converting a DVD image to AVI?

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I've been given the task of editing a video for a band. The only problem I have is that its already burnt to a DVD so that it plays in standard DVD players.
They don't have the original AVI file it was recorded in on the camera (annoyingly)

So my question is how can I convert it back to AVI? if at all possible?

It doesnt matter if theres some loss of quality as it looks like it was filmed on a potato :p
 
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Copy the vob files from your disc to your hard drive then use any one of a number of programs (free included) to convert the vob to avi.

I haven't done it for a while but programs I've used are "Super", "Pocket DivX encoder", "Handrake".

Google is your friend here.
 
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I'd assume there's no copy protection on it.

Copy the VIDEO_TS contents to C:\VIDEO\

Open it in Virtualdub and save it as uncompressed AVI, you'll lose no quality. The video will already be lower quality as it's been compressed to DVD resolution
 
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Thanks for the replies folks :) tried googling but it kept turning up dead ends or £25 software

No copy protection, a friend filmed a band and I have been tasked with tinkering with it. Im annoyed they don't have the original file- just something thats filmed with a potato and converted to dvd:(

time to roll a turd in glitter......


Thanks again all :)
 
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Try "Free DVD Ripper Ultimate" its a freeware software.

http://www.rapidenumerique.fr : http://www.rapidesaisie.fr
http://www.saisiededonnees-idf.fr : http://www.saisie-de-donnees-idf.fr
 
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Freemake Video Converter - good at what it says it does, but with the minimum of features that some might find useful, such as audio normalisation and auto crop.
 
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