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Giveaway of the day — Extra DVD to FLV Ripper

Quickly rips protected dvd to FLV formats.
$29.77 EXPIRED
User rating: 1238 (55%) 993 (45%) 88 comments

Extra DVD to FLV Ripper was available as a giveaway on August 26, 2008!

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Extra DVD to FLV Ripper is flexible and easy to use DVD ripper software that can rapidly convert DVD movies to YouTube’s FLV without any loss of quality.

Extra DVD to FLV Ripper allows you to monitor the video while ripping from the DVD at super fast speed. The quality of the output will amaze you! Now you can enjoy movies anywhere, anytime!

System Requirements:

Windows 98/ME/2000/NT/XP/Vista

Publisher:

Extra Software, Inc

Homepage:

http://www.dvdcopyrip.com/extra-dvd-to-flv-ripper.html

File Size:

4.29 MB

Price:

$29.77

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#88

Thanks so many people to use Extra software,we also can give a product for a gift to you who leave a message here. You can visit our website :www.dvdcopyrip.com ,you can choose a product which you like.You can contact by: support@dvdcopyrip.com

Reply   |   Comment by support  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#87

A 2-hour movie takes 1 hour to encode to FLV? This is what is called 'SUPER FAST'? Excellent video quality conversion? You must be kidding. Maybe good enough for YouTube, otherwise, not so excellent. Pass on this one, GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by MennJiJo  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#86

1. To # 73 request. To view FLV on PPC you need TCPMP and FLV codec to it.

2. Serious. If some previous products of this company actually were distributed with non-declared adware - GAOTD please clarify #61, it is easy to check distributives.
Just ethic problem for those who got that as a gift. Delete and avoid all products from such developer.
Imagine the people payed and bought adware/spyware. That is a story.

Reply   |   Comment by Sergey  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#85

I think StealthKnight on comment #70 nailed it.

Today's offering is just a more recent version of the FLV option for a previous GAOTD called "Extra DVD Ripper Express". That is, Ripper Express can rip and convert to 'any' format, including FLV. FLV Ripper can only rip and convert to the FLV format.

I compared Ripper Express with FLV selected as output with FLV Ripper and the two appear identical in every respect. There are no extra options, no new buttons, nothing. Not only the default values for the options are the same, but they both have the same bug, the string for the Output File option 'leaks' if it is longer than the box where it goes.

I really believe they are the same, but I could be, and probably am, wrong. The thing is, I am not sure if Ripper Express and FLV Ripper are going play nice with each other.

My gut tells me that they are not. Besides, as StealthKnight said, having both programs installed on the same computer is a waste of resources. Then again as was said is a previous comment we are not being offered the latest version of the software anyway.

IMHO, don't install FLV Ripper if you already have Ripper Express installed. Otherwise, leave it alone.

But then, that's just me,

AxCut

Reply   |   Comment by AxCut  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#84

I'm going to pass only because I already have software that will do this. I have not given a thumbs down or up for exactly that reason - didn't try it because I don't need it, so I can't rate it.

However I would like to address a couple of other points:

1. Not everyone has been aware of this site since the computer was invented. Instead of complaining about 'another ripper' or 'another screen saver' consider that lots of people weren't around when those products wre offered before. Anything you get here that is useful is a bonus, so cut GAOTD some slack if they re-offer simlar products. Just finding these giveaways has to be tough enough.

2. Of course these comments are moderated. If they weren't every second post would be an ad for knock-off watches or male enhancement products. Have some patience - your post will show up eventually :)

Reply   |   Comment by LonniH  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#83

The resulting .flv file was awfully grainy... so much so, in fact, that I uninstalled the program and deleted the resulting .flv file.

QUESTION: Are all .flv files so grainy? Is this an expected, natural result when ripping to .flv files?

