Now let’s roll up our sleeves and get going. First, start AnyDVD HD and go to your system tray and click on the fox icon. Select “Rip Video DVD to Hard Disk." You can expect this process to take three hours or so. When AnyDVD HD has finished, go to the C:\Movie_Name\BDMV\STREAMS directory and find the largest file with .m2ts extension. Double-click on it. If it works perfectly, then open up RipBot264 (if not, skip to the next paragraph and then come back). When you open up RipBot 264 for the first time it will complain that you don’t have FFDShow installed. If you followed my advice and installed the codecs, search for the RipBot264 file, open it with notepad, and find the entry “CheckRequiredSoftware." Change the value from 1 to 0. Save the file and open RipBot 264. In the program, click “Add" and select the largest file with the .m2ts extension under “Video" in the top left. Then make the necessary selections that suits your taste (such as saving the movie for iPhone or iPod or MP4 or MKV) and select where the output file will be saved. Then click on the options and select the output size of your video. Be sure to make a preview here, otherwise you will have to go through the long process of transcoding again because the output file will not match your device. When you are done, click “OK" and then “Start" to begin the process. It will be a wise option to start the process before you sleep and leave your computer running because the transcoding process will really take long (again, depending on your hardware configuration this will take at least another three hours). When the program has finished without errors, it means you have completed the ripping process. And, no, you cannot watch your movie when you are ripping or transcoding it; you will at least double the ripping or transcoding time, your video will seem choppy and sometimes stalled, yet demanding these tasks simultaneously will make your Windows system more prone to crashes. And if it crashes, you will have to go back to the process and start all over.
If RipBot264 complained as told in the previous paragraph, then there are two possible reasons:
- You do not have enough space on your hard disk, or
- RipBot264 has some problems with the Blu-ray disc that you have
Correcting the first one is easy; either free up some space or select a drive with a bigger capacity. To solve the second one, open the TSMuxer program and select the largest file with the .m2ts extension as you did previously. TSMuxer will display all the languages present in the file. Choose the language, select the output folder and click the “Start muxing" button. When TSMuxer finishes, you will have a file with a .ts extension. Open up the RipBot 264 and select this .ts file as the input file.