Guide: How to copy DVDs onto hard drive in AVI/DivX format?
To get best conversion result for playback on your computer, we highly recommend you convert your DVD to DivX .
DivX is a popular format for viewing DVD movies on PCs due to its high compression rate. The DVD copied and compressed by DivX is of high quality and takes up less room on hard drive.
In this guide we will give you step-by-step and precise instructions on how to convert your DVD to DivX.
Obtain and install Airy DVD Converter.
Start the program and load your DVD.
Select the root directory of your DVD disk or the folder "VIDEO_TS".
Now your DVD is ready to begin. Notice that the first title has the longest time in duration. This is probably going to be the one you want to convert.
RIGHT-CLICK any title and Uncheck all the titles.
Step 4 (optional):
Select the entry with LONGEST time (under Duration) and RIGHT-CLICK to change the output name.
If your source DVD is NTSC (USA), set the output frame rate as 29.97/23.976 and the resolution as 720/480 on the Output tab.
If your source DVD is PAL (Europe and the rest of the world), set the output frame rate as 25 and the resolution as 720/576.
Select the DivX codec from the drop list of "AVI Video Codec".
If you cannot find the DivX codec from the list, obtain it by installing K-Lite codec package.
Double-check the title, the output type, the subtitle, set the output directory, and press the Start button.
Sit back and watch your movie convert before your very eyes!
Note that divx version six now has a status activity feedback window. Airy DVD Converter has an option to shutdown your PC when done for those long, overnight jobs.