Reply   |   Comment by LittleMac  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#82

FWIW this is another ffmpeg-based video converter, & it’s meant to encode FLV video for the Adobe Flash browser plugin. The FLV format is a container for a couple of types of mp4-based video files, & it’s perhaps the easiest type of video to add to a web site... Otherwise FLV video is nothing special, and for off-line use (archiving, viewing etc), probably best ignored in favor of plain DivX, Xvid (what the program uses for it’s H263 encoding), or better yet H264.

Extra DVD to FLV Ripper is also not a ripper really, but software that records the video playing on your PC’s monitor... In that respect, since the picture’s based on exactly what you see, the video that *will be* encoded can be called roughly the same quality as the original. Encoding of course is another matter, and the FLV file the program writes will not contain all the data, won’t include the complete picture you see on-screen - that’s just the nature of lossy video encoding.

Extra DVD to FLV Ripper can make some use of your graphics card’s GPU if it has mpg2 playback, hardware acceleration. On a current PC, video from a recorded DVD stored on a hard drive, play back (for recording) looks like about 2x speed. It doesn’t use any of the installed Power DVD 7 files, so performance shouldn’t be dependant on what other software you’ve installed. Extra DVD to FLV Ripper like several other converters for some reason comes with an old version of Xvid - if you don’t have the latest version already, you’ll probably want to update Xvid.

For actually ripping a DVD [accessing & using the original files stored on the disc], check out videohelp.com for guides, software, & forums.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#81

This program does what it does well.

When it works it's slow (I'm guessing 1/8 speed of real time), and when it doesn't it crashes.

Appears to be very consistent, a commendation is in order.

(Win XP SP2 with all hotfixes).

Reply   |   Comment by Damian  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#80

As Amprich, =commenter #16, mentioned why bother with something like this when there's much better around that is always free

e.g. FormatFactory
http://www.formatoz.com/

The makers of that program don't tell you silly little lies about being able to convert from one format to another without any loss of quality.
There product does work on any windows OS and it is available in 29 different languages.

All in all 'FormatFactory' looks a whole deal more promising then Extra Soft Inc. with there fake awards and over the top description of themselves.
http://www.dvdcopyrip.com/aboutus.html

I appreciate the idea behind Giveaway but unfortunately they can only be as good as the companies that partake. As long as enough people keep being grateful for mediocre or even bad software, remember the converter that couldn't even calculate binary without having a result past the decimal point, chances are that it won't attract the better quality of software.

Reply   |   Comment by Belgian dude  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#79

This one doesn't work for me. It can't seem to find the DVD. It won't allow me to enter an output file name. Its idea of a help function is to load your browser and take you to a marketing page that wants you to buy, buy, buy 'cause it can ONLY do FLV.

Re: the almost unrelated discussion about YouTube... I you are not offered "watch in high quality" then append &fmt=6 to the end of the URL. If it's available, you'll get it. Also try &fmt=18 and get both High Quality AND Stereo when available.

Samples:
standard quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY6N2vEA6pI
high quality http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY6N2vEA6pI&fmt=6
high quality and stereo http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JY6N2vEA6pI&fmt=18

PKLaf

Reply   |   Comment by PKLaf  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#78

#71 (Demon) Try this one...
http://www.pazera-software.com/products/flv-to-avi-converter/

#68 (Spiritwolf) If you use Firefox, this might be useful for downloding flash...
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/1993?id=1993&application=firefox

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#77

Quickly rips protected dvd to FLV formats.
convert DVD movies to YouTube’s FLV without any loss of quality.

GAOTD, Putting those two sentences together in the same promotion makes this a promotion of illegal activity, so It's not too smart to promote them together, you might want use caution over the liability issue of it. Making backups for your own use OR.. uploading legally authorized material to YouTube are good legal uses for this software. If it wasn't for the spyware and bad blood from this company I would recommend it, but I give it a thumbs down mainly for that. Thanks for all the other many great offers you find for us GOATD. Keep them coming good or bad getting to try them for free helps us weed out the junk from the quality, Thanks again.

