So recently I bought a new external hard drive, 640gig for 60 quid, not too shabby... My old external started ticking and I have all my movies on there in pure DVD goodness. I'd heard a lot about making DVDs into .avi's and how good they can be. I had, however, seen how bad they could be. As I filled my old hard drive up pretty quickly, I decided that by making the movies into .avi's I'd also be saving space and ultimately money. So I started investigating.
I saw AcidRip, a seemingly good way to get my DVD's to .avi's in an efficient manner. It does the job reasonably well, actually I'm doing it a disservice, it manages very well. Unfortunately I was faced with this:
Now I'm no DanRabbit but this seems a little...complex. I do understand that there are a lot of settings to be configured but this is essentially using a command line program. So why not automate it? My first thought is that for most people the information presented is both confusing and unnecessary. When looking at it I think, "What is the chase and how do I cut to it?" - Chris Griffin.
Yesterday, I came up with this:
|EZ DVD Ripper|
This is where I'm at for now, I'll keep you posted on further information. I'm still thinking of any other useful information that should be given to the user. I should have something reasonably functional by the start of next week I reckon. That's not to say that weekend frolicking won't get in the way...