Ripping DVDs (video) to computer

So I bought a bunch of Portland Wrestling* Dvds from a guy.

He had burned them from original broadcast tapes and they are a bit out of order. I want to upload the video and edit some of it so I can present story lines in chronological order. And then burn em back to disk.

How should I go about it?

*Portland Wrestling was the flagship show for the Northwest wrestling territory run by the Owens family for decades. Until Vince murdered territories.

My favorite is Handbrake. It’s Mac only, though. I operate a PC + Mac house, and it’s the one I go to.

Edit: Oh, they have Linux and Windows apps now, so there you go:

Excellent. I will give that go.

Thank you sir.

I’ve never been able to get Handbrake to work right. Anyway, your other options are DVDShrink and DVD Decrypter, and then something like Gordian Knot (or Auto Gordian Knot) if you want to compress them. DVDShrink and DVD Decrypter are no longer hosted on their official sites, but you can find them on sites like Softpedia, I think.

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i started using handbrake on my pc today and i like it as much as i do for the mac so far, but it’s a bit slower

the combo of dvddecrypter and autogk was working well for enough for converting my movies but it’s horrible for trying to convert my TV shows.

WinX DVD Ripper is free starting September 15 and until September 30.

Haven’t used it myself yet, but it looks and sounds pretty solid.

Ripping the disc is the easy part. Editing it is the part that will suck up your time and resources. Try not to compress your clips if/when possible. Uncompressed video takes a lot of hard drive space but in your situation(less than ideal source material) I think minimizing the loss of video quality should get a high priority.