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#76

Dear GOTD:
I use the comments to judge if a download is worth my time or not but when I come to the download page within minutes of a download being offered and see someone already bitching about the negative comments or voting, I get a little bothered. I really don't care to read inside EVERY SINGLE DOWNLOAD how these dweebs think the voting is somehow unfair. ;)

Seriously though, how many video converters do we need?

Reply   |   Comment by Chad  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#75

Note to #68, who said: "One example of FLV on the web that is unrelated to any of the popular FLV sites is here:
http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2007/video/breed/index.html

I would LOVE to be able to download these videos and convert them to AVI. I keep hoping one of these days, GAOTD will offer a converter that isn’t limited to only the popular FLV site video downloads/conversions."

Download the FLVs in Firefox using the "download helper" plugin, then use any one of a number of converters to convert from flv to avi. :) I just used download helper to download the Akita.flv file from that site and it worked fine. Don't have any of my converter programs here, but assuming that one of them would convert the Akita flv file over to avi.

Now back to the comments about the NEW program, joined already in progress. ;)

Reply   |   Comment by sherwood01  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#74

Ok I downloaded it but I am not getting very good video after its done.I am also losing sound for some reason? I have tried it a couple of times and the same thing keeps happing.I dont know might be a waste of my time on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#73

#27 what flv player for ppc are ypu using?

Reply   |   Comment by xaveryptak  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#72

I use the free online facility at http://media-convert.com/convert/
It does so much more than just DVD to FLV.

Nice product but sadly there ae better conversion tools out there for free (obviously after todays GAOTD ends)

Reply   |   Comment by FG  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

What I need is a Flashvideo to AVI converter and not DVD to Flashvideo converter. Maybe a good DVD Ripper would be useful, but I need AVI files, not Flashvideo.
I would use a DVD to Divx converter but not FLV.
Sorry, I'll pass today.

Reply   |   Comment by Demon  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#70

Is this the same as extra DVD converter that was available a few weeks ago minus every other option?

If so then it would be pointless for those who downloaded it the last time to download this. For those who didn't, it's up to them if they want it but I and probably others would recommend a converter that can do multiple things rather then one thing, so you can save space on your hard drive.

Reply   |   Comment by StealthKnight  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#69

I notice that what the company offers here at GAOTD is the v5.6. On their website, they actually are offering the v5.7. So this is not the most updated version. Still, it looks like a very good user-friendly software. The interface is very intuitive and easy to follow. I think I will like this software a lot.

Reply   |   Comment by roadrunner  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#68

Downloaded and installed fine, registered fine. I noticed while exploring the program, that it did have an option for customized FLV settings.
Does this mean that the program could be used for other FLV types, not only YouTube?

I found the Wiki on Flash Video to have a lot of interesting information, including information about the different formats.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Video

If this program isn't limited to YouTube, I could see a lot of use for it in making such things as historical footage, etc, available on the web.

One example of FLV on the web that is unrelated to any of the popular FLV sites is here:
http://www.westminsterkennelclub.org/2007/video/breed/index.html

I would LOVE to be able to download these videos and convert them to AVI. I keep hoping one of these days, GAOTD will offer a converter that isn't limited to only the popular FLV site video downloads/conversions.

Today's Giveaway could be used to rip footage from DVDs of subject matter such as that at the above link for Westminster judging, to make historical clips available on the web.

As for adware/spyware etc claims, may I make a suggestion that before anybody starts saying something has adware/spyware etc in it, that they do a virustotal scan and post the results?
http://www.virustotal.com/

Once the results of a scan is posted, there's no need for anyone to do and post more virustotal scans for that day's giveaway.

When false alerts are always possible with any single scan, scanning via virustotal presents results of scans done by a numnber of different major antivirus etc. engines. Virustotal scanning gives much more accurate results, (I find often that when a-squared has found something that my NOD32 didn't find, it usually scans clean on all of the virustotal engines too, except for Panda. Panda seems as prone to false alerts as a-squared does!)

