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I'm always getting requests at work to copy various training DVD's, which is a huge waste of time as they often need up to 20 copies of a disc.


I want to start putting these training dvd's on our website instead. But I need to use a format that doesn't require the user to install any software, and it needs to run on low-end machines without chugging.


I'm looking for a quick, easy solution on my end. Preferably just one or two pieces of software to get the job done. I'm comfortable with DVD Decrypter but getting it from VIDEO_TS file structure into a web-playable video is the part that I need help with.


Any suggestions appreciated!
 

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Use dvd fab to convert to an AVI or WMV
http://www.dvdfab.com/


I am also assuming these disks are not copywritten by another party. I am not normally strict about that, but posting copywritten material to a corporate website could get you into a lot of trouble
 

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Thanks, but DVDFab will create files that use special codecs (not natively supported in windows). The user would have to install the Divx player or what have you.


I guess my only option is something that converts to WMV? Know of any good DVD-to-WMV software?


Good point on the copyrights, by the way. I'll check into that; should be ok for our purposes as these vids will be accessible only through our password-protected webpage.
 

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Originally Posted by Vinod /forum/post/14254616


I guess my only option is something that converts to WMV? Know of any good DVD-to-WMV software?

You can download Windows Media Encoder 9 free from Microsoft, and use Microsoft's utility or encode with a third party vfw-compatible utility such as VirtualDub (also free).


Another possibility is to encode to flash video; most people have that installed on their browser.


A third possibility to encode to Xvid, it's a good MPEG-4 ASP codec, doesn't require much CPU power to decode, and although your viewers will have to install the codec, it's a lightning fast install and the video can then be played back through their media player of choice.
 

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Ever considered Flash? Sure, quality isn't the best but it's almost always guaranteed to be installed. If not, installation is easy enough. Even some WM codecs aren't automatically included on a bare Windows install.
 
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