>> DVD Backup
MPEG-4 (DivX / XviD/ NeroDigital / x264)
Playable on an increasing number of standalone players and game consoles (look for DivX/XviD/MPEG4 logos). Good quality starting at 1 CD.
VCD / SVCD
Playable on many standalone players. VHS quality for VCD (2 CDs), LD quality for SVCD( 2-3 CDs)
DVD / miniDVD
Playable on most standalone DVD players (not miniDVD!). Content of backup often determines the complexity of the process involved. Good quality starting at 1 DVD±R.
>> Separate ripping steps
Audio format conversions.
How to copy the files on a DVD to your harddisk.
Forced and selectable subtitles.
>> Convert, Edit & Capture
DivX->(S)VCD/DVD±R, SVCD->DivX etc.
Cutting and joining AVIs, etc.
TV-Capture & DV cameras
Capturing digital and analogue TV and converting your DV camera videos
>> Other stuff
DVD Basics, Newbie Guide, Aspect ratios and DVD structure explained, etc.
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