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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 303
Registered: ‎08-27-2008

Media converter!

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Can I use the SMC converter for converting DVD's to my Fuze? I never put movies on the unit yet..I don't think I'll be using the Fuze for that but just want to see how it handles it..  How much room would a 2 hour movie take up? I use the Fuze for music 100% so far and it's great for that.. I have the 8 GB unit. windows XP..MP 11.. if that helps! thanks! George 
Message Edited by George-W on 09-28-2008 06:37 AM
*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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SanDisk User
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-14-2008

Re: Media converter!

I just loaded two movies onto my fuze.  I think they took about 500 mb's.  I had to use a seperate software to rip my DVD onto my computer.  Once on my computer the SMC converted it to work on my fuze.  It was time consuming but it was worth it.  Now my daughter can watch her movies on the airplane without sucking my laptop dry.
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SanDisk User
Posts: 45
Registered: ‎06-17-2008

Re: Media converter!

What software did you use to rip the dvd? Effect matrix doesn't work well for me. The picture is grainy and of course the audio is like watching an old Bruce Lee flick.
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SanDisk User
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎07-12-2008

Re: Media converter!

 The Aimersoft  DVD ripper works  wonderfully.

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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 303
Registered: ‎08-27-2008

Re: Media converter!

 

 

Thank you all!  George

*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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SanDisk User
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎09-14-2008

Re: Media converter!

I used this software...http://www.effectmatrix.com/free-DVD-copy/index.htm  It's pretty user friendly, gives you enough options to make it nice but keeps it simple enough to get it right the first time.
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SanDisk Fanatic
Posts: 303
Registered: ‎08-27-2008

Re: Media converter!

shlurpee,

 

 

Free!!  That's the right price for me!!  I'll give it a try! Thanks! I also have Nero 7. I know that has a lot in it but not sure if that will also rip DVD's I'll look around in that also..  George

*His* 8GB Silver Fuze v01.02.31A also 8GB MicroSDHC card installed *Hers* 4GB red Fuze with 16GB micro SDHC card! Firmware v01.02.31A still installed. Acquired another 8GB Fuze also with firmware v01.02.31A now..
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SanDisk Professor
Posts: 646
Registered: ‎08-06-2008

Re: Media converter!

I ended up getting anydvdconverter (name of product and website) software.  It was about $45, but sooo worth it.  I tried the free one and couldn't get it to work.  Since this did, I'm using it now.  I love that the Sansa has the memory card because then I can load several on cards and not have to convert them again, but that's not too bad after I've used the anydvdconverter software.   Since I don't have many (or money) I'm not going to worry about it right now.
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SanDisk User
Posts: 65
Registered: ‎09-26-2008

Re: Media converter!

to fellow movie converts,

 

What settings (res, bit-rate) do you use for the mp4 file once you've ripped the DVD (to AVI first?). And if you used Aimesoft or AnyDVDConverter do you still need SMC to either convert the ripped DVD, or to just transfer the mp4 file? Can you just drag and drop the mp4 file into the Video folder for Windows Explorer?

 

Thanks.

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SanDisk User
Posts: 71
Registered: ‎07-12-2008

Re: Media converter!

Yep,you still need to use the SMC.