With my recent HTPC project now working really well, I want to rip my collection of DVDs to my media server for more convenient playback in Windows 7 Media Center (and all the additional benefits associated with Media Browser, particularly the meta data on ratings, synopsis, etc). Ripping DVDs, whilst straightforward is rather tedious. I found an excellent method of automating the process was to modify my autoplay settings with AutoPlay Repair, and point the autoplay to a program called DVD Rip which automates the ripping of DVDs with the well known DVD Shrink.
Now I just put the DVD in the drive and chose “Rip with DVD Shrink” in the autoplay options. I could choose this as the default operation to make the entire procedure 0‑click, but I may not want to rip every DVD I put into the PC!
Update: I’m now experimenting with a commandline tool that works with AnyDVD as it appears to be simpler.
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