Reply   |   Comment by Spiritwolf  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#67

#31 (steadnric) Along with other suggestions that have been made - especially allthumb's helpful guide - you may like to check out a thing called DVD Knife (freeware) at

http://www.vcsoftwares.com/dk.html

Personally, I have no use for this piece of software. Others I have meet my needs. No - I did not not give it a thumbs down. I understand people's concerns about the rating system... & it's obviously misinterpreted. Many suggestions have been made about this & I hope the GAOTD team can revise it to make it clear to all.

#23 (ken kelly) It's always amusing when people shoot off their mouths and shoot themselves in the foot in the process. I'm sure you have "enough upstairs" to understand that definitely has no a in in it & that inappropriate is one word - not two. Secondly, you can't be serious about comments being censored. You won't have to read too far back to find highly inappropriate remarks that have been posted without vetting.

Thanks GAOTD, but I'll pass on this one.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#66

this one is sweet, converts into several formats and has good quality output, thanks alot for this one GOTD team :)

Reply   |   Comment by Hova  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#65

Thanks, but no thanks. I don't really have use for this, and since the spyware fiasco, don't really trust the company.

YouTube, Google Vids, and other sites usually convert it to FLV for you. The only use is really if you put the video up on your own site, and if you don't feel like ripping to another format with free tools and converting.

I use SmartRipper (no longer updated), and then avi.NET (a program, not a website) to convert DVD's to AVI. (Both free programs) Also, you can convert videos online to and from FLV, such as on Zamzar or Media-Convert.com.

But seriously, converting always causes loss of quality. You can lose quality, but never gain quality. So, really, the description of the program is lying. It will lose quality.

Some of you probably think I'm working in the computer business? Hardly! I'm a high school student!

Reply   |   Comment by A.M.  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#64

this is useful, .flv files are smaller and take less time to upload due to smaller size, also many hosts have limits on the file size so format does matter.
you can upload .flv files to www.youtube.com www.brightcove.com www.photobucket.com www.wegame.com www.gamevee.com

Reply   |   Comment by thomasalan  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#63

Thought I'd give it a try, there was one kids DVD movie I'd not been able to back up with other software on my system.
This did it, took less than the running time of the movie to convert, 1h51m stored in less than 1/2 GB (482MB).
However, at the maximum bitrate and resolution (1024Ks/704x576) allowed by DVDtoFLV, the blockiness of the FLV format is still very evident, definitley not lossless.

Reply   |   Comment by Norman  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

A suggestion to the GAOTD staff - perhaps the thumbs up/thumbs down could be separated into two areas - one to reflect "Is this software useful to me?", another for "Does this software install and work correctly, or are there problems with either the software or the company?". As it is, if someone sees an offer for something they can potentially use, but there are a lot of thumbs down from people who just have no use for that particular software, it makes it look like the software is bad. On the other hand, the thumbs up/thumbs down on types of software can be a guide to GAOTD and developers as to what kinds of software to offer. Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by John Darrow  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#61

No, no and no way!!! I will never install anything by this company or Plato ever again!
These apps are junk & in no way deliver anything near what they promise! The last 2 by this one was infected with adware. The last by Plato was a super piece of spyware!
Now I could care less what anybody thinks about my comment. 10,000 no votes would be fine by me. But these greedy publishers of junk can go away for good for all I care!
Anybody ever thought of this: Why not one or two good apps that deliver instead of a dozen garbage ones?
Thumbs down on this one and all by this publisher & Plato!

Reply   |   Comment by who said that  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#60

Is there anything 'special' about this product?
Tho' giving the impression of being capable of 'much , much' more it does just what it says.

Quality?

Debatable,
therefore difficult to compare with the other converters.

