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Extract content from a DVD


Even though DVD has been replaced by Blu-ray as the latest and greatest in consumer video formats, if you are like most people you probably have lots of DVDs you won't be replacing with Blu-ray discs any time soon. You will still need be able to access whatever is on them for the forseeable future.



This guide is intended to give you all the information you need to extract any of the video, audio, or subpictures (subtitles) from your DVDs. If you want to copy your DVDs to a HTPC, convert them to another format, such as H.264, author them on Blu-ray discs, or just back up movies to a recordable DVD, this guide will help you with getting whatever you need off of your discs.



After reading this guide you may want to continue on to our guides for Encoding video from DVDs to Blu-ray compliant H.264 and Authoring Blu-ray discs with EasyBD Lite



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One of the decisions you will need to make when extracting content from a DVD is what file format, or container, you want it in. This guide includes instructions for two different containers; DVD VOB files and Matroska (MKV). Before continuing on to the instructions, you may want to familiarize yourself with the basics of containers, which you can learn about in the videos below.






Written by: Rich "vurbal" Fiscus
Last updated: 1 September 2011