DVD Ripping

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Media Center can copy the files from the VIDEO_TS directory of an unencrypted DVD disc so they can be played from a hard disk. You can rip DVD discs using Action Window > Rip Disc inside the program. If you have more than one optical drive, you can rip multiple discs at the same time.

Once you press "Rip":

  • MC will give the the opportunity to change the Title as the one automatically read from DVD may not be that user friendly.
  • MC will commence copying the DVD Folder Structure from the DVD to your HDD. This may take up to 40 minutes per disc (as most discs are approximately 8GB in size).
  • The Get Movie & TV Info dialog will appear and allow you to search using the Title on line databases for Movie Info and Cover-art. If it doesn't find the "correct" movie, just modify this title in the search box. Once you have selected the best option press "Use This Data" and the MC Database will be populated.

By default, DVDs will be imported with a [Media Sub Type] of Movie. If you have a disc consisting of TV Episodes or music videos you will want to change this so that it appears in the correct view in MC. You may also want to use the Particles to be able to see, play, and tag each Episode or Music Track as a separate entry in the data base.