A dvd::rip Tip

After my previous post on dvd::rip, I continued to experiment with batch processing that would allow me to have titles from multiple DVD's in the queue at the same time. Fortunately, the method didn't take long to discover and before long I was up and running more efficiently than I ever had been before. Here's how I did it.

This process assumes that you already have a cluster set up.

Setting up the First DVD

Step 1 - As before, the first step is to create a new project. You can find the option under the File menu.

Step 2 - Click over to the RIP Title tab and select "Read DVD table of contents".

Step 3 - Select the title or titles you want to copy and click the RIP Title button. Progress will appear in the bar at the bottom of the window.

Step 4 - After the rip completes pick the Transcode tab and choose the desired codec options.

Step 5 - Click Add to cluster.

If you ripped multiple titles from the same DVD, you can add each of them to the cluster individually by choosing the correct number from the Selected DVD Title section at the top of the Transcode tab.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each title you ripped.

Step 6 - Highlight each of the titles you added and click Start.

Adding More DVD's

Step 1 - Go to the File menu to save the old project and open a new one.

Step 2 - Repeat steps 2-6 from the first DVD.


I find this process to be very most useful around the holidays when I always seem to pick up a lot of new DVD's or whenever I get the new season of a TV series. It's a great time saver to get all of the episodes queued up and just let it run for a day. Enjoy.