
5. If you can adjust the framerate of the output video then make sure it is atleast 23fps. Anything lower and your video gets choppy. When I say atleast 23 it means unless you have no other option, try not to use 23fps. 25fps is usually a sweet spot but some like to go higher.
6. Always use Xvid rather than DivX. Xvid gives better compression rates at the same quality and usually DVD players which support DivX can play most Xvid encoded files.

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Cool Tanveer October 31, 2009 at 1:36 pm

thanks bro

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Cool Tanveer October 31, 2009 at 11:06 pm

thanks bro

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twipley November 11, 2009 at 8:31 pm

thanks for the tutorial. simpler method, even:
http://sites.google.com/site/twipley/

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someonesmarterthanu November 23, 2009 at 5:32 am

Wow…. way to get complex. Just use dvd fab, and burn with nero. Takes half the time and is SUPER easy.

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digitalfreedom November 27, 2009 at 5:51 am

true, but it's not free, and sometimes using a couple programs, and a little extra time provides better results than the one click programs

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twipley December 1, 2009 at 9:06 am

we want to rip to hdd, not to copy on dvd. see the tutorial i have posted below, until proof of the contrary this is the simpler and most efficient way.

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ursodumb December 20, 2009 at 3:37 pm

Wow….leading me by the hand is sooo hard, lol. Just go out to Best Buy and pay for a program, ha ha. Dude, this is for free and for people who like to learn stuff. Dvd fab sucks! You have to buy at least 2 of the products to get it to work and there are 4 in total being sold separately. Furthermore, it says it is for a subscription so you will have to purchase again in a year or 2. It's nice that your mommy buys that for you, but for the rest of us, we want to learn and do it for free.

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twipley December 1, 2009 at 9:03 am

lol, no virus on that. false alarm. test with virustotal.com

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Xelnaga December 13, 2009 at 4:15 pm

Avast detect virus on AutoGK file

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Dans Kurslar�� December 15, 2009 at 4:48 am

Thank you always looked for a topic that

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hades6 December 19, 2009 at 8:25 pm

A well explained tutorial, however the part where you advice to add *.IFO files, that part is not explained correctly, I had to try with two or three IFOs till I was able to figure out that it doesn't matter try each and every one till you get the desired movie length in the next window. May be I didn't understand it correctly. Still an awesome tutorial, “5 STAR” from my side.

Regards
Hades

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PCS December 28, 2009 at 11:15 pm

I tried this with the movie The Island. The original VOB file from after i ran it thru DVD Decrypter was 6.4gb, then i put it thru AutoGK and sized it to 2.4gb. I played both files simultaneously side by side, the original is soooo much clearer and better quality. Not sure what to do? Sacrifice the quality and have smaller files or buy a huge external 2tb hard drive and keep the large files with great dvd quality. Suggestions?

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vystral January 3, 2010 at 8:48 am

just finished my first attempt. VERY nice quality, using only the settings specified here. file size is just over 700mb (which was my target). awesome tutorial

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Simplest method yet January 11, 2010 at 9:40 pm

Here's a much simpler method: buy it. It's what makes it possible for more high quality programming to written, filmed, edited and put out into the world. You'll also get the highest possible quality. You feel good about contributing to the economy rather than sucking it dry by stealing! It's called paying honestly for someone's work. Try it!

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you dont get it January 12, 2010 at 5:18 am

You assume everyone is doing this to pirate movies. It's shocking, but many of us are converting their 100's of BOUGHT DVD's to a format that can be streamed to their TV.

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Ds August 31, 2010 at 9:01 pm

Do you buy your DVD movies? honestly?

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Kyle February 1, 2010 at 6:55 am

yeah good job to you Mr. buy-stuff, because doesn't everyone love just carrying around tons of dvd's, man you are dumb as dirt

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Koger July 1, 2010 at 5:19 pm

you sir are an idiot.. in the digital age why bother even putting the dvd in your drive more than once when u can rip it that one time then ad it to your media center library.. get with the times you ass pirate

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dVd rIppER February 4, 2010 at 5:11 am

Great help….Instead of AutoGK use ??? no I can't tell the newbies. Wicked info and for “Simplest method yet” who wants to buy..when you can store 6 .avi files on a DVD. BTW..Samsung sells a wicked DIVX player that sets these movies up with a nice menu, then you can pick and choose. Lets see..6 movies on a .50 cent DVD…NICE.

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cpn February 6, 2010 at 6:47 pm

what if where it says COPYRIGHT PROTECTION SYSTEM TYPE, it doesn't say NONE at the end, but CSS/CPPM
I have done the settings with the RCE removal and so on, but what about this, does it matter?
this is my third movie, and there has been no problems with the other two, which said NONE, then this third one (sex and the city) has a problem with one of the greater files, and it wants me to skip it, has it any thing to do with this?

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RUiZ April 29, 2010 at 10:04 pm

good process… but……… if i tick some subtitles, i saw they will be forced subs. is there any way to extract the subtitle that i need?

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Charles Grob April 30, 2010 at 12:23 am

Hey Ruiz. I guess you will have to extract subtitles to .sub/.idx using another program (Google for that). Extracting to .srt seems to causes to much trouble (better take the work of someone else for that).

After that, simply open the rip together with a same-named subtitle file. As you figured out, I think AutoGK actually hardcode (force) subs, so we actually might want to leave that subtitle field out.

