I am trying to rip a DVD and convert the film to .flv but I’m struggling to find out exactly how to do it.
To make things a bit quicker, I am ripping what part(s) I want to an .iso using k9copy (wizard) so it will be easier and quicker than swapping DVD’s when converting to .flv.
NOTE:I am doing this for personal use, NOT to fileshare.
Easier to have a huge catalogue on PC than swap DVD every time
It begs the question, why would you choose flv as a format to rip DVDs?
Would you not be better off with mp4? The latter supports menus just like in DVDs while FLV doesn’t.
See this comparison between the two formats.
Should you choose mp4, there would be few more choices in ripping software.
I just want to rip to .flv as I think it's the smallest filesize
You do realise that the flv is just a container, the quality (and file size) is determined by the codec used to encode the video inside the container?
Given that both flv and mp4 is housing the video encoded with the same codec, I have read somewhere that flv is 1.22% bigger in file size due to container diferences.
Mark did explain back in 2011 that the file extension is just the ‘wrapper’.
It’s all a bit above my head, what with all the different ‘wrappers’ and it’s the audio/video codecs that ‘make’ the video.
I’m currently giving Handbrake a go but it doesn’t rip to mp4, only m4v and mkv.
Given that you say mp4 is a similar ‘wrapper’, what programs can I use to rip to mp4?