No thumb yet

Reply   |   Comment by Kurios  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#59

Anyone watching video off youtube and expecting quality sure has no idea what quality is. The same for all these highly compacted stream videos. They have their place but if you want decent video it is not with any of these quick and easy
Quality after converting is not possible.
Quality after converting is not possible.
Do you get it.

Reply   |   Comment by ken kelly  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#58

What is up with everyone rambling on about YouTube? FLV is a highly compressed format for watching your own backed-up files in decent quality without having to take up so much disc space -- the only relation to YouTube is that it's the format they use. But so does Break, FunOrDie, MetaCafe, etc -- why such specific focus on YouTube rants? Get FLV player and watch the ones you create yourself.

I'm running it on Vista Home, and it seems to be working just fine. There sure are a lot of thumbs-down without bothering to explain why.

Reply   |   Comment by ablestmage  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#57

No, No, No, No.... sorry, bad quality.... hummmmm

Reply   |   Comment by gabrielg  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#56

I think that this site is super cool...and I love that this site takes the time to put downloads on here that normally we would pay for, and are free. What a concept. I read all of the comments everyday, and it seems that most of the comments are of a negative nature, so I thought I would add something positive. This site does not HAVE to do what it does...nor can it produce software every single day that every single user can use. The people that run this site, put out there what they feel would be useful to the masses, and I think they do a great job finding some pretty cool software for us.
More positive feedback is deserved and would be nice to see from time time. In a world where you cannot get anything for free...this is refreshing.
Keep up the good work guys! Most of us appreciate you and what you do!

Reply   |   Comment by kathy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#55

Often on the office PC I am unable to install softwares & find myself looking for online solutions.
And I found this wonderful tool which has just done away with the redundancy of rippers/converters to a huge extent.
Its one motherload - with image/docu/video/music converter...just abt everything!!!
http://zamzar.com/
As a free user though ur file size is limited to 100mb.

Nothing to beat free softwares, but when un cant even begin to install softwares in a controlled environment: such sites help hugely.

Reply   |   Comment by Sheetal  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#54

disappointing ; (
tried three times to record timed areas of a dvd, but video doesn't record properly. just a blur of lines. all three times.
it does have good options such as converting to some popular devices, and different formats, ripping in part or in whole, however, didn't do well for me in regards to video. to do formats other than flv (which didn't rip properly), you have to go to the site and purchase. waste of time in my opinion ; (

Reply   |   Comment by ronnie  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#53

My computer was connecting to pop.emeryville.ca.mail.comcast.net every minute or so for the records. Why was this happening?

Reply   |   Comment by KSBJ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#52

This is a nice little FLV ripper - thank you GAOTD and the Extra developers for offering it AND for the discount coupon codes posted in comment #19 by Extra Software. (I wish developers would add comments for EVERY title offered on GAOTD!)

I'd like to add a bit to today's discussions - first, as others pointed out, comments are NOT posted right away, despite what you see on your screen; they are delay-posted so as to filter out unwanted comments. That's why you see many ratings and few comments early on.

Second, this title will ONLY rip to FLV format, all other options are disabled - but there are a number of quality choices for the FLV format in it, and as other also pointed out, YouTube isn't the only place FLV's are used; there's even a link to the free VLC Media Player on the Extra DVDtoFLV page.

It installed and registered w/o problem on my XP Pro machine, and it's ripping a movie in the background as I write. CPU usage with a few browser tabs, some other windows, and this program ripping all at the same time has been running 5% to 7% with spikes to 13/15% - very low for a ripper. It's not fast, but I'm only 33 minutes in to a 1:44 movie so I'll see how long it takes total. I do have faster rippers.

