You want to RIP DVD movies to just 500-800 MB and store them in computer? Well, it’s way too easy. You wont need any external hardware or any special computer for that, all you need is just a simple converter software. I am using MediaCoder HQ which is free and powerful as far as I know.
Today, We will learn how to convert a DVD or CD movie to a single compressed file while keeping its quality good enough.
First you download Media Coder from here http://www.mediacoderhq.com/download.htm
Choose the right edition for your computer, If yours is 64bit Version then download 64bit one or if it is 32bit one choose 32bit one to download. The selection of right version really matters.
After completion of download install it as usually you do with any other applications, It must be easy.
Now Open the Media Coder and under the File Menu choose Add file, add all the files related to the movie in serially(I meant from beginning to end if the unordered file adding is done then the movie will really amaze you :D)
Here I have added two files of two CD in right order select the both files holding “ctrl” key, and then right click on them and select “Group” or press key “G” holding “ctrl” key.
Now select the “Video” tab and apply these setting.
Video Bit rate =>768 kbps. ( you can try lower bit rates if you believe you can get good quality with it, remember the lower the bit rate is the smaller the size if video and the more detail is lost.)
Format => H.264 (That is the format I use because it gives very good quality and is best in competition with others, You may try others but you wont get the same good quality at such lower bit rate.)
On the right side of it set these,
Profile => “auto”
Level => “5.1“( The Higher the better quality you get and this is the highest at present I guess)
Preset => “Slow” (The slower it is the better quality is output)
B-Frames => “4” (3-5 recommended , the higher is the better)
Ref-Frames => “5” ( 3-6 recommended, higher is better)
Remember the more better quality settings you apply the more time it will take to convert video.
Now Move to “Audio” tab, and choose the settings as below.
Format => LC-AAC ( This format because audio sounds better even in small size or less bit rate to say.)
Rate Mode => Target Bitrate( This will keep bit rate under certain limit)
Bitrate / Quality => 76 kbps ( Believe me, The audio will still be sounding as good as it was even with such low bit rate)Now Move to “Container ” Tab
Container => MKV or AVI or MP4.
Now to The “Picture” tab.
Color Space => “Original“
On the Right
Auto Level => “Full Range”
Denoiser => “HQ 3D”
Deblocking => Check both “Horizontal” and “vertical”.
Now we are done with editing conversion setting, click Start now to start conversion process, it may take few hours,it depends upon the file size, file resolution and length.
The output quality must be as good as the one before but with smaller size. Good Luck.