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I have a collection of DVD's and bluray DVD's that I would like to rip to my computer in order to play on XBMC.

How should I rip these dics?

I am using the software AnyDVD by slysoft to rip my dvds. Should I rip straight to hard disk which creates a bunch of files in video ts folders or rip as an image so it is a .iso file?

Any input would be great.

Thank you

Update...I ripped 2 straight to hard disk so they are in video ts folders but xbmc doesnt play the whole movie and they are a ton of files in the folders now.
Quote:How should I rip these dics?
Anyway you want (disks)

If you don't need to save space store them as MKV's (no encoding just a container around the files from the disk)

If you want to conserve space then encode them a little, and put them in an appropriate container for the encode you've done.

The rest is googling, it's all out there!

e.g. this took >1 sec
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=73807
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=92522
http://forum.xbmc.org/showthread.php?tid=22657
will probably help you on your way.
pseudo7 Wrote:Anyway you want (disks)
BTW its Discs not Disks. One refers CD/DVD media and the other to HDs respectively.

As he said though it just depends on how much space you have and how many discs you need to fit into that space. Either way it will be easiest if you output it to a single file.
Kelbiz2 Wrote:I have a collection of DVD's and bluray DVD's that I would like to rip to my computer in order to play on XBMC.

How should I rip these dics?

I am using the software AnyDVD by slysoft to rip my dvds. Should I rip straight to hard disk which creates a bunch of files in video ts folders or rip as an image so it is a .iso file?

Any input would be great.

Thank you

Update...I ripped 2 straight to hard disk so they are in video ts folders but xbmc doesnt play the whole movie and they are a ton of files in the folders now.

Your update is exactly why I settled on .ISO for my ripping. That, and the ability to easily burn a movie back to disc without needing to do anything special. Video TS folder would have done the same thing, but I personally didn't like the mass amounts of files that were left on my hard drive using that method.

.ISO ripping for me! For XBMC, there is no downside (other than space) to leaving them as .ISO. For other solutions (MC7+Media Browser for example), you have to mount the .ISO generally, and that can impose difficulties sometimes (I have none, but others have reported it).

EDIT: Here is another example of why .ISO would be better than Video TS. Multi-Disc Movies.

And you were also correct in your OP....it is DISC for optical, and DISK for hard drive...