The Extra DVDtoFLV page also has links to howto info, but most of that is geared toward their Ripper Express software, which is disappointing but doesn't diminish the usefulness of DVDtoFLV, and the steps are basically the same. They do offer a screenshot, which isn't much help at all. The hardware/OS requirements are low enough that even my trusty old Win98 laptop can rip a movie, which is where this becomes useful; I can save a lot of juice watching a ripped movie on the HD rather than spin a DVD in the drive. Plus (again, as other have already pointed out) - it isn't useful ONLY for copyrighted movies; there are many good quality movie sources that can be ripped legally.

All in all, this one's a keeper for anyone having use for movies ripped to the FLV format - for everyone else, it's probably too limited to be useful, and an FLV upload to YouTube will probably trash the quality anyway. For me, that's a qualified thumbs down but an "E" for effort.

Reply   |   Comment by JL  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#51

It works but was painfully slow going for me. After 10 minutes, it had ripped about 20 seconds. I gave up waiting.
The thing I noticed is that my computer would connect to some site in Canada every minute or so.
Is this program sending to rip to someone without my knowing... or worse?

GOM Player also plays .flv files. The small section I did rip played back very well.

It would help to speed up the rip process, not have my computer sending stuff to Canada without approval and design the file to convert things like AVI, mpg, etc. to flv.

Reply   |   Comment by KSBJ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#50

Dear GAOTD team,

While I appreciate these great products, I do sincerely rely upon the comments and ratings to decide whether to download a giveaway. However, coming to the page minutes after a giveway begins to see 80 thumbs down with no comments is disconcerting to say the least.

I guess for this one, I’ll download but not install until I read something concrete. :P It certainly sounds like a neat program!

...what you must understand is that 99% of the people here ( maybe including me) are children, or at least of childish mentality. They are as well undeducated (unable to write a complete sentence without fracturing it in 12 places) and otherwise imbecilic. They are home from school or at loose ends for whatever reason, and just feel like vomiting into the machine. So don't take any of it seriously, for amusement only.

Reply   |   Comment by dog  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#49

Installed and reg'd okay on Vista Home Premium. However, when I clicked on the Maximize button (top right hand corner) a box showed up and said this product is licensed to Giveawayoftheday and activate/register online - but just before, I typed in the required info, and it reg'd successfully - strange.

#6 - just make sure you install it and activate it b4 the day ends - it's only good for today (I s'pose it's how the activation is set up.)

#45 - downloaded the FLV player and played an FLV video - worked good right from the get-go - ty for posting the link.

Reply   |   Comment by Elizabeth  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#48

Hmm...I have to uninstall it. There is no way to control the video once you open the DVD. Unless you stop the main video, how can you start the conversion. I thought may be it's converting once you load the dvd, but no output files seen.

Thanks GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by winsphere  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#47

@ 31 steandric, you can use DVD Shrink to rip DVDs to your hard drive. It allows you to select the portion you want to rip. It is free and I've used it for years.
On the page I linked to above, you will find a link to guides that will help you get started with DVD Shrink. For your specific request, try the following (with your DVD in your computer):
- Click Open Disc
- Select the drive containing your DVD and click OK
- Wait a minute for the application's analysis of your DVD
- Since you don't want the Full Disc, click Re-author
- On the right side, in the DVD Browser list, the video with the largest file size is probably the main movie that you want. Drag it to the left side, under DVD Structure, and drop it into the open area
- Just above the DVD Structure list, you will see a blue icon with an arrow pointing left and another arrow pointing right. With the video clip you just dragged still highlighted click the icon to open the Set Start/End Frames dialog box.
- Use the sliders and buttons to select your in and out points and click OK
- Click the Backup! button, and you have some options for how you want the video to be saved on your hard drive. I suggest that you save the video as an ISO Image File. Click OK.
You can use your burning application to burn .iso images to DVD or you can enjoy the .iso images directly from your hard drive by using virtual DVD drives. I've used Daemon Tools 3.47 for this purpose for many years. To get Daemon Tools, you'll have to search for a download link since my source, afterdawn.com, no longer offers it due to changes in their country's laws.
Once you've created your ISO image of just the segment(s) you want and set up your virtual DVD drive, you can use a tool like today's DVD to FLV Ripper or one of the other DVD rippers GotD has provided to rip from your virtual DVD just as if it were a physical DVD.

