I am trying to rip my DVD collection and I have been going through several software applications that I have read about on here and through research but, I am having a lot of problems with quality, sound, and file size.
I have tried DVDFab 8 and just upgraded to 9 and paid for the all in one suite. Pros, rips to MKV, small file size. Cons, it takes ungodly amount of time. Anywhere between 3,4,5 hours if not at all.
Next I tried MakeMKV as I want all my files to be MKV as they are smlaller formats. Pros, rips very fast, in under 30 mins, simple to use. Cons. file sizes are very large. I.E. just ripped The Hangover 3 and it was 4.5 GB compared to what DVDFab sizes of 1.5 GB at the most. Also the audio wasn't in Dolby Digital, picture was horrible, it was all pixilated and very choppy.
Next I tried DVDShrink, I didn't let it finish as it wasn't saving in MKV but appeared to be very fast too.
I am not sure if I am just not using the right settings or there is something I am overlooking. Mainly I am just trying to keep the HD quality if possible or at least the best I can. If Dolby Digital is available then being able to keep the audio as DD. The lastly, keep the file size as small as possible. I understand these files will be large but, if one is creating 1.5 GB MKV files and the other is 4.5 GB then I know it is possible to get them fairly small.
My equipment, the computer is a Dell Precision T3400 working stations running Win 7 Pro 64-bit with 32 GB of memory processor is a Intel Xeon 2.4 GHz with 3 solid state 1 TB drives. TV is a Samsung SmartTV 8000 series, AVR is Denon X2000 and my media player is a Dune HD Smart D1. The movies are being stored on a NAS device that I am ripping to. I hope that is enough info. Does any one have any suggestions or advice?