Hope that helps,
Charles

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Kevin M May 27, 2010 at 1:57 am

I'm sure this will prove useful.

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Matt May 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

I tried exactly what you instructed and my rip ended up about 80 seconds out of sync.

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Matt May 28, 2010 at 9:20 am

how could i fix this?

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Kenny June 4, 2010 at 6:36 am

Works great and thanks.
One ? though… what if you wanna use files already on your pc that you have made from DVD source?

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Hafeez Luqman June 14, 2010 at 12:16 pm

Thank You Very Very Much. I made two DVD rips and both are running fine. Thank You Again.

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Hafeez Luqman June 14, 2010 at 12:18 pm

How can i set my own resolution in that. Because we are selecting “Auto Width” in “advanced settings”. Is it possible to set our own resolution. Please Help.

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Urban_lemur August 6, 2010 at 6:10 pm

You sir. Are incredible.

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Car DVD Players September 11, 2010 at 2:52 am

I made two DVD rips and both are running fine. I'm sure this will prove useful.

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DVD Burning September 28, 2010 at 6:53 am

Is aXXo for free? if not, any trial version on this? I want to try it first to see if it works for me.

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Frank October 11, 2010 at 3:10 pm

aXXo is a person, not a program. He is legendary for his high quality rips. Following these great instructions, you can make your own .avi's whose quality is as good as aXXo's.

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Sdfs November 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm

fook main

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djustusl October 5, 2010 at 7:00 pm

I have 9 different IFO files that are only parts of the movie. Did I do something wrong?

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Ridge October 14, 2010 at 8:14 pm

Thanks a ton mate. Great stuff. I was using xilisoft DVD Ripper Ultimate until now, that is super fast, but I wasn't able to figure out the best Quality : Size ratio.
If I chose DivX, the size was more than 2GB, and if I wanted it to be less than 900mb, I had to choose the iPod H264, which wasn't the best of quality.
Auto GK takes a lot longer and is a more long winded process but I got the size and quality I was looking for, so thanks once again, and Hats off!

Cheers,

Ridge

PS: If you manage to find out any better setting for xilisoft, it can probably make the whole process a lot faster… lemme know if you ever figure it out… mishrar@gmail.com

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PT November 8, 2010 at 2:03 pm

Hello….. Has anyone heard of a guy named 'Riddler A'…..
His DVD rips are wonderful… last day i downloaded a film named Ninja Assassin. Its resolution was about 1200×720.. Amazing clarity… But the most amazing fact is that its size is only about 400 MB..!!!!!!!! Video format is .MKV Can anybody tell me hw it is made…..???

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Tacosmell January 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm

axxo I thought does not rip from original source material but takes higher quality rips from others and re does them at a lower file size and lower quality rip. From what I have seen he just takes larger then 700mb files that where ripped with then intention of keeping quality at 1.2 or 1.5gb then re-encodes them to 700mb so people on bandwidth limits can get more but crappier quality movies on their pc per month. If you want a better quality then axxo and most likely the same source that axxo gets his material from check out scene releases. You can find forums that have them and if you have the disc already you can download the same thing legally as far as I know as long as its not a different version like you have theatrical and want to download the uncut. The scene release follow a rather strict set of rules to insure quality and axxo type people do not.

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Joe February 12, 2011 at 2:43 am

what if you have more than 1 .IFO file? I have 2 separate ones (not including the VIDEO_TS.IFO)

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anon April 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

then you have a problem

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Razr February 26, 2011 at 10:28 am

aXXo is a Spanish Girl.

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aXXo is a Spanish Girl.

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mbt uk March 2, 2011 at 7:20 am

The scene release follow a rather strict set of rules to insure quality and axxo type people do not.

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Anonymous March 2, 2011 at 7:46 am

I’ll gear this review to 2 types of people: current Zune owners who are considering an upgrade, and people trying to decide between a Zune and an iPod. (There are other players worth considering out there, like the Sony Walkman X, but I hope this gives you enough info to make an informed decision of the Zune vs players other than the iPod line as well.)

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Deejay Slezz April 3, 2011 at 5:56 pm

my dvd was 1:29:44 and the total output for the file is 704mb! Wow! Bt it takes too long to convert. Btw thank you a lot for this info.

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Bob April 24, 2011 at 12:03 am

seriously, i tried these methods to the letter and altho it does a pretty good job the free version of fairuse does alot better alot easier

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karthik April 27, 2011 at 2:34 am

thanks bro!! nice informations… awesome… guide in Megui i want that… pls… post that tutorial i want… also sreenshots… i want pls, explain me…

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yea good tutorial June 9, 2011 at 1:20 pm

thank you!! this is PERFECT, i made ripped a dvd into 700mb file!! yeaaaaaa

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great tutorial June 9, 2011 at 1:21 pm

also, it took only 90 minutes, to be exact 91 lol! hehe

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Hoolie July 5, 2011 at 8:59 am

Thanks for posting this great guide, been wondering how I could do this for ages…
I just finished ripping a bought DVD of The Good The Bad And The Ugly.
To get all 2 hours and 51 minutes of it into a 699 MB avi is just amazing – Thanks again :)

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jasman March 25, 2012 at 6:27 pm

aXXo used other people’s releases and then re-encoded them to fit on a CD
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nothing special about that.
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bboggin July 24, 2012 at 6:32 am

when i rip with decrypter it gives me a ifo for every vob file and then it does not want to convert the whole dvd

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