Reply   |   Comment by allthumbz  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

People, how about you finally quit moaning about the thumbs down stuff in every damned giveaway. If you can't stand it, then I'd suggest AdBlock Element Hiding addon to hide it altogether in FF.

Thumbs down -> I don't have any use for this, it sucks, end of story. I give this thumbs down as well since I consider converting any video to the stupid flash format to be an idiotic idea, to put it mildly. Why on earth would anyone want to convert their DVDs to a sucky proprietary format I fail to see. Ktnxbye.

Reply   |   Comment by Doktor Notor  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#45

Okay so I would like to comment before I download the program. This is off of what I read so far. What I have gathered is that this program takes DVDs and rips them into FLV format. YouTube uses this format but YouTube is not the only way. FLV Media Players exist and you can download one from this link.

http://www.download.com/FLV-Player/3000-2139_4-10467081.html?tag=mncol;pop&cdlPid=10814415

Not sure if this is exactly the way its done but thats my idea of how it works. I will rip a dvd and try to play when I get off work this evening.

Reply   |   Comment by Tommy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#44

wow, they took off my mcaffee red flag site warning from this morning when starting to dnload the file.....this place only shows what it wants to show..

Reply   |   Comment by jb  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#43

Looking over Extra Software, "Extra" is a very good name for them, as they seem to be in a little competion to see how many similar and not quite overlapping converter/rippers they can produce.

With a 50% affiliate scheme, if they were not drumming up business here, affiliate spammers would be dragging their name through the mud - I know, I'm a mod at a small forum, and the affiliate spam is always related to companies with such over-generous schemes. None for them yet, but such schemes always attract scum, so it's just a matter of time.

Anyway, the software:
They have a massive SIXTEEN DVD rippers, for single or multiple formats, all with incredible / without loss of, quality.

Plus a couple of "plain" video converters, a DVD copier and a DVD builder.

Reply   |   Comment by The Leecher  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#42

Hey Giveaway guys, I sent in a comment when there weren't any comments showing. We're up to 40 now, so am I to presume my comment got the blue pencil heave-ho?

Anyway, what I wanted to add was that in terms of copyright, the reality is that nothing is illegal until a court says it is. If you, say, rip a DVD to YouTube and nobody sues then you're safe. The cops won't come bashing down your door. But if you are sued and you get heavily clobbered then, obviously, it was a daft thing to do in the first place.

In other words, you have a choice. As Mr Eastwood once put it, "...you've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky? Well, do ya, punk?" (Incidentally, that "Dirty Harry" scene has been on UTube since October, 2006 and - so far - nobody has sued).

Reply   |   Comment by Celt42  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#41

errrs, sry, but i really think the converters are all around GOTD, and it is really getting boring, well, i really hope that sth nice and cool would come out that could really please all of us.
In addition, software builders, pls really come in and help GOTD... ..
else, ppl will lose faith on GOTD!~

but anyway, thankx GOTD for all software anyway XD

Reply   |   Comment by kent  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

For you complainers: It isn't just for U-Boobs, you can get a free FLV player as well for PC and play them. If Ps3 adds FLV support, and PSP, and so on, you simply have another converter. There are decent quality FLV files already out there, so it won't hurt to TRY some FREE software, cry-babies...

Reply   |   Comment by Powerslave  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#39

Thumb down for the lie: "Extra DVD to FLV Ripper is flexible and easy to use DVD ripper software that can rapidly convert DVD movies to YouTube’s FLV without any loss of quality." A conversion to a lossy format implies always a loss of quality, especially when the target format is as poor as FLV!
How could we trust a company that presents their software in such a way?

Reply   |   Comment by